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Afternic Records Nearly $460k in Sales

Afternic just released its public sales report from the past week, which includes .com sales over $2,000 and other domain extensions that sold for $1,000 and higher.

Leading the way this week was the 4 letter domain name, FUNO.com, which sold for $20,000. It looks like Funo.com will become a game website, as the landing page says, “Funo A World of Fun Games! Website Under Construction.” Interestingly, Fabo.com, which sold for $15,000 has the exact same landing page. I suppose if you own similar domain names, you can see that a benchmark price has been established.

FUNO.com $20,000
passings.com $15,000
floridaautoinsurance.com $15,000
nextstar.com $15,000
Fabo.com $15,000
prescreen.com $13,000
OnlinePcSupport.com $10,500
privaterx.com $10,000
brandschutz.com $7,000
nationalins.com $6,600
myplatform.com $6,160
i-mall.com $6,000
u50.com $5,300
arabianoil.com $5,000
brindilles.com $5,000
episource.com $5,000
LIA.org $5,000
ismusa.com $4,588
chairliftforstairs.com $4,500
ahcn.com $4,500
eirene.com $4,388
proburo.com $4,325
iconshop.com $4,288
turismoscolastico.com $4,188
myclick.com $4,000
curiousminds.com $4,000
hvmg.com $3,950
interimage.com $3,800
inspectionteam.com $3,788
cellplanet.com $3,700
empat.com $3,688
desertboots.com $3,662
forcetraining.com $3,588
bikebook.com $3,588
nahma.com $3,588
equestrianworld.com $3,500
smartmanufacturing.com $3,500
fitnessmagic.com $3,500
fanland.com $3,500
comtel.net $3,500
novasoftware.com $3,490
regionalmanagement.com $3,388
profitportal.com $3,388
billingexpress.com $3,300
icircular.com $3,288
miam.net $3,212
zeromail.com $3,188
greencan.com $3,188
wikifolio.com $3,188
nativedesign.com $3,000
kleinod.com $3,000
ctig.com $3,000
samora.com $2,988
freevaluation.com $2,800
helmetbags.com $2,788
bombastik.com $2,780
beapal.com $2,688
garagehub.com $2,688
graphicstyle.com $2,652
lodige.com $2,612
abcstone.com $2,600
geotechnique.com $2,588
divideby.com $2,588
fibertronics.com $2,588
trafficbuilding.com $2,580
withintegrity.com $2,550
agrimarket.com $2,500
shopmix.com $2,500
openconnections.com $2,500
lieferwagen.com $2,500
stylemania.com $2,500
thewhitewall.com $2,500
inncity.com $2,500
steelservice.com $2,500
technologicsystems.com $2,488
purpleguide.com $2,488
scottsdaleresort.com $2,477
epicatlanta.com $2,475
simulatedreality.com $2,388
atasteofparadise.com $2,388
dailyspin.com $2,388
quantit.com $2,388
witbuy.com $2,372
hoch3.com $2,329
beautyandbrains.com $2,300
landgold.com $2,270
citycruise.com $2,250
mycarebook.com $2,200
tuffmusic.com $2,188
usedboatsdirect.com $2,188
mobilerecorder.com $2,188
vnproject.com $2,188
allinsurance.net $2,188
indiansinamerica.com $2,160
worldpalace.com $2,154
personalpapers.com $2,150
childcarepartners.com $2,149
countynetwork.com $2,100
flymeet.com $2,088
retailelectric.com $2,088
lacremeria.com $2,088
tltrading.com $2,088
cashincentive.com $2,000
goldencorn.com $2,000
roombook.com $2,000
pmiservices.com $2,000
animalhats.com $2,000
immigrationresources.com $2,000
aviationphotos.com $2,000
cwhp.com $2,000
nextblue.com $2,000
MobileClassroom.com $2,000
4Manager.com $2,000
Recruitment24.com $2,000
4Coach.com $2,000
feininger.net $1,800
oceanadvocates.org $1,788
downloadfree.org $1,600
gcfa.net $1,388
iraqioil.net $1,388
ritm.org $1,288
spaceadventure.net $1,288
barkus.net $1,288
certifiedusedcars.net $1,288
tavsiye.net $1,100
deeproots.net $1,088
noisecancellation.net $1,088
energysavings.net $1,000
pharmacyservices.net $1,000

Afternic Sells Close to a Half Million in Domain Names Last Week

I just received the weekly sales report from Afternic, and the company closed over $460,000 in publicly reported sales last week. The highest value sale was DoubleYourBusiness.com for $22,500.

