Sedo Transactions Total $1.9M But Only 5 .Com’s Sell For 5 Figures

 

Over the past week, 569 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.9 Million

52% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.

Highlights of public sales are:

· Top .coms: lurk.com at 18,000 GBP
· Top ccTLD: liberty.ch at 21,000 EUR
· Top “other” TLD: europe.org at 23,000 USD

Here are the reportable sales:

 

Domain name Price Currency
.COMs
lurk.com 18,000 GBP
makeyourday.com 12,700 EUR
qyk.com 10,000 USD
ekq.com 10,000 USD
ofz.com 9,999 USD
grossiste.com 9,800 EUR
goracing.com 9,500 USD
searchthis.com 8,500 USD
10past10.com 7,999 USD
retinol.com 7,849 USD
mdglobal.com 7,000 USD
emptynesters.com 6,250 USD
happypower.com 6,000 USD
travelapt.com 5,000 USD
freshempire.com 5,000 USD
atct.com 5,000 USD
jetts.com 4,999 USD
ntgroup.com 4,500 EUR
hascevher.com 4,000 USD
nomatec.com 4,000 USD
responsum.com 4,000 EUR
janko.com 4,000 EUR
lumair.com 3,900 EUR
xycast.com 3,900 EUR
appropos.com 3,900 EUR
fanwars.com 3,500 USD
geosafe.com 3,500 USD
bringthenoise.com 3,000 USD
whiskyshow.com 3,000 EUR
gadgetfix.com 3,000 USD
mople.com 3,000 USD
creditlabs.com 3,000 USD
glücksspiel.com 2,900 EUR
mojoplay.com 2,795 USD
reviewmyclaim.com 2,599 USD
acollection.com 2,500 USD
oostudy.com 2,500 EUR
onlywheels.com 2,495 USD
taiwanlottery.com 2,495 USD
hydrofly.com 2,495 USD
boomgo.com 2,350 USD
foodhive.com 2,250 USD
ceetrade.com 2,194 USD
communicatingvessels.com 2,095 USD
uglyhome.com 2,000 USD
aaqs.com 2,000 USD
jdfinance.com 2,000 EUR
iwwiw.com 1,999 EUR
artlocal.com 1,999 USD
elrestaurante.com 1,899 USD
jeco.com 1,800 EUR
sandiegorv.com 1,800 USD
morningoffering.com 1,800 USD
9xe.com 1,750 USD
flamingoapp.com 1,699 USD
arizonachoice.com 1,595 USD
wedkarstwo.com 1,588 USD
journeyedu.com 1,500 USD
navigator1.com 1,450 EUR
glitteranddance.com 1,400 USD
iloverocks.com 1,400 USD
dranswers.com 1,350 USD
rockstuff.com 1,225 USD
postd.com 1,200 USD
a2zcloud.com 1,200 USD
martinello.com 1,100 USD
pokerathome.com 1,050 USD
treeme.com 1,000 USD
lamami.com 1,000 USD
drsrobotics.com 1,000 USD
coinoperatedgames.com 1,000 USD
xish.com 1,000 USD
swinggo.com 1,000 USD
albumesdigitales.com 1,000 USD
chocolatesingles.com 999 USD
deko-design.com 980 USD
mdskincare.com 977 USD
sonomafinancial.com 950 USD
haveaniceflight.com 900 USD
tvnk.com 888 USD
bazarcom.com 875 USD
grabsaving.com 856 EUR
playgroundstudios.com 850 USD
luxurytrade.com 850 USD
morethanlaw.com 800 USD
protesedesilicone.com 800 USD
glomarket.com 800 USD
londoncitysocial.com 800 USD
68j.com 800 USD
broadwaysbank.com 800 USD
zcsmart.com 800 EUR
usertouch.com 800 USD
chemheritage.com 795 USD
fahrradkurier.com 790 EUR
lacazadora.com 788 USD
espressobook.com 760 GBP
129photos.com 750 USD
hotelpricecompare.com 750 USD
playspit.com 750 USD
piranjas.com 725 EUR
suixuan.com 715 USD
camsystem.com 700 USD
usmsa.com 700 USD
4email.com 700 USD
ccTLD
liberty.ch 21,000 EUR
campings.uk 7,500 GBP
travelbags.de 7,000 EUR
myprotein.hr 5,000 EUR
onecompare.co.uk 4,500 USD
trainline.de 4,000 EUR
x-in.de 3,600 EUR
asr.be 3,500 EUR
sportzeug.de 3,500 EUR
moovel.jp 3,000 EUR
amateurcommunity.us 2,790 EUR
feiertage-deutschland.de 2,500 EUR
simonimmobilien.de 2,500 EUR
nge.fr 2,000 EUR
platinum.me 2,000 USD
rwc.eu 1,894 USD
zippy.co 1,800 USD
elisabeth.be 1,599 EUR
dpstream.fr 1,500 EUR
mindtree.co 1,500 USD
daktronics.ae 1,500 USD
convenience-shop.de 1,500 EUR
klingelnberg.cn 1,500 USD
waschbeckenunterschrank.de 1,500 EUR
mobilfunk-tarife.de 1,400 EUR
seksplanet.nl 1,350 EUR
qmaxx.ch 1,250 EUR
enterprise.bm 1,200 USD
bomb.me 1,199 EUR
compraroro.es 1,199 EUR
klimrek.be 1,050 EUR
toc.pt 1,000 EUR
brenne.fr 1,000 EUR
golfballs.co 1,000 USD
eshop24.de 1,000 EUR
vermoegen-optimieren.de 1,000 EUR
pendler.de 999 EUR
magellan.ch 990 EUR
felgen-shop.at 950 EUR
kuehl.de 950 EUR
voortvarend.nl 907 EUR
dwp.in 900 USD
nice1.de 899 EUR
shopify.fr 850 EUR
actualités.fr 800 EUR
mitarbeiterangebot.de 800 EUR
busradar.nl 800 EUR
p.dm 799 USD
3dimensions.de 799 EUR
galland.ch 780 EUR
okw.es 750 EUR
luxurylodges.co.uk 750 GBP
lovemybike.co.uk 750 GBP
greisler.de 750 EUR
scheibe-see.de 700 EUR
2200.cc 700 USD
gummiboot.ch 700 EUR
OTHER
europe.org 23,000 USD
tts.net 18,000 USD
myfun.info 5,000 USD
cats.club 3,750 USD
doyou.net 2,500 EUR
ramses.org 2,299 USD
cleanfood.org 1,550 USD
cashback.club 1,500 USD
directsales.club 1,500 USD
departure.info 1,500 EUR
france.pro 1,183 EUR
tyre.info 1,000 USD
primus.org 1,000 USD
creditors.info 1,000 EUR
workfromhome.biz 1,000 USD
igay.org 950 USD
etik.org 799 USD
faco.net 700 USD

