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Alex.tv Domain Sale – Successful YouTuber realizes Social Media is not “His”

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Alex.tv Domain Name sale details here. I just sold the domain name Alex.tv for $10,166 to Alejandro who is a successful YouTube influencer. He has created a YouTube Channel named HipHopRD.

HipHopRD is explained in Spanish on his site. I had the explanation translated to English here.

News, Music, Videos, Events & All About Rap & Hip Hop | HipHop RD
HipHop RD gives you the best downloads of free music in Spanish of high quality. HipHopRD.com is where you can find powerful interviews and news about the urban movement in Latin America.

Alejandro has 12,600 subscribers, 890+ videos, and over 2 million total views at his YouTube Channel. He also has an Instagram with 3200 followers. When I asked him why he wanted Alex.tv he told me this. He realizes that Social Media is not “His” Business and he wants to own his own Brand. This is probably the most important statement written in all of these words I have written here. Why did he buy Alex.tv from me? Once again – “He realizes that Social Media is not “His” Business and he wants to own his own Brand”

Right now Alejandro is just forwarding Alex.tv to his HipHopRD YouTube page but he does have plans to build out Alex.tv. He is planning to create a media website which he will create contents by interviewing people of different fields such as music, sports, enterpreneurs and so on. Alejandro will be the main host and he will also have a partner hosting. He also wants the newly branded show to be in both Spanish and English.

Alejandro is someone who is building the internet everyday. These are the people like you and I who realize we have to build our own brands/websites. We have to control our own destiny and just use Social Media to help us build traffic/followers/clients to our own Businesses. Alejandro, I truly wish you the best. Watch out MUZU.tv!

Largest Domain Name Sale Ever Paid in Cash – Voice.com sells for $30 Million!

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Voice.com sold for $30 Million today. This is the largest domain sale ever paid in cash reported. Block.one bought the domain name, Voice.com in an all cash transaction.

From their website – Block.one is a global leader in high-performance blockchain software. In June 2018, the company published the EOSIO blockchain protocol, and has since continued to develop and optimize the open-source software for companies and developers to build enterprise-level blockchain solutions.

Block.one developed the EOS coin. Their cryptocurrency – EOS is the 6th largest (in capital) cryptocurrency at this point. Their ICO (Initial Coin Offering) broke all crypto records in initial funding. Their year long offering brought in a cool $4 Billion. That is Billion with a B.

GoDaddy was credited with brokering this monster domain transaction.

NamesCon 2019 Live Auction Cheat Sheet – Updated

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Phew, just got done fully updating this NamesCon 2019 Live Auction Cheat Sheet post we have been working on for the past month. This will be the last update since the auction is in 10 days. We have just finished updating all new domain names just added this week along with their Reserve Price Categories and also along with their Estibot valuations.

This past week they added 106 domain names to the auction pre-bidding list. The total domain names that were added up to last night (Jan 18, 2019) are up to 588 domains now.

They added (4) more domain names that are under the “Greater than 1 Million” price range. Here they are – hero.com, vintage.com, accident.com & ol.com

They added (20) more domain names at No Reserve. The NR domain with the highest Estibot valuation is BathroomSink.com which has a $188,000 value. There is also a 3L.com that is in the No Reserve category. XGA.com

There are a lot of great domains just added. To see the new ones that were added this week, they are all highlighted in blue on that list right here.

Do your due diligence when bidding.
Good luck to all!

Who wins the 2019 Domain Name SuperBowl – AFC or NFC?

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The NFL Wild Card Playoffs just passed this weekend. My Chicago Bears choked by 1 point against the current SuperBowl Champs, the Philadelphia Eagles. Its a damn shame since the Philadelphia Eagles shouldn’t have even been there. The only reason the Eagles were made it into the playoffs was because the Bears beat the Vikings in week 17, so that gave the Eagles the shove into the playoffs. Ugh. Next year Bears will win the Superbowl.

OK so on to domain names. Domain names have been the highest valued digital asset in the world. Web Real Estate. Single word domain names like Super.com have been selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars, even millions.

Here are a few of the top selling domains this past year, 2018. From the Domain Name Industry Sales Bible – DNJournal.com
Ice.com – $3.5 Million
Super.com – $1.2 Million
DXL.com – $1.15 Million
Great.com – $900,000
Files.com – $750,000
Liquid.com – $750,000

NFL team domain names. Let’s look at the Playoffs now. There are (8) teams left trying to fight it out to make it to the Big Game. How do they rate when using their exact match domain name to Market their Team/Brand? Which division wins the Domain Name Big Game?

There are (4) teams left in the AFC division.
Colts
Chiefs
Chargers
Patriots

and (4) teams left in the NFC division.
Eagles
Saints
Cowboys
Rams

AFC wins by a landslide here. The value of the AFC Team url’s is 100x higher than the NFC all around here. Each of the AFC remaining playoff teams all own their most valuable, single word domain names of their team.
Colts own Colts.com.
Chiefs own Chiefs.com.
Chargers own Chargers.com.
Patriots own Patriots.com

NFC. The remaining (4) NFC playoff teams do not own their single word domain names at all. Not one of these 4 teams left. Those incredibly valuable single word domains/team names are all owned by other parties. So what did they do, they added their city name in front of their team name or as the Rams did they added “The” in front of their name to direct people to their site page.
Eagles own PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
Saints own NewOrleansSaints.com.
Cowboys own DallasCowboys.com.
Rams own TheRams.com

Question to those NFL/NFC teams. Where is that single word traffic going to? Where are emails going to for these NFC teams? Why wouldn’t these teams who have the largest marketing budgets in the world have bought their single word domain names?

