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Afternic Records Over $550k in .com Sales

Last week, Afternic recorded about $564,000 in public .com domain sales of $1,000 or more.  Two out of the three sales above $10,000 were Afternic DLS sales, not owned by NameMedia companies.

I think the sale of Tagalog.com at $12,000 was a great deal, considering it’s the language spoken by up to a third of the population in the Philippines, and it’s the second language of nearly everyone else. Here are the publicly reported .com sales of $1,000 or more from Afternic last week:

ringer.com $40,500.00
videosonline.com $18,000.00
tagalog.com $12,000.00
1mb.com $9,000.00
nonskid.com $7,800.00
anonyme.com $6,000.00
cccn.com $6,000.00
thecatwalk.com $5,800.00
privatevacations.com $5,396.00
bassnation.com $5,225.00
evme.com $5,167.00
fivestarinsurance.com $5,000.00
webmaps.com $5,000.00
playnomics.com $4,950.00
preparetodie.com $4,900.00
onlinecollaboration.com $4,588.00
energyclear.com $4,500.00
okit.com $4,477.00
shelvingsystems.com $4,388.00
collegearts.com $4,255.00
betec.com $4,188.00
infofit.com $4,000.00
rightpay.com $3,750.00
premiersafaris.com $3,740.00
viabuy.com $3,588.00
loadable.com $3,500.00
oceandevelopment.com $3,500.00
informedvoter.com $3,500.00
libertybox.com $3,500.00
findahospital.com $3,450.00
sdgame.com $3,388.00
hsgh.com $3,340.00
ticketagent.com $3,300.00
homegrowntomatoes.com $3,288.00
overshare.com $3,250.00
wheresmybeer.com $3,200.00
organicstorage.com $3,188.00
spreego.com $3,188.00
rebelfilms.com $3,188.00
encoreauto.com $3,088.00
royalcafe.com $3,077.00
tipnews.com $3,000.00
gisports.com $3,000.00
powervoice.com $3,000.00
businessstatistics.com $2,988.00
SKATEBOARDEXPRESS.com $2,900.00
tourgigs.com $2,888.00
liturgies.com $2,888.00
wnrm.com $2,847.00
runwell.com $2,800.00
animeget.com $2,732.00
coursehub.com $2,722.00
radiotunes.com $2,700.00
xssports.com $2,700.00
pensionsnow.com $2,688.00
thegrindstone.com $2,688.00
ADDEAL.com $2,688.00
minorityenterprise.com $2,608.00
nufood.com $2,588.00
thenewu.com $2,588.00
tutorlab.com $2,588.00
postengine.com $2,588.00
accesscounseling.com $2,540.00
discountpoint.com $2,500.00
redclip.com $2,500.00
eucareers.com $2,500.00
adtimes.com $2,500.00
mobilediscount.com $2,500.00
faceday.com $2,500.00
tomatch.com $2,499.00
canwemeet.com $2,488.00
yestutor.com $2,388.00
tripfiles.com $2,388.00
freshtag.com $2,350.00
luzar.com $2,330.00
luxuryco.com $2,300.00
tabletnet.com $2,188.00
wavecash.com $2,188.00
myeuropeantour.com $2,188.00
dailyupdate.com $2,188.00
sapnow.com $2,150.00
budgetcontrol.com $2,150.00
best-deals.com $2,150.00
vsnap.com $2,088.00
psychwire.com $2,088.00
moroj.com $2,088.00
thecontentcompany.com $2,088.00
futurasolutions.com $2,088.00
noblebeast.com $2,000.00
getkarma.com $2,000.00
dittomax.com $2,000.00
diydiet.com $2,000.00
westernindia.com $2,000.00
shopfreely.com $2,000.00
evrika.com $2,000.00
padonki.com $2,000.00
affordabletechnology.com $2,000.00
emptyquarter.com $2,000.00
improveenglish.com $2,000.00
academicos.com $2,000.00
borrowfinance.com $2,000.00
howcreative.com $2,000.00
chatfire.com $2,000.00
stretchyoga.com $1,988.00
honeymoonreviews.com $1,988.00
drwoods.com $1,900.00
forfoodlovers.com $1,900.00
californiagreenery.com $1,888.00
collegetrainer.com $1,888.00
