Brandable domain name sales week 37: Zeda.com, WaveGuard.com, Viddy.com

September is usually a great month for domain name sales and this year is no exception to that rule. Last week we saw a whopping twelve five-figure brandable domain name sales reported. The top reported sale is that of DynamicInsight.com which sold at DomainMarket.com for a cool $28,500. The buyer is a German computer software startup. According to Mike Mann his Twitter the domain name was purchased in 2011 for $354.

Zeda.com was an expired domain and sold at GoDaddy Auctions for what I consider to be near end-user pricing. It’s not clear if the domain name has been paid for yet as the Whois is currently still showing Afternic as the owner.

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81 Newly Funded Companies and their Domain Names: HotelEngine.com, Gambling.com, Stoke.world

Back in January 2015, shortly after starting this blog, I decided it would be a good idea to publish a weekly list of recently funded startups and their domain names. You can find the very first list I published here and together with the help of Candace Cook we published almost 160 lists, covering and analyzing more than 10,000 startups and their domain names.

The series became a weekly favorite for many readers but it took many hours for us to research and compile the list and then publish it so we stopped publishing the list 4 years later, in January 2018.

Thanks to some recent updates to Crunchbase’s Pro subscription I am now able to export a list of data in minutes compared to hours it used to take to do this manually which means I am bringing this weekly series back to the blog.

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Brandable domain name sales week 35 & 36: Lubio.com, Indico.com, BlueSteel.com

I want to give a quick shout out to our latest sponsor, the original brandable domain name marketplace: BrandBucket. They recently acquired competitor BrandRoot who had been advertising with DNgeek for several years and BrandBucket was happy to continue to do so after the acquisition. I’ve been following the company since I started investing in domain names back in 2013 and doing so definitely contributed to me taking an interest in the brandable domain name category.

The company’s founder Margot Bushnaq can be credited with pioneering the now popular concept of presenting a domain name as a “brand in a box”, complete with a professional logo and creative description, helping a visitor to envision a brand more easily.

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Brandable domain name sales week 34: AceTech.com, Homee.com, Explorify.com

Sedo is taking all three podium spots this week with the sale of AceTech.com for $83,637 topping the chart. There’s a large number of companies across the world that go by the name “Ace Tech” but the smart buyer of the exact match .com brand domain name is Ireland-based, ACETECH, a global manufacturer of vehicle intelligence solutions for emergency service fleets which upgraded from the less undesirable and not-so-global AceTechSolutions.ie domain.

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Brandable domain name sales week 33: DigitalBrain.com, CreateMe.com, WinnerWinner.com

As expected, Uniregistry puts a prominent mark on our weekly sales list, being the most dominant marketplace with 8 out of the top 20 sales for the week. Sedo still managed to take the top spot however with their $28,309 sale of DigitalBrain.com. The domain name has a private Whois and is not resolving as of yet. DomainIQ shows the domain name was previously owned by a UK-based technology company building cloud solutions for the education sector.

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Brandable domain name sales week 32: LiveWell.com, Profix.com, Toha.com

With Uniregistry now reporting 20 of their top-grossing public sales every week I expect we’re going to see at least a couple of additional five-figure sales making their way into the list. The chart is topped by what most likely is an investor purchase, with LiveWell.com going for a whopping $53,000 at GoDaddy’s expired auctions. This domain name has quite an interesting history as Raymond Hackney from TLD Investors wrote on his blog here.

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GoDaddy’s Advice on How to Be a Successful Domainer

Develop a good business plan and make sure you have a secondary source of income because full time or even part time domaining could take a while. —  Tia Wood, Domainer, Web Consultant 

Every year one of the highlights of NamesCon is the presentation by GoDaddy.  It’s always well organized, with good visuals and lots of data based information. 

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Brandable domain name sales week 31: ProPawn.com, Unik.com, AudioMedia.com

I was very pleased to read that Uniregistry decided to start sharing (some) sales data on a weekly basis, rather than once or twice a year. From my understanding, they will be sharing the top 20 sales that aren’t under a non-disclosure agreement. Uniregistry’s brokerage team and sales platform move a lot of inventory and they have been a very dominant marketplace in our annual chart with the top 100 brandable domain name sales each year. Their sales will be included in our list as of next week.

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Brandable domain name sales week 30: Tinka.com, eSolar.com, Kodit.com

The top-grossing brandable sale of last week was that of Tinka.com which exchanged hands for $25,000 via Sedo. The domain name currently sits parked and the Whois is private. The runner up is eSolar.com, an expired domain name which was auctioned via GoDaddy Auctions and ended at $20,750. The current owner according to Whois still shows as Afternic so I am unsure if the domain name has been paid for yet.

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Brandable domain name sales week 29: Simplist.com, Mondia.com, ClickStream.com

We have two $30,000 end-user sales top the list this week with a mortgage company named Simplist upgrading from GoSimplist.com to Simplist.com and a Dubai-based digital media company operating from Mondia.io purchasing the matching Mondia.com domain name.

The expired domain name ClickStream.com just sold at GoDaddy Auctions for $20,600. There are a number of potential end-users for which the domain name would make a nice upgrade.

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