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Daily Auction Domain Name Values Are Increasing.

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I purchased a domain name in a domain marketplace yesterday and paid right around the $1000 price point. So, I went to NameBio today to see all of the reported domain sales at all of the major domain auction marketplaces from yesterday and I was shocked at what I noticed. The daily auction domain name values are increasing pretty fast now!

The domain I won at auction didn’t even make the first page from all of the domain auction totals from just one day of auctions. As a matter of fact the Top 50 sales from yesterday started at $56.5k and went down to $1088. In order to see a $1000 sale, you have to click on Pg 2. There are actually (8) domains on page 2 from $1088 down to $1022.

Let’s take that closest sale to the $1000 price point yesterday, ( for $1022). That was at the #58 spot of domain sales on a Saturday of auctions. This is just (1) day of domain auction totals. If we did the math on 58 sales for each day of the year of auctions, that would be over 21,000 reported sales in a year of domains that will sell in the 4-figure range at least.

Don’t forget one major point here. The vast majority of these reported marketplace domain name auction prices are wholesale only. Most of these are domain investor purchases only, not end user sales.

Let’s take a quick look at the Top 10 from yesterday. What are you getting at the highest level of auctions from one day in the life of the domain auction marketplaces, and for what price?

(3) 5 figure sales here. The leader on the board is a 3N (Number) – at $56.5k. Number 2 at 5-figures is a 5N – at $10k and the last 5-figure sale is a (3) worder dot org – at $10k

Now #4 thru #10 are quite the variety as well. The price points are set from $3516 and up to $6050. What do we get from $3500 to $6k these days?

We get (5) 2-word dot com domains. Two of these catch my eye as great deals in the 4-figure range. and seem like really great buys at both being under 5 figures, imho. We also get (1) brandable dot co domain and we get (1) 3-word dot com domain that has a prefix word and a suffix word, (“The” & “Center”) surrounding the main root keyword there being “appliance”.

Interesting domain investing financial thoughts here on a random Sunday while analyzing just how much $1k, $2k, $3k, $10k can get us these days.

Wishing everyone much success in choosing the right investments and hopefully finding the perfect end users who will cherish and build these incredible digital assets out!

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Kate Buckley sells the #1 Domain Name – during this coronavirus/covid19 pandemic for $91,183

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We will talk about this incredible domain name and my friend, the RockStar Domain Broker, Kate Buckley in a few. I am going to add a few personal notes to this article first.

We are in the middle (hopefully the middle) of the Coronavirus/Covid19 pandemic. Here in Illinois, on Mar. 20, 2020 our Governor JB Pritzker gives a stay-at-home order for all residents except for essential workers and trips for essential supplies. The order has been extended until April 30th and we are expecting that stay-at-home order to be extended once again because our virus cases and death counts are still climbing.

It is mid April now. Our neighboring state, Wisconsin just extended their stay-at-home order an additional (4) weeks until May 24, 2020. The mayor of New York just extended their stay-at-home order an additional (2) weeks, until mid-May.

I’ve watched too many conferences this week and all tv reporters keep pushing JB Pritzker to let them know if there will be an extension on our stay-at-home order or not. Of course there is still (2) weeks left on our current stay-at-home order so the answer has been, I will let you know as we study the numbers. Yesterday he did cancel the remainder of the school year for all (2) million kids in Illinois, so it goes without saying. Our stay-at-home order will positively be extended.

Right now, there are some massive protests in a few states from others who are getting tired of their own States stay-at-home orders. It is sad. It has become political and it shouldn’t be. It is a Health crisis, not a political crisis. Either way, people are getting upset.

Many of us have in the U.S. have lost our jobs. (1) in (7) Americans have lost our jobs as of today. Almost all Businesses are closed. Unemployment Agencies are overwhelmed and people cannot even file for unemployment because the offices are closed and the servers cannot handle the influx of online certifications. We are not allowed to visit our family and friends. As much as this hurts, it seems to be a necessary evil in order to flatten the curve and save as many lives as possible.

During this whole pandemic we are all having to deal with these difficult life changes. We have to worry about saving our lives now with the simplest of our learned actions. If we go outside, we have to keep 6 feet of distance from every other human. We have to always wear gloves if we touch anything. We have to wear facemasks at all times when around anyone who is not from our own household. If we touch anything at all with our bare hands we have to wash them right away for 20 seconds. These everyday normal actions we’ve done our entire lives now have to be changed. Now each little thing we do, takes preperation and a lot of thought. Our normal is gone. We will all have to learn a new normal.

