Uniregistry brokers domain names on behalf of some of the most valuable domain portfolio companies, including its founder Frank Schilling. As such, Uniregistry seems to get very good prices for domain names it sells on behalf of its clients.
Yesterday, Ron Jackson posted a list of the top public sales closed via Uniregistry in the first quarter of 2018. There were quite a few very deals that I think are exceptional for the domain owners that sold the domain names. There were a few that look like good deals for the buyer. What do you think was the best buy in the publicly reported Q1 sales? If I didn’t include it in the poll, feel free to share which one you thought was the best deal in a comment. Of course, a deal can be good for both the buyer and the seller.
One thing to note is that this is not the full list of sales the company completed. I tracked other sales that were brokered by Uniregistry and not included on Ron’s list. I would imagine the buyer or seller requested confidentiality on the other deals:
I can’t believe Frank unloaded CrosswordPuzzles.com for more than what he paid for it in 2007 @210k IMHO, that had to be the best sale.
His return: Annualized ROI 1.70%
All major domain investors in the 2004-2008 overpaid for domains
For Frank to not only get all his money back buy make 1.7% annual return is amazing.
It appears that sales in $ value are growing significantly. If you look at NameBio (19 Jul, 2016) 5745 domains were reported sold from Feb 2015 to Jun 2016 for 42M which is about 16 months. (Cant guarantee the start and end dates are identical.)
Since all domains and prices are listed, any NDAs must obviously be excluded.
So about $2.62M worth of domains were being sold per month back then on average.
Now in the DNjournal report just out (23 Apr 2018) $13M in sales is reported for Q1 this year, obviously 3 months.
(This preview report only lists a small selection of domains and prices, more to follow.) The value of NDAs this time however are included in the total figure.
This works out at $4.33M worth of domains sold per month, indicating a large increase in the last couple of years.
This assumption depends on the impact of having NDAs included in the second report only which I guess would not be too big (?).
Im personally getting excellent results on Uniregistry Market. So congrats to Jeff Gabriel, Frank Schilling and the Uniregistry Brokers and support staff.
Uniregistry is turning into a good platform. They have been struggling with it for a few years but myself and other namepros members seem to be doing a deal per month+ so it is obviously getting better
Miners.com selling for $32k is a steal for the buyer! IMO
This company is buying up crypto domains. They bought my howtomine.com domain and also bought cryptomedia.com.