Honestly I don’t know enough about ccTLDs so I’m glad to see that my good friend Morgan Linton of MorganLinton.com has launched a new blog, ccTLDinvestors.com. The online magazine was created to specifically discuss ccTLDs. In addition, Morgan recently released a ccTLD only newsletter, which is a great idea. If you haven’t already signed up for you should. I am very excited to see what he has in store for us!
Here is Morgan’s full press release:
IN SEARCH OF THE NEXT .COM: CCTLDINVESTORS.COM FOCUSES ON TAKING DOMAIN NAME INVESTMENTS GLOBAL
Online Magazine Targets Global Domain Name Market
LOS ANGELES, California – March 11, 2010 – Linton Investments LLC announced ccTLDInvestors.com today – an online magazine dedicated entirely to investing in ccTLDs. Country Code Top Level Domains (commonly called ccTLDs) are the extensions dedicated to a specific country online such as .co.uk (England), .ca (Canada), .in (India) and .me (Montenegro).“The market is there, we’ve already seen some huge sales this year, the problem is that there are very few resources for ccTLD Investors,” says Morgan Linton, the creator of the magazine.
The Domain Name Investing market has grown dramatically over the last few years, and with sales like Toys.com for 5.1 million dollars and Candy.com for 3.0 million dollars it is clear the market is hot. In 2009 ccTLD sales doubled making it the quickest growing segment in the Domain Investing space! With sales like Credit.fr for $851,875 and Free-SMS.de for $162,150 already this year, the ccTLD market has the potential to appreciate just like the .com, .net, and .org markets have over the last fifteen years – but at an even faster pace!
While there are ccTLD sales every week, .com continues to take the limelight in the Domain Investing world. “For some markets there is almost nowhere investors can look to find-out more information about a particular Country’s TLD,” says Linton who is passionate about giving equal focus to oftentimes overlooked countries and regions. “The idea is simple – more people around the world are using the Internet every day – in the United States .com is the focus – in Canada owning a brand means owning the corresponding .ca domain, in Germany it means owning the corresponding .de domain. ccTLDs give investors the chance to buy-into a market before it takes off!”
Markets like England’s .co.uk and Germany’s .de have already seen strong attention from investors and enjoyed excellent sale prices over the last few years. Other markets like .in and .mx are just starting to see some larger sales but have mostly stayed below the five-figure range.
Linton has put-together a team of industry experts for his magazine that will allow it to provide detailed insight into markets very few people have experience with. “Just think, at this very moment India already has more Internet users than the United States. In India, .com is not as strong as .co.in or .in but the market for buying and selling these domains has just started…just like .com did in the nineties!
ccTLDInvestors.com will be published weekly to start and gives readers the opportunity to interact directly with the writers through an online comment system making the magazine more accessible. Linton will continue to add more writers throughout the year to reach even more markets. “The idea is to make ccTLDInvestors.com the online source for information about ccTLDs – this is day one!”
Linton Investments LLC was founded in 2007 as a Domain Name Investment company. Over the last two years the company has grown their portfolio to encompass over twenty TLDs spanning the Americas, Europe, and Asia. With a strong focus on development, Linton Investments turns their domain names into search engine-optimized web properties that generate a consistent monthly income.
The company’s founder, Morgan Linton is also the author of the book – Domain Flipping: How To Profit From The Domain Name Boom as well as Producer of Domainvestors Television. Morgan runs a popular blog – MorganLinton.com where he discusses domain investing, monetization, SEO, and of course ccTLDs.
If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an appointment with Morgan Linton, please call 1-800-274-6440 or email Morgan@LintonInvestments.com.