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Afternic Sells SoulMate.com for $100k

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Last week, Afternic sold over $565,000 worth of publicly reported domain names. This amount only includes .com domain sales over $2,000 and .net/.org domain sales at $1,000 and higher.

Leading the way last week was the sale of SoulMate.com for $100,000. The previous registrant of the domain name was a company called Ultimate Choice Travel, and from the About Us page, it looks like a company called World Dating Partners is behind SoulMate.com. IMO, SoulMate.com is a great brand name.

Here are the Afternic publicly reported sales from the last week:

Domain Price
soulmate.com $100,000.00
adss.com $61,600.00
websitebuilders.com $15,000.00
plasticprinting.com $13,500.00
hopspot.com $11,250.00
vigilis.com $10,588.00
psalms.org $9,000.00
notfunny.com $8,000.00
leadmachine.com $6,500.00
philanthropist.net $5,760.00
gnom.com $5,400.00
goregames.com $5,000.00
destinationsolutions.com $5,000.00
destinationsolutions.com $5,000.00
upeople.com $4,788.00
game-room.com $4,588.00
BenchJeweler.com → Read More


InternationalFlowers.com Leads the Way at Afternic This Week

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Afternic just released their sales report from the past week, and the leading public domain sale was InternationalFlowers.com, which sold for $19,558.00. This domain name had been owned by NameMedia's BuyDomains.

The second highest value domain sales last week was Drupal.net. According to a Whois lookup, it appears Drupal.net was acquired by Dries Buytaert, who also appears to be the owner of Drupal.com.

In all, there was over $320,000 worth of publicly released domain sales for $2,000+ (.com) and $1,000+ (.net and .org).

This week's domain sales from Afternic:

internationalflowers.com $19,558.00
drupal.net $13,700.00
shy.org $7,800.00
workinglinks.com $6,500.00
oaca.com $5,978.00
londonsightseeing.com $5,800.00
mingdao.com $5,120.41
sonology.com $5,000.00
soky.com $5,000.00
levelingkits.com $5,000.00
nourish.org $5,000.00
Bicyclette.com $4,995.00
strangetimes.com $4,788.00
infoscout.com $4,480.00
resourceintelligence.com $4,288.00
offgridliving.com $4,200.00
rxrecall.com $4,000.00 → Read More


Afternic Records Nearly $400k in Domain Sales

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Despite the fact that the last week of the year is typically a very slow week for domain sales, Afternic scored nearly $400,000 in domain sales, which only includes their public sales that were $2,000 and higher.

Leading the way was the sale of WEHR.com for $73,700. The former owner of Wehr.com was Mdnh, Inc., which is a subsidiary of the publicly traded Marchex. The current page at WEHR.com announces that the World Energy Holdings and Research website will be coming soon.

Here is a list of some of the public Afternic domain sales from the past week.

wehr.com $73,700.00
onlinebanks.com $30,000.00
BusinessPlanet.com $22,500.00
aone.com $10,000.00
surveyreport.com $7,200.00
gamesonline.org $6,988.00
calgarycanada.com $6,500.00
filetaxreturn.com $6,400.00
drtea.com $6,160.00
nyack.com $6,000.00
propertymanagementservices.com $5,188.00
leadking.com $5,000.00
merla.com $5,000.00
plazaonline.com $4,388.00
kluane.com $4,300.00
thedreamcatcher.com $4,300.00
telecell.com $4,188.00 → Read More


Afternic’s 5% Cash Back Offer Explained

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As you've already seen, Afternic is now an advertiser on my blog, and someone asked me about the 5% cash back offer currently being promoted by the company.

Since I didn't have an answer, I referred the question to Afternic, and here's how the cash back program works when you sell a domain name using Afternic:

1)           List and park your domains with Afternic and use Afternic's "for sale" link on your parked page

2)           Domains must be listed and parked for at least 14 days before being sold in order to qualify

3)           The domain must be sold through Afternic.

Once it is sold through Afternic, if the above criteria is met, you will receive 5% cashback on the sales fee. You can visit Afternic for more details about the program and to sign up. → Read More


New Partners Now Live on Afternic

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There's some good news to share from Afternic today. Both Enom and Moniker are now live on Afternic as DLS Premium partners. This integration will make it easier for you to sell and transfer your domain names via the DLS Premium program.

If your domain names are registered at Moniker, Enom, Enom Central, or Bulk Register (or their other DLS Premium Partners – NetSol, Register.com, Name.com) – you can opt-in to DLS Premium at Afternic to help sell your domain names, primarily to corporate buyers.

Once you have opted in to the program, your names will be listed for sale at more than 24 major sites; including Enom, Moniker, NetSol, Register.com, Name.com, GoDaddy Auctions, and the remaining partners. The names will be listed for sale under premium names when a customer does a Whois search for something similar.

One of the best parts of this is that if one of your domain names is sold at a DLS Premium partner site, the names will be instantly transferred to the buyer at the time of transaction. You don't have to worry about → Read More


How to Sell your Domain Name Fast and for Maximum Value

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I received an email about a webinar that is being hosted by AfternicDLS & BuyDomains on September 23rd from 2 - 2:30pm EDT, and I think it might be interesting to those of us who own domain names as salable investments.

The free Webinar will cover detailed specifics on how to sell domains quickly and for maximum value, sharing all BuyDomains proven sales strategies and tactics, which are designed drive maximum domain sales velocity and price. BuyDomains and Afternic consistently report nice end user sales, and I believe this free webinar can be helpful to all of us.

You must sign up to participate.

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Learn the strategies that bring the fastest, most lucrative deals on domain names. Our "how to" webinar shows you exactly how it's done.

We are often asked how BuyDomains and Afternic sell so many domain names at such high prices, week after week. On September 23rd, join us for a free webinar where we will share the strategies and tactics we use to deliver the results you read about each week.

In this → Read More


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