Interestingly, the highest value non .com sale was NewYorkNewYork.net, which sold for $5,400. As you may recall, NewYorkNewYork.com was subject to a legthy legal battle, in which the owner had to give up the domain name and pay over $100,000 in fines to the New York New York Casino in Las Vegas. I hope the new owner of the .net has other plans for this name.

Here are the top Afternic reported sales for the week:

doubleyourbusiness.com $22,500.00
fabo.com $15,000.00
vistausa.com $14,000.00
SeniorsLiving.com $12,000.00
successathome.com $10,000.00
tvonpc.com $9,000.00
persianworld.com $8,300.00
DryShampoo.com $8,000.00
happybags.com $6,932.00
amap.com $6,600.00
originalteile.com $6,488.00
FreedomCards.com $6,000.00
newyorknewyork.net $5,400.00
rungirlrun.com $5,000.00
whistleraccommodations.com $4,777.00
globalreferendum.com $4,688.00
dreambath.com $4,500.00
rallycall.com $4,500.00
mysoftwaresolutions.com $4,400.00
tothenines.com $4,288.00
kinderclinic.com $4,188.00
suphanburi.com $4,140.00
livinglean.com $4,000.00
transmute.com $4,000.00
creativedc.com $3,988.00
thehangman.com $3,988.00
fotons.com $3,800.00
experienceclient.com $3,788.00
sappeople.com $3,769.00
agricolo.com $3,700.00
viabank.com $3,688.00
destinationservice.com $3,591.00
takken.com $3,500.00
vertueux.com $3,500.00
eblogger.com $3,500.00
sophiesworld.com $3,500.00
sliceofnewyork.com $3,488.00
managementlink.com $3,388.00
stylegift.com $3,321.00
shiplogic.com $3,188.00
directfromnewyork.com $3,188.00
ecoforum.org $3,188.00
sweetsales.com $3,088.00
socialgravity.com $3,088.00
mcfr.com $3,000.00
bestvitamin.com $3,000.00
quality-assurance.com $3,000.00
carpetcleaningny.com $3,000.00
strength.net $3,000.00
marruecos.net $3,000.00
mediamagnate.com $2,988.00
epdesign.com $2,988.00
womx.com $2,959.00
automotiverecruiting.com $2,888.00
officedaily.com $2,888.00
uebersiedlung.com $2,879.00
x-perience.com $2,800.00
goingonholiday.com $2,799.00
happystudio.com $2,788.00
anonymousfeedback.com $2,788.00
seosystems.com $2,788.00
sewco.com $2,788.00
racional.net $2,788.00
sustainablelife.com $2,779.00
enjoytv.com $2,738.00
salesleadership.com $2,700.00
caviarstore.com $2,700.00
DashReport.com $2,695.00
ssfusa.com $2,688.00
presis.com $2,688.00
yorkpage.com $2,688.00
friendgame.com $2,588.00
growlite.com $2,588.00
macplaza.com $2,588.00
thepartypeople.com $2,500.00
vanitylicenseplates.com $2,500.00
wellbalance.com $2,500.00
homeeffects.com $2,500.00
chocolateroom.com $2,500.00
theranking.com $2,500.00
thefirefly.com $2,500.00
dubstep.net $2,500.00
sophielee.com $2,488.00
carincentives.com $2,488.00
takefive.org $2,488.00
integergroup.com $2,477.00
fiksu.com $2,444.20
mcmtelecom.com $2,400.00
cheapstudent.com $2,400.00
dowhatyoudo.com $2,388.00
inblack.com $2,388.00
roomsearch.net $2,388.00
parksoft.com $2,350.00
triennale.com $2,300.00
rainbowjewelry.com $2,241.00
playpolitics.com $2,200.00
clearmed.com $2,200.00
americanartisan.com $2,188.00
samthompson.com $2,188.00
jreynolds.com $2,160.00
lightofislam.com $2,100.00
catastrophicinsurance.com $2,100.00
platinumfinish.com $2,088.00
lovelights.com $2,088.00
buenacocina.com $2,088.00
chicgift.com $2,088.00
sizzlenewyork.com $2,088.00
tutorbuddies.com $2,059.00
youthfellowship.org $2,056.00
migrationpath.com $2,000.00
bestwayto.com $2,000.00
blingbeauty.com $2,000.00
fixedup.com $2,000.00
trilogysoftware.com $2,000.00
sidebike.com $2,000.00
dejame.com $2,000.00
winterfestival.com $2,000.00
orchidenergy.com $2,000.00
entuitive.com $2,000.00
accessasia.net $1,888.00
solutec.net $1,888.00
bioresource.org $1,700.00
buildlink.net $1,588.00
freedomainnames.net $1,500.00
chitosan.net $1,500.00
lasiksurgerycost.net $1,488.00
whistleraccommodation.net $1,488.00
healthtips.net $1,415.00
webmatrix.org $1,300.00
booknetwork.org $1,300.00
iranianmusic.org $1,288.00
learningexchange.org $1,288.00
preciousjewels.net $1,180.00
lasereyesurgeons.net $1,111.00
4front.net $1,100.00
maxforce.net $1,088.00
partyfood.net $1,088.00
digitune.net $1,088.00

