@Moretal - I respectfully disagree with the assumptions. You are thinking as a domainer, not a buyer. A buyer is looking for cool ideas to name their company. Most do not care when it was registered. They care about the quality of their name and their ability to brand that name. They will pay what they need or want to pay for the name that really hits their hot button. They are paying for ideas, not domains. I do not think a buyer is less likely to have doubt at all. The wholesale marketplace is the same way. People are coming here in droves to pay for ideas. They didn’t think of one, and did not register one last month because they couldn’t think of one. Ideas are the value, not the domain. Not on Squadhelp specifically. We have hundreds of contests full of unreg domains in contests.
I am not worried about this at all. We are all essentially small businesses with ideas. Our customers are people looking for great ideas they didn’t have - it’s not their bailiwick. If you need a dentist, you go to a dentist. Dentistry is not a new idea, but only someone skilled in dentistry should work on your teeth…we hope, anyway. LOL.
Think as a creative person, not as a domainer is what I am saying. Hey, if I discovered (not likely!) that someone had not ever registered a real word .com and bought it yesterday, would it have less value because of that? Nope. And the value is in the eye of the beholder. Let’s say a company desperately wants to name their name HorsePucky… and someone just registered and listed it yesterday, that buyer would feel grateful and feel like they hit the lottery for even being able to get that HorsePucky!!!
I think this will all be OK, @moretal. I really do. And you know I respect you.