Tips to Sell More Domain Names with Jeff Gabriel – DNW Podcast #26

Sell more domains with these expert tips.

Domain Name Wire podcastWant to sell more domain names? Jeff Gabriel, VP of Sales for, has sold many domains (including some record-breakers). He shares tips for how to sell more domain names in this episode of the Domain Name Wire Podcast. Many of the tips are universal and can be used to sell more of anything, not just domains.

Also: Donuts’ renewal rates, .PING and Verisign-supported study suggests .com domains perform better than new TLDs.

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Domain Name Aftermarket with Joe Uddeme – DNWP Episode 012

Domain name sales in 2014 and looking forward.

Domain Name Wire podcastHow did new top level domain names affect .com domain name sales in 2014? What impact will they have in 2015? You might be surprised by the answer.

Joe Uddeme, Director of Business Development for Domain Holdings, talks about trends the domain name brokerage saw in 2014. Uddeme will discuss how domain sales changed throughout the year as well, and how you can work with a domain broker like Domain Holdings.

Also: .Club gets investment, Cuba domain names and ICANN phished.

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What domains Target, CareerBuilder, and others bought on Afternic this week

Target, CareerBuilder, and the franchisor for TCBY stores make domain purchases.

As promised, here’s the Afternic sales report for the past week. Some big name buyers picked up domains through the Afternic network.

Retail giant Target bought and for $1,477 each.

Nationwide Structured Cabling bought for $1,500.

Sales consulting company Cohen Brown Management Group bought the killer domain for $4,900.

CareerBuilder bought for $1,588.

Software company GuideWare Systems paid $3,000 for Its web address had been

Tax jobs site bought for $2,000.

Some MLM program that uses the domain bought for $1,800.

The franchisor behind TCBY and a couple dozen other restaurants, MTY Tiki Ming Enterprises, bought for $3,288.

Fashion store went global with for $1,573.

IT support company Computer Network Associates paid $1,515 for

Simple Sailing Charters LLC has used the domain But now it owns the domain that matches its name,, for $2,000.

Bay Cities Container Corp. paid $1,195 for

The owner of went global with for $2,388. (That’s a lot of globals in one sentence!)

Net Transcripts, Inc. bought the singular version of its existing domain name for $1,488.

Food delivery site bought for $2,088.

Fleet management company Leaseplan Ltd paid $1,588 for

Data Networks Corporation owns and bought for $3,588. It doesn’t appear to own

Amira Foods (India) Ltd. bought for $1,495. It owns the plural version already.

Security company Southwest Patrol bought for $1,339.

Fisher Investments bought for $3,988.

The University of Notre Dame bought for $2,195. Wake Up The Echoes appears to be a line from its school song.
Guitar seller The Guitar Emporium bought for $X. It owns

Lawing Financial in Kansas bought for $1,682.

Camden County Technical Schools paid $2,188 for its acronym

American Institutes for Research bought for $1,435.

Online backup service bought for $1,756.

The Retina Vitreous Foundation picked up for $1,395.

New York Community Bancorp bought for $4,000. One of its divisions is Roslyn Savings Bank.

Metro Communications Company in Illinois bought for $2,000.

Marchex end user sales report, part 3

A belated look at more of Marchex’ end user domain sales.

Last month I created a three part series about Marchex’ end user domain sales. I was on the road in NYC and scheduled the third part to publish on November 7. But, as WordPress often does, it “missed schedule” and I didn’t notice it until now.

Call it delayed gratification.

Here’s my final list of end user domain buys from Marchex’ top 500 list. You can see see other sales here.

I did the best I could to pin down the actual buyer and sales date with the help of DomainTools’ historical whois.

Publishing giant Hearst paid $45,000 for in 2010 for Roma’s Little Angels show.

Herbal Zone International Sdn Bhd, owner of, bought for $27,500 in 2012.

Marchex sold for $120,000 in 2009. The whois record showed MediaMarket before changing to JP Morgan in 2010.

I’m confused by the sale of for $40,000. As far back as I can see in whois, this domain has been owned by Kelsey National Corporation.

