NameSilo

What are your hand reg domain names sold for $xxx or $x,xxx?

Labeled as question in Domain Selling and Domain Sales, started by pinoybaister, Jul 15, 2017

Replies:
49
Views:
7,153

  1. pinoybaister

    pinoybaister Established Member

    Posts:
    275
    Likes Received:
    29
    Hi namepros!

    In most of the cases, when a name is hand registered a few days/months ago doesn't interest buyers to go higher.

    May i know some of the sales you've made from your hand reg names...like how many days it took for a sale and type of the sale (inbound, auction or outbound, etc..,)?

    And what is your opinion/strategy about registering a new name to flip it in less than a month?
     
    The views expressed on this page by users and staff are their own, not those of NamePros.
  2. fatter

    fatter Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    974
    Likes Received:
    1,344
    All I do is hand reg, I have never flipped domains measured in months, I measure in years because it takes a long time for my picks to evolve, I could have flipped several in months but my aim is not to make 100.00 on a sale but much higher. I am guessing I have sold 30 names in the xxx-xx,xxx range over the years.

    Joe T
     
  3. Kuffy

    Kuffy Name Stag VIP

    Posts:
    3,593
    Likes Received:
    5,700
    I sold a hand reg'd cam name for $2,000. I'm thinking of trying the MM marketing approach, and listing everything for $4,995. :)
     
  4. pinoybaister

    pinoybaister Established Member

    Posts:
    275
    Likes Received:
    29
    how long did it take for the cam name sale?
     
  5. pinoybaister

    pinoybaister Established Member

    Posts:
    275
    Likes Received:
    29

    That sounds great Joe, yep i agree you need to wait for few years to make x,xxx out of hand registered names......how do you form names to register? i mean do you brainstorm or research names? i guess in most cases you would research about trends, similar sales etc..,
     
  6. fatter

    fatter Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    974
    Likes Received:
    1,344
    I read a lot of news, and follow what congress is working on, problem with that is our Govt is constantly changing plans. I am not a big tech guy, don't even own a cellphone so I miss out on that. I also am not afraid of long tail domains, most domainers avoid them. One example is homebuyertaxcredit.com it sold for 2k, I think I only had to wait 10 months for that, while I passed up several offers in low hundreds. I saw an add in the paper with a realtor who owned the net, I emailed him and we agreed on 2k.There are 10 failures for every success though.
    joe T
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017
  7. Radu054

    Radu054 Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    1,062
    Likes Received:
    467
    I recently sold a two-words .net handreg for $90 in a couple of days. Maybe I have undersold it, but still, it was a quick flip.

    It was outbound.

    Funny story: originally I have seen the .org at the closeouts and I wanted to buy it. The net wasn't taken so I thought why not. Researched a little bit the .com and I saw it was for sale. The owner had for sale the singular as well both in com and net. I approached his broker and asked him if the owner wanted to make a deal.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017
  8. UmerK

    UmerK Established Member

    Posts:
    459
    Likes Received:
    1,614
    I've only sold one domain so far in my short lived domaining career, 95% of my domains are hand register. I sold that one for $1,000 while it was still in grace delete lock period, It was an outbound.
     
  9. WatchDogue

    WatchDogue Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    2,703
    Likes Received:
    18,638
    All names I've sold were hand reg and most were reg years ago.

    Bought 'em, parked 'em, renewed 'em, sold 'em .

    Some names I used along the way for websites or as re-directs / forwards / points to other sites.

    Most sales were from 1500. - 4500. & a few upwards though all under xxxxx.

    All were inbound.

    O.P. asked " like how many days it took for a sale "?

    Answer: Like last sale was a mere 6205 days after reg ( I'll let you guys math it out and the sale was still profitable for over xxxx.).

    I have a number of a very long held hand regs - I was principally a user / end-user of the names I acquired with some names being acquired or diverted for eventual sales.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017
  10. 1Darko

    1Darko Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    10,316
    Likes Received:
    6,727
    I have recently sold one handreg on Afternic for $588. Took about 6 months.
    For me the big question is always what to handreg (I like the term mindreg) and which domains to renew and which to drop. In the beginning of the year I have dropped about 50 domains. A few of them where caught by HugeDomains and one by Mike Mann. Therefor you have always to evaluate the domains before you buy them and before you renew or drop them.:xf.smile:
     
  11. Justin Matmor

    Justin Matmor Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    1,398
    Likes Received:
    931
    I have sold 3 hand regs this year. Average 2.5K each

    upeva
    eqoya
    laxil
     
  12. DomainVP

    DomainVP Profile VIP

    Posts:
    3,569
    Likes Received:
    12,819
    Hand reg VR domain sold earlier this year (I think time flies), $3400. I don't dabble in hand regs too much so that's my only one to report.
     
  13. Mister Funsky

    Mister Funsky Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    5,327
    Likes Received:
    20,315
    Hand reg is my method also...sometimes (about 1 out of 40) I will get one on the aftermarket...the price has to be right or the name has to have a great deal of potential.
     
