Business Asset Sale
Fact: Professional Certification is a multi-billion dollar global industry.
This domain name "ProfessionalCertification.COM" is for sale. May consider a lease to own option.
To secure the brand, the following six "additional" domains are included with the sale.
Important Domain Highlights
- Distinctive, Descriptive, and Recognizable - The term "Professional Certification" embodies the entire professional certification industry. It is the industry name!
- Authoritative - Projects an authoritative and trustworthy image.
- Global - Professional Certification is utilized worldwide and has a huge target audience.
- Exclusive and Relevant - Each industry has only "one" domain name that exactly matches the industry name.
- Search Engine Friendly - Contains exact match targeted keywords for the industry.
- Direct Connection - The organization that owns this domain name will have a direct connection to all industries.
- Not Born Yesterday - ProfessionalCertification.COM was created in April 2000. This 22 year old domain is a one-owner domain.
- ".COM" is the "default" TLD extension - Ranked higher by search engines. The common denominator for the dominance of industry domains is the control of the ".COM" TLD extension.
- Maintain Control Over the Brand - Secures the .NET, .ORG, .INFO, .CC, .CO, and .BIZ TLD domain extensions.
"In 2018, more than 43 million people in the United States held a professional certification or license." (BLS)
"The global testing, inspection and certification market size was valued at $213.60 billion in 2020, and is projected to reach $349.27 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2021 to 2030." (Allied Market Research)
"The global testing, inspection, and certification market size is anticipated to reach USD 309.03 billion by 2028 and exhibit a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period." (Fortune Business Insights)
"The testing inspection and certification industry is poised to grow to USD 271.97 Billion by 2027 end. The testing inspection and certification market size to reached a valuation of 198.52 Billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at 4.6% CAGR during the 2020-2027 periods." (Brandessence Market Research)
Academic Research on Professional Certification
Below is a small sampling of the available peer reviewed academic research regarding professional certification.
There are more than 4000 professional certification bodies in the United States alone. (Renski, 2018).
Professional certification provides credible evidence of an individual's knowledge, skills, and abilities and is a basis of employment qualifications (Cunningham, 2019; Elwell, 2017; Mbise, 2021; Renski, 2018; Tannian & Coston, 2021). In addition, professional certification provides for broader career opportunities resulting in a higher labor participation rate and lower unemployment rate.
Professional certifications are often used by employers in making hiring decisions (Hunsinger & Smith, 2009; Hunsinger et al., 2011; Mbise, 2021; Renski, 2018; Tannian & Coston, 2021).
Employers often prefer employment applicants to have more than one certification (Adams et al., 2004). In one study, over 50% of employers preferred job candidates with at least two certifications (Hunsinger & Smith, 2009).
Several studies have shown that employees with professional certifications receive higher earnings, benefits, and career advancement than those without certification (Adams et al., 2004; Cunningham, 2019; Hunsinger & Smith, 2009; Hunsinger et al., 2011; Martin, 2015; Renski, 2018).
Some employers consider professional certification as a part of the career path (Hunsinger & Smith, 2009) while some other employers require professional certification (Adams et al., 2004; Cunningham, 2019).
Organizations have seen several benefits from hiring individuals that have professional certification (Elwell, 2017; Hunsinger & Smith, 2009; Hunsinger et al., 2011). These benefits include financial gain, time and cost savings, efficient applicant evaluation, functional area productivity benefits, contract terms compliance, higher employee satisfaction, higher retention rates, and reduced outsourcing risk. In the area of education, organizations realize improved teaching quality and student performance (Hunsinger et al., 2011; Mbise, 2021).
Areas and Industries that use Professional Certifications
Below is a partial list of the areas and industries that use professional certification.
