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Bob Hawkes

Premium Two-Word .COM Domain Sales in 2019

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By Bob Hawkes, Dec 11, 2019
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    FusionBank thebiggest china IT company 's new founded bank ,virtual bank!
     
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    oskaaay Founder, GetDomainData.com

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    The list defiles the mindset of only short names can sell well. I can spot names between 10 to 21letters sell for such high figure. That a huge shift in domaining perspective.

    Like I always say, the buyer (end-user) do end up being the best valuator of a domain.

    @Bob Hawkes great job here sir
     
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    Ostrados Entrepreneur Gold Account VIP

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    Thank you very much for this article ..

    Keep it coming @Bob Hawkes you are an asset to NP
    (y)
     
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    Velvetrope.com was a private (inbound) sale. Loveletter.com was a BIN on Afternic and Stairwell.com was via MarkMonitor acquiring it on behalf of a client.
    And for what it’s worth, I also acquired Breathcheck.com for client at $20k
     
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    There are a few 2 word names from the list I would never though I would want to own it in my portfolio, they are just simply so plain

    It all comes down to end users, there is no concrete rules that names fall into such and such will get high return
    For velvet rope.com how did you market it?
    For loveletter.com how did you price the name? and what types info was it based on?
    Any tips for reaching out to the right end users?
    How would you educate your client the importance of owning the valuable domain name? Folk out $20k for something which is not tangible is a big thing to most out there?

    Appreciated!
     
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    There are a few 2 word names from the list I would never though I would want to own them in my portfolio, they are just simply so plain however they did attract a high paid buyer. That made me wonder...

    It all comes down to end users, there is no concrete rules that names fall into such and such categories will get high return. If the offer was brought in front of the prospects or potential buyers at the right place, the right time and the right price the deal was considered done. Interested in hearing what you guys think?
     
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    Pretty knowledgeable and informative post. Good work - hat's off to you Bob!
     
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    While vacationing in Santa Marta, Colombia I sold two two-word .Com domains. The 20-character domain (excl TLD) was sold high $xxx while the 17-character domain (excl TLD) was sold mid-xxx. Not spectacular headline-producing sales prices but more typical for brandable keyword combinations which make sense but which do not have any meaningful search volume.
     
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    That was a highly informative article and analysis of the premium 2 word .com domain names sold to date in 2019!

    Your PATTERNS analysis was particularly insightful and the result of well reasoned analysis.

    And you added this proviso:

    "Keep in mind that only certain venues report to NameBio, so the total number of sales is probably considerably higher. I would roughly estimate that perhaps the total number of two-word .com sales above $30,000 is about four times the number reported here."

    That is so true, so many sales, for whatever of a myriad of reasons, fail to reach the eyes of the domain community.

    Appreciate your bringing to light those outstanding sales.

    And Bob, will this become an annual end-of-the-year report?

    Thanks again Bob!
     
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    I don't market my names at all. My sales are all inbound. My pricing is based on what I think a name is worth (based on my experience) either within a specific industry or as a generic word - applicable for anything.
     
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    #2 on the list, BettingOdds.com that sold for 487K was originally reported by Andrew Allemann of Domain Name Wire as being BeddingOdds.com...note it really was a typo, and before he made the correction I'd already purchased BeddingOdds.com for a whopping $8.50. I'm sure it would have been ill advised by other NP members, but one must remember I'm all about the risk vs.reward factor. Thanks Bob(y)
     
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    Dude, "inbound sale" are you referring to people who come and knock your door to acquire the name? It's good to hear that you don't have to market your products at all but sale still comes to you, the names must have all been great names i.e. 1 dictionary word or 2,3 letter dot com domains perhaps?

    We are not that fortunate enough to get in the game early so our names aren't that demand we all have to market really hard to reach to the right clients. Cheers,
     
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    You're soooo...right domain2009. However, things like AI to target potential "end users" are the type of outbound strategies I'm exploring to market my domains. Good Luck(y)
     
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    Just regged a good
    Three-word name (in my opinion of course). @Bob Hawkes if and when you get time Bob, would it be possible to compile a list of 3 worders that have sold for good money.

    Gary
     
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    I'm sure you did Laguna, but like they say, "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder". Share it with us if you don't mind, and I'll share the two-word beauty I just hand reg'd and we'll compare. Notice I didn't say compete, but comparison analysis can be a good thing. Thanks(y)
     
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    Not sure this is the thread to promote my names. But I just added it to the thread "reg of the day"
     
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    I'll share mine their too. Thanks
     
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    I think the actual sale for this name was $500,000 at the NamesCon. The highest bid which was submitted by Uniregistry CEO.
     
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