medigym.com $1,888.00
roadassistance.com $1,888.00
portfolioportal.com $1,888.00
vizexplorer.com $1,888.00
alivegallery.com $1,800.00
jihong.com $1,800.00
brilliantgems.com $1,800.00
exacthost.com $1,791.00
onlinesync.com $1,790.00
medassured.com $1,788.00
startupdocs.com $1,788.00
salesshare.com $1,788.00
companypad.com $1,788.00
justpayme.com $1,788.00
retirementapartments.com $1,750.00
photobugs.com $1,700.00
yapalot.com $1,688.00
sleepsociety.com $1,688.00
farmfactory.com $1,688.00
australiandiving.com $1,688.00
producttruth.com $1,688.00
shareconference.com $1,621.00
intocamping.com $1,609.00
cookcenter.com $1,600.00
qualitypaintingservices.com $1,588.00
prospectoronline.com $1,588.00
carrollbrothers.com $1,588.00
emergentpartners.com $1,588.00
plastpack.com $1,544.00
senior-services.com $1,500.00
internactive.com $1,500.00
worldlingerie.com $1,500.00
yourcrew.com $1,500.00
streetfax.com $1,500.00
atoa.com $1,500.00
bellechic.com $1,500.00
duckworths.com $1,500.00
internationaldiner.com $1,500.00
promanager.com $1,500.00
makecolor.com $1,500.00
on-tap.com $1,500.00
ratemyproperty.com $1,500.00
prvisa.com $1,500.00
trueplace.com $1,500.00
rundeep.com $1,500.00
imperialsports.com $1,500.00
intercook.com $1,500.00
centralregistry.com $1,500.00
racehard.com $1,488.00
gamesandprizes.com $1,488.00
vortexlounge.com $1,488.00
pinnacleenvironmental.com $1,488.00
yourlocalmarket.com $1,488.00
coffeechoice.com $1,450.00
howbooks.com $1,400.00
seesoftware.com $1,400.00
houstonofficecleaning.com $1,400.00
mediaselect.com $1,388.00
senseandsoul.com $1,350.00
infochamp.com $1,344.00
safemarkets.com $1,322.00
hopshops.com $1,300.00
sourceelectric.com $1,300.00
barefootgrass.com $1,300.00
taxoptimization.com $1,288.00
padbase.com $1,288.00
higher-power.com $1,288.00
medialiquidations.com $1,270.00
hardsport.com $1,250.00
wheretoday.com $1,250.00
thegamesnetwork.com $1,250.00
supplybid.com $1,200.00
therockfoundation.com $1,200.00
lewiselectrical.com $1,200.00
americanails.com $1,200.00
123properties.com $1,200.00
slimsnacks.com $1,200.00
nothingcooler.com $1,193.00
unitedstatescredit.com $1,188.00
askapsychiatrist.com $1,188.00
sportmatters.com $1,125.00
ministryofgod.com $1,115.00
ourchildrenourfuture.com $1,100.00
canadaworld.com $1,100.00
fagle.com $1,100.00
telepasta.com $1,100.00
thepeoplesmovement.com $1,095.00
blueturquoise.com $1,088.00
safetystaff.com $1,035.00
theskinco.com $1,010.00
ezwings.com $1,000.00
decadentcreations.com $1,000.00
globaldancemusic.com $1,000.00
recordfile.com $1,000.00
qualitytv.com $1,000.00
legalresponse.com $1,000.00
psychaid.com $1,000.00
europeansummit.com $1,000.00
gratefuldogs.com $1,000.00
computerapps.com $1,000.00
goetterfunken.com $1,000.00
canadianaccounting.com $1,000.00
isleofdreams.com $1,000.00
EmpireList.com $1,995.00
wikinow.com $1,870.00
bcbeef.com $1,742.00
GADGETS101.com $1,400.00
GeoBets.com $1,395.00
LocalMarketingExpert.com $1,350.00
HandRegistrations.com $1,250.00
eqcenter.com $1,250.00
proteincalculator.com $1,250.00
FreeFootballOdds.com $1,200.00
17Minutes.com $1,195.00
dutchworks.com $1,125.00
TheEditorial.com $1,000.00
WHAT2PLANT.com $1,000.00
shoretour.com $1,000.00
BlogBoutique.com $1,000.00
mdtraining.com $1,000.00
webparent.com $1,000.00
taxshark.com $1,000.00
SHOWWIRELESS.com $1,000.00

