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Top Topics: I Sold for $25,000; Are You on Target for a Great Year?...

By James Iles, Jul 21, 2019
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    George Hong, founder of @GUTA domain name brokerage shared a video on social media earlier, which featured an old interview with Lei Jun, the founder of one of China’s most successful companies, Xiaomi.

    Dubbed the Chinese Steve Jobs, Lei Jun described the importance of domain names when it comes to considering a good brand name. During the interview, domain names are discussed several times.

    Here are this week’s Top Topics.

    I Sold for $25,000

    One of the most popular discussions this week centred around the sale of, a cryptocurrency related domain. According to the sales report, “MENA” stands for “Middle East, North Africa” and the deal for the domain was closed after the buyer and seller met for lunch in New York.

    There is an attached post script to the discussion in which the seller reveals some details of an unethical broker, who was hired by the buyer initially.

    Topic by: @Avtar629

    Poll: Are You on Target for a Great Year?

    Many domain investors will have set targets at the beginning of 2019 for either a specific number of sales and acquisitions, or an overall net profit value from domain names.

    Now that we are over halfway through 2019, it’s becoming clearer to see whether you’re on target for this year, whatever your target is.

    This week’s featured poll asks you to vote on whether you’re on target to achieve your domaining goals in 2019. As of writing, over 50% of voters are on target.

    Topic by: @DefinitelyDomains

    I Sold for $17,500

    Another five-figure domain sale was revealed this week, and it was a .TV domain. The highly desirable “Buy” keyword fits the .TV extension well, and has resulted in $17,500 sale.

    According to DomainIQ, the domain will rank as the second highest .TV sale of the year, just behind at $20,000 and beating at $15,000 for the second spot. Congratulations on the sale!

    Topic by: @Ammudamus

    Google Pushing Progressive Web Apps

    This week, an investor shared an article from Google’s AdSense department who revealed that they are due to put more resources into mobile web app technology, and reduce the focus on the iOS and Android apps.

    Since this is a domaining blog, there is an obvious focus on domain names. Does the latest developments from Google signify the start of a shift away from apps and an increased reliance on web apps, which would need domain names at the heart of them?

    Topic by: @Internet.Domains

    Some Interesting Facts After My Recent Sale

    After selling the domain name for $3,000 recently, this investor reflected on the sale and came up with some points of interest to the wider community.

    The domain had a buy now price of at DAN of $2,399, $601 below what the name eventually sold for. The sale eventually took place at Afternic, with the seller noting that the broker went above and beyond to achieve a higher sales price. More details and facts about this sale are available in the discussion.

    Topic by: @Vito

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    About The Author — James Iles

    James is a domain name industry and professional currently working on numerous domain industry research, acquisition and sales projects. Contact james (at) For all inquiries relating to NamePros stories and interviews, please email: [email protected] For James' own blog, visit

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    Thanks for sharing...nice.
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