Afternic Sells $750k in Domain Names

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I read an article on the Afternic blog that had a pretty interesting stat. According to the company, “sales on Afternic’s Domain Listing Service (DLS) are up 94% for the first half of 2011—an encouraging statistic to domain sellers looking to generate cash from their portfolios.

Afternic closed close to three quarters of a million dollars in domain sales last week (sales that can be publicly disclosed). With that being said, 7 of the 10 highest sales of the last week were via the DLS platform, owned by people or companies not associated with NameMedia. I know there were many people that complained that they felt Afternic focused on in-house sales over DLS sales, but it looks like the data is showing that this is changing.

Below are the publicly disclosed sales above $1,000:

famo.us $25,000.00
imusica.com $18,500.00
adonis.com $14,000.00
vvm.net $9,600.00
ESJ.org $8,800.00
healthgate.com $8,500.00
internationalhotels.com $8,500.00
acecasino.com $8,000.00
shippingservice.com $7,870.00
bikes2u.com $6,200.00
brandsusa.com $6,000.00
CAPITALRAISING.com $5,850.00
medtrust.com $5,500.00
securityassessment.com $5,400.00
lighthouseloans.com $5,250.00
inmateinfo.com $5,000.00
thegreenknight.com $4,888.00
betteranswer.com $4,400.00
pwie.com $4,388.00
ssat.net $4,370.00
ultravioletlights.com $4,255.00
innovativepublishing.com $4,210.00
locu.com $4,100.00
createyoursite.com $4,000.00
elizabethstreet.com $4,000.00
healthq.com $4,000.00
limos4u.com $3,988.00
ibnalhaytham.com $3,934.00
ibnalhaytham.net $3,933.00
ibnalhaytham.org $3,933.00
promovideos.com $3,850.00
reachmarketing.com $3,800.00
personaldriver.com $3,788.00
TrainPasses.com $3,750.00
ultimatesuccess.com $3,750.00
pacificnetworks.com $3,688.00
paydaycity.com $3,677.00
pryd.com $3,661.00
heartforchildren.com $3,388.00
m-l-s.com $3,388.00
yourshield.com $3,388.00
brilliantwomen.com $3,188.00
corporategraffiti.com $3,188.00
limo4u.com $3,188.00
pottypal.com $3,188.00
teleoncology.com $3,188.00
xhail.com $3,188.00
yengo.com $3,188.00
studioshare.com $3,100.00
disasterready.org $3,088.00
panelheater.com $3,088.00
taskeasy.com $3,088.00
365news.com $3,000.00
basta.org $3,000.00
broadbandinternet.org $3,000.00
gigi.org $3,000.00
justfurniture.com $3,000.00
moneyhub.net $3,000.00
newwordorder.com $3,000.00
pricesheet.com $3,000.00
treasurefinders.com $3,000.00
intropro.com $2,888.00
247domains.com $2,750.00
kachelmann.com $2,733.55
entertainmentexperience.com $2,710.00
grantsmanship.org $2,700.00
mailinglistservices.com $2,700.00
MapleCross.com $2,695.00
adresleri.com $2,691.00
myheartsdesire.com $2,688.00
industrialconsulting.com $2,600.00
optimalmedia.com $2,600.00
younghearts.com $2,600.00
americanmovieclub.com $2,588.00
gardenpalace.com $2,588.00
pmhllc.com $2,588.00
withyou.org $2,588.00
ebourse.com $2,530.00
capower.com $2,520.00
BURNCENTERS.com $2,500.00
funnyfamily.com $2,500.00
revenew.com $2,500.00
thelatino.com $2,500.00
bestheating.com $2,455.00
warriorfood.com $2,420.00
allnaturalskincare.com $2,388.55
0balancetransfer.net $2,388.00
mastermentor.com $2,388.00
rapiddial.com $2,388.00
carboncounter.org $2,300.00
evote.net $2,300.00
uniqueenterprises.com $2,300.00
voicelinx.com $2,300.00
iex.net $2,250.00
studentfurniture.com $2,250.00
talktab.com $2,250.00
studentscene.com $2,210.00
soulbook.com $2,208.00
aerotechnics.com $2,200.00
quotesplus.com $2,200.00
senchi.com $2,200.00
uniteme.com $2,200.00
wanteddeadoralive.net $2,200.00
bingounited.com $2,188.00
healthmain.com $2,188.00
respiratoryplus.com $2,188.00
teachcast.com $2,188.00
wildflorida.org $2,142.00
mountainboarding.com $2,130.00
outdoorsmagazine.com $2,130.00
pbainc.com $2,120.00
albumawards.com $2,088.00
attractiondesign.com $2,088.00
chineseway.com $2,088.00
lapcare.com $2,088.00
localware.com $2,088.00
webfore.com $2,088.00
authenticnutrition.com $2,000.00
autonow.net $2,000.00
bugbed.com $2,000.00
cashregister.org $2,000.00
cdmasters.com $2,000.00
dataclassification.com $2,000.00
energypros.com $2,000.00
familyproperties.com $2,000.00
housefarm.com $2,000.00
moistskin.com $2,000.00
scienceinstitute.com $2,000.00
startarot.com $2,000.00
supplylist.com $2,000.00
taxlevy.com $2,000.00
tecmobile.com $2,000.00
texasagriculture.com $2,000.00
Tunely.com $2,000.00
volunteerconnect.com $2,000.00
wonderglove.com $2,000.00
PrimeHq.com $1,995.00
britishimports.net $1,988.00
investmentinsights.com $1,988.00
iowaroofing.com $1,988.00
agrotourism.com $1,959.00
chesterdog.com $1,941.20
beautyjuice.com $1,928.55
FineMOVIES.com $1,900.00
psri.org $1,900.00
sellluxury.com $1,900.00
SocialEducation.com $1,900.00
