Longtime domain investors Brian and Meghan Berke of DomainAgency.com launched BrandAftermarket.com, a brandable domain marketplace with a unique twist; all brandable .com domains are priced at one very affordable price, $495.
“We are excited to try something new in the brandable domain space,” said co-founder Brian Berke. “We think there is a large group of people looking for a lean branding solution that are being priced out of the market,” Berke added. “We’re thrilled to work with Jothan Frakes of MERGE and Jason Nickerson of CMS Summit as
we launch BrandAftermarket.com, and we are excited to give ten entrepreneurs a chance to create their dream project – with the perfect domain.”
Ten winners will get a free, brandable domain from BrandAftermarket.com and get to pitch their dream project to start-up mentors and investors at the inaugural MERGE Conference.
Jothan Frakes is quoted as saying “With MERGE we will have numerous audiences that have different disciplines, all with domain names in common. We are excited to work with Brand Aftermarket where they provide this exciting opportunity to get developers and integrators connected with winning names. Working with an industry veteran like Brian Berke on the contest with CMS Summit worked well.
This is part of what we made MERGE for connecting the services, resources, teams, talent and energy from different disciplines and industries – all with
Domain Names in common.”
Entering the CMS Summit at MERGE “Domain Challenge” is easy.
1. Think up a startup idea based on any brandable domain name from BrandAftermarket.com.
2. Submit your idea to the CMS Summit Domain Challenge by October 2, 2017 at https://mergeshow.com/cmssummit-domain-contest/ (terms and conditions apply).
3. The ten lucky winners selected by CMS Summit at MERGE will win their BrandAftermarket.com domain name ($495 Value) and additional sponsored prizes, plus get the chance to pitch their concept to a panel of investors and startup mentors at CMS Summit!
As part of this contest, the CMS Summit at MERGE is offering the following promotional pricing on the conference: Register now at http://merge.show using the promo code: ”theperfectdomainname” to save $400.
Is this the same guy who got his father in law to send thousands of spam emails to domainers for 4L.com’s, sheesh!
Maybe I am missing something but after going to BrandAftermarket dot com and doing a search for brandable domains related to ‘health’ for example, there were 3 pages of results but most all seemed nonsensical to me with very little if any apparent connection to the keyword.
We have thought of doing something similar to BrandAftermarket. $500 is a price point most people are comfortable with.
I think this concept only works if you buy domains at reg fee though. Looks like Brian and Meghan bought most of these for $1.
Looks to be a domain.com $1 special.
Why does that matter?
Have to unload them before renewals, $1 domains
ben pedri says
I thought you guys were being too harsh ,Till I looked at the sight.it basically looks like they went to a name generator and picked out the suckiest domains ,But who the hell knows sometimes stupid luck works.
I noticed lots of “weed”, “ganja” and “zen” domains. Well, at least the owners must have had a cool time accumulating their portfolio. 🙂
Stephen W Stankiewicz III says
We have been doing the same for 2 years where all brands are under a grand on our platform. With the 1ST time buyer coupon in the footer it would probably go for under $495
Sounds like all these “masters of the universe” commenters are butt-hurt they aren’t smart enough to come up with anything on their own. Give this guy credit for what he’s done – we’re in the same industry. He came up with the names, stacked up inventory, launched the website and put decent a promotion together.
What have you all done? Please post links so we can compare.
And Stephen, your site looks like a spam site cira 2001 with logos made in MS Paint.
Steve Stankiewicz says
They are placeholder logos but thanks for visiting. I myself built over 2000 sites, ranked in top 1% when the rentacoder.com site was in play, have 3 corps plus much more and probably been around longer then 95% the people reading this thread. I also had one of the first met search ppc engines that was a top alexa.com 30k site. That’s just a little I did so sorry my logos are the best, it is to customers specs when hired.
Steve Stankiewicz says
http://Www.delvalwebdev.com is a little bit more but I also on a large Construction business rank #1 on Google in our area with 5 more websites.
Steve Stankiewicz says
On mobile juggling 2 kids also, so sorry on the typos.
Wow Matt almost original get a bunch of crappy $1 domains, and make a brandbucket clone, only $99 for such a script, I guess they had 5000 crappy domains to get rid of before real renewals start. Take a step back, I guess it beats hiring pensioners to spam all day.
Still waiting for you to post about what you have done…
I figured out your boy has been sending spam for years in violation of the canspam act, there is a start, maybe ask for a raise for your cheerleading acts since you are working overtime tonight.
Until today, I’ve never even heard of either of these people. But, I am a fan of anyone who has the balls to make something out of nothing and I will always back up the underdog.
You, on the other hand, seem content trolling comment sections of blogs behind the safety of your computer. I bet you were the school bully and turned out to be severely obese, single, dead-end job and barely a nickel to your name. Until you can prove me wrong, I’m positive of it. Sad.
At one flat price of $495 some of their domains seem overpriced and some good deals. Yes very many Zen domains there! I don’t like flat pricing as it seems lazy and does not reflect quality or uniqueness of domains. There are other pricing systems and sites that seem to work towards disrupting the ‘brandable’ domain industry. Brandzam.com, Bradondime.com seem more realistic and I use them to get a better feel for market price. Actually some domains there are cheap and could resell. BrandBucket, Brandpa, Namerific and such are pricey on many of their domains. I guess marketing and site reputation plays a role in what prices one can justify. I just want to find a great deal no matter where it is!
I agree with “does not reflect quality or uniqueness of domains”. If I were pushing “budget”, I’d probably still go with at least 3 different price points.
If they bought the domains at $9-10 per domain they would need to sell 2% of their inventory each year simply to break even. Looking at the quality of the domains I don’t see that happening.
However, as most people have said, those are probably domains acquired for $1 each so in that case you only need to sell 0.2% of your portfolio per year to break even and that could be possible with this portfolio (1 sale for every 500 domains is definitely possible). Of course they don’t want to break even, they want to make a profit. Doubtful that is gonna happen but I do wish them luck.