Why I Renewed 1,000 Domain Names In July And Dropped 130

Like every month I go through my domains to see what to renew and what not to. This month I renewed almost 1,000 domains and dropped 130 of them. So I dropped about 11.5% of the total 1,126 domains that I had expiring in July.

In June I dropped 193 out of 807 domains or 23.9%. Click here to see what domains I dropped and why.

These are the domains I renewed in June for a total of 996:

.com 289
.net 8
.org 65
.info 171
.biz 5
.us 458

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Sedo sells 506 domains for $1 million: gca.com $90k, open.tv $25k, matrix.org $8k

In the past week (July 14 to July 20), 506 (570 last week) transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 million ($1.5m last week). Only 162 (188 last week) domains from the 506 were reported by Sedo. The other domains were either private sales or domains that sold for less than 700 USD/EUR/GBP. Over 52% (50% last week) of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Sedo will not reveal what is the Buy Now percentage of the public sales vs the percentage of the private sales. And will not reveal what percentage of the total sales value do the Buy Now listings represent.

The average domain name sales price was $1,976 ($2,632 last week).

Here are the 162 public and reported Sedo sales for the week July 14 to July 20 2014:

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Latest Flippa Sales: Mortgages.info $14,095, M.ag $8,550, GermanFood.com $5,000

Highest sale this week at Flippa was the domain name Mortgages.info that sold for $14,095 on yet another great .info sale. This week’s top Flippa sales include 3 domain name portfolios.

Post-Auction Negotiation was the method of sale for 10 domains of this week’s list. These Flippa post-auction negotiations seem to be working pretty well.

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Flippa Runs 2-for-1 Domain Listings Offer Until August

flippaFlippa is running a 2-for-1 domain listings offer until August. From now until August 1st, when you pay for and launch any domain auction, you’ll receive a special link to redeem 9 credits — which are good for 1 FREE domain listing!*

Once your paid-auction is live, check your listing confirmation email — you’ll find a link to claim and apply your free credits. Continue reading

Flippa Is Introducing A New Auction Webpage

flippaFlippa announced that it is introducing a new auction webpage this week.

This is what Flippa says about the new auction page:
“It’s the result of months of researching and testing with users, with a new design, a focus on buyer safety and a greater emphasis on trust, data and due diligence.”

The new design is still in beta and is currently only available for website auctions. The new auction page will be released shortly for domain and app auctions. In the meantime, Flippa would love to hear your feedback on the design.

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Sedo sells 570 domains for $1.5 million: PluralSight.in $16k, tt.cc 15k Euro, Casinos.co 13k Euro

In the past week (July 7 to July 13), 570 (564 last week) transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.5 million ($2.4m last week). Only 188 (167 last week) domains from the 570 were reported by Sedo. The other domains were either private sales or domains that sold for less than 700 USD/EUR/GBP. Over 50% (45% last week) of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Sedo will not reveal what is the Buy Now percentage of the public sales vs the percentage of the private sales. And will not reveal what percentage of the total sales value do the Buy Now listings represent.

The average domain name sales price was $2,632 ($4,255 last week).

Here are the 188 public and reported Sedo sales for the week July 7 to July 13 2014:

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Latest Flippa Sales: Oar.com $28,500, AZU.com $18,000, Shares.info $6,350

Highest sale this week at Flippa was the domain name OAR.com that sold for $28,500. AZU.com sold for $18,000 and on yet another great .info sale the domain Shares.info was sold for $6,350. There were 2 other domains that made it at over 4-figures.

Post-Auction Negotiation was the method of sale for 12 domains of this week’s list. These Flippa post-auction negotiations seem to be working pretty well. The 2 highest domain name sales, OAR.com and AZU.com, were negotiated Post-Auction.

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Sedo Runs A .Club Domain Name Campaign

Sedo is running a rather interesting email campaign promoting the thousands of .club domains it has on it’s platform.

sedo-club-domainsThey are contacting Sedo users that have or had “club” related domains for sale in their accounts. Here is the message I got yesterday:

Dear Konstantinos,

New premium .club domain names are available now!

You previously offered ***club.com for sale at Sedo – now is the time to invest in an even shorter and more memorable domain name.

By purchasing new .club web addresses you can profit from the high interest in one of the most successful new gTLDs to date.

We have the best .club domains in our inventory – exclusively at Sedo. Get your new .club domain now!

Best regards,
Your Sedo Team

The link in the email takes you to the list of 6,367 .club domains that the .club registry is selling at Sedo. Continue reading

Sedo’s Report: 80% Of People Say That New gTLDs Are Important

Just found a press release from Sedo that I missed last month. I didn’t find it in any of the other domain blogs so I thought it was worth mentioning.

Sedo did a survey that queried more than 1,150 individuals from the United States, United Kingdom, China and Germany about their perception and awareness of new Top-Level Domains (TLDs). Sedo does not give out any details on how these people were selected.

Data showed that China is much more advanced than the other 3 countries when it comes to awareness of new top-level domains (TLDs), and has a much more positive outlook for their adoption and success.

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Logics.com Sells For $50,000 USD At Sedo

Sedo just announced that it sold the domain name Logics.com for $50,000 USD.

The buyer is a software company named intellirose from Chicago. The domain Logics.com currently displays a couple of links to a cloud CRM solution.

The domain was sold by Advanced Logics Inc. from Florida. This is also a software company.

From what I see at archive.org they were using the domain as their company website and for email up until 2003 or 2004. Then they were only using the domain name for email.

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