DomainHoldings.com Reports Amost $10M in Domain Name Sales In Q2

Domain Holdings issued its domain sales report for the second quarter of 2014 reporting  almost $10,000,000 USD in sales and a average sale throwing out the 5 highest and lowest sales, the average sales price was $29,019

However if those top 5 domain sales and the bottom 5 sales were included the average price would have been a mind boggling 98,372.00

Some of the main highlights from Q2 were:

  • $9,935,618 in Total Q2 Sales
  • $764,278 Average Weekly Sales
  • 79.21% of ALL Sales End Users
  • 28% Increase in New Relationships
  • 22% Increase in Numeric Domain Sales

Domain Holdings said that Brandable and 2 Word .com domains continue to dominate sales with 30% of the sales falling into these two categories.

These domain types are the most requested by companies increasingly over shadowing exact match and one word .com domains.

Numeric domains enjoyed a healthy 23.3% of all unit sales but removing one large transaction the average sale was $7,440,
far below the average brandable or 2 word domain name sales.

Domain Holdings said they handled transactions for great brands like PolicyMic, Wickr, Mark Cuban Investments, Liberty Tax and many more with 79.21% of all sales to end users (compared to 76.25% in Q1)

Domain Holdings rolled out custom portfolio management for large owners of premium domains offering custom landing pages, a dedicated broker, portfolio valuation services, portfolio auction management and more. While this is currently an invite only offering we are open to discussing the program with any premium portfolio owner who is interested in increasing overall sales. View some of custom for sale landing pages by visiting 95.net, 617.com or designerclothes.com

View the full Q2 report below or download the PDF version here.

Exclusive – Interview with the Buyer of Digital.com, Richard Kershaw

Digital.com sold in the Heritage Auction for $325,000 and with the buyer’s premium the total price to the buyer came to $373,750. After the auction we communicated with the gentleman who purchased the domain name, Richard Kershaw.

We decided to ask Richard a few questions about what he does, why he purchased the name and how high he would have bid if there was a bidding war ?

TheDomains.com: What business are you in?

Richard: I own two internet businesses, both based in London:

#1. Wish.co.uk, an e-commerce startup (most famous for our zombie experience days: http://is.gd/Cgif3s). We’ve had press in 50+ countries and every continent except Antarctica (PR info here: http://wish.co.uk/press/)

#2. WhoIsHostingThis.com, a popular webmaster tool that has been featured in Time.com, Daily Mail and the New York Times.

I also own several hundred generic domains, such as yacht.co.uk. While I have done many deals in the $XXXX-XX,XXX range, this is my most substantial domain purchase by some distance.

TheDomains.com: What are your plans for Digital.com ?

Richard: I have specific plans for Digital.com in 2015, but for now I will plead the fifth. Watch this space!

