Brandable domain name sales week 7: Universa.com, EarthToday.com, Adster.com

Last week was a splendid week for brandable domain name sales with eight sales reaching five-figures. Some domains that caught my attention were Universa.com which sold at Sedo for $10,625. The domain name is still under transfer but I expect blockchain startup Universa which currently uses Universa.io to be the buyer.  Two other names I like also sold at Sedo around the $10 mark: EarthToday.com and Adster.com. none of them resolving yet.

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Brandable domain name sales week 5 & 6: BlackWolf.com, Avora.com, Symbium.com

Kung Hei Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year everyone. 2018 is the year of the 🐕 which symbolizes luck and fortune and also happens to be my zodiac (born in 1982). I wish for a year of positive changes to help everyone prosper and succeed. We’re back with a double dose of brandable domain name sales data for you this week.  Most notable for me is the sale of BlackWolf.com which went for $10,200 on reseller marketplace NameJet. I had my eyes on this name because it is a fantastic brand but with reseller prices for these type of names hitting five-figures I am not willing to compete.

Elsewhere, Declan Conaty moved Symbium.com for a cool $9,000 through an Efty.com landing page. That’s a nice chunk of commission saved 🙂

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Brandable domain name sales week 3 & 4: CryptoWorld.com, Cloudo.com, Zyper.com

I wasn’t able to attend NamesCon this year because one of my friends tied the knot in Thailand around the same time.  And although a sunny beach in Thailand sounds a whole lot better than a Vegas hotel lobby I did miss catching up with the friends that I have made in the domain name industry over the years. It seems NamesCon is getting bigger and better every year and I’ll be making sure not to miss out on the next one.

Since I was away for the week I’ll bring you guys up to speed with the top brandable sales from the last two weeks. There’s a large number of cryptocurrency related names on the list again. I do wish I got in early on that trend myself but it’s also satisfying to see other’s such as FintechNames.com and CryptoDomains.com doing well in this niche.

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Brandable domain name sales week 2: DigitalCandy.com, Hoox.com, GreenRabbit.com

It was another decent week for brandable domain name sales with four sales reaching five-figures. The top-grossing sales was that of Otravo.com which was purchased by Dutch online travel company Otravo B.V. which operates some of the leading holiday sites in the Netherlands such as Vliegtickets.nl (Flight Tickets). The company does 180 million euros in revenue annually so $18k for a domain name should be a relatively small expense.

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Brandable domain name sales week 1: ChatChat.com, Exom.com, ThreeMonkeys.com

Welcome to the first brandable sales report of 2018. I recently put up the top 100 brandable domain names sales for 2017 and it was another record-breaking year for the brandable niche. Some interesting sales during the 1st week of the year include those of ChatChat.com, Exom.com and ThreeMonkeys.com

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Top 100 brandable domain name sales for 2017

Three years ago I compiled a list of the top 100 brandable domain name sales during 2014 which planted the seed for the weekly brandable sales posts on the highest, reported brandable domain name sales all throughout 20152016 and now 2017.  Based on more than 1000 reported brandables sales this year I have once again compiled a list of the top 100 brandable domain name sales for 2017.

The criteria for inclusion in the list remain the same as previous years.

  • No numeric domains
  • Dotcom only
  • No 2L & 3L domains (as they are a breed on their own)
  • No one-word dictionary domains (in any language). This means the sale of Hora.com is not included for example as it’s the Spanish word for Hour.
  • Unless a word has an alternative spelling such as No 121 on the list, Krispy.com
  • No 4-letter acronyms unless they are pronounceable and used as a brand name instead of an acronym (many examples of those on this list!)
  • Two keyword domains can qualify. No 50, PolarPro.com, for example, is a brandable domain name while PolarBear.com would not have made this list.
  • Variation on words are allowed, such as No 55, Towny.com

The 100 biggest sales this year account for $4,516,680 in sales compared to $3,343,894 in 2016, $3,168,440 in 2015 and $2,989,652 in 2014.

Uniregistry is once again the dominating sales venue claiming 47% of all sales on the list with Sedo.com as the runner-up, accounting for 26% of sales. Unfortunately, Afternic, GoDaddy, and niche marketplaces such as BrandBucket and BrandRoot.com do not share sales data and sales made through the Efty platform are private unless a seller decides to report a sale to DNJournal or NameBio.

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Brandable domain name sales week 51 & 52: Goldi.com, Pami.com, TheHotel.com

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a nice break and is looking forward to the new year ahead. I’ll be wrapping up the 2017 brandable domain name sales with a list of the top 20 sales from the last two weeks of the year and will be back later this week with the top 100 for the entire year.

The top sale goes to Sedo where Goldi.com sold for a cool $59,000 to video job search platform Goldi which has been using the GetGoldi.com domain name up to now. A very nice domain name upgrade and money well spent by the one-year-old startup.

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Brandable domain name sales week 50: MagicFiber.com, MeCoin.com, TheAmazon.com

It was a fairly strong week again for brandable domain name sales with four sales reaching five-figures.  The top grossing sale was that of MagicFiber.com which was purchased as a domain upgrade by online microfiber cloth retailer MagicFiber which is currently using the TheMagicFiber.com domain name. Another notable sale was that of MeCoin.com which sold for more than $20,000 at GoDaddy auctions after it’s former owner did not renew the domain.

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Brandable domain name sales week 49: Xango.com, JungleFish.com, ScienceGenius.com

With three reported sales in the five-figure range, it was a decent week for brandable domain name sales.  The top grossing sale was for Xango.com which sold for a cool $16,800 at auction at NameJet after it was dropped. Xango used to be a privately held multi-level-marketing company like Herbalife. Xango was acquired earlier this year by Zija International and it seems this company neglected to look after the Xango.com domain name and let it expire. Something you see quite often when companies get acquired. It seems like a risky purchase for a domain name investor because its safe to assume that Zija International owns the registered trademarks for the Xango term.

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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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