Brandable domain name sales week 11:,,

It was another terrific week for brandable domain name sales with five five-figure sales. The top sale goes to which sold for a cool $67,000 on domain marketplace Afternic but the sale with the most interesting story is definitely which was acquired as a domain upgrade by SaaS startup Snappa which was previously operating from the domain. Co-founder Christopher Gimmer wrote a very detailed blog post explaining why they wanted to upgrade to the matching .com and how the negotiations and acquisition of the domain name went down. I do disagree with Christopher his closing thoughts that “your preferred domain name will always be there waiting for you when the time is right.”. My advice for startups is to always try and acquire the matching .com before you launch and not once you have a viable business up and running because you will often find yourself presented with an inflated price tag for the domain.

Here’s this weeks list:

Domain NamePriceWhere$67,000Afternic$40,000Pvt sale$20,000DomainMarket$10,100NameJet$10,000Sedo$8,750Sedo$8,000Sedo$7,910Sedo$7,500Sedo$7,420Sedo$7,000Sedo$6,988BuyDomains$6,500NameJet$6,500Sedo$6,000Sedo$5,250Sedo$5,194Sedo$5,194Sedo$5,100NameJet$5,000Sedo

Please do keep in mind that these are the highest sales that have been reported at NameBio et al. This list is meant to help give you insights and is nowhere near complete as many sales are kept private and the major marketplaces specializing in brandable domains do not report their sales. Some domain name sales might not have been paid for yet. 

If you know of any recent, verifiable brandable domain name sales please do let me know so I can include them in next week’s report.

Doron Vermaat

Doron has over a decade of professional experience in marketing and business development for technology startups in both Europe and Asia. He is the product guy behind domain name management software, Efty and the founder of High West a specialized recruiter for tech and digital talent. In his spare time, he moonlights as a domain name investor. He lives in bustling Hong Kong with his wife Fay, daughter Isla and their rescue dog Pepper.

4 thoughts on “Brandable domain name sales week 11:,,

  1. might have some serious TM issues given that Marketo is quite a large SaaS company recently acquired by a VC firm with very deep pockets. was a good sale at $5K

  2. Looks like may be an upgrade for Both reside in UK now, although domain does not resolve, and WHOIS shows registrant as simply Centus with a virtual office address.

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