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What is the most you've spent acquiring a domain name?

Labeled as poll in General Domain Discussion, started by Harrington, Jul 16, 2016

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What's the most you've spent acquiring a domain name?

  1. <$20

    42 votes
    10.8%
  2. $21-$50

    29 votes
    7.5%
  3. $51-$200

    41 votes
    10.6%
  4. $201-$500

    61 votes
    15.7%
  5. $501-$1000

    52 votes
    13.4%
  6. $1001-$5000

    95 votes
    24.5%
  7. $5001-$10000

    12 votes
    3.1%
  8. $10000+

    56 votes
    14.4%
Total: 388 vote(s)
  1. Casey L

    Casey L Top Contributor VIP

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    No need to share the domain names (unless you want to). Feel free to share below if the acquisition paid off, what negotiations were like, etc.
     
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  2. Joseph Green

    Joseph Green Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I've purchased domains above $10k, but I look at those as long-term investments. I hold them until either I need cash or a large payday comes along. These are moonshots.

    I'm only able to hold those domains because of domain purchases below $10k that I consider short-term investments, which sell regularly. These are dependable and scalable.
     
  3. Impaler The Vlad

    Impaler The Vlad Established Member

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    I spent 6 figures 15 years ago and the investment is worth millions now. The more you spend on a great name, the more it will probably be worth if its a premium, one word category defining .com. Those don't necessarily need a website to be worth seven or eight figures.
     
  4. LucidDomains

    LucidDomains LucidDomains.com VIP

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    $10200 on an adult domain.

    Whether it pays off in the future, we shall see. Altho, I received a 6 figure offer a few months back, so I should be okay.
     
  5. Casey L

    Casey L Top Contributor VIP

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    Thank you for your responses and votes. Very cool/interesting to see the highest voted price be $10k+
     
  6. baseballworld

    baseballworld Restricted (Market)

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    Most I have spent is XX to get XXXX in return.
     
  7. poing

    poing Frank Michlick Web Hosting Canada DomainNameNews.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    $2,000 for a name I bought from Microsoft.
     
  8. BrandChimp

    BrandChimp Life is short. Get up and make yours better. Chimp

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  9. Keith DeBoer

    Keith DeBoer BrandableInsider.com PRO VIP ICA Member

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    What's interesting to me is that according to last week's survey more than 50% of domainers earn less than $100/month from domaining. On the other hand more than 50% of domainers have spent more than $1000 on a single domain. What's wrong with this picture?
     
  10. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Selling gTLDs like delicious hotcakes VIP Gold Account

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    I have spent about $1000 each on a few names. These have all been 'easy' to flip for at least the double, within a few months.

    Currently, I rarely spend more than $XX on names, but if I start to sell more names in the $XXXX range, I will start to invest in more expensive names again. All my investment funds are generated from my domain sales, so the more successful I am as a domainer, the more expensive names I'll buy.
     
  11. daica85

    daica85 Owner of NameCab.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    less than $100 for me
     
  12. bluebox

    bluebox Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    $150

    I wish I had $xxxx for single purchases :-P

    Well, OK, it's not really the lack of money but rather the fact that I'm more of a domain collector (addict?) than domain investor.
    That itch we scratch when we find names to buy - I wouldn't be able to scratch it with just one domain. I need to relieve that discomfort on regular basis :xf.grin:
     
  13. RTM

    RTM Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Perhaps indicative of living on credit / liability in hopes of future growth & good ROI... (or as Bon Jovi said, Livin' on a prayer....) :D
     
  14. baseballworld

    baseballworld Restricted (Market)

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    Must be the difference is parking versus holding for domain name for selling later. If your only selling and buying and having to hold a long time your not getting the monthly revenue potential a parked domain can have. But many factors play into that as well which would be a topic for a whole different thread. lol
     
  15. Ngoc Pham

    Ngoc Pham Established Member

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    I spent $x,xxx for CNCmachine.com few months ago from non-domainer and will keep as longterm investment waiting CNC manufacturer!
     
  16. D Haynes

    D Haynes Top Contributor VIP

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    Most Ive ever spent is 500 bucks and only once. Its a tricky thing the whole domain world. Id rather own 100 domains worth 10k each than 1 thats worth a million. The more valuable the domain is considered to be the less potential buyers there are. Strictly speaking, a domain is worth nothing untill you sell it and if you have a domain you think is worth 5 million but havent had that offer for years then its obviously not worth as much as you thought. For example you might say fire.com has got to be worth a million and maybe it is in theory but how many people are there that will spend that? I havent looked up past sales of that name so I could be wrong but hopfully you get my meaning. Liquidity is the way forward.

    Disclaimer - I have 0 domains worth over 10k lol.
     
  17. NetworkPearl

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  18. Domain Lead Finder

    Domain Lead Finder Established Member

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    I spent $1000 about 10 years ago. Still holding on to it.
     
  19. daica85

    daica85 Owner of NameCab.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    exactly I'm in this situation :D, very interested.
     
  20. Dmytro

    Dmytro Established Member

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    once spent $250 for a crap name:) hope now I am smarter:-D
     
  21. nomen

    nomen Top Contributor VIP

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    Mid $XXX so far... A bit hesitant to spend more (but would if the right name comes to my table).

    Edit: Was a .NET.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016
  22. CakeCode

    CakeCode Top Contributor VIP

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    wow 1k 10yrs ago, might have been a good investment

    would you care to share the domain name ?
     
  23. CakeCode

    CakeCode Top Contributor VIP

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    Spent high $xxx on a 11 yr old domain which has good stats:

    SharingDeals.com
     
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  24. Domain Lead Finder

    Domain Lead Finder Established Member

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    It is a 6L.com consisting of two English 3 letter dictionary words. Fitness related. Its better than Fitbit for example and is very brand-able.
    I never list my domains because potential buyers can Google and see what I paid for it.
     
  25. AndyM

    AndyM Web development services, visit KingdomDesign.com VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    I spent $100 on TonicWine dot com - This was a no brainer for me, My drink of choice is Buckfast tonic wine.

    The owner of Tonic-Wines.com made it clear he's not interested in purchasing it!
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016

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