Brandable domain name sales week 20: TravelHacker.com, Mepo.com, WeTube.com

It was a bit a bit of a slower week for brandable domain name sales as we saw only two sales reaching five figures. Those names were Fasi.com which changed hands on NameJet for $11,100 and TravelHacker.com, an expired domain name from 1999 that went for exactly $10k on GoDaddy Auctions. Before you wonder why a two-keyword brandable would sell for that much you have to understand what “travel hacking” is all about. It is best described as the art of collecting frequent flier points and miles to get free flights, hotels, tours, and more. Many people do it and many people search for travel hacks online.

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Brandable domain name sales week 19: Raxi.com, EverTrust.com, PixelPerfect.com

It is the third consecutive week in which we can report five or more sales exceeding the $10,000 sales price. The market for brandables is hot and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.  Sedo.com is dominating the chart but that’s for the simple reason they are the only end-user focused marketplace that currently reports sales. I expect Uniregistry to report a gigantic number of sales again soon as they usually do around this time of the year.

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The Brandable Insider: Slinq.com, Zunky.com, TheLearningSpace.com

I haven’t done a recently-sold review in a while so I thought now would be a good time. I’ve picked an array of names, in different styles and genres. All of them sold for under $600. For each one I’ve given my thoughts on why I think the name works and what industries it might be used for.

In most cases, I think these names sold at higher than “normal” prices which is great for the sellers, not so good for the buyers. What’s interesting about that though, is that people like Rick Schwartz and Drew Rosener say that while the low end of the aftermarket is currently way overpriced, many high end domains, particularly 3Ls, are going at bargain prices. Go figure. Here’s the names.
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Brandable domain name sales week 18: WorldAirways.com, Redex.com, Ampa.com

Another week with a few BIG brandable sales. Most notable was the sale of the expired WorldAirways.com domain name which sold for a whopping $66,000 on GoDaddy auctions. The domain name was the home of World Airways, Inc, an American airline that ceased operations in 2014.  It seems like a lot of money for a domain name investor to pay for a domain name like this, especially since the chances of a future airline naming themselves World Airways seem to be extremely unlikely to me.

Some other notable sales include those of SeaCapital.com and eSoft.com which both sold at Sedo.

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The Brandable Domainer: Hand Reg to Sale in Two Weeks

The way most people want to negotiate in an email. They want to lay out their whole game plan and their chain of logic. What happens in that static communication is the reader gets a chance to look at where the email starts and where the email ends and they get to sit there and stare at it. Then if they don’t like where it ends they just move back, four or five moves, and take off in a different direction. So my first recommendation is to make one move at a time in an email.Chris Voss, Author of Never Split The Difference

A couple of years ago I hand regged a domain and sold it two weeks later. Doron says our readers really like to hear the details of successful domain sales. Even the small ones. So I’m gonna give the details of this one for you. As I’ve done before I’m going to publish the exact content of the emails so you can read and analyze them for yourself.

Domaining like everything else in life is a learning experience. Looking back at the emails I see some things I did well and some areas where I made mistakes or could have done better. Hopefully you can learn from them too.  (more…)

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Brandable domain name sales week 17: BeAmazed.com, Zoko.com, LeadCenter.com

It was a stellar week for brandable domain name sales with nine sales in the five-figure range. The two largest sales were reported by DomainMarket where BeAmazed.com sold for a cool $34,888 and TripleCherry.com fetched an impressive $19,888. An interesting sale was that of Avazu.com which sold for $20,100 at NameJet after the previous owner dropped the domain. The reason for the high price is most likely the fact that there’s a well-fundedglobal advertising company based out of Shanghai with the same name which currently uses the AvazuInc.com domain name.

Some names I like this week include NativeMedia.com, Zoko.com and LeadCenter.com

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The Brandable Insider: How to Find Good Domains for Hand Registration

“Want to be successful in the domain business? Don’t piss your money away”Michael Berkens

Every year it becomes increasingly more difficult and time consuming to find saleable brandable domains that are available for hand registration. It’s now so laborious, that its value for domainers that have good paying jobs and/or enough funds to purchase quality domains in the aftermarket, is questionable. However, as I mentioned in last week’s blog, if you have the time (maybe you’re unemployed) and enjoy spending hour after hour “panning for brandable gold” here are some tips on how to find good brandables.
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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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The Brandable Insider: Hand Reg Is Dead. Or Is It?

The big $$ is with the end user. You have to be patient and position yourself with a commercial location to be in THEIR PATH.Rick Schwartz, the Domain King

I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say hand reg is dead. I don’t think it’s true. I’ve sold a few dozen hand registered brandable domains over the past two years for prices between $2k and $3k. Was it easy? No. Did it require hundreds of hours of hard work? Yes. Was it worth it? Well…..maybe.

Domainers can still hand reg saleable brandable domains but it’s becoming increasingly difficult and very, very time consuming. To make matters worse, only a tiny percentage of what we reg and renew will sell to an end user in any given 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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