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Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by isaactolu: 1:21pm On Apr 16, 2013
To wet your appetite a little about this domain name business, here is a list of the top 25 domain name sales;Please note that only domain name sold after 2003 are listed and also domain transactions that are made known to the public, a lot of transactions took place in private in which the party involved did not disclose their identity and the price due to legal and security reasons. Also note that these are only for domain sale value only and not including their website value.

21. Cameras.com - $1,500,000
Year sold: 2006

21.Russia.com - $1,500,000
Year sold: 2009

21. Tandberg.com - $1,500,000
Year sold: 2007

20. Ticket.com - $1,525,000
Year sold: 2009

19. DataRecovery.com - $1,659,000
Year sold: 2008

18. Auction.com - $1,700,000
Year sold: 2009

17. Dating.com - $1,750,000
Year sold: 2010

16. Fly.com - $1,760,000
Year sold: 2009

15. Seniors.com - $1,800,000
Year sold: 2007

14. Computer.com - $2,100,000
Year sold: 2007

13. Investing.com sold for $2,450,000
Year sold: 2012

12. Social.com sold for $2,600,000
Year Sold: 2011

11. CreditCards.com - $2,750,000
Year sold: 2004

10. Shopping.de - $2,858,945
Year sold: 2008

8. $3,000,000
Year sold: 2009

8. Vodka.com - $3,000,000
Year sold: 2006

7. Clothes.com - $4,900,000
Year sold: 2008

6. Toys.com - $5,100,000
Year sold: 2009

5. Slots.com - $5,500,000
Year sold: 2010

4. Diamond.com - $7,500,000
Year sold: 2006

3. Porn.com - $9,500,000
Year sold: 2007

2. Fund.com - $9,999,950
Year sold: 2008

1. Sex.com - $13 million
Year sold: 2010

Business.com - $7.5 million
Year sold: 1999

Hotels.com was sold for about $11,000,000
Year sold: 2001

Other expensive domain names not listed by DNJournal (either because they were sold prior to 2003 or other assets were sold with the domains):

Fb.com sold for $8.5 million in September 2010
Beer.com sold for $7 million in 2004
Korea.com sold for $5 million in January 2000
Freeport.com sold for $4 million in February 2008
yp.com sold for $3.85 million in November 2008
Shop.com sold for $3.5 million in November 2003
Software.com sold for $3.2 million in December 2005
Wine.com sold for $3 million in 1999
Loans.com sold for $3 million in January 2000
Pizza.com sold for $2.605 million in April 2008
Tom.com sold for $2.5 million in December 1999
Coupons.com sold for $2.2 million in January 2000
England.com sold for $2 million in December 1999
Express.com sold for $2 million in March 2000
Telephone.com sold for $2 million in January 2000
Savings.com sold for $1.9 million in February 2003
Mortgage.com sold for $1.8 million in March 2000
Branson.com sold for $1.6 million in June 2006
Marketingtoday.com sold for $1.5 million in September 2005

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Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by Chibenze(m): 4:57pm On Apr 16, 2013
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Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by Tekkyboy(m): 6:48pm On Apr 16, 2013
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Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by Tekkyboy(m): 6:51pm On Apr 16, 2013
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Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by 2jideofor(m): 7:01pm On Apr 16, 2013
We did not hear from them yesterday and so, we contacted them as a reminder.

They replied us today that they will discuss the purchase of the domain name in the meeting which was held today.

Hopefully, we shall get a reply from them tomorrow.

2sexy
Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by 2jideofor(m): 6:30am On Apr 18, 2013
I would have replied here yesterday, friends. But I got the shocked of my life and I have not been happy ever since.

The potential buyer who seem more serious to buy the domain name changed mind that they are no longer interested after discussing about it in the meeting that was held a day before yesterday. They were the one who wanted to £3000

I have been so bitter.