Out of all (8) teams left, The fact here is Philadelphia Eagles are the biggest losers here. They have a domain name that is 18 letters long. First off, there are typos that happen with the more letters in your domain name. People have 18 chances to get it wrong or right. Sorry Eagles.

Domain names are investments. They only go up in value as the internet grows. Grab your domain name now, before someone else does and the price only goes higher!

Domain Names Matter.

Domain Names Matter to ONLY nine States in the U.S.

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Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, & Virginia all get an A+++ in Marketing 101.

MyFlorida.com
www.Georgia.gov
www.starspangled200.org (Maryland)
Minnesota.com
Nebraska.gov
VisitPA.com
Travel2SC.com
Virginia.org
DiscoverOhio.com


These (9) domain names include (5) dot com TLD’s, (2) dot gov TLD’s, & (2) dot org TLD’s.

All of these (9) sites lead to either a government site for their state or a tourism site for their state. The only one out of these (9) that look a little weird is Minnesota.com. Their site is laid out very 1990’s looking and doesn’t seem to offer much so I will grade them a C+.

I was surprised to see the domain name for South Carolina as Travel2SC.com Using the number 2 in place of the word “to”, is a pretty big domain name no-no. You will lose traffic to the domain name that actually uses the word “to” in its place. So, I just had to go to their site. That url actually forwards to the much longer – DiscoverSouthCarolina.com. It is a very nice looking site though.

Thanks to Drew Wash from the website – FromThoughtToProfit.com. He just informed me that we have to give Ohio an A+++ in Marketing101 also. They have DiscoverOhio.com and that forwards to OHIO.org. Surprised they are using DiscoverOhio.com as the one they are advertising when they own OHIO.org. That is a phenomenal domain name. At least they are using domain names and marketing them better than most. Just edited the post and changed it from eight to nine States. Thanks Drew.

So, tomorrow is the big, first round playoff wild card game between the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles. I’m here in Chicago. I see a bunch of cars here from Pennsylvania. They have to be here for the playoff game at Soldier Field. I feel bad for them because they are gonna have a long sad drive home back to PA tomorrow.

I look at their license plates and I see something so cool. On these (3) cars license plates they have a domain name – VisitPA.com. Wow. What is on that url? A beautiful/modern site all about Pennsylvania tourism. Brilliant! There are 13 million people who live in the State of Pennsylvania. How many drivers? Let’s say 1/4 of those 13 million drive = 3+ million drivers.

Pennsylvania has 3 million little billboards marketing their beautiful/modern website attracting visitors to their state. I am here in Illinois and I now know PA’s website. Funny, because I have no idea at all what Illinois tourism site is. I have no idea what our government site is also.

This is FREE advertising on every vehicle in 9 states! Why aren’t we advertising our tourism site here in Illinois? Why aren’t the other (41) states doing that? How about other Countries? Do they do that? Everyone absolutely, positively should do the same things these (8) marketing genius states do. Free Marketing.

So crazy all states are not using this free marketing space, but only nine states with domain names on their license plates. Very nice job Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, & Virginia!

Domain Names Matter!

NamesCon – Lower Your Ticket Prices, Please

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“Are you going to NamesCon?”

That is the question now. Who is going? Yesterday, today and tomorrow. Is this the place to be? Well to tell you the truth, It is not a “for sure” anymore.

The question of who is going to NamesCon is really a big deal. With ticket prices being so high now, many people are unsure if they will attend. Do a lot of people want to pay the higher prices for tickets to attend NamesCon this year? No. Many are still on the fence and most likely will not attend. I believe the prices are being raised based on the past years successes at NamesCon.

It seems like it is is a game of chicken now. Based on past years of successful NamesCon events, the demand is higher since everyone in domaining just HAS to be there. So, lets charge more now. Well, that is not the case if you make it too high. They might have screwed the pooch here w/these prices now. GoDaddy took over the event and as much as I love GoDaddy, I have to say, things have changed now with the increase in prices and not much additional added to the show from previous years.

I have just now decided I am not going. I will not be attending NamesCon this month and it is a damn shame. Last couple years I attended and had a really great time. I got to meet some of the people I have looked up to and listened to for years. I also have actually met people face to face that I have worked with for past 10 years online. That was so cool finally putting a face to an avatar, or email address.

But probably most importantly to organizers, auction house, sponsors and exhibitors, (I spent a LOT of money there). This year, I really wanted to bring a friend/partner who has always wanted to invest in domain names. Matter of fact he just bought a car on auction at a recent Mecum car auction out here in Chicago for investment purposes only. So this is the absolute perfect new attendee to have at NamesCon. I told him I would buy his ticket this year if we go. Well, ticket prices at this point are beyond ridiculous, $700 for a standard ticket and $900 for a VIP ticket. I wanted to buy (2) VIP tickets, it would be $1800. That would be more than my room for the (5) days and my airfare round trip from Chicago to Vegas and back. Not worth it. What is in it for me at this point? Did anything change there? No. Only thing that changed is most likely less domainers and higher prices to attend. Most likely less people will be there because everyone I know and talk to in domaining are not going since prices are too high now.

