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I read an article on the Afternic blog that had a pretty interesting stat. According to the company, “sales on Afternic’s Domain Listing Service (DLS) are up 94% for the first half of 2011—an encouraging statistic to domain sellers looking to generate cash from their portfolios.

Afternic closed close to three quarters of a million dollars in domain sales last week (sales that can be publicly disclosed). With that being said, 7 of the 10 highest sales of the last week were via the DLS platform, owned by people or companies not associated with NameMedia. I know there were many people that complained that they felt Afternic focused on in-house sales over DLS sales, but it looks like the data is showing that this is changing.

Below are the publicly disclosed sales above $1,000:

famo.us $25,000.00
imusica.com $18,500.00
adonis.com $14,000.00
vvm.net $9,600.00
ESJ.org $8,800.00
healthgate.com $8,500.00
internationalhotels.com $8,500.00
acecasino.com $8,000.00
shippingservice.com $7,870.00
bikes2u.com $6,200.00
brandsusa.com $6,000.00
CAPITALRAISING.com $5,850.00
medtrust.com $5,500.00
securityassessment.com $5,400.00
lighthouseloans.com $5,250.00
inmateinfo.com $5,000.00
thegreenknight.com $4,888.00
betteranswer.com $4,400.00
pwie.com $4,388.00
ssat.net $4,370.00
ultravioletlights.com $4,255.00
innovativepublishing.com $4,210.00
locu.com $4,100.00
createyoursite.com $4,000.00
elizabethstreet.com $4,000.00
healthq.com $4,000.00
limos4u.com $3,988.00
ibnalhaytham.com $3,934.00
ibnalhaytham.net $3,933.00
ibnalhaytham.org $3,933.00
promovideos.com $3,850.00
reachmarketing.com $3,800.00
personaldriver.com $3,788.00
TrainPasses.com $3,750.00
ultimatesuccess.com $3,750.00
pacificnetworks.com $3,688.00
paydaycity.com $3,677.00
pryd.com $3,661.00
heartforchildren.com $3,388.00
m-l-s.com $3,388.00
yourshield.com $3,388.00
brilliantwomen.com $3,188.00
corporategraffiti.com $3,188.00
limo4u.com $3,188.00
pottypal.com $3,188.00
teleoncology.com $3,188.00
xhail.com $3,188.00
yengo.com $3,188.00
studioshare.com $3,100.00
disasterready.org $3,088.00
panelheater.com $3,088.00
taskeasy.com $3,088.00
365news.com $3,000.00
basta.org $3,000.00
broadbandinternet.org $3,000.00
gigi.org $3,000.00
justfurniture.com $3,000.00
moneyhub.net $3,000.00
newwordorder.com $3,000.00
pricesheet.com $3,000.00
treasurefinders.com $3,000.00
intropro.com $2,888.00
247domains.com $2,750.00
kachelmann.com $2,733.55
entertainmentexperience.com $2,710.00
grantsmanship.org $2,700.00
mailinglistservices.com $2,700.00
MapleCross.com $2,695.00
adresleri.com $2,691.00
myheartsdesire.com $2,688.00
industrialconsulting.com $2,600.00
optimalmedia.com $2,600.00
younghearts.com $2,600.00
americanmovieclub.com $2,588.00
gardenpalace.com $2,588.00
pmhllc.com $2,588.00
withyou.org $2,588.00
ebourse.com $2,530.00
capower.com $2,520.00
BURNCENTERS.com $2,500.00
funnyfamily.com $2,500.00
revenew.com $2,500.00
thelatino.com $2,500.00
bestheating.com $2,455.00
warriorfood.com $2,420.00
allnaturalskincare.com $2,388.55
0balancetransfer.net $2,388.00
mastermentor.com $2,388.00
rapiddial.com $2,388.00
carboncounter.org $2,300.00
evote.net $2,300.00
uniqueenterprises.com $2,300.00
voicelinx.com $2,300.00
iex.net $2,250.00
studentfurniture.com $2,250.00
talktab.com $2,250.00
studentscene.com $2,210.00
soulbook.com $2,208.00
aerotechnics.com $2,200.00
quotesplus.com $2,200.00
senchi.com $2,200.00
uniteme.com $2,200.00
wanteddeadoralive.net $2,200.00
bingounited.com $2,188.00
healthmain.com $2,188.00
respiratoryplus.com $2,188.00
teachcast.com $2,188.00
wildflorida.org $2,142.00
mountainboarding.com $2,130.00
outdoorsmagazine.com $2,130.00
pbainc.com $2,120.00
albumawards.com $2,088.00
attractiondesign.com $2,088.00
chineseway.com $2,088.00
lapcare.com $2,088.00
localware.com $2,088.00
webfore.com $2,088.00
authenticnutrition.com $2,000.00
autonow.net $2,000.00
bugbed.com $2,000.00
cashregister.org $2,000.00
cdmasters.com $2,000.00
dataclassification.com $2,000.00
energypros.com $2,000.00
familyproperties.com $2,000.00
housefarm.com $2,000.00
moistskin.com $2,000.00
scienceinstitute.com $2,000.00
startarot.com $2,000.00
supplylist.com $2,000.00
taxlevy.com $2,000.00
tecmobile.com $2,000.00
texasagriculture.com $2,000.00
Tunely.com $2,000.00
volunteerconnect.com $2,000.00
wonderglove.com $2,000.00
PrimeHq.com $1,995.00
britishimports.net $1,988.00
investmentinsights.com $1,988.00
iowaroofing.com $1,988.00
agrotourism.com $1,959.00
chesterdog.com $1,941.20
beautyjuice.com $1,928.55
FineMOVIES.com $1,900.00
psri.org $1,900.00
sellluxury.com $1,900.00
SocialEducation.com $1,900.00
voteworks.com $1,900.00