You don’t have to be a doctor or scientist to figure out that depression and anxiety are running rampant.

Many people will need therapy. Hell, we are all going to need therapy during, and definitely after this pandemic is gone. Some of the negative effects on our lives may not even be felt for a long time.

Therapy, pre-pandemic was an extremely valuable service that many needed and searched for. Whenever you look up any word, phrase or question in Google you can see how many times that is searched. The word, Therapists has very high search volume and I can guarantee you that word will only tick upwards in terms of search volume over the coming months and maybe year or years because of the negative effects of this pandemic.

There is a CPC (Cost per click) on words and or terms. Some keywords are expensive when it comes to CPC values. The word “Therapists” CPC is about $3 – $4 per click. Imagine building a Nationwide Directory of therapists. Imagine traffic coming to your site all day and night long looking for referrals. Imagine the monetary value of traffic for this domain name. Your site can gain and send out referrals all day long. This is value.

Domain Names are a very important foundation for any online Business. No matter what the name is, the domain name is your very first introduction to your business.

DNJournal posts weekly domain sales but because of all the issues many have had to deal during this pandemic, they are posting domain sales charts bi-weekly this month.

The Top domain name sale reported in this (2) week period was for $91,183. This name was sold by Kate Buckley. This is an incredibly timely domain name since we are in the midst of a coronavirus/covid19 pandemic.

Kate Buckley from Buckley Media is a Pro Domain Broker. She is one of the best of the best. When you look at the bible of the domaining industry, ( you will see her name at the top of the sales charts often. She has personally brokered millions of dollars in both private and publicly-recorded top sales such as (7 Figures: Exact price under NDA), and ($1,004,450), ($725,000), ($600,000), ($500,000), ($335,000), ($300,000), ($225,000), and ($100,000). Buckley Media has been retained to broker several large legacy portfolios of one word dictionary .COMs—check out a curated selection at:

I really love this domain name. I believe this could a life changing domain name for the buyer. This domain is a rock solid foundation for a potential online business that can help millions of people all over the nation or even world if they choose to go global.

My sincere Congrats to my friend, Kate Buckley for another RockStar Domain Sale, and I really have to offer a sincere congrats to the buyer of this extremely valuable domain name. You can wake up daily and help the world now with these 10 letters!

Domain Names Matter. Domain Sale – Successful YouTuber realizes Social Media is not “His”

in Domain Sales Domain Name sale details here. I just sold the domain name 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. 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 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 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 to his HipHopRD YouTube page but he does have plans to build out 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!

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

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

From their website – 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. 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 –,, &

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

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 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 – – $3.5 Million – $1.2 Million – $1.15 Million – $900,000 – $750,000 – $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.

and (4) teams left in the NFC division.

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
Chiefs own
Chargers own
Patriots own

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
Saints own
Cowboys own
Rams own

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. (Maryland)

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 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 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 – It is a very nice looking site though.

Thanks to Drew Wash from the website – He just informed me that we have to give Ohio an A+++ in Marketing101 also. They have and that forwards to Surprised they are using as the one they are advertising when they own 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 – 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 –, , , , , , 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 $2,071,495 $512,500 $425,518 $303,000 $180,571 $170,075 $156,000 $87,072 $87,000 $76,180 $24,000 $593,000 – $418,000 – $772,000 – $814,234 – $2,077,357

Reserve’s Between $900,000 and $1,000,000 – $750,000 – $173,589 – $113,571

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

Reserve’s Between $600,001 and 700k – $244,805 – $1,040,000

Reserve’s – Between $500,001 and $600,000 – $358,370 – $374,442 – $170,000

Reserve’s Between $400,001 and 500k – $1,074,159 – $393,043 – $292,142 – $216,019 – $144,551 – $143,500 – $122,082 – $112,898 – $102,500 – $96,310 – $358,000

Reserve’s Between $300,001 and 400k – $330,310 – $273,601 – $270,810 – $142,854 – $93,694 – $877,000 – $251,000 – $166,000 – $41,000 – $80,000

Reserve’s Between $200,001 and 300k – $323,942 – $303,010 – $193,000 – $161,239 – $125,050 – $119,822 – $114,000 – $84,678 – $292,000 – $58,734 – $298,000

