Brandable domain name sales week 18:,,

Another week with a few BIG brandable sales. Most notable was the sale of the expired 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 and which both sold at Sedo.

Here’s today’s list:

Domain NamePriceWhere$66,000GoDaddy$49,000Sedo$30,000Sedo$9,000Sedo$9,000Sedo$8,000DomainMarket$6,099GoDaddy$5,999Sedo$5,502NameJet$5,341Sedo$4,500NameJet$4,500Sedo$4,360Sedo$3,850Sedo$3,750GoDaddy$3,720GoDaddy$3,701NameJet$3,700DropCatch$3,500Sedo$3,291Sedo

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.

7 thoughts on “Brandable domain name sales week 18:,,

  1. This is seriously crazy to see selling for 66K and if the buyer makes payment and gets it, I’m sure he will be making a big loss here. If the new buyer has that much money to throw away, we can sell far better domains at less price yeah Doron 😉

    1. Absolutely. For some reason expired domain auctions often result in much higher sales prices than normal auctions. I doubt this name would have sold for five figures if it was a Namejet pre-release or Flippq auction for example.

      1. Because investors imagine the domain had previously a site, so potentially much more type-in traffic, links back and search engines inclusions than a parked domain.

        1. Such crazy investors that they don’t even bother doing basic research whether that domain has any backlinks, type-in traffics. What kind of investors are they! LOL
          But you’re right that most people jump into bidding war thinking they are buying gem considering those metrics you mentioned.

  2. GD expired auctions are a shark frenzy. Prices out of control. To think that there would be TWO people who would bid this up so high is astounding. It’s a fantastic name but very hard to sell to a valid end user. How many new, International airlines appear each year? Yea, that’s the potential customer base. And who wants to be named after a prior, well known, failed company?

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