A few days back I posted my 4-figure domain name purchases in 2013. Of course, as a domain investor I always try to buy low and sell high. I don’t ever sell below my minimum offer price that is set for all my domain names: $1500. Some may find this price a bit high but others will find it low.
Up until a couple of years ago I would only do maybe one 5-figure sale every year. But lately I have noticed that the demand for quality domain names has increased so my pricing has been more aggressive. The result was that I made eight 5-figure domain name sales in 2013.
Here are the eight 5-figure domain name deals in 2013:
1 .com sale is pending (Buyer has made a $2000+ deposit)
1 .com was sold in installments (Buyer has paid 2 out of 6 installments so far)
and I made a multi-domain 5 figure sale for a set of 1-2 word .biz domains.
The 7 individual sales consisted of 4 2-word .com, 1 1-word .com and 2 1-word .org domains.
All the above sales were done privately using an escrow service such as escrow.com. Not at any domain name sales venue or auction. 3 sales involved a contract. Also none of these sales were reported on any blog or domain name sales list with the exception of 1 .org domain that was sold at Sedo (using the sedo escrow service).
2 .com and 1 .org of the domain I have sold are already being used with active websites. In fact 2 of them are high profile websites that you could have already visited in you are into running or blogging. More on this on another post…
Of course I have sold many domains in the 4-figure range. A few for as high as $8,000 or $9,000 that didn’t make to the list above. I have found that the small business sweat spot has been in the $2,500-$5,000 range and closer to $3,500. Most of the inquiries for personal/school/community projects end up with no sale because these are offers in the $500 range.
I also sell a lot of .info but none of that made it to 5 figures in 2013. I also sold a few .us domains, 1 .net and no .xxx domains at all.
2014 is off to a great start. I have already made a 5 figure .org sale and have received a 5-figure offer on a 3-word .com domain name. My goal is to make my first 6-figure sale in 2014…