TheDomains.com: Are you concerned about the new gTLD’s?

Richard: No. I believe .COM – and the equivalent CCTLDs, like CO.UK – will remain the “gold standard” of domains for the forseeable future.

Can you imagine anybody building a serious brand on a .NINJA or a .ROCKS domain? I can’t.

I’ve no doubt that a handful of gTLDs will become moderately succesful – perhaps akin to the .BIZ or the .INFO of this decade – and predict that the succesful ones will be those closest to existing TLDs familiar to consumers (like .WEB).

However, I believe that the majority of gTLDs will struggle or fail, and we’ll see a race to the bottom, with registries discounting heavily in a desperate attempt to attract limited retail interest.

We’ve already seen this kind of behaviour to attract market share. This reminds me of $0.99 .INFO domains and .TK free domains in the past, two promotions that more or less guaranteed that these TLDs were most famous primarily for their spam/malware problems.

I anticipate that the value of premium .COMs (and their local ccTLDs equivalent) will remain steady. Regular consumers – not domainers or webmasters – will be typing  .COM into their browsers by default for decades to come.

To that end, I have just placed a $373,750 bet to put my money where my mouth is.

TheDomains.com : How much would you have been willing to spend on the domain if others bid on it

Richard: Significantly more than I paid for it. I never dreamed I’d win the auction with that bid. I had predicted prior to auction that an ad agency or media agency would win with a seven-figure sum.

Sedo Transactions Total $1M; 52% Are BIN & Open.TV Sells For $25K

Over the past week, 506 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1m. 52% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.

Highlights of public sales are:

· Top .coms: gca.com at 90,000 USD
· Top ccTLD: open.tv at 25,000 EUR
· Top “other” TLD: matrix.org at 7,999 USD

The top sales of the week were already reported by blogs in the industry GCA.com for $90K and Logics.com at $50K

So we will highlight Open.TV which sold for $25K.

Here are the reportable sales:

 

 

