Domain Sales Made By WebsiteProperties.com

In my last post I discussed the sale of RNR.com by WebsiteProperties and later found out that they are brokering or own some of the very nice premium names as pointed out by AbdulBasit . I found it interesting to compile a list of domains they’ve brokered and sold which are reported at DNJournal

The List includes:
1. Power.com for $1,261,000
2. Silver.com for $875,000
3. Fix.com for $850,000
4. Shout.com for $450,000
5. Wicker.com for $230,000
6. Kosher.com for $200,000
7. KnifeSharpeners.com for $45,000
8. RNR.com for $32,500 (Earlier sold by SEDO in July,2010 for $24,712)
9. Pasta.com for $250,000 (I could locate it in DNJournal’s Lowdown section)

And, this is the list of premium names listed at their website. Prices listed are just an indicative of the value of the domain name but I think there may be a room for negotiation.

1800Golfing.com for $5,000,000
1800Casinos.com for $5,000,000
Surgery.com for $1,900,000
Menswear.com for $1,750,000
Hero.com for $1,500,000
Twist.com for $1,500,000
Salsa.com for $1,500,000
Beads.com for $1,250,000
Inspection.com for $1,000,000
Assurance.com for $1,000,000
Audit.com for $900,000
Bend.com for $850,000
1800Brokers.com for $750,000
Reports.com for $750,000
Message.com for $750,000
Catholics.com for $650,000
Survive.com for $450,000
Convince.com for $350,000
Detect.com for $350,000
ComputerDesk.com for $325,000
Wicker.com for $295,000
OnlineDrugs.com for $295,000
Divorces.com for $280,000
Cortisol.com for $275,000
Ergonomics.com for $275,000
BaHero for $250,000
Carbs.com for $175,000
Waders.com for $125,000
VacationProperty.com for $120,000
Telemarketers.com for $75,000
Oar.com for $75,000
Softy.com for $35,000
Glutamine.com for $25,000
IA.com for ?
WeAreMusic.com for ?
WeAreTravel.com for ?
IamAbundant.com for ?
IamConfident.com for ?
Hockey.com for ?
Chocolate.com for ?

Some domanins URL I’ve checked directly and found active websites for Surgery.com, 1800Golfing.com and some land you at WebsiteProperties.com such as Twist.com

And, here is an interesting link at DomainSherpa Where David Fairley has posted some useful comments about WebsiteProperties.com. It seems there focus is more on selling website businesses and domain names is an another business model which is gaining momentum with them.

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The Sale of RNR.com By WebsiteProperties

In DNJournal’s report Jan 5, 2015 – Jan. 18, 2015, RNR.com is listed and ranked 5th. It is sold for $32500 by WebsiteProperties.com. I visited WebsiteProperties to learn more and found RNR.com listed there under premium domain names section for $250,000 as asking price but you’ll see that as a deleted figure with a note ‘SOLD’ just below.

It has a nice pitch about RNR.com “RNR.com is a rare premium three letter dot com that has a multitude of uses. Synonymous with “Rock & Roll” or “Rest & Relaxation” this name has high applicability in the entire music industry, travel and resort marketplaces. Couple this with the thousands of companies and products that could use RNR as an acronym and the potential of this exclusive domain name becomes apparent.”

It is quite difficult to accept why a company sets an asking price so high and sells it for not even 15%-20% of that asking price! Well, I understand it could be due to some cash flow problems. And, I think the buyer got a good deal. At present, it seems the name is picked-up by another Domainer or a Domain company, new registration details showing EPIK Inc as the current owner and I found it listed for sale at NAME.com for $51750 but I’m not sure whether it’s a fresh listing or previously listed one.

With regards to WebProperties.com WebsiteProperties.com I notice some very good other premium domains listed there and I think they may consider a wholesale price too, the premium list includes Hero, IA, Ergonomics, TeleMarketers, Divorces, etc. under .com top level domains.

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Why Some Companies Don’t Invest in Domain Names

In today’s virtual space having a killer domain name is important because it enhances the brand as well as increases the revenue. A domain name which is just been registered for the sake of web presence offers little or no value at all. And, there are some companies who think that investing in a good domain name is not necessary. In my observation the following maybe the reasons why some companies don’t invest in quality domain names. Here they are:

Lack of awareness: Some companies and their respective management team are just not aware that there exist a secondary market for quality domain names. They are not aware of the term Domainers too. This is the case with a lot of companies around the globe. If there is no awareness that domain names can change the fate of the company then there will be no action to correct the existing name on which the company has built their businesses. We often see hyphenated versions, long versions and other weird versions of a domain when in fact the right version is available for them to register. Even while hand registering a domain name some companies don’t choose the right one.

