Some are obvious — but the delineation between under $1,000 and $3,000 is quite small.
When Afternic sends its weekly sales reports it omits domains that sold for under $1,000. Yet understanding which types of domains are selling for three figures can be valuable for domain investors.
Thankfully, Afternic’s updated web site shares a selection of domain sales from all price ranges.
Here are some observations after sorting through some of the sub-$1,000 domains.
1. Good keyword .biz domains are selling in this range:
2. “Low value” ccTLDs also sell for < $1,000: cc.la $477 hotels.gs $450 3. In some cases, it's obvious why the domain sold for only three figures: Pfadt.com $300 Krillz.com $350 Hepsi1yerde.com $277 ahhhh.com $377 (not that ahhhhhhhh.com sold for $1,250!) visions-of-italy.com $400 4. In other cases, the domains could have just as easily sold for $1k-$3k. These domains look like ones that I wouldn't be surprised to see sell for more than $1,000: Chartmate.com $865 FruitfulThinking.com $895 NeighborhoodSocial.com $688 UnleashFitness.com $688
The only problem I see with .biz and such names, is for instance, I used to own about ten of those, but sold got rid of them a few years ago, had I kept renewing them, I would have spent more than the $500 -$700 on each of them. So, unless you are keeping them for development, I don’t know about investment.
It’s glamorous to read about the sales, but one has to keep in mind the cost/expenditure as well.
$688 IS the new $1000.