  14. SpareDomains

    SpareDomains Jay VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    3,467
    Likes Received:
    2,459
    Since 2003 almost everything I buy/sell cost me reg fee. Few fresh hand registered domains but most are "expired" .coms that fall through the cracks and get picked up at reg fee. My range of sales on reg fee expired domains has been primarily high xxx to high xxxx. Have turned down 13k on one reg fee one so I'm sure someday I'll regain my sanity :ROFL: and say yes and turn a reg fee acquisition into xx,xxx.

    Since I don't play in auctions too much unless really needed for my own site development as I have 40+ websites or for a client I'm a passive seller that waits for the inbound lead as only having $8 invested in something allows ya the luxury of hitting renew until the right offer comes in over having thousands wrapped up into an auction domain where you need to cash out quicker. So my game isn't buy for 10k and flip for 12.5k it's always been how much can I make from $8 or $8 and a few years renewals. Really enjoy trying to make something outta nothing as no $8 stock share has ever produced xxxx for me so think I dig the challenge more of can I make xxxx outta x.

    So basically my formula...

    1) Buy the best .coms I can find, this means looking at quite a few and having the discipline to pass on some good ones, basically here's a list pick the top 3,5,10 etc... or however many I feel like buying that day and buy them and then calm down till the next drop list. Quality over quantity. Would a business want this domain? Does it have commercial appeal? How many end users are in the space? How much would it cost someone to ship this item? How much profit margin in this product/field? etc...
    2) List them immediately on my own sales pages
    3) Add them to Afternic, Sedo, Uniregistry etc...
    4) Wait for the inbound leads, respond quick/professional and try to work them into sales

    My sales today come from...

    #1 My own sales pages and has built quite an end user database over 14 years which sometimes equals recurring business or referrals
    #2 Afternic due to their distribution network I believe https://www.afternic.com/domain-reseller-network

    Sedo and Uniregistry don't do much in comparison I believe because most leads/sales come in from the landing pages so since those point to me that's where most sales happen=direct. Afternic still contributes to my sales because their distribution network is the strongest and doesn't need your domains pointed to them to make sales.

    Big fan of doing my own pages and Afternic distribution network. Sure as the years go on Afternic will account for more and more of my sales but unless they can account for 100% of them I'll probably always do my own pages as it's worked for quite a while now.

    Fine to pay commissions for distribution networks that blast your names where end users are but paying commissions for leads that come to you in anonymous fashion or require you to point your domains to a market that end users have never heard of that would have came in anyway from your own landing pages with name, email, phone, ip address etc... a no brainer to save commissions, route to your own escrow service of choice, build your connections with possible recurring revenue as well. Leads can have a lifetime of value. Every domain that we've ever sold at a third party aftermarket pretty sure the buyers are still on their email marketing lists years later=lifetime recurring revenue, for them anyway. :ROFL:

    I still list at a handful of places as ya never know but most of all leads/sales my own pages with Afternic accounting for the majority of the rest.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017
  15. Bonsu

    Bonsu Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    849
    Likes Received:
    2,349
    Grea
    Great sale
     
  16. anantj

    anantj Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    4,173
    Likes Received:
    4,000
    Sold a 2-word .COM domain for $xxx. Reported this on the completed sales thread...
     
  17. Bonsu

    Bonsu Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    849
    Likes Received:
    2,349
    Phonegold.com $100
     
  18. iwon24

    iwon24 Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    2,712
    Likes Received:
    1,720
    CalorieDrop in king sold for $xxx
     
  19. anantj

    anantj Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    4,173
    Likes Received:
    4,000
    Also sold smttn.com (Hand reg) for $125
     
  20. Bonsu

    Bonsu Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    849
    Likes Received:
    2,349
    Outbou
    Outbound? What does it mean
     
  21. anantj

    anantj Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    4,173
    Likes Received:
    4,000
    Inbound offer on GD Listing. I can view it from two perspectives:

    1. 5L CHIP Domain
    2. A "Web 2.0" style domain for the word Smitten which drops the vowels. Think Flickr, snickr, splittr and the like...
     
  22. anantj

    anantj Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    4,173
    Likes Received:
    4,000
    If you're interested, I included more details at the following link - https://www.namepros.com/posts/6215937/
     
  23. fatter

    fatter Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    974
    Likes Received:
    1,344
    Outbound means you put in effort to sell the name by contacting people/companies by email,phone, facebook etc.

    Inbound means they contacted you through a sales landing page or whois, or phone/email
     
  24. anantj

    anantj Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    4,173
    Likes Received:
    4,000
    I think @Bonsu was asking what the domain name meant (and not what the term outbound meant). The outbound as a question was whether I did any outbound to sell the name...
     
  25. 4pm

    4pm user VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    3,110
    Likes Received:
    2,346
    my biggest hand reg sale this year was $7,500 .com
    regged it for $5.18 at Godaddy in 2012
    inbound

    as for selling fresh regs - i lack fast flipping skills.. nothing interesting to report :(
     

Want to reply or ask your own question?

It only takes a minute to sign up – and it's free!
NameWorth
  1. NamePros uses cookies and similar technologies. By using this site, you are agreeing to our privacy policy, terms, and use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
Loading...