Yext Tags to Rebrand on an $1,800 Domain Name Purchased from BuyDomains

YextI learned a couple of things when reading TechCrunch yesterday. First, there’s a company called Yext that helps small businesses add and enhance (tag) listings across a wide variety of popular websites like Yelp, Yahoo, CitySearch, YellowBook, and several others. It’s a pretty cool service that I didn’t know existed.

In the same article, I learned that the company is rebranding its Yext Tags product name tomorrow, and it will be called PowerListings.  The PowerListings.com domain name rang a bell, and I did a bit of research, where I confirmed that BuyDomains recently sold PowerListings.com for $1,800. It was included in the April 5th Afternic sales report.

This is one of those times where you wonder if having a listing price may have hurt the company. Had the domain name been unpriced, perhaps it could have resulted in a higher price, assuming Yext had settled on the branding. The other side of the argument is that the company may have had a list of domain names available at a certain price level, and this was the best of the bunch. Who knows.

Anyway, if you have a local website, you should certainly check out Yext Tags / PowerListings when you have a chance. It can be a powerful marketing tool.

Afternic Records Over $300k in .com Sales ($2k+)

The weekly Afternic public sales report was released today, and the company reported over $300,000 in .com sales, considering public sales of $2,000 or higher. The company had 110 public sales between $1,000 – $1,999, which are not included in the report below.

Sincerely.com, which led the sales chart for the week, was a Afternic DLS sale. Personally, I think FearNoEvil.com is a great brand name, and it was a privately owned domain name that was sold by Gregg Ostrick.

All Afternic public .com sales of $2,000+ from last week are listed below:

sincerely.com $20,000.00
tview.com $19,550.00
funlink.com $16,000.00
fearnoevil.com $6,500.00
VMed.com $6,300.00
amnion.com $6,000.00
mountainholidays.com $5,995.00
trat.com $5,900.00
marketsmarts.com $5,500.00
onedesk.com $5,000.00
Greenchat.com $5,000.00
webtrack.com $5,000.00
heartlandloans.com $4,788.00
pnlp.com $4,388.00
intelligentinsurance.com $4,300.00
jcstar.com $3,988.00
rocketpack.com $3,900.00
mathalive.com $3,800.00
yourdocs.com $3,788.00
foodpop.com $3,588.00
libertynews.com $3,588.00
offshoredirect.com $3,500.00
utourpia.com $3,410.00
cinemanetwork.com $3,188.00
connectnetwork.com $3,188.00
localbaby.com $3,188.00
debtmarkets.com $3,188.00
skiandsport.com $3,000.00
asiaforless.com $3,000.00
stockon.com $3,000.00
goodoffers.com $3,000.00
omart.com $3,000.00
evergreenmemories.com $2,988.00
teapeople.com $2,869.00
quickshopper.com $2,800.00
nature-photos.com $2,788.00
traya.com $2,788.00
NextMvp.com $2,595.00
collegebiz.com $2,590.00
pickdeal.com $2,588.00
airoffice.com $2,588.00
ambus.com $2,588.00
docdeals.com $2,588.00
funbands.com $2,550.00
feelgoodnews.com $2,500.00
gotsoft.com $2,500.00
thecurator.com $2,500.00
explorebritain.com $2,500.00
buzztrack.com $2,500.00
fieldreports.com $2,500.00
BANKFAIR.com $2,500.00
storagesmart.com $2,500.00
wmpn.com $2,500.00
debenedetti.com $2,488.00
entrepreneurcountry.com $2,488.00
takeresponsibility.com $2,488.00
trotamundo.com $2,477.00
artabout.com $2,477.00
jobgallery.com $2,477.00
fleximed.com $2,400.00
darkclouds.com $2,400.00
behealthybehappy.com $2,388.00
filmtank.com $2,377.00
bostonshuttle.com $2,358.00
chinimplant.com $2,300.00
coldfusiondevelopers.com $2,250.00
creditauction.com $2,200.00
altmarketing.com $2,188.00
tempshare.com $2,188.00
microrewards.com $2,088.00
climbaboard.com $2,088.00
ceobook.com $2,088.00
talkingfrench.com $2,062.00
changesmart.com $2,000.00
grunder.com $2,000.00
soggybottom.com $2,000.00
prolegacy.com $2,000.00
oneworldcommunications.com $2,000.00
balancefinancial.com $2,000.00
natureunlimited.com $2,000.00
shoesandhandbags.com $2,000.00
motormagic.com $2,000.00
allianceadvantage.com $2,000.00
gadgets4all.com $2,000.00
arcticexplorer.com $2,000.00
ventureincubator.com $2,000.00
freshpoints.com $2,000.00
RosesToday.com $2,000.00
broadbandserviceproviders.com $2,000.00
acousticaudio.com $2,000.00

