🪓 Splitting Up
Splitting digital media from this newsletter, the next TLD land rush, and not getting attached to digital assets
Hey there 👋,
This newsletter is splitting up with you.
Going forward, I’ll be discussing digital media in its own new newsletter, in partnership with another niche media publisher (expect it in your inbox tomorrow).
Digital media assets need to be actively run (Letter Operators 👀), and I felt they never truly jelled with passive assets such as crypto and domain investing, which is what I will mostly be talking about here going forward.
This will remain my main newsletter, but if this news makes you think for even a second about hitting that unsubscribe button:
I made way more money in 2017 and 2021 from crypto and NFTs than I did in online business, and I expect this will happen again in 2025.
So I’d advise you to keep up with this space, when sentiment is low, so you can take advantage when this flips.
If that didn’t convince you, top domain broker (and crypto/NFT investor) Andrew Rosener says it best:
21 Reasons investing in digital assets will change your life:
1. You can make a boatload of money.
2. You can make a boatload of money from anywhere.
3. You can make a boatload of money from anywhere at any time, trading 24/7.
— Andrew Rosener (@andrewrosener)
Sep 19, 2023
In this week’s newsletter:
The next TLD land rush?
Don’t get attached to digital assets
Richard Patey - @richardpatey
Josh Reason, from the wholesale domain marketplace DNWE, asked on X what could be the next TLD land rush (after .xyz and .ai domains):
Next TLD land rush?
We’ve had co, io, xyz, and .ai in recent years.
— Josh (@JoshDotCo)
Sep 18, 2023
If you’ve been following me for a while, you may know that I love .gg domains, which got mentioned in the replies.
But the most interesting one for me, that I hadn’t considered before, was .cc:
co, io, and xyz aren’t industry specific like ai.
xyz was heavily used by crypto/web3 but surely .cc was a more logical option.
Hard to predict. I do think .cc looks good.
— Josh (@JoshDotCo)
Sep 18, 2023
I headed to Namebio to look up sale history to get a feel. The top 10 sales on the secondary market to date have been short two letter domains or numbers:
I’ll certainly be researching names on dotDB and picking up a couple.
Holding my Moonbirds NFT from $120K down to $15K (but selling on the $30K bounce) was one of my biggest investing mistakes but also lessons learned. I minted it at $8K, sold their secondary collection airdrop (Oddities) which covered my cost base, and made profit but I still consider it my biggest ‘loss’.
Rahul.eth makes the same points regarding Bored Apes which were multiples higher:
@QualityNames_ Investment rule 103 : If you ever make life changing money in crypto , cash it and change your life.
— Rahul.eth (@rahuldoteth)
Sep 20, 2023
BAYC went from a $200 mint in 2021 up to $450K in 2022 at the top of the bull market, but many didn’t sell:
Never get attached to a digital asset; it doesn’t get attached to you:
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