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  • A look back at last month’s NameJet sales

    1. BY - Jan 26, 2015
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    Joseph Peterson reviews last month’s sales on NameJet.

    What a difference a month makes (to misquote Dinah Washington)! During November, NameJet reported only 61 domain sales over $2,000 with just 1 solitary auction up in the 5 figures; but December racked up 102 about $2k-14 of which exceeded $10k. Judging by the over-$2k results, November was 2014’s lowest performing month for NameJet; and that’s true whether measured by median, mean, total domains, or total dollars. (By top sale, November finished 11th.)


    December was a striking rebound, but it wasn’t necessarily NameJet’s best month of 2014. December was #1 by total domains, #3 by total dollars, #9 by mean price, #9 by median, and #8 by top sale. That means that December’s strong performance isn’t due to any fluke, ultra-expensive domains skewing the statistics; instead, more auctions were finishing more consistently in the lower end of the high range: 68 were $2k-$4k; another 20 ended $4k-$10k, while 14 ranged $10k – $35.2k. Since the domain industry often experiences the holiday season as a slump, I’d view these figures as evidence of the domain market’s overall health. Click here to continue reading…

  • sells for $29,100 and more expired domain name sales

    1. BY - Jan 23, 2015
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    Joseph Peterson runs down the latest expired domain name sales at NameJet.

    If you’re as un-with-it as uncool me, then you’ll look at the $29.1k high bid for and say, “Huh?” Apparently, selfie sticks are rods that attach to a camera phone so that you can hold it far enough away to take a picture of yourself and the grinning people next to you. Asking a stranger to snap a photo please wasn’t that onerous, was it? Trends move fast. Already the market for these devices generated a domain bidding war, while WordPress continues to identify “selfie” as a typo! Click here to continue reading…

  •, and other Expired Domain Name Sales

    1. BY - Jan 15, 2015
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    Joseph Peterson’s weekly wrap-up of expired domain name sales.

    Names get around. For instance, take, which expired and sold at NameJet during the past week for $8,100. King John – the villain of Robin Hood legends and real-life signatory of the Magna Carta – granted a tiny town of Rothwell in Northamptonshire the perpetual right to hold a Monday market, which they still celebrate with a “guard of halberdiers” and drinks of “rum and milk”. Over the ensuing 811 years, villagers emigrated and took “Rothwell” with them as a surname. Some founded IP law firms in the USA like Rothwell Figg. Other Rothwells named law firms in Australia. And some stayed behind in England to manufacture audio electronics such as guitar pedals, all branded with “Rothwell”. Click here to continue reading…

  • and other Expired Domain Name Sales

    1. BY - Jan 08, 2015
    2. Expired Domains
    3. 11 Comments among the leaders at NameJet over the past week.

    When it comes to 3-letter .COM domains, value is something of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Enough domain investors agree to pay within a certain range based on scarcity, observed sales, and the opportunity to resell to one another that a given is often purchased without reference to any conceivable use or meaning. That could easily be the case with NameJet’s $12.4k sale of last week; but I think some bidders at least had more specific, less arbitrary aims in mind. Click here to continue reading…

  • Expired Domain Name Report, New Year’s Day Edition

    1. BY - Jan 01, 2015
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    Since GoDaddy began concealing sale records as its Christmas gift to the domain industry, this week’s article discusses only expired domain auction results seen at NameJet. Although our overall picture of the expired domain market is smaller, big prices are still on display. When $10k is spent on a 5-digit numeric like, we can be sure that the domain is bound for China. Repeating characters and patterns are especially prized by Chinese buyers. Click here to continue reading…