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information Detected: Anything.com Sells VOC.com to Viking Cruises; Edward Smeu Brokers Three Names for $71,000…

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Recently, we brought you the news that LR.com had been sold to a client of Chinese domain marketplace 4.CN. After publishing that article, we received an email from Igloo.com’s Tessa Holcomb, who confirmed that the sale was brokered by Igloo.com, but was unable to provide details of the transaction.

Here is this week’s edition of Detected Domains, in which we look at the latest sales and purchases from some of the industry's leading figures:


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Anything.com, owners of some of the best generic domains available, sold VOC.com to a CSC Corporate client. The name was acquired by Viking Ocean Cruises, a subsidiary of European company Viking Cruises.

MJ.com, owned by Media Options, went into privacy protection recently. In a recent @DomainSherpa episode, Andrew Rosener of Media Options confirmed the sale, describing it as “our single most-prized domain”.

Aron Meystedt (@Napkin.com) of XF.com Investments purchased Napkin.com via a NameJet auction.

@Nat Cohen of @Telepathy looks to have sold LYM.com. The name is currently in Escrow.com’s holding account and is also listed on Chinese brokerage website Guta.com (@GUTA).

NameFind sold Coinless.com from Mike Berkens’ (@TheDomains) portfolio recently. Given the BitCoin and Ethereum trends, the buyer may be a startup within that space.

Ali Zandi’s (@Ali) company Starfire Holdings acquired Marin.com and Higu.com. The company looks to have already sold Marin.com

@Frank.Schilling acquired Screensaver.com via a NameJet auction. According to NameBio, the domain sold for a price of $25,099.

@Edward Smeu confirmed to us that he has successfully brokered the sales of Hours.com for $31,000 and Mentors.com for $25,000. Edward also just brokered the sale of Mistake.com for $15,000.

@Mike Mann sold PharmacyOnWheels.com for $4,175, MobileMedicare.com for $4,800 and LegacyReserves.com for $15,000. These sales were announced on Mike’s Twitter account.

James Booth (@BoothDomains) announced his latest acquisition, Trap.com. As of writing, the domain is forwarding to his company website.


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Data courtesy of DomainIQ.
 
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Sdomainer

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thanks for shearing
 
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MikeyZ

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Great job Edward Smeu!
 
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Haykay2005

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nice update james
 
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keston57

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Quite informative.
 
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anantj

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Some amazing domains in this list. My favorite is trap.com.
 
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Moosan

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Also noticed that HWB.com was going for 13K on GD. Not sure if it was legit but after domain was listed for 3 days its gone now.
 
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DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

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Many top .com domains, I am happy to own the top .top domain.
 
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1Darko

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Cool info! As usual short with data that matters. I like that! Thanks James!(y)
 
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Thanks, James!
 
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EmotiveDomains

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Some interesting sales. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Stephen Douglas

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Sadly, most of these prices clearly indicate a significant drop in the promotion of the value of domains, which myself, along with many other prominent domainers from a decade ago, clearly stated: "If the domain community doesn't come together to educate businesses and the masses about the value of domains, we're going to start seeing sales drop, along with their true exceptional values." Several domainers, including Rick Schwartz, spent some money and effort trying to accomplish this but most domainers didn't want to put potential buyers into that "oh we figured it out" secret away.

Your post shows how each of our own "protectiveness" and desire to not reveal how easy it is to get a great domain out of the basket, and resell it for mind boggling profits and benefitting the buyer more than a TV ad buy, has now withered away the stratospheric prices we once commanded for domains. Disconcerting. (selling Mentors.com for $25,000 was quite a Mistake.com ($15,000) However, I still have faith!
 
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Vikas_Kumar

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Stephen, I am not sure what your old account is since I see this one is new.

My service includes educating every lead in why a domain name at this level is a strong asset and an investment rather than an expense. The prices are not maximized but reasonable and realistic within a limited time frame. Both sellers and buyers are satisfied on the sales. Some people in the industry are dedicated to maintaining a reasonable cash flow while establishing valuable connections within various industries and not waiting for years on an inbound to get the biggest piece of the potential profit the buyer will be making. Both are legit strategies but if I were you (assuming here you are and old investor with several gems in the pockets) I would be glad that people like me are reaching out and raising awareness all over the place.

As an example, Mistake-dot-com was sold on GoDaddy auctions in February for $8.2k. I managed to get a $15k sale price within 100 days.

Peace and joy.
 
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Smiles76

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Sadly, most of these prices clearly indicate a significant drop in the promotion of the value of domains, which myself, along with many other prominent domainers from a decade ago, clearly stated: "If the domain community doesn't come together to educate businesses and the masses about the value of domains, we're going to start seeing sales drop, along with their true exceptional values." Several domainers, including Rick Schwartz, spent some money and effort trying to accomplish this but most domainers didn't want to put potential buyers into that "oh we figured it out" secret away.

Your post shows how each of our own "protectiveness" and desire to not reveal how easy it is to get a great domain out of the basket, and resell it for mind boggling profits and benefitting the buyer more than a TV ad buy, has now withered away the stratospheric prices we once commanded for domains. Disconcerting. (selling Mentors.com for $25,000 was quite a Mistake.com ($15,000) However, I still have faith!

I believe domains have been extremely overpriced for quite some time. Domainers have been artificially inflating the price of domains as they pass from domainer to domainer. I believe an even bigger correction to the market is coming.
 
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Pretty

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legacyreserves.com sold for 15k? what?
 
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