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Daily Poll: Have You Sold a Non .com Domain Name?

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It is no secret that the vast majority of my domain names are .com domain names. I own and have owned some non .com domain names, but my focus is .com. That said, I have sold a handful of non .com domain names. I would estimate that the figure is probably about 3 but it could be a few more from a long time ago. One off the top of my head is a .net that matched a .com I sold and I also sold a package of 5 names in the same extension.

Have you sold a non .com domain name before? My guess is that somewhere north of 75% will say yes given the number of people who I know buy ccTLD domain names and there are also quite a few people who have had varying levels of success with the new extensions.



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Comments (20)

    Richard

    Hundreds of .de domains. Strongest aftermarket behind .com IMO.

    June 13th, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Tom S

    Sold an XYZ about 2 months ago to an end user $800.00

    June 13th, 2018 at 10:02 am

    YN

    Sold more than 50 non-com domain names in past 10 years.
    The highest price I have done was CreditCard.net, sold for $138,000 USD in 2011.

    June 13th, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Green Jobs

    We’ve sold plenty of .US domains. They move if you price then right.

    June 13th, 2018 at 10:54 am

    John

    Sold a .US for $xx,xxx, and another .US for mid $x,xxx.

    June 13th, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Suresh Raghavan - DNProperty.com

    Sold Diapers.co.in to Amazon for $20k and Tyre.co.in and Tire.co.in , last year for $20k each

    June 13th, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Auction.fyi

    My recent non .com sales:
    .agency (the buyer spent $XX,XXX on ******agency .com)
    .style
    .website
    .money

    June 13th, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Rich Leto

    I sold thousands of .cc and .la domains. I was a sales and marketing partner/re-seller in the early 2000s for both registries and handled their premium inventory.

    June 13th, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Snoopy

    In terms of endusers 1 .net and some cctlds but that was a long time ago. (a lot more variety of extension if you include sales to other domainers)

    June 13th, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Ferrenzy

    Allow me to share some worldy experience.

    A few years ago, I jumped in early on the .CC cctld. Total disaster. Happened again with .Co and .Tv too. Again, I jumped into .Info and .Net. Complete waste. I bought some of the new gtlds and you know how that pathetic story ended, all a complete waste.

    My advice is to stick with .Com, the undisputed industry leader. The others are for fools who have not learned from the mistakes of others such as myself.

    June 13th, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      Snoopy

      You’ve hit it right on the head! Ferrenzy,

      Anyone who has owned these alt tlds for a while knows they don’t sell easily, the sell through rates to endusers are a small fraction of .com and the reg fees soon pile up.

      I know people who were big on .info and .biz back in the day, they are no longer to be seen in the domain industry, ditto for .tv, .us and all the others. Either they are off doing something else or have remained hobbyists.

      In reply to Ferrenzy | June 14th, 2018 at 5:38 am

    Logan

    I’ve sold multiple .org names for $x,xxx, including Overture.org for $7.5K.

    June 13th, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Sam

    We have sold several thousands of co.uk domains best domain for UK business and massive for foreign buyers now

    June 13th, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    doob

    had a lowball $xxx offer on a .xxx that i paid reg fee for and turned it down and let the name expire ’cause WTF. maybe i’m not too bright but i have principles.

    June 13th, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Rod

    Sold lots of .co and .us last year.

    June 13th, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Anthony Edward Mitchell

    In the early ‘00s, the first two domains that I ever sold were both .NETs, to a buyer in Hyderabad Pakistan. The twelve hundred dollars that I earned served as a BAD INFLUENCE on my investing strategy because it encouraged me to register and hold onto too many .NET and crappy .COM domains.

    June 13th, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Alex Verdea

    I no longer own non .com names, but I have sold a few other extensions over the last decade.
    Anyone else ever sold a .TEL? I might be one of the few that have….
    Here are some sales that I can remember:

    Flint.tel sold to Flint Telecom Florida
    Blenders.me sold directly to CEO of Vitamix USA
    Pomegranates.me sold to POM juice company? aka Wonderfull company USA
    HotelReservations.me
    YNOT.me
    PLUSONE.US sold to GOOGLE when they launched the “+1” in response to Facebook “like” button;
    sold a bunch of LLL.CO, and NNN.ME and NNN.CO in 2016 etc etc

    I sold many more but these are the ones I can recall.

    Please note that I do NOT invest in such names or gTLDS.

    June 14th, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Mark Thorpe

    Sold a handful, but no nTLD’s, not yet anyway. Hoping to sell some .App domains by the end of the year.

    June 14th, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Robert

    Sold a .org this morning

    June 14th, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    ss

    99% .com sales, but i have flipped a few dot orgs, most recently a $12 GD closeout for $3k (cowork dot org)

    June 14th, 2018 at 4:31 pm

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