Archive for the ‘Domain Valuation’ Category

So $1,999 for anyone ?

March 29th, 2017 Comments off

With the help of Josh (legendaryJP) we confirmed that Diana Pitcher did sell for 2,999 Euros, this was the suggested price she received when adding her name to Sedo. Domain investors know to skip these suggestions, some use them for comic fodder. But there are real consequences for the rest of the public who […]

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December 8th, 2016 Comments off

Michael Berkens purchased back in 2010, and it looks like GoDaddy/Namefind just sold the domain to a buyer using privacy protection at The domain was bought in January 2010 at the TRAFFIC Las Vegas Auction. The domain was actually listed with a $50K reserve but immediately after it didn’t meet reserve Mike asked […]

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From to – Readers Shared Their Top Domains

August 10th, 2016 Comments off

So we did something last week that TheDomains had never done in it’s 9 year existence. We let the readers take over and tell everyone what their best name was and how much they wanted for it. People had the opportunity to post their true thoughts without worry about being bashed. I probably deleted/did not […]

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The ROTD Domain Auction At Namescon Tops $5.5 Million In Bids

December 24th, 2015 Comments off

The domain name auction being held live/online on January 11, 2016 has now topped $5.5 Million in Pre-bidding on In all there are 325 domain names with at least one bid and about 250 of those have more than one bid. About 125 domain names will be in the live auction with the […]

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December 14th, 2015 Comments off database of domain name sales passed over 1,000,000 historic records. According to the developer of the site, not only it makes, the first one to gather so much public entries in one place, it is also times bigger than any other known data provider. According to the statistics section on the site: “The […]

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DomainPros Buys 260 Five Digit Domains For $1M; $3,850 Per

November 13th, 2015 Comments off announced today that it just acquired 260 five number domain names ( for $1,000,000 That works out to just over $3,800 per domain name. “Most of those 260 domains originally belonged to Marchex’s portfolio of 5 digit domains” which Godaddy bought from Marchex. Back in April we announced that Godaddy paid $26.2 Million dollars […]

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Owner of Who Paid £40,000 Blames Sedo For Auction Price of £2,999

November 5th, 2015 Comments off

Remember the story a few weeks ago about the domain name  which was purchased a few years ago for  £40,000 was on sale for £2,999 on Sedo? The owner of the domain name blames Sedo and its automated valuation tool. Peter Thornton told, that the domain name Houses.Co.Uk is for sale but it was […]

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The Psychology of Pricing

May 22nd, 2015 Comments off
For many domain investors negotiation and pricing is some of the trickiest and hardest things to learn. While there is no exact science, experience and a ton of previous transactions help the most, there are strategies you can employ to help with your negotiation and pricing. Mike stumbled across a very extensive article from Nick […]

As Many As 5K .Com’s Taken Away By Sealed Court Order By Verisign Including Some Of Mine

October 2nd, 2014 Comments off
Overnight I received a notice that several domain names I owned were transferred by a sealed court from Verisign without notice and of course without the court order. The domain names just were transferred by Verisign to another domain and are now listed for sale at another marketplace. Another domainer sent me an identical notice […]

Tnooz “Travel domains going for (not exactly) a song”

February 1st, 2014 Comments off

Linda Fox wrote a piece today on about being put up for sale for $3million.

Tnooz is a global provider of news, analysis, commentary, education, data and business services to the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. It is the leading voice to the industry for all areas related to travel technology.  So travel related domains are something they might like to write about from time to time.
Ms. Fox took a look at the history of the domain, she left off a 1 when saying the domain was 7 years old, it is actually 17 years old this year. She also wondered about the timing with .Tour coming down the line.
She also took a look at some travel related names over the last few years. From the article:

In the past three years, according to information from domain specialist Sedo, a number of premium travel domain sales have taken place:

  • – $510,000
  • – $70,000
  • – Euro 300,000
  • (Danish summer house rentals) – Euro 87,500
  • (group travel in German) – Euro 59,500
  •  (hotels in Spanish) – Euro 275,000
  • (a region of China) –  $55,000

The company adds that there are more affordable domain such as visiteastlondon, which was sold for $490.

A spokesperson says interest in domain names is high from the travel industry because of increasing numbers of specific travel experiences. was sold by Mr. Berkens