Post your 3 best new gTLD domain names.

Last week I asked you guys to share your best 3 brandable domain names and that post received almost 100 comments. It’s great to see what different investors consider there best domain names in a certain niche so I thought it would be nice to do a similar post asking everyone to share their 3 best domain names in one of the many new extensions that have come available during the last few years.

Regular readers know I mainly invest in .com domain names but I do own a few (around 25) domains in the new gTLDS. I have received a handful of inquiries over the years but I have yet to make my very first sales of a new gTLD.  Personally, I think its best to only invest in one-word domains when buying new extensions and that the before and after the dot word combination needs to makes sense.

Since I don’t have much experience in buying and/or selling domains in this niche I won’t likely give as much feedback on comments like I did last week.

My best 3 domain names in the new gTLDs are: (more…)

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Brandable domain name sales week 48: Krispy.com, Temana.com, Zenco.com

With six reported sales in the five-figure range, it was a splendid week for brandable domain name sales again.  The top grossing sales was a misspelling of the word crispy: Krispy.com. It sold for $40,000 and currently still forwards to a website owned by the seller of the domain. It will be interesting to see how the domain name will be put to use by the new owner.

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Post your 3 best brandable domain names.

The weekend is coming up and I thought it would be fun to ask everyone to share their 3 best (or favorite) brandable domain names.  Different people have different interpretations of what makes a domain name brandable so it should be interesting to see what domain names are being shared. Please feel free to comment on domains submitted by others but let’s keep it civilized, constructive and try to add value.  Personally, I will be happy to give feedback on domains if you like that.

Please post your 3 best (or favorite) brandable domain names in the comments. I will start.

Right now, my three favorite brandable domain names are: (more…)

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Brandable domain name sales week 47: Limata.com, SuperFish, SalesNinja.com

It was a slow week for brandable domain names which is most likely because of the long Thanksgiving weekend in the US. Not a single five-figure sale was reported which makes Limata.com the top-grossing sale with $7,661. The domain name sold at Sedo and is already in use by a German direct imaging equipment manufacturer that goes by the same name. Its a good example of a nice invented name in the CVCVCV pattern. I’ve sold a few similar 6-letter domains to end-users over the years including Colibo.com, Zumera.com and Zokura.com.

A dropped domain name that was caught and auctioned at DropCatch I liked was SalesNinja.com but it sold for a lot more than I am willing to pay for a two-keyword brandable in today’s market.

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Brandable domain name sales week 46: CoolDomains.com, Lora.com, MortgageMe.com

It was a pretty solid week for brandable domain name sales with five domains fetching five-figures. Mike Mann his DomainMarket.com claims the top 3 sales. According to archived screenshots, CoolDomains.com was listed with a $29,888 price tag but sold for about half that. Other domains I like on this list include Lora.com and MorgageMe.com

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Brandable domain name sales week 45: LegacyLife.com, InsightPro.com, GeekSpot.com

The top grossing brandable domain name sale from last week is LegacyLife.com which sold for a cool $30,000 at Sedo.com. The domain is still in transfer service and a quick Google search shows several potential end-users with the most obvious one being an insurance company that is currently using the very long LegacyLifeInsuranceSolutions.com url. Another domain name I like is InsightPro.com which sold for $7,000 and is already in use by the new owner. Last up we have GeekSpot.com which sold for $5,255 through the Efty platform. A lot more details on that sale, including the purchase price, can be found here.

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Brandable domain name sales week 44: GlobalEnergy.com, SpoilMe.com, SpacePay.com

After a few very strong weeks of brandable domain name sales, the market took a bit of a breather last week.  One of the more noticeable sales was that of GlobalEnergy.com, a dropped domain name that sold for $18,900 at auction at DropCatch. There’s a number of potential end-users for which the domain name could be a nice upgrade, hence the high price.

Some other domain names I like this week include SpoilMe.com, SpacePay.com and Etio.com

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Brandable domain name sales week 43: Koniku.com, Vejo.com, HappyChef.com

The big news this week is that Drew Rosener and his team at MediaOptions acquired all assets and intellectual property of DomainSherpa, the leading educational website in the domain space and that the show will continue under the new ownership. I’m excited about the news and looking forward to the new content that will be produced by Drew, Tess, and Chris.

With nine five-figure sales, it was another big week for brandable domain name sales too.  Some names I like on this weeks list include Vejo.com, HappyChef.com and MoneyMakers.com

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The Top 25 Cryptocurrency Domain Name Sales

Financial technology is slowly but steadily disrupting the traditional finance and banking industry with cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology behind it leading the wave of innovation and change.  Naturally, savvy domain name investors with an eye for spotting trends early on registered the best domain names related to these new digital currencies and technologies years ago and we’ve been seeing a steady flow of impressive end-user sales for domain names related to cryptocurrency with the $2 million sales of ETH.com (which is the acronym for popular cryptocurrency Ethereum) being the most recent reported sale.

In the light of that blockbuster sale, I thought it would be nice to compel a list with the help of the Namebio database of the 25 highest reported domain sales related to cryptocurrency and the blockchain.

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Brandable domain name sales week 41 & 42: MyWorld.com, Everex.com, Edio.com

I skipped last weeks sales report because I was in the Netherlands where I ran the Amsterdam marathon together with Efty Co-founder Lionel. It was my first road-running marathon and it was much harder than expected but a very memorable and worthwhile experience nonetheless as I wrote here.

It was a pretty wild couple of weeks for brandable domain name sales with our first ever reported seven-figure brandable sale and another five sales well into the five-figure range. The seven-figure sale was that of MyWorld.com which sold for a whopping $1,200,000. The seller was Anything.com and the sale was brokered by domain name broker extraordinaire Larry Fisher.

Another interesting sale was that of Everex.com which went for the unusually high amount of $50k+ on reseller platform NameJet for the sole reason that there’s a Blockchain-based microlending startup which currently uses Everex.io for their website. The Everex.com domain name now resolves to a Uniregistry For-Sale landing page with a minimum offer of $750,000

Some names that I like on this weeks list include Wona.com, Edio.com, HappyTurtle.com and HomeGeek.com

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