Brandable domain name sales week 19 & 20: Medidata.com, Thiink.com, Yona.com

I wasn’t able to find the time last week to pull together a list so we have two weeks of sales data for you in this post. And what a list it is! Almost the entire list consists of five-figure sales. To say the market for brandable domain names is hot is an understatement. The mega sale of Medidata.com for $600,000 tops this weeks list and is also the highest brandable sale to make it to the list so far this year. George Kirikos uncovered the sale while examining an SEC filing (page 14) made by the buyer, public company Medidata Solutions, a provider of software solutions for clinical research in life sciences.

Another notable sale that left some people scratching their heads was that of Thiink.com which sold for a cool $50,000. Keith deBoer has written a lot about the double letter trend, with the first article dating back to 2016

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Brandable domain name sales week 17: CasinoEngine.com, BotLab.com, Xoco.com

We continue to see some very strong sales in the brandable space despite the lack of marketplaces that are reporting sales data these days. Sedo tops the chart with the sale of CasinoEngine.com for a cool $40,000. Raymond over at TheDomains used this sale as an example of why automated appraisal tools such as Estibot and GoDaddy’s GoValue often miss the mark which you can read here. I tend to agree with some of the readers in the comment section that a sale like this is a more an exception than the rule and more specifically with the following comment:

“It is not a great name. In this case, the automated appraisals are more accurate about its value than the person who bought it. This is more a flukey sale than anything. Great sale but it is not the poster boy for appraisals being wrong.”

Source: TheDomains comment section.

Often it is sales like these that get new domain name investors overly excited yet off to the wrong start, registering mediocre domains and pricing these too high, completely ruining any chance of a sale.

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Brandable domain name sales week 16: Pibo.com, Jehu.com, Eyup.com

The top sale last week was that of Lantek.com which sold for $19,000 on Sedo. The buyer is a company by the same name which provides software solutions for companies fabricating sheet metal (among other things). They have been using the LantekSms.com domain name so this is a nice upgrade for them. A bit of research with the help of DomainIQ shows a Korean domain name investor as the previous owner.

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Brandable domain name sales week 15: Fiku.com, GoJoy.com, Comba.com

Boom! We have a record number of twelve brandable domain sales in the five-figure range this week. The top grossing sale is that of FusionBank.com which sold for a whopping $65,000. You would assume the buyer is Kansas-based First State Bank & Trust Co which currently operates from the Fusion.Bank domain name but so far FusionBank.com still points to Sedo parking page and the Whois contact details still show Sedo’s transfer service. A bit of research on DomainIQ shows that the seller is most likely from South Korea.

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Brandable domain name sales week 14: Hackly.com, SmokeLand.com, Tirox.com

April is off to a great start with six sales reaching five-figures in the brandable category. The top grossing sale is AppleGreen.com which sold for a cool $56,000 at Sedo. The domain name was the subject of a UDRP back in 2013. A Chinese buyer forked out $18,938 to win an expired domain name auction at DropCatch for FamilyMart.com. If you have traveled around Asia, and especially Japan you might recognize Family Mart as one of the largest convenience store chains in this part of the world, only surpassed by 7-eleven. Risky purchase or a smart investment?

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Brandable domain name sales week 12 & 13: CBDClub.com, Rezy.com, ConnectNow.com

CBD domain names are 🔥🔥

CBD which is the acronym for cannabidiol is a chemical compound in marijuana with a variety of uses and with the recent legalization of marijuana use in many American states the potential market for CBD oil alone is estimated to be worth $1.2 billion by 2020. Last week, a Las Vegas CBD oil company acquired the exact match domain name CBDOil.com for $500,240 and it’s a brandable CBD related domain name that is topping the brandable list as well.

CBDClub.com sold for a cool $30,000 at PotDomains – a specialized domain name marketplace for, you guessed it, marijuana domain names.

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Brandpa turns two and shares some numbers

Brandable domain name marketplace Brandpa recently turned two years old and shared some interesting stats such as the number of domain names on the marketplace, average sale price, and the overall sell-through-rate.

Brandpa is a similar marketplace to BrandBucket or Brandroot in the sense that they curate their marketplace, charge a listing fee and then design a logo and write descriptions for each domain name. What differentiates Brandpa is a lower commission and listing fee and sellers do not have to pay a $100 fee for the logo when one of their names sell. Although each domain name is listed with a Buy-It-Now price, buyers on Brandpa can also submit offers and negotiate on price depending on the seller’s settings.

An example of a Branda For-Sale landing page.

Personally, I listed a small portfolio of 26 domain names on Brandpa in March 2018 and so far have sold 3 domain names for an average of $2,398 per domain name (after 25% commission).

The numbers below are copied directly from their newsletter.

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Brandable domain name sales week 11: BitcoinPlus.com, Wope.com, Cannabees.com

The top grossing sale of last week was Vivlio.com which sold for a cool $25,000 at Sedo. The buyer is a French distribution platform for ebooks called TEA which stands for The Ebook Alternative. It was a bit of a mystery for me why they forked out $25k for this domain name until I saw they operate a site on Vivlio.fr

BitcoinPlus.com also sold via Sedo, showing that altough significantly less, there’s still some money going around in crypto-related domain names

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Brandable domain name sales week 10: Ribi.com, Msngr.com, Clonezilla.com

The top grossing sale of the week is for a domain name that would go mostly ignored if it would end up on a pending delete list: Fivelements.com

It sold for a cool $19,000 at Sedo and was purchased by Fitness First Asia, one of the largest fitness brands in the world, and the largest in Southeast Asia. They also operate an eco-wellness brand called Fivelements which currently uses the Fivelements.org domain name.

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