Brandable domain name sales week 1 & 2: Flapp.com, Purem.com, SmartCat.com

The new year is off to a decent start with a good number of five-figure brandable sales during the first two weeks of 2020. The $22,500 sale of Flapp.com is leading the chart. The domain name remains parked but the Whois shows that the buyer is a company named Travellab Global from South Africa. Purem.com fetched a cool $18,860 at Sedo but the domain remains parked as well.

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Top 100 brandable domain name sales for 2019

Five years ago I compiled a list of the top 100 brandable domain name sales during 2014 which planted the seed for a weekly blog series on the highest, reported, brandable domain name sales all throughout 201520162017, 2018 and now 2019.  Based on more than 1000 brandables sales we curated this year I have once again compiled a list of the top 100 brandable domain name sales for 2019.

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 19 on the list, Thiink.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 6, OneHome.com, for example, is a brandable domain name while BuyHome.com would not have made this list.
  • Variation on words are allowed, such as No 62, Wearly.com

The 100 biggest sales this year account for $4,006,630.00 in sales compared to $3,079,880 in 2018, $4,516,680 in 2017, $3,343,894 in 2016, $3,168,440 in 2015 and $2,989,652 in 2014.

Sedo is the dominating sales venue for the 2nd year in a row claiming 42 spots on the list with GoDaddy (Auctions) as the surprising runner-up, accounting for 17% of sales despite the facts that these are a most likely investment instead of end-user sales.

Unfortunately, Afternic, Dan.com and niche marketplaces such as BrandBucket do not share sales data and sales made through platforms such as Efty remain private unless a seller decides to report a sale to DNJournal or NameBio.

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Brandable domain name sales week 51 & 52: Novo.com, XChange.com, Invinity.com

I hope everyone had a great Christmas holiday and is looking forward to the new year and a new decade. For me, looking back at the past 10 years, getting started with investing in domain names and co-founding Efty are the best business decisions I made. On the personal side, getting married and having our daughter top the list and health-wise, quitting smoking and starting running has made an enormous impact. I wish you all a healthy, happy and prosperous 2020. Thanks for reading 🙏

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Brandable domain name sales week 50: OneHome.com, Davu.com, Ridely.com

Sedo is topping the list this week with its $70,000 sale of OneHome.com. It’s unclear to me who the buyer was but the domain name moved to MarkMonitor while the nameservers remain pointed at what seems to be a zero-click parking provider.

KitchenSurfing.com was an expired domain that used to be the home of a startup that booked private chefs to cook dinners in people’s homes on demand. They shut down in 2016 after four years in business and burning through over $20M in funding.

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Brandable domain name sales week 49: Loxo.com, Revv.com, CyberCar.com

The top-grossing sale of last week goes to NameJet where the expired Loxo.com domain sold for $18,056. Looking at the Whois details of the domain it seems the transfer of the domain hasn’t completed yet. Another notable expired domain sale is that of Revv.com which went for $14,750 at GoDaddy Auctions. There’s an Indian car-rental startup that raised $23.3M that goes by the name of Revv and is currently using Revv.co.in for its domain.

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Brandable domain name sales week 47 & 48: GreenRoads.com, CryptoCart.com, SlotCity.com

I have a double dose of sales data for you guys as we gathered all reported brandable domain names sales from the last couple of weeks in this post. The six-figure sale of GreenRoads.com is topping the chart as CBD company Green Roads of Florida, LLC purchased the domain name for $160,000 after failing to win it in a cybersquatting dispute. Karma served.

Another noticeable sale was that of CryptoCart.com which went for a cool $58,178 at Sedo, showing there’s still plenty of money going around in the crypto space. The seller made a 15 x return on its investment after a 3-year hold.

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Brandable domain name sales week 44 & 45: Saxx.com, Orius.com, Thinkster.com

We have a double dose of sales data for you as we list all reported brandable domain names sales from the last couple of weeks in this post. A whopping 18 of them reached five-figures showing that the market for this segment is smoking hot at the moment.

The top sale goes to GoDaddy Auctions where Aiting.com sold for $73,000. A quick lookup on Ahrefs shows you why. The domain name has close to 900k backlinks from over 3000 different websites.

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Brandable domain name sales week 43: MailManager.com, Qiro.com, ChainTalk.com

Last week was a little slow for brandable domain name sales as we only charted two sales in the five-figure range. The top-grossing went to Sedo where MailManager.com sold for a cool $13,000. The domain name currently still resolves to a Uniregistry parked page but I believe the buyer is UK-based 28Hands, a software company that runs an email management tool called Mail Manager.

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Brandable domain name sales week 42: Loxo.com, Ohne.com, PowerHost.com

Boom. More than half of the sales on this week’s list are in the five-figure range. The top sale goes to NameJet where the expired domain Loxo.com went for a cool $18,000. Organic period products (aka tampons) creator ohne which is currently selling from ohne.co acquired the matching Ohne.com domain name for $15,000 via Uniregistry which for now, forwards to the .co domain. The femtech company previously raised an undisclosed amount of funding.

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