The second half of 2013 witnessed a strong overall upward trend in Internet domain name prices. The recent IDNX update for prices of domains sold in November is 7.7% above October’s values (which has been a weak month, though). The month-to-month fluctuations are interesting, still a more long term perspective might be more relevant: Overall, domain prices in the last 4 months have increased by a solid 13%.
The gains in domains prices are arguably not as pronounced as increases in value of related assets like IT shares (not to mention Bitcoin here). Still, domain investors exhibit optimism and confidence in the value of “virtual real estate”.