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

Flips sold for 6,950 USD recently at Flippa, vs 4,100 USD on 2016-10-28 at NameJet. Not a shabby return….about $1,800, or 40%, in four months. sold for 1,675 USD recently at GoDaddy, vs 125 USD on 2015-02-05 at GoDaddy. I had assumed it was an end user that picked it up, but based on Whois, it appears it’s a domainer. A nice 10x for the seller in two years. sold for 36,000 USD recently at BQDN, vs 14,000 USD on 2010-09-10 at Sedo. I’m guessing this one has changed hands a couple times since 2010, but it’s a $22k gain before commission between the last two publicly listed sales prices.

Flops sold for 21,000 USD recently at BQDN, vs 42,000 USD on 2015-12-16 at NameJet. Ouch…..before any commission, an even 50% loss in a little over a year. sold for 1,800 USD recently at GoDaddy, vs 4,200 USD on 2014-01-05 at Afternic. Based on the marketplaces and pricing, I’m guessing this is the first of three domains where a start-up was attempted or planned, but things didn’t pan out. sold for 4,355 USD recently at NameJet, vs 13,500 USD on 2010-05-26 at Sedo. A loss of nearly $10k after commission. sold for 1,402 USD recently at GoDaddy, vs 5,700 USD on 2013-04-01 at Afternic. Based on the screenshot below, the sellers gave it a go as a fitness/wellness related site. They pitched the site as having three steps: “1. Connect with friends and celebrities. 2. Accept challenges using your favorite device. 3. Earn rewards, benefit charity, and stay healthy!”


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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