The Brandable Insider: 10 decent reseller sales for $500 or less

I think it’s safe to say that 2017 has been the year in which we really saw reseller prices for brandable domain names skyrocket in the aftermarket.  When I started out investing in domain names four years ago I was able to grab domain names such as Obria.com (sold for $4,696), FoxPaw.com (sold for $3,500) and LaunchMonster.com (sold for $ 3,795) for $69 or less. More often than not I was the only bidder on these type of names and even on the better names, the competition wasn’t as fierce as it is today. I won the Efty.com domain name for only $203 on NameJet in the summer of 2013.  In domain name investing the money is often made on the buy so my question this week is; are there still good deals to be made in the aftermarket? Below are 10 recent purchases (all from the last 30-days) that I believe are smart pickups by investors, leaving enough money for a profitable flip. All data is courtesy of our friends over at NameBio.

  1. SocialGuys.com sold for $500 at Flippa
  2. DreamCode.com sold for $295 at NameJet
  3. Izro.com sold for $435 at GoDaddy Auctions
  4. Plansy.com sold for $404 at DropCatch
  5. CloudVip.com sold for $500 at GoDaddy Auctions
  6. BuzzPress.com sold for $500 at Flippa
  7. HackMedia.com sold for $367 at GoDaddy Auctions
  8. Confirmly.com sold for $232 at GoDaddy Auctions
  9. ViralStuff.com sold for $420 at DropCatch
  10. TurboForce.com sold for $410 at NameJet

What do you think, do these acquisitions prices leave enough money to turn a profit? Would you advise someone new to the industry to build a portfolio with aftermarket buys in today’s market or go a different route such as hand-registering available domain names or perhaps invest in some of the new domain extensions instead?

Here are some solid domain names coming up for auction at NameJet: 

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Doron Vermaat

Doron has over a decade of professional experience in marketing and business development for technology startups in both Europe and Asia. He is the product guy behind domain name management software, Efty and in his spare time he moonlights as a domain name investor. He lives in bustling Hong Kong with his wife Fay, daughter Isla and their rescue dog Pepper.

8 thoughts on “The Brandable Insider: 10 decent reseller sales for $500 or less

  1. Most of these sales are bargains, but DreamCode, Plansy, BuzzPress and especially HackMedia are true gems. These could sell for low-mid $x,xxx in the short run.

    1. Hack is tech word, implying edgy. Hack used to be seen as negative, not implies cutting edge. Such as growth hacking field. Media is super hot word. You combine those 2, and thats probably 10k name maybe more even in short run.

  2. Great observations Doron. I am occasional investor on the expired places, and find that unless i am willing to spend 500-1500, generally anything pretty good, people know that it is at least some what good. But if person willing to spend in that range, there are still good finds. Of-course it depends how we measure success and “pretty good”. That we might see only in next 3 years.
    In this list, i think once that were under prices (hack media, buzz press, dream code) are in verticals that might not be main stream for some investors. I had some good picks in my niche recently, but i think over all domain market is pretty competitive and really great picks will happen only if as investor, person specializes and/or willing to pay in the range i mentioned (if we can still qualify it as a deal).

  3. Where are they now?
    SocialGuys.com — now a website for a social media co.
    DreamCode.com – Uniregistry make offer page
    Izro.com — for sale on an Asian language landing page
    Plansy.com — parked at Uniregistry
    CloudVip.com — blank
    BuzzPress.com — parked
    HackMedia.com — renewed by original owner, landing page with $1495 BIN
    Confirmly.com — blank
    ViralStuff.com — parked
    TurboForce.com — parked at Uniregistry

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