The potential list of meaningful domains that are available for new registration is becoming extremely limited. Domains that are already registered, "aftermarket domains", are rare assets. Strong demand for these domains (primarily .COM) has developed and these assets continue to appreciate in value.
In order for this market to mature new businesses need to be created, distribution channels need to be expanded and technology needs to be developed. Before any of those things can happen, the market must be critically examined and restructured to resolve the conflicting market forces that are impeding that natural growth of the market.
This document offers a unique view of the domain sales aftermarket. The paper provides a full segmentation and value analysis of the aftermarket for domains, potential business development ideas, and encourages a complete restructuring of the way the industry works.