Another one that’s interesting is at $250,000. It’s currently owned by Lloyd Group. But the whois as far back as I can see shows the domain was owned by

Insurance company Mass Mutual bought for $50,000 in 2010.

Publicly traded publishing company Meredith Corporation bought for $35,000 in 2009.

Microsoft bought for $30,000. It’s hard to pin down this transaction, but I’m betting it was in 2006. was acquired by Fathom Communications in 2009 and is now owned by Navistar, Inc. This may have been a transaction on behalf of Navistar. It sold for $10,000. now owns It briefly traded hands to someone in China before landing with NewEgg this year. Sales price: $25,000.

Noodle Education Inc, a startup by one of the founders of Princeton Review, bought for $28,000. Its whois record was protected by a privacy service for many years, so I’m unable to determine when the sale took place.

Norwegian Air now owns, but I can tell who first bought it and when. Marchex sold it for $700,000.

Does count as an end user for acquiring for $125,000?

Marchex sold for $50,000. Pearson Education became the owner in 2012, but the whois record showed a different company last year.

PennWell Corporation currently owns Marchex sold it to Praetorian Group in 2009 for $55,000. As I researched this sale, I found that PennWell bought Fire Apparatus magazine from Praetorian, but then there was a trademark and cybersquatting lawsuit involving this domain name after the sale agreement.

Procter & Gamble owns, which I believe was acquired on its behalf by an agency in 2009 for $25,000.

Sanofi-Aventis picked up for $35,000 in 2009 and for $25,000 in 2012.

SAY Media bought bought for this year for its rebranding of ReadWriteWeb.

SBNation appears to be working on somethig new. It recently bought for $50,000.

Office supply store Staples bought for $75,000 in 2011. It isn’t using the domain name.

Team Express Distributing, LLC picked up for $25,000 in 2010. It owns as well.

Popular startup accelerator TechStars bought for $20,000 in 2011. It also owns

Tradebot Systems Inc paid $30,000 for in 2009. Prior to buying the domain they used

TravelShark bought for $25,000 in 2010. bought for $22,500 in 2010.

Glenvista purchased for $22,500 in 2011 or 2012 and created a domain name service on the site.

21 end user domain sales (including some big buyers)

21 end user domain name sales from the past week.

This week’s end user domain sales report includes a shop that’s probably at your local mall, a big online university, and cosmetics giant Loreal.


Thomson Reuters bought for $4,200. I’m not sure what it stands for.

Used Gym Equipment, LLC paid $1,988 for to accompany its

Harris Research, Inc., owner of the ChemDry franchise, bought for $1,277.

Personal injury lawyer Bob Goldwater bought for $1,488.

Business communications company MessageMind bought for $1,277.

The Recycle Depot in California shortened its URL from to for $1,800. (The .com is owned by a well known domainer.)

MyCommunityLife, a social media service for groups, bought for $1,850.

CRS Travel Solutions bought for $1,088.

Yankee Candle, the store you can smell from all the way across the mall, bought for $3,396.

Niche Inc., maker of military cargo parachutes, bought for $1,275. Its existing web site is

First Dakota National Bank bought for $1,595. It has an agriculture equipment financing program called IronCountry.

American Petroleum Institute picked up for $2,195.

The group behind bought for $1,400.

Schneider Publishing, which produces events and publications including some sports ones, bought for $1,941.

Cosmetics giant Loreal bought for $1,050. It does not own

Codecademy, which recently defended its domain name in a UDRP, bought for $1,000. It’s a much better domain than

Finally…not necessarily and end user sale but an interesting one., an alternate name for the Innocence of Muslims video that is making news, sold for $1,000. It was sold by Mike Mann’s DomainMarket. For some reason the whois record at GoDaddy is null.


Western Governors University, an online university founded by the governors of 19 U.S. states, bought for $1,358. I assume it’s to promote information technology degrees, not Italy.

Online t-shirt design site bought for $1,450.

Denver County Court paid $1,150 for

WISE — World Institute of Scientology Enterprises — paid 800 EUR for