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Top Topics: I Sold a .TV for $10,000; Losing a $25,000 Sale. What Would You Do?...

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By James Iles, Nov 8, 2020
  1. In this week's Top Topics, we see two ends of the spectrum. At one end, we have an investor who shared a $10,000 .TV sale, and at the other, a domainer discloses that they lost a $25,000 sale thanks to the domain's archived history.

    Elsewhere, I share details of a major domain acquisition by a leading retail brand, and what will happen to your domain names when you die?


    Losing a $25,000 Sale - What Would You Do?

    This investor revealed that they lost a $25,000 sale this week. The reason behind the sale falling through? The potential buyer found the domain’s archived history, which showed that the domain was offered for significantly less several years ago by a previous owner.

    Many industry participants and commentators suggest that previous asking prices do not matter. It’s the current asking price that needs to be considered. Yet, how would you convey this to an end-user who perhaps doesn’t understand the seemingly sudden price increase?

    Topic by: @SuperBrander


    I Sold Socialite.tv for $10,000

    The latest .TV sale to be featured on Top Topics also happens to be one of the largest .TV sales to be reported in 2020. According to NameBio, the sale of Socialite.tv for $10,000 will rank as the joint fifth largest .TV sale of the year.

    Socialite.tv looks to have been acquired by a Russian media company that publishes a magazine called Socialite. The name was old and disclosed by prominent .TV investor @Ammudamus, with the help of Uniregistry.

    Topic by: @Ammudamus


    Pink.com Acquired by Victoria’s Secret Owner

    Color .COM domain names are extremely valuable thanks largely to their versatility to become leading brands. This week, Jamie Zoch (@Yofie) discovered that the Pink.com domain name moved from a privacy protected NameCheap account to the corporate registrar MarkMonitor.

    On Friday, I uncovered the fact that the new owner of the domain is L Brands, the owner of the Victoria’s Secret brand. In this discussion, a domain investor suggested that the sales price may have been $1.2 million based.

    Topic by: @James Iles


    What Happens To Your Domains When You Die?

    Unfortunately, death is something that will come to us all one day. With COVID-19 still stalking the earth, it has brought a question to the forefront of the minds of many investors. What happens to your domains when you die?

    Here, among the occasional jovial responses are some considered opinions from domain investors who have put systems to determine how their domains may be sold or managed after their passing. Do you have any plans in place for your domains?

    Topic by: @richterbg


    How Should Auction Houses Handle Non-Payment?

    This past week, the domain name KAU.com closed at $100,350 at an expired domain name auction. However, the name seemingly wasn’t paid for, and the domain is back on the auction block. This is not the first time this scenario has happened, either.

    It’s a problem that has affected many of the major domain auction venues for some time, but how do you fix that problem? Here, investors give their opinions on how to combat non-payment issues at auction venues.

    Topic by: @equity78


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    About The Author — James Iles

    James is a domain name industry writer. Contact james (at) jamesiles.co.uk For all inquiries relating to NamePros stories and interviews, please email: [email protected] For James' own blog, visit JamesNames.com

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  6. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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    Thank you, James. All five topics are interesting. The fifth one is going to be included in our Wednesday training session.

    Here are three partially related questions:

    Why does Sedo only accept AliPay and wire when their new customers wish to push their domains to auction?

    Too many chargebacks?

    If they are this careful from day one, how can the winning bidders get away with not paying?
     
  7. ecomslice

    ecomslice Top Contributor VIP

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    am I the only one that thinks this blog is all automated
     
  8. it really isn’t!!
     
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    Mytz.com Top 4L [email protected] ieie.com CuTu.com NeSu.com KKiK.com VIP Gold Account

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    Thanks for sharing
     
  11. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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    This feels quite human! ;)
     
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    Thanks James!
     
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