- Accounting and Finance
- Actuarial / Insurance
- Agriculture and Forestry
- Association & Not-For-Profit Management
- Automotive and Marine
- Business Management and Analysis
- Communications / Telecommunications
- Computers and Information Technology
- Contract Management
- Customer Service
- Education, Training, and Library Science
- Emergency Management and Public Safety
- Entertainment, Sports, and Recreation
- Environmental Health & Safety
- Food Services
- Geology, Soil, and Earth Sciences
- Geospatial and Surveying
- Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism
- Human Resource Management
- Interior Design
- Journalism and Media
- Landscape Architecture
- Legal, Security, and Law Enforcement
- Management and Administration
- Marketing and Sales
- Medical and Healthcare
- Office Administration & Management
- Personal Care and Service
- Project and Program Management
- Property and Facilities Management
- Public Administration and Government
- Public Relations
- Quality Assurance
- Real Estate
- Research and Science
- Supply Chain, Logistics and Transportation
- Trade and Technical
The Professional Certification industry supports and fosters all of the industries listed above.
This section provides research on previous domain names for other industries that have been sold.
- In real estate, comparable sales or comparables (comps) are used to determine the value and listing price of property or a home. A comp simply compares other similar homes that have been sold to the home that is being valued in the same area. With that said, specific premium domain names are valued in a similar manner, such as domain names for products, companies, and industries. They are compared to other similar domain names that have been sold in the past.
Reference: Forbes Magazine, Feb 25, 2020, "6 Things You Need To Consider When Appraising A Domain Name", Item 6, Comparable Sales,
Below is a sample of what other domain names which are the names industries have sold for:
|Previous Industry Domain Name||Sold Price||Notes||Reference Source Link|
|Business.com||$345 Million||Connects to multiple industries||Fortunly|
|CarInsurance.com||$49.7 Million||Very narrow and specific industry||Fortunly|
|Insurance.com||$35.6 Million||Narrow and specific industry||Fortunly|
|VacationRentals.com||$35 Million||Very narrow and specific industry||Fortunly|
|PrivateJet.com||$30.1 Million||Very narrow and specific industry||Fortunly|
|HealthInsurance.com||$8.133 Million||Very narrow and specific industry||NameBio|
|ProfessionalCertification.com (this domain name)|| ||Connects to multiple industries. Includes 6 other TLD domain extensions.|| |
Note: We limited our comps to domain names that are the names of an industry.
Please contact us if you have an interest in the domain name or have any questions. We may consider a lease to own option.
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References (for Academic Research above)
- Adams, P. S., Brauer, R. L., Karas, B., Bresnahan, T. F., & Murphy, H. (2004). Professional Certification. Professional Safety, 49(12), 26-37. https://www.proquest.com/scholarly-journals/professional-certification/docview/200367633/
- Cunningham, E. (2019). Professional certifications and occupational licenses: evidence from the Current Population Survey. Monthly Labor Review, 1-38. https://doi.org/10.21916/mlr.2019.15
- Elwell, S. (2017). Certification Matters. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 24(6), 342-344. https://doi.org/10.1097/JTN.0000000000000323
- Hunsinger, D. S., & Smith, M. A. (2009). IT Certification Use By Hiring Personnel. The Journal of Computer Information Systems, 50(2), 71-82. https://www.proquest.com/scholarly-journals/certification-use-hiring-personnel/docview/232573981/
- Hunsinger, D. S., Smith, M. A., & Winter, S. J. (2011). A framework of the use of certifications by hiring personnel in it hiring decisions. ACM SIGMIS Database: the DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems, 42(1), 9-28. https://doi.org/10.1145/1952712.1952714
- Martin, D. (2015). Improve earning potential with professional certification. Health Facilities Management, 28(4), 41-
- Mbise, K. (2021). The Role of IT Professional Certifications in IT Instructors' Teaching Quality. International Journal of Education & Development Using Information & Communication Technology, 17(1), 176-187
- Renski, H. (2018). Estimating the Returns to Professional Certifications and Licenses in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector. Economic Development Quarterly, 32(4), 341-356. https://doi.org/10.1177/0891242418792090
- Tannian, M., & Coston, W. (2021). The role of professional certifications in computer occupations. Communications of the ACM, 64(10), 56-63. https://doi.org/10.1145/3474359