Brandable domain name sales week 45: WePower.com, Nuva.com, RoboCrop.com

Brandable domain names had a stellar week with 8 sales reaching five figures. The top grossing sale with $20,050 was for the expired TopMall.com domain name. The domain name was previously developed in what seems to be some sort of e-commerce site from Saudi Arabia which might explain the high price it went for. 

My favorite name on the list is WePower.com. The most obvious end-user is a blockchain-based green energy trading platform operating under the same name.  The company completed an ICO at the beginning of the year, raising a significant amount of money but is currently still using a .network domain name for their website. As of today, it is not clear who the new owner of the domain name is. 

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Brandable domain name sales week 39: Mappa.com, BestMind.com,

The top grossing brandable sale last week goes to Sedo where Mappa.com sold for a whopping $127,400. Almost the entire list consists of Sedo sales this week which is to be expected on weeks they are the only marketplace reporting sales data. 

BestMind.com sold for $15,000 and reminds me of two domains that sold trough Efty not long ago for similar prices: SuperMind.com for $12,500 and MindStrong.com for $10,700

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Brandable domain name sales week 36: CloudBasket.com, LabelKing.com, CoinChamp.com

Kids are back to school and most business activity springs back to life with a returning workforce during the month of September. Brandable domain name sales are off to a decent start with three of them reaching five-figures in the first week of September. The sale of LabelKing.com for a cool $10,324 is a great flip. It was caught by DropCatch in June this year where it sold for $427.

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Brandable domain name sales August: Finx.com, MindStrong.com, Meko.com

I spend the majority of August with my family in Germany for our summer vacation. While we were away I enjoyed a bit of a digital detox, spending most of my time away from the screen. Because of that, I did not publish any sales reports for the entire month of August and I am bringing you up to date today with a big list of the 80 biggest reported brandable sales during the entire month. 

I hope everyone had a great summer so far and is looking forward to an active and profitiable September!

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The Brandable Insider: Lower Commissions and New Programs at BrandBucket

Good news for owners of premium brandables who are looking for boutique, enduser sale prices on their domains. BrandBucket, announced today that it’s reducing commissions for high end sales. According to Managing Director, Michael Krell:

“Over the last year we have received many requests from buyers for premium names over $50K, but haven’t had the inventory to fulfill this demand. In an effort to attract the best names to our marketplace, we will be reducing the commission rate for names priced above $50K. Effective immediately, our commission rate for names priced $50K-$99K will be 20% and names priced $100K and over will be 15%. This change will apply to both current and future names on the marketplace.”

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Brandable domain name sales week 13: Dova.com, Yasa.com, Mutu.com

It’s not hard to see where the money is these days when it comes to brandables: CVCV .com domains. They have been dominating the charts now for weeks with both end-user sales as well as reseller sales. Dova.com sold on Sedo.com for a cool $32,025 and also the two runner ups are CVCV .coms that sold on Sedo for amounts well into the five figures. Mutu.com was purchased for $10,000 in January this year at Sedo and just sold for $17,500 again at Sedo. Not a bad return for a 2.5-month hold!

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The Brandable Insider: Some of Mike Mann’s 2017 Sales

“In the future, fortune could well favor those who didn’t sell their good domain names too cheaply, or too boldly.”Frank Schilling

Mike Mann is the outspoken founder of BuyDomains.com and the non-profit, Grassroots.org. He’s also the author of the free, eBook Make Millions and Make Change. Mike is no stranger to self-promotion and often posts his sales on Twitter listing both the sale price and the date/amount of purchase. His return on investment ratio often turns a lot of heads, especially among new domainers.

What’s missing in those snapshots of recent sales are the millions of dollars in renewal fees that Mike and his partners pay each year. When you consider that most of Mike’s (published) sales are for domains he’s held for 4-5 years, the cost of renewals for his entire portfolio of 250,000 domains looms ominously overhead.

But my purpose today is not to speculate on Mike’s profitability levels. My reason for mentioning him is so we can dig into the brandable portion of his recent transactions and maybe gain some insight into what end users are currently buying.
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The Brandable Insider: Bonjoy.com, MindRover.com and BabyBreath.com

Circumstance always plays a key role on price when buying or selling anything. Circumstance + Need + Want + Desire = price.Rick Schwartz

There were continued discussions this past week regarding the perceived rise in prices for brandable domains in the aftermarket. Some industry observers say that prices for brandable domains in the expired auctions have risen markedly over the past year while end user sales and pricing remain relatively flat. This pricing dynamic may or may not be accurate. But if it’s true, it’s not sustainable over time. Market inefficiencies can and do exist. However, the principle of supply and demand always triumphs in the end and buying and selling prices will have to re-balance eventually.

To get a feeling for how this might be impacting brandable sales and pricing in real time here’s my take on some names that were sold on March 11th.
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Brandable domain name sales week 38: Smiile.com, DataChain.com, Kroo.com

People from all around the world arrived in Hong Kong this weekend to attend DOMAINfest Asia next week. I’ve been out for lunches, dinner and drinks for the last two days and the conference hasn’t even started yet. I’m having a breakfast meeting with my Efty co-founder Lionel tomorrow morning to keep things flowing so I’m going to keep this post very short as it’s already midnight here and I’d like to save a bit of energy for the next few days 🙂

Smiile.com for $18,000 is an interesting sale. There’s been a lot of these types of names listed on BrandBucket recently within the $2 to $3k range.

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The Brandable Insider: Why You Should Claim Your Name

I admit it. I’m a dot-com snob. 99% of all my domains are dot-com. Every domain I’ve listed or spoken about in the 4 month history of my blog has been a dot-com. But this week I’m breaking that rule. Why? Because BruceDeBoer.net sold for $715.

Who is Bruce DeBoer? I don’t know. But I was thinking this guy must have bought his own name because a domainer wouldn’t pay that much for a dot-net. But then I thought: who in the world was bidding against this guy to get the price so high? Somebody who wanted to scoop it and then try to sell it to him for a higher price? Or maybe two domainers who had the same idea? (more…)

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