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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What Kind of Domainer Are You? Part Two: Riding the Trends

I don’t have some secret method to my madness.  I have a wheelhouse that I feel comfortable with and I usually stay in it.

– Domain Shane

In the stock market there are different kinds of investors and traders. There’s short term day traders and then there’s a style called, swing trading.  In this approach the trader doesn’t attempt to anticipate every market move but instead takes positions in stocks that have established a clear trend. The swing trader maintains his/her short/long position for as long as the stock stays within their preset parameters.

In this style or system of trading the investor misses out on the beginning and end of the trend but, when successfully executed, he/she will capture the meat of the move and obtain a handy profit.

A swing trader in the stock market has a correlate in domaining. It’s what that I call a “trend rider.”

Whether they know it or not, this niche is where the majority of domainers reside, most of the time, and it’s the place that I call home as well.

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A Quick Guide to Artificial Intelligence Domains

Successful domain name investors buy domain names that other people want. – Michael Cyger

One of the biggest, current and future, trends in technology is artificial intelligence (AI).  Whether you realize it or not AI is already embedded in your daily life and it’s increasing all the time. 

Each time you contact Amazon customer service, make a banking transaction, use your smartphone, your Echo virtual assistant or a late model car, some type of artificial intelligence is at work.  Already some 47% of all companies have embedded some type of AI into their business model.

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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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What Kind of Domainer Are You? Part One: Domain Flipping

After being shot down numerous times, I humbled myself and came to the stark realization that this is a much more intricate process.

Ali Zandi

Before we buy a domain we should have a concrete plan for selling it. For veteran domainers this is an almost instantaneous calculation when they consider a domain purchase.  Beginners, on the other hand, may need to write down and think through their plan before hand.  In either case a practical plan should include both a buy and sell price, a list of potential customers and preferred methods for transactions (sales venue, payment process, commission and escrow fees etc).

Without a plan we might acquire a domain with little to no marketability or overpay and lose potential profit. 

This process will be different for different types of domainers including what I call flippers, trend riders and investors.

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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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Eight Ways to Fail at Domaining

“A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.”Henry Kissinger

Profitable domainers fail 97% of the time on the way to selling 3% of their inventory each year.  Domaining is a highly speculative endeavor.  To be profitable means walking a virtual tightrope of income, expenses and probabilities.  On top of that we have to compete with thousands of other domainers from around the globe. So if we want to exceed – we have to excel.  On the other hand, if we want to fail, there’s at least eight ways to do it:

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