I’ve always been marginally fascinated by the domain marketplace (key companies include Oversee.net, Name Media, Demand Media), it’s not an area I’ve studied closely, but clearly, it’s booming. I’d like to get to know it better, in particular as I prepare to give a talk to a massive gathering of folks in this industry later this month. So in the spirit of “my readers are smarter than I am” I’m asking for your help – where can I get good information on this market? I’d like to know its size, growth, issues, etc. I am already doing research on it, but figured if anyone knows, you all do…
A few things I’d love to know with some authority:
– Overall size of the market
– What percentage of traffic is “type in”?
– How do majors figure in the business – do they endorse, ignore, partner (I know Google partners…)
– How much of the domaining business revenue is Google Adsense?