voteworks.com $1,900.00
DataWarden.com $1,895.00
FatSpecial.com $1,895.00
TripDating.com $1,895.00
faceandskin.com $1,888.00
firme.net $1,888.00
retailnation.com $1,888.00
thehouseofgrace.com $1,888.00
eTractors.com $1,845.00
ememos.com $1,800.00
TECHJR.com $1,800.00
ustick.com $1,800.00
visier.com $1,800.00
completehorsecare.com $1,788.00
iloveveggies.com $1,788.00
profitshub.com $1,788.00
safemailer.com $1,788.00
thechineseway.com $1,788.00
professionalperformance.com $1,775.00
healthrankings.com $1,750.00
rxresearch.com $1,750.00
bodytouch.com $1,700.00
carmella.net $1,700.00
discount-insurance.com $1,700.00
futureharvest.com $1,700.00
islandproducts.com $1,700.00
multicourse.com $1,700.00
selavi.com $1,700.00
SensoryIntelligence.com $1,695.00
dynamicstuff.com $1,688.00
fundinglogic.com $1,688.00
masonrysaver.com $1,688.00
outreachcare.com $1,688.00
pizzachallenge.com $1,688.00
wallaces.com $1,650.00
joestravel.com $1,612.00
advancealert.com $1,600.00
faredge.com $1,600.00
livevysledky.com $1,600.00
CaringSupport.com $1,595.00
charityresources.com $1,588.00
kalpana.net $1,588.00
saveoncars.net $1,588.00
threeingredients.com $1,588.00
smartrelay.com $1,582.00
buycoolers.com $1,520.00
gamecommerce.com $1,519.00
buildyourteam.com $1,500.00
canadianmining.com $1,500.00
celec.com $1,500.00
coralvista.com $1,500.00
csur.org $1,500.00
fabledesigns.com $1,500.00
GETINQUICK.com $1,500.00
giftbar.com $1,500.00
globaldiving.com $1,500.00
handmadeleather.com $1,500.00
helpcorner.com $1,500.00
mach4.net $1,500.00
murrayhomes.com $1,500.00
ncqc.com $1,500.00
nitroelements.com $1,500.00
openyoureyes.org $1,500.00
personalfinancialmanagement.com $1,500.00
puttman.com $1,500.00
quercia.net $1,500.00
southernworld.com $1,500.00
usascreen.com $1,500.00
UsaScreen.com $1,500.00
xfashion.com $1,500.00
lifesciencepartners.com $1,488.00
ourclimate.org $1,488.00
royaltea.net $1,488.00
chinmay.com $1,461.00
londonbynight.com $1,450.00
ecoguard.org $1,434.00
aimconsulting.com $1,416.00
blueltd.com $1,400.00
choicethreads.com $1,400.00
committofit.com $1,400.00
FileJungle.com $1,400.00
icatcher.org $1,400.00
mommymakeover.org $1,400.00
musliminfo.com $1,400.00
officedating.com $1,400.00
massageassociation.com $1,388.00
networkconsultant.net $1,388.00
saveonmedical.com $1,388.00
successineducation.com $1,388.00
tattoomaster.com $1,350.00
thegrillmaster.com $1,350.00
lightfixturedepot.com $1,341.00
rideforthecure.com $1,322.00
archentertainment.com $1,300.00
boxer.us $1,300.00
humanclay.com $1,300.00
onlinebsnprograms.net $1,300.00
opendreams.com $1,300.00
thecupcakebakery.com $1,300.00
thinktesting.com $1,300.00
AIS.info $1,297.00
techrock.com $1,290.00
medsaving.com $1,288.00
myintuition.com $1,288.00
personaltrainingplus.com $1,280.00
weddingfavours.net $1,277.00
pizzadelivery.org $1,256.00
abiqua.com $1,250.00
savoryliving.com $1,250.00
sharmin.com $1,250.00
volokhconspiracy.com $1,250.00
alternativeinvestors.com $1,249.00
productprotector.com $1,239.00
directgolfstore.com $1,227.00
whsnet.com $1,221.00
adaffinity.com $1,200.00
advancedwastesystems.com $1,200.00
livefirst.com $1,200.00
schooladmission.com $1,200.00
surprisecards.com $1,200.00
then-and-now.com $1,200.00
winnerswin.com $1,200.00
KnowSomething.com $1,195.00
bestonlinebrokerage.com $1,188.00
happydogshop.com $1,188.00
heateddebate.com $1,188.00
thelearninglab.com $1,180.00
waaa.org $1,161.00
academicexperts.com $1,100.00
BIKESUPERSTORE.com $1,100.00
chatr.net $1,100.00
chinabrokers.com $1,100.00
partyforce.com $1,100.00
smartwatch.net $1,100.00
societee.com $1,100.00
deadmeat.net $1,088.00
internationalcomedyclub.com $1,088.00
internationallumber.com $1,088.00
tenantlandlord.com $1,088.00
123WAN.com $1,050.00
tutoringsolution.com $1,027.00
funtika.com $1,008.55
alphamail.net $1,000.00
amplifiertubes.com $1,000.00
castcrew.com $1,000.00
ccoins.com $1,000.00
connectlink.com $1,000.00
diamondenterprise.com $1,000.00
dietetique.net $1,000.00
dreamcharters.com $1,000.00
GayWeddingHawaii.com $1,000.00
heroesanddemons.com $1,000.00
jthinc.com $1,000.00
learnaboutmortgages.com $1,000.00
magicfountains.com $1,000.00
mattressgallery.net $1,000.00
mdprofile.com $1,000.00
nonpaint.com $1,000.00
passovercandy.com $1,000.00
perfectcredit.net $1,000.00
plantshop.net $1,000.00
primewholesale.com $1,000.00
PrimeWholesale.com $1,000.00
princestreet.com $1,000.00
pro-fx.com $1,000.00
pubandbar.com $1,000.00
sandalo.com $1,000.00
scientificinvesting.com $1,000.00
sms-services.com $1,000.00
staffoptions.com $1,000.00
stand-strong.com $1,000.00
steamcoil.com $1,000.00
thenightflight.com $1,000.00
thepause.com $1,000.00
transhost.com $1,000.00
tvbestsellers.com $1,000.00
WARRENG.com $1,000.00

