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Go Daddy Auctions sells 30,000+ domains in September

October 2, 2012Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, go daddy auctions, godaddy.comComments Off on Go Daddy Auctions sells 30,000+ domains in September

Another month of over 30,000 domain name sales in Go Daddy’s aftermarket.

Go Daddy Auctions is reporting over 30,000 domains sold last month.

The ticker shows 30,839; the number is typically adjusted upward as final tallies come in.

The top reported sale for last month is CashLady.com at $36,000. The domain name was purchased by PDB UK, a payday loans broker in the United Kingdom.

Other top sales include:

safetygloves.com $22,000
chinaindustry.com $20,540
democraticcapitalism.com $20,000
82.net $17,905
startime.com $15,000 (registered in 1996)
chickenscratch.com $15,000
chinatime.com $14,000 (seller was BuyDomains)
liveinstyle.com $13,500 (buyer is co-founder of Experience Commerce in India)
gogomobile.com $12,500

Just over 50% of the domains were sold in auctions. About 47% were sold at fixed prices. 451 were sold through negotiations; I expect this number to increase over time now that both Afternic and Sedo are syndicating “make offer” listings through Go Daddy.

As usual, “home” “online” was the most common word in the domains sold.


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Go Daddy Auctions sells 30,000+ domains in September

October 2, 2012Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, go daddy auctions, godaddy.comComments Off on Go Daddy Auctions sells 30,000+ domains in September

Another month of over 30,000 domain name sales in Go Daddy’s aftermarket.

Go Daddy Auctions is reporting over 30,000 domains sold last month.

The ticker shows 30,839; the number is typically adjusted upward as final tallies come in.

The top reported sale for last month is CashLady.com at $36,000. The domain name was purchased by PDB UK, a payday loans broker in the United Kingdom.

Other top sales include:

safetygloves.com $22,000
chinaindustry.com $20,540
democraticcapitalism.com $20,000
82.net $17,905
startime.com $15,000 (registered in 1996)
chickenscratch.com $15,000
chinatime.com $14,000 (seller was BuyDomains)
liveinstyle.com $13,500 (buyer is co-founder of Experience Commerce in India)
gogomobile.com $12,500

Just over 50% of the domains were sold in auctions. About 47% were sold at fixed prices. 451 were sold through negotiations; I expect this number to increase over time now that both Afternic and Sedo are syndicating “make offer” listings through Go Daddy.

As usual, “home” was the most common word in the domains sold.


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Go Daddy Auctions sells 31,481 domains in August

September 4, 2012Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, go daddy auctions, GoDaddyComments Off on Go Daddy Auctions sells 31,481 domains in August

TeachingJobs.com heads list of domain name sales.

The monthly Go Daddy Auctions Domain Market Report is out, and the headline number is 31,481 domain names sold during August.

That’s lower than July’s 33,373 domains.

The top sale for August was TeachingJobs.com at a strong $89,250. The domain name appears to have been previously developed or used as a lead gen site.

Here are the top ten reported sales for the month:

teachingjobs.com $89,250
curio.com $60,000
ced.com $60,000
ffun.com $25,000
eduhelper.com $21,288
myeyes.com $19,777
mrcglobal.com $15,000
southernrecycling.com $13,100
officerentals.com $12,500
livecasinotv.com $12,000

Go Daddy’s report tends to be adjusted after its initial release. July’s original report showed fewer domains sold than are now reported. The higher number is good news — as is the addition of a new top sale from July: TMG.com for $80,000.


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Go Daddy sold 35,094 aftermarket domains last month

June 5, 2012Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, go daddy auctions, godaddy.comComments Off on Go Daddy sold 35,094 aftermarket domains last month

Go Daddy releases monthly stats about aftermarket domain sales.

The Go Daddy Auctions Domain Market Report for May is out.

Last month the company sold 35,094 domain names through its aftermarket platform. That’s down slightly from 36,103 in April.

54% of domains sold via auction while 45% were fixed price sales. 1% sold through negotiation.

The top 10 reported sales were:

businessreviews.com $58,000
looker.com $50,000
tactile.com $35,000
temi.com $30,000
smartcamera.com $29,200
mara.com $28,000
hugg.me $25,001
imena.com $19,000
instantly.net $16,995
allaboutdecks.com $15,995

As usual, the “most sold” keyword in a domain was Online. Other popular words were blog, best, home, and free.


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Go Daddy Triples Auction Fees to 15%

June 13, 2011Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, go daddy auctions, godaddy.comComments Off on Go Daddy Triples Auction Fees to 15%

Auction fees go up as domains get more exposure.

Go Daddy Auctions has increased its sales commission three-fold from 5% to 15%.

This change was noticed by Hybrid Domainer earlier today.

The auction price increase makes sense given that auction listings now show up in the registration path when someone searches for the exact domain name on Go Daddy.

A Premium Listing carries a 30% commission while the typical auction listing only cost 5% until now. This is steep difference based on a few small differences in convenience:

1. Premium Listing domains can be purchased by a customer immediately through their shopping cart.

2. Premium Listing domains have instant transfer so there are no transfer headaches.

3. Auction purchases require the customer to buy a $4.95 auction membership.

I suspect these differences account for significant sales velocity, but a 25% additional commission is very high.

