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A little look at 3 word domains; What have you sold? Plus some analysis on sales for investors.

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  1. Howie

    Howie Business Member Business Account

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    Who likes a big present? I also know that good things come in small packages. But what about a long domain name? Have you sold any 3 word domains to endusers/clients/investors?

    Over time, I've noticed lot's and lot's of 3 word .com domains's being offered for sale, here on NamePros. With various sorts from diluted to extended keyword.

    I'm personally not the biggest fan of 3 word .com and have only have owned 3 in my 5 years domaining, 2 are sold and 1 is still in my portfolio. But that could be my downfall!?

    I like shorter domains for recall and branding.

    Without question NamePros is a Forum first, and is not in general the the first reach marketplace for buyers of domain names, or is it? That being said, if a market has a value of a liquid name present, then NamePros, will in general bequest the sale.
    Alas, there have also been some noted sales on NamePros too.


    Albeit, I gather if you sieve through the junk there can be some worthy names worth flipping. But you have to be on it 24/7 with the alerts set up.

    However, those liquid names on NamePros will not be 3 word .com, unless you can tell me different?


    That being said, for those with a portfolio of 3 word .com that are listing here on NamePros to sell via the chat/auction/forum, it might be aware to check some the most recent 2015/2016 - 3 word public sales for some guidance.
    (8-21 letters).

    uberdriverdiaries.com $16,667 ( Flippa) /Forward/ ridester.com (10-100 EMD)
    thewirelessmarket.com
    $12,500 ( Pvt Sale) /Parked (Zero EMD)
    salesmanagementsoftware.com
    $12,377 (Sedo) /Under Construction (1K - 10 K)
    degenerativediscdisease.com
    $10,000 (Uniregistry) /Forward/ drkevinpauza.com
    livefootballscores.com $7,880 (Sedo) / Website / (100K - 1M)
    stainlesssteelconduit.com
    $7,500 (Uniregistry) / Parked / (100 - 1K)
    crosscountrymovers.com
    $7,000 (Uniregistry) / Domain not active / (1K - 10 K)
    singlestravelcompany.com
    $6,675 (GoDaddy) / Parked / (100 - 1K)
    mentalwellnesstoday.com
    $5,977 (GoDaddy) / Website / (10-100)
    luxuryapartmentliving.com
    $5,500 (Private) / Does not resolve / (10-100)
    bollywoodnewsworld.com
    $5,422 (GoDaddy) / Website / (10-100)
    emergencymedicalalert.com
    $5,000 (Uniregistry) / Landing... / (100 - 1K)
    ediblefruitbouquets.com
    $5,000 (Uniregistry) ? Unreachable / (100 - 1K)
    littlewebdirectory.com
    $4,150 (GoDaddy) Simple link site / (10-100)
    mountainhighrealty.com
    $4,000 (Sedo) Parked / (10-100)
    probonolawyeraccess.com
    $3,938 (GoDaddy) Parked / (Zero EMD)
    gettingintocollege.com
    $3,900 (BuyDomains) Website / (100 - 1K)
    defineyourlifestyle.com
    $3,516 (BuyDomains) ? Unreachable / (10-100)
    crawfordtrucksales.com
    $3,501 (Sedo) Parked / (100 - 1K)

    And the list goes on...
    {I understand that the public domain sales is not only the knowledge required to reach the holy grail of research in domain detection, but it's one of the starting points.}

    And I've left the names in undercase for the naked truth.

    So, let just disect these sales a bit;

    I am initially surprised by the low level EMD of most names above that have made a fair price. And 6/19 domains are developed.

    I know this is post sale and development has begun, but many of the websites listed make sense;

    • for instance; LiveFootballScores.com (Sorry USA this is football hohoho) But it's diluted (yet sold for 7 grand) from a potential of FootballScores.com or FootballScores.co.uk which is a major site.

    • mentalwellnesstoday.com is also a good name, but these health related names can usually work better under .org as this is now seen as business as well as non-profit.

    gettingintocollege.com makes sense, and is always a tense time for under grads.


    One thing you would note of the above three names is that their EMD searches per month via Google varies a great deal.

    And I don't understand some of the sales, they seem too long a convoluted, but hey! They sold.

    So what does that tell us?

    We know the websites resolving were bought by end user/clients, but the parked pages were set up in DNS and the unresolved have no DNS to speak of, so could these really be investor buys?

    Without doing more research it would be hard to say, plus knowing how long the names were held for etc..but I don't have the time ;)



    This little post has given me some food for thought into 3 word .com but I still don't think I could build a portfolio of such.

    Tell us your 3 word domain sales, I know some of you have had some nice ones, but it doesn't need to be your best sale, be good to hear from you.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. lennyg

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    Hotmexicangirls.com
    Your opinion about it?
     
  3. Howie

    Howie Business Member Business Account

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    Did you sell it?
     
  4. SpareDomains

    SpareDomains Jay VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Sold a 3 word realty domain a few years ago, I asked $7500 but dude was cool so dropped it down to $6500 and it was a hand reg so basically all profit. Bought it for a business friend of mine but then he didn't want it so was a decision of drop it or hold for another year. Held for another year which turned out to be wise as that's when this buyer approached. I've sold a good handful of generic business keyword 3 worders over the years. More into 2 worders but if they make sense I'll hold on the 3 worders.
     