Domain name Price Currency
.COMs
gca.com 90,000 USD
logics.com 50,000 USD
pdn.com 27,900 USD
vivamedia.com 10,000 GBP
ghealth.com 10,000 USD
dochub.com 9,985 USD
thefinalwhistle.com 7,500 USD
socialcon.com 7,000 USD
clipsondemand.com 6,988 USD
klara.com 6,000 EUR
baitna.com 5,800 USD
localvibe.com 5,500 USD
inclass.com 5,500 USD
umbf.com 5,000 USD
tacovilla.com 5,000 USD
seocial.com 5,000 USD
dimension4.com 4,999 EUR
dialoq.com 4,600 USD
mymodo.com 4,500 USD
gymnasiet.com 4,000 USD
aistone.com 4,000 USD
bbvm.com 4,000 USD
itlworld.com 3,750 EUR
sudameris.com 3,333 GBP
wjax.com 3,140 USD
whitefield.com 3,125 USD
ecom360.com 3,000 USD
expandhorizons.com 3,000 USD
qql.com 2,999 EUR
puzzlemats.com 2,900 USD
cfss.com 2,800 USD
sntr.com 2,600 USD
yestv.com 2,500 USD
artelocal.com 2,500 USD
impressioncymbals.com 2,295 USD
robotpark.com 2,200 USD
synolo.com 2,000 USD
commersations.com 2,000 USD
playadenbossa.com 2,000 USD
yougun.com 2,000 USD
便利网.com 2,000 USD
yourbestlook.com 1,995 USD
diib.com 1,980 USD
thefunction.com 1,877 USD
luxsy.com 1,816 USD
gestion-locative.com 1,800 EUR
concretesaw.com 1,800 USD
citibox.com 1,750 USD
artemid.com 1,739 EUR
contabilidadelectronica.com 1,725 USD
antlife.com 1,650 USD
maxfinder.com 1,600 EUR
businesstitan.com 1,500 USD
immortalitynow.com 1,500 USD
brickx.com 1,500 EUR
2cut.com 1,500 USD
singleid.com 1,500 USD
sojn.com 1,499 USD
terhab.com 1,495 USD
lanierislands.com 1,489 USD
consolair.com 1,450 USD
poshpretzels.com 1,450 USD
onibaba.com 1,400 USD
paybull.com 1,400 USD
streamcool.com 1,395 USD
247updates.com 1,350 USD
hugook.com 1,295 USD
canterburyhealth.com 1,295 USD
rezze.com 1,250 USD
reciclamos.com 1,250 USD
clipondemand.com 1,200 USD
sexshop-online.com 1,200 EUR
bubblestore.com 1,195 USD
livering.com 1,050 EUR
winewalk.com 1,000 USD
ajura.com 1,000 EUR
gradbox.com 1,000 EUR
the-book.com 1,000 USD
dinnermenu.com 1,000 USD
aviclub.com 1,000 USD
cstoreproducts.com 1,000 USD
livehq.com 1,000 USD
keynation.com 1,000 USD
netoloji.com 999 USD
stemrx.com 995 USD
lovetaste.com 899 GBP
airrefund.com 899 EUR
mydezign.com 877 USD
wegbegleiter.com 850 EUR
fernbus24.com 800 EUR
phuketlet.com 800 USD
kjjt.com 800 USD
msibenefits.com 799 USD
seafoodtrade.com 799 USD
mobielinternet.com 750 EUR
abundantly.com 750 USD
natz.com 749 USD
efro.com 710 USD
imoveiscamposdojordao.com 700 EUR
ccTLD
open.tv 25,000 USD
online-autoboerse.de 15,000 EUR
weblink.com.br 7,000 USD
football.de 6,100 EUR
euroshopping.ch 5,000 EUR
thebook.us 5,000 USD
cx.cc 4,900 USD
onecard.no 4,740 EUR
mr.cc 3,100 USD
htl.li 2,651 EUR
eathealthy.de 2,200 EUR
e-schuhe.de 2,100 EUR
qbo.eu 1,999 EUR
babyalarm.de 1,750 EUR
eureimport.de 1,700 EUR
teaser.co 1,625 USD
nail.tv 1,500 USD
tutu.tv 1,500 USD
fitnessworld.de 1,500 EUR
investor-news.de 1,500 EUR
ross.ch 1,480 EUR
webanalytics.co.za 1,415 USD
seeconnect.de 1,350 EUR
kamagraonline.de 1,200 EUR
flashscore.nl 1,000 EUR
viking.us 1,000 USD
golfmotion.nl 1,000 EUR
ebx.co 900 USD
telecity.com.au 900 EUR
vbank.co.uk 854 USD
artofindia.in 850 USD
shizzle.co.uk 850 GBP
hurenopmaat.nl 847 EUR
calculate.co.nz 820 USD
mathildas.co.za 800 USD
yopa.co.uk 800 GBP
sonderkuendigungsrecht.de 800 EUR
aei.es 775 EUR
kochrezepte-app.de 758 EUR
letselschadeclaim.nl 750 EUR
oneplus.eu 749 EUR
free-spins.eu 720 USD
terrassenwelt.de 719 EUR
qbo.at 708 EUR
alkoholsucht.eu 700 EUR
OTHER
matrix.org 7,999 USD
betamerica.net 5,750 USD
sistercities.org 4,800 USD
internettutorials.net 4,050 USD
tesla.info 3,900 USD
opex.org 3,288 USD
farming.org 2,550 GBP
burgers.net 2,500 EUR
vitaplus.net 1,500 USD
champions.club 1,500 USD
campagnolo.biz 1,400 EUR
riversoftware.net 1,000 USD
buylist.net 980 USD
buybitcoins.info 950 USD
geru.net 900 USD
zonneschermen.net 800 EUR
stockist.info 800 USD
zpi.org 700 USD

An Example of Why People Still CyberSquat

Why do people still cybersquat ? That was a question posed a couple of weeks back on Namepros, and while I am not advocating it any way, I am going to give an example of how it still pays off in 2014.

PluralSight.in sold on Wednesday for $16,000. The domain was registered in July of 2013, by a gentleman in China who just listed himself as Jeff. No last name, just Jeff. Well just Jeff regged pluralsight.in which has several live trademarks, some before the name was registered and others registered after the domain registration.

The company Plural Sight was written up on Tech Crunch back in 2012 when it announced its first funding from the outside world. The company took in $27.5 million.

From the article:

Pluralsight, an online training resource targeting professional developers, is today announcing its first outside funding, courtesy of a $27.5 million investment from Insight Venture Partners. The additional capital will help Pluralsight fund the expansion of its course library and will be used for hiring.

Salt Lake City-based Pluralsight was founded back in 2004 by Aaron Skonnard (CEO), Fritz Onion (Editor in Chief), Keith Brown (CTO), and Bill Williams (who’s no longer there). The company got its start as a classroom training outfit that once involved sending out an instructor to a business or having employees attend a training event. Three years in, it shifted the business model from in-person training to online learning.

Read the full story here

The company has been active on the acquisition front as well, they purchased Digital Tutors for $45 million back in April.

So did being in China and just having the name Jeff help the .in registrant ? Perhaps the company figured it was simpler to purchase the name on a trusted exchange like Sedo, than to file a UDRP and have to deal with a registrant in another part of the world.

$16,000 is a significant amount of money for a handreg in the .in extension, only two .in extensions have sold for that much or better in 2013 or 2014 (Domains.in $40,000, Yum.in $16,000).

So while there is great risk in regging names like this and it is not recommended by anyone here, it sometimes pays off as the registrant gets what they were hoping for, the perfect buyer that has a lot of cash, who will just buy the domain.