Brandable domain name sales week 19 & 20: Hemper.com, Dynamind.com, Memberly.com

It seems that the best strategy to get top dollars for your domains at the moment is simply letting them expire and go through the expired domain auction process. The disadvantage of this strategy is that DropCatch, GoDaddy or NameJet will pocket those dollars instead 🙂

Looking at today’s auction prices it sometimes seems that the domain name investor is the new end-user. A good example is Michael Bilde, a domain name investor from Denmark, who in recent weeks, added domains such as ixa.com (purchased for $30,767 at Sedo), Stallion.com (purchased from Elliot Silver for an undisclosed amount), Vodi.com (purchased for $9,007 at GoDaddy auctions), Diko.com (purchased for $10,110 at NameJet) and Boga.com ($12,000 at Sedo) to his already impressive portfolio on BrandBucket.

Here’s this weeks list: 

Domain NamePriceWhere
Hemper.com$36,150DropCatch
Viomi.com$30,716DropCatch
Viagio.com$19,888Sedo
Dynamind.com$15,000Sedo
HealthGate.com$11,750GoDaddy
BrandMates.com$10,000Sedo
LightVision.com$9,851Sedo
OKCareer.com$9,800Sedo
Kidso.com$8,500Sedo
Meez.com$7,001NameJet
OurSong.com$6,800Sedo
LevelNaturals.com$6,230GoDaddy
Rohe.com$5,099NameJet
HappyYoga.com$5,011GoDaddy
NetGuard.com$5,000NameJet
CanalPro.com$5,000Sedo
FlyFreedom.com$5,000Sedo
UPower.com$5,000Sedo
Memberly.com$4,999Sedo
FoxCash.com$4,500Sedo

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. 

Meanwhile, here are some solid brandable domains coming up for auction shortly:

At NameJet:

At GoDaddy:

 

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.

3 thoughts on “Brandable domain name sales week 19 & 20: Hemper.com, Dynamind.com, Memberly.com

  1. “It seems that the best strategy to get top dollars for your domains at the moment is simply letting them expire and go through the expired domain auction process. The disadvantage of this strategy is that DropCatch, GoDaddy or NameJet will pocket those dollars instead”

    I couldn’t agree with you more, Doron. Especially the GoDaddy expired auctions. Prices are so inflated these days. Over priced in comparison to end user, market values. I don’t think it’s a sustainable business model for most domainers or for the industry in general. With a sell through rate of 2%-5% domainers are engaging in a high, upfront investment with steep cash opportunity costs.

    For an experienced domainer like Michael Bilde, who has a solid sales history and a long term vision, I can see how it works. But for the majority of domainers who are buying under $500 it may be a bumpy road ahead and we may see continued turnover of these same domains year after year.

    Many people are chasing a rainbow. And just like at a casino, or in a gold rush the biggest winners are the casino owners, railroad moguls and the people selling picks and shovels – not the gamblers, miners and speculators (of which I am one) 🙂

    1. Nice to see you around here Keith. Your comments have been missed.

      I’m afraid that with limited access to Whois data the competition in drops and auctions will be even more fierce, making it even harder for newbies to build a portfolio.

  2. Appreciate this update. Weebly, Grammarly, Bitly, and many (Keyword+ly.com) sell are being used by corps and startups. Now, this Memberly.com was sold for $5K. Got my fingers crossed that I sell Softwarely.com .com this year.

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