Sedo .ME Auction Results

The .ME Registry held a premium keyword domain auction at Sedo last week, and I have the results of the auction listed below. It was impressive to see so many auctions with bids. What do you think about the results?

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Elliot Silver
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  1. I don’t own any .me’s because I was picky, so maybe I’m looking at it all wrong.

    But the only one I liked was because of the call-to-action connotation.

    I don’t’ like the others because they are just random words that don’t match the extension and are worthless to an ad campaign (I guess I’ll give some love to and the geo .me’s)

  2. We own just a few but there is one we want to buy. Problem is that it’s listed as a premium name and the registry wants to see our business plan first?? Anyone know a way around this? Thanks!

  3. It will be liquidity and nicer when the average domain investor can also sell with similar results, not just the Registry and Sedo doing it. It’s almost fishy when great results are only attainable when a cabal is involved. Markets have to show a trend or a consistently pattern…


    Just show them your plan; to buy it and sit on it until you get a good enough offer! They ought to let you have the name because that’s the same as their plan! Simples.

    As for the auction – nice to see so many sales, but a lot of money wasted IMO – sucked some funds out of the market.

  5. I like the .Me ext very much.

    I’m a little surprised that the auction did this good. Very Brandable & easy to remember if you have a good .Me Ext.

    I’ve been collecting a nice list of .Me ext over the last 2months including FBF.Me, CustomCloud.Me, ExtremeCoupon.Me, Socialgirl.Me & couple more.

    Domains already getting lots of attention even with short life span. Is anyone out there getting more attention or sold any .Me since the Sedo auction Ended? Would love to Know..

  6. I think the results prove once again that alternative TLDs have absolutely no investment value. .Me has been the star among alternative TLDs in the past 1-2 years. It has done better than .xxx and better than .co. Yet we have these sad results:,,,, – $1K – $2K,,,,,,, – between $5K and $7K.

    If these were parked .coms, none of them could be acquired for less than several $M, and more realistically for over $5M and even over $10M.

    If they were parked .nets or .orgs, they would cost between $50K and several hundred $K.

    So at $5K per top of the line .me, that puts their value at 5% of .net or .org, and at less than quarter of 1% of .com value.

  7. Where is I know it was on the list and the auction kept getting extended. I believe it was over $10,000 when I last checked yesterday. Also, its worth mentioning that some of the .me domains yesterday did not sell…for example and

  8. I like .ME but only if the domain has a social connotation. Picking random words, including premium ones, and attaching .me to them is pointless IMO.

  9. Robert, your broad statements about .com values VS .co values are simply incorrect. The truth is, aside from educated guesses, no one really knows how the values will play out. However, I’d certainly stick with .com if I was forced to choose. As an aside, you might want to fix the design that one of your domains is using before sends you a DMCA notice. Ripping someone’s design isn’t exactly professional. or legal. But I’m sure you knew that seeing that you’re a professional, right? 🙂

  10. @Devon I had lot of .me & like these alternate tld’s from development point if you can not spare tons of money for same .com
    Like we have developed

    However you just can abandon .com . Any mid / large corporation will go only for .com or maybe some country code like .de / .cn / .in

    If someone wants a quick flip for their winning auction then contact me

    BTW i am the winner of furniture(.)me & streaming(.)me & 2 more (Undisclosed) & was also on bidding for forex, hotel, & cricket.

  11. @Advermain

    it is good to see that even you recognize the obvious

    tangible benefits to holding the .Co domains.

    you said it yourself:

    It is shorter then .com

    Abbriviation of company

    just 2 of the obvious advantages but there are hundreds of benefits. and any LLLs in most extensions especially in

    .Co, .com, etc. are very valuable. sold for $48,000

    are all worth at least $48,000 now.

  12. I own and, so I took particular notice of what names like, and sold for. Granted, they pale in comparison to the .com values, but strctly from an investment perspective with minimal sunk costs, they did get a good ROI.

  13. Just wondering how on earth Rick Sch. got so much for his “” and yet some of this lot didn’t get anywhere near? I guess there must be some premium when you are king of the jungle 🙂

  14. How many of these names were snatched by people who already had the .com TLD? I’m with the dK on this one, in that if you don’t have the .com to back up another TLD, the investment could be severely diluted.

  15. domain values are always calculated based on

    comparable sales.

    in others words if a home sells for $48,000 and you also

    have a home that has all the same features, you can

    assure a comparable sales price in the market, so sold for $48,000

    are all worth at least $48,000 now.

  16. “”in others words if a home sells for $48,000 and you also have a home that has all the same features, you can assure a comparable sales price in the market””

    @ Robert – That’s a very dangerous strategy if that’s the ONLY strategy that you adhere to when investing in domains. There’s a lot more to selling a domain than simply a sales history of “similar” domains. In order to sell a domain, you typically have to find someone who has a vision for it. Just because “” sold for a particular price by no means guarantees the “” will sell anything near 48k. An example: Last time I checked, a dolphin is slightly more popular in the branding arena than racoons…by slightly I mean literally by about 150 million google results. You can get ballpark averages, but every successful domain investor knows that each name is sold on a case by case basis.

  17. @devon

    this is not a crap shoot art.

    comparables are the best, the gold standard when it comes to predicting the value of your domain.

    period. end of story.

    I am sure there is a company somewhere in the world called

    Raccoon Oil Rig or Raccoon Energy, or shit.

  18. Robert, I never once stated that this industry is a “crap shoot”. If anything, I said it’s anything BUT a crap shoot. An industry that requires a slightly more sophisticated strategy than what you seem so eager to paint. Now that I look back on all your posts, you apparently always have nothing to say except how .co’s are the future. On. Every. Post. I suppose I, like others, fell into the trap of conversing with you on a post that has NOTHING to do with .co’s in the first place! Someone who obviously couldn’t care less whether they steal someone’s design, to boot. You should really think about removing it.

    Back to Elliot’s original topic: Personally, I think those are great prices. Particularly for,, and Those should be fairly easy to brand and develop out.

  19. Part of the issue is that Sedo’s rules/policies prevent some good .ME names from getting into the list. For example, we would like to sell, but their staff (or maybe some automated scripts) denied the application because we did not set a ‘reasonable’ start price or reserve. In Sedo’s determination, we need to start bidding at $.99 because of it’s “low value” (because it’s parked? I dunno).

    I’m not looking to win the lottery, so to speak, but I should also be able to set a starting price/reserve price WELL ABOVE $.99. With the domain name being a verb and meaning something with the extension, like, there’s no away I could set it at $.99 and hope for the best.

    That may contribute to the lack of .me domains in the Sedo list – I know I didn’t want to chance the auction.

  20. There are new 190 names released via Sedo. The auctions will be live between 5th and 12th of July 2012.

    The inventory can be seen via

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