12 COMMENTS

  1. @Elliot, just out of curiosity do you have domains on afternic, or just sedo primarily? Do you find that you get more quality offers on one versus the other?

    • @ Bruce

      If they’re selling based on inquiries rather than recommendations, it doesn’t matter how good your portfolio is. It matters how visible a for sale message is and where you have it listed for sale so that a potential buyer would know it’s for sale.

  2. “It matters how visible a for sale message is and where you have it listed for sale so that a potential buyer would know it’s for sale.”

    I’v noticed recently that a few people are following Frank Schillings example with the bright tops on the for sale landing pages.

    Eg:

    Colds.com – Rick Schwartz

    Dusseldorf.com – Mike Mann

    DogBalls.com – Elliot/Parked

    Any chance you can do a follow up article to let us know if this is generating far more offers than before ?

    Thanks

  3. Mostly all are craps, unable to catch how such craps sells for 1000’s. i have quality memorable 2 word domains, but none of a guy makes any good offers. Oh god, whats happening. I am even unable to remember even a single domain name as i go through them.

    Too Bad.

  4. Good or bad, I am happy for the sellers. We all know how tough this market is right now. I started techdomainer.com to try and help you guys with development. Money is flowing ont he prebuilt, post SEO website end.

    Pure domaining is falling off… You need to offer more now.

    • @ Bruce

      That’s the attitude to have. More sales means more money flowing into domains.

      I still make the majority of my money flipping (very good) domain names in private. Much weaker market for subpar domain names, but the good ones are still selling!

      TechDomainer is a parked page. There are a lot of fantastic developers out there. Far more than domain investors.

  5. You bet, when a company can broker non-premium domains for nice prices, that is the company to call and I emphasize call. Domainers would do much better if they called their brokers and worked hard with them to sell.

    The days of reg and wait for an offer are over. You have to be aggressive and never assume anything. Just wait until the economy finally recovers.

  6. @ Bruce

    My bet though, is that most of these sales weren’t made because brokers contacted potential buyers. They were most likely names that people/companies inquired about and Afternic closed the deal. I think many of these were reg. and wait, but that’s not great if you own thousands of names and need to hope and pray someone comes knocking – and then has the budget to meet your asking price.

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