While 15% is three times the old 5% commission, it’s still in line with industry standards especially given the added registrar exposure.


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Go Daddy Starts Featuring Auctions in Registration Path

May 12, 2011Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, go daddy auctions, GoDaddyComments Off on Go Daddy Starts Featuring Auctions in Registration Path

More exposure for domains listed on Go Daddy Auctions.

Go Daddy has started to show domain names that are listed on its auction platform to users searching for available domain names.

For example, if you try to register Branson365.com, you’ll see this:

godaddy auctions

This will drastically increase the exposure domain names on the Go Daddy Auctions platform receive.

Not all of the domains I checked that are on Go Daddy Auctions showed up when I searched for the exact domain name, however.

There are still benefits to Go Daddy Premium Listings, which put your domain name in front of buyers when they search for your exact domain name.

First, Premium Listings allow buyers to immediately buy the domain name through the shopping cart. Non-Premium Listings require users to purchase a Go Daddy Auctions membership and then buy the domain name through a more laborious process.

Second, Premium Listings enjoy instant transfer whereas auctions require you to complete the transfer.

Still, the approximately 25% difference in commission between the platforms is substantial.

It will be interesting to see how Go Daddy tinkers with this going forward.


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GoDaddy Sells IPS.com for $37,505

May 17, 2010Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, go daddy auctionsComments Off on GoDaddy Sells IPS.com for $37,505

Another five figure sale courtesy of Go Daddy Auctions.

Last week I wrote about GoDaddy selling BusinessTube.com for $25,000. Go Daddy only reports certain sales it makes each week, and only sales made on its Go Daddy Auctions site. So we don’t always see five figure deals on its lists.

But they did it again this week, selling IPS.com for $37,505. The domain’s whois record has been protected by privacy for a while so it’s unclear who the buyer is.

Before looking at some of the company’s other sales for the week, here’s a follow up on BusinessTube.com. I was surprised to see the same domain on NameMedia’s sales list last week. The company confirmed my hunch that the domain was listed with “Expanded” promotion on Afternic, which meant it was syndicated to Go Daddy Auctions, one of its many syndication partners.

OK, back to other notable sales at Go Daddy Auctions this past week:

IPS.com $37,505
NJBank.com $7,500
VitaMart.com $5,001
PrivateTube.com $3,005
Cmail.net $2,750
SimplePet.com $2,250
CTAP.com $2,025
Residuals.com $2,015


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GoDaddy Sells BusinessTube.com for $25,000

May 11, 2010Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, go daddy auctions, GoDaddy, tdnamComments Off on GoDaddy Sells BusinessTube.com for $25,000

Registrar sells another five figure domain name through Go Daddy Auctions.

GoDaddy has sold the domain name BusinessTube.com through its Go Daddy Auctions (aka TDNAM) platform for $25,000. The domain name was registered back in 2006 and just purchased by a California man. A visit to BusinessTube.com shows a logo with a message that the site will be going online this summer.

Here are some other sales Go Daddy made in the past two weeks:

PianoPlace.com $9,500
GarageBuilders.com $7,500
iCraft.com $5,500
PlatinumCreditCard.com $3,555
MundoVideos.com $3,505
SpringAhead.com $3,188
Cannabisville.com $3,006
CellSure.com $3,000
FleetCommerce.com $2,235
TheBridalBoutique.com $2,227
MagnetNerd.com $2,130
MW06SV.com $2,005
CreditRepair.biz $1,950
GetPR.net $1,900
SpinTheBottle.org $1,277
DeclineAndFall.net $1,055
Spyder.net $1,006
Fashion-ation.net $1,005

A couple of these look really good, including PlatinumCreditCard.com.

Keep in mind that with Go Daddy these sales barely scratch the surface. They don’t include Premium Listing sales and privacy transactions brokered by the company, which together make up the bulk of the company’s high dollar sales.


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Go Daddy Opens Closeout Auctions to Public

April 15, 2010Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, go daddy auctionsComments Off on Go Daddy Opens Closeout Auctions to Public

Registrar opens up “closeout” section of domain aftermarket.

GoDaddy has removed the membership requirement to its domain name aftermarket platform in order to be able to buy “closeout” domains.

Closeouts are last-effort sales of expired domain names priced at $5-$9 plus the cost of registration. Previously, buyers had to have a membership to Go Daddy Auctions (a.k.a. TDNAM) in order to purchase these domains. Membership is no longer required.

25,000 domains are added to the closeout section on any given day, and include traffic stats when applicable. You shouldn’t expect many high traffic domains to make it to the closeout stage, but there are some good generic domain names.

Go Daddy has also set up a twitter account for Go Daddy Auctions, where you’ll get tweets of “Daily Gems”, or higher value closeout domains. Some recent examples of Daily Gems include AffiliateCenter.com, LiveJam.com, V2H.com, and EFGO.com.


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