Domain Flips (ReadyUp.com, Turned.com) and Flops (YIL.com, ShotGlass.com)

May 30 2017

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

Flips

FreeSubscription.com sold for 6,500 USD recently at Flippa, vs 109 USD on 2017-04-13 at Sedo. Awesome quick flip for the seller….50x if the commissions are 15% over at Flippa. We discussed this name recently as a big flop. Fingers crossed that the transaction closes.

Turned.com sold for 6,995 USD recently at ToughDomains.com, vs 1,750 USD on 2013-09-15 at Sedo. About a 2.4x return for the seller, and the placeholder says a site about self driving cars is on the way.

ReadyUp.com sold for 4,500 USD recently at Sedo, vs 429 USD on 2016-04-06 at DropCatch. Nice 8x return after commission in a year. The buyer’s placeholder site says an “esports team management” site is coming in the fall….I’m assuming they mean stuff like fantasy football.

AmericanElectric.com sold for 7,954 USD recently at GoDaddy, vs 1,008 USD on 2013-05-19 at NameJet. Looks like the domain was a big upgrade from a hyphenated .cc: American-Electric.cc, for the 60+ year old Hawaiian company.

CryptoGold.com sold for 19,000 USD recently at Sedo, vs 600 USD on 2015-04-17 at Uniregistry. For the buyer, the domain is an upgrade from the .de. For the seller, it’s an excellent 25x return.

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Flops

OnlyYou.com sold for 27,000 USD recently at Sedo, vs 26,000 USD on 2015-06-18 at NameJet. Looks like a win until you factor in commissions, then it’s a loss of $3k.

YIL.com sold for 18,000 USD recently at NameJet, vs 22,200 USD on 2016-12-14 at NameJet. The first of two LLL.com sales with losses near 30% after factoring in commissions.

YUO.com sold for 17,000 USD recently at NameJet, vs 19,999 USD on 2016-06-24 at Sedo. The seller lost money on a hold period of a year. I know the buyer has a long term mindset, which will allow him to ride out any negative blips, if they are indeed short term blips. (It doesn’t look like the transfer has occurred yet.)

ShotGlass.com sold for 7,499 USD recently at Sedo, vs 12,100 USD on 2008-12-09 at NameJet. The product / term is well known, but that didn’t serve the seller well in this case…..a loss near 50% after commission.

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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