What is in it for NamesCon to have us there? a LOT! When I say “us” I am not just talking about me and my friend/partner, I am talking about all potential new domain investors, and regular guy/gal domainers like myself. I bid on names the past couple years, spent $xx,xxx on a half dozen domains at the auctions. Plus I spent money with exhibitors there as well. I financed a domain there when meeting the dot club guys. I bought emoji domains there at Dot WS/Emoji booth. Opened up an account at DomainCostClub. Re-opened up my UniRegistry account, as they rebranded from DomainNameSales to Uniregistry, Re-opened up my Sedo account after seeing them, opened up an Epik account, etc. The list goes on of the amount of actual business I have gotten done there, and the amount of business the exhibitors/sponsors have gotten from just little ole me.

NamesCon should be begging people like us to go. They lose our foot traffic and our money also. I am not talking about me as one person. I am talking about us as the domaining regular guys/gals and new investors. How many other regular people are not attending this year? Not sure but my money is on, much less than past few years.

In Vegas, which is an awesome place to have the Event, there is so much to do outside of NamesCon. This is another reason, many attend the event there. It’s Vegas!
NamesCon should treat domainers like Vegas treats tourists who spend big money in their town. If you spend money at a casino, then you get perks. You get Players club cards and they give you free drinks, hotel rooms, etc. They make money off of you not just coming there but more importantly they make money off of you “NOT leaving” there. I am really surprised NamesCon raises prices and expects people to flock there in droves just to spend MORE money. Wouldn’t you think they would cater to people who spend money there? Here are a couple free NC tickets to anyone because you spent $5k, $10k or whatever. The sponsors would appreciate it since they are probably spending $10k – $100k and want to see as many faces as possible. Otherwise, It is just same ole people who cannot justify spending their money on a booth there anymore because it does not justify their $10k – $100k costs to be a sponsor/exhibitor there.

If I was an exhibitor/sponsor there at NamesCon I would be upset that ticket prices are so ridiculously high that there will be less traffic to my booth.

Think of it this way, Think of NamesCon as a domain name. That domain name is worth so much today with no traffic at all. Add thousands of visitors daily to that ordinary domain name and it becomes so much more valuable. Do that in reverse and domain becomes less valuable. Traffic is key here. Domain names and an actual domaining event is the same. That is what NamesCon should want. Tons more visitors to spend ridiculous money at their Live Auction, tons more visitors to all of the booths there of domaining companies who are trying to get the word out on their new-fangled domains, services, ideas etc.

This seems like a lot of babble here but it is something that really bothers me as I try to get more involved in the domaining community and try to increase my sales, increase my portfolio value and try to create more relationships with other domainers and domain service companies.

I take 50% of the blame here though. I really should have not waited for prices to go down. I honestly believed the prices would have to go down and they really never did. I spent $200 on my ticket’s both of the past couple years of NamesCon’s. So, I really kept waiting for NamesCon to have a reasonable price ticket offer with some real sale, not just the 25% off that they kept introducing with coupons every month. 25% off of $700 and $900 priced tickets still bring you up to $525 and $675 each. Not reasonable at all, especially since I was going for (2) this year.

I just tweeted a question to NamesCon and asked them if the Live Auction is open to the public or only ticket holders. They have not tweeted back. But I am hoping they are open to the public because i have a couple domains in there and want more traffic to that auction. Maybe that one extra person at auction might hear my name on the big stage and bid. More traffic is key. I really hope they answer my tweet and they say the auction is open to the public. I am sure they have people right there who could sign them up and check their credit, etc. We shall see.

Update: NamesCon just answered my tweeted question…

Ok, so that answers my question. Nobody can participate in the auction from the public. Only the paying attendees. I really wish they let the public enter these auctions as well. Tell you the truth, I had a friend who lives in Vegas meet me there at the Tropicana during the auction. I couldn’t direct him to the auction on the cell when he called me because I was bidding on a domain so I told him to hang downstairs at the bar and I would meet him down there in a few. So, I won my name, then went down there to meet him. I was excited because I had just won the 3rd domain I really wanted to win just a couple minutes before seeing him. Told him about it and he was almost as excited as me. This was weird because he was not a domainer at all. He wanted to come up to the auction, so I brought him up to see some of the bidding action. He loved it. I didn’t know he couldn’t come in at all until just now…lol

Imagine letting the public come into the auction. The domain names that are auctioned off there are more than Newsworthy. It is similar in some ways to high stakes gambling at it’s best. It was cool to see an outsider watch the auction and then get so curious about the whole domaining thing. I just believe that letting the public be part of at least the Live Auction, could only help all investors in the long run.

Either way, I am a little bummed that I am not going this year. Yes, I could pay for the tickets but the prices are just too darn high now and I dont see any added value to the event. I am grateful for the past couple NC events I attended though. Just not worth 3-4 times the price I paid for tickets the last couple years. I am not writing this article looking for a handout at all. I am just writing it hoping for a change that I firmly believe would help entire domaining community for any future domaining events.

