Brandable domain name sales week 16: ColorStreet.com, VeryLocal.com, RobotRide.com

It was a bit of a slow week for brandable domain name sales this week with only two sales reaching five-figures. The top sale of the week goes to Sedo where ColorStreet.com sold for a cool $16,000. The buyer is Innovative Cosmetic Concept LLC, a US-based premium cosmetics brand. BrandBucket Managing Director Michael Krell shared on today’s DomainSherpa review that he sold VeryLocal.com for $8,995 after purchasing the domain previously for less than $50 on GoDaddy auctions. A very nice flip.

Other domain names I like on this list include Karamel.com, ServiceSquad.com and RobotRide.com

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65 newly funded startups and their domain names: FullHarvest.com, SalesWhale.com, TaskRookie.com

We have a list of 65 startup companies that raised $308,321,160 in funding last week. More than 67% of them is using a .com for their domain name with the ccTLD taking the second spot with just over 12% of the list. There are four startups that went with one of the many new extensions: one .Care, a .Games, a .Tech and a .Space  – that’s the same amount of companies that launched with a .io domain.

We have a terrible list of domains this week but some domains I still like include those of San Fransisco-based B2B platform Full Harvest which helps growers get the most out of a harvest and food companies save money by bringing farm excess to market. They operate from the matching FullHarvest.com domain name which was previously owned by BuyDomains.com. Then there’s Saleswhale, another Californian startup that built an intelligent sales assistant to help companies handle inbound leads and reignite stale prospects. The matching Saleswhale.com domain name was listed for $2495 on HugeDomains.com according to Archive.org. Last up we have Austrian startup Taskrookie which is an online marketplace to outsource daily tasks to your local community. The company uses their matching .com which seems to be hand registered last year.

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Brandable domain name sales week 15: Unimall.com, MomMade.com, HealthLab.com

It was another strong showing for the brandable category once again. The list below contains a 50/50 mix of both end-user and reseller sales but if it wasn’t for the sales venue if would have been hard to say which of these domain names sold to end-users and which of them to other domain name investors.

Unimall.com, a dropped domain sold for a whopping $20k on DropCatch. The company that previously owned it still owns the .de version of the domain from which they operate their e-commerce business selling utilities to students and teachers. I doubt they will be interested in buying back the .com they previously dropped for $20k+.If it was that valuable to them they wouldn’t have dropped it in the first place IMO.

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82 newly funded startups and their domain names: Upgrade.com, FastFox.com, WordPlay.com

Funding activity was down again this week as we saw 82 startup companies raise $308,293,780 in funding. More than 63% of these startup companies launched with a .com address with the ccTLD coming in as a strong second with a 25% piece of the pie. We have not one, single startup that chose to go to market with one of the new domain name extension this month but we do see two companies making use from the sTLD’s .Coop and .Aero

Some domains I like this week include those of San Fransisco-based Upgrade which is a lending company that offers a credit monitoring through its platform for free. The company recently raised a whopping $60M Series A funding round and owns the ultra-premium Upgrade.com domain name. Then we have India-based home rental startups FastFox. Their website at the matching FastFox.com domain allows home seekers to check pictures and in-depth information about 1000s of real time available properties, schedule house visits and finalize with the landlord.  Last up we have WordPlay, a Pennsylvania-based developer of educational game apps using the matching WorldPlay.com domain name.

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Brandable domain name sales week 14: Tini.com, Bitcoinr.com, Mooh.com

It was another strong week for brandable domain name sales with once again, a CVCV domain leading the charts. The auction for the Tini.com domain name was won by a Chinese investor. If you’re in the market for CVCV domains or any other type of great brandable domain please subscribe to our weekly auction newsletter. We send out the first newsletter last week and the feedback has been great.

