Domain Flips (Calculating.com, HardBoiled.com) and Flops (BusinessFriendly.com, EWAP.com)

Jan 21 2018

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

Flips

Calculating.com sold recently for $7,000 at Flippa, vs $5,000 in October 2017 at Flippa. The domain also sold for $1,735 in May 2017 at NameJet. Two profitable, quick flips, although the margin is a lot thinner for the most recent sale.

PY.net sold recently for $27,000 at NameJet, vs $14,804 in July 2017 on the same platform. A big 80% gain before commission in a 6 month timeframe on the same platform. The current owner is Hu Weisheng, which I believe is bidder ‘first’ at NameJet.

HardBoiled.com sold yesterday for $2,551 at GoDaddy, vs $1,456 in January last year at the same place. A 75% gain before commission in a year.

StockMarketGuide.com sold recently for $661 at NameJet, vs $101 in January 2017 at the same place, for a 550% gain before commission. Frank Schilling’s firm picked up this three word domain.

BitcoinMiners.com sold recently for $5,500 at Sedo, vs $3,500 in August 2017 at Sedo. It’s not an astronomical gain for the hot crypto domains, but a little over $1k after commission is better than a stick in the eye. It appears the domain was picked up by a domainer, as it forwards to CryptoNames.com, which has a bunch of related domains for sale.

Onela.com sold recently for $17,806 at Sedo, vs $1,009 in September 2014 at GoDaddy, for a gain of 1665% before commission. I expected the use would be OneLA.com, as in Los Angeles, but it’s Onela, as a brand name for a new company which was announced on January 15, 2018. Per Google Translate of the French language site, ONELA is a specialist in home care, recognized for the quality of its services for the elderly, disabled and recovering, and their caregivers. With nearly 70 agencies in France, ONELA currently contributes to the well-being of more than 12,000 people throughout the country.”

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Flops

EWAP.com sold for $995 recently at Flippa, vs $6,000 back in 2007 at Sedo, for a decrease of 83%. The buyer must think there is good flipping potential, as it already found its way to the NamesCon / NameJet auction.

HappySelling.com sold for $635 recently at GoDaddy, vs $2,088 in 2011 at Afternic. The domain appears to have been owned then dropped by the company at Cinsay.com….presumably they didn’t need the name anymore, or probably didn’t realize it was expiring. “Cinsay has created a next generation eCommerce, viewer interactive, video-based platform for any size businesses.”

SpaceHoppers.com sold for $320 recently at DropCatch, vs $5,000 in September 2015 at Uniregistry. A big loss for the prior owner, but it appears to have been smartly bought by the folks behind Smart-Hoppers.co.uk, which is where the domain is redirected.

Civex.com sold yesterday $125 at Bido, vs $3,850 in 2010 at Sedo, for a decrease of 97%. A Bido sighting?!? Yep, I just went to the site and it appears to still be operating, with most of the names being listed at BIN prices in the $xx and $xxx range.

BusinessFriendly.com sold recently for $612 at NameJet, vs $15,000 in 2008 at Sedo, for a decrease of 96%. I was bidding on this, although not successfully…..I like this name a lot more than most city/state economic development websites, such as Colorado’s Economic Development Council at EDCOnline.org. If I were Amazon and reviewing proposals for HQ2, a domain such as BusinessFriendly.com in the pitch would catch my eye……it’s a miniscule piece of the puzzle, but a piece nonetheless. I’ve been hearing lots of geo economic development ads on podcasts recently, and BusinessFriendly.com is more memorable than every domain I’ve heard.

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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      Aaron

      Thanks AbdulBasit, I appreciate you reading & commenting. Hopefully your new year’s resolution was to carve out more time for your blog as well…you’ve been pretty quiet! 🙂

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