Hybrid.com Sold for $190,000

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Another large domain name sale closed this week. Hybrid.com was sold in a deal brokered by Joe Uddeme of NameExperts.com, which he shared via Twitter:

Although Joe did not share the sale price via Twitter, I can exclusively report that the price was $190,000 (plus escrow fees). The domain name was acquired by Brent Oxley, the founder of HostGator, who also owns a stellar portfolio of one word .com domain names. I am not sure what Brent’s plan is for Hybrid.com, or if the domain name was purchased as an investment.

This sale currently ranks

Daily Poll: Would You Choose Your Baby’s Name Based on Domain Availability?

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The New York Post published an article about a research study sponsored by GoDaddy concerning baby names and corresponding domain names. From the NYP article this morning:

“According to the research, as many as one in five (20 percent) millennial parents said they changed or seriously considered changing their baby’s name based on what domain names were free at the time.”

This figure seems surprisingly high to me.

When my wife and I discussed baby names, I don’t recall thinking much about the corresponding domain names. I was able to buy one exact match domain name but not the second. I feel a bit badly about the second, but perhaps I will have the chance to buy it at some point in the future before he would want it. If not, I am sure he can find something suitable.

Would you change or consider changing your baby’s name (I presume before he or she was born) based on domain name availability? Share in the poll below:


Strength.com Sold for $300,001 at Flippa

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According to a report on NameBio’s blog this morning, the Strength.com domain name sold for $300,001 at Flippa yesterday. It was the largest publicly reported sale of the day, as reported by NameBio in its morning sales report tweet:

A representative from Flippa confirmed that the Strength.com domain name was sold via its platform and shared a link to the listing.

Because the domain name was just sold yesterday, I presume the deal has not yet closed. The listing states “Strength.com – Sports Nutrition and Dietary Supplements Brand Online Business.” This sale appears to be a business in addition to the domain name, so I assume Ron Jackson will not be able to list this as a domain sale. If he did, it would surpass the $300,000 sales of Signet.com, The.Club, and EEN.com.

Also according to NameBio, this

Daily Poll: Do You Respond to Lowball Offers?

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I am sure everyone gets offers they would consider to be lowball offers. People from around the world, with different experiences and budgets, want to buy domain names, and many don’t have a clue about the domain name aftermarket. They know they can spend less than $20 to buy a domain name and probably think they can pick a random domain name and buy it for $20.

Just yesterday, I was offered “$14/year” for a domain name I value into the six figures and has received many 5 figure offers. There is a certain amusement I get when I receive an offer like that which follows a much more serious offer from someone else.

Depending on who the offer is from and what they say in the message field, I may or may not respond. I don’t want to waste my time, but more importantly, I don’t want to deal with someone who is angry about the fact that my company owns a domain name they want and can’t afford.

Do you respond to lowball offers?


Top .com Branded Companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 List

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The 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in the US was recently published. I noticed two domain industry companies that made this year’s list. The .Club Registry reported revenue growth of 419 percent and 2017 revenue of $7.2 million. Namecheap reported 78% revenue growth and 2017 revenue of $109.1 million. Kudos to these two companies.

While looking through the list, I saw quite a few companies that use their .com domain name in the branding. I thought I would highlight some of my favorite .com branded companies from the 2018 Inc. 5000 list:

  • Scientist.com
  • Calm.com
  • Lob.com
  • HealthCare.com
  • Reverb.com
  • Signs.com
  • RealEstateInvestor.com
  • Forever.com
  • Cabinets.com
  • AustinRealEstate.com
  • Jane.com
  • Confirmation.com
  • ClassicCars.com

There were quite a few companies (57 in total) that use .com in their branding.

Beyond .com branding, there were

Daily Poll: Will the “Chip” Market Make a Comeback?

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Giuseppe Graziano published his market report this week, and it wasn’t great news for Chinese Premium “Chip” domain names. Ray Hackney wrote about this yesterday.

I own a couple domain names that would be considered “Chips,” but I also think they are good for Western buyers as well. I don’t closely follow this market, so I wouldn’t speculate about its health or potential for future revitalization. I would be interested in knowing whether readers think the Chip market is primed for a comeback or if it will continue to fall. You are welcome to share additional thoughts in the comment section if you would like:


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