My Current Strategy With Hand Registrations

I am feeling a bit more bearish about the short term domain aftermarket than I have in a while, so I’ve found myself hand registering domain names more frequently than in the past. Aside from privately acquiring domain names like BikeTours.com, TaxConsult.com, MonthlyPaymentCalculator.com, and HumorForum.com in the last month, my  acquisitions  and inquiries have been fewer than in prior months.

Instead of spending significant amounts of money on domain names with plans of quickly flipping them, I’ve been focusing on hand registering domain names I think are pretty decent, and I’ve changed up my strategy on what I do with hand registered domain names once I buy them.

I am not aggressively looking to re-sell these domain names, but I am doing something passively that I haven’t done before: I am immediately listing them for sale at Sedo. I am not simply parking them with a message that says the name may be for sale. I am actively putting them on the market right from the get go.

I will likely begin listing these names on Afternic as well, since they have a pretty broad footprint with BuyDomains. The downside from my perspective is that the BuyDomains brokers generally prefer names that are priced, and I don’t want to go through the trouble of doing that yet.

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Afternic Records Nearly $500k in Sales

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I just received the Afternic sales report from last week, which includes all public .com sales above $2,000 and non-.com sales above $1,000.

As usual, some of the leading sales were names you might not expect to see at the top of a sales chart… like SuperTomato.com, RebuildTheDream.com, and PosterMedia.com. Incidentally, none of the 4 highest reported sales were in-house names owned by NameMedia companies.

IMO, this shows that if you have your names listed at sites like Afternic, you may have a better chance at selling them.