To all of you that paid your hard earned money for booth space, sponsorships, events or even just for attendee tickets this year, I really wish you all the best.

2019 NamesCon, ROTD, NameJet & Brent Oxley Auction. Easy Reserve Price/Valuation info for Buyers

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The largest domain name auction every year is at the NamesCon Global Event. NamesCon Global is the largest annual domain-industry conference, attracting professionals from around the world. The past few years it has been held at Tropicana Las Vegas in late January. It is kicking off again next month at The Tropicana from Sat. Jan 26 thru Wed. Jan 30th.

So, I was going thru the NamesCon ROTD Auction list (right here) and I see some phenomenal domains listed in this upcoming NamesCon Auction. Probably the best domain line-up I have seen in years from any domain auction. There are a bunch of very short, incredibly valuable, Premium keyword dot com domains that were added to this auction from Brent Oxley.

Brent Oxley was the former owner of the Worlds largest Hosting Company – HostGator. After he sold HostGator, he invested in short Premium domain names.

Here are a few of the short dot com domains Brent added to this upcoming auction – Give.com, Create.com , Athlete.com , Prize.com , Analyze.com , Drone.com , etc.

NamePros had a real nice written interview with Brent Oxley right here. For the complete list of Brent’s domain names added to this auction, there is a file at the bottom of the first post of that interview. Prepare to be blown away when looking at his list of extremely valuable domain assets!

I have really enjoyed the NC auction the last couple years and I’ve been fortunate to grab a few good domains. I love researching all of the names pre auction. As I have been looking at each and every domain within the entire auction line-up you have to actually click on each domain name individually to see the reserve price to see if any of those domains may be within my price range or not. Each domain also has an Estibot valuation listed on its landing page of that domain. The majority of appraisal prices from Estibot seem very low. Most don’t seem to be in line with the actual Market activity we have seen this past couple years. I always wonder if they will eliminate that valuation link from the NameJet domain landing pages one day. That is a topic for another day.

So, I had a spreadsheet created for the entire auction in order to compare all prices and valuations. It saves me a lot of time when researching all domain names in this auction for the next 32 days. It took a lot of time to create since I am pretty new to Excel. I have a version that seems to have me cursing quite a bit at my computer because it doesn’t want to work with me. I have the Excel Online version. It comes with my GoDaddy email package. It is live. Not 100% sure how it works just yet but I have a firm belief it will not open up “live” in a blog post ever. I wanted to add it in the post so you, the reader could sort columns, ascending, descending etc. Not a chance. Sorry, until I figure it out, I just copied and pasted it all in sections. I wanted to share this with any other domainers who may be interested half as much as I am.

Domain Name & Estibot Valuation

Reserve’s – Greater than $1 Million
qo.com $2,071,495
give.com $512,500
broker.com $425,518
vaporizers.com $303,000
create.com $180,571
lucky.com $170,075
texasholdem.com $156,000
pregnancytest.com $87,072
soundsystems.com $87,000
homerefinancing.com $76,180
kleptomania.com $24,000

pregnant.com $593,000

hero.com – $418,000
vintage.com – $772,000
accident.com – $814,234
ol.com – $2,077,357

Reserve’s Between $900,000 and $1,000,000
cpu.com – $750,000
bride.com – $173,589
drone.com – $113,571

Reserve’s Between $700,001 and 800k
pen.com – $215,625
sails.com – $23,286

Reserve’s Between $600,001 and 700k
uno.com – $244,805

flats.com – $1,040,000

Reserve’s – Between $500,001 and $600,000
Connecticut.com – $358,370
Graphics.com – $374,442
Shoppers.com – $170,000

Reserve’s Between $400,001 and 500k
piano.com – $1,074,159
leads.com – $393,043
firm.com – $292,142
designers.com – $216,019
combo.com – $144,551
edit.com – $143,500
curve.com – $122,082
memo.com – $112,898
prize.com – $102,500
yen.com – $96,310

publish.com – $358,000

Reserve’s Between $300,001 and 400k
domainnames.com – $330,310
zombie.com – $273,601
document.com – $270,810
tablets.com – $142,854
impression.com – $93,694

futons.com – $877,000
musicvideos.com – $251,000

holidaypackages.com – $166,000

x.de – $41,000
opals.com – $80,000

Reserve’s Between $200,001 and 300k
baja.com – $323,942
valentine.com – $303,010
analyze.com – $193,000
nut.com – $161,239
athlete.com – $125,050
item.com – $119,822
babyfood.com – $114,000
chop.com – $84,678

cardealer.com – $292,000
shoppingcenter.com – $58,734

drill.com – $298,000

Reserve’s Between $100,001 and 200k
penis.com – $5,020,000
ringtones.com – $908,929
trap.com – $317,266
dye.com – $308,555
leukemia.com – $268,000
stop.com – $255,603
spycamera.com – $252,000
flute.com – $241,000
downloadgames.com – $225,000
liver.com – $174,696
hotdog.com – $154,000
dnasequencing.com – 150,000
tore.com – $131,000
drag.com – $119,962
prefabhomes.com – $97,714
nay.com – $90,160
seniordating.com – $82,005
pisces.com – $82,000
toll.com – $79,580
ambush.com – $79,000
ore.com – $72,361
withdraw.com – $67,000
wisp.com – $58,502
sucks.com – $57,136
cob.com – $55,548
vinyls.com – $53,000
yew.com – $52,691
sponge.com – $51,036
provence.com – $48,360
lethal.com – $48,000
mild.com – $46,330
frat.com – $38,418
cachet.com – $38,000
broke.com – $35,132
dense.com – $21,654
sexeducation.com – $19,373
modify.com – $19,000
gunrange.com – $14,000
newyork.pizza – $13,000

