I find the current state of the domain name market confusing. Every week I read about a bunch of domain sales, all at what I consider pretty high prices, yet I have not had much luck lately selling my own domains. I currently have Physical.com up for auction at Flippa.com, but this is the 2nd time I have listed it there and I have also tried selling it through various brokers (it was last listed for $45,000).
Last week I had a buyer approach me looking to make a bulk wholesale type deal. I gave them a list of 75 domains I was willing to part with cheaply, and they made me an offer of $1,200. I thought the list was worth more like $10,000, so I countered removing what I considered to be the 24 best domains from the list, and offering the remaining 51 domains for $1,200. They accepted, and we closed a week later using Escrow.com. I think they got a great deal, and I might have been able to get more like $5,000 if I had waited to sell these domains to retail buyers, or sold them one at a time on Flippa.com or Namejet. But, it really is a huge hassle to deal with 51 individual Flippa sales. 51 different buyers to go back and forth with, 51 payments to keep track of, 51 domain transfers to have to worry about. Selling to one buyer was much much easier, even though I left a lot of money on the table.
In the past I used to get good offers on domains like these, just from people going to my parked page or looking me up in the whois, but in the last few years the offers have decreased. This may be because I sold almost all of my really good domains already (I used to have 9000 domains for sale, now I have less than 100), but even for my premium domains I get less offers.
On the other hand, even though I am not looking to buy domains, I still read all the daily “domains for sale” newsletters, and I visit domaining.com every day and see what sales are taking place, and the domain market seems to be as alive and well as ever. So, I am not sure what to make of things.
Also this week I sold Divorcing.com. I can’t disclose the price (it was half what I was hoping to get for it), but I only get an offer for it once every few years, so I decided the time was right to sell it since I had a good buyer. I know I probably could have sold it for more money, but I did not want to wait a few years for another buyer.
Below is a list of the 51 domains I sold for $1,200. The buyer (Amoskowitz@2bluemediagroup.com) is also looking for more bulk deals like this, so email him if you are looking to sell):
wowserver.com (as in World of Warcraft)