James Iles

Detected: Frank Schilling Sells ALPD.com; The Story of the Five Figure Donations.com Sale…

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    In this edition of Detected Domains, we get the backstory to a domain sale that has just entered Escrow.com’s holding account, and we also find out what some investors have bought and sold over the past few days. In China, there has been some activity amongst short .CC domains and four-letter .COM’s.


    Frank Schilling sold ALPD.com from his portfolio. The domain had a $37,200 “buy now” price at Afternic and the name looks to have been acquired by Apptronics, a Chinese company who have a product called Advanced Laser Phosphor Display (ALPD).

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    4.CN acquired more four-letter .COM domains on behalf of their clients, and have also picked up HK.cc. “HK” is the popular global abbreviation for Hong Kong.

    As announced on this morning's @DomainSherpa review, Andrew Rosener sold the domain Happiness.com for $250,000 after acquiring it for a five figure fee last year. The name has now moved into WHOIS privacy at Uniregistry.

    James Booth of BQDN.com acquired GHM.com. According to DomainIQ’s WHOIS history tool, the name was acquired by James from his brother Andy, who himself acquired it in mid 2016.

    The two-letter domain QP.com has left Sedo’s escrow service, with the name now registered under privacy at GoDaddy. It’s likely the domain is owned by a Chinese investor.

    Ali Zandi (@Zandibot) bought enamouring.com, lensecleaner.com and thinkdigital.com amongst many others.

    62.com acquired jr.cc on behalf of a client. A 62.com client was behind the purchase of JR.com recently, so it’s likely the same person that bought this name.

    The domain Donations.com has been sold, and the name is in Escrow.com’s holding account. The domain has an interesting back story, told to me by Keith, the seller’s broker, who has a close connection with the domain:

    The name has been sold to a domain investor called Jason (@Jason.tv), and the sales price was in the high five figure range. According to Jason, he has also been able to acquire many other "Donations" domains including donations.me, donations.tv and donations.xyz.

    Jason told me:

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    Thanks to DomainIQ for the data included in this article.

    Quotes have been edited for clarity.
     
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  6. TERADOMAIN

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    Thanks for sharing
     
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    Thanks James for sharing. Nice read.
     
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    Thanks for the article
     
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    Thanks for the article! :)
     
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    I would love to learn how he priced this domain name at $37K!!! ...maybe the buyer tried acquiring it in past and was very interested.
     
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    Nice article here....
     
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    When you own 300,000+ domains, and can id your inquiry, and ask, and hold for your offer, sometimes you will get it.
     
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    I really enjoyed this article James. Thanks for always contributing valuable info. And Jason, I expect big things from you with that monster name.
     
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    Godaddy has hundreds, if not thousands of 4L dot coms listed for five figures. Quite a few above $37K.
     
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    nice to see he planes on developing the site and put to good use
     
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    Namepros has dozens of 4Ls listed for less then $300
     
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    Excellent article! Thank you.
     
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    Great article
    Thank you for sharing.
     
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    very nice article
    very useful
    thankyou for sharing
     
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    Thanks for the article, James!
     
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    It seems unfortunate that Donations.com and Donations.org were separated. I know that they don't need to belong together but they must be worth more as a pair than as singles. The name lends itself much more naturally to the to the org and the .com feels like a defensive registration (albeit expensive).

    Not sure why we care about lense cleaner - woo hoo...some dude called Ali bought a common misspelling.
     
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