Still thriving 37 years after its birth,why is the .com domain name becoming more and more valuable?

Investment 16 Sep 2023 04:07:32 PM By:DN domain name editor
Abstract:

Since the birth of the world's first .com domain in 1985, it has been 37 years of development. In a total of over 1,000 domain extensions and 364.6 million registered domain names, .com domains occupy 158.6 million, consistently maintaining

Since the birth of the world's first .com domain in 1985, it has been 37 years of development. In a total of over 1,000 domain extensions and 364.6 million registered domain names, .com domains occupy 158.6 million, consistently maintaining their dominant position as the most widely used domain globally.

Almost every international company holds and utilizes .com domains, putting significant effort into promoting their .com domain names. Over decades, .com domains have become the most valuable domain names, and today, we'll delve into the world of .com domains!

Still thriving 37 years after its birth,why is the .com domain name becoming more and more valuable?

A Universal Necessity, A Global Favorite

Due to its international appeal, global relevance, and broad application, .com domains are the first choice for most businesses. Statistics show that out of the Fortune Global 500 companies, 494 of them use .com domains.

A good domain name holds immense commercial value. Premium .com domains offer unparalleled advantages for businesses in terms of brand image, brand value, traffic generation, and customer acquisition. They are also a company's most critical digital asset. Consequently, .com domains always have a high demand, and the potential market is vast.

Reaching Global Markets without Leaving Home

In the past, we were limited by resources and geographical constraints. However, the digital space offers limitless expansion possibilities and high adaptability.

As digital assets, domain names are not bound by resource or space limitations. They can connect with terminals and users worldwide via the internet. This provides advantages like rapid and convenient transactions, high returns, and low maintenance costs.

A Massive User Base, High Promotion Efficiency

With its inherent advantages—large user base, high commercial value, and substantial investment potential—.com domains have secured their mainstream status. This has also significantly reduced promotion costs.

Furthermore, the higher the usage and scope of .com domains, the greater the promotional impact on brands. This, in turn, enhances domain name recognition and stability. These factors are why .com domains are so popular and valuable.

Frequent High-Value Transactions, Immense Investment Potential

Throughout history, .com domains have consistently seen the highest frequency of high-value transactions, with premium .com domains being particularly sought after. Examples include JD.com's $30 million purchase of JD.com, Weibo's $8 million acquisition of Weibo.com, and the $30 million sale of Voice.com to an NFT platform.

Compared to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, domains are more stable and offer a direct gateway for brand value monetization in the digital asset era. Additionally, with Verisign's move to increase the wholesale price of .com domains, the value of .com domains is expected to rise further. High-quality .com domains will undoubtedly become even more attractive for investment.

Due to the scarcity and uniqueness of domain names, their value increases every year, and with the growing number of internet enterprises, the demand for premium .com domains is rising.

Therefore, if we randomly register or purchase non-mainstream domain names, they are not likely to hold high value from an investment perspective. Only owning high-value domains can yield higher returns.

Clearly, after 37 years of evolution from "quantitative change" to "qualitative change," .com domains are poised to lead the next "value revolution" on the internet. In the next 37 years, .com will empower more businesses and users to innovate and progress in the world of the internet.

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Still thriving 37 years after its birth,why is the .com domain name becoming more and more valuable?