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Domain Names I Recently Sold – August 2010 Update

Here are some domain names I recently sold: – $5,000 – $5,000 – $7,000 – $1,000 – $4,000 – $750 – $1,000 – $750 – $500 – $250 – $3,500 – $1,250 – $300 – $1,500 – $10,000 – $2,500 – $3,000 – $500 – $500 – $7,500 – $3,000 – $7,500 – $1,500 – $4,000

I also leased out these domains for 2 years with the option to buy, all to different buyers:

For domains I do not plan on using, and am not making money from, I am always open to lease with option to buy deals. If the potential buyer does not end up eventually buying the domain, then at least it should have more traffic to it from whatever site they built, making more money for me.

This month I also bought the domain for $3,000 for a new project I am working on. This is one of only a handful of domains I have ever bought (for more than the registration fee) to create a site, but I think it is worth having a top domain name if I am going to take the trouble to launch a major site.

26 Responses to “Domain Names I Recently Sold – August 2010 Update”

  1. 1
    steve says:

    Did they contact you or how do you find the buyers.
    Those are great sales.

  2. 2
    Domain Report says:

    Nice sales, congrats. It has been very quiet for me since July, I thought all the buyers were on vacation – lol. Looking forward to Sept, I think things will pick up for everyone.

  3. 3
    Leonard Britt says:

    Congrats on some nice sales! I see that most are .COMs. Just curious what sort of marketing you do besides listing at the major domain marketplaces.

    • 3.1
      admin says:

      I don’t do any marketing for my domains. But, selling domains is not my main business, running my websites is, so I can afford to wait and have buyers come to me.

  4. 4
    Osy says:

    “They all contacted me”

    How nice!
    Do you contact end-users at all?

  5. 5
    Jake says: shows available. When did you sell it ?

    • 5.1
      admin says:

      Thanks for pointing that out, I removed it now from my list. I sold it a few months ago.

  6. 6
    Pat says:

    Very interesting information! Thanks for sharing it.

    Did you mean (not

  7. 7
    leye says:

    Can you share with me how to connect with some buyers of domains.

    • 7.1
      admin says:

      I don’t do anything to connect with them. They lookup that I am the owner of the domain and then email me, and I email them back. Or sometimes they see my domains listed for sale on and make an offer through

  8. 8
    leye says:

    I also have some domains parked in sedo,,,am yet to list them for sale,but at the moment,i dont have a specific price to put on my domains,does it matter it generates traffic before i can put a price because i just registered them and i need them to bring me quick money.

    • 8.1
      admin says:

      Very few buyers at care if the domain has traffic or not, so you should list them now.

  9. 9
    leye says:

    Thanks for the update…..its encouraging..

  10. 10
    leye says:

    please one more thing,do you have reliable sites where i can lease my domains

  11. 11
    Adam says:

    Thanks for posting your sales Eric. It’s nice to have some numbers from guys selling a lot of names. How many names do you on now btw ?

  12. 12
    Michael Hallisey says:

    BuyDomains Stops Reporting Sales Of Owned & Operated Domains

    I was just reading this blog and clicked over to your blog. I have been building my own domain selling website. Just seeing if you want to check it out and sell some domain names on it? Its my own idea on how to keep the site moving by making it so you have to re-list domains that didn’t sell every month but its just a few clicks to re-list. You don’t have to rewrite everything. Plus I am not charging any money. You own a lot of domain names do you get any special deals on registration fees?

    • 12.1
      admin says:

      No, I don’t get any great deal on domain name fees. I was paying around $8/year at but I think it just went up 10% a few months ago like all registrars did when Network Solutions raised their fees. Yes, I will take a look at your domains for sale site.

  13. 13
    Jon Schultz says:

    Can you explain how you structure lease-with-option-to-buy deals and give an example of pricing? For example, if you’re willing to sell a domain for $10,000 and the prospective buyer says “I can’t afford that,” how do you generally propose the lease-purchase option? Does a third party hold the domain in escrow? You would think that buyers would be reluctant to lease and spend money advertising a domain which they could possibly lose if you were unable or unwilling to sell should they decide they want to buy.

    • 13.1
      admin says:

      Usually what happens is that the buyer makes me an offer that is a lot lower than I will sell it for, but not because they think my price is too high, but because they only have a certain amount of money they can spend. After going back and forth with them by email in the negotiations, they tell me this. That is when I suggest the lease to buy option. Up until recently I had never used escrow for a lease to buy deal, only for sales, but a buyer said he would pay the fee so I agreed to it. Here are the lease deals I currently am doing: – Lease price of $500/year for 3 years with option to buy it for $15,000 total. – 2 year lease for $5000 up front with option to buy for an additional $45,000. – under 2 year escrow (handled by – $20,000 total price: $1,000 – 1st payment, $100/month – 22 payments, $16,800 – Final Payment – 2 year lease for $500 up front with option to buy for additional $9500. – 2 year lease for $500 up front with the option to buy for an additional $9500.

  14. 14
    Jon Schultz says:

    That helps. Thank you.

  15. 15
    Hooshmand Moslemi says:

    Hi Man!

    I am really inspired from your high quality blog. You have listed your recent domain names and to me, as a domainer, it is a mine gold.

    Thanks a lot for sharing such valuable information and just keep it up!



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