The professional domain aftermarket agency with transparent, cost-effective process.
We are experienced aftermarket professionals and can acquire taken domains for your business.
We work with you from a domain perspective and curate a selection of brand name prospects.
We assess if your dormant domain assets can be sold and guide you through the best way forward.
Next Venture is a domain name aftermarket agency. We offer acquisitions, naming projects, sales services and general consulting.
Our mission stems from several realizations about how these types of services generally work and what can be done to improve them.
When it comes to acquisitions and sales, few brokers or agents offer a real-time window into the progress and process of the order. To Next Venture this is a necessity for three reasons:
Next Venture is run by Sten Lillieström, research specialist (Background in Journalism), and an Intellectual Property specialist (IP Paralegal). But also a domain name investor and naming consultant with skills in name development, applicable knowledge in Linguistics, and a good grasp of the aftermarket and how to use it safely and efficiently. Next Venture started as a domain name investment firm, and still carry a vast curated selection of searchable domain name options on market.nextventure.com.
Today we help all kinds of clients to achieve their goals on the domain name aftermarket, from private persons that want to sell a domain, to corporations that need to acquire the exact match domain for the next venture, or find a new name identity in the first place.
What is a domain acquisition?
That a domain you need is taken does not necessarily mean that it can’t be purchased on the aftermarket. This is an acquisition. The goal of an acquisition is a 3-party transaction where the current registrant with the help from a broker agrees to sell the domain to a new owner.
What is a domain sales brokerage?
When a client wants to sell a domain name there can be various ways to do that. Sometimes it is clear that the domain name is in significant demand and it makes sense to assign a professional sales agent to reach out to relevant parties that may be interested.
What are passive sales?
Passive sales are sales where domain name marketplaces and aggregators are used to funnel leads so that a domain name that is for sale receieves maximum exposure to sell, without any direct outreach to prospective buyers
What is the key difference between Next Venture and legacy domain brokerage?
The legacy way to determine how much a broker charges is through commission on sales price. Next Venture is a service built around hourly fees. The reasons for choosing this model are several. Commission can negatively affect incentives to keep the price of the domain down. It can also affect acquisition selection so that lower value acquisitions are left without a broker.
Another key difference is transparency. Every acquisition follows the same model for client feedback, and buyers get weekly updates, available for immediate access within their account as they progress. They therefore have the option to make new decisions or abort an acquisition every step of the way.
What is a naming project?
When a client needs to select a name for a new venture or project, Next Venture offers unique selection and curation based on the client’s preferences. The key criteria, besides naming guidelines, is the availability of the exact match domain name.
Can I review naming options and domains on nextventure.com?
Yes. Next Venture provides an extensive and competitevely priced collection of self-service brand name prospect domains, available for browsing and direct purchase on market.nextventure.com.
With a background in journalism, I have the researcher skills needed to get through to domain owners and the negotiation skills needed to seal a deal.