NameJet had the top two sales yesterday, as well as the top sale of the day for two days in a row. The top sale of the day was baotou.com which sold for $61,801. NameBio recorded 178 sales for a total of $183,944 with an average sale price of $1,033. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 21% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased by 46%.
Baotou is a city in Mongolia with more than two million people living there, and it also has some Pinyin uses although I won’t pretend to know anything about that. If anyone knows please post in the comments. Other than the Geo angle it doesn’t seem to have commercial Pinyin uses, but tou bao (backwards) seems to be related to insurance.
As a big fan of short domains it is nice to see PJ.org sell for almost triple what it did two years ago. I sold my only LL.org for $9k about nine months ago and it was of similar quality. FCJ.net is a nice reminder that we don’t know what a good combination is any more when it comes to a Chinese buyer, it was flipped for almost triple as well but in less than three months time.
NameJet had seven of the top ten sales, and it also had the top five sales yesterday. The top sale of the day was 6820.com which sold for $16,920 followed by NoseJobs.com at $15,000 and Cyclists.com at $12,100. NameBio recorded 145 sales for a total of $125,585 with an average sale price of $866. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 8% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount decreased by 38%.
This is the second day in a row that Sedo took the top spot with a large three-letter .com sale. The top sale of the day was lys.com which sold for $45,006. NameBio recorded 157 sales for a total of $202,392 with an average sale price of $1,289. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 1% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased by 41%.
NameJet also put up another big LLL.com sale with SDU.com at $30,100. We can see the decline of the long-tail, exact-match domain with the sale of EarnADegreeOnline.com which sold for a mere $510 at NameJet, quite a ways off from its $4,300 sale in 2010 at the same venue. AdWords Keyword Planner reports only 170 searches per month but a whopping $38.64 CPC.
Sedo had the top four sales yesterday, three of which were ccTLDs. The top sale of the day was nbt.com which sold for $50,000. NameBio recorded 153 sales for a total of $142,671 with an average sale price of $932. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 10% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount increased by 2%.
NBT.com was the highest public three-letter .com sale in almost a month. The WHOIS is still showing Sedo’s transfer service, but I think it is safe to assume that this was an end user sale. Although with wholesale prices quickly closing in on retail prices it is hard to say with certainty. Converse.cn which sold for $10,000 is showing Mark Monitor in the WHOIS so that was likely purchased by the shoe company.
You’ll notice that we automated the collection of 4.CN sales yesterday bringing the total number of venues we track on a daily basis to eight. Unfortunately they had a weak debut only putting up four sales over $100 for a total of $1,160. It will be nice to have their data when they sell a short or numeric domain though, the Chinese are driving the market for these categories so the prices attained at a Chinese marketplace will provide valuable insights.
NameJet had six of the top ten sales yesterday. The top sale of the day was embrace.com which sold for $18,877. NameBio recorded 163 sales for a total of $134,141 with an average sale price of $823. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 4% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased by 96%.
Embrace.com is one of the nicest domains to come up for auction this year. These empty vessel brands can be used for a wide range of products and services, and “embrace” is a very positive sounding word that could work for dating, skin care, lingerie, adoption or practically anything in between.
These types of names can result in huge end user sales, I think the buyer can expect to retail this one for high five figures to low six figures eventually. The auction had 150 participants but only two bidders above the $10k mark, with the winning bidder being Elliot Silver of DomainInvesting.com fame. Good luck to Elliot with the domain!
The top sale of the day was babystar.com which sold for $5,049. NameBio recorded 155 sales for a total of $67,974 with an average sale price of $439. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 12% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount decreased by 18%.
There were two above-average 6N.com domains that sold, 551188.com for $4,800 at NameJet and 418418.com for $905 at DropCatch. So far this year there were 111 6N.com sales for an average price of $617. These ones obviously went higher because of the patterns. Other than that there weren’t many sales of note, it was a typical slow Sunday. Continue reading