Go Daddy’s NameFind just sold NH.com

Today on Twitter James Iles seems to have broken the news that Go Daddy’s NameFind looks to have sold a very premium 2L .COM domain – NH.com. Here’s the Tweet that broke the news (to me at least):

I looked on NameBio to see if there was a chance the sale price was listed there but no dice. The highest listed sale of a NH.something domain name is NH.net which sold for $7,500 back in 2004 which seems like a steal of a deal. Funny enough, the second-highest NH.something sale on NameBio is NH.gg which sold for $4,000 back in 2016. I was expecting to see a gaming/eSports-related site on NH.gg but it’s currently for sale with a DAN.com lander.

My guess is NH.com sold for a solid six-figure sum, probably north of $500k if my crystal ball is still working properly. NH.com was originally registered back in March of 1995, ah the days where you could hand register a 2L .COM.

My guess is the details of this sale will remain under NDA but if anyone knows more than I do please feel free to share below. I’ll be interested to see what happens with this domain. What do you think NH.com sold for? I want to hear from you, comment and let your voice be heard!

Brandable domain name sales week 37: Zeda.com, WaveGuard.com, Viddy.com

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September is usually a great month for domain name sales and this year is no exception to that rule. Last week we saw a whopping twelve five-figure brandable domain name sales reported. The top reported sale is that of DynamicInsight.com which sold at DomainMarket.com for a cool $28,500. The buyer is a German computer software startup. According to Mike Mann his Twitter the domain name was purchased in 2011 for $354.

Zeda.com was an expired domain and sold at GoDaddy Auctions for what I consider to be near end-user pricing. It’s not clear if the domain name has been paid for yet as the Whois is currently still showing Afternic as the owner.

Here’s this weeks list:

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Please do keep in mind that these are the highest sales that have been reported at NameBio et al. This list is meant to help give you insights and is nowhere near complete as many sales are kept private and many major marketplaces do not report their sales. Some domain name sales might not have been paid for yet.

Meanwhile, here are some domains at auction that we like:

At NameJet:

At GoDaddy:

  • Detour.com
  • TheChain.com
  • Toodles.com
  • LifeLogger.com
  • CryptoSaver.com
  • DZero.com
  • Tesori.com
  • Zenlike.com
  • GrandPrize.com
  • Carfy.com
  • AccountingPlus.com
  • BetMakers.com
  • XFresh.com
  • Felex.com
  • FutureDreams.com
  • Sohio.com
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    Novelty VS Cash-flow – Reducing your listing price & accepting offers

    Today: How people make a living selling domain names / 78889.com sold for $6,550 / Single word, Dictionary, .com only, Show me what you have – Budget: Up to $5,000.00 / and More…

    Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today:

    WTB : Aged one Word .io / .net / .org Domains W/High Estibot/GoDaddy Value – Budget: Up to $500.00 – Make sure to check your portfolio for one of these aged single-word .io, .net, or .org domain names. This could be a chance to get some fast cash for the weekend.

    $11.49 for new .OOO domain regs – Are you on the fence about registering a new gTLD .ooo? If so, but the price tag was too shocking, this might ve a handy .ooo promotion t help save a few bucks.

    .CA To Be Released – TBR Weekly Pick List – If you are already or thinking about investing into a .ca ccTLD, this weekly .ca ccTLD drop/release list might come in handy to find some good prospects.

    Single word, Dictionary, .com only, Show me what you have – Budget: Up to $5,000.00 – Be sure to check your portfolio for one of these sing. dictionary-word, .com’s. This might be an opportunity to liquidate.

    78889.com sold for $6,550 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a five-number .com for a mid-four-figures. Do you think that it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

    How people make a living selling domain names – Have you ever wondered how domain investors make a living on just reselling domain names? Maybe you’re already doing it? In either case, check out this discussion and compare notes.

    Novelty VS Cash-flow – Reducing your listing price & accepting offers – How do you approach domain pricing and length of holding? Do you reduce your prices for less cash and faster sales or raise your price and hold for years without any sales for a bigger payout, eventually, if you’re lucky?

    Today’s Marketplace/Auction Picks:

    Namesilo building a sales/brokerage stand alone platform


    Namesilo posted that they are going to be building out their own sales and brokerage platform. They are looking for feedback from domain investors as to what they want to see and not see.

    They posted on Namepros:

    We are in the process of building out a standalone domain sales/brokerage platform. As such, we would appreciate your feedback to understand the biggest pain points with current solutions in order to build something which better fits your needs.

    Specifically, we are curious to know what exactly you would like to see on the personal dashboard? (i.e. counts of inquiries vs previous period, current sales vs. past periods, count of domains listed for sale as BIN, how many unconfirmed inquiries etc).

    Thank you in advance for your feedback.

    Leave a comment here or on Namepros to give your feedback.


