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Doing a deeper dive into Germany's .DE

Morgan Linton

One interesting thing about ccTLD investing is that there are two different paths you can take. These two paths are:

  1. ccTLDs that are associated with a specific country
  2. ccTLDs that are treated like gTLDs

When it comes to my own ccTLD investments I've been focused on domain names in category number two, hence my focus on .IO and .CO. Lately I've been thinking about dipping my toes into category number one, and when it comes to ccTLDs that are being used for a country, .DE is all the rage.

What interesting about ccTLDs is that .DE has actually been popular for the last 10+ years and is still the go-to investment grade ccTLD. While German words sell, so do English words since both English and German are used widely in Germany.

As for sales prices .DE domains sell constantly in the five figure range, here's some recent sales courtesy of DNJournal:

Termine.de - $25,620
GartenCenter.de - $24,200
Flitterwochen.de (Honeymoon in German) - $24,000
Hochzeitstag.de - $21,000

One interesting tidbit about .DE sales is that the vast majority of them (or of the sales I can easily find) take place on Sedo, which makes sense since they are based in Germany.

Now to the good stuff - how do I learn what .DE names I should be looking at, and where can I buy them at wholesale prices? I don't know the answers yet, but I do know the people to ask since I know some domain investors in Europe that might be willing to spill the beans to me.

Whatever I can share publicly, which really should be everything I learn, I'll share with all of you. If you're a .DE investor and want to give me some pointers, feel free to share more either on Twitter or as a comment on this post.

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