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Domain Name Market in 2007: Will the Growth Continue?


By Derek Iwasiuk
February 12, 2007

The domain name industry experienced unprecedented growth in 2006. Leading domain industry news source Domain Name Wire ( is conducting a study of the domain name market and where it's headed in 2007.

This is the second annual domain name industry survey from Domain Name Wire. Last year's survey included over 500 responses from people in 80 countries. As an incentive to participate, 50 respondents in this year's survey will receive a free domain name registration.

The study will gather viewpoints from domain name investors and service providers on topics including:

•Will domain name sale prices increase in 2007?
•What is the biggest threat to the growth of the domain name industry?
•How satisfied are domain name owners with ICANN?
•Which domain registrar is best?
•What are the most important considerations when choosing a registrar?
•Where is the pay-per-click advertising marketing heading?

Domain name sales continue to grab headlines. Last year's largest publicly announced sales included for $7.5M, for $3.0M, and for $1.5M.

"There's a lot of excitement in the industry right now," said Domain Name Wire editor Andrew Allemann. "A number of people are just now entering the market - backed by hundreds of millions in capital - and believe there's still opportunity to make money. This survey will help us understand the market pulse and where we'll be at the end of 2007."

The results of Domain Name Wire's 2007 Domain Name Survey will be released to the public at the conclusion of the survey. Domain name owners and services providers are encouraged to participate by visiting Results from last year's survey are already available at this web address. is a leading news source for the domain name industry. It reports on domain sales, service providers, domain registrars, trademark decisions, and other industry news. Visit for more information.



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