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gtldsI just sold a .com domain name for $20,000 at Sedo. So after the 15% fees I am getting $17,000. Wire has arrived in my bank account so I can share some of the interesting details. e.g. Negotiations lasted 2 months! But let's start from the beginning.

When negotiating I don't look at how much I bought a domain name. I usually remember the ballpark and even if I don't remember, the purchase price is pretty much irrelevant. I can't negotiate with 2002 prices in mind or even 2014 prices. I negotiate with what I think that the domain name is worth today.

When I got the first offer at Sedo for $1,250 I was sure I hadn't paid more than Continue reading

Flippa Weekly Domain Sales: NUP.com $25,000, Deleting.com $6,000

flippaHighest sale this week at Flippa was the domain name NUP.com that was sold for $25,000.

Quieter week, en route to $75,000+ in sales (including those privatized).

.IOs continued to show strength, with Rank.io selling for $5,000 plus other domains.

Post-Auction Negotiation was the method of sale for 3 domain of this week’s list.

There were 7 domains that were sold by Buy-It-Now and just rebranded "Flippa Portfolio Sale" (previously known as Domain Catalog) had 7 sales this week.

Flippa 2014 Review: $2.15 Million In Domain Name Sales

This Is The Buyer Of ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com For $85,000

Top Flippa Domain Sales from the past week: Continue reading

Domaining Europe In Valencia, Spain – Day 1 (recap and photos)

domaining-europe2015Domaining Europe 2015 started yesterday in Valencia, Spain and the Sorolla Palace Hotel.

The 7th European Conference is the biggest European Domaining Conference with over 20 International Speakers and over 120 participants from 20 countries, a 33% increase from last year.

The atmosphere is very relaxed and everybody is enjoying the sessions, Spanish food and Valencian weather. And of course Dietmar Stefitz is a first class host.

The conference continues today with a busy agenda.

Here is a recap and photos from day 1: Continue reading

Minds + Machines Registry Struggles With Only 63,000 Domains Over 13 New gTLDs

MindsAndMachinesMinds + Machines Group Limited provided an update on its portfolio of generic top-level domains and registrar operations ahead of the Company’s year-end financials.

The purpose of the update is to: provide shareholders with a better understanding of the Group’s existing portfolio of top level domains; identify which top level domains remain in contention and expected timings for their resolution; as well as to provide an overall view of the total number of registrations the Company is managing. Continue reading

Afilias Released 160,000+ Domain Names Across 8 New TLDs

afilias160,000+ previously reserved “ICANN collision” names are now available for registration across 8 Afilias New gTLDs.

Couldn’t register for great names like caribbean.blue, bake.organic, or planet.red? Now you can. Or maybe you can't because Afilias reserved some of them.

Afilias announced that the Continue reading

Marchex Sells 200,000 Domains To Go Daddy For $28.1 Million (Also makes another $6.7 million in sales)

marchexMarchex, Inc. today announced the sale of the bulk of its domain portfolio for aggregate proceeds of $34.8 million, as well as additional earn-out considerations. The $34.8 million total includes a $28.1 million transaction detailed below, as well as Continue reading

Go Daddy Is NOT Selling Any Expired (or not) New gTLD Domains

godaddyThe New gTLD program started over a year ago and New gTLD domains have been expiring and then dropping for about 2 months now. But one thing remains the same. New gTLDs are yet not fully supported by registrars.

Go Daddy Auctions is not accepting any New gTLD domains for sale or auction. And of course it is not auctioning any of the thousands of expired New gTLD domains on its platform. Continue reading

Escrow.com Offering First Class Support & Invoice System

escrow.comIt is a very rare occasion when I need to contact the Escrow.com support. Transactions run smoothly no matter what the amount is or the number of domain names.

So whenever I need support it is always a nice reminder to see Continue reading

Going To Domaining Europe 2015 in Valencia? Let Me Know If You Want To Meet!

domaining-europe2015I am ready to leave tomorrow for Valencia to attend the Domaining Europe conference.

From the 23rd to 25th of April 2015 the 7th European Domaining Conference is being held in Valencia, Spain.

I am leaving Greece tomorrow at 14.00 and will be arriving at about 21.00 at the hotel in Valencia. Continue reading

Post Your New gTLD Domain Name Sales

newgtldIt has been more than a year since the New gTLD program started and quite a few of sales have been reported so far. I have sold 2 domain names myself.

I posted the top 10 New gTLD sales of 2014 in a post here: Top 10 New gTLD Domain Name Sales Of 2014.

This is where you can Continue reading

Flippa Weekly Domain Sales: BuyShares.com $15,900, MyEstate.com $5,100

flippaHighest sale this week at Flippa was the domain name BuyShares.com that was sold for $15,900.

Lots of private sales this past week, so the report is showing roughly two-thirds of the $130,000+ of domains that changed hands.

.IOs continued to show strength, with Editors’ Choice Tshirts.io leading the way. Giftcard.io + Giftcards.io sold to the same buyer.

Post-Auction Negotiation was the method of sale for 4 domain of this week’s list.

There were 8 domains that were sold by Buy-It-Now and just rebranded "Flippa Portfolio Sale" (previously known as Domain Catalog) had 2 sales this week.

Flippa 2014 Review: $2.15 Million In Domain Name Sales

This Is The Buyer Of ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com For $85,000

Top Flippa Domain Sales from the past week: Continue reading