My opinion means nothing. The sales are done and the buyers and sellers must be happy because they both accepted the prices, but it’s always fun to discuss who got the good deals and who paid a little extra to get the name they love. The following names all were on this week’s sales list from either Ron Jackson, Sedo, Afternic, 4.cn, or Godaddy. Here are my choices for best and worst buys
Bogey.com A great buy at $4755. Even non golfers know this term. Short, easy to remember, and most people would know the site is going to be about golf.
GoPhone.com $6000 ATT bought the name but they also own GoPhone. The seller could have faced a WIPO or lawsuit but instead received $6K. ATT saves some money and time by offering reasonable amount. Everyone wins.
Alright.com $4400. Very positive sounding name. Some do put another “L” in the word but still a great buy IMO at this price.
YJA.com Any 3 letter dot com that goes for under $5K is a good buy.
Bathroom.net $4200. I’m not a big fan of dot nets but this one was a great buy. I think this easily could sell over $10K
Write.com $60,000 Sure it’s a lot of money but I think the buyer got a good deal. If the word wasn’t also spelled right this name would be worth 4 times more.
Lanyard.com $18,000 A small price to pay to be the king of tradeshow badge holders. This Iris Companies that own lanyards.com has the better domain though.
Powr.com $3298. Purchased by Erik Allebest who has a fantastic portfolio with exercise.com and chess.com and I’m pretty sure he was happy to get this domain for under $4K.
The Worst Buys
It’s pretty easy to point out names that appear pretty high but there are many reasons to buy a name and it’s not always just based on what they are worth to the general public. If we look (and I probably should) at the positive side we could say the sellers did a great job. Here are a few names that I feel the buyer paid an absolute premium.
InspiredGiving.com $20,000 He was giving alright. Giving a free gift to the seller
EduBlogs.com $18,000 I realize the dot org upgraded but the domain had no value to anyone but them.
GlobalInvestmentCommunity.com $2088 I realize there is a story as to why they paid this much but the domain is a hand reg to anyone else.
FaceBoke.com $3766 High price for something that Facebook will undoubtedly take in due time. This isn’t 1999. Typos of big companies get taken back.
QuoteBaby.com $89,965 I really can’t figure out why this went so high. Maybe somebody did an estibot check and thought that was the value even though it’s way off. On a positive note. Great sale
BlackTomato.com $5500 This was over 5 times what I paid for BlueTomato so I either got a great deal or this one was a little high.
Adult-Dating.org $1020 Seems a bit high to me considering the hyphen and the org.
Anyone else see any great buys?