A motorcycle parts company, real estate firm and lawyer make domain name purchases.
Sedo’s most recent sales week had $1.1 million worth of domain name sales. Here are some that I identified as “end user” domain name sales. You may view more end user sales here.
Verosa.com $1,099 – Verosa, which appears to be a new company in Vacouver.
Movineo.com $4,000 – Movineo Network S.A., which uses the domain name Movineo.com.br
WorthyBooks.com $1,000 – Worthy Media in Brentwood, Tennessee
HappyClinic.com $5,900 – Happy Clinic Denver, a Botox clinic.
BituboUSA.com $1,000 – Motorcycle suspension products company Bitubo.
Profiltec.com 700 EUR- German machinery sales company ProfilTec, which owns the matching .de domaion name.
Soames.com $849 – Keith Soames Real Estate in Australia. They use the longer KeithSoames.com.au domain name for now. It looks like someone else owns Soames.com.au.
KingLawFirm.com $1,500 – Law firm Brumbaugh, Mu & King, P.A. in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
MyOpenListing.com $1,500 – real estate listing service Open Listing Service, Inc. in New York.
FocusEnergy.com $8,000 – Energy company WindLogics.
xcounter.com 2,700 EUR – XCounter AB, a publicly traded medical technology firm that owns xcounter.se.
Archilogic.com 1,750 GBP – Architecture software firm Archilogic. They currently use Archilogic.ch.
ElegantHome.com $1,999 – Publishing giant Meredith (Better Homes & Gardens, Parents, etc.)
All of these domain names are mediocre at best and not newsworthy. It is Sedo’s policy that no one can list a domain name for over $10,000 without an appraisal. Unfortunately their appraisers do not have enough knowledge to evaluate the domains. That’s why most of Sedo’s sales are $3,000 or less.
Andrew Allemann says
That’s if you want to set a fixed price over $10k. Not if you want to list for “make offer”. I don’t know many buy now sales north of $10k.
Sedo brings in a lot of high ticket sales. They don’t make my list if I can’t tell they were purchased by an end user. A lot of times they’re still in escrow or are under whois privacy.
I think it depends on your definition of “newsworthy”. In any case, I don’t think it was ever Sedo’s intention to create policies that actually make sense to their customers or have their best interests in mind.
I do not believe listing a domain name under ‘Make Offer’ at SEDO will bring any results. I listed the domain name USTV.com with them under ‘Make Offer’. I got over 10 offers and the highest was $150. Once you get an offer, the domain is locked for seven days, and you cannot cancel negotiations unless you make a counter-offer, which is valid for one week. Put in mind that Sedo appraised the domain name USTV.com a few years back for $63,000. In real estate the broker has his fiduciary relationship to the seller. In the domain business, this is the opposite from real estate. I would like this to change in the future so domain sellers have confidence to list their high caliber domain names with those companies without having to pay $50 for an appraisal.
Don edmands says
I know personally it is best to not use your name to have an opinion about domain names or the weak, thin skinned loosers that get tore up about it.
first one says
Don you right I rebut Andrews response and he deleted it, Lase time I make a comment here no one want to upset his friends.