anybody.com – $24,105
babygirl.com – $220,000
defence.com – $125,966
gstring.com – $228,925
kaleidoscope.com – $162,000
nylons.com – $141,000
patentsearch.com – $222,000
shit.com – $498,000

ehh.com – $56,000

4692.com – $27,019
hha.com – $54,000
djs.com – $76,112
parasite.com – $77,020
bog.com – $78,000
blocker.com – $112,000
consignment.com – $135,000
hormone.com – $152,000
antibiotics.com – $183,000
roxanne.com – $183,000
oft.com – $416,000

Reserve’s Between $75,001 and 100k
stereo.com – $459,655
hangover.com – $261,685
choke.com – $157,000
rash.com – $141,087
1895.com – $58,000
distribute.com – $36,000
ufb.com – $32,501
took.com – $31,813
armed.com – $24,907
irent.com – $20,500
clinch.com – $19,880
dnasequencer.com – $9,200
smart.co – $8,200
dnamap.com – $1,200
dnasequence.com – $1,000

conceptcars.com – $43,000
newsonline.com – $75,000

calltrack.com – $5,200

houserental.com – $220,000
peb.com – $73,000
slept.com – $22,000
tabu.com – $69,000

Reserve’s Between $50,001 and 75k
typewriter.com – $400,000
cellularphones.com – $233,000
advertisingagency.com – $180,069
numb.com – $145,459
bouncy.com – $124,491
mywebsite.com – $119,000
mycomputer.com – $97,000
bore.com – $84,939
llu.com – $51,435
cuz.com – $49,591
peck.com – $44,000
toil.com – $36,207
devote.com – $25,000
contentwriting.com – $24,000
genesequencing.com – $20,000
cardholder.com – $15,000
bargaining.com – $14,000
smbs.com – $13,814
smaller.com – $13,000
sportsagent.com – $9,200
porn.ca – $7,200
topdomains.com – $1,500
carbuerator.com – $406

boso.com – $15,000
travelnews.com – $71,535
357.io – $71,535
weddingday.com – $66,000

bedlinens.com – $13,000
rfq.com – $264,132
terminals.com – $44,000

8497.com – $27,000
hotdeal.com – $64,000
1794.com – $65,000
1942.com – $67,000
ornament.com – $76,000
fitting.com – $119,000
beautifulwomen.com – $246,000


Reserve’s Between $25,001 and 50k
massager.com – $384,461
orgasms.com – $140,000
disorder.com – $118,800
manipulate.com – $96,000
celebrityphotos.com – $78,000
hogs.com – $66,906
creditsearch.com – $57,000
haz.com – $53,177
uix.com – $46,230
moneywire.com – $35,142
etched.com – $34,000
ztd.com – $27,636
demolish.com – $24,663
fajita.com – $24,000
rustle.com – $17,035
aboard.com – $15,375
medspas.com – $12,000
usearch.com – $7,200
Stimulation.com – $5,673
californiatours.com – $3,200
electricmotorcycles.com – $3,000
newzealandtours.com – $2,400
ny.taxi – $1,800
fm.co – $1,500
potforum.com – $260

awful.com – $27,500
midget.com – $149,000
ovu.com – $49,000
primerib.com – $64,000
QLQ.com – $62,000
zic.com – $33.000
discjockey.com – $58,000

puppydog.com – $9,600
rhe.net – $13,520
vl.de – $16,479
fjo.com – $26,000
omq.com – $26,000
7864.com – $26,581
4054.com – $27,213
vq.net – $36,005
christiangifts.com – $31,000
uf.net – $39,627
advising.com – $41,000
paintingcontractor.com – $72,000
Cleavage.com – $181,000

Reserve’s Between $10,001 and 25k
mez.com – $328,055
ellipticaltrainers.com – $170,000
tattoosupplies.com – $117,000
nannycams.com – $111,000
traceroute.com – $97,000
wordprocessor.com – $55,000
np.net – $40,000
or.net – $40,000
balsamic.com – $39,000
ws.net – $39,000
bg.net – $38,000
vwt.com – $35,151
flightdelays.com – $34,000
chinese.restaurant – $25,000
homeinvestment.com – $22,000
ppl.net – $20,000
triallawyer.com – $17,000
trekkie.com – $16,000
wineo.com – $16,000
gratification.com – $15,000
nap.net – $14,357
domainservice.com – $14,000
mariachis.com – $14,000
slowly.com – $14,000
kidsmovies.com – $13,000
costaricatravel.com – $12,000
admirer.com – $11,000
fingertips.com – $9,400
professionalathletes.com – $9,200
loosen.com – $8,300
diamondjewelers.com – $8,100
sequencing.net – $7,400
electorate.com – $7,100
downsize.com – $6,900
affinities.com – $6,000
corporatecreditcards.com – $5,900
concretetruck.com – $5,800
mystocks.com – $5,600
gastronomic.com – $4,700
decors.com – $4,065
kidsstories.com – $3,700
solarpaint.com – $3,230
psychic.chat – $2,600
freefight.com – $2,300
lunching.com – $2,300
redwines.net – $2,100
yourdaddy.com – $2,100
virtualassist.com – $2,007
blowdryers.com – $1,900
antibioticdrugs.com – $1,600
txholdem.com – $250
heartdoctors.com.com – $100
solarsiding.com – $100

