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From the looks of things, it appears the wave of expiring emoji domains is picking up steam.

Last week nearly over 700 emoji domains expired, and this week’s wave brings 404.

Although 404 is a common HTTP status code that means the web page you were trying to reach on a website couldn’t be found on their web server, it very much seems like emoji domain investors are nowhere to be found.

It’s interesting to think that emoji domains were red hot around this time last year. Now it appears the only thing hot is summer weather itself.

Here’s the daily breakdown for this week’s 404 expiring emoji domain auctions:

  • 130 – 6/17/2018 (33%)
  • 52 – 6/18/2018 (13%)
  • 57 – 6/19/2018 (13%)
  • 56 – 6/20/2018 (13%)
  • 19 – 6/21/2018 (6%)
  • 29 – 6/22/2018 (7%)
  • 61 – 6/23/2018 (15%)

Most of the emoji domains expiring last week and this week consist mostly of the following combinations:

I❤[keyword].ws
❤[emoji].ws

In addition, there are only a handful of single .WS emoji domains in expiring auction:

🧚🏿.ws
🙋.ws
🇼🇫.ws
🇹🇱.ws
🇳🇷.ws

If my numbers are right, there are currently only 2,700 .WS emoji domains registered, which is a long way from the once touted 21,000 emoji domains registered a year or so ago.

Have emoji domain investors waived the proverbial white flag (🏳) and moved onto other domain investments? 🤔

I personally believe a few have moved on, while I think most investors are solely focused on securing single .WS emoji domains, or working to sale or lease their current emoji domain portfolio to generate profitable revenue.

Once again, time will tell a story when we look back at this moment in time. It could tell more of the same story, or it could be a completely different story as it was a year ago.

Nevertheless, ALWAYS perform your own due diligence to limi risk when investing. That’s all for now!

Meet Alvin Brown

He's an experienced and passionate serial entrepreneur, founder and publisher of Kickstart Commerce. Alvin possesses a great love for startups dominating their market using profitable internet marketing and domain name strategies for greater commerce.

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