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Top Topics: How I Made $8,000 With Brandable Domains; Caring.com Domain Valued at $14.6 million…

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    Typically, I’m not someone who openly shares their domain name sales, but I do want to disclose my latest sale, which came courtesy of Uniregistry. The domain name that sold was GrabFood.com, a name that I acquired via NameJet in 2016. The name has just sold for $20,000 to Grab, the Singapore based rival to Uber. The company has launched a service called GrabFood, and so the name will likely be used for that service.

    Here are this week’s Top Topics.


    How I Made $8,000 With Brandable Domains

    Brandable domain names have been a popular means of investment for several years. Thanks to marketplaces such as BrandBucket and BrandPa, domainers are able to register or acquire names for low prices and subsequently place them into marketplaces that will promote the domains to entrepreneurs and other potential buyers.

    Here, an investor shares their own experiences of selling brandable domain names and how they managed to sell over $8,000 worth of names. If you are considering entering the brandable market, this is a must read.

    Topic by: @HDmarketing


    As Many As 330,000 .EU Domains to be Cancelled

    With the UK scheduled to leave Europe in 2019, it has been revealed that British residents will no longer be able to register .EU domains. More importantly, British owners will not be able to renew their domains after 2019.

    According to this discussion, around 320,000 domain names will be cancelled, which is a loss of around ten percent of all .EU names. This news has prompted an interesting debate on .EU domains and their usage within the UK and Europe.

    Topic by: @jmcc


    Caring.com Domain Valued at $14.6 Million

    By reading through a company’s SEC filings you can often find some interesting facts. Investor George Kirikos (@GeorgeK), for example, has used SEC filings to uncover six and seven-figure sales such as Purple.com, Vivo.com and First.com.

    This week, a company’s domain name valuation has been uncovered. After acquiring Caring, Inc in 2014 for $54 million, Bankrate revealed in an SEC filing that they have placed a $14.6 million valuation on the domain name Caring.com. The domain currently hosts Caring, Inc’s website.

    Topic by: @Crysis


    What Is Your Second Favourite Extension?

    The majority of domain investors favour the .COM extension (TLD) since it is the most popular extension amongst consumers. However, what is your second favourite TLD? For tech companies, a popular alternative to .COM is .IO whilst other companies may opt for a .CO or a new domain extension. For domainers who are looking at alternative extensions from an investment point of view, their second favourite may be different.

    In this discussion, investors are listing their favourite TLD behind .COM. There are some interesting results so far.

    Topic by: @stub


    Top Topics of the Week is a blog series featuring the most popular discussions and content within the domain community. Tune in weekly to see what’s trending!
     
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    Congrats on the sale of GrabFood and thanks for sharing!
    Would you like sharing the detail how it went through....?
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Nice sale price!
     
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    that's a great domain / sale...
     
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    Not a huge amount to say, otherwise, I'd share it all in its own blog post. The Uniregistry broker emailed me with their price, told me it was the absolute maximum they'd go and I accepted the offer :) - from there, Uniregistry did the work!
     
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    So the 20K was initial offer which you accepted?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Amazing starting offer!
    I would have definitely countered no matter what offer I receive. I wonder why you didn't?
     
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    Yes indeed...one can pay some bills with that figure. Congrats!
     
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