Euros vs. Dollars in Domain Names
If I sold a domain name in June 2001 for $1,000,000, it would have only been worth roughly €1,173,000 Euros. If I sold the same name for $1,000,000 in November of 2002, it would have been worth roughly the same amount in Euros. Today, if I sold a domain name for $1,000,000, it would only yield €637,800 Euros. The name would have to have sold for close to twice the price to equal the same value.
While the value of domain names has risen over the same time period, the appreciation of the domain’s value may lose out to the depreciation of the dollar. When considering whether to accept an offer, it’s important to keep in mind.
Clearly, with the lower valuation of the dollar, domain names are becoming cheaper to buy for European investors, although I haven’t noticed an uptick in European investments. I am not an economist and can’t speculate why, but the declining value of the dollar may make you think twice about turning down a large offer and using those funds in a non-US dollar-driven investment vehicle.
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