I think it’s safe to say that 2017 has been the year in which we really saw reseller prices for brandable domain names skyrocket in the aftermarket. When I started out investing in domain names four years ago I was able to grab domain names such as Obria.com (sold for $4,696), FoxPaw.com (sold for $3,500) and LaunchMonster.com (sold for $ 3,795) for $69 or less. More often than not I was the only bidder on these type of names and even on the better names, the competition wasn’t as fierce as it is today. I won the Efty.com domain name for only $203 on NameJet in the summer of 2013. In domain name investing the money is often made on the buy so my question this week is; are there still good deals to be made in the aftermarket? Below are 10 recent purchases (all from the last 30-days) that I believe are smart pickups by investors, leaving enough money for a profitable flip. All data is courtesy of our friends over at NameBio.
- SocialGuys.com sold for $500 at Flippa
- DreamCode.com sold for $295 at NameJet
- Izro.com sold for $435 at GoDaddy Auctions
- Plansy.com sold for $404 at DropCatch
- CloudVip.com sold for $500 at GoDaddy Auctions
- BuzzPress.com sold for $500 at Flippa
- HackMedia.com sold for $367 at GoDaddy Auctions
- Confirmly.com sold for $232 at GoDaddy Auctions
- ViralStuff.com sold for $420 at DropCatch
- TurboForce.com sold for $410 at NameJet
What do you think, do these acquisitions prices leave enough money to turn a profit? Would you advise someone new to the industry to build a portfolio with aftermarket buys in today’s market or go a different route such as hand-registering available domain names or perhaps invest in some of the new domain extensions instead?
Here are some solid domain names coming up for auction at NameJet: