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Domain Flips (ReadyUp.com, Turned.com) and Flops (YIL.com, ShotGlass.com)

Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with data courtesy of NameBio.

Flips

FreeSubscription.com sold for 6,500 USD recently at Flippa, vs 109 USD on 2017-04-13 at Sedo. Awesome quick flip for the seller….50x if the commissions are 15% over at Flippa. We discussed this name recently as a big flop. Fingers crossed that the transaction closes.

Turned.com sold for 6,995 USD recently at ToughDomains.com, vs 1,750 USD on 2013-09-15 at Sedo. About a 2.4x return for the seller, and the placeholder says a site about self driving cars is on the way.

ReadyUp.com sold for 4,500 USD recently at Sedo, vs 429 USD on 2016-04-06 at DropCatch. Nice 8x return after commission in a year. The buyer’s placeholder site says an “esports team management” site is coming in the fall….I’m assuming they mean stuff like fantasy football.

AmericanElectric.com sold for 7,954 USD recently at GoDaddy, vs 1,008 USD on 2013-05-19 at NameJet. Looks like the domain was a big upgrade from a hyphenated .cc: American-Electric.cc, for the 60+ year old Hawaiian company.

CryptoGold.com sold for 19,000 USD recently at Sedo, vs 600 USD on 2015-04-17 at Uniregistry. For the buyer, the domain is an upgrade from the .de. For the seller, it’s an excellent 25x return.

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Flops

OnlyYou.com sold for 27,000 USD recently at Sedo, vs 26,000 USD on 2015-06-18 at NameJet. Looks like a win until you factor in commissions, then it’s a loss of $3k.

YIL.com sold for 18,000 USD recently at NameJet, vs 22,200 USD on 2016-12-14 at NameJet. The first of two LLL.com sales with losses near 30% after factoring in commissions.

YUO.com sold for 17,000 USD recently at NameJet, vs 19,999 USD on 2016-06-24 at Sedo. The seller lost money on a hold period of a year. I know the buyer has a long term mindset, which will allow him to ride out any negative blips, if they are indeed short term blips. (It doesn’t look like the transfer has occurred yet.)

ShotGlass.com sold for 7,499 USD recently at Sedo, vs 12,100 USD on 2008-12-09 at NameJet. The product / term is well known, but that didn’t serve the seller well in this case…..a loss near 50% after commission.

Note: I didn’t do an exhaustive search of the ownership history of each domain. There are likely cases where there were multiple owners between the sales prices I list.

You can find past Flips and Flops posts here.

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Domain Flips (20.com, Tread.io) and Flops (HobbyPlus.com, CashSettlement.com)

Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with data courtesy of NameBio.

Flips

20.com sold for a reported $1.75 million recently, vs $75,000 on 2006-08-22 via Sedo. Congrats to seller Jason Calacanis, who has said he turned down up to $3.0 million in the past. There were of course lots of opinions voiced on his sale. A $1,675,000 gain before any commission. There are plenty of sales we’ve profiled here that are greater than this 23x return, but you won’t find too many with a greater return in gross dollars.

18vr.com sold for 10,001 USD recently at Sedo, vs 570 USD on 2016-05-15 at DropCatch. A 15x return after commission in a year. Domain is parked and under privacy protection.

Stabilization.com sold for 1,200 USD recently at Flippa, vs 532 USD on 2017-03-07 at NameJet. A 90% return in a month, buying on one platform and selling on another.

BankruptcyCourt.com sold for 1,211 USD recently at NameJet, vs 670 USD on 2016-04-11 at NameJet. Not a monster return like some of them here, but still 50% after commission in a year…..buying and selling on the same platform.

Magazine.io sold for 2,500 USD recently at Flippa, vs 205 USD on 2014-10-10 at Park.io. It appears the .io domains aren’t slowing down…a 10x return here.

Tread.io sold for 7,000 USD recently via TLDPros.com, vs 104 USD on 2016-12-26 at Park.io. Example #2 of .io staying strong…….a 57x return after commission. The domain is a shortener for TreadConstruction.com, based in Toronto, and you can see a screenshot below. They’re working on an invoice processing solution for the construction industry, “The construction industry has a reputation for being one of the last to embrace technology. But there are signals that might be changing.”

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Flops

CashSettlement.com sold for 5,150 USD recently at NameJet, vs 6,009 USD on 2012-10-07 at NameJet. It doesn’t look too awful until you factor in commissions, then it’s a nearly $2k loss, or 1/3.

CosmicWorld.com sold for 1,200 USD recently at GoDaddy, vs 6,388 USD on 2014-02-23 at Afternic. Nearly 85% loss.

HobbyPlus.com sold for 760 USD recently at DropCatch, vs 7,500 USD on 2015-02-08 at Uniregistry. Someone spent $7,500 buying a name from Frank Schilling, then dropped it a couple years later. They used to have it directed to DronesPlus.com, and that domain forwards to the developed DronesPlusDallas.com. “Drones Plus Dallas is the only drone-specific store in all of Texas.”