3J.com $24,500.00
supertomato.com $15,725.00
rebuildthedream.com $13,200.00
postermedia.com $9,500.00
itto.com $8,500.00
ibride.com $8,000.00
umfc.com $7,700.00
keramika.com $6,300.00
emergencyassistance.com $6,228.00
horoscopecompatibility.com $6,000.00
suissebank.com $5,888.00
recoup.com $5,500.00
artfile.com $5,188.00
pharmacysolutions.com $5,000.00
idolnation.com $4,985.00
hitthespot.com $4,500.00
softinstaller.com $4,500.00
benbo.com $4,382.00
lpw.net $4,194.00
lpw.net $4,194.00
zement.com $4,000.00
jcmi.com $4,000.00
purenow.com $3,988.00
irworldwide.com $3,988.00
komek.com $3,788.00
healthtoyou.com $3,600.00
oneload.com $3,588.00
esdweb.com $3,588.00
inscience.com $3,500.00
topprofile.com $3,500.00
bestarticles.com $3,500.00
systemsprofessionals.com $3,400.00
independentvoices.com $3,388.00
clickfordeals.com $3,288.00
vewp.com $3,288.00
minitime.com $3,188.00
salonwizard.com $3,188.00
rsnetwork.com $3,188.00
tranzform.com $3,188.00
e-dg.com $3,111.00
satdsl.com $3,088.00
datatrust.net $3,088.00
datatrust.net $3,088.00
primecontent.com $3,000.00
informatiques.com $3,000.00
tvbanking.com $3,000.00
wilderness-survival.com $3,000.00
myfund.com $3,000.00
redfork.com $3,000.00
callingallheroes.com $2,988.00
unionamerica.com $2,977.00
mountainholiday.com $2,950.00
charlieboy.com $2,900.00
safesandsecurity.com $2,888.00
mphmedia.com $2,888.00
artliner.com $2,800.00
tutorweb.com $2,795.00
campaignforamerica.com $2,788.00
funddirectors.com $2,788.00
nettv.org $2,788.00
remodelers.net $2,788.00
nettv.org $2,788.00
remodelers.net $2,788.00
medconsult.net $2,770.00
medconsult.net $2,770.00
zest4life.com $2,750.00
goldleads.com $2,750.00
quantumcards.com $2,700.00
LocationIQ.com $2,700.00
ashleylauren.com $2,695.00
gdfn.com $2,639.00
gigindex.com $2,588.00
wiseglobal.com $2,588.00
hormonetherapy.net $2,588.00
japanweb.net $2,588.00
hormonetherapy.net $2,588.00
japanweb.net $2,588.00
benar.com $2,570.00
kooli.com $2,541.00
surfeasy.com $2,500.00
iuga.com $2,500.00
itriedit.com $2,500.00
firstmeal.com $2,500.00
opslag.com $2,500.00
jingwang.com $2,442.00
my-self.com $2,388.00
unshopping.com $2,388.00
torius.com $2,388.00
meetdoctor.com $2,388.00
powerofgood.com $2,388.00
torius.com $2,388.00
arabmotor.com $2,388.00
syber.net $2,300.00
syber.net $2,300.00
stacki.com $2,288.00
bondingsolutions.com $2,250.00
climateair.com $2,239.00
benefitspeople.com $2,188.00
urbanfind.com $2,188.00
torrenting.com $2,188.00
empowernetwork.com $2,188.00
yogaindex.com $2,187.00
farmfriends.com $2,100.00
hyrbil.net $2,092.00
hyrbil.net $2,092.00
isisrecords.com $2,088.00
artificialretina.com $2,088.00
trafficking.org $2,030.00
trafficking.org $2,030.00
minisuite.com $2,000.00
simplyright.com $2,000.00
genric.com $2,000.00
webdesignsydney.com $2,000.00
thoughtprovokers.com $2,000.00
hospitalconsulting.com $2,000.00
starrate.com $2,000.00
avector.com $2,000.00
dermshop.com $2,000.00
easyplumbing.com $2,000.00
onthefloor.com $2,000.00
neighborhoodcomputers.com $2,000.00
creativepowersystems.com $2,000.00
HORSEandBARN.com $2,000.00
driverdownload.org $2,000.00
driverdownload.org $2,000.00
openocean.net $1,944.00
dogplus.net $1,888.00
datatec.net $1,800.00
imri.net $1,725.00
beready.net $1,688.00
pzone.net $1,688.00
yogadirect.net $1,688.00
investimenti.net $1,672.00
e-ms.net $1,649.00
jailbreakers.net $1,500.00
eyevision.net $1,500.00
preventivehealth.org $1,500.00
thecomeback.org $1,500.00
learningplus.net $1,400.00
crossbones.net $1,388.00
discipline.net $1,300.00
weldingsupplies.net $1,288.00
techconsulting.net $1,288.00
flatbread.co $1,265.00
globalcrisis.org $1,250.00
debtmanagementuk.co.uk $1,250.00
dataservice.net $1,200.00
geom.net $1,102.00
technologynews.org $1,100.00
aboriginalarts.net $1,088.00
chinabrand.net $1,088.00
zement.net $1,000.00
pharmacysolutions.net $1,000.00
solarvision.org $1,000.00

