James Iles

Top Topics: Sells for $149,000; Which Valuation Metrics Do You Consider?...

By James Iles, Oct 10, 2021
  1. In this week's Top Topics, we look at the recent $149,000 sale of, sold by domain name investor Nikul Sanghvi. From a sale to an acquisition, a domainer shows off an exceptional recent buy, and is there a parking service purely for great domain names? Sells for $149,000

    The “meta” keyword is trending at the moment. So far in 2021, NameBio lists 161 domain sales containing “meta,” with an average sales price of $4,388. The latest “meta” sale, however, weighs in at far above this average price.

    It was revealed this week that Nikul Sanghvi (@hypernames), sold the domain for $149,000 in what is the largest .SO domain sale of all time by quite a distance. Find out more details in this discussion.

    Topic by: @Crysis

    I Finally Acquired This Domain!

    Domain investor @Keith has had his fair share of considerable domain deals including the $720,000 sale of This time, however, he has announced the purchase of a desirable three-letter .COM domain.

    The name, revealed in this discussion, reportedly took ten months to acquire. According to WHOIS, this domain was registered in 1995. The discussion also notes that this is a single-word, first-name .COM.

    Topic by: @Keith

    Is There a Selective Parking Service?

    Domain name parking used to be one of the most popular and reliable methods of producing revenue from a domain name. The money from advertising hosted on the domain would often make the owner a healthy income.

    Parking has become less and less lucrative over the years, but there are still some investors that make money from domain parking. Here, a domainer wants to know whether there are any parking services that purely accept “good” domain names. The attraction of this might be that it leads to higher quality ads being shown and a higher parking income.

    Topic by: @OhYeah

    Which Valuation Metrics Do You Consider?

    Valuing a domain name has to be one of the best skills for any investor to master. Buying, selling, and portfolio management are all typically governed by individual perceptions and valuations of a domain name.

    There are no strict and specific rules for how you arrive at a valuation for a domain, but what are the best valuation metrics to consider? As of writing, the poll in this discussion shows that past sales are the best metric. Would you agree?

    Topic by: @abstractdomainer

    What Was Your First Domain?

    We all start somewhere. For every domain name investor, from Rick Schwartz through to someone that has just entered the industry, we all have a first domain name.

    In many cases, that first domain name might not be the best quality, but for others, the first domain name may have been acquired for a project or venture. Most first domains, though, have a story to them. Here's the chance to share your own first domain story.

    Topic by: @jhm

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  4. James Iles

    About The Author — James Iles

    James is a domain name industry writer. 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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  6. Crysis

    Crysis Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thanks James.

    Btw... Congratulations on your big day and best wishes for a happy life together!
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