DataWarden.com $1,895.00
FatSpecial.com $1,895.00
TripDating.com $1,895.00
faceandskin.com $1,888.00
firme.net $1,888.00
retailnation.com $1,888.00
thehouseofgrace.com $1,888.00
eTractors.com $1,845.00
ememos.com $1,800.00
TECHJR.com $1,800.00
ustick.com $1,800.00
visier.com $1,800.00
completehorsecare.com $1,788.00
iloveveggies.com $1,788.00
profitshub.com $1,788.00
safemailer.com $1,788.00
thechineseway.com $1,788.00
professionalperformance.com $1,775.00
healthrankings.com $1,750.00
rxresearch.com $1,750.00
bodytouch.com $1,700.00
carmella.net $1,700.00
discount-insurance.com $1,700.00
futureharvest.com $1,700.00
islandproducts.com $1,700.00
multicourse.com $1,700.00
selavi.com $1,700.00
SensoryIntelligence.com $1,695.00
dynamicstuff.com $1,688.00
fundinglogic.com $1,688.00
masonrysaver.com $1,688.00
outreachcare.com $1,688.00
pizzachallenge.com $1,688.00
wallaces.com $1,650.00
joestravel.com $1,612.00
advancealert.com $1,600.00
faredge.com $1,600.00
livevysledky.com $1,600.00
CaringSupport.com $1,595.00
charityresources.com $1,588.00
kalpana.net $1,588.00
saveoncars.net $1,588.00
threeingredients.com $1,588.00
smartrelay.com $1,582.00
buycoolers.com $1,520.00
gamecommerce.com $1,519.00
buildyourteam.com $1,500.00
canadianmining.com $1,500.00
celec.com $1,500.00
coralvista.com $1,500.00
csur.org $1,500.00
fabledesigns.com $1,500.00
GETINQUICK.com $1,500.00
giftbar.com $1,500.00
globaldiving.com $1,500.00
handmadeleather.com $1,500.00
helpcorner.com $1,500.00
mach4.net $1,500.00
murrayhomes.com $1,500.00
ncqc.com $1,500.00
nitroelements.com $1,500.00
openyoureyes.org $1,500.00
personalfinancialmanagement.com $1,500.00
puttman.com $1,500.00
quercia.net $1,500.00
southernworld.com $1,500.00
usascreen.com $1,500.00
UsaScreen.com $1,500.00
xfashion.com $1,500.00
lifesciencepartners.com $1,488.00
ourclimate.org $1,488.00
royaltea.net $1,488.00
chinmay.com $1,461.00
londonbynight.com $1,450.00
ecoguard.org $1,434.00
aimconsulting.com $1,416.00
blueltd.com $1,400.00
choicethreads.com $1,400.00
committofit.com $1,400.00
FileJungle.com $1,400.00
icatcher.org $1,400.00
mommymakeover.org $1,400.00
musliminfo.com $1,400.00
officedating.com $1,400.00
massageassociation.com $1,388.00
networkconsultant.net $1,388.00
saveonmedical.com $1,388.00
successineducation.com $1,388.00
tattoomaster.com $1,350.00
thegrillmaster.com $1,350.00
lightfixturedepot.com $1,341.00
rideforthecure.com $1,322.00
archentertainment.com $1,300.00
boxer.us $1,300.00
humanclay.com $1,300.00
onlinebsnprograms.net $1,300.00
opendreams.com $1,300.00
thecupcakebakery.com $1,300.00
thinktesting.com $1,300.00
AIS.info $1,297.00
techrock.com $1,290.00
medsaving.com $1,288.00
myintuition.com $1,288.00
personaltrainingplus.com $1,280.00
weddingfavours.net $1,277.00
pizzadelivery.org $1,256.00
abiqua.com $1,250.00
savoryliving.com $1,250.00
sharmin.com $1,250.00
volokhconspiracy.com $1,250.00
alternativeinvestors.com $1,249.00
productprotector.com $1,239.00
directgolfstore.com $1,227.00
whsnet.com $1,221.00
adaffinity.com $1,200.00
advancedwastesystems.com $1,200.00
livefirst.com $1,200.00
schooladmission.com $1,200.00
surprisecards.com $1,200.00
then-and-now.com $1,200.00
winnerswin.com $1,200.00
KnowSomething.com $1,195.00
bestonlinebrokerage.com $1,188.00
happydogshop.com $1,188.00
heateddebate.com $1,188.00
thelearninglab.com $1,180.00
waaa.org $1,161.00
academicexperts.com $1,100.00
BIKESUPERSTORE.com $1,100.00
chatr.net $1,100.00
chinabrokers.com $1,100.00
partyforce.com $1,100.00
smartwatch.net $1,100.00
societee.com $1,100.00
deadmeat.net $1,088.00
internationalcomedyclub.com $1,088.00
internationallumber.com $1,088.00
tenantlandlord.com $1,088.00
123WAN.com $1,050.00
tutoringsolution.com $1,027.00
funtika.com $1,008.55
alphamail.net $1,000.00
amplifiertubes.com $1,000.00
castcrew.com $1,000.00
ccoins.com $1,000.00
connectlink.com $1,000.00
diamondenterprise.com $1,000.00
dietetique.net $1,000.00
dreamcharters.com $1,000.00
GayWeddingHawaii.com $1,000.00
heroesanddemons.com $1,000.00
jthinc.com $1,000.00
learnaboutmortgages.com $1,000.00
magicfountains.com $1,000.00
mattressgallery.net $1,000.00
mdprofile.com $1,000.00
nonpaint.com $1,000.00
passovercandy.com $1,000.00
perfectcredit.net $1,000.00
plantshop.net $1,000.00
primewholesale.com $1,000.00
PrimeWholesale.com $1,000.00
princestreet.com $1,000.00
pro-fx.com $1,000.00
pubandbar.com $1,000.00
sandalo.com $1,000.00
scientificinvesting.com $1,000.00
sms-services.com $1,000.00
staffoptions.com $1,000.00
stand-strong.com $1,000.00
steamcoil.com $1,000.00
thenightflight.com $1,000.00
thepause.com $1,000.00
transhost.com $1,000.00
tvbestsellers.com $1,000.00
WARRENG.com $1,000.00