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    Premium Domain Name July.com Changes Hands

    The premium domain name July.com recently changed hands. While no price has yet been disclosed, I speculate that this is probably a six-figure sale. The domain name is already in use by the Australian travel products firm July, redirecting to their GetJuly.com site. The company had already been using simply July on social media, and their home page branding is now showing just July as well....

    Premium Domain Name July.com Changes Hands


    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on September 17, 2019.

    If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where the price was when the domain auction ended, but the name may not have sold if a reserve was in place.

    GoDaddy Names at Auction

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    Namejet Names at Auction

    The 5N.com sales are getting boring to watch as clear prices have been set based on numbers and patterns. I’ll skip any 5N sales until something changes.

    ecmall.com $2,801
    nrse.com $2,156
    pergam.com $1,622
    VelocityArtAndDesign.com $1,601
    FrenchPoodle.com $1,473
    GoldBee.com $1,305
    ajpg.com $1,000
    pruni.com $901
    wizarding.com $819
    UltimateSound.com $692

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    How to Discover Proxy Bid “Sweet Spot” and Win More GoDaddy Auctions

    I share and discuss how to use GoDaddy Aftermarket data to determine a proxy bid amount likely to win more GoDaddy expired domain auctions.

    Over the last 18 months and counting, I’ve noticed an uptick in the number of bidders participating in GoDaddy expired auctions. Between auction bots and increased bidder count, closing auction prices for expired domains skyrocket to unbelievable values.

    While I’ve not researched data to back this next statement up, I’m guessing GoDaddy’s addition of the estimated valuebased on their GoDaddy Domain Appraisal Tool — is likely the culprit to increased activity and inflated closing auction prices.

    For instance, expired domain auctions that would have normally closed at or below $50 are now closing anywhere between $300 – $600.

    I don’t know about you, but such pricing influx can wreak havoc on a quick-flip domain strategy, especially when considering the average domain hold time is over 400 days or so to flip.

    Most domain investors, like myself, don’t sit around waiting and watching expired domain auctions with the ole’ eagle eye. I typically set a proxy bid amount, walk away and hope for the best.

    Unfortunately, this once successful strategy’s pricing no longer gets the job done with the exponential swing in closing auction prices.

    To gain better understanding as to how much I would need to adjust my proxy bid strategy to hopefully start winning more GoDaddy expired domain auctions, I decided to dive into the details of expired auctions with bids I’ve lost dating back to the beginning of the year.

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    159 Domain Discoveries for September 18th

    Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s list has 159 domains for sale with history. […]

    $193k in Sales on September 17th – HotChili.com sold for $7,399 – Daily Market Report

    GoDaddy had the top three sales yesterday led by HotChili.com which sold for $7,399. NameBio recorded 339 sales $100+ for a total of $168,265 with an average sale price of $496. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 0.9% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount decreased by 73%. We also recorded an additional 963 sales below $100 for a total of $24,478. […]

    NamesCon Crowdsourcing Session Submissions

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    NamesCon Global has grown over the years to become the largest annual domain-industry conference. It’s gone from being a domain investor-centric gathering to an event for everything domain-related, from channel providers and software vendors to domain investors and end-customers. And now as part of that growth they’ve moved to crowdsourcing for submissions for some of their sessions for this year’s theme: 360 Degrees Around the Dot.

    The move from Las Vegas is also a reinvention of sorts: they’re going to Austin to establish the Domain Economic Forum, taking a broader and deeper look at the ecosystem in which we work and strive to innovate.

    NamesCon is not looking for pitches of specific products or solutions but rather they want to see an industry overview, surfacing potential large-scale opportunities over the next decade. Successful submissions will round out the current programme.

    NamesCon explain they’re looking for submissions in the following three clusters:

    Quantifying the Domain Ecosystem

    What is the true size of the domain industry? They explain that several parts of the ecosystem are not quantified—at least not yet. In particular we’re thinking of the secondary domain market: the opacity here is due to the fact that, for several reasons, most secondary-market transactions are not reported.

    They’re seeking session ideas that will help a broader audience to understand the size and scope of the domain industry as a whole, and specifically in the secondary market—and the opportunities that lie within.

    Big-Picture Market Opportunities

    They want to dig more deeply into liquid domains as digital assets or a store of value, such as long-tail registrations for brand protection. They also want to explore the future of identity management, as well as next-generation DNS services as a driver for the domain industry: Right now, email and websites are based on domains, but what comes next?

    The Buyer’s Perspective

    NamesCon want as many buyers as possible at the Domain Economic Forum, and this means a diversity of needs and use cases. They’re looking for buyers from various backgrounds and industries to talk about the experience buying domains from investors; as well as how they approach brand protection. They want to learn more about real-life buying behaviour, budgeting, and other factors that make or break a deal.

    To submit session ideas click here.