When a Domain Broker Won’t Work For You, Broker Your Own Domain Name

I get a fair amount of email from people asking me to broker domain names for them.  I don’t generally broker domain names unless I absolutely know someone who would be interested, so I usually send the people to read my Domain Broker list instead.

I’ve found that more times than not, none of the brokers are willing to work with the people who request their services simply because the names are either low value or it’s unlikely they will sell for the domain owner’s expectations.  Since a broker is paid on a commission, it doesn’t make any sense to spend 5-10+ hours searching for a buyer for a name that might yield them a couple hundred in commissions, if it even sells.

If you own domain names that can’t get representation from a top domain broker, I have two suggestions for you – one being more passive and the other being aggressive.

1) List them on Sedo and Afternic.  Both sites get end user traffic and if a buyer is interested in buying a domain name pertaining to a specific topic, he or she will likely find them there. They do quite a bit of promotions, and if there’s an active buyer for your domain name, they will probably end up on either or both of those websites.

2) Contact potential buyers yourself.  When you bought the name, you probably thought that it would be perfect for a specific type of company. Well, go out and search for that type of company.  Email the site contacts and let them know you are selling your domain names. If you price them reasonably and they actually make sense, then maybe the company will buy them. You can use a service like Escrow.com to transact the deal.

If you buy some land in the Florida Everglades or in Arizona’s Sonora Desert and you decide to build a big home on it, you might actually be the only person who finds value there. Just because you bought and built it does not mean that someone else will want to buy it from you. If you get rejected by a domain broker, don’t take it personally. If you believe your domain names have value, there are at least two ways to get them sold.

Afternic Sells SoulMate.com for $100k

Last week, Afternic sold over $565,000 worth of publicly reported domain names. This amount only includes .com domain sales over $2,000 and .net/.org domain sales at $1,000 and higher.

Leading the way last week was the sale of SoulMate.com for $100,000. The previous registrant of the domain name was a company called Ultimate Choice Travel, and from the About Us page, it looks like a company called World Dating Partners is behind SoulMate.com. IMO, SoulMate.com is a great brand name.

Here are the Afternic publicly reported sales from the last week:

Domain Price
soulmate.com $100,000.00
adss.com $61,600.00
websitebuilders.com $15,000.00
plasticprinting.com $13,500.00
hopspot.com $11,250.00
vigilis.com $10,588.00
psalms.org $9,000.00
notfunny.com $8,000.00
leadmachine.com $6,500.00
philanthropist.net $5,760.00
gnom.com $5,400.00
goregames.com $5,000.00
destinationsolutions.com $5,000.00
destinationsolutions.com $5,000.00
upeople.com $4,788.00
game-room.com $4,588.00
BenchJeweler.com $4,500.00
Localy.com $4,400.00
newzik.com $4,050.00
coachingcertification.com $4,030.00
smartapartments.com $4,000.00
dominicanhotels.com $4,000.00
RateClip.com $3,995.00
tmon.com $3,900.00
professionalstudies.com $3,688.00
experthair.com $3,688.00
therapygroup.com $3,688.00
bcsolutions.com $3,645.00
stomachexercise.com $3,588.00
eisblume.com $3,588.00
fitnessleader.com $3,588.00
smallmoments.com $3,488.00
benchjewelers.com $3,420.00
planethop.com $3,410.44
thenationalobserver.com $3,400.00
absolutewhite.com $3,400.00
kwny.com $3,345.00
lasttry.com $3,288.00
wholeparenting.com $3,229.00
fastfresh.com $3,200.00
mecity.com $3,200.00
refereeweb.com $3,188.00
bluehabitat.com $3,088.00
spare-parts.com $3,088.00
ccmc.net $3,088.00
sportsventure.com $3,050.00
sasea.com $3,000.00
iqdb.com $3,000.00
foxvox.com $3,000.00
mbyh.com $2,967.00
workingonit.com $2,900.00
answerstreet.com $2,888.00
plannedgiving.org $2,888.00
pureprotection.com $2,800.00
beyondgraduation.com $2,788.00
17seconds.com $2,788.00
digitaldepartment.com $2,788.00
sctrading.com $2,788.00
taurean.net $2,788.00
wolfhounds.org $2,788.00
sven.org $2,788.00
superiorwork.com $2,688.00
scoops.net $2,650.00
princetonwatch.com $2,612.00
sourcingstrategies.com $2,600.00
digitalfreedoms.com $2,588.00
onestopweb.com $2,588.00
guyfood.com $2,500.00
tamilpages.com $2,500.00
wineoftheworld.com $2,500.00
rakedeals.com $2,500.00
cascades.org $2,500.00
rakedeals.com $2,500.00
u-buy.com $2,400.00
raymonde.com $2,400.00
vbps.com $2,400.00
flixdirect.com $2,388.00
sturen.com $2,388.00
tigerbomb.com $2,364.31
imaginativesolutions.com $2,288.00
mesotheliomaohio.com $2,250.00
ercc.com $2,250.00
ipont.com $2,200.00
webimpress.com $2,200.00
pickuplines.net $2,200.00
maxmillions.com $2,188.00
condensa.com $2,143.00
pixelsense.com $2,100.00
geocommerce.com $2,100.00
laserworld.net $2,092.00
coachhub.com $2,088.00
globaltutoring.com $2,088.00
tamasu.com $2,088.00
totallocal.com $2,088.00
globalrecoveryservice.com $2,088.00
teleborsa.com $2,088.00
xpressmarketing.com $2,088.00
bperfect.com $2,088.00
thisring.com $2,000.00
netshout.com $2,000.00
allianceit.com $2,000.00
beable.com $2,000.00
tcgr.com $2,000.00
imperialcommunications.com $2,000.00
trustedpeer.com $2,000.00
isatv.com $2,000.00
mobileclassroom.com $2,000.00
beach24.com $2,000.00
ronic.com $2,000.00
SheerRibbons.com $2,000.00
highlandsmortgage.com $2,000.00
highlandsmortgage.com $2,000.00
ezride.net $1,888.00
blackhistorymonth.org $1,850.00
otec.net $1,761.00
muslimyouth.org $1,650.00
ethernet.biz $1,600.00
animalcontrol.net $1,500.00
internationalcenter.org $1,500.00
mobli.net $1,488.00
healmyself.com $1,408.00
manman.net $1,400.00
oldtowne.net $1,400.00
paving.org $1,400.00
microloans.net $1,388.00
yogafest.net $1,288.00
locallinks.net $1,188.00
kidi.net $1,152.00
motorcycleforums.net $1,115.00
cnca.org $1,100.00
ucollect.net $1,088.00
somm.org $1,088.00
waterfiltrationsystem.net $1,000.00
isolation.org $1,000.00
poele.net $1,000.00

InternationalFlowers.com Leads the Way at Afternic This Week

Afternic just released their sales report from the past week, and the leading public domain sale was InternationalFlowers.com, which sold for $19,558.00. This domain name had been owned by NameMedia’s BuyDomains.

The second highest value domain sales last week was Drupal.net. According to a Whois lookup, it appears Drupal.net was acquired by Dries Buytaert, who also appears to be the owner of Drupal.com.

In all, there was over $320,000 worth of publicly released domain sales for $2,000+ (.com) and $1,000+ (.net and .org).

This week’s domain sales from Afternic:

