Domain Flips (LZLZ.com, NDCC.com, WePlus.com) and Flops (Institutes.com)

Sep 24 2015

This weekly article is typically posted on Saturday or Sunday, but a little 32+ hour adventure in the mountains of Idaho (picture below) got in the way this week……..

Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with data courtesy of NameBio.

Flips

  • WePlus.com sold for 20,000 USD on 2015-09-14 at Sedo, vs 116 USD on 2007-10-26 at Sedo. You’ve gotta like the more than 100x returns. The domain is developed, and a screenshot is below. Here is a Google translation of the app description, “Listing is based on a shared platform APP modern office applications, provide listings appointment, meeting room booking, staff attendance, electronic door locks, staff visits and other functions. As the era of mobile office is a flexible use.

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  • LZLZ.com sold for 6,600 USD on 2015-09-13 at NameJet, vs 330 USD on 2008-08-20 at NameJet. Return of 20x before commissions. Picked up by an individual in China.
  • NDCC.com sold for 3,200 USD on 2015-09-15 at NameJet, vs 622 USD on 2012-01-30 at GoDaddy. Picked up by an individual in Singapore with a “nifty.com” email address.
  • YYXY.com sold for 2,225 USD on 2015-09-14 at GoDaddy, vs 711 USD on 2014-09-14 at GoDaddy. Picked up by an individual in the UK.

Flops

  • TheNightingale.com sold for 215 USD on 2015-09-13 at GoDaddy, vs 2,000 USD on 2011-07-13 at Afternic.
  • Institutes.com sold for 10,500 USD on 2015-09-14 at NameJet, vs 11,211 USD on 2009-07-13 at NameJet. If anyone thinks you can buy a one word .com and assume it will go up in value forever and ever, think again. You’ve still got to make the acquisitions at the right price. This one represents a 20% loss after commission.
  • WZRB.com sold for 1,759 USD on 2015-09-14 at 4.CN, vs 2,760 USD on 2011-11-23 at Afternic. Take my comments above, and now apply them to LLLL.com…..or any domain, for that matter. Or any investment, for that matter.

Note: I didn’t do an exhaustive search of the ownership history of each domain. There are likely cases where there were multiple owners between the sales prices I list.

You can find past Flips and Flops posts here.

Lastly, a photo of me moving uphill during last weekend’s event:

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  1. Michael Cyger

    100 miles in the wilderness. That’s just crazy!

    Congrats on finishing, Aaron! Looking forward to hearing about it in person at Namescon in January.


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      Aaron

      Thanks Michael, I appreciate it. Photos just came in a few minutes ago, and I added one to the bottom of the post.

      How’s the 5 minute mile goal coming?

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