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  5. mitch007

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    I have a few good ones and have never received an offer for them. No clue as to why not.... maybe you do...
    AmericanFitnessGym.com
    AmericanOfficeSystems.com
     
  6. Aaron Allison

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    A few I've registered for £1 each (fasthosts). Don't think I would have without the offer, but for £1 they're worth a punt.

    luxuryphotoalbums/com
    globalrecruitmentservices/com
    shippingforless/com
    autostocktrading/com

    Your post gives me hope. Thanks
     
  7. Internet.Domains

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    I sold HardwoodFloorCleaner. com..That is my only three word sale that I can remember...I did have some interest from some end users on BankandLoan. com, but I asked too much and blew the negotiations many moons ago...
     
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    FTSE100Broker com Is one I remember as I sold it a few days after I regged it.
    FirstRateConstruction com which I ended up getting back 7 years later on drop!
     
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  9. Howie

    Howie Business Member Business Account

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    Nice Jay, congrats, were they hand regs or from expired?
     
  10. SpareDomains

    SpareDomains Jay VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    That specific domain hand regged. Most of my sales over the last 13+ years though are expired domains that I scoop for reg fee and rot on for years and generally sell in the 1-10k range. Couple slightly below at $900 and a few well above 10k but generally I'm in the 1-10k range on all sales as since I only have $8 invested plus a few years in renewals I can have the patience to wait for the right buyer. Value of a domain is based on the domain itself and not that you only paid $8 for it.
     
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  11. Howie

    Howie Business Member Business Account

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    Thanks for the detail, I don't have much patience when it comes to sales.
     
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    SpareDomains Jay VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    No right or wrong as profit is profit. Can flip and make more sales at smaller profits or hold and make less sales at higher profits. I choose to hold as I have quite a few profitable websites I maintain that keep me busy so my work on domain sales is just responding to email inquiries from my sales landers. Flipping is more of a job as your constantly flipping and replacing inventory which isn't as easy as it was years ago so I prefer patience and trying to capitalize on every sale or taking domain replacement costs into the equation.
     
  13. garptrader

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    In recent years it seems the trend is toward shorter domain names. I have had some three-word sales in the past but that was before new extensions arrived. So when renewal time comes I am more reluctant to renew such names - exception being city + real estate names which I still believe make for a nice brand even if realtors are generally clueless about domain names.
     
  14. Howie

    Howie Business Member Business Account

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    Agree with you on the shorter domain trend @garptrader And I I think many 3 word seem to sell, I think because that there is such a fine dissemination of buyers of domains, it's spread across the board, but without doing plenty of research it would be hard to tell the differences.
     
  15. DexDN

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    Got a few offers for BuyFlipRepeat.com, ArabTradeUnion.com, TwistedVirtualReality.com and few others .COMs but I didn't sell. Low-ball offers, low $$$
     
  16. fatter

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    Few long tailed domains I have sold, sold a few more just don't remember at the moment. I never let the length of a domain scare me, sometimes you need the full length to describe a object or service
    PracticePermitTest.com 1.5k
    ArmyCombatUniform.com 250.00
    MedicarePartA.com 300.00
    MedicarePartC.com 300.00
    FirstTimeHomeBuyerTaxCredit.com 300.00
    HomeBuyerTaxCredit.com 2k
    MedicarePartD.com 28k
    Underwaterweldingschools.com 300.00

    Joe T
     
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  17. Howie

    Howie Business Member Business Account

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    @fatter True, cheers Joe. Wow a 6 word .com too Super long tail :)
     
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  18. slader23

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    Interesting niche. There are definitely some good names out there. I've got a few that are more hedged on future trends like, CustomElectricCars.com.
     
  19. Mark White

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    I like them, check TM records, sometimes that could be the holdup.
     
  20. DomainChap

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    you have to dig deeper to get a grasp on the 3words domains

    there are some generic 2 words english term that are considered as a one term

    and therefore when you add a word to these 2words combos,
    they are considered just like a 2 words domain name

    example:
    LawFirmPractice.com "Law Firm" as a "one word"
    CreditCardScore.com "Credit Card" as a "one word"
    ....
     
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  21. fatter

    fatter Active Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Agreed sometimes a single word doesn't describe a product or service, sometimes it takes 2 or 3 words.
    IE: water tank, water or tank is not as good as watertank for companies that build and sell water tanks
    joe T
     
  22. garptrader

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    Last night we walked around City Place in downtown West Palm Beach. I noticed a sign for apartment rentals in the area. Rents for a one bedroom are around $1500 to $1600. So the complex probably generates seven figures annually in revenue. The domain they used was likely a reg fee name but just to illustrate how developers try to avoid paying for aftermarket names despite the underlying economic value of the business- ApartmentsWestPalmBeachFL.com.. That is not the natural word order and a domainer with such a domain would probably get stuck paying renewals forever. That is why I view new extensions as DoA because end users just do not value domain names. The will always add another word or hyphen or abbreviation etc to avoid the aftermarket.
     
  23. slader23

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    Totally agree.
     
  24. JONAH LEUNG

    JONAH LEUNG Established Member

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    Figure 3 words?
    1ar.tech
    1ai.tech
    1ir.tech
    ar1.tech
    ir1.tech
     
  25. Cynthia Lin

    Cynthia Lin Supportive Member NamePros Supporter

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    What do 1ar, 1ai, 1ir, ar 1, ir1 mean? hm
     

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