Median sales price at Uniregistry stays steady as sales grow

Domain Name Wire Domain Name Wire: Median price has dropped slightly so far this year. Uniregistry issued a release this morning with sales data from the first eight months of 2017. The total number of sales increased 24% to 3,617. The total value was $29 million (up from $25 million), or an average of $8,017 per domain. The release noted that […]
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Here Are Some of the Names I Purchased in the Last 12 Months

I have been domain investing for 10 years now.  For the last 8 years I been active and paying attention.  But I’ve really only figured out what I’m doing in the last 5.   I admit I was inspired to look at my purchases over the last 12 months by a tweet from Rick Schwartz that contained his recent purchases. I took a look and thought “I think I’ve done just as well” .  So I started looking and putting the list together.

Here are the names I’ve purchased in approximately the last year

Blowtorch.com

IslandSolar.com

MonkeyWrench.com

Dustpan.com

TheBigIsland.com

Uncomfortable.com

GardenGifts.com

XUSK.com

LeafSpot.com

WMHC.com

WSWC.com

OLLB.com

TNCM.com

ICBH.com

ButterflyWeed.com

LSFA.com

CBLC.com

PDMC.com

CMOT.com

GMLA.com

HHON.com

Christmas.ws (came with reg with until 2099)

BLRA.com

GNBC.com

RootSaver.com

InstantHeat.com

TheLawnService.com

Grower.info

 

Before I give you my takeaways after looking at my own list I’ll throw in a little background.   I’ve said it a thousand times but I’ll state it one more time.  I have never put in one cent of my “outside’ money into domains.  Every penny spent has come from selling domains, blogging, or my small sites.  It is a long slow process that has taken years. If I don’t have the money I don’t buy.  This year I had to protect a large amount of my bankroll for another purchase.  I have put in an offer on a piece of property that is waiting for someone else to buy the other section for sale. If it goes through I have to write a check for $20K within the week.  My wife doesn’t want to be a part and I’m on my own on the purchase. Like everything in life, if I spend it on a domain the land will close the next day and leave me scrambling for money. Even worse have to ask my wife for something she told me know ahead of time.    I tell you this because it left me a little “poorer” than last year and I passed on a quite of bit of lesser value names that normally I would buy.

I had planned on buying a lot more names at lower values and playing the Brandbucket/BIN Afternic game but I had some early success buying private names and decided to concentrate on those this year.  As discussed on DomainSherpa, I bought MonkeyWrench, Blowtorch, TheBigIsland, and Dustpan all privately.   A few of them took months and years to acquire.   I obviously filled the portfolio with LLLL.coms as well.  I am particular on what kind of LLLL.com I buy and you’ll notice a pattern of what kind of letters I like. Not going to see any Js or Ks in my names.  I buy them because I think they hold value as well as any domain and I sell one or two a year for $7K plus which pays for most of my purchases.  The LLLL.coms you see above were two sales rolled back into more LLLL.

As for asking prices on these, I am much much more patient than I have ever been.  Everything is going very well and I don’t need money nearly as much as I did while building my portfolio.  This site is doing fine and I have been selling a domain or two a month.  Add that to my sites and various other Internet income and I have a decent bankroll to spend each month

This month for example.  I should have one closing today for $2500 combined with $2500 worth of names I sold at DropCatch.  Add in this site and my other sites and I have over $10K to put in to domains without having to reduce the portfolio value very much.  I feel this is the secret to my domain investing career.  Selling domains yet increasing the quality of the portfolio.  The domain I sold for $2500 I bought for $17 on Godaddy 5 or 6 years ago.  The other advantage I have is I don’t have to take any money out to pay for stuff.  Although I do.  I do this to make my life more enjoyable so I take money out to do exactly that.  And if I miss a domain purchase or two because I did I had some fun I’m ok with that.  But I don’t have any reoccurring bills or payments in which I have to withdraw money.   This ability to reinvest lets my portfolio and my money grow at a much bigger rate than someone that has bills to pay. It also takes the pressure off of selling and in general, takes away all pressures.  This is all bonus.  Mums pay the bills, botany.com pays for the thrills.

Feel free to share some of the better names you’ve purchased this year.

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AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 18, 2017. 

If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where the price was when the auction ended, but the name may not have sold if a reserve was in place.

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BlueDinosaur.com  Easiest logo ever.   Under $100 at press time

$182

GGLU.com  Met reserve at $330 so it will sell today

$430

Coba.com  Met reserve as well

At $6,130 with 15 hours left – sold for $14,110 a couple of years ago

ʘʘ.com   Eyeballs/boobies is going to sell.  Has two bids

?

YouCar.com   Not going to sell.   A ridiculous reserve

? – sold for $7,572 in July on DropCatch.

Cricky.com    nice short one as well.   What my daughter named her pet cricket when she was little

$375

DayPrint.com  If you can get it printed in a day this is the name for you

$204

Namejet

Top 10 Namejet sales for yesterday as listed on Namebio.

genk.com $3,601
globalworks.com $2,288
oet.net $1,899
uprate.com $1,533
metasite.com $1,500
sdforum.org $1,350
76182.com $1,222
48133.com $973
bsjw.com $957
bgrz.com $941

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EFF Resigns from World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) over EME Decision

CircleID CircleID: In an open letter to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced on Tuesday that it is resigning from World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in response to the organization publishing Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) as a standard. From the letter: "In 2013, EFF was disappointed to learn that the W3C had taken on the project of standardizing "Encrypted Media Extensions," an API whose sole function was to provide a first-class role for DRM within the Web browser ecosystem. By doing so, the organization offered the use of its patent pool, its staff support, and its moral authority to the idea that browsers can and should be designed to cede control over key aspects from users to remote parties. ... We believe they will regret that choice. Today, the W3C bequeaths an legally unauditable attack-surface to browsers used by billions of people. They give media companies the power to sue or intimidate away those who might re-purpose video for people with disabilities. They side against the archivists who are scrambling to preserve the public record of our era. The W3C process has been abused by companies that made their fortunes by upsetting the established order, and now, thanks to EME, they'll be able to ensure no one ever subjects them to the same innovative pressures."
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Lack of disclosure leads to Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

Domain Name Wire Domain Name Wire: Mexican resort operator failed to disclose business relationship with domain owner. The operators of two Mexican resorts–Golden Parnassus Paradise of the Gods and Great Parnassus Paradise of the Gods–have been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH) in a recent cybersquatting complaint. The resorts filed UDRPs against the domains GoldenParnassusCancun.com and GreatParnassusCancun.com. […]
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My thoughts on employee turnover at Uniregistry

Here are some probable reasons you’re seeing visible turnover at Uniregistry. On Friday, Konstantinos Zournas at OnlineDomain wrote about something people have been mumbling about on message boards for a couple months now: turnover at Frank Schilling’s company Uniregistry. Konstantinos is correct. There has been quite a bit of visible turnover at the company. A […]

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And the profit from selling 29 Million worth of domains in 2017 for Uniregistry has been???

Uniregistry Market announced today that it has sold 3617 domains totaling more than 29,000,000 USD in the first 8 months of 2017. In 2017 the average prices dropped marginally for the first time ever to $8,017 USD per domain down from $9,110 USD. But the number of transactions increased by more than 24% over the …

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Domain name spam

I recently registered a domain name via Weebly. During the registration process I was not given the opportunity to keep the information private, and ...
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