The .Club Jackpot Domain Name Auction Results (30 domains sell for $74,944)

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The .CLUB Jackpot Auction ended today at Sedo featuring 30 .Club domains names such as i.club, co.club, us.club, uk.club, 777.club and many “country code” 2 letter domains.

All the domains were auctioned without reserve prices so all 30 domains sold. The 30 domains were sold for a total of $74,944.

The highest bids were for i.club that ended at $9,999 and for dj.club at $7,200. All domains except for one (qt.club) sold for 4-figures.

Here are the complete results from the .CLUB Jackpot Auction:

Domain Name Price in USD
i.club 9999
dj.club 7200
co.club 5655
21.club 4357
777.club 4100
ny.club 3455
la.club 3455
uk.club 3455
fx.club 2550
sf.club 2205
tv.club 2205
hq.club 2050
dr.club 2050
mr.club 2030
rx.club 1850
bi.club 1600
ax.club 1557
dm.club 1555
rv.club 1300
iq.club 1250
at.club 1205
us.club 1205
oj.club 1200
fm.club 1150
vm.club 1140
ct.club 1050
ko.club 1050
xl.club 1050
vp.club 1050
qt.club 966
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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He loves domains and building websites. He is online since 1995, learned about html in 1996 and got into domains in 2002. He started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

8 comments

  1. sedo is a domainer marketplace really, all day long 90-100 offers, don’t even waste my time responding anymore.

  2. I would have expected i.club to go to $50k and cc.club to $15k.
    I think a 22.cn auction would have been a better choice.
    Maybe next time.

  3. @Rich,

    Anywhere domains are listed with low “make offer” thresholds or low opening bids, naturally domainers will go there looking for opportunities. Domainers are 1000 times more active as buyers than end users; so, of course, a high percentage of purchase inquiries will come from domainers … unless you filter out low offers.

    Obviously, as domainers, we’d all rather explore inventory that’s listed with a $60 minimum or a $12 / $69 opening bid. What’s the alternative ā€“ waste our time trying to find a good deal where domains have non-negotiable fixed prices of $2500 or $40,000?

    Venues like HugeDomains, DomainMarket, and BrandBucket are clearly non-domainer, retail, end-user market places. Why? Simply because they enforce high non-negotiable prices across the board.

    Practically every other market place is a mixed forum ā€“ partly wholesale, partly retail. That includes not only Sedo but GoDaddy, NameJet, SnapNames, DropCatch, Flippa, etc. etc. etc.

    It’s demonstrably true that numerous end-user sales happen each week at Sedo. DomainNameWire publishes a weekly list. Andrew normally limits himself to talking about 10-20 specimens. When I covered that series for him, I had no trouble spotting 67:

    http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/09/mega-list-67-end-user-domain-name-sales/

    In fact, I could have listed twice that many. The research was simply too time-consuming to bother. Anybody who looks will find proof of weekly end-user sales at Sedo. And at those other mixed-use venues: NameJet, Flippa, GoDaddy, et al. Obviously there are plenty of domainer sales at those places too. But I wouldn’t single out Sedo as a “domainer marketplace”. Not with so sub-$100 sales happening at GoDaddy and NameJet every week.

    I once listed my domains at Flippa with a $1 minimum offer threshold. Big mistake! I was flooded with offers that weren’t going to lead to any sale. If you’re receiving too many low offers from domainers at Sedo, then I’d suggest raising the bar. You can set a minimum of $10,000 instead of $60 if you like. That would filter out 99.999% of domainers. Market places like Sedo and Afternic give sellers flexibility here. Based on your “for sale” settings, you can exclude domainers or entertain wholesale offers in a price range of your choosing.

    Yes, these .CLUB results include some domainer purchases. Probably a few end users as well. Is it a bad thing that registries sell to us? Or that, as wholesale domainers, we have the option of selling to one another?

    • You can actually get a few very good deals at these venues (including buydomains.com and godaddy) at sub-$2500 prices.
      Some domains just fall through the cracks at these domain volumes. Just bought one from godaddy and I am very happy.

      Sometimes (more often than not) these “wholesale” auctions just get really crazy, especially if they are advertised in one of the blogs.

      I am personally a bit disappointed with the .club auction. Prices were pretty low compared to the Chinese auction houses. Sedo is not for domain auctions unless you have a couple of end-users bidders lined up. Other than that they have more barriers than they should and yet they have a lot of non-paying buyers. How is that possible? Well, this is Sedo people!

      There were some very good deals today. .Club could have easily sold each of these domains for 5 figures.
      (.Club was a sponsor so I did not participate in the auction.)

      • Whether these prices are good or not really depends on perspective.

        If a domainer wins something cheap, he’s thrilled.

        If a domainer is looking at somebody else’s sale, hoping for a high price that will justify his own high asking prices, then he’s disappointed by his colleague’s cheap acquisition.

        Both scenarios are a victory. Both scenarios are a failure. Depending on the viewpoint / agenda.

        Yes, many of these .CLUB domains COULD have sold for higher retail prices on a good day. And if a domainer bought them, then some of them might STILL sell for those higher prices.

        I think it’s quite encouraging, actually, to see so many bidders and such consistent pricing for these .CLUB domains. That’s a lot of domainer participation, really. Nothing fell through the cracks here.

        A median price of $1.6k and a low of $1.0k ā€“ that’s a tight cluster, a pretty firm floor price. Any domainer who bought 1 of these domains knows that other domainers to his right or left are willing to pay about the same amount. That’s liquidity.

        And $5.7k – $10.0k on the high end would be rather high, actually, in the context of the wholesale market. I was prepared to buy some of these domains below $1k, but apparently the broader market is more aggressive and optimistic than that. Are these results disappointing? If you wanted to get something really cheap, yes. If you want consistent evidence of market value, though, then this is pretty damn good.

      • I am happy because I know the domain I bought yesterday (not a .club) is worth a lot more than what I paid for.

        But I guess you are only talking about the .club auction while I am rumbling about my purchase. šŸ™‚

        Of course the domainers that won these domains should be happy. Some of these will sell for 5 figures in the next 5 years. And with a $10 renewal you don’t have much to worry about.
        These were all good names but the wholesale market only has so much funds at any given moment. Big auctions like these with no Chinese bidders end up a bit on the low side, even for the wholesale market.
        The funds get distributed across the board. $75k is a lot of money on the New gTLD wholesale market at this moment. At least outside China that is! So yes you are right that there is consistent evidence of market value.

        The results were a bit disappointing for .club. But great for domainers.

      • Curious what you bought. Maybe you’ll blog about it. Or maybe brag in an email whisper.

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