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Premium Two-Word .COM Domain Sales in 2019

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By Bob Hawkes, Dec 11, 2019
  1. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    What is the basis for your feeling that is the value?
    $370,000 is the value given in NameBio (see link in article), as well as the value given by James in his NamePros report from the auction, and when Ron reported the NamesCon auction results in DNJournal he gave $370,000. That value is also consistent with my own personal notes from the night (James and I, and of course Ron Jackson, were all at the auction in person). I am happy to do a correction if there is any authoritative source indicating a different value, it just seems surprising so many would have independently got it wrong.
    Bob
     
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    I just went back to the video. You are correct 100%. I thought it was 500k but I was wrong.
     
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    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    It is a good suggestion Gary, and I have added it to my list of ideas to analyze. I already have plans for the next number of weeks, but will try to do it sometime in first half of 2020. Thank you for idea, and best wishes for your domain name. Last month I personally added my first ever 3 word .com as well.
    Bob
     
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    Again a Great Research and Analysis @Bob Hawkes and I have Gained lots of Positivity from this Research of your's so Thank You once again.

    I think Good Niche Brandable and Good Madeup 2 words are here to stay and I see the 2 words are still in Demand and will be so in near Future too.I have plenty of 2 words myself which would comprise of nearly 30% to 40% of my Portfolio.

    This is just Icing on the Cake Part which I Love and its Awesome that you did mention this one lol :xf.smile:
     
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    Thanks Bob for this Article!

    I noticed that "again for sale" names were acquired mostly at Uniregistry (4), DropCatch(3), NameJet(1), Sedo(1).
    GoDaddy is absent in this list.
     
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    I think it was good price for buyer (39,623 USD), I think it worth mid 6fig, which explains why it is for sale now.
     
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    Great article thanks
    What are SEC filings and how can you find domain sales information from it/them?
     
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    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    Public companies that are listed, or about to be listed, on a stock exchange are legally required to submit securities exchange documents that disclose, among other things, assets and changes in assets. These can include transactions including premium domain names and can be the first way we know if no announcement was made about the domain name. The master of digging out this information from securities exchange filings is @GeorgeK, and he shares what he finds in his blog, on NamePros, and on his Twitter feed. While in theory any of us could dig through filings, I am happy to leave that to others, but appreciate the great work they do.
    Bob
     
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    This is one of the best post on NP, thanks Bob
     
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    Great list thanks Bob. I have a lot of 2-word domains in my portfolio, so it’s good to see. 😉

    FYI CryptoInsurance.com is in there twice (# 11 and # 15) but they reference the same sale in NameBio?...
     
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    Interesting List. The mention on the usage of the names gives it that extra punch. Thanks @Bob Hawkes for the awesome work.
     
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    The name CryptoCart seems to no longer be listed as a 2019 sale, but did sell early in 2020, but at a much lower price. I presume that the 2019 sale must not have finalized and therefore was taken out. That would slightly alter the statistics reported here.
    Bob
     
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    Wow!! Excellent article. Thanks for sharing your valuable knowledge. I hope this information useful
     
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    Hi Bob, I have a question about your excellent article. When you studied multi-word domain sales data do you have stats on number of actual keywords vs brandable/madeup words? If yes, can you provide that info or at least estimate percentage and do you think it has changed vs when you first studied it? Thanks.

    P.S. looking for overall stats in general, not considering any of the price levels.
     
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    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    Thank you for your generous comments. When I went through the sales for this article I did not consider any that were not two word names (admittedly word + acronym posed some difficult to categorize). Therefore, I did not record the brandable (made up type) words. I do not recall there being many, but it was some time ago now. Since the brandable places do not report to NameBio, I expect most would have sold at venues that do not reach the database. I sense that more of those are selling than maybe 5 years ago, but I don't have firm evidence to base this on.

    Bob
     
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    Understand Bob, with that said it would be a valuable study and something I have always wondered about if realkeyword1realkeyword2 names are going up or down in value vs madeupword1madeupword2 (or even longer)

    I suspect there are a lot more madeups to consider in the data since brandables have become so popular vs keywords possibly declining.
     
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