Brandable domain name sales week 40: eShare.com, Yobo.com, Bipex.com

It was a bit of a mellow week for brandable sales compared to previous weeks as we only have two reported five-figure sales this week. The top sale goes to NameJet where eShare.com sold to the highest bidder for a cool $12,750. The domain name was first registered back in 1996 and recently expired from Network Solutions.  These type of aged, expired domains always seem to fetch a very good price. A domain name I really like is Yobo.com which sold at GoDaddy auctions. CVCV domains are in demand and this is a really nice one.

I sold Bipex.com for $1,999 via Afternic where it was listed as a Buy-It-Now.  I purchased the domain at auction for $84.47 in 2015.

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Brandable domain name sales week 39: FitBar.com, Voro.com, SunPay.com

It was a very solid week for brandable domain names sales last week with seven names selling in the five-figure range. The top grossing sale was FitBar.com which sold for a cool $25,000 at Sedo. The whois is still showing Sedo’s transfer service so it’s unclear at this stage who the buyer is. The domain name has been parked with Uniregistry since at least 2013 which shows that sometimes it takes a while before the right buyer comes knocking on your door.

Another domain name that I like is Voro.com – it sold for $10,000, also at Sedo and already shows a developed site for a healthcare recommendation application.

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10 invented brandable domain name sales from the Uniregistry sales report

Quite a few domain name investors are under the impression that a pure invented brandable domain name (or made up names if you like to call them that) only has a chance of selling for a high return when it’s listed on a specialized brandable marketplace such as BrandBucket or Brandroot. The thought process often is that simply because these type of domains do not get a lot of traffic from direct navigation they are less likely to sell themselves and need the reach of a specialized marketplace to find a home.

I won’t deny that said marketplace have targeted traffic and repeat buyers but from experience and years of scanning sales reports I know that invented brandable domains sell wherever you point them at and often they sell for higher prices than the average sales price of ~ $3,000 that you see at the specialized marketplace.

A good example is Uniregistry their recent sales report. Since the company doesn’t operate a centralized marketplace where buyers can search aftermarket inventory, it is safe to say that the large majority of their sales are generated by inquiries that come in trough parked and For-Sale landing pages. As I reported last week the company moves many millions of dollars in brandable domain names each year.

Below are ten randomly selected invented domains that sold trough Uniregistry in the $1 to $10k range. (more…)

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Brandable domain name sales week 38: WomenInc.com, Coba.com, Atlantia.com

The top brandable sale last week was WomenInc.com which sold for a cool $25,000 at Sedo.com. The whois details are under privacy and no website resolves as of yet so it’s not clear who the buyer is but there are several companies and organizations for which this domain name would be a nice upgrade.  Another interesting sale was that of  Atlantia.com which sold for almost $10k at Namejet after the previous owner let the domain name expire. It was originally registered back in 1995 and in use by an Offshore drilling company until that company was acquired a few years ago. You often see this happening, the new owner letting a domain name that belonged to a company they acquired expire.

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Here are the top 100 brandable sales from the Uniregistry Sales Report

Uniregistry Market, formerly known as DomainNameSales has been a force to be reckoned with in the domain name aftermarket for many years and thanks to the company its initiative to start releasing their sales data a couple of years ago they have been dominating our yearly top 100 list of brandable with 47% of the top 100 sales in 2015 and 49% in 2016.  We still have to wait a few months before we can publish the top 100 for 2017 but at first glance, it seems that Uniregistry’s results in the brandable niche have been a bit less impressive than the two prior years. The company did not report a single six-figure brandable sale this year while they reported six in 2015 and three sales of $100k or more in 2016.

Below you’ll find our curated list of the top 100 brandable sales in the report and if you like you can click here to download the entire spreadsheet of 2,728 sales at NameBio.com
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Brandable domain name sales week 37: Goood.com, Advisa.com, Zensi.com

The big news this week obviously was Uniregistry reporting 3,617 domain name sales totaling more than $29,000,000 in sales as they’ve been doing now for the third summer in a row. I will be covering some of the brandable sales from that list in a separate post next week.

The most notable sales last week was Goood.com which sold for $2o,000 at Sedo.  That’s quite a nice sum for a misspelling. There’s a popular site about architecture in China using the Gooood.hk domain name

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Brandable domain name sales week 36: NetLife.com, Miho.com, BodyMedia.com

We only saw a single five-figure brandable sale last week but it was a very notable one, fetching a whopping $75,000. That domain name was NetLife.com and the buyer is Netlife Research AS, a Norway-based company that offers web development, branding and several other digital services. The company has already launched a standalone website on the domain name while their main website remains on the NetlifeResearch.com url for now.

Another noticeable sale was that of BodyMedia.com which was a domain name that previously belonged to a medical and consumer technology company called Body Media.  The company developed wearable body monitoring systems and was acquired by Jawbone for an estimated $100 million in 2013. It seems Jawbone neglected to renew the domain name and it was auctioned at GoDaddy after they let it expire. 

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Here’s what brandable investors bought at DropCatch.com in August

It’s no secret that there’s still gold to be found by mining the drop lists with expired domains that are coming up for deletion. It’s also no secret that a small number of industry players catch the vast majority of these gold nuggets that have been mined by an army of worker bees aka the domainer. One of the most successful “drop catchers” out there is DropCatch.com. Since its inception in 2014, the service has managed to beat its rivals to catch some ultra-premium domains such as Bespoke.com, Lian.com, Silverado.com, PDM.com and Daybreak.com.

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Brandable domain name sales week 32: Onco.com, Sonka.com, HappyTimes.com

It was a solid week for brandable domain name sales last week with six sales reaching the five-figure range. DropCatch had the top sale of the week with IgoUgo.com which sold for $30,050. It used to be a popular travel site which was acquired in 2005 and eventually shit down in 2014. It still has some traffic and a large number of quality backlinks, hence the high price.

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