Winter is in full swing now here in Hong Kong which means temperatures have dropped to just under 20 degrees (about 80°F). It’s the time of the year when the cities skyscrapers get pimped with Christmas decoration, expatriates are starting to plan their holidays and business starts to slow down a bit. With November behind us it’s time to look back and share some of my acquisitions and sales with you guys again. I invested quit heavily last month by continuing my LLNN CHIP buying spree but also got back into snapping up a few brandables and even one EMD. Here’s a snapshot of my Efty cockpit giving you some insight in my performance as a domain name investor each month.
My Efty cockpit as of December 1
Most of you guys know my interest and passion is with brandable domain names but last summer I made a deal with myself to diversify my portfolio and invest a certain percentage of my budget in liquid domains such as LLLL.com and numerics. I’ve been holding on to those investment (except for 15 LLLL that I sold last month) and I’ve seen the value of these investments increase at a crazy rapid rate. As always I will be sharing some of this month’s sales and acquisitions with you guys and I hope some of you will do the same in the comments!
- 100+ LLNN.com – (chips) I started building my portfolio of LLNN.com in October and at the time I was still able to buy some from GoDaddy close-outs or at the drop. Now, only a few weeks later LLNN chips already fetch between $35 and $60 each. As I wrote last month, there are only 25,600 Chinese premium LLNN (without aeiouv and without 04), which is significantly less than LLLL or NNNNN.
- 200+ LLNN.net –(chips) I registered the 237 last available premium Chinese letter LLNN.net with a pair of double numbers (55, 77 etc) at the end. It’ a bit of a gamble but with the prices of LLNN .com with a pair of numbers going up rapidly (already hovering around $200) I think it’s worth the risk.
- ScienceSpark.com – Yay, a brandable again! People love science and I thought this name makes for a great brand for an educational site, a research company or even a game. Picked up at GoDaddy’s expired auctions.
- Macato.com – This is exactly the type of 6 letter brandable that I love. Easy to pronounce, easy to remember and above all: easy to brand. I’m confident that demand and prices for these type of great CVCVCV combinations will only go up next year. Bought at GoDaddy auctions.
- NameRockstar.com – Grabbed this one for development as I think it would make for a much better name for my own domain shop than my current OutOfOffice.domains. I need to find some time to get a logo done for it before I re-brand. DropCatch helped me get this one.
- BuyWool.com – I rarely buy exact match domain names but I thought this one was quite nice and the competition in auction on it was low. My mother buys her wool online so there’s definitely a market out there. Won at NameJet.
- Zencurity.com – Sold for low X,xxx after an offer and counter offer on brandable marketplace Namerific. I love the combo of Zen and Security and I’m not surprised at all this one sold. Hand registered it in July 2014.
- 09265.com – Sold for $1,026 on GoDaddy auctions. One of about 20 numeric domains I acquired last summer. I decided to sell this (I chose this one because of the less desirable 0 in the front) so I could test the water and see what these sell for these days. Purchased for $190 on DropCatch in June this year so that’s not a bad ROI for a 6 month hold.
- StartFaster.com – Sold for low X,xxx on brandable marketplace BrandBucket. I’ve sold 12 names so far on this marketplace and have another 112 listed with them. I hand registered this name in October 2014.