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Top One Word .Com Domain Sales

For premium domain investors and owners, please look over top past one word .com domain sales to see how qeip can help you to make the most money through our innovative domain brokerage services.


#DOMAIN NAME SOLDSALE PRICENEW REGISTRANT (DOMAIN BUYER)SALE DATE

1. hotels.com - $11,000,000Hotels.com GP LLCSeptember 2001

2. fund.com - $9,999,950Gentile, PhilipMarch 2008

3. fb.com - $8,500,000Facebook, Inc.September 2010

4. diamond.com - $7,500,000ATTN DIAMOND.COMMay 2006

5. beer.com - $7,000,000Thought Convergence, LLCJanuary 2004

6. casino.com - $5,500,000Mansion Limited of GibraltarNovember 2003

7. slots.com - $5,500,000Bodog MediaJune 2010

8. toys.com - $5,100,000DNS MASTERMarch 2009

9. korea.com - $5,000,000Korea.com Communications Co., LtdJanuary 2000

10. clothes.com - $4,900,000Domain AdministratorJanuary 2008

11. yp.com - $3,850,000Yellow PagesNovember 2008

12. shop.com - $3,500,000Hunt, VinceNovember 2003

13. wine.com - $3,300,000 Tomaszewski, WilliamSeptember 2003

14. software.com - $3,200,000Software.com Holdings Pty LimitedDecember 2005

15. loans.com - $3,000,000Bank of AmericaJanuary 2000

16. candy.com - $3,000,000Greg BalestrieriJune 2009

17. vodka.com - $3,000,000Russian Standard CoDecember 2006

18. wines.com - $2,900,000Wilferd, JacklynJuly 2004

19. creditcards.com - $2,750,000CCRD Operating Company, Inc.June 2004

20. pizza.com - $2,605,000National A-1 AdvertisingApril 2008

21. social.com - $2,600,000Salesforce.comJuly 2011

22. tom.com - $2,500,000Director of Investigation and Development CenterDecember 1999

23. Investing.com - $2,450,000Fusion Media LimitedNovember 2012

24. coupons.com - $2,200,000Coupons.com IncorporatedJanuary 2000

25. autos.com - $2,200,000Hoover, ChuckDecember 1999

26. england.com - $2,000,000World Media Group, LLCDecember 1999

27. express.com - $2,000,000One Limited ParkwayMarch 2000

28. telephone.com - $2,000,000Itani, AymanJanuary 2000

29. savings.com - $1,900,000Savings.com LLCFebruary 2003

30. seniors.com - $1,800,000YouMuJune 2007

31. mortgage.com - $1,800,000CitiBankMarch 2000

32. dating.com - $1,750,000Harlequin Holdings LimitedJune 2010

33. auction.com - $1,700,000Real Estate Disposition, LLCMarch 2009

34. datarecovery.com - $1,659,000Carmitchel, BenjaminMarch 2008

35. branson.com - $1,600,000Milton, LarryJune 2006

36. ticket.com - $1,525,000StromboliOctober 2009

37. tandberg.com - $1,500,000ASA, TandbergFebruary 2007

38. cameras.com - $1,500,000Domains, CameraNovember 2006

39. deposit.com - $1,500,000Domain DiscreetFebruary 2000

40. fly.com - $1,500,000 -Travelzoo Inc.November 1999

41. marketingtoday.com - $1,500,000DeLegge, PeterSeptember 2005

42. russia.com - $1,500,000Private, RegistrationDecember 2009

43. vip.com - $1,400,000Safenames LtdDecember 2003

44. men.com - $1,320,000Men.com LLCFebruary 2000

45. photo.com - $1,250,000PHOTO.COMMay 2010

46. vista.com - $1,250,000VistaprintNovember 2007

47. feedback.com - $1,230,000Idealab!February 2003

48. find.com - $1,200,000Generation Zero Group, Inc.March 2004

49. phone.com - $1,230,000Ari RabbanFebruary 2003

50. kredit.de - $1,169,175Daniel KirchhofNovember 2008

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One Word .Com Domains Owned by Companies

Here at qeip, we stress our ability to sell premium one word domains to companies. As proof of the demand for such domains by companies, we have compiled a list of companies with the premium domains they own which correspond with the products that they sell. We do so to show that there is a real strategy for companies to acquire premium domains for branding purposes in addition to bring about trust in the owners of premium domains that we represent. Format of [(Company) - (Domain Owned 1)/(Domain Owned 2) etc.]