About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.


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Comments (12)

    BullS

    So sad, so pitiful to go thru the list.

    I could not remember any of those names.

    Sucker buyers(where/who are you?)

    August 2nd, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Devon

    @Elliot, just out of curiosity do you have domains on afternic, or just sedo primarily? Do you find that you get more quality offers on one versus the other?

    August 2nd, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Devon

    I sell most of my names on my own or via the for sale message I have on the parked pages. Turned down one such offer on CocktailMix.com this morning.

    August 2nd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Bruce Tedeschi

    Who is the agent selling the names at Afternic. My portfolio is so much better than what they are selling here.

    August 3rd, 2011 at 12:50 am

      Elliot Silver

      @ Bruce

      If they’re selling based on inquiries rather than recommendations, it doesn’t matter how good your portfolio is. It matters how visible a for sale message is and where you have it listed for sale so that a potential buyer would know it’s for sale.

      August 3rd, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Gazzip

    “It matters how visible a for sale message is and where you have it listed for sale so that a potential buyer would know it’s for sale.”

    I’v noticed recently that a few people are following Frank Schillings example with the bright tops on the for sale landing pages.

    Eg:

    Colds.com – Rick Schwartz

    Dusseldorf.com – Mike Mann

    DogBalls.com – Elliot/Parked

    Any chance you can do a follow up article to let us know if this is generating far more offers than before ?

    Thanks

    August 3rd, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    HotComplaints

    Mostly all are craps, unable to catch how such craps sells for 1000’s. i have quality memorable 2 word domains, but none of a guy makes any good offers. Oh god, whats happening. I am even unable to remember even a single domain name as i go through them.

    Too Bad.

    August 4th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Bruce

    Good or bad, I am happy for the sellers. We all know how tough this market is right now. I started techdomainer.com to try and help you guys with development. Money is flowing ont he prebuilt, post SEO website end.

    Pure domaining is falling off… You need to offer more now.

    August 4th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @ Bruce

      That’s the attitude to have. More sales means more money flowing into domains.

      I still make the majority of my money flipping (very good) domain names in private. Much weaker market for subpar domain names, but the good ones are still selling!

      TechDomainer is a parked page. There are a lot of fantastic developers out there. Far more than domain investors.

      August 4th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Bruce

    You bet, when a company can broker non-premium domains for nice prices, that is the company to call and I emphasize call. Domainers would do much better if they called their brokers and worked hard with them to sell.

    The days of reg and wait for an offer are over. You have to be aggressive and never assume anything. Just wait until the economy finally recovers.

    August 4th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Bruce

    My bet though, is that most of these sales weren’t made because brokers contacted potential buyers. They were most likely names that people/companies inquired about and Afternic closed the deal. I think many of these were reg. and wait, but that’s not great if you own thousands of names and need to hope and pray someone comes knocking – and then has the budget to meet your asking price.

    August 4th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Bruce

    You hit the nail on the head. Having your business number on the page is a #1 must. I am working on a landing page of own to drive sales.

    August 4th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

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