Cost Factor: Right domain name comes with a cost. And, if the Sales manager together with IT manager succeeds in making a conclusion that cheap name can also be used in place of a costly one then those companies are unlikely to contact the right domainer or bid in an aftermarket for a good name.

IT Team: IT department exists in almost all companies and IT team often are not aware of the value of domain name. Some times the IT is deployed to do an effective SEO on a cheap domain name to get results on top. They may succeed as a SEO specialist but just fails in understanding how brands and domains work.

Choices: Why invest in a good name when there are lot of new-gTLDS as well as ccTLDs are available? This too is a strong reason why some companies don’t invest in a strong domain name.

Above some of the reasons in my opinion backed by some companies to continue using their existing name over a good one.

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LL+Mobile Following Domains Are Available

When there is not something very interesting to write I think finding available domains and then sharing it is a task which I think fills the gaps in blogging. For Domainers writing everyday for available names or names listed at aftermarket is a good practice and domains are like a never ending cycle.

Well, here is a list of Domains starting with LL and then using ‘Mobile’ as a keyword. I especially try to find domains in a niche like this one to locate any missing registrations. After running the query to find 676 LL+Mobile names the following 14 I found were available to register as of this time:

QVmobile.com with 7610 search results
TFmobile.com with 56500 search results
OFmobile.com with 59,100,000 search results (Because it’s ‘of mobile’)
OGmobile.com with 485,000 search results
OQmobile.com with 3,350 search results
OYmobile.com with 7950 search results
XQmobile.com with 1710 search results
XWmobile.com with 1560 search results
YHmobile.com with 5550 search results
YVmobile.com with 1870 search results
UHmobile.com with 6060 search results
UJmobile.com with 931 search results
VJmobile.com with 6380 search results -> There is a .De registered for this one
VYmobile.com with 27500 search results

Among the above I like the VJ Mobile as it sounds well but not because there is a .de registration. DNPric.es list TVMobile sold for $18500 and WeMobile for $13500 but of course those are known prefixes. With so many companies involved in mobile businesses directly or indirectly I see some value in the above names especially for companies/individuals who are looking to have a short and memorable name.

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LL3D OR 3DLL Names All Are Reserved Except

As domainers we are well aware that 3D names are valuable and owning the right 3D name is in itself an asset. Recently, I made a check to see if some 3D names are available under 4 character range. And I found the following as available names:

IJ3D.com
EK3D.com – I registered this one.
FO3D.com
OQ3D.com
ZV3D.com
TK3D.com
UJ3D.com
VQ3D.com

There are more than 1352 such combinations and to my surprise all are reserved and taken. Some of the developed domains I went through were using the first 2 letters as acronym for example:

AK3D.com as Andre Kutscherauer 3D engaged in providing 3D services and 3D tools
BG3D.com as Brian Gottlieb 3D a site showcasing 3D skills of a 3D artist
DI3D.com as Dimensional 3D is a facial performance capture company
FP3D.com as Focal Point 3D
JW3D.com as Jonathan Williamson 3D a topology specialist and tool designer

and, there are quite good number of websites developed with these acronym combinations. The acronyms were used for first and last name combinations of persons or companies. I think most of the names of LL3D or 3DLL taken because there are very limited combinations available under .com series.

I checked to see what price the domainers are listing such names for and I came across one which was NM3D.com for $1519 and most of the other names were listed for sale with a make an offer option. Well, if you like any of the the above name you can register it using GoDaddy coupon code for less and let me know if you do register.