1800 Contacts - Contacts.com / EyeCare.com / Glasses.com

A&E - History.com

A&W - RootBeer.com

American Express - Open.com / Serve.com

AOL - Advertising.com / Flipper.com / Games.com / Love.com / Seed.com / When.com

Apple - Airport.com / Apple.com / Carbon.com / Newton.com / Next.com

Bank of America - Loans.com

Barnes and Noble - Book.com / Books.com

Bass Pro Shops - Archery.com / Ducks.com / Hunting.com / Tackle.com

Brown Shoe Company - Shoes.com

Burlington Coat Factory - Coat.com

CBS - Download.com / News.com / Radio.com / TV.com

Citi Bank - Finance.com / Mortgage.com / StudentLoan.com

Clorox - Bleach.com / Grease.com

Discount Tire - Tires.com

Disney - Family.com / Kid.com

Dreyers - IceCream.com

Fandango - Movie.com / Movies.com

Fidelity - 401K.com / Retire.com

GlaxoSmithKline - Asthma.com / Depression.com / Diabetes.com

Hidden Valley - Salad.com

Honda - Motorcycles.com / Scooters.com

Intel - Chips.com / Netbook.com / PC.com

Intuit - Apps.com / Banking.com / Payroll.com

J&J - Baby.com / Cancer.com / Cholesterol.com / Obesity.com

Kay Jewelers - Gold.com

Kraft - Dessert.com / Dinners.com / Pickles.com

Lending Tree - RE.com / Tree.com

Mens Warhorse - Tux.com

Microsoft - Docs.com / Office.com / Start.com

Monster - Jobs.com

National Pen - Pens.com

Nestle - Meals.com

NW Mutual - LifeInsurance.com

Office Depot - OfficeSupplies.com

Oracle - Learn.com / Retail.com / Network.com / Sales.com

Orbitz - Trip.com

OTIS - Elevator.com / Escalator.com / Lift.com

P&G - Clean.com / Conditioner.com / Dentures.com / Laundry.com / Nails.com / Toothpaste.com

PetSmart - DogFood.com / Dogs.com / Pet.com / Pets.com

Pfizer - Arthritis.com

Quidsi -Diapers.com / Look.com / Soap.com

QuinStreet - Insurance.com / Insure.com / Internet.com

Quaker - Snacks.com

Roto Rooter - Plumber.com

Sales Force - Data.com / Desk.com / Do.com / Social.com / Work.com

Sanofi-Aventis - Allergy.com / Stroke.com

Scripps - Food.com

Select Comfort - Beds.com

Sherwin Williams - Painting.com

Sunglass Hut - Shades.com

TIME - Money.com / Health.com

Toys R US - Toys.com

Travelocity - Reservations.com / Vacations.com

Unilever - Eat.com / Sauce.com / Soup.com

VIACOM - Film.com

Warnaco - Bras.com / Underwear.com

The Weather Channel - Weather.com

Winchester - Ammunition.com

XEROX - ColorPrinters.com / Documents.com

Zaps - Clothes.com

Zildjian - Cymbals.com

How to Get your Domain Sold for Top Dollar?

For those who own domains or want to own domains, there are certain levels of selling that need to be recognized depending on your domain investing strategy.


There are three places to sell your domain:

General Marketplaces (Eg. NamePros, Ebay)

Domain marketplace websites (Eg. Flippa.com and Sedo.com)

Private Inquiries (You wait for people to make offers on your domains or you actively seek out buyers)


The value of your domain and the amount you want for your domain should determine what place to sell your domain. This is because there are three different kinds of buyers that you deal with when trying to sell your domain: 


Resellers are the people, like qeip, who wish to buy domains at the lowest price possible so that they can make a profit on them immediately. The only place that we might encounter these buyers are in public auction sites and such but we don’t want to sell to these people because they hinder our earnings potential even if we could make a profit off of them.

Investors are the people who pay a premium for a domain just to have it as investment which they believe will gain in value in the future and they can sell it. Investors are our target audience because they are all of all of the venues that we sell on and they can get us large profit margins.

End users are the companies, entrepreneurs, and people that want to buy a domain to develop it into a full-fledged website or want it as a redirect for branding purposes. End users are our target audience because they have generous budgets and they are willing to pay tens of thousands or more to obtain the domain they want without any questions or persuasion necessary. 


What you have to understand is that Marketplaces (eg. Ebay) are filled with resellers who won't give you much for your domain because they want to make a quick profit off of it. Domain Marketplaces (Eg. Flippa) are mostly resellers with a few investors. Then you get to Private Inquiries which almost always consistent of end users with a couple investors.

