This highest price and valuation on the board today is True.net. Another true name is the reason I got into domaining to begin with. Some of you may remember the dating site True.com. I was the CTO there from 2004 until 2014. The business started out as TrueBeginnings.com, and we later acquired the domain True.com which was a fantastic move. True became famous for the racy ads that we splashed all over MySpace and other sites in the mid 2000’s, and it crashed and burned for multiple reasons a decade later. During the crashing and burning phase (read bankruptcy), we had to raise a significant amount of cash for ongoing bankruptcy costs. We needed a very specific amount of money by a very specific date that required we sell the true.com domain name. The task of selling the name was given to me, and that is where my domaining experience began.
The process started by looking for domain brokerage companies, and I quickly found Afternic and Sedo. I’m not sure how often the people answering the phone for Afternic or Sedo get an inbound cold call from someone asking to sell an asset like true.com, but I could hear the change in their voice when I mentioned the name that I would like to sell. The attitude changed from routine to wow, yes sir instantly. I don’t remember the exact reason, but I ended up choosing Sedo, and I started working with Negar and Dave to sell the name (they are both fantastic brokers that I have met in person since).
As I said before, we required a specific amount of money after commissions so the negotiation was easy from our side – there was none. We needed the domain to sell for $350k, and we needed it to fund in something like three weeks. In less than two weeks, the company TrueCar agreed to the price, and the name was sold. They got an incredible deal. True is an awesome positive, short, one-word brand, and I think it is a seven-figure domain, but it was truly amazing to be able to achieve the $350k sale in such a short timeframe. My interest in domains was piqued, and I’ve been involved in the industry ever since.
I thought that TrueCar would surely rebrand to True. That may have been their intention, but they never did. They now use the domain for their investor relations site which seems like such a waste to me, but I’m sure they have their reasons.
Park.io Names at Auction or Dropping
myst.io I remember playing Myst nonstop until I finished it back in college
OnlineLoans.io huge category here
China.ly 15 bids and counting
Together.ly ly is an extension that seems to price really well at BrandBucket. I wish I knew the sell through rate of .ly listings.
Namejet and Sedo & More Domains at Action
EuroClub.com nearing the reserve price range
Widget.net 1997 name that
BTCE.com Bitcoin something – met reserve so it will sell
mondkapjes.com Dutch for mouth or surgical masks – nice time to list this one
Godaddy Domains With Bids
UpdateDoc.com patient monitoring / reporting service
True.net 1994 birthday
OnlineTreatment.com lots of online treatment taking place these days
MegaLoan.com when a jumbo loan just won’t cut it
WeAuto.com nice name for a car sharing brand
TripSheet.com it’s a thing, but I don’t see how the name has much value – maybe a logistics brand
aiadmk.com All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
iFloors.com some still like the i prefix
Respot.com doesn’t seem very valuable to me but others seem to disagree
TokenExpert.com solid token name
UnionCash.com you mean Western Union?
GetMeOut.com no clue who the end user is for this one
WebsiteAdvice.com IT Consulting
CloudCareer.com lots of career opportunities in the cloud space
LeadTrain.com bringing you a train of leads – choo choo
DownVotes.com upsetting social media users everywhere
RocketWash.com I wonder how many of these there are
OfficeStreet.com collaboration software
TextSender.com SMS service
DotBanking.com online bank
TeeMarket.com t-shirts I guess
DeerIsland.com a Boston Harbor island
BungeeConnect.com used to be a SaaS product
InspireTherapy.com a nice positive therapy name
TraderDock.com investment tool
SouthernSalt.com sounds like a restaurant on the water somewhere
WestApartments.com reminded me of a place I stayed in Curacao – some of the cheapest accommodations with some of the best views and diving you can imagine
ThinkingSmall.com nice slogan for many niches
Godaddy Names With One or No Bids
TeamDecision.com staffing service
AtlanticDr.com hundreds of potential buyers
TempleOfYoga.com upgrade name for multiple businesses
HealthyPops.com veggie popsicles
KidRecipes.com recipes kids can have fun making – not recipes with kids as an ingredient
AbbeyInn.com sounds like a wine brand
Cercarian.com didn’t know what it was, now that I do, I wish I didn’t
SnapUI.com user interfaces in a snap
CasualCrafter.com sounds like an online publication
AustralianTV.com it feels like it should have some value
HeavenlyCookie.com delicious cookies
The Rest of the Godaddy Names with at least one bid
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