While one have replied us, the other interested buyer has not replied yet. They are UK based firm and one bad thing about these people is that they will show interest and when you expect them to come forward, they will just go silent. I have had 2 deals with people from UK but never came through... Same pattern, silence after showing interest.

I dont know what to do now as what I feel at the moment is like a hearybreak from a girl-i swear!

Though this firm have a range they want to pay which is £2000-£4000 but they have not responded yet and that is their style. UK companies will keep you waiting till you are almost frustrated. Emailing them again may look unprofessional and protray you as desperate.

Just this morning, another person entirely has agreed to $350.

I am fuccking confuse at the moment.

On one hand, we are waiting for £2000-£4000 peeps to come forward and someone who seem more serious is offering $350.

Guys what do I do?

2sexy
Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by Gbengazzee(m): 7:05am On Apr 18, 2013
@2jideofor

Keep hope alive, while waiting for the other UK company to reply you. For your domain to have been priced between 2k-3k$ shows it worth 4-figures. If you are not in need of cash now, I advice you hold it for some time till you get your desired price for it.

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Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by Chibenze(m): 7:59am On Apr 18, 2013
@2sexy in my own little advice i will advice you to calm down dnt be in a hurry to sell, even down another people offer you £2000, they may still be an agent of the companies, but keep ur mind straight and follow ur instinct, never be greed, i believe they will respond back b ut it will take a little time. Dats my advice 4rm ur student CHIBENZE. Still waiting 4 ur reply concerning wat i mention above. Peace
Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by 2jideofor(m): 8:03am On Apr 18, 2013
Yeah... I should wait to get a reply from the UK company that has shown interest , right?

It's not that I desperate for the money. Imagine you had been turned by a prospect and now left with one prospect who is from a country you have known to be VERY on predictable, they delay you for quite a long time and if care is not taken, they turn you down. That's what I mean here bro. Those people are most times very dissappointing.

This will be my 4th encounter with them. 2 didnt go well. The 3rd did but when it was time to pay, they wanted to delay my payment and meanwhile, they have the domain name in their possession.

I had to let them know I am a Nigerian. Infact, I used NIGERIA to scare them. It was at that point they paid me my money the next day.

Thanks, bro.

I'll take my mind off it and focus attention on other things.

Thanks again.

However, I will welcome other contributions.
Gbengazzee: @2jideofor

Keep hope alive, while waiting for the other UK company to reply you. For your domain to have been priced between 2k-3k$ shows it worth 4-figures. If you are not in need of cash now, I advice you hold it for some time till you get your desired price for it.

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Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by 2jideofor(m): 8:13am On Apr 18, 2013
They are 2 diff companies.

One offered: £3000 and later changed mind.

D 2nd offered £2000-£4000 as a price they want to pay but said they have to speak with their boss. This the UK company I'm talking about.

The one that stated a fixed price of £3000 have changed mind.

We got a reply among the people we contacted a while ago,different from the above mentioned peeps, that he will pay $350. This one is probably a domainer like myself.

Chibenze: @2sexy in my own little advice i will advice you to calm down dnt be in a hurry to sell, even down another people offer you £2000, they may still be an agent of the companies, but keep ur mind straight and follow ur instinct, never be greed, i believe they will respond back b ut it will take a little time. Dats my advice 4rm ur student CHIBENZE. Still waiting 4 ur reply concerning wat i mention above. Peace
Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by Tekkyboy(m): 12:32pm On Apr 18, 2013
2jideofor: I would have replied here yesterday, friends. But I got the shocked of my life and I have not been happy ever since.

The potential buyer who seem more serious to buy the domain name changed mind that they are no longer interested after discussing about it in the meeting that was held a day before yesterday. They were the one who wanted to £3000

I have been so bitter.

While one have replied us, the other interested buyer has not replied yet. They are UK based firm and one bad thing about these people is that they will show interest and when you expect them to come forward, they will just go silent. I have had 2 deals with people from UK but never came through... Same pattern, silence after showing interest.