bankcreditcards.com – $7,700
candyapples.com – $20,000
newovens.com – $2,500
newswires.com – $15,000
portfolio.org – $16,000
publicgolfcourses.com – $6,600
restrooms.net – $1,900

anklesupport.com – $19,000
bumps.com – $22,000
commode.com – $56,000
secluded.com – $43,000
creditcardservices.com – $27,501
draught.com – $16,000
drek.com – $16,000
prescribing.com – $19,000
scheduled.com – $43,000

electivesurgery.com – $800
99904.com – $1,553
propertyappraisers.com – $1,800
oceanfronthotels.com – $15,000
homedevelopment.com – $15,000
sportsphotography.com – $17,000
alaa.com – $32,292
kurds.com – $36,000
datingpersonals.com – $75,000
chatsites.com – $77,000
weddingsupplies.com – $168,542
oncologist.com – $290,000

Reserve’s Between $5,001 and 10k
repossession.com – $92,691
shattered.com – $55,000
dietsupplements.com – $46,137
Dimmers.com – $26,149
leatherrecliners.com – $23,000
fk.org – $19,000
spaghettisauce.com – $19,000
abdul.com – $18,697
partyhall.com – $16,000
pub.net – $16,000
r1.org – $14,000
wipeout.com – $12,000
voting.net – $9,200
effortlessly.com – $9,000
marketingdegree.com – $8,700
selfpublisher.com – $6,700
stockmarketcrash.com – $6,000
smartdrugs.com – $4,200
ckkk.com – $3,900
video.rentals – $3,500
integrates.com – $3,446
simulcasting.com – $2,400
nondisclosure.com – $2,300
upsetting.com – $2,300
smarthotel.com – $2,200
creditprocessing.com – $2,000
seductively.com – $1,600
conducts.com – $1,200
medicalchannel.com – $1,000
50yardline.com – $800
cannabiscompany.com – $750

illinoislawyer.com – $407
newjerseylaw.com – $1,600
oregonlawyers.com – $1,600
paddler.com – $4,500
physicianassistant.com – $18,142
smalldogs.net – $1,800

akc.net – $18,000
battalion.com – $17,000
boxscores.com – $4,100
bullied.com – $6,289
cottagehomes.com – $8,300
drph.com – $16,748
hinder.com – $313,000
mobilealerts.com – $1,100
puds.com – $14,000
reversed.com – $34,000
shock.me – $700
snagged.com – $6,700
tagging.com – $205,000
tvmonitor.com – $3,100
websurfing.com – $2,300
zirconia.com – $386,000

nserver.com – $655
safevape.com – $680
diamonddeals.com – $960
taxcollectors.com – $1,100
tvtogo.com – $1,500
gayfriends.com – $2,000
ikiss.com – $2,300
socialmedia.net – $2,860
premiumcigars – $4,100
users.org – $11,338
lovelinks.com – $14,000
virtualguitar.com – $21,055
legs.net – $21,304
kneeproblems.com – $45,692
adverbs.com – $53,000
alesha.com – $61,000
naturephotography.com – $66,000
singlemen.com – $84,000
wwwh.com – $97,546

Reserve’s Between $2,501 and $5,000
ceilingfixtures.com – $82,976
exerciseball.com – $35,000
ence.com – $30,246
analyst.net – $23,000
separatists.com – $18,570
excite.net – $17,000
emd.org – $13,682
spasms.com – $10,000
illc.com – $6,000
pastamaker.com – $5,800
mortgage.pro – $4,408
vts.net – $2,800
proves.com – $2,200
australiantickets.com – $580
domaindiscounts.com – $520
singlestrip.com – $480
yourcovered.com – $410

beautyproduct.com – $24,805
naturopathy.org – $3,200

absence.com – $117,000
amounts.net – $2,800
arise.net – $5,300
bootytalk.com – $23,459
cellnumber.com – $950
collegeloans.org – $1,900
debtsolutions.net – $1,300
gerardo.com – $39,000
inferior.com – $41,000
ironore.com – $30,000
particulars.com – $3,500
pccleanup.com – $10,000
pricewars.com – $1,000
producer.org – $11,000
saj.org – $14,000
severity.com – $22,000
shoerack.com – $197,000
solvent.com – $103,000
start-up.com – $1,000
startupfunding.com – $2,802
coordination.com – $14,000
thekillers.com – $242,000

datingdirectory.com – $1,900
glad.net – $14,155
analyst.net – $23,223
beautyproduct.com – $24,805

