domain auction – Web hosting, Domain names, Dedicated servers Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:05:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 domain auction – 32 32 sells for $110,000 Thu, 29 Jul 2010 20:59:01 +0000 Don’t ask me what’s so special about the number sequence 029, but it must be important to someone because just sold for $110,000 USD at auction. Two more number domains, and, fetched $40,000 and $20,000 each.

There were a number of other miscellaneous odd sales. sold for $25,000, which is quite a bit for such a long name. (German for “Kids games”) garnered €16,000. Two more long names, and, sold for £9,975 and $15,000, respectively. also fetched $11,000– one of the best sales ever for the forlorn .travel TLD.

Generally very long names are not thought to have significant value. But these sales show that a domain is always worth what a buyer is willing to pay. In this case, it was quite a bit.

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]]> sells for $90,000 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 20:53:54 +0000 fiction
In a completely non-fictitious sale, domain sold for $90,000 USD. This is a great domain for any publisher or writer, though only a best-selling author like Stephen King or J.K. Rowling could afford it.

In addition, fetched $93,000. Three-letter name sold for $21,000, $30,000 and $22,500.

Several notable ccTLD sales have also taken place in the last week. garnered $22,000 USD, while just missed the $20,000 mark at $19,360.

Dismal results for .us domain auction Thu, 08 Jul 2010 21:24:16 +0000 brooklyn bridge
A well-publicized auction of 86 .us domains ended today and yielded some pretty poor results. Only 29 of the names (34%) sold, in part because of sellers who overestimated the value of their names and set obscenely high reserve prices.

The only real winner of the lot is, which sold for $11,700. Tailing far behind came and for $3,600 each. fetched $2050, $480, $325 and $1180.

What does this tell us? The .us extension is not a very valuable ccTLD. Sure, there’s more demand for it than most, but .us does not have the same following as .de, .uk or .ca. Based on these results, I would not recommend investing much money in a .us name. Those stubborn Americans are dead-set on sticking with .com.

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]]> sells for $24,712 Wed, 07 Jul 2010 18:38:24 +0000 man
Two-letter domain sold at auction this week for $24,712 USD. This name is generic yet relevant enough to be used for a wide variety of the websites. Personally, I think the buyer got a great deal. This name should have sold for a lot more, especially considering it is only two letters long.

Also of note is the sale of for $41,000, ccTLD for $31,000 and for $15,000. Indian domain also fetched $20,000. Another winner is kopfhö (German for “headphones”), which garnered $8,185.

]]> sells for $100,000 USD plus Pinyin domain sale Tue, 22 Jun 2010 19:16:59 +0000 friends
Don’t ask me what you would do with it, but domain has sold at auction for $100,000 USD. Even though the name is short and memorable, I think it’s too generic to be of use for a lot of people.

The names and also fetched $100,000 together. “Péngyou” is Pinyin (the romanticized version of Mandarin Chinese) for “friend.” This sale shows that domainers take the emerging Chinese market seriously.

A few other sales of note include for $49,999, (Spanish for “affiliates”) for €25,000 and for $10,560.

]]> sells for $400,000 Mon, 07 Jun 2010 09:00:46 +0000 poker

Online poker sites and other online gaming and betting sites continue to sell extremely well, with selling at auction for $400,000. This marks the sale, without a doubt, of the premium domain for this popular industry, and it would have been difficult for it not to have sold for a significant figure. It looks like gambling will continue to be as big online as it is in more traditional forms of practice.

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Domain sale recap Fri, 21 May 2010 17:48:50 +0000 capture
The week came to a slow close as far as domain sales are concerned. Topping all other sales over the last few days is, which captured a sum of $53,200 USD. and fetched $48,600 and $37,505 respectively.

One intriguing sale that has gone largely unnoticed is for $11,701. There’s no getting around it– it’s a typo domain for Just look at any computer keyboard. The “t” and “y” keys are right next to each other. The owner of the name is likely to receive a lot of traffic from misguided Yahoo users, but he could also get into a domain dispute with Yahoo.

Source | DN Journal

Domain sale recap Tue, 18 May 2010 21:42:39 +0000 arabian horse
Sure, you’ve heard about and, but what about all the other domains?

First and foremost, has sold for a $125,000 USD. Considering that some horses sell for quite a bit more than this amount, I think the buyer got a great deal.

Other sales of note include for $60,000 USD, for $14,000, for $20,000, and for $12,500. For obvious reasons I think is the best of the lot. The market for DUI attorneys is huge.

]]> sells for $1.75 million Fri, 14 May 2010 13:37:28 +0000 dating
Whoa… it looks like the domain aftermarket is heating up this week. In the wake of the sale of for $5.5 million USD, has sold for $1.75 milion at auction.

Although $1.75 million is nothing to complain about, I believe the name is worth more. Online dating is a huge industry and a site with the domain could be a leader in the industry. Think of all the type-in traffic the name receives. The names of the buyer and seller have not been announced.

A few other recent sales include for $50,000 and for $22,500.

Source | TechCrunch

]]> sells for $5.5 million USD Thu, 13 May 2010 22:08:14 +0000 slot machines
It looks like the owner of gambling domain hit the jackpot… literally. A multi-day auction for the domain ended today. The winner bought the name for an astounding $5.5 million USD. It ties with for the seventh most expensive domain ever sold and is the largest sale so far this year.

The buyer is currently unknown, but given the high sale price, it was likely a big player in the online gambling scene. was first registered in 1995 and receives around 15,000 unique visitors per month.