Should You Charge a Bulk Premium?

Offering a bulk discount when selling a portfolio of domain names is a common practice, the idea being that it is quicker and easier for the seller to move the domains in a single transaction so the buyer is enticed with a lower price. However, I think there are times when charging a premium for a bulk deal actually makes sense, meaning that each domain earns more than it would have sold for individually. Continue reading

How to Bulk Delete Backorders at NameJet

Lately I have heard a lot of complaints from domain investors who accidentally won a domain at NameJet through a backorder they had placed years ago and forgot to delete. In these situations NameJet refuses to refund the backorder price even for their large and long-time customers. Unfortunately they don’t have a setting to automatically remove a backorder after an auction ends, and their interface doesn’t allow you to easily delete thousands upon thousands of backorders. Continue reading

Top New gTLDs By Aftermarket Sales

We are in the early days of the new gTLDs and the jury is still out, but with nearly a million dollars in publicly reported sales in the new extensions we thought it was time to rank them by how well each performs in the aftermarket. Below are the 80 new gTLDs that have publicly reported sales, along with information including how many sales were in our database, the total dollar amount, and the average sale price. Continue reading

An Interesting Look at Venue Arbitrage

The core principle of domain investing is taking advantage of market inefficiency. Most end users aren’t aware of the aftermarket and don’t have an interest in going through drop lists and forum posts, so there is an opportunity to buy at wholesale prices and sell at retail prices. But some savvy investors are going a step further and taking advantage of inefficiencies between wholesale venues to turn a profit. Continue reading

What is a First Name Domain Worth

I originally published this article almost two years ago on DN Media and I thought it was time for an update. I checked for new first name domain sales since the article was first written and discovered 27 additions including Amber.com, Jean.com, Carol.com, and Josephine.com. We all know first name domains are hot sellers, but how much are they really worth? Continue reading

The Best Day for Your Domain Name Auction to Close On

In this article we examine more than 175,000 domain name auction results to reveal the best day of the week for your auction to close on. In much the same way that email marketers consider the best day of the week to optimize for opens, the day your auction ends on can have a dramatic impact on the closing price. People are busy on Mondays catching up on emails from the weekend, and on Friday they are thinking about anything but work. So which day of the week is the best for your auction to close on? Let’s jump in and find out. Continue reading

Our Policy Regarding Removing Sales Records from the Database

We occasionally get requests to remove a sale from our database, so I want to discuss our policy on deleting records. The only circumstances under which we will remove a sale is if there is verifiable proof that the sale didn’t complete, or if the person or company who reported the sale to us did so in error and in violation of an NDA. Otherwise we do not remove domain sales from our database; not even for ourselves or our close industry friends. I’ll explain our reasoning in more detail below. Continue reading