Reserve’s Between $100,001 and 200k – $5,020,000 – $908,929 – $317,266 – $308,555 – $268,000 – $255,603 – $252,000 – $241,000 – $225,000 – $174,696 – $154,000 – 150,000 – $131,000 – $119,962 – $97,714 – $90,160 – $82,005 – $82,000 – $79,580 – $79,000 – $72,361 – $67,000 – $58,502 – $57,136 – $55,548 – $53,000 – $52,691 – $51,036 – $48,360 – $48,000 – $46,330 – $38,418 – $38,000 – $35,132 – $21,654 – $19,373 – $19,000 – $14,000 – $13,000 – $24,105 – $220,000 – $125,966 – $228,925 – $162,000 – $141,000 – $222,000 – $498,000 – $56,000 – $27,019 – $54,000 – $76,112 – $77,020 – $78,000 – $112,000 – $135,000 – $152,000 – $183,000 – $183,000 – $416,000

Reserve’s Between $75,001 and 100k – $459,655 – $261,685 – $157,000 – $141,087 – $58,000 – $36,000 – $32,501 – $31,813 – $24,907 – $20,500 – $19,880 – $9,200 – $8,200 – $1,200 – $1,000 – $43,000 – $75,000 – $5,200 – $220,000 – $73,000 – $22,000 – $69,000

Reserve’s Between $50,001 and 75k – $400,000 – $233,000 – $180,069 – $145,459 – $124,491 – $119,000 – $97,000 – $84,939 – $51,435 – $49,591 – $44,000 – $36,207 – $25,000 – $24,000 – $20,000 – $15,000 – $14,000 – $13,814 – $13,000 – $9,200 – $7,200 – $1,500 – $406 – $15,000 – $71,535 – $71,535 – $66,000 – $13,000 – $264,132 – $44,000 – $27,000 – $64,000 – $65,000 – $67,000 – $76,000 – $119,000 – $246,000

Reserve’s Between $25,001 and 50k – $384,461 – $140,000 – $118,800 – $96,000 – $78,000 – $66,906 – $57,000 – $53,177 – $46,230 – $35,142 – $34,000 – $27,636 – $24,663 – $24,000 – $17,035 – $15,375 – $12,000 – $7,200 – $5,673 – $3,200 – $3,000 – $2,400 – $1,800 – $1,500 – $260 – $27,500 – $149,000 – $49,000 – $64,000 – $62,000 – $33.000 – $58,000 – $9,600 – $13,520 – $16,479 – $26,000 – $26,000 – $26,581 – $27,213 – $36,005 – $31,000 – $39,627 – $41,000 – $72,000 – $181,000

Reserve’s Between $10,001 and 25k – $328,055 – $170,000 – $117,000 – $111,000 – $97,000 – $55,000 – $40,000 – $40,000 – $39,000 – $39,000 – $38,000 – $35,151 – $34,000 – $25,000 – $22,000 – $20,000 – $17,000 – $16,000 – $16,000 – $15,000 – $14,357 – $14,000 – $14,000 – $14,000 – $13,000 – $12,000 – $11,000 – $9,400 – $9,200 – $8,300 – $8,100 – $7,400 – $7,100 – $6,900 – $6,000 – $5,900 – $5,800 – $5,600 – $4,700 – $4,065 – $3,700 – $3,230 – $2,600 – $2,300 – $2,300 – $2,100 – $2,100 – $2,007 – $1,900 – $1,600 – $250 – $100 – $100 – $7,700 – $20,000 – $2,500 – $15,000 – $16,000 – $6,600 – $1,900 – $19,000 – $22,000 – $56,000 – $43,000 – $27,501 – $16,000 – $16,000 – $19,000 – $43,000 – $800 – $1,553 – $1,800 – $15,000 – $15,000 – $17,000 – $32,292 – $36,000 – $75,000 – $77,000 – $168,542 – $290,000