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IamProtective.com Sold for $7,500 By IamPowerful.com

It’s always interesting to read DNJournal.com sales every week. Most interesting part of this weekly listing is the Domain name and the price. But most of us not give much attention to ‘Where Sold’ column. As generally we assume big players like SEDO, GoDaddy, DNS etc as the sales venue and we miss others. In the DNJournal report from Mon. Dec. 8, 2014 – Sun. Dec. 14, 2014 you can notice a sale of IamProtective.com for $7,500 and in the where sold column it’s written as ‘IamPowerful’. I came across about it for the first time. I searched DNJournal to find if IamPowerful has reported some previous sales or not but couldn’t find any other except IamProtective.com

I visited IamPowerful.com site and there I found lots of domains related to positive affirmations. Some examples of such domains as listed by IamPowerful.com are:

I Am Abundant.com $20,000.
I Am Confident.com $20,000.
I Am Cool.com $20,000.
I Am Grateful.com $17,500.
I Am High.com $15,000.
I Am Loving.com $17,500.
I Am Motivated.com $17,500.
I Am Romantic.com $15,000.
Etc.

The sales pitch reads as: Positive Affirmation Domains (PAD’s) are unique domains that have piqued the interest of buyers who want to own a domain name that specifically define the owner or their niche of interest. Similar to vanity numbers and license plates for individuals, PAD’s are a statement or declaration of being

My opinion is that it’s a nice niche and companies maybe interested in such domains for their marketing and promotion activities as such names are memorable and roll off the tongue easily. Well, IamProtective.com is now up and running and it seems Protective.com a life insurance company has bought it.

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General Availability List of New gTLDs as of Year End 2014

The following new gTLDs are now available to register by anyone. All these new gTLDs entered the general availability phase in this year. Most of these extensions are available to register at well-known domain sites like Godaddy, Name.com, etc.

.academy
.accountants
.actor
.agency
.airforce
.archi
.army
.associates
.attorney
.auction
.audio
.bar
.bargains
.bayern
.beer
.berlin
.best
.bid
.bike
.bio
.black
.blackfriday
.blue
.boutique
.build
.builders
.business
.buzz
.bzh
.cab
.camera
.camp
.capetown
.capital
.cards
.care
.career
.careers
.cash
.catering
.center
.ceo
.cheap
.christmas
.church
.city
.claims
.cleaning
.click
.clinic
.clothing
.club
.codes
.coffee
.cologne
.community
.company
.computer
.condos
.construction
.consulting
.contractors
.cooking
.cool
.country
.credit
.creditcard
.cruises
.dance
.dating
.deals
.democrat
.dental
.dentist
.desi
.diamonds
.diet
.digital
.direct
.directory
.discount
.domains
.durban
.education
.email
.engineer
.engineering
.enterprises
.equipment
.estate
.eus
.events
.exchange
.expert
.exposed
.fail
.farm
.finance
.financial
.fish
.fishing
.fitness
.flights
.florist
.foundation
.fund
.furniture
.futbol
.gal
.gallery
.gent
.gift
.gifts
.glass
.global
.gop
.graphics
.gratis
.gripe
.guide
.guitars
.guru
.hamburg
.haus
.healthcare
.help
.hiphop
.hiv
.holdings
.holiday
.horse
.host
.hosting
.house
.immo
.immobilien
.industries
.ink
.institute
.insure
.international
.investments
.jetzt
.joburg
.juegos
.kaufen
.kim
.kitchen
.kiwi
.koeln
.land
.lawyer
.lease
.life
.lighting
.limited
.limo
.link
.loans
.london
.ltda SPR
.luxury
.maison
.management
.market
.marketing
.media
.melbourne
.menu
.moda
.moe
.mortgage
.moscow
.nagoya
.navy
.network
.ninja
.nyc
.okinawa
.onl
.organic
.paris
.partners
.parts
.photo
.photography
.photos
.physio
.pics
.pictures
.pink
.pizza
.place
.plumbing
.press
.productions
.properties
.property
.pub
.qpon
.quebec
.recipes
.red
.rehab
.reise
.reisen
.rentals
.repair
.report
.republican
.rest
.restaurant
.reviews
.rich
.rocks
.rodeo
.ruhr
.saarland
.sarl
.schule
.scot
.services
.sexy
.shiksha
.shoes
.singles
.social
.software
.solar
.solutions
.soy
.supplies
.supply
.support
.surf
.surgery
.systems
.tattoo
.tax
.technology
.tienda
.tips
.today
.tokyo
.tools
.top
.town
.toys
.trade
.training
.university
.uno
.vacations
.vegas
.ventures
.versicherung
.vet
.viajes
.villas
.vision
.vodka
.voting
.voyage
.wang
.watch
.webcam
.website
.wed
.whoswho
.wien
.wiki
.works
.wtf
.xyz
.yokohama
.zone

Data courtesy of ntldstats.com

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