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Do you see your sold names developed?

Labeled as discuss in General Domain Discussion, started by abstractdomainer, Jun 16, 2020

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  1. abstractdomainer

    abstractdomainer Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    When I look at some of my sold domain names, it makes me sad that someone who paid whatever sum of money to acquire them is not using the domain name.

    I sold a number of domain names in mid-to-high three-figure range on Afternic. When I went to check if they were being used, I see a Sedo page with make offer.

    Pains my heart to see that the name is not being used for any purpose.

    Do you see your sold domains being used or is it rotting being parked by the buyer or neither?
     
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  2. twiki

    twiki Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Absolutely. I don't check often but in about all cases I checked they were developed to a smaller or higher degree.
     
  3. Finest

    Finest Top Contributor VIP

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    Short answer: Yes.
    I'd say most of my sales are not developed but still many of them are. Here's a quick list of those I know are or were at some point developed:
    • utransfer(.)com
    • Smart-Energy(.)com
    • Boxxe(.)com
    • ClickSpider(.)com
    • Lokex(.)com (Was developed but dropped recently)
    • Readmire(.)com
    • Skilledd(.)com
    • Xorix(.)com
    • DNDojo(.)com
    • Tuune(.)com
    • VeriTop(.)com
    • Sensilia(.)com
    • GoCaro(.)com
    • Vallus(.)com
    • Swidget(.)com
     
  4. AbdulBasit.com

    AbdulBasit.com DomainsWeb.com AbdulBasit.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Most goes undeveloped.
    One of my sold domains is developed and I feel happy to see them growing - Symphony.com

    Thanks!
     
  5. fleaking

    fleaking VIP Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I've sold over 1,000 domains and more than 100 domains are already developed by the current owners, just naming a few.

    PerfectWorld.com - A well-known entertainment group in China
    Blibli.com - Large e-commerce site in Indonesia
    HeavyPeriods.com - Bayer's new website (Big pharmaceutical company)
    UserGate.com - Firewall software company (Russia)
    HairFree.com - Hair Removal Clinic in Germany
    ..........
    .......
     
  6. pteracuda

    pteracuda Established Member

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    about 90% undeveloped.
     
  7. Joe Nichols

    Joe Nichols Common sense consultant VIP

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    Seems like it's more common for them to go undeveloped. I do have some that have been developed or redirected:

    ParkingLotDesign.com
    VisualInterpreters.com
    FoolMeTwice.com
    WashWorld.net
    CustomBarnDoors.com
    MotorCarrierInsurance.com
    ParkourInsurance.com
    OrnamentStorage.com
    DesignLounge.net
    IbizaHouses.com
    BicyclePacking.com

    A few others that I sold too cheaply to resellers when I was still quite new, but have since been sold and developed:

    GameGenic.com
    FarmOp.com
    InfiniteGold.com
     
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  8. koolishman

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    One of my dropped .net names got developed. Another one I dropped due to potential TM issues is listed for sale at about 3K. No way it will sell considering TM issue.
     
  9. abstractdomainer

    abstractdomainer Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    It usually feels good when it's developed because I think it makes one feel that they sold to an end user. Could be psychological, but that's how it feels. If it isn't developed, sometimes it looks like you left money on the table.
    Wow. Great that even kept a track of the same.

    Your sales are mostly end user sales. Someone purchasing in 4/5 figures and not developing it, looks like a bit odd. Wastage of resources at times. But why would these companies with billions of dollars care!
     
  10. abstractdomainer

    abstractdomainer Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Ohh wow. And I see a lot of keyword names here. 1000 is a good number.

    Same. Based on what others are posting, it looks like that is the trend. 90% undeveloped.

    Ohh nice. These kind of names usually get developed. Mid to high $$$ names?
    FoolMeTwice...I see you sell some names like Mike Mann does :p
     
  11. creataweb

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    I sold one a few years ago that I wish I kept. The next year the dictionary version of it (mine was a shorter, brandable version) sold for close to $1 million.
    The owner never used it to my knowledge. He never changed the Whois and left it on auto-renew with no nameservers resolving. I am still getting emails about it coming up for expiration. It's one of the few I checked recently. The others look to be about 50/50 developed / parked / up for sale or nothing there / dropped.
     
  12. secretagentdad

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    I see my expiration's developed.

    I'm happy for them. Took me a while though.
     
  13. wwwulff

    wwwulff Top Contributor VIP

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    For me I think is is about 50/50 - I have sold names that went live but later went down again. Here are some of them I have sold that still is live:

    PirateLab.com
    Innoluxe.com
    Editorr.com
    transpondr.com
    smartpickle.com
    duxs.com
    Kickee.com
    OffLand.com
    Massventure.com
     
  14. Finest

    Finest Top Contributor VIP

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    I like Editorr.com; the name and the service.
     
  15. ultradog

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    These are really specific small businesses, just who I wish would come and buy more frequently. Nice.
     
  16. Joe Nichols

    Joe Nichols Common sense consultant VIP

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    The .com names were all sold for between $800 and $2,500. The .net ones were mid $XXX.

    Mike Mann names, but not Mike Mann prices. :)
     
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  18. abstractdomainer

    abstractdomainer Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Omg. But I would say, that happens more or less with everyone. Not in million dollars of course. But in say, having undersold.
    Why don't you go ahead and acquire it and possibly sell it to a potential lead later?

    Obviously! Expiration developed is a sale lost.

    Some nice brandables there!

    hahaha.. of course!
     
  19. creataweb

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    Definitely been working on that :)
     
  20. abstractdomainer

    abstractdomainer Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    More inputs on these!
     
  21. DN_Hunter

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    Over the years when I checked a month or so after the sale, in almost all cases they were developed. Interestingly, a name I sold back around 2014 (mid $x,xxx) recently came up in GoDaddy Expired Auctions -- so I bought it back. Just one other bidder, so I won it for only $25 (plus renewal fee).
     
  22. TheBaldOne

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    What upsets me is when I see a domain I sold just left to drop either before the first year renewal or in subsequent years. I always think that it is likely that the buyer wasn't up to follow his/her dream when this happens, which is a pity.
     
  23. karmaco

    karmaco Top Contributor VIP

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    At least half I have sold are currently developed. A few of the more recent ones are

    Syncfy
    Pairzy
    Removery

    all in king
     
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  24. Jimmysun

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    I sold sesame.xyz in June in end user price I think the buyer use it as bitcoin wallet address bcz it's now under EASYDNS.
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  25. garptrader

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    Low $xxx sales are often acquired by investors who intend to sell for $xxxx. $xxxx sales are less common but tend to be acquired by end users who plan to actually use them. Thus when I see reported sales for five or six figures and the buyer does nothing serious with the domain I am a bit skeptical of the legitimacy of the sale.
     

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