Much respect to you too @Commulinks and it’s cool not to agree too. However, if I’m a buyer and I learn that a domain was registered a week ago (which means that it was available for $8 a week ago) and now the price is $2000… let’s say chances of a purchase are much lower. And if I learn that someone else is being offered that domain (or others) for $25 while I’m expected to pay $2000 then I would laugh at the whole prospect and go look elsewhere. I’m probably not the only person in the world who would feel that way so… why feed sellers with information that might potentially cause doubt or deter them from buying?
Now, with all due respect to ideas… ideas are endless. Handregistered domains are almost always quite easy to replace with alternatives. Add a letter, change a letter. Replace a word with another similar word. If it’s available in 2019, you can be sure that it’s not the top of the crop. Those have been taken long ago and are being bought/sold in the aftermarket for high prices that sometimes get close to what end users are paying. Expiring great ones are also being bought by investors before they become available again. I don’t know how much you try to sell domains via landing pages but I personally had some buyers who tried to dispute prices based on the domain’s age. I’m not disputing that in some cases HorsePucky can be the perfect name for a specific company even if it was registered 15 seconds ago. I’m just saying and know for a fact that sometimes too much transparency isn’t helpful for sales. For the same reason, on products in stores you don’t find labels showing how much they cost to the manufacturer.
Anyway… I’m not that worried about this to be honest. I’m just too opinionated for my own good.