Last year I did this acquisitions post on a quarterly basis (2015 posts here), but frankly, I didn’t have much to report in Q1 2016, so I decided to hold off until a mid-year post.
Below is a sample of a few of my acquisitions this year:
Cobbler.com – I like the people that make or fix shoes, and I love peach cobbler, but it’s unlikely that this domain will ultimately be used for either purpose. That said, sites like CobblerConcierge.com and Cobbler-Union.com are in the shoe industry, and are becoming more popular.
Hitmen.com – I can see it as the name of a video game or movie. ‘Hitmen’ is also the mascot for a bunch of teams — admittedly, not major sports teams with deep pockets.
Prompter.com – Teleprompter is much more popular of a term, but I was surprised to see 6,600 searches per month and a $2.60 CPC for just ‘prompter’, per Estibot. A quick Google search shows that several sites use the term, such as CuePrompter.com, EasyPrompter.com, PresentationPrompter.com, and more.
Removers.com – Not my favorite buy, but I believe it’s worth more than I paid for it. Hair, virus, makeup, nail polish, tattoo, stain, paint, etc, etc.
Rotation.com – I really like this name, although I have no idea who the ultimate buyer will be. That’s probably a good thing, as it lends itself to multiple uses. Current users of the term are as diverse as a money management firm (RotationCapital.com), a company that has raised $35 million to help treat rotator cuff injuries (RotationMedical.com), and a seller of motorcycle wheels and parts (Rotation.mx).
VBD.com – I view this as more of a trade than a purchase, as I also sold an LLL.com this year for about the same price, and the V-B-D letters are much better than the ones I sold. If I tried to sell this domain today at wholesale prices, I’d probably lose money on it due to the liquid market downturn, but this one wasn’t purchased with a near term flip in mind. The seller owned this domain and had a developed site for over a decade, branding the site “Very Best Deals” to sell computer fans.
ADQ.net – I only picked this up because I own the .com, and saw this in the domain forums. I don’t know if it will ever help me get a better price for ADQ.com, but since I only had to pay a little more than wholesale value for the .net, it’s worth it to me.
HolyCow.net – Similar to ADQ.net, I only purchased this because I own the .com. Picked up at NameJet for a small percentage of the agreement I have to sell the .com; assuming the .com sale gets funded, I’ll offer the .net to the buyer at cost, or give it to them if I’m feeling generous. If not, I have over a hundred people who have inquired about HolyCow.com that I could theoretically take the time to reach out to.
A couple buys mentioned last week in a post covering some first half 2016 sales:
- FLC.net – I had a good deal on the acquisition, then the LLL.net market dipped and I lost a few bucks on the sale.
- 4820.com – Bad discipline often leads to losing money.
And some of the rest:
As always, you’re welcome to share some of your recent acquisitions below.
And, if you have one word .com domains that you’re interested in selling at reseller prices, shoot me a note. Click on this Contact link, select ‘Aaron’ from the drop-down box under ‘Send To’, and shoot me a note with your domains and asking prices.