Brandable domain name sales week 15: Kugga.com, GrabFood.com, Woofed.com

It was another strong week for brandable domain name sales with five sales in the five-figure range. The top grossing sales was Kugga.com which sold on Mike Mann’s DomainMarket. The domain is not resolving yet so it’s unclear what the buyer his plans are for the domain. Another noticeable sale was that of GrabFood.com which sold to Singapore based ride-hailing giant Grab for $20,000. The seller was James Iles who writes for the NamePros blog.

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Brandable domain name sales week 14: KiwiPlus.com, Boga.com, BitFix.com

The auction for the expired KiwiPlus.com domain name closed at a whopping $20,049 at DropCatch.  It’s been almost a week since the auction closed but the Whois hasn’t updated yet so it’s still unclear if the domain name has been paid for and who the buyer is. There are a couple of potential end-user buyer for the domain name of which Korean kids phone maker KIWI PLUS, which is using a .io domain, is the most obvious one.  Another notable sale was that of Boga.com for $12,000 which seemed to have been purchased by brandable domain name investor and BrandBucket seller Michael Bilde who already holds an impressive portfolio of CVCV domains.

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Brandable domain name sales week 13: DotData.com, Olgo.com, ViralWorks.com

There’s an interesting post on NamePros by member HDmarketing who goes into detail about his experience building a portfolio of (mainly hand-registered) brandable domain name and his experiment listing a certain percentage on a brandable marketplace and the remainder of the portfolio at Afternic. The entire thread is worth a read for anyone interested in brandable domains.

I’m still daydreaming that one day, the leading brandable marketplaces, as well as Afternic, will report sales data so this weekly list will be a much better reflection of the current market instead of just the tip of the iceberg.

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Brandable domain name sales week 12: HomeCloud.com, Coba.com, Bloxs.com

I’ve been running pretty much daily since Wednesday last week and been logging an average of 16000 steps a day thanks to a Garmin Running and Steps Challenge invite from Shane Cultra. Shane himself started off strong but quickly fell behind because of the flu. Or is it old legs? My other two components Mike Cyger and Christa Taylor do not disappoint, however. I’m in the lead at this very moment but it’s a small one and with less than 24 hours to go anything can happen. The winner gets to pick a domain name from Mike his portfolio.

The aftermarket for brandable domains did not disappoint either and with seven sales in the five-figure range last week alone it’s safe to say the market remains incredibly strong. HomeCloud.com sold for a whopping $22,250 at an expired auction on GoDaddy but the Whois hasn’t been updated so it’s unclear who bought it and if the domain name has been paid for yet. A Chinese buyer forked out $15,500 for Coba.com on Sedo. It’s not clear yet if it’s an end-user or investor play.

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Brandable domain name sales week 10 & 11: CoinLink.com, MissMary.com, WeHost.com

The market for brandable domain names is red-hot at the moment. In the past two weeks, 11 five-figure sales were reported with CoinLink.com leading the chart with a cool $22,000. The domain name was first registered back in 1997 and used to be a developed site with resources for physical coin collectors. Looking at the current whois details the new owner seems to be based in China. Another notable sale was that of MissMary.com which fetched $20,000 in a sale facilitated by Sedo.com. The buyer is a Swedish company selling lingerie and swimwear that operates under the same name and currently uses the MissMaryOfSweden.com domain name.

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Brandable domain name sales week 8 & 9: Ooni.com, iStyle.com, Workzilla.com

We have a double dose of sales data for you this week. As a result, we have seven sales reaching the five-figure range with Ooni.com leading the chart with a cool $35,000. The domain name doesn’t resolve yet and is under privacy so it isn’t clear yet who is the buyer. Marketplace Sedo has another five sales in the top 10.  Another notable sale was that of iStyle.com which sold for $20,251 at auction site DropCatch.  Based on current Whois data it seems the domain name was bought by an individual from China.

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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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