What you see is that End users can only really be found through private inquiries. End users can only really be taken advantage of through strong brokerages. When a company sees that a brokerage firm, like qeip, is representing a domain, they feel more entitled to listen than if a "domain owner" came up to them to ask them to buy said domain. Qeip takes advantage of this fact with our brokerage services which focus on a four step process:


1. Qeip is hired to sell a premium domain for someone.

2. Qeip makes a list of companies that in related industries which they use to make a list of business contacts in the advertising/marketing departments of these companies.

3. Qeip contacts each of these business contacts through calls and emails to announce to them that a premium domain is available .

4. Qeip gets multiple offers from different companies, which they use to start a bidding war to get the domain the highest price. 

This process in addition to our extremely low commission prices is why domain owners choose us over the big brokers. If you want to learn even more about our brokerage services, please go to fill out the form below:


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What Makes a Domain Valuable? (Free Appraisals!)

There is literally an unlimited amount of domains in existence so how can one tell the different between one that is valuable and one that is worthless? The short answer is scarcity and the amount that the buyer wants that particular domain.

The long answer for the value of domain is that it is determined by a number of factors:


Google Keyword searches - The amount of times that people search for a certain keyword that is within a domain can be a great determiner of its value. An domain such as DomainName.com has around 300,000 searches a month and is therefore a very good investment. These searches are so valuable for companies because each of those searches has a good chance of getting a customer to the domain's website it shares a keyword with. These keyword searches normally have to be bought from Google Adwords by the companies so owning a domain with a lot of keyword searches can save them a lot of money. 

Length - The length of a domain is one of the number one ways to immediately determine a domains value. Just looking at a  domain, one can tell its worth based on whether it has 2, 3,4, or 5 letters. Each number of letters has its own resellers value, market value and end user value. Short number domains like 1111.com sell for tens of thousands and have been gainly value aggressively. Length can refer to number of letters or numbers but it can also refer to number of words. A domain worth investing in should have only one or two words within it. 

Registration Age - Age can be a good indicator of an domain's value as older domains have more money invested to keep them renewed each year. It costs a certain amount to keep a domain each year so if someone is going to pay $20 a year for 20 years to keep a domain, then, they probably have a good reason for keeping that domain. Every premium domain is aged but not every aged domain is premium. 

Extension - Nowadays, there are hundreds if not thousands of different domain extensions ranging from the classic .com,.org,.net all the way to .de,.xyz,.io and others. Most premium domains that are worth investing in are .com but a few good ones are .org or .net (like coffee.org sold for $100,000). For the rest of the hundreds of extensions, they are only usually worth something if they are one or two letters (but even then they won't sell for more than a couple thousand).

History - A domain's history can help to determine its value because domains that have previously had successful websites on them increase the domains value exponentially just for the sake of branding. In addition to that, a previous website means that there will probably be a lot of natural traffic coming to that website which makes owning that domain very profitable no matter whether you are cash parking it or trying to make a website out of it. Previous websites also bring backlinks, links to the site from other sites, for the site which makes long term traffic possible. Website history can go both ways though. If you own a domain that used to be a porn site, the domain's value decreases if you are trying to sell the domain to people who want to make a normal website out of it. 


Even if you use these tools to help value your domain, you still will probably be wrong about it even though you will be close. At the end of the day, a domain is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. 

Yet, qeip understands the necessity for valuations, that is why we offer free personalized domain appraisals which can be requested by submitting the form below:

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QE Investment Planner's Approach to Domain Investing

Domain names have been continually appreciating in value at a higher rate than most investments. Currently, two letter .com domains that might have sold in 1995 for $10, do not sell for less than $300,000 today. 

Our expert planners use our customer's capital to buy premium domain names at below market prices in order to form personal domain portfolios. After obtaining a domain portfolio from us, you have the option to deal with managing them yourself or you can utilize our team's personal registrar. With our advice you get to decide when you want to turn your domain portfolio into liquid cash. If your looking to sell, there are many options for you to see a massive return on your investments. Our team has the options to wait for 3rd party buyers to make offers, to aggressively seek out potential buyers, or to take the domains to public auction. Through all of these options, our team will get you a profit but the highest returns are found typically when 3rd party buyers make outside offers.

Each domain will gain returns anywhere from 10%-1000% based on value that domain is bought and sold for and domains will not be sold for less than they are bought. *Domains managed by qeip are securely monitored through a encrypted registrar.

The domain names that our team specializes in are 3 + 4 letter .com domains (like cef.com and pptt.com) along with generic 1 + 2 word .com domains (like During.com and WebTraffic.com). In general, although your portfolio's domains are not liquid (like a mutual fund might be), they can be sold for any amount, transferred instantly, and accessed anywhere.  Domains offer a chance at near unlimited gain and with our expert buyers, you most always will have an portfolio that is worth much more than you purchased it for, from the second that we personally make it for you.