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Top Topics: My $100,000 Acquisition Attempt; How Do I Spend $8,000 on Domains?...

By James Iles, Mar 10, 2018
  1. James Iles

    James Iles NamePros Writer PRO Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger

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    In this week's Top Topics, we learn about one domain investor's attempt to acquire a one-word domain name for $100,000. Elsewhere, a domainer is looking for advice on how to spend $8,000 to get the best return on investment and we also learn about the $6,500 sale of a crypto domain name that was registered just over fifty days ago.

    Here are this week's Top Topics.


    How Do You Spend $8,000 on Domains?

    Buying domain names isn't the difficult part, it's selling them. How do you choose the right domain names to acquire in order to maximise your return on investment? This domain investor has an $8,000 budget to spend on names.

    How should they spend that money? Which niches will give them their best return? In this discussion, there are several useful responses. If you're in a similar position, this may give you something to think about.

    Topic by: @Anjani

    I Sold CoinDecentralized.com for $6,500

    Crypto domain names have been a popular source of investment for the past year or so. We've seen many high-value transactions including Mike Mann's $195,000 CryptoWorld.com sale. In an impressive feat, this domainer has sold CoinDecentralized.com for $6,500.

    That on its own isn't impressive, but when the domain is just over fifty days old with an original acquisition price of around $7, it becomes newsworthy. The details of the sale are in this discussion. As of writing, the domain hasn't been put to use.

    Topic by: @Pazu

    The New Estibot is Live!

    The popular, well-established domaining tool Estibot had the same design for many years, until recently when a new sleek beta version was released. This week, the new version has been deployed on Estibot.com and includes a much-needed mobile-friendly design.

    With the new design also comes the ability to appraise five domains per day for free. Previously, there was a one domain limit. What do you think of the new Estibot?

    Topic by: @MetBob

    Was Marshmallow.com a Bargain?

    An eagle-eyed investor noticed that the domain name Marshmallow.com sold at Sedo for $12,500. Was this a bargain price? In this discussion along with a poll, domainers have been talking about the name and its value.

    Many believe that the name was undersold, whilst some maintain that the word "marshmallow" is often misspelt. What do you think about this sale?

    Topic by: @Crysis

    My $100,000 Maple.com Acquisition Attempt

    Domain investor @MapleDots has successfully acquired a number of premium domains recently including Red.ca, Perfect.ca and DN.ca. However, one name they missed out on is Maple.com. The name is owned by former New York-based delivery company Maple, which closed in 2017.

    The investor opted to move on from Maple.com in order to acquire several .CA properties. How much do you think that Maple.com is worth? Should the owners have sold it for $100,000?

    Topic by: @MapleDots

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  4. James Iles

    About The Author — James Iles

    James is the lead writer for NamePros' Blog and founder of Iles Media, a domain name broker working on both acquisitions and outbound sales. For all inquiries relating to stories and interviews, please email: [email protected]

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  5. Comments (10)

  6. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Hey From L.A. VIP

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    Great highlights as always! Thanks!
  7. elevator

    elevator DnCombo.com VIP

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    @James Iles I once again appreciate your effort at given us weekly review that points to some unlikely read threads. I found about 2 threads which I haven't seen at all just now in this your "Top Topics" materials.

  8. Mozez

    Mozez Account Auto-Closed

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    I really enjoyed this post,Thanks for the post
  9. ben pedri

    ben pedri Top Member VIP

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    Seems Like anything maple is a great thing ,I Transferred MaplePlumbing.com pretty late. At godaddy ,in expired auctions it got up to about 600 bucks,b4 I Recovered it so I would say the 100k would be a nice buy,hey at $2500 a barrel retail for pure high grade maple syrup,it would be easy to recover the cost
  10. BarryDavis

    BarryDavis Established Member

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    This may sound like a dumb question. What kind of website would you build with this domain. I don't see the commercial value of the name. Currently carrot.com is for sale on godaddy.com and I was a bidder on the name. I see the value in the name carrot.com I just don't have the money it takes to buy it. A carrot has been equated to incentive. If I owned the name I'd build an app. Businesses would be able to "Dangle a carrot" so to speak. Basically a coupon site. I'd pay $100,000 for carrot.com long before I'd buy maple.com for $10,000.

    So I would answer your question. Yes, I think the owners should sell you the name maple.com for $100,000. I think $100,000 is a very fair offer for the name.
  11. FolioTeam

    FolioTeam Established Member

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    I think Maple.com is a great name. The fact that it can be used to represent practically anything is a great plus in my opinion. Carrot is also great. It is presently at auction at 61k
  12. MapleDots

    MapleDots Domain Properties 2010 - 2019 VIP

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    10 guesses who the high bidder was :xf.grin:
  13. ben pedri

    ben pedri Top Member VIP

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    I don't care who the high bidder was ,seems like he has deep pockets and nothing around them.LOL ,I'm looking for the guy who lost out by a buck
  14. MapleDots

    MapleDots Domain Properties 2010 - 2019 VIP

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    @ben pedri - it's a maple domain, at one point everyone looking for one comes to my site.
    If I get any inquiries I will direct them to you ok?
  15. ben pedri

    ben pedri Top Member VIP

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    You know what list it at your site for 2 grand ,and ill give you 25 percent of the sale,ill even redirect to your sale page
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