Reserve’s Between $1,001 and $2,500
multiplexer.com – $22,000
triglycerides.net – $18,218
tms.net – $14,000
wholesalers.org – $8,600
flu.us – $6,800
uninsured.net – $5,900
pleased.net – $3,898
prevailing.net – $3,395
mpm.net – $3,100
wpb.net – $3,000
honking.com – $2,900
threats.net – $2,399
abundant.net – $2,376
terrified.net – $1,972
hispanics.net – $1,800
prolonged.net – $1,773
alarming.net – $1,768
males.net – $1,757
uiq.net – $1,700
mmx.net – $1,600
jjo.net – $1,400
iyy.net – $1,300
poov.com – $1,300
fvar.com – $1,100
paj.net – $1,100
teethcleaning.net – $690
parkingtickets.net – $650
groundscrew.com – $500
speedingtickets.net – $500

abomination.com – $55,000
charterairlines.com – $36,000
chelsy.com – $23,000
dingy.com – $34,000
island.casino – $896
resigned.com – $22,000
sauteed.com – $8,100

weddingparty.co – $100
livepsychics.com – $1,700
1280.net – $2,871
sheltered.com – $12,766
apk.org – $14,000
londonfashion.com – $16,000
kaleidoscope.net – $17,049

Reserve’s Between $501 and $1,000
cerealcoupons.com – $8,500
newshoes.net – $2,300
posses.net – $2,030
obstinate.net – $1,939
lullabies.net – $1,561
dwindling.com – $1,300
privatehospital.com – $1,300

oxcm.com – $480
sonography.org – $3,300

antiqueappraisals.com – $8,600
buoyancy.com – $61,000
consignee.com – $27,000
purged.com – $11,000
sired.com – $9,800
vicinity.net – $3,800

vldd.com – $1,352
90461.com – $1,561
shaverreviews.com – $2,000

Reserve – $500 or Less

bvle.com – $1,270

No Reserve – (All Auctions start at $300)
sportswear.co $2,000
cells.info $1,700
statisticsdegrees.com $1,700
race.info $1,600
deadplants.com $1,500
elbow.surgery $1,229
byuc.com $1,200
craft.info $1,200
enfl.com $1,200
xaf.net $1,200
rkn.net $1,100
bzl.net $1,000
makingnoise.com $970
vnmh.com $940
byga.com $810
welcomegift.com $740
salvager.com $720
truce.org $700
numeral.org $650
akxs.com $520
pfkc.com $510
biomedengineer.com $490
biomedengineering.com $490
boater.club $100
smartski.com $10

suitor.org – $730
vab.net – $1.800
vap.net – $1,700
vok.net – $1,900
vm.club – $3,800
xm.co – $10,000
QV,net – $36,000
QT.club – $4,700
excite.nyc – $6,633
escort.io – $6,300
coat.net – $18,000
carpetflooring.com – $42,000

city.directory – $2,100
decriminalized.com – $1,300
dining.directory – $1,400
discountairfairs.org – $2,600
ecofriendly.design – $1,000
emends.com – $1,100
glucose.org – $18,000
lasvegas.events – $1,000
onlinestorage.space – $2,035
pathological.com – $13,037
preceeding.com – $1,000
seventh.net – $2,800
solarbackpack.com – $9,300
surgical.center – $1,400
ttik.com – $1,400
uuty.com – $1,000
uzlz.com – $1,200
wguw.com – $1,200
zdzo.com – $1,200
zkez.com – $1,200

cheapflights.global<$100
OWM.tv – $100
HOF.tv – $130
Metropolitan.tv – $230
lcsm.com – $1,087
ouuc.com – $1,163
datesonline.com – $1,300
Numbers.tv – $1,300
pfuf.com – $1,355
smartphonerental.com – $1,700
tourism.global – $1,900
gps.xyz – $4,335
dieticians.com – $6,200
medschools.com – $7,825
debtprograms.com – $13,000
santaanna.com – $21,000
thebes.com – $27,000
70s.com – $40,000
xga.com – $42,000
bathroomsink.com – $188,000

Here are a few quick observations I had upon creating this spreadsheet.

  1. 588 Total Domain Names so far.
    457 – .com
    69 – .net
    20 -.org
    5 – .co
    4 – .tv
    3 – .club
    3 – .info
    3 – .nyc
    2 – .de
    2 – .us
    2 – .io
    2 – .directory
    2 – .global
    1 – .me,
    1 -.xyz
    1 – .restaurant
    1 – .surgery
    1 – .pro
    1- .pizza
    1 – .taxi
    1 – .chat
    1 – .rentals
    1 – .design
    1 – .casino
    1 -.events
    1 – .space
    1 – .center.

2) 16 domains with a reserve over 1 million. (broker.com, create.com, give.com, home refinancing.com, kleptomania.com, lucky.com, PregnancyTest.com, QO.com, SoundSystems.com, TexasHoldem.com, vaporizers.com, pregnant.com, hero.com, vintage.com, accident.com & ol.com )

3) 3 domains with a reserve from 900k – 1 million. (bride.com, CPU.com, & drone.com)

4) There are 107 domain names w/No Reserve. 5

5) There are 5 domains with an Estibot valuation over 1 million. (penis.com, QO.com, piano.com, flats.com & ol.com)

6) Estibot REALLY likes penis. (That would have been a great title for this post – lol). Penis.com is the highest Estibot valued domain name by a landslide at $5 million+

7) Highest New gTLD Domain Name Reserve Price in auction so far is newyork.pizza in the $100,001 to $200,000 range. It has an Estibot valuation of $13,000.