Big Misconception: “We Have No Shot at Selling Domains on Afternic”

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In yesterday’s blog post featuring Afternic domain sales from last week, a reader posted a comment that was similar to other comments that Afternic has been accused of before:

How many of those are their own “buydomains” domains? Probably 90% of them. We have no shot at selling domains on Afternic since they were bought out. We’d have better luck at the lottery.

I performed a brief analysis on the 25 highest domain sales reported last week, to see if the comment is right or wrong. Although I would have expected Afternic to sell significantly more names from Buy Domains’ portfolio because those sales are probably more profitable, I learned that this was NOT the case for the highest value names on the list last week.

In fact, of the 25 largest sales last week, only 14 were “in-house” sales, totaling just 56%.  I went further down the list, and that number didn’t waver much through the first 35 sales either (which is where I stopped).

Here are the top 25 sales from last week, and I bolded the names previously owned by Buy Domains (I used the Whois History tool to see the previous owner):

  • pinkzone.com $12,000.00
  • InternetMarketingService.com $9,200.00
  • incatrail.com $9,000.00
  • artbuzz.com $8,075.00
  • coolgames.org $7,500.00
  • hartwood.com $7,000.00
  • fineworld.com $6,577.00
  • 2822.com $6,000.00
  • dirtgames.com $5,500.00
  • wallo.com $5,488.00
  • dator.com $5,400.00
  • jumpingmouse.com $5,188.00
  • selecao.com $5,000.00
  • eclean.com $5,000.00
  • nucleare.com $4,788.00
  • xmwa.com $4,500.00
  • workhub.com $4,500.00
  • palinfo.com $4,388.00
  • strala.com $4,250.00
  • mysteryflight.com $4,000.00
  • WhitePony.com $4,000.00
  • surnet.com $4,000.00
  • novabiz.com $3,940.00
  • casacaribe.com $3,888.00
  • everydaysuccess.com $3,750.00

Some of the sellers of names via Afternic include YummyNames.com (Tucows), Gregg Ostrick, Traffic Names, HLK Enterprises,Inc., and even Mike Mann’s Domain Asset Holdings.

One thing I noticed is that sellers like Gregg and Ian (of Traffic Names) utilize the same strategy as Buy Domains when it comes to selling. On the landing page, they have links that tell people the domain names are for sale.

People may think Afternic is inclined to sell its’ sister company’s domain names, and they may very well be inclined to do so. However, an analysis of the top sales shows that the company does sell domain names owned by other companies, and it’s a big misconception that they don’t.

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Poll: Are You Going to ICANN 79?

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The ICANN 79 Community Forum Meeting is coming up in a couple of weeks. The meeting will be held in Puerto Rico from March...

Domain Broker’s Ad Campaign Highlighted by X Business with a Repost from Elon Musk

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When looking at domain investor Twitter, I've noticed a few promoted/advertising tweets mentioning Rob Schutz and/or Snagged.com. I recently wrote about Rob and his...

NameJet Announces Platform Enhancements

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Last Summer, NameJet made some "big changes" to its platform. In essence, NameJet appears to have become a clone of Snapnames, its sister auction...

Rationale Behind CoFounders.com Acquisition

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It's not often that we hear from the founders of a company to discuss why they spent what they did to acquire a specific...

.Bet Domain Name Acquired for 5 Figures, Reportedly Resold for $600k

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According to a tweet from Identity Digital (formerly Donuts), the Bet.bet domain name reportedly sold for $600,000. I have not verified or researched the...