Note: I didn’t do an exhaustive search of the ownership history of each domain. There are likely cases where there were multiple owners between the sales prices I list.

You can find past Flips and Flops posts here.

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Domain Flips (Hunstville.com, KeyInvest.com) and Flops (CannaJuice.com, Cheap.cc)

Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with data courtesy of NameBio.

Flips

Hunstville.com sold for 2,051 USD recently at Sedo, vs 265 USD on 2017-03-01 at Flippa. The seller got a quick 6x return after commission. I wonder if the buyer knows they picked up a typo…..

DNA.cc sold for 15,500 USD recently at NameJet, vs 500 USD on 2005-03-08 at Afternic. Heck of a price….26x between these two public sales, after commission. Currently owned by a Chinese individual.

CHA.net sold for 20,000 USD recently at NameJet, vs 6,988 USD on 2010-12-02 at NameJet. There must be a meaning that I’m not aware of. Currently owned by a Chinese individual.

499.org sold for 1,400 USD recently at NameJet, vs 1,000 USD on 2016-12-21 at NameJet. Seller made about $200 on the most recent transaction. A prior owner lost about 30% on the domain, after I sold it on NameJet for about $1,200 in 2015. NameJet made money on all the transactions.

KitchenRemodelers.com sold for 1,710 USD recently at NameJet, vs 520 USD on 2016-11-05 at DropCatch. Nearly a triple after commission when buying on one domainer platform and selling on another, in under six months.

KeyInvest.com sold for 7,500 USD recently via Garage.ist, vs 415 USD on 2011-09-10 at NameJet. A London-based company has developed on the domain, and you can see a screenshot below. “KEYINVEST: Smart Money Management, a new world of financial opportunities giving you easy access to investments which offer market protection and high return.”

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Flops

NDEX.com sold for 8,200 USD recently at GoDaddy, vs 15,250 USD on 2010-07-09 at Moniker. A loss of about 50% after commission.

BusinessConsultants.com sold for 3,800 USD recently via Fabulous, vs 22,500 USD on 2008-04-16 at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.. That’s a big loss for someone in the past….nearly $20k. It appears that Elliot Silver picked this one up, and I’m pretty sure he won’t be selling it at a loss in the future.

Cheap.cc sold for 502 USD recently at GoDaddy, vs 2,153 USD on 2016-03-30 at GoDaddy. Have .cc names peaked? I honestly don’t know the answer…..I’ve never owned one.

CannaJuice.com sold for 2,939 USD recently at GoDaddy, vs 6,564 USD on 2016-03-31 at GoDaddy. Canna names are hot, but you still need to buy them at the right price.

Note: I didn’t do an exhaustive search of the ownership history of each domain. There are likely cases where there were multiple owners between the sales prices I list.

You can find past Flips and Flops posts here.

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Domain Flips (MyIV.com, BoxOffice.net) and Flops (BuyMyBook.com, MedicalDoctor.net)

Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with data courtesy of NameBio.

Flips

9.am sold for 169,000 USD recently at RegNest.com, vs 18,000 USD on 2016-06-15 at RegNest.com. Wowza, a $150k gain before any commission…..a 9x return. The .am extension is for Armenia, of course. New owner under privacy, and no site resolves.

MyIV.com sold for 10,746 USD recently at Sedo, vs 175 USD on 2010-01-24 at GoDaddy. Excellent 60x return after commission. New owner under privacy, and no site resolves.

VR6.com sold for 8,988 USD recently at NameJet, vs 332 USD on 2010-07-05 at NameJet. 27x return after commission. If I call the ‘average’ non-CHIP LLN.com value at around $1,000, the virtual reality abbreviation increased the price by 9x.

Versions.io sold for 2,000 USD recently at Park.io, vs 104 USD on 2016-03-27 at Park.io. These .io domains continue to be hot.

BoxOffice.net sold for 8,100 USD recently at Flippa, vs 655 USD on 2017-03-07 at Sedo. Excellent 12x return in less than a month. Great to see an end user picking up the domain….this one forwards to the developed BoxOffice.co.uk, and a screenshot is below. “Box Office Tickets provide a secure online booking system for theatre tickets and theatre breaks to top west end musicals, plays, opera and ballet.”

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Flops

WomensDresses.com sold for 2,377 USD recently at NameJet, vs 5,077 USD on 2014-02-19 at Sedo. These product domain values have dropped significantly since the minisite days.

BuyMyBook.com sold for 306 USD recently at NameJet, vs 10,000 USD on 2013-09-25 at MostWantedDomains. It’s never wise to buy a domain from Mike Berkens, and then need to sell it again on a domainer platform.

MedicalDoctor.net sold for 710 USD recently at NameJet, vs 7,881 USD on 2011-02-02 at Sedo. Someone lost a lot of money here. I believe I saw this one on Media Options’ current NameJet auction, and I’m guessing Andrew Rosener wasn’t the one on losing end.

Note: I didn’t do an exhaustive search of the ownership history of each domain. There are likely cases where there were multiple owners between the sales prices I list.

You can find past Flips and Flops posts here.

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