8) Highest ccTLD Domain Name Reserve Price in auction so far is for smart.co in the $75,001 to $100,000 range. It has an Estibot valuation of $8,200.

So, I wanted to share this spreadsheet with everyone and hopefully it helps you as you compare reserve price categories in a much easier fashion along with Estibot valuations in case you use those valuations in your buying methods at all.

Note – all domains colored in red were newly added to auction line-up on Jan. 2, 2019

Note #2 – all domains colored in green were newly added to auction line-up on Jan. 8, 2019

Note #3 – all domains colored in blue were newly added to auction line-up the week ending on Jan. 18, 2019

I actually have many more thoughts than these (8), but those were a few key points. If you have any thoughts about this auction, Please comment!

Happy Holidays to all domainers and your families!

Vito

Top 10 Highest Domain Sales Ever.

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Top 10 highest domain sales ever.

1) Insurance.com $35.6 million in 2010
2) VacationRentals.com $35 million in 2007
3) PrivateJet.com $30.18 million in 2012
4) Internet.com $18 million in 2009
5) 360.com $17 million in 2015
6) Insure.com $16 million in 2009
7) Fund.com 2008 £9.99 million
8) Sex.com for $14 million in November 2014
9) Hotels.com $11 million in 2001
10) Porn.com 2007 $9.5 million

So what do we see when looking at why these Top 100 Domain Names Matter Sales? First off, undeniably .com is king. 2nd, these Industries have found it to be most important in securing their EMD, (exact match domain) Insurance, Travel, Internet, and Sex. Also, these 4 Industries found the most value in having their EMD as their brand. Great tips to think about if you are a domain investor or are thinking about investing in domains. Domain Names Matter.

Top 10 Highest Domain Sales of 2016.

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Top 10 Domain Sales of 2016
as reported by DNJournal.com

1) HG.com $3,770,000 – Chinese Wine Selling Site
2) Vivo.com $2,100,000 – Cell phone Co.
3) Jade.com $1,250,000 – Natural Resource Co. Jade Mining, forwards to JadeMineResources.com
4) LA.com $1,200,000 – Coming Soon Page
5) TP.com $929,000 – Trump Pence Official Unofficial Blog, no info I guess because they haven’t accomplished anything yet…lol
6) YK.com $900,000 – Doesn’t resolve
7) Kiwi.com $800,000 – Cheap Flights
8) Rate.com $725,000 – Home Finance
9) 997.com $688,888.88 – 404 Not Found Page
Tied for 10th are 2 Domains
10) DA.com $650,000 – Does not resolve
10) Furniture.co.uk $650,000 – UK Furniture Co.

Let’s look at these Top 2016 domain name sales a little bit. All .com except for the last (tied for 10th spot) which is a UK Country Code TLD. The Industries represented from these top 10 domain sales (at the time of this posting) represent Wine, Cell phones, Natural Resource Co./Gem Mining, Travel, Furniture, and the others which are not resolving we will name Investments. So, If you are a domain investor or are thinking about investing in domains here are some pretty good stats to think about when making your decisions in your investing. Domain Names Matter.

Efty and Payoneer team up to add one more domain sales escrow checkout option for all domainers!

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Pretty awesome news here.
I just received an email from EFTY saying they have teamed up with Payoneer to create one more option for checkout when buyers come to buy our domain names! Here is the email they sent…

“We’ve teamed up with Payoneer to add safe and secure Escrow transactions to Efty

I’m excited to share that we’ve taken another step in making Efty the epicenter of your domaining activities by partnering with global payments company Payoneer to add secure, licensed and global domain name transactions to the Efty platform through its escrow services. To celebrate the launch of this service on our platform, Payoneer is giving away free escrow transactions to Efty users for the entire month of April, 2017.

Payoneer is a digital payments company that powers cross-border transactions to over 200 countries, in 150 local currencies. Thousands of major internet brands, like Airbnb and Google as well as millions of small business owners such as online sellers in China and service providers in India, rely on Payoneer to power their cross-border payments.

A deep integration with Payoneer’s escrow API enables you to place Buy It Now (BIN) buttons on your For-Sale landing pages and domain name marketplace, which will allow buyers to purchase their domain names with the help of the licensed and secure online escrow payment service. With it’s easy to use interface, Payoneer’s escrow service is one of the easiest and most secure ways for businesses to pay and get paid online.

Lately, we have seen an increasing demand for alternative domain escrow services from our users and we feel that Payoneer’s world-class technology, seasoned team, and competitive pricing are the perfect partner to fill the gap and help us with our core mission to help our users sell more domain names without paying a dollar in commission. Payoneer’s global payment capability enables our sellers, who are based all around the world to receive payments quicker, in their local currency and at lower costs than with traditional payment methods

To promote our partnership Payoneer will waive the escrow fee for all Efty sellers for the entire month of April.

Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to set up Payoneer Escrow for your Efty account today.

To more sales,

Doron Vermaat
Co-Founder & Head of Product
Efty”

If you are not familiar with both of these domaining newcomers, they are a truly awesome addition to our domaining hobby/Industry. Anything anyone creates that is readily available to us to help our domain sales I am truly a big fan of!

Thanks Doron and Payoneer!

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