I dont know what to do now as what I feel at the moment is like a hearybreak from a girl-i swear!

Though this firm have a range they want to pay which is £2000-£4000 but they have not responded yet and that is their style. UK companies will keep you waiting till you are almost frustrated. Emailing them again may look unprofessional and protray you as desperate.

Just this morning, another person entirely has agreed to $350.

I am fuccking confuse at the moment.

On one hand, we are waiting for £2000-£4000 peeps to come forward and someone who seem more serious is offering $350.

Guys what do I do?

2sexy
my boss,to the best of my knowledge i tink u shud wait a bit for that company of £2000-£4000 if u'ar not in need of money for urgent purpose.pls dont 4get my rply concerning my former post,THANKS
Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by 2jideofor(m): 1:11pm On Apr 18, 2013
Bros, no b say i know fit wait or something just that the UK peeps are known for their nonchalant attitude as Nigerians are know for scam.

Maybe I am just scared of being disappointed based on their nature.
Tek%kyboy:
my boss,to the best of my knowledge i tink u shud wait a bit for that company of £2000-£4000 if u'ar not in need of money for urgent purpose.pls dont 4get my rply concerning my former post,THANKS
Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by Tekkyboy(m): 11:49am On Apr 19, 2013
2jideofor: Bros, no b say i know fit wait or something just that the UK peeps are known for their nonchalant attitude as Nigerians are know for scam.

Maybe I am just scared of being disappointed based on their nature.
whatever happens but boss dont 4get that "the patience dog eat the fatest bone".am still expecting the reply on my first post to u sir.
Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by Trulie(m): 5:32pm On Apr 19, 2013
I just wanna ask somethin. After buyin a domain, by flippinq it does it mean increasin d PR, addin more links nd so on?
Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by 2jideofor(m): 5:44pm On Apr 19, 2013
I don't do any of those. Just buy, look for buyer, agree on a price, collect my money, rinse and repeat.
Tru_lie: I just wanna ask somethin. After buyin a domain, by flippinq it does it mean increasin d PR, addin more links nd so on?
Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by 2jideofor(m): 5:53pm On Apr 19, 2013
Yes, bro. I have finally realised the real worth of that domain and will wait.

I countered the $350 with $4000

the lady has not replied. She can f*uck off if she cant afford it.

We are still waiting for UK peeps to reply us o. Na so dia life b. Dey go delay u tire.
Tek%kyboy:
whatever happens but boss dont 4get that "the patience dog eat the fatest bone".am still expecting the reply on my first post to u sir.
Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by Chibenze(m): 7:54pm On Apr 19, 2013
@2sexy , iseec etc. Pls help to answer my questions.
How will i buy the domain
Where will i buy the domain?
Where will i market it?
Through which means will i be paid when i sell d domain?
Thanks
Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by 2jideofor(m): 8:25pm On Apr 19, 2013
Chibenze: @2sexy , iseec etc. Pls help to answer my questions.
How will i buy the domain? for beginners, you register them anew. When u become a pro with money, you buy from people who have ur desired domain name.


Where will i buy the domain? I use Godaddy.com


Where will i market it? You are the market. You market it urself by looking for who u feel will buy it


Through which means will i be paid when i sell d domain? I use a friend's paypal. If u have a friend or relative abroad, use theirs.
Thanks

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Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by Chibenze(m): 9:24pm On Apr 19, 2013
Thanks. But how do u get your cash in nigeria wen u need it?
Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by 2jideofor(m): 9:53pm On Apr 19, 2013
Western Union!
Chibenze: Thanks. But how do u get your cash in nigeria wen u need it?
Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by Chibenze(m): 10:29pm On Apr 19, 2013
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Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by timoney45(m): 5:57am On Apr 20, 2013
I have gone through this thread and i must commend everyone that has enlightened us about domain business, special thanks goes to 2sexy. But i want u guys to break down the process of starting domain biz so newbies like us can understand it clearly. Something like which site do we go to to buy d domain to how to hw to knw a good domain that will sell, to hw & where to sell them.

