Brandable domain name sales week 7: UltraCast.com, WeTube.com, Convertly.com

We have some interesting sales to report this week in the brandable-sphere. BrandBucket’s Managing Director Michael Krell shared on this week’s episode of the DomainSherpa review that the aged domain name UltraCast.com sold for a cool $14,995 on BrandBucket. Another interesting sale was that of Convertly.com which sold for $6,000 on Flippa. Brandsly.com owner Wenjie Jiang shared on NamePros that she sold the domain name for $4,500 last year and that the new owner put the domain name up for sale again after he sold his business and therefore no longer needed the domain name which he originally acquired for rebranding purposes.

Other domain names I like on this week’s list include: WeTube.com, Partly.com, BitVest.com and DealSpot.com

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The Brandable Domainer: The Secret Path to Profits

“Domaining is a hard industry, very few make money but many like to pretend that they do.”Morgan Linton, Co-founder of Fashion Metric

I like to play poker. No-Limit Hold’em to be precise. But I’m an average player and I don’t play very often. However, despite my shortcomings, over the past 10 years, I’ve won more money than I’ve lost. How can I say that? Because I have an Excel spreadsheet to prove it.

What’s the secret to my success? Well that’s easy. Smart money management. Huh? Let me explain.

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Guest post: My first year as a BrandBucket “seller”

BrandBucket is the leading brandable domain marketplace in the world today. Building a portfolio there can be an exciting proposition, particularly for newer domainers who have no experience selling domain names.

It’s not easy, though; and is by no means a guarantee of success.

I’d like to take you through my first year of experience with BrandBucket, in the hopes that you can use my lessons to get ahead of the learning curve and eventually find your own success with this great marketplace.

First, some things about me:

  • I’m Canadian
  • I’ve been actively domaining (part-time) for one year
  • I have no marketable, professional skills related to domains, web development, graphic design, marketing, business development… you get the picture

What I do bring to my domaining pursuits are a love of words and writing, a sharp mind, a willingness to learn and work, and a friendly disposition.

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Brandable domain name sales week 6: Timi.com, Razzle.com, SiteGuard.com

The market for brandable domain names is on fire. We have six five-figure sales on the list this week with Timi.com leading the chart with a cool $40,666 at NameJet.com. The reseller auction site has seven more entries on this list as they have been moving a large number of nice CVCV domain names lately. Dngeek.com reader Damian Hakert reported the sale of Razzle.com for $18,000. He purchased the domain name for a $225 BIN at GoDaddy’s auction site only one month ago. A fantastic flip.

Some names I like on this week’s list include SiteGuard.com, Lari.com and Paho.com

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The Brandable Insider: Sumo.com and Other Seemingly Mismatched Brands

There’s been a lot of press this week about the acquisition of the domain Sumo.com for a $1.5 million dollars. Noah Kagan, CEO of SumoMe has been making the rounds this week and you can find his interviews at Domain Sherpa, DomainNameWire and on his podcast blog, OKdork. You can also find articles at Entrepreneur Mag and NamePros. You can even find an opinion piece at Domain Gang which questions the wisdom of spending so much money on a brand that has no obvious correlation to its core product and service.

All this talk about Sumo.com got me to thinking. I started to reflect on all the business ventures, in a variety of industries, that have picked up dictionary word domains and are using them for brands even though there is no obvious connection between the brand and their product.

So here’s a few exact match domain-brands that could have you scratching your head.
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Brandable domain name sales week 5: PrintScape.com, Projecto.com, Kopa.com

It was a solid week for brandable domain name sales with four five-figure sales on the board. The top grossing sale was Solize.com which sold for $12,949 at Sedo. The domain name doesn’t resolve yet but my guess is that the domain was purchased as a domain upgrade for Japanese engineering company Solize Corporation which currently operates from the solize-group.com domain name.

Some names I like on this week’s list include Mutu.com, PrintScape.com, Projecto.com and Kopa.com

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The Brandable Insider: Hand Regged Domains Doing Well in the Aftermarket

There’s been a lot of talk in recent months about the rising demand for brandable domains in the aftermarket. It seems more and more domainers are hopping on the brandable domain train and pushing up prices in the drops and auctions. I’ve noticed that, in some cases, domains that were hand registered less than a year ago are selling for as much as $200.

Here’s a few samples from January 2017, as reported by Namebio, listed by domain name, hand reg date (month & year), sale price in Jan 2017 and marketplace.

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The Brandable Insider: Money Making Ideas from NamesCon

Last week I had the good fortune of attending the NamesCon 2017 domain industry conference. The exhibition hall featured a kaleidoscope of branding, sales, escrow, registrar and Internet companies. There were booths, ping-pong and pool tables, live interviews, free t-shirts and gadgets. There were dozens and dozens of presentations, in five different halls, and evenings filled with private dinners, public parties and endless networking over snacks and drinks.

Being the quiet, nerdy type, I missed out on most of the disco and the bar talk but I did attend several presentations. I also spoke to a wide variety of people while manning the BrandBucket booth with Michael Krell. Some of the ideas and methods for making money in the domain industry had me wide eyed and amazed. I’ll list a few of them here for you to peruse and ponder.

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Brandable domain name sales week 4: OrangeSky.com, TheCoach.com, FruitEnergy.com

Kung Hei Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year 2017 – The Year of the Rooster has begun and we’ve been celebrating this weekend with family visits and lots of food. I wish everyone a prosperous and productive year ahead filled with many domain sales! Brandable domain name sales were slow last week and it’s the first list this week without any five-figure sales.

My favorite name on the list is OrangeSky.com – others I like include Ceramica.com, TheCoach.com and FruitEnergy.com

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Brandable domain name sales week 3: FoodFuture.com, Rumo.com, Paho.com

It was another very strong week for brandable sales with four sales in the five-figure range. The top sale this week goes to Sedo where FoodFuture.com went for a cool $25,000. The CVCV .com’s continue to rise in value and it seems that in some cases reseller prices for great CVCVs are closing in on end-user prices.

Check out Keith his latest post for some brandable sales in the X,xx range.

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