Brandable domain name sales week 40: Kura.com, HeyMoney.com, Varus.com

NameJet takes the top spot this week with the $68,495 sale of Kura.com. The domain name has been up for auction before if my memory serves me right but this is the first time it hit it’s reserve and changed hands. The Whois is under privacy so it isn’t clear who’s the new owner of the domain as of now.

Another notable sale was that of HeyMoney.com which sold for a cool $40,000 at Sedo. The buyer also acquired the new gTLD Hey.Money for $8,888 in the same week.

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Brandable domain name sales week 39: AITimes.com, Quor.com, Xandor.com

This year marked the biggest year in funding for artificial intelligence ventures yet. According to a report by CB Insights, the second quarter of 2019 saw a record of $7.4 billion invested in AI startups so it is no surprise really that AI-related domain names often make it into the chart. The top-grossing sale is for AITimes.com which sold for a cool $46,000 at Sedo. The domain name does not resolve at this moment and the recently updated Whois details show a Korean-based registrant as the owner.

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Brandable domain name sales week 38: DarkWallet.com, Cartex.com, Jihi.com

It was another juicy week for brandable domain name sales with more than 10 sales reported in the five-figure range. The top-grossing sale was reported by domain name investor AbdulBasit who moved DarkWallet.com via Afternic for $25,000. He shares some more details about this and another recent sale he closed on his blog here.

Dark Wallet is a cryptocurrency term for an open-source bitcoin platform designed for the sole purpose of protecting users’ privacy.

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Brandable domain name sales week 37: Zeda.com, WaveGuard.com, Viddy.com

September is usually a great month for domain name sales and this year is no exception to that rule. Last week we saw a whopping twelve five-figure brandable domain name sales reported. The top reported sale is that of DynamicInsight.com which sold at DomainMarket.com for a cool $28,500. The buyer is a German computer software startup. According to Mike Mann his Twitter the domain name was purchased in 2011 for $354.

Zeda.com was an expired domain and sold at GoDaddy Auctions for what I consider to be near end-user pricing. It’s not clear if the domain name has been paid for yet as the Whois is currently still showing Afternic as the owner.

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Brandable domain name sales week 35 & 36: Lubio.com, Indico.com, BlueSteel.com

I want to give a quick shout out to our latest sponsor, the original brandable domain name marketplace: BrandBucket. They recently acquired competitor BrandRoot who had been advertising with DNgeek for several years and BrandBucket was happy to continue to do so after the acquisition. I’ve been following the company since I started investing in domain names back in 2013 and doing so definitely contributed to me taking an interest in the brandable domain name category.

The company’s founder Margot Bushnaq can be credited with pioneering the now popular concept of presenting a domain name as a “brand in a box”, complete with a professional logo and creative description, helping a visitor to envision a brand more easily.

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Brandable domain name sales week 32: LiveWell.com, Profix.com, Toha.com

With Uniregistry now reporting 20 of their top-grossing public sales every week I expect we’re going to see at least a couple of additional five-figure sales making their way into the list. The chart is topped by what most likely is an investor purchase, with LiveWell.com going for a whopping $53,000 at GoDaddy’s expired auctions. This domain name has quite an interesting history as Raymond Hackney from TLD Investors wrote on his blog here.

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GoDaddy’s Advice on How to Be a Successful Domainer

Develop a good business plan and make sure you have a secondary source of income because full time or even part time domaining could take a while. —  Tia Wood, Domainer, Web Consultant 

Every year one of the highlights of NamesCon is the presentation by GoDaddy.  It’s always well organized, with good visuals and lots of data based information. 

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Brandable domain name sales week 30: Tinka.com, eSolar.com, Kodit.com

The top-grossing brandable sale of last week was that of Tinka.com which exchanged hands for $25,000 via Sedo. The domain name currently sits parked and the Whois is private. The runner up is eSolar.com, an expired domain name which was auctioned via GoDaddy Auctions and ended at $20,750. The current owner according to Whois still shows as Afternic so I am unsure if the domain name has been paid for yet.

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Brandable domain name sales week 28: eBiz.com, Savu.com, Tempr.com

Summer Break. We’ve entered a couple of months that are traditionally a bit slow for domain name sales. Nonetheless, last week was still bursting with activity and we’ve charted four brandable sales in the five-figure range. The top-grossing sales is that of eBiz.com which found a new home for a cool $20,000 via auction platform SnapNames.com

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