Brandable domain name sales week 28: eBiz.com, Savu.com, Tempr.com

Summer Break. We’ve entered a couple of months that are traditionally a bit slow for domain name sales. Nonetheless, last week was still bursting with activity and we’ve charted four brandable sales in the five-figure range. The top-grossing sales is that of eBiz.com which found a new home for a cool $20,000 via auction platform SnapNames.com

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Brandable domain name sales week 21 – 27: Paga.com, ReviewMe.com, Creatio.com

I took a bit of a break from writing here and publishing the weekly list. I first spend a week with Efty co-founder Lionel in France where we both ran a personal record at the marathon Du Mont Saint-Michel and after that, I traveled to Portugal with my family for a holiday followed by attending NamesCon in Cascais.

It was my first time attending NamesCon Europe and I am happy that I’ve made the trip to Portugal to attend. The setup is significantly smaller than NamesCon Global but the content, speakers, and location were all excellent. The biggest draw for me is the networking as a lot of folks came out to Lisbon a few days in advance which meant there was plenty of time to catch up with everyone and share a meal, a few drinks or even do some sightseeing together. This in comparison to NamesCon Global where meetings are often back-to-back with little time left at the end of the day.

Ok, back to the sales data! Below we have a list of almost 100 brandable domain names for you that sold during these last few weeks.

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Brandable domain name sales week 19 & 20: Medidata.com, Thiink.com, Yona.com

I wasn’t able to find the time last week to pull together a list so we have two weeks of sales data for you in this post. And what a list it is! Almost the entire list consists of five-figure sales. To say the market for brandable domain names is hot is an understatement. The mega sale of Medidata.com for $600,000 tops this weeks list and is also the highest brandable sale to make it to the list so far this year. George Kirikos uncovered the sale while examining an SEC filing (page 14) made by the buyer, public company Medidata Solutions, a provider of software solutions for clinical research in life sciences.

Another notable sale that left some people scratching their heads was that of Thiink.com which sold for a cool $50,000. Keith deBoer has written a lot about the double letter trend, with the first article dating back to 2016

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Brandable Trends and The Rise of FemTech

The bottom line is you have to work way smarter and harder now. Don’t fool yourself into thinking you can go out and buy a few domains and that’s it.”

—  Tia Wood, Domainer and web consultant 

The brandable domaining landscape is always in flux. It’s an evolving business environment in a slow, but constant, state of change.  New technologies and cultural shifts create and destroy consumer habits, interests, fads, emerging markets and brandable domaining sales trends. 

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What Kind of Domainer Are You? Part Three: Buy and Hold

A great domain name has to ripen. Like planting a fruit tree. In TIME it may bear fruit. I don’t think about selling. Never do.  For some Domainers business is a sprint and always running.  For others it’s a marathon. I am on the marathon side. Turtle always wins.
– Rick Schwartz, The Domain King

My final entry for this three part series is an exploration of the Buy and Hold style of domaining.  Traditionally it’s a long term, passive style of domain investment wherein domains are held for years despite regular, albeit sub-par, offers. Trends and fluctuations in the domain markets don’t affect the Buy and Hold domainer who possesses a deep sense of conviction and unwavering faith in his/her asset’s value and their strong potential for very lucrative paydays.

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Brandable domain name sales week 17: CasinoEngine.com, BotLab.com, Xoco.com

We continue to see some very strong sales in the brandable space despite the lack of marketplaces that are reporting sales data these days. Sedo tops the chart with the sale of CasinoEngine.com for a cool $40,000. Raymond over at TheDomains used this sale as an example of why automated appraisal tools such as Estibot and GoDaddy’s GoValue often miss the mark which you can read here. I tend to agree with some of the readers in the comment section that a sale like this is a more an exception than the rule and more specifically with the following comment:

“It is not a great name. In this case, the automated appraisals are more accurate about its value than the person who bought it. This is more a flukey sale than anything. Great sale but it is not the poster boy for appraisals being wrong.”

Source: TheDomains comment section.

Often it is sales like these that get new domain name investors overly excited yet off to the wrong start, registering mediocre domains and pricing these too high, completely ruining any chance of a sale.

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Brandable domain name sales week 16: Pibo.com, Jehu.com, Eyup.com

The top sale last week was that of Lantek.com which sold for $19,000 on Sedo. The buyer is a company by the same name which provides software solutions for companies fabricating sheet metal (among other things). They have been using the LantekSms.com domain name so this is a nice upgrade for them. A bit of research with the help of DomainIQ shows a Korean domain name investor as the previous owner.

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Brandable domain name sales week 15: Fiku.com, GoJoy.com, Comba.com

Boom! We have a record number of twelve brandable domain sales in the five-figure range this week. The top grossing sale is that of FusionBank.com which sold for a whopping $65,000. You would assume the buyer is Kansas-based First State Bank & Trust Co which currently operates from the Fusion.Bank domain name but so far FusionBank.com still points to Sedo parking page and the Whois contact details still show Sedo’s transfer service. A bit of research on DomainIQ shows that the seller is most likely from South Korea.

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How I Evaluate and Acquire Expiring Domains


“In my years of scanning expiring domain name lists I’ve found that only 7% – 12% of all names, that expire, mean anything to more than one person”

– Frank Schilling , founder of Uniregistry

There are many resources for acquiring brandable domains such as hand registration, a fellow domainer, or “the drops”.  But one of the most popular methods is trolling the vast pool of domains that expire daily.

Aside from the expiring domain auctions at places like GoDaddy and SnapNames many domainers look for gems in the GoDaddy Closeouts.  This is a precarious task since all the domains that reach the Closeout marketplace have already been examined by dozens of other domain investors and been deemed unworthy of a bid at auction. 

Therefore to be a successful Closeout domain buyer one needs an eye keen enough to see treasure where others saw trash.

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