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Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by Chibenze(m): 6:42am On Apr 20, 2013
timoney45: I have gone through this thread and i must commend everyone that has enlightened us about domain business, special thanks goes to 2sexy. But i want u guys to break down the process of starting domain biz so newbies like us can understand it clearly. Something like which site do we go to to buy d domain to how to hw to knw a good domain that will sell, to hw & where to sell them.
according to my oga at the top. You buy the domain fro godaddy.com and u market it urself

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Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by 2jideofor(m): 6:54am On Apr 20, 2013
Gbam! To know a good domain? Well b4 u reg any domain to sell, ask yourself: will u buy it if some1 sold it to you?
Chibenze:
according to my oga at the top. You buy the domain fro godaddy.com and u market it urself

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Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by kmanning: 7:10am On Apr 20, 2013
What I'm really concerned about is how to market the domain. My friend once used facebook ads to advertise it. Pls, my gurus, what are the other means of marketing domain...making it known to potential buyers. Thx
Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by zogo(m): 10:56am On Apr 20, 2013
Tnx to the gurus in the house. i hv few questions:

1. is it an offence buying someone's personal name n auction it?
2. do i need a website design skill to start domain biz?
3. hw do i market my domains to great audience to attract buyers?
Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by Danyl(m): 11:55am On Apr 20, 2013
zogo: Tnx to the gurus in the house. i hv few questions:

1. is it an offence buying someone's personal name n auction it?
2. do i need a website design skill to start domain biz?
3. hw do i market my domains to great audience to attract buyers?
Seconded. My personal concern is if am interested in auctioning a domain,whc auction site is good 4such.
And more so oga 2sexy & 2jideofor pls explain to us d newbies how u do ur direct marketing, all i have bn seeing here is UK company here n der,bt how did u get there contact,is it through site auction or site flipping website. Really expecting ur response.

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Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by 2jideofor(m): 4:04pm On Apr 20, 2013
grin grin


I'm same person. 2sexy and 2jideofor
Danyl:
Seconded. My personal concern is if am interested in auctioning a domain,whc auction site is good 4such.
And more so oga 2sexy & 2jideofor pls explain to us d newbies how u do ur direct marketing, all i have bn seeing here is UK company here n der,bt how did u get there contact,is it through site auction or site flipping website. Really expecting ur response.
grin
Danyl:
Seconded. My personal concern is if am interested in auctioning a domain,whc auction site is good 4such.
And more so oga 2sexy & 2jideofor pls explain to us d newbies how u do ur direct marketing, all i have bn seeing here is UK company here n der,bt how did u get there contact,is it through site auction or site flipping website. Really expecting ur response.
Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by zogo(m): 11:12pm On Apr 20, 2013
Tnx to the gurus in the house. pls,i hv few questions for members:

1. is it an offence buying someone's personal name n auction it?
2. do i need a website design skill to start domain biz?
3. hw do i market my domains to great audience to attract buyers?


Thanks

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Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by Danyl(m): 8:22am On Apr 21, 2013
2jideofor: grin grin


I'm same person. 2sexy and 2jideofor grin
@2sexy,u avn't answered my questions naw.
Re: Domain Name Business; The Easiest & The Most Profitable Online Venture by 2jideofor(m): 8:49am On Apr 21, 2013
Guys, if you wonder why I dont answer too much question, let me tell you.

We have theives snooping around and looking for info to make up their ebooks which they shall sell to ignorant public.

1 guy used to advertise on complete sport this same domain biz, but I have always known that he has never practised what he sold. He charged 25k per head.

A chat with a friend who is columnist showed that the guy was scamming.

I can honorably tell you I am the only genuine successful domain flipper currently in Naija. And I am not gonna stand by while someone make money off my sweat.

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