NameBio was launched on November 15, 2006 by Justin Allen, those of you who have been around the industry for a while may know him as Spade on the forums. It was launched with just a few thousand sales totaling less than $50 million.
Then in 2011 the site was acquired by legendary domain investor Adam Strong and for years it was run by the talented team behind Whoisology and Domain Agents. They grew NameBio into the leader in tracking domain sales data.
I have always been a huge fan of NameBio. All the way back in 2009 Elliot Silver [for some reason] included me in a series called “Advice From the Most Successful Domain Investors of All Time.” You know what my advice was? To read NameBio daily and make it your number one priority to learn how to appraise domain names before investing a dime.
Little did I know, half a decade later I would be lucky enough to join Adam in the NameBio project. We more than doubled the size of the database, completely re-launched the site, added more powerful search functionality, automated data collection from more venues, increased traffic ten fold, and created a game to train new investors.
We now have nearly 450k sales totaling more than $1.4 billion and help investors in almost every country on the planet make informed decisions about buying and selling domain names.
While I have only been around for a small part of NameBio’s long history, I would like to take this moment to thank everyone who uses our site, provides feedback, sends words of encouragement, and shares data with us. I would like to thank our current sponsors including Flippa, TLDPros.com, and CheapDomains.com who not only help us keep the lights on but also allow us to keep improving the site.
And also a huge thanks to Adam Strong for carrying the torch for so many years, and letting me be a part of what I think is one of the most important resources in the domain industry; it is truly an honor.
Michael Sumner is the CEO of NameBio.com, and is the lead developer at State Ventures which owns and operates geo domains such as OceanCity.com and Maryland.com. Michael is also the co-founder of DN Media, a company that has been involved in seven figures worth of domain name transactions.