This weekly article is typically posted on Saturday or Sunday, but a little 32+ hour adventure in the mountains of Idaho (picture below) got in the way this week……..
Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with data courtesy of NameBio.
- WePlus.com sold for 20,000 USD on 2015-09-14 at Sedo, vs 116 USD on 2007-10-26 at Sedo. You’ve gotta like the more than 100x returns. The domain is developed, and a screenshot is below. Here is a Google translation of the app description, “Listing is based on a shared platform APP modern office applications, provide listings appointment, meeting room booking, staff attendance, electronic door locks, staff visits and other functions. As the era of mobile office is a flexible use.“
- LZLZ.com sold for 6,600 USD on 2015-09-13 at NameJet, vs 330 USD on 2008-08-20 at NameJet. Return of 20x before commissions. Picked up by an individual in China.
- NDCC.com sold for 3,200 USD on 2015-09-15 at NameJet, vs 622 USD on 2012-01-30 at GoDaddy. Picked up by an individual in Singapore with a “nifty.com” email address.
- YYXY.com sold for 2,225 USD on 2015-09-14 at GoDaddy, vs 711 USD on 2014-09-14 at GoDaddy. Picked up by an individual in the UK.
- TheNightingale.com sold for 215 USD on 2015-09-13 at GoDaddy, vs 2,000 USD on 2011-07-13 at Afternic.
- Institutes.com sold for 10,500 USD on 2015-09-14 at NameJet, vs 11,211 USD on 2009-07-13 at NameJet. If anyone thinks you can buy a one word .com and assume it will go up in value forever and ever, think again. You’ve still got to make the acquisitions at the right price. This one represents a 20% loss after commission.
- WZRB.com sold for 1,759 USD on 2015-09-14 at 4.CN, vs 2,760 USD on 2011-11-23 at Afternic. Take my comments above, and now apply them to LLLL.com…..or any domain, for that matter. Or any investment, for that matter.
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.
Lastly, a photo of me moving uphill during last weekend’s event: