Top Domain Sales

Top Domain Sales

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Domain names are considered property in Canada and elsewhere. Some domain names have a significant inherent value beyond their initial acquisition cost. Domain names in our top domain name sales lists usually have one or more of the following characteristics:

  1. Short domain names
  2. Surname domain names
  3. Brandable domain names
  4. Spellable domain names
  5. Generic domain names
  6. Domain names that were registered before a business adopted a trademark in Canada
  7. Domain names that match trademarks of multiple different businesses or individuals.

Top domain sales 2017

sumo.com $1.5 million USD purchase by sumoMe.com

WPM.com $275,000 – West Monroe Partners, September 2017

Defiant.com $45,000 purchase by Feedjit, Inc., February 2017

CB.org $28,000 Forwards to CollegeBoard.org, for SAT and AP tests, September 2017

Nissei.com $22,500  An electronics seller that owns CasaNissei.com, September 2017

bs2.com $19,000 – Banco Bonsucesso S/A. that owns bonsucessoinformatica.com.br, September 2017

SelfieStick.com $15,000

Rapiddo.com £10,000 purchase by Movile. Movile is a mobile content publisher in Madrid.

Setoo.com $10,000 by Kamet Ventures, an insurance technology startup incubator funded by AXA, September 2017

Olono.com $8,000 Olono is an artificial intelligence company; domain forwards to Olono.ai, September 2017

RoanokeCity.com $5,000 purchase by The City of Roanoke, Virginia

Izara.com €3,500 purchase by Danish IT company Izara Partners who use the ccTLD Izara.dk. €3,500  =  $3678.47 US Dollar in February 2017

Failed Top Domain Bids

Bar.com:

  • In a shockingly high bid of $2,100,000 USD in a namejet action for bar.com, the owner didn’t sell because it didn’t meet his reserve price.
  • The EstiBot Valuation of bar.com is $1,640,000 USD
  • In addition to Bar.com the other domain names included in the lot being auctioned off are Bar.net, Cafes.com, Grill.com, Place.com, Pub.com and Shelter.com.

 

 

Top domain sales 2016

Hanes spent about $30,000 to buy the domain name T-Shirts.store

 

Top domain sales 2015

The domain name Autism.Rocks sold for a staggering $100,000.

BeautyWorks.com $1500

Confie.com $6900

SelfieStick.com $29,100

DayPoint.com $3000

  • Daypoint is an app for iPhones that helps you understand where your time goes, so you can make better decisions about how you spend it and live more consciously and meaningfully.

 

 

 

Older top domain sales

  • Envelopes.com sold for $400,000 in 2009.
  • Slack used to be SlackHQ.com
  • Facebook used to be TheFacebook.com
  • Dropbox used to be GetDropbox.com
  • Mint used to be MyMint.com
  • HalifaxHealth.com $16,200 purchase by Halifax Medical Center, owner of Halifax.org, in July 2012.
  • MotoG.com $7,500 purchase by Motorola (Google) in November 2013

 

David Michaels

David Michaels, J.D., B.Eng., CHRM is a trained attorney who holds certificates in Canadian Trademark Law (2012) and Canadian Patent Law (1996) from McGill University. He has worked in the area of trademark law in Canada since 1995 and in the USA since 1993.

David is a legal blogger, brand consultant, an eCommerce entrepreneur, and an aeronautical engineer.
http://ca.linkedin.com/in/davidtmichaels/

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