I was browsing the “recently sold” section on Afternic.com and they have been pushing out some nice five figure domain name sales lately! Domains always seem to amaze me, because one person can look at a domain sale and be like… wow, that was a nice sale, or I wouldn’t pay that much for “that” domain!
Here are just the “reported” five figure sales via Afternic for about the past two weeks.
BargainEnergy.com $13,250 (interesting sale and not a “bargain” for the buyer! I have owned a lot of “bargain” type domains and never had any luck with them)
DermatologyAssociates.com $12,500 (the price paid for having a lot of companies with the “same name” and being the only one to own the .com! There is a Dermatology Associates right down the road from me and they use the crappy domain DermWisconsin.com)
AutoInsuranceGuide.com $15,000 (insurance is a ripoff unless you need it. Insurance domains can be odd, so seeing “this” domain sell for $15K doesn’t overly surprise me, but I know I have never looked for or thought of looking for an auto insurance guide! I call an insurance agent.)
iwcm.com $14,500 (just a random 4 character domain name to me and one you could see on a domain forum passing around $20 bills for it. I own and have owned a lot of 4 letter domains and never struck a sale like this for one.)
TruckGear.com $17,750 (Boys spend big bucks on toys for trucks, but will they spend it on TruckGear.com? Not the best domain in the world to drop nearly $20K on IMO! Since trucks have gears in the rear end and I’m sure other places, the domain could be confusing depending on what the new owners will be using it for. I assume it will be truck accessories.)
KnowYourLegalRights.com $17,500 (simply wow! Deep pocket buyer (likely a lawyer) and a domain seller that wasn’t afraid to ask for five figure price.)
Melvyn.com $26,000 (first name, so it comes down to… who wants it and is willing to pay for it! I’m sure there are several different ways to spell the name, just like my name!)
BadCreditBusinessLoan.com $11,000 (likely a high paying keyword, not saying that the big G might not like the traffic going to it and simply ban it! They seem to like doing that to domains with high paying keywords but I’m sure there is some money in the bad credit business. There are a lot of “lease to own” businesses and these companies feed off these type of people, so I’m sure the same goes for those looking to start a business and they have bad credit but need some money!
Roya.com $22,000 (again, likely a random 4 letter domain… some may say CVCV, some may say it’s a first name etc. 4 letter domains can and do sell for five figures and this proves it once again.)
TheCompany.com $37,500 (it is priceless to be “The Man”, so it should be priceless to be “The Company”! Pretty cool domain and if you are THE Company, TheCompany.com makes perfect sense and it must have at nearly $40 Grand!
That was my take on about the past 10 days of reported Afternic five figure domain sales. I’m sure there were plenty more that went unreported. Maybe you agree with “my take” on sales or maybe you don’t but thanks for reading either way and feel free to comment if you would like.