Reserve’s Between $5,001 and 10k – $92,691 – $55,000 – $46,137 – $26,149 – $23,000 – $19,000 – $19,000 – $18,697 – $16,000 – $16,000 – $14,000 – $12,000 – $9,200 – $9,000 – $8,700 – $6,700 – $6,000 – $4,200 – $3,900 – $3,500 – $3,446 – $2,400 – $2,300 – $2,300 – $2,200 – $2,000 – $1,600 – $1,200 – $1,000 – $800 – $750 – $407 – $1,600 – $1,600 – $4,500 – $18,142 – $1,800 – $18,000 – $17,000 – $4,100 – $6,289 – $8,300 – $16,748 – $313,000 – $1,100 – $14,000 – $34,000 – $700 – $6,700 – $205,000 – $3,100 – $2,300 – $386,000 – $655 – $680 – $960 – $1,100 – $1,500 – $2,000 – $2,300 – $2,860
premiumcigars – $4,100 – $11,338 – $14,000 – $21,055 – $21,304 – $45,692 – $53,000 – $61,000 – $66,000 – $84,000 – $97,546

Reserve’s Between $2,501 and $5,000 – $82,976 – $35,000 – $30,246 – $23,000 – $18,570 – $17,000 – $13,682 – $10,000 – $6,000 – $5,800 – $4,408 – $2,800 – $2,200 – $580 – $520 – $480 – $410 – $24,805 – $3,200 – $117,000 – $2,800 – $5,300 – $23,459 – $950 – $1,900 – $1,300 – $39,000 – $41,000 – $30,000 – $3,500 – $10,000 – $1,000 – $11,000 – $14,000 – $22,000 – $197,000 – $103,000 – $1,000 – $2,802 – $14,000 – $242,000 – $1,900 – $14,155 – $23,223 – $24,805

Reserve’s Between $1,001 and $2,500 – $22,000 – $18,218 – $14,000 – $8,600 – $6,800 – $5,900 – $3,898 – $3,395 – $3,100 – $3,000 – $2,900 – $2,399 – $2,376 – $1,972 – $1,800 – $1,773 – $1,768 – $1,757 – $1,700 – $1,600 – $1,400 – $1,300 – $1,300 – $1,100 – $1,100 – $690 – $650 – $500 – $500 – $55,000 – $36,000 – $23,000 – $34,000 – $896 – $22,000 – $8,100 – $100 – $1,700 – $2,871 – $12,766 – $14,000 – $16,000 – $17,049

Reserve’s Between $501 and $1,000 – $8,500 – $2,300 – $2,030 – $1,939 – $1,561 – $1,300 – $1,300 – $480 – $3,300 – $8,600 – $61,000 – $27,000 – $11,000 – $9,800 – $3,800 – $1,352 – $1,561 – $2,000

Reserve – $500 or Less – $1,270

No Reserve – (All Auctions start at $300) $2,000 $1,700 $1,700 $1,600 $1,500 $1,229 $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 $1,100 $1,000 $970 $940 $810 $740 $720 $700 $650 $520 $510 $490 $490 $100 $10 – $730 – $1.800 – $1,700 – $1,900 – $3,800 – $10,000
QV,net – $36,000 – $4,700 – $6,633 – $6,300 – $18,000 – $42,000 – $2,100 – $1,300 – $1,400 – $2,600 – $1,000 – $1,100 – $18,000 – $1,000 – $2,035 – $13,037 – $1,000 – $2,800 – $9,300 – $1,400 – $1,400 – $1,000 – $1,200 – $1,200 – $1,200 – $1,200<$100 – $100 – $130 – $230 – $1,087 – $1,163 – $1,300 – $1,300 – $1,355 – $1,700 – $1,900 – $4,335 – $6,200 – $7,825 – $13,000 – $21,000 – $27,000 – $40,000 – $42,000 – $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
    5 – .co
    4 – .tv
    3 – .club
    3 – .info
    3 – .nyc
    2 – .de
    2 – .us
    2 – .io
    2 – .directory
    2 – .global
    1 – .me,
    1 – .restaurant
    1 – .surgery
    1 – .pro
    1- .pizza
    1 – .taxi
    1 – .chat
    1 – .rentals
    1 – .design
    1 – .casino
    1 – .space
    1 – .center.

2) 16 domains with a reserve over 1 million. (,,, home,,,,,,,,,,, & )

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

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

5) There are 5 domains with an Estibot valuation over 1 million. (,,, &

6) Estibot REALLY likes penis. (That would have been a great title for this post – lol). 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 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 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!


Top 10 Highest Domain Sales Ever.

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Top 10 highest domain sales ever.

1) $35.6 million in 2010
2) $35 million in 2007
3) $30.18 million in 2012
4) $18 million in 2009
5) $17 million in 2015
6) $16 million in 2009
7) 2008 £9.99 million
8) for $14 million in November 2014
9) $11 million in 2001
10) 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.

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