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95 newly funded startups and their domain names: Tula.com, LightForm.com, Vida.co.uk

Funding activity was up again for the 2nd week in a row as we tracked 95 startup companies raise $434,139,180 in funding. More than 64% of these startup companies comes to market with a .com address with the ccTLD coming in as a strong second with a 20% piece of the pie. Four startups chose to launch with one of the new domain names. One .Art, one .Care, one .Fund and a .Travel

Some domains I like this week include those of New York-based skincare brand Tula that owns the matching Tula.com domain name which is the Sanskrit word for “balance”. A fantastic CVCV domain sold for just $6,399 on NameJet back in 2008. Then there’s San Fransisco-based Lightform which is the first computer made for projected augmented reality. The startup owns the exact match domain which was first registered all the way back in 1997. Last up we have Vida, a UK company providing a platform at the Vida.co.uk ccTLD which enables users to find carers for themselves and their loved ones. Vida means “life” in Spanish. The Vida.com domain was sold twice on NameJet for ~$50,000 in 2008 en 2013 and later sold by domain name brokerage and investment firm Media Options to a San Fransisco-based healthcare startup for an undisclosed sum.

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Brandable domain name sales week 13: Dova.com, Yasa.com, Mutu.com

It’s not hard to see where the money is these days when it comes to brandables: CVCV .com domains. They have been dominating the charts now for weeks with both end-user sales as well as reseller sales. Dova.com sold on Sedo.com for a cool $32,025 and also the two runner ups are CVCV .coms that sold on Sedo for amounts well into the five figures. Mutu.com was purchased for $10,000 in January this year at Sedo and just sold for $17,500 again at Sedo. Not a bad return for a 2.5-month hold!

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60 newly funded startups and their domain names: Pugz.com, Indi.com, Zently.com

Funding activity was up significantly from last week as we tracked 60 startup companies raise $316,683,520 in venture funding. Just over 65% of these startup companies launched with a .com address with the ccTLD coming in as a distant second again around 20%. The new extensions have two entries on the list this week with one .Exchange and a .Work

Not many domains jumped out to me this week but some name + domain name combos that I kind of like are those of wireless earphones maker Pugz which sells it’s products directly from the matching Pugz.com domain. The best name on the list by miles is that of California-based Indi which is an engagement commerce video platform for brands operating from the very nice indi.com domain name which sold for $22,300 in 2007 on SnapNames and then a few years later for a nice $115,000 via DomainNameSales (Uniregistry market). Last up there’s Zently, another startup from California that is a rental space management solution provider that offers a mobile app to help property renters and owners live in harmony.

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Brandable domain name sales week 12: Fotopedia.com, TheTourist.com, CleanCloud.com

It was another great week for brandable domain name sales once again with five sales in the five-figure range. The biggest sale was the previous developed and dropped Fotopedia.com domain that was caught and auctioned by DropCatch (who else?). The winning bid was a whopping $20k+. Fotopedia was a popular photo encyclopedia founded by former Apple executives in 2008 which raised more than $11m in funding but which was shut down in 2014. The site still has almost 200k backlinks and receives an estimated 15 to 20k visitors a month which is most likely the reason for the high price it went for on DropCatch.

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69 newly funded startups and their domain names: CarSwitch.com, Correlate.com, OptionSpace.com

We have a list of 69 startup companies that raised $232,815,460 in funding last week. More than 72% of them is using a .com for their domain name with the ccTLD taking the second spot with just over 10% of the list. There are three startups that went with one of the new extensions: one .Solutions, a .Space and a .Vision

Some domains I like this week include those of the Dubai-based used car marketplace CarSwitch which can be found at the matching CarSwitch.com. Then we have Oslo-based productivity tool Correlate which provides a single place to map out, visualize, share and control online files across your cloud drives. The company operates from the premium Correlate.com domain which easily is the best domain name on the list this week.  Last up we have optionspace, a Berlin startups that is operating an online booking platform for flexible office spaces. Think AirBnB for offices. They can be found at the matching OptionSpace.com domain name.

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