Happy July, and Happy-almost-July-4th!
If you’re here because you read this week’s newsletter, you know that we’re changing-up the promo — this week, it’s all about audience participation.
If you read the Domains Newsletter, we’d like to hear from you — the good, the bad, the ugly. Most importantly, I want to construct the newsletter based on what our readers want to be receiving each week. Sure, there’s a rundown of “Trending and Ending” auctions; but what else do you want? Industry news? Tips on how to sell domains? Domain-development solutions? You tell us…
As always, you can drop a comment at any time, on any blog post, with questions or thoughts — but this week, we’ll randomly select Five Flippa Members who leave constructive feedback…and reward them with a Free Premium Upgrade!
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State of the Domain Market
Domain Sales on Flippa took a nice little breather last week, but I sensed a storm brewing — and storm it’s been.
With nine sales over $1,000, including a pair of heavy-hitting auctions I’ll speak of in a moment, it was a very strong week.
Last week I mentioned a Flippa-Exclusive that needed no introduction, Movie.info. When I wrote that this property would “sell to the highest bidder (reserve having been met)” I didn’t account for a FIVE-HOUR BIDDING WAR between three bidders, each going back and forth until the ultimate bid-count of 171 brought a final sale price of $24,626.
Flippa Domain Seller Federer was quite happy to see his .INFO gem close at that amount, seeing it was around $9,000 earlier that morning. This was easily the hottest domain auction of the year, to-date.
As for Federer (who goes by his real name, Luc Biggs), he has another — and I’m serious: even better — domain property hitting the marketplace this week, so stay tuned and be sure to subscribe to his seller’s channel.
Moving along, and not to be outdone this past week was this massive exact-matched domain portfolio that also became red-hot at auction’s end, prompting the buyer to enact the “Buy It Now”. Closing at $19,998, the buyer reaped a BIN bonus of 100 domains, thus bringing the grand total to over 300 domains (or roughly $66.66 each).
This would be a good time to mention that Portfolio listings — auctions with multiple domains included — are definitely heating-up on Flippa. One caveat is that there has yet to be an auction that’s sold scores of domains (i.e. 50+) for more than $100 each. Word to the wise — if you are not looking to part with your portfolio for less than $1 – $99 each, better to stick to individual auctions. I’ll be covering this trend in more detail over the next couple of weeks.
Another trend that has always been wildly popular — and successful — throughout Flippa, but is starting to really take hold in a major way, is No Reserve auctions. Granted, there is always a reserve — it’s the first bid. But terminology is unimportant in this instance; I’m speaking of auctions that “hit” their reserve quickly, and garner attention and activity that propel them into the spotlight. Less than a day after Movie.info’s meteoric finish, another “No Reserve” premium domain name, Borough.com, also found itself sky-scraping upwards at auction’s end, to an impressive finish at $5,857.
Rounding-out the rest of the field, there was something for everyone — brandables and new gTLDs, abound — including
— an impressive .IO sale of Angel.io (great for angel-investors or startup-related);
— a strong .ORG presence (Policia.org)
— one of the larger .IN domains to sell on the platform in quite sometime (WPThemes.in)
— definitely the highest .XYZ sale to date in the Flippa marketplace (Links.xyz)
— another stellar .LY sale (Blunt.ly)
— and just under 1/3 of this week’s chart sold via PAN (Post-Auction Negotiation system)
Recent Domain Name Sales on Flippa
Movie.info @ $24,626
Portfolio of 300+ Exact-Matched .COMs @ $19,998
Borough.com @ $5,857
DailyFreebie.com @ $3,500 (Negotiated Post-Auction)
uMad.com @ $3,000
Angel.io @ $1,500
Policia.org @ $1,251
WPThemes.in @ 1,100
Links.xyz @ $1,000 (Negotiated Post-Auction)
QuestionEverything.com @ $506
Blunt.ly @ $400
WireTransfer.ca @ $400 (Negotiated Post-Auction)
AffiliateNetwork.info @ $321
Flipping.info @ $305
Drink.today @ $305
Syhost.com @ $299
vLog.io @ $206
e-Mail.io @ $200
4LLL.com @ $200 (Negotiated Post-Auction)
LotsOfSales.com @ $200 (Negotiated Post-Auction)
Blog.ps @ $150 (Negotiated Post-Auction)
Flippa-Exclusive Premium Domain Auctions
Reserve Prices Met + Ending
Shares.info (40+ Bids – Reserve Met)
AppDesignSchool.com + Portfolio of 60 App-Related Domains (22+ Bids – Last Call)
Wodonga.com (12+ Bids – Reserve Met)
HireMaid.com (12+ Bids – Last Call)
f8.io (11+ Bids – Last Call)
Toys.li (10+ Bids)
Normandy.info (10+ Bids – Reserve Met)
HostingPrices.com (10+ Bids – Last Call)
SmugFaces.com (9+ Bids – Reserve Met + Last Call)
3p.io (8+ Bids)
Suck.net (7+ Bids)
Workouts.org (7+ Bids – Last Call)
AKU.com (7+ Bids)
Ten.info (7+ Bids – Last Call)
Gum.org (6+ Bids)
m8.io (6+ Bids – Last Call)
Syce.com (6+ Bids)
Jean.net (6+ Bids)
Ga.gs (6+ Bids)
5k.io (6+ Bids – Last Call)
AZU.com (5+ Bids)
Tiky.com (5+ Bids – Last Call)
Patricia.net (5+ Bids – Last Call)
Calculus.wiki (4+ Bids – Last Call)
Groups.info (4+ Bids – Last Call)
Kru.sh (4+ Bids – Last Call)
Templates.info (4+ Bids – Last Call)
Weak.net (4+ Bids – Last Call)
As always, if you have any questions or simply want to talk domains, send me an email: domains(at)flippa.com.