Enter the New Year

by Sales.mx on January 24, 2014

As we roll into a new year, the aftermarket saw 2014’s first publicly reported .mx domain sale last week, courtesy of DNJournal. That domain was Enterprises.mx which changed hands for $1,999 USD.

There was a bit of a surge late in the year as we saw the reported sale of Cupon.mx for $12,240 (via Sedo) which took the number two spot on the all time sales leaderboard.

Sales.mx also helped broker the sale of Porn.mx in coordination with HuntingMoon at the annual adult industry domain auction which they hosted in September/October.  That sale made it into the top 10.

Overall sales for 2013 did not show much movement up or down in terms of volume of reported sales. There were 16 sales that made our leaderboard, breaching the $1,000 USD mark. There were 13 such sales the previous year (2012).

The needle is still moving very slow for Mexico’s ccTLD. We have not tracked sales of the countries other second-level ccTLD .com.mx, but from the weekly sales reports have observed the same general trend.

Mexico is still one of the world’s largest emerging economies, with positive growth potential and a current GDP of $1.2 trillion.  A recent news article out of Asia for example states that,

Some say the so-called “MINT” nations, comprising Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey, are the world’s new powerhouses. (source)

As you read this there are also some supposedly big reforms taking place in Mexico’s telecommunications sector which could have an impact on the countries internet growth.  I hope to research and write more on this in the near future, but if you wish to know more take a peak at this recent article for a brief synopsis.

Still, such changes, if and when they do occur, could take plenty of time before their effects trickle down to impact the .mx domain aftermarket.  Another looming factor is the coming addition of hundreds to several thousand new gTLDs over the next few years.   While there is plenty of speculation, no one knows for sure how this will play out and impact other established TLDs worldwide over the near and long term, much less in Mexico.

With a new year comes optimism, but we are realists too.  While I still believe Mexico’s economy has a favorable outlook, domain investing is an illiquid and risk driven practice and returns are not necessarily coupled to a countries economic activity, nor are they guaranteed.  Still, we are excited to see what direction 2014 takes.

As always, we will keep you up to date on the latest reported sales throughout the coming year.  Don’t forget to visit our marketplace where we have listed close to 1000 of the best .mx domain names available for purchase.

Happy Belated New Year, and best of sales for all your domains.

Sincerely,

Michael Curving, Founder
Sales.mx – the place to buy and sell .mx domains

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Week One In The Bag

by Sales.mx on February 3, 2013

It has been over a week now since Sales.mx relaunched our new website and marketplace. So far feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Folks are happy to see a new venue available that caters to the .mx domain aftermarket, and although the community of .mx domain investors are still much smaller than more well-established ccTLDs such as .de (Germany) or .co.uk (United Kingdom), the investors I am speaking with are optimistic about the future of .mx.

In case you have not done so yet, you may want to have a fresh look through our top sales leaderboard.  We did not actively log new entries for most of 2012, and you’ll find a number of new sales listed there that you may not have had a chance to see yet.  In fact, 2013 saw its first reported 4-figure sale this past week.  That sale was MailChimp.mx for 1,800 USD and currently occupies the #28 position.

In an upcoming blog post we will be analyzing aftermarket activity and sales trends over the past three years, and hope to be able to paint you with a better picture of where the .mx market is today and where it’s moving.  The overall domain market has lulled some over the same period, from its former highs predating the 2008/09 meltdown of U.S. and global financial markets, but we may be seeing some signs of a turnaround in 2013.  It is part of our goal that the presence of the Sales.mx marketplace and efforts we will be making in the coming year to expand our outreach will help uplift the volume of .mx market activity towards new highs alongside the broader domain market.

With that aim in mind, we have an extensive road map planned for 2013, to add new features and functionality to Sales.mx that we hope will build further traction in the marketplace.  Chief among those will be the addition of full language translation making Sales.mx a completely bi-lingual site for Spanish/English speaking users alike.  Stay tuned, as we will be sharing more of our road map in the near future to give everyone a better picture of what’s in store.

On a final note, today we have eclipsed our 100th .mx domain name added to the marketplace.  While this is a very modest number, we rest in the knowledge that you have to start somewhere, and this is only the beginning.  We’re also thrilled to report that despite a modest inventory we’ve already received an initial offer on one of our domains!  I would also add, that the offer was not of the ‘lowball’ variety in the $xx or even low $xxx range, but was a respectable opening offer, and the domain is still under negotiation.  So things are off to a slow but exciting start, and we can’t wait to share more with you over the coming year.

If you have .mx domains that you would like to be listed for sale on the Sales.mx marketplace, please send us a request for invite now and I will personally attend to helping you get your domains submitted to the site. You may send us a request here.

Thank you for reading, and for your ongoing interest and support of Sales.mx and the .mx domain aftermarket.

Sincerely,

Michael Curving, Founder
Sales.mx

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We’re Back

by Sales.mx on January 23, 2013

It’s been a while. It’s been a bit too long in fact. But Sales.mx is back, and better than ever. 🙂

If you wondered about the cryptic post that appeared several days ago on the old site, the riddle was a cryptogram disguising a hidden message, and here below you can see now the solution: GET SET FOR SALES.MX V2

This is just a quick note after pushing the new site live, but there will be much much more to update everyone on in the coming days and weeks. For now, feel free to explore the new home of Sales.mx, the place to buy and sell .mx domains!

Grass is green, and roses are red
Everything changes, or so it is said
Time will tell, how true this will prove
So time it is now, for us to make moves
Else you blink your eyes, and a site you will miss
To behold it will be, the greatest yet to exist
For a niche in .mx, as yet was unfilled
Only soon it will be, not because we’re unskilled
Rouse your mother’s brother’s sister’s sons and daughters out of their beds
Say it loud from the rooftops, across Mexico, comprende usted?
And the rest of the world, for soon all will know
Let the doors swing wide open, let the winds of change blow
End users, domainers, one and all, all will come
Sales.mx will be the place, to get business done
.
My friend won’t you please, pass it on to your friends
X marks the spot, for this country-code trend
Visit us again, and soon you will see
2 5 days from now, a site hard to believe!

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A Cryptogram

by Sales.mx on January 16, 2013

Grass is green, and roses are red
Everything changes, or so it is said
Time will tell, how true this will prove
So time it is now, for us to make moves
Else you blink your eyes, and a site you will miss
To behold it will be, the greatest yet to exist
For a niche in .mx, as yet was unfilled
Only soon it will be, not because we’re unskilled
Rouse your mother’s brother’s sister’s sons and daughters out of their beds
Say it loud from the rooftops, across Mexico, comprende usted?
And the rest of the world, for soon all will know
Let the doors swing wide open, let the winds of change blow
End users, domainers, one and all, all will come
Sales.mx will be the place, to get business done
.
My friend won’t you please, pass it on to your friends
X marks the spot, for this country-code trend
Visit us again, and soon you will see
2 5 days from now, a site hard to believe!

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Big Changes Are Coming

by Sales.mx on July 29, 2011

You may have noticed that Sales.mx has been publishing less content and updates to our blog in the past few months.  We are currently working on upgrading the website and will be offering some exciting new features in the coming months – “Interactive” features!  The new version of Sales.mx is anticipated to be launched by September 1st.

You can expect some big things coming down the pipeline soon.  For now we are hard at work.  If you would like to be notified when the new version of Sales.mx is launched, please subscribe to our email list by entering your email address in the subscription form in the sidebar to your right.  ——–>>

Thank you to all who have reached out to us in the past year with interest and support of this website.  I sincerely appreciate it!!

Michael Curving, Founder – Sales.mx

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