In the lead up to NamesCon, I wrote an article about a question and answer panel led by Jeff Gabriel, Vice President of Sales at DomainNameSales.com. A reader with the “Lda” moniker commented, asking Jeff to share some examples of his sales to prove his expertise:
“However, to front a panel titled ‘… selling YOUR domains’ with no obvious public track record of named sales (inform me if this is incorrect), my trust in Jeff’s ‘expertise’ is clearly less than yours.
I’m simply inviting him to convince me that he’s worthy of the title ‘expert’ by releasing the names of domains he has brokered, that don’t have NDAs.”
If you visit DN Journal this afternoon, it looks like DomainNameSales.com and Jeff Gabriel have shared quite a few sales that the company helped to close in the past 8 months. Historical Whois searches using DomainTools reveal that the reported sales are a mix of in-house sales and sales of domain names owned by DNS clients.
According to Ron, over 1,500 previously unreported sales were shared. 18 of the reported sales were in the 6 figure range. Those 18 sales alone totaled over $4 million. I presume the company has many more private sales that can’t be disclosed, so this is likely just a peak at the sales total.
In looking at the prices of the sales published on DNJ, specifically the 354 five figure sales that were reported, it looks like there were a considerable number of sales that I would consider excellent. There were also a few that look like good deals, although the market for numerics and two letter domains has become more robust of late.
All in all, it looks like DNS is closing deals at a solid clip, even without private sales reported.