Domain Flips (PPHP.com, Wireless.io) and Flops (Spices.com, Feelancer.com)

Sep 25 2016

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

Flips

ArtCanvas.com sold for 5,000 USD recently at Nokta, vs 1,900 USD on 2012-08-01 at Sedo. The first of a couple solid returns for Nokta. Neither is a home run, but if you can regularly make sales like this, life is good.

HomeMaster.com sold for 7,500 USD recently at Nokta, vs 2,977 USD on 2012-04-18 at Sedo. New owner is under privacy protection, and a simple lander says a site is coming soon.

PPHP.com sold for 3,300 USD recently at NameJet, vs 520 USD on 2011-10-15 at GoDaddy. The first of a couple LLLL.com with a hold over a year.

KYGQ.com sold for 1,200 USD recently at GoDaddy, vs 136 USD on 2013-09-15 at GoDaddy.

LearnOnDemand.com sold for 2501 USD recently at GoDaddy, vs 405 USD on 2015-09-16 at GoDaddy. Before commission, a 6x in a year.

Wireless.io sold for 6,500 USD recently at Park.io, vs 250 USD on 2006-08-11 at Afternic. It has been 10 years since the two public transactions, but a 26x return is worth the wait.

Flops

Feelancer.com sold for 918 USD recently at GoDaddy, vs 4,388 USD on 2012-04-04 at Afternic. Typos aren’t what they used to be.

AssetTrader.com sold for 1302 USD recently at GoDaddy, vs 10,000 USD on 2015-02-08 at Uniregistry. It’s never smart to buy a domain from Frank Schilling and then either drop it or sell it the next year.

HFG.cc sold for 1,010 USD recently at Sedo, vs 2,285 USD on 2016-04-05 at GoDaddy. The seller held for 5 months, then decided to sell at a loss?

Fertilizing.com sold for 649 USD recently at NameJet, vs 825 USD on 2015-10-06 at NameJet. No love for the “-ing” domain.

Spices.com sold for 95,000 USD recently via VIP Brokerage, vs 220,000 USD on 2007-07-31 at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.. Wowza, I don’t often see losses over $100k. This was picked up by the folks behind the developed TheSpiceLab.com, which sells spices, salts, tea, coffee and more. “The company’s extensive line of sea salts, spices, seasonings and related products are sold by gourmet and specialty gift shops, major retailers and online through Amazon”. Screenshot below.

spices

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.

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