domain auction – Internetblog.org.uk https://www.internetblog.org.uk Web hosting, Domain names, Dedicated servers Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:05:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 https://www.internetblog.org.uk/files/2016/01/cropped-favico-32x32.png domain auction – Internetblog.org.uk https://www.internetblog.org.uk 32 32 029.com sells for $110,000 https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1584/029com-sells-for-110000/ Thu, 29 Jul 2010 20:59:01 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1584/029com-sells-for-110000/ Don’t ask me what’s so special about the number sequence 029, but it must be important to someone because 029.com just sold for $110,000 USD at auction. Two more number domains, 980.com and 123123.com, fetched $40,000 and $20,000 each.

There were a number of other miscellaneous odd sales. RandomActsOfKindness.org sold for $25,000, which is quite a bit for such a long name. Kinderspiele.de (German for “Kids games”) garnered €16,000. Two more long names, IndependentFinancialAdviser.co.uk and DressUpGamesForGirls.com, sold for £9,975 and $15,000, respectively. Booking.travel 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.

Photo | clix

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Fiction.com sells for $90,000 https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1539/fictioncom-sells-for-90000/ Thu, 15 Jul 2010 20:53:54 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1539/fictioncom-sells-for-90000/ fiction
In a completely non-fictitious sale, domain fiction.com 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, FreeMarket.com fetched $93,000. Three-letter name CXC.com sold for $21,000, DistanceLearning.net $30,000 and Ethics.net $22,500.

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

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Dismal results for .us domain auction https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1514/dismal-results-for-us-domain-auction/ Thu, 08 Jul 2010 21:24:16 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1514/dismal-results-for-us-domain-auction/ 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 flights.us, which sold for $11,700. Tailing far behind came airlinetickets.us and creditreports.us for $3,600 each. Gadgets.us fetched $2050, eagle.us $480, spamblocker.us $325 and carpenter.us $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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Mr.com sells for $24,712 https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1509/mrcom-sells-for-24712/ Wed, 07 Jul 2010 18:38:24 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1509/mrcom-sells-for-24712/ man
Two-letter domain Mr.com 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 363.com for $41,000, ccTLD docs.com.cn for $31,000 and boxing.net for $15,000. Indian domain budgetair.in also fetched $20,000. Another winner is kopfhörer.de (German for “headphones”), which garnered $8,185.

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027.com sells for $100,000 USD plus Pinyin domain sale https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1451/027com-sells-for-100000-usd-plus-pinyin-domain-sale/ Tue, 22 Jun 2010 19:16:59 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1451/027com-sells-for-100000-usd-plus-pinyin-domain-sale/ friends
Don’t ask me what you would do with it, but domain 027.com 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 pengyou.com and pengyou.net 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 Rage.com for $49,999, afiliados.com (Spanish for “affiliates”) for €25,000 and conformance.com for $10,560.

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Poker.com sells for $400,000 https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1394/pokercom-sells-for-400000/ Mon, 07 Jun 2010 09:00:46 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1393/pokercom-sells-for-400000/ poker

Online poker sites and other online gaming and betting sites continue to sell extremely well, with poker.com 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 https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1343/domain-sale-recap-2/ Fri, 21 May 2010 17:48:50 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1343/domain-sale-recap-2/ 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 capture.com, which captured a sum of $53,200 USD. WHIB.com and IPS.com fetched $48,600 and $37,505 respectively.

One intriguing sale that has gone largely unnoticed is Tahoo.com for $11,701. There’s no getting around it– it’s a typo domain for Yahoo.com. 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

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Domain sale recap https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1329/domain-sale-recap/ Tue, 18 May 2010 21:42:39 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1329/domain-sale-recap/ arabian horse
Sure, you’ve heard about Slots.com and Photo.com, but what about all the other domains?

First and foremost, ArabianHorse.com 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 DrunkDriving.com for $60,000 USD, WebMall.com for $14,000, HairTransplant.org for $20,000, and Analytics.net for $12,500. For obvious reasons I think DrunkDriving.com is the best of the lot. The market for DUI attorneys is huge.

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Dating.com sells for $1.75 million https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1311/dating-sells-for-175-million/ Fri, 14 May 2010 13:37:28 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1310/dating-sells-for-175-million/ dating
Whoa… it looks like the domain aftermarket is heating up this week. In the wake of the sale of slots.com for $5.5 million USD, dating.com 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 dating.com 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 therapists.com for $50,000 and golfresorts.com for $22,500.

Source | TechCrunch

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Slots.com sells for $5.5 million USD https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1308/slotscom-sells-for-55-million-usd/ Thu, 13 May 2010 22:08:14 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1307/slotscom-sells-for-55-million-usd/ slot machines
It looks like the owner of gambling domain Slots.com 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 Casino.com 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. Slots.com was first registered in 1995 and receives around 15,000 unique visitors per month.

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