When I am buying or selling a domain name and looking for comparable sales data, I use NameBio. There are nearly a quarter of a million of archived public domain name sales reported by most of the major resale marketplaces dating back to the 1990s listed in the NameBio database.
According to a press release I received this morning, NameBio was recently revamped and the website was upgraded. NameBio has been operated by Adam Strong of Strong, Inc., and the press release announced a new strategic alliance with Michael Sumner. Both Adam and Michael have extensive knowledge of the domain space, and that gives them insight about what will make NameBio most useful for users.
Some of the major enhancements that were made that will interest domain investors include the following:
- Enhanced mobile experience
- More accurate comparable sales on domain details pages
- More than double the number of new sales added daily
- Significantly better search capabilities
- No login or account creation required.
I think the biggest improvement is the improved search capabilities. Visitors can search for comparable domain name sales by category instead of simply keyword. For instance, if I want to find a comparables for dog related domain names, I am easily able to see results for a variety of pet-related domain names. This will make the results data more robust and useful.
NameBio now has over $1.2 billion in archived reported sales in its database. Sales have been reported from marketplaces such as Sedo, Afternic, DomainNameSales.com, NameJet, GoDaddy and others. In addition to the announced changes, I noticed that NameBio seems to be running more quickly.
I think NameBio’s enhancements will be beneficial to users.
Here’s the entire press release:
Adam Strong, President of Strong Inc., today announced a strategic alliance between NameBio.com and veteran domain investor and developer Michael Sumner to unveil a re-vamped and re-energized website. The historical domain name sales database at NameBio.com provides a trusted and reliable resource for domain name investors to research comparable domain name sales.
Improvements for NameBio.com users include an enhanced mobile experience, more accurate comparable sales on domain details pages, and more than double the number of new sales added daily. The addition of more data has grown the database to a number eclipsing more than $1 Billion in aftermarket domain name sales.
The new website gives users the ability to search for comparable sales by any one of 10 primary categories and more than 250 subcategories. “We’ve keyword parsed and categorized the entire historical data set. For example, a user trying to find comps for a gambling-related domain can now search the Games >> Gambling category rather than searching by keyword for dozens of related phrases, such as casino, poker, blackjack, slots, bingo, lottery, or jackpot.” stated Sumner. The “pattern search,” which allows users to quickly find domains matching popular investment categories such as LLL, NNN, and CVCV, was also improved.
“A reliable and trusted source for finding comparable sales is an important part of the domain name aftermarket ecosystem,” said Strong “NameBio.com has been that source for nearly a decade. The new strategic alliance, site enhancements and larger data set continue to provide that superior source that the domain name aftermarket has come to expect.”