Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed: DoubleDutch.com, Office.org & more…

May 20 2019

The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from the past few months that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website.

DoubleDutch.com sold for $20,000 on Namejet.  It looks like the new owner is the event management platform company DoubleDutch Inc.  This is a San Francisco company that has been in business for around a decade.  Their website is doubledutch.me, and doubledutch.com currently redirects there.  They probably have some business cards and letterhead they want to burn through before fully making the switch.  I always wonder how companies find out that their names are being auctioned at Namejet.  Does Namejet ever reach out to make them aware?  You would think the seller would let them know – maybe after sales attempts fall through.

 

Extremee.com sold for $3,909 on Sedo.  At first glance, it looks like a brandable type spelling of extreme, but the domain actually went to Extreme E racing, and visits redirect to extreme-e.com.  This is an interesting organization that brings “electric racing to some of the most remote corners of the planet to highlight the climate change challenges faced by different ecosystems, whilst showcasing the performance of all-electric SUVs in extreme conditions.”  So hold races of electric vehicles in places like the Himilayas, Indonesia, the Arctic, etc… to raise awareness of climate change.

 

Reshape.co sold for $7,500 on Sedo.  That is a nice .co sale to go along with some other great ones this year such as smart.co for $52,820 and ecommerce.co for $16,855.  According to their website, “Reshape is a next-generation investor in technology-enabled companies that need real estate to scale.” , and this is exactly all that their website says…  It looks like the company is also known as Alrai Capital, and they may be rebranding.

 

Office.org sold for $22,000 on Sedo.  Office is a German company that offers free software to “open, edit, and save word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations from all known office vendors.”  Of course, Open Office is already a way to do that, and this may just be a fork of or repackaging of that. When you follow their License Conditions EULA link, you get a nice 404 error so I can’t tell.  They do mention some SEO solution software that may be of interest.

 

FunnelSecrets.com sold for $9,500 via Undeveloped.  Congrats on the sale!  I understand the term and that it has value, but it is a name that I’m not sure I would even bid on if I saw it on the drop with no other data.  But when you Google the term, there are multiple sites operating with funnel secrets in their name – so what do I know?  If you have a website, you can take the conversion killer quiz now by visiting the site.

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6 comments

  1. Jason Sheppard

    Thanks for the writeup on FunnelSecrets.com Travis. That was my sale and I hadn’t gotten around to checking up on how it was being used.

  2. Eugene

    “I always wonder how companies find out that their names are being auctioned at Namejet.” – I think, they don’t. Most probably, those are outbound sales (also by the frontrunners during the auction).


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      Travis M.

      Do you mean that the listed Namejet sale price was probably a domainer who then sold the name to the end user for another price by the time I came along and noticed the build out? If so, that is possible, but those would be quick flips. Nearly everything I list has been sold in the last 45-60 days.

      1. Eugene

        Yep, that’s exactly what I mean. And your last sentence doesn’t contradict with that (especially if auction winner started his outbound DURING the private auction).


      2. Post author
        Travis M.

        I’ve also seen people get offers on names and then push them into a Namejet auction (making the seller aware of course) similar to Sedo’s push to auction feature – which is one way that negotiations would begin prior to the auction. Thanks for the comments Eugene.

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