internationalflowers.com $19,558.00
drupal.net $13,700.00
shy.org $7,800.00
workinglinks.com $6,500.00
oaca.com $5,978.00
londonsightseeing.com $5,800.00
mingdao.com $5,120.41
sonology.com $5,000.00
soky.com $5,000.00
levelingkits.com $5,000.00
nourish.org $5,000.00
Bicyclette.com $4,995.00
strangetimes.com $4,788.00
infoscout.com $4,480.00
resourceintelligence.com $4,288.00
offgridliving.com $4,200.00
rxrecall.com $4,000.00
the-globe.com $3,788.00
playtennis.org $3,588.00
lowenergydevices.com $3,500.00
onlyeve.com $3,500.00
sculpturegarden.com $3,500.00
verbel.com $3,500.00
animalproduction.com $3,388.00
saludmedica.com $3,388.00
vitae.net $3,351.00
bidwish.com $3,188.00
videodeals.com $3,188.00
dripfeed.com $3,100.00
look4me.com $3,029.31
smartmortgage.com $3,000.00
schoolscout.com $3,000.00
5million.com $3,000.00
livingpeacefully.com $2,988.00
phdprogram.com $2,933.00
farmersweb.com $2,921.00
childrenarespecial.com $2,888.00
pharosinternational.com $2,888.00
crps.com $2,800.00
goalpost.net $2,788.00
concentration.net $2,788.00
homedig.com $2,732.00
promotionalitemsdirect.com $2,688.00
medonly.com $2,688.00
porteira.com $2,677.00
marocco.net $2,612.00
italianfood.org $2,588.00
reaktiv.com $2,575.00
kittencaboodle.com $2,540.00
globalpropertysearch.com $2,500.00
mobilelawyers.com $2,500.00
artden.com $2,500.00
SolarChange.com $2,500.00
nourishingsolutions.com $2,488.00
aquaindex.com $2,488.00
yummilicious.com $2,420.00
shoppersolution.com $2,404.00
stateschool.com $2,393.00
rxsupply.com $2,388.00
studioprint.com $2,382.00
studiesonline.com $2,322.00
videobit.com $2,320.00
euromania.com $2,300.00
vatel.net $2,241.00
dsvending.com $2,239.00
pushreelmowers.com $2,200.00
retirementblog.com $2,200.00
interpretertraining.com $2,188.00
mainlounge.com $2,188.00
avgo.net $2,188.00
travessia.com $2,150.00
youthscience.com $2,135.00
bbqbriskets.com $2,100.00
theellisfamily.com $2,088.00
finallyfound.com $2,088.00
wedkiss.com $2,088.00
smithcorp.com $2,050.00
mailstorage.com $2,000.00
performancepeople.com $2,000.00
recorderofdeeds.com $2,000.00
fivemillion.com $2,000.00
adnx.com $2,000.00
ETravelGuides.com $2,000.00
usedrestaurantequipment.net $2,000.00
arrests.org $2,000.00
centralparking.net $1,988.00
antiqueprints.net $1,830.00
banknotes.net $1,788.00
tavoli.net $1,688.00
stopit.org $1,688.00
whitedragon.org $1,688.00
riskpro.net $1,588.00
militaryschools.net $1,588.00
b2k.org $1,558.00
globalsense.net $1,500.00
powertrade.net $1,488.00
mensclothing.org $1,400.00
toplife.net $1,388.00
oneofakind.net $1,350.00
ECentric.net $1,300.00
broadnet.net $1,300.00
keek.net $1,188.00
outletonline.net $1,188.00
sapconsultants.net $1,180.00
inspiredlife.org $1,171.00
myhomework.net $1,100.00
allsys.net $1,088.00
neuralsoft.net $1,088.00
weatherforecast.org $1,000.00
heslop.net $1,000.00

Afternic Records Nearly $400k in Domain Sales

Despite the fact that the last week of the year is typically a very slow week for domain sales, Afternic scored nearly $400,000 in domain sales, which only includes their public sales that were $2,000 and higher.

Leading the way was the sale of WEHR.com for $73,700. The former owner of Wehr.com was Mdnh, Inc., which is a subsidiary of the publicly traded Marchex. The current page at WEHR.com announces that the World Energy Holdings and Research website will be coming soon.

Here is a list of some of the public Afternic domain sales from the past week.

wehr.com $73,700.00
onlinebanks.com $30,000.00
BusinessPlanet.com $22,500.00
aone.com $10,000.00
surveyreport.com $7,200.00
gamesonline.org $6,988.00
calgarycanada.com $6,500.00
filetaxreturn.com $6,400.00
drtea.com $6,160.00
nyack.com $6,000.00
propertymanagementservices.com $5,188.00
leadking.com $5,000.00
merla.com $5,000.00
plazaonline.com $4,388.00
kluane.com $4,300.00
thedreamcatcher.com $4,300.00
telecell.com $4,188.00
optex.net $4,188.00
uploads.org $3,988.00
preferredprovider.com $3,810.00
publici.com $3,700.00
webtome.com $3,688.00
officekit.com $3,588.00
homeservice.net $3,500.00
autoinsurances.net $3,400.00
mercurycommunications.com $3,300.00
typesafe.com $3,288.00
airad.com $3,188.00
ibunker.com $3,188.00
sweettempered.com $3,188.00
neuralinterface.com $3,110.00
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