Tnooz “Travel domains going for (not exactly) a song”

Linda Fox wrote a piece today on Tnooz.com about Tour.com being put up for sale for $3million. Tnooz is a global provider of news, analysis, commentary, education, data and business services to the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. It is the leading voice to the industry for all areas related to travel technology.  So travel related domains are something they might like to write about … [Read more...]

Schwartz Sells eBet.com For $1,350,000: 5 Online Appraisal Services Value it From $40K to $55

I thought it would be interesting to see what the automated appraisal services had to say about the value of the domain king, Rick Schwartz $1,350,000 Million dollar sale of eBet.com If your a frequent reader of thedomains.com you know I'm not a huge fan of the online appraisal services but pretty surprised when I checked this domain today and found only 2 of 5 gave it a value in the five … [Read more...]

CircleId Post Rips The Domain Name IDNX Pricing Index

Alex Tajirian, CEO of DomainMart in a post on CircleID.com just ripped into the IDNX domain name index backed by Thies Lindenthal and Sedo. "The index is intended to be a benchmark for domain owners and investors. " "But it's out of line with other studies and the common sense of how a market operates. A much better barometer to follow is average prices for groups of domain names with similar … [Read more...]

FAIL: DomainIndex.com Releases 8 Million Appraisals For New gTLD’s Domain Names

DomainIndex.com has released 8 Million Appraisals for new gTLD domain names those including trademarks and those with just generic terms and the results are pretty interesting. Mt first observation is that of the new gTLD domain names with the highest valuation, only 1 non-trademarked term has a value in the six figures, Car.Insurance (which may not even be available to be registered depending … [Read more...]

GoDaddy.com Aftermarket Sells 34,132 Domain Names In February

Godaddy.com sold 34,132 domain names through its Aftermarket/Auction system in February down slightly from January when it sold 35,803. February sales were led by Xe.co which sold for $37,500 Here are the top 10 sales for February as listed on Godaddy.com … [Read more...]

DomainMongrel.com Launches New Domain Appraisal Tool: Here’s Some Comparisons

If your a frequent reader of TheDomains.com you know we are not great fans on domain name appraisal tools so we might be surprised to see us announce yet another one,  DomainMongrel.com I will go through some results we got today but first this is how the developers described the appraisal tool in their press release today: "This new tool—Domain Name Estimator—offers domainers a rough … [Read more...]

IDNX/Sedo: Number Crunching Shows, Domains Sell Faster With “Charm Prices”

This is a Guest Post by Thies Lindenthal, Sedo.com’s product manager for domain pricing, and a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Real Estate. Mr. Lindenthal holds a PhD in Real Estate Finance from Maastricht University, and frequently publishes on both housing markets and on Internet domain names as a form of 'virtual land'. Dr. Lindenthal developed … [Read more...]