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  • Domain Holdings nearly triples sales in second quarter

    1. BY - Jul 29, 2014
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    Company sells close to $10 million worth of domain names.

    Domain HoldingsDomain name brokerage Domain Holdings had a big second quarter, turning in almost 3x the sales of its first quarter.

    The company reported today that it sold $9.9M worth of domain names in the second quarter of this year. That compares to just $3.4 million in the first quarter.

    How did it do it? The company says it made over 12,000 phone calls and send 72,000 targeted emails.

    While the company did not report a median sale price, when it removed the five highest and lowest sales, the average transaction was $29,019.

    Numeric domain names represented the highest category of domain name sales, making up 23% of transactions. Much of that came through portfolio acquisitions.

    80% of the sales were to end users including Liberty Tax and Mark Cuban Investments.

    You may also recall that this quarter included a big new TLD sale with Luxury.estate changing hands for $50,000.

  • Heritage Auctions Video about premium domain names

    1. BY - Jul 28, 2014
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    Video explains some of the benefits of a good domain name.

    Heritage Auctions had another solid domain name auction last week, selling about $775k in domain names during bidding.

    The company is doing a good job educating collectibles investors and business owners about the value of good domain names. It recently published a video featuring domainer and Heritage Auctions’ employee Aron Meystedt discussing the benefits of premium domain names (see embedded below).

    The video touches on a few of the inherent benefits of great domain names. It’s also clever how the company worked its own domain name, HA.com, into the section about short acronym domain names.

    At about three minutes, it’s worth watching and sharing with prospective domain name buyers.

  • Paula Deen spends $27,900 on domain name for new venture (end user sales)

    1. BY - Jul 25, 2014
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    Celebrity chef among end users who bought domain names last week.

    Paul Deen NetworkCelebrity chef Paula Deen, who experienced a spectacular fall from grace last year over her prior use of racial slurs, is making a comeback with Paul Deen Ventures. She’s launching a subscription service called Paula Deen Network (PDN). She just made a smart move by buying the domain name PDN.com for $27,900, which is a heck of a deal.

    That was just one of many end user domain name purchases at Sedo last week. Others are below.

    (You can view previous lists like this here. If you’d like to learn how to sell your domain names like these on Sedo, download this report.)

    Logics.com $50,000 – Tax software company Intellirose, which has a product called irsLogics. They recently purchased Logiqs.com for $1,999.

    Telectiy.com.au 900 EUR – TelecityGroup International Limited, which operates data centers.

    VBank.co.uk $854 – Vanquis Bank Limited in the United Kingdom.

    Shizzle.co.uk 850 GBP – Shizzle Labs Ltd, a startup in London building a mobile app called Shizzle.

    EuroShopping.ch 5,000 EUR – French company Teleshopping

    Champions.club $1,500 – Champions Club Pvt Ltd in Goa, India.

    Klara.com 6,000 EUR – GoDerma GmbH, a company that lets you get a remote diagnosis from a dermatologist. This seems to be some sort of brand for them.

    ITLworld.com 3,750 EUR – ITL Leisure Tourism & Travel Co. in Saudi Arabia.

    HugoOK.com $1,295 – Choctaw County Development Association in Oklahoma. Hugo is a city within the county.

    ImmortalityNow.com $1,500 – Vitamin and supplements company LifeExtension.com Inc

    YesTV.com $2,500 – Crossroads Television System in Burlington, Ontario

    eCom360.com $3,000 – ecom360 GmbH, which owns the matching .de domain name.

    Consolair.com $1,450 – ConsolAir Inc., which owns the matching .net domain name.

    AirRefund.com 899 EUR – Business travel company 3mundi.

    MSIBenefits.com $799 – MSI Benefits Group, Inc. in Kennesaw, Georgia. They own MSIBenefitsGroup.com.

    Matrix.org $7,999 – Mobile technology company OpenMarket.

    ClipsonDemand.com $6,988 – Wiluna Holdings, LLC, which sells clips.

    VitaPlus.net $1,500 – Dairy/livestock services company VitaPlus.com. They use the matching .com.

    InClass.com $5,500 – Avantis Systems, provider of classroom tablets under the LearnPad brand.

    LoveTaste.com 899 GBP – Beverage company LoveTaste, which uses the matching .co domain name.

    BusinessTitan.com $1,500 – Media Titan, Inc in California.

    OPEX.com $3,288 – Mailroom automation and scanner company OPEX Corporation. They use the matching .com domain name.

  • HA Domain name auction grosses $774k, Cute.com and Digital.com sell for 6 figures

    1. BY - Jul 24, 2014
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    Heritage Auctions’ latest domain name auction goes well.

    Heritage AuctionsHeritage Auctions latest domain name auction has concluded with $773,876 worth of domain name sales. That doesn’t include after-auction sales, which almost always increase the total sales number.

    That total (and the prices below) include a 15% buyers’ premium. Including the premium best represents the actual price paid and makes it apples-to-apples with auctions win which a commission is deducted.

    Digital.com sold for $373,500 to take the top spot. Cute.com sold for $230,000. It was a long way down from there, but multiple domain names sold for good five figure prices.

    The headline domain for the auction — bitcoins.com — was withdrawn due to ongoing legal and bankruptcy issues with Mt. Gox.

    Here are all of the sales:

    CoinVendor.com $172.50
    AutographBroker.com $26
    SFD.com $27,600
    Digital.com $373,750
    CapCollection.com $15
    DEC.com $57,500
    BasketballCollector.com $862.50
    FRR.com $32,200
    RareTimepieces.com $920
    ForeclosureSales.com $1,207.50
    CoinSource.com $2,300
    Cute.com $230,000
    Bristol.com $40,250
    DiscountVinyl.com $402.50
    CoinStores.com $920
    Baby.club $5,750

  • GreatDomains and SnapNames auctions end tomorrow

    1. BY - Jul 23, 2014
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    Several domain name auctions end tomorrow, including two online-only auctions.

    The big fireworks may come from the Heritage Auctions domain name auction tomorrow, but there are two other auctions ending as well.

    Sedo’s monthly GreatDomains auction concludes tomorrow at 12:00 pm EDT. So far three domain names have hit their reserves, including the head-scratcher LosAngeles.de at 3,000 EUR.

    The two letter domain name BL.com has been bid up to $172,500, which is below its reserve of between $250,000 and $500,000. Him.com is up to $50,000 and has a reserve somewhere between the current bid and $100,000.

    SnapNames, which is now part of Web.com, is running a summer auction that ends around 3PM EDT on Thursday.

    Nine domain names in the SnapNames auction have met their reserves. Josu.com is the highest to meet its reserve so far at $1,300. The highest bid in the auction overall is WY.net at $10,500. The reserve on that domain name is between the current bid at $25,000.