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Top Topics: Did Explore.com Sell for Over $1 million?; Should GoDaddy Display Bidder Names?...

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    According to DNJournal's chart of the top one hundred sales of 2017, there were six domains listed as selling for over $1 million. There's likely to be another seven-figure sale, which we are currently trying to verify. The domain in question is Explore.com, a name that was acquired by the TikiTour Group. Based on DomainIQ's WHOIS history tool, the name was acquired from the Future Media Architects portfolio in October 2017.

    We are currently attempting to independently verify the sales price, but current reports suggest that the sales price was in the seven-figure range.

    Here are this week's Top Topics.

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    I Sold CryptoCorp.com for $16,500

    An investor that registered the CryptoCorp.com domain name in 2000 has just announced that they sold the domain this week for $16,500. The sale, which was made possible thanks to the NamePros marketplace, still represents an excellent return on investment based on original registration costs and the renewal fees since then.

    Crypto domain names have been all the rage recently. Could this investor have sold this for more?

    Topic by: @MR PACKER


    Crypto.com Is Not for Sale

    Speaking of crypto domain names, The Verge published an interesting article about the Crypto.com domain name. The article, which states that Crypto.com owner Matt Blaze has rejected all offers for the name, says the domain is likely to be worth between $5 million and $10 million.

    In this discussion, investors are debating the domain's value in what has become one of the most popular topics of the week. What do you think of the name and its value? Should the owner consider selling?

    Topic by: @Bros


    The Best Domain Generators for Hand Registrations

    A popular business model among many domainers seems to be to hand register creative, keyword or brandable domains that will later be sold for hundreds or thousands of dollars. If you are looking to try hand registrations, you may want to bookmark this discussion.

    Here, an investor has listed fifteen websites that may be useful as a tool to develop interesting names for those looking to hand register domains. The discussion also includes other recommendations from various contributing domainers.

    Topic by: @Arpit131


    How Much Have You Made from Domains?

    Since starting as a domain investor, how much money have you made after accounting for renewal fees and other costs? In this popular poll, investors are being asked to disclose their total earnings, whether that’s a loss or a profit.

    The results are varied with the majority posting small profits or losses. How do you fare in this poll?

    Topic by: @MarketingStrategies.com


    Poll: Should GoDaddy Display Bidder Usernames?

    Domain auction platforms such as NameJet and DropCatch display bidder IDs in order to let users know who they are bidding against. One of the largest marketplaces, GoDaddy, goes against the majority and hides bidder usernames.

    In this discussion and attached poll, investors are asked for their opinion. As of writing, there is overwhelming support for GoDaddy to start displaying bidder aliases. Will GoDaddy react to user opinion?

    Topic by: @Arca


    Bonus: Purple.com Sold for $900,000

    Domain investor George Kirikos (@GeorgeK) has uncovered some major sales in the past. This week George uncovered another six-figure transaction, Purple.com. Although the sale of the name was well documented, we didn’t know the price until now.

    According to this discussion, mattress company Purple paid $900,000 for the domain, upgrading from OnPurple.com. Did the buyer get a good deal here?

    Topic by: @GeorgeK


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