Domain Flips (Cabs.net, HappyMeds.com) and Flops (Swimming.net, Unplanned.com)

Feb 06 2017

Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with data courtesy of NameBio.

Flips

Cabs.net sold for 18,849 USD recently at GoDaddy, vs 950 USD on 2015-04-15 at Flippa. An excellent 16x return after commission in under two years. New owner (under privacy protection) is a stronger believer in .net domains than I am.

GHLH.com sold for 5,000 USD recently at BuyDomains, vs 1,202 USD on 2016-07-09 at NameJet. I didn’t know BuyDomains was active in the 4L market…..I typically think of keyword domains for them…..but this is another nice quick return from them.

HappyMeds.com sold for 3,450 USD recently at GoDaddy, vs 195 USD on 2016-01-30 at GoDaddy. I expect the buyer has pot in mind…..the seller got an enviable 15x return in a year.

Groomsman.com sold for 2,499 USD recently at Flippa, vs 543 USD on 2016-11-17 at NameJet. Two month hold for nearly a 4x return.

Printscape.com sold for 10,000 USD recently at NameKart, vs 772 USD on 2016-01-15 at SnapNames. The buyer upgraded from MyPrintscape.com, and a screenshot is below. “Pittsburgh’s source for digital graphics, printing, digital management and creative solutions.”

printscape

Flops

TaxRite.com sold for 525 USD recently at GoDaddy, vs 4,500 USD on 2010-06-09 at Sedo. Based on a look at old screenshots, this was previously developed as a property tax appeal service. Another business plan that must not have worked out.

Unplanned.com sold for 3,369 USD recently at NameJet, vs 4,500 USD on 2013-07-08 at Afternic. No historical screenshots on this one.

866886.com sold for 510 USD recently at NameJet, vs 1,710 USD on 2016-01-30 at NameJet. I don’t follow the 5N or 6N market, but I don’t think the average 6N has dropped in value by 2/3 over the past year?

Swimming.net sold for 1,285 USD recently at DropCatch, vs 20,000 USD on 2008-03-19 at Moniker. Ouch. Looks like the prior owner had a minisite on the domain back in the day, but minisites don’t typically get much traction for such a popular search term…..nearly 170,000 searches per month, per Estibot.

Note: I didn’t do an exhaustive search of the ownership history of each domain. There are likely cases where there were multiple owners between the sales prices I list.

You can find past Flips and Flops posts here.

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