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2018 One Word .Com Sales

Your domain name is your brand. One word .Com sales continue to grow in 2018 and in 2019 already with two reported sales breaking seven figures this year Chocolate.com and California.com. Below is a list of the top 20 one word .Com sales that were reported last year. This is just a small sampling of transactions that are happening, most high profile domain sales remain under NDA.

In 2018 Ice.com was the top sale, an acquisition by the Intercontinental Exchange. Several crypto and cannabis related sales trending along with body, comfort and positive brand domains. Almost all of the names on in the top 20 sales from last year are in use which is a strong indicator for the demand based on results for one word .Coms. Industry experts for the most part all agree that the best scarce, short and descriptive .Coms are still undervalued and are great investments.

Digital assets such as premium domains are perhaps the most important investment a business organization or individual can make. Some interesting testimonials to that can be found here, here and here. Also recommend this article by Alan Dunn that highlights 100 more companies that get domains.

2018 Top (reported via NameBio.com) Domain Name Sales

  • Ice.com $3,500,000

  • Super.com $1,200,000

  • Great.com $900,000

  • Files.com $750,000

  • Liquid.com $750,000

  • Christian.com $600,000

  • Inception.com $550,000

  • Sleeping.com $502,225

  • Snoring.com $502,225

  • Kush.com $500,000

  • Tokens.com $500,000

  • Plants.com $450,000

  • Pain.com $399,999

  • Inspection.com $335,000

  • Strength.com $300,001

  • Signet.com $300,000

  • Calculator.com $250,899

  • Gab.com $220,000

  • Hybrid.com $190,000

  • Deposit.com $170,000

Call For Submissions - QEIP Weekly Domain Investing Newsletter

Hi Insiders!

As part of our service, we run a weekly newsletter that goes out to 2000 targeted and active domain buyers. There are not only domain investors subscribed to our mailer but many digital marketers and entrepreneurs as well. We are seeking quality and aggressively priced inventory to run in our weekly newsletter. While we do offer premium domain brokerage and sell top names for retail prices, that is not what we are calling for in this post.

Types of names we are looking to market via newsletter brokerage:

  • Short .coms priced to sell: three letter (LLL), pronounceable or western premium four letter (LLLL) and in some cases brandable 5-6 letter .coms

  • One word domains: .COM preferred but we will consider one words in .ORG/NET/IO as well. If you have a really good ngTLD that does not have premium renewal and is priced aggressively you can send that as well. Please do not send long lists of non .com domains.

  • Exceptional Two Word .COMs - We're looking for two words with high search volume, CPC and/or exceptional brandability. We will also consider niche .com portfolios (ie..cannabis, blockchain, gambling, etc)

Inventory you send in should ideally be priced between $2k - $25k depending on quality. Please send domains that are priced. You must own the names be willing to let us market them for at least a month.

** Submit domains with best possibly pricing! Our newsletter is a great way to sell your liquid assets for fair prices but we are not looking for retail priced submissions here ** 

E-mail michael (at) qeip dotcom

Three Letter (LLL) .COMs Domain Sale Analysis for 2018

LLL .com names are the cornerstone of many domain investor portfolios.  This is because they have been extremely liquid, highly sought after assets which have experienced considerable appreciation over the last decade.

QEIP is very active in the LLL .com/.net market, and currently represents over 100 three letter domains. We felt it would be informative to examine some of the LLL .COM sales in 2018. *It is important to note that we are only using sales data reported by NameBio.com in this posting. NameBio.com is a great tool but it only reports a small fraction of total domain sales that occur. As an example, we have been a part of 6 figures of three letter .com sales this year which are under NDA.

All disclaimers aside, it is good to analyze sales data that is available. Below is a list of all 90 LLL .com sales that were reported to NameBio in 2018.  There are only four names that are actual dictionary words, including the massive ice.com sale which is a pretty big outlier. Here are some statistics on 2018 three letter .COM sales:

LLL .com incl *words - $8,411,665 total sales / 90 sales / avg sale $93,463 / median $28,800

LLL .com w/o *words - $4,436,665 total sales / 86 sales / avg sale $51,589 / median $27,000



Some other interesting observations to note:



Domains ending in ‘X’ are very hot! They appear 7 times above the median sale priceand only once below (actually twice but it was the same domain,Vqx which was purchased in June and resold for almost $3k profit in August).

- 11 of the top 20 domains reported in this list are already being utilized by end users, of those 3 are being used as cryptocurrency trading platforms (Ice, Hpx, Emx).


*Ice.com $3,500,000 Jul/2018

Dax.com $500,000 Feb/2018

Nwm.com $325,000 Jul/2018

Een.com $300,000 May/2018

*Gab.com $220,000 Sep/2018

Dxb.com $220,000 Jan/2018

Urw.com $195,000 May/2018

*Can.com $155,000 Jan/2018

Fxt.com $150,000 Aug/2018

Wjx.com $150,000 Mar/2018

Cpu.com $140,000 May/2018

Nbx.com $130,000 Jul/2018

Hpx.com $130,000 Jan/2018

Flo.com $127,258 May/2018

Ila.com $125,000 Aug/2018

Emx.com $120,000 Mar/2018

*Ore.com $100,000 Dec/2018

Wsb.com $85,000 Jun/2018

Nfc.com $77,507 Oct/2018

Ntd.com $75,000 Dec/2018

Osl.com $72,000 Mar/2018

Kug.com $60,000 Feb/2018

Amz.com $57,000 Aug/2018

Ocx.com $50,000 Feb/2018

Maq.com $49,999 Aug/2018

Btm.com $48,605 Jul/2018

Vrk.com $48,440 Apr/2018

Cpx.com $44,700 Feb/2018

Kul.com $43,143 Mar/2018

Scu.com $40,000 Jun/2018

Wsb.com $40,000 Feb/2018

Rfq.com $37,000 Dec/2018

Rhd.com $35,000 Aug/2018

Boj.com $35,000 Jan/2018

Dpn.com $32,220 Aug/2018

Rxs.com $32,200 Aug/2018

Zwz.com $32,200 Feb/2018

Qwe.com $31,400 Jun/2018

Cxp.com $31,000 May/2018

Bey.com $31,000 Feb/2018

Yon.com $31,000 Jan/2018

Ixa.com $30,767 Mar/2018

Ebf.com $30,500 Aug/2018

Ggn.com $29,000 Dec/2018

Bjn.com $29,000 Jan/2018

Oys.com $28,800 Apr/2018

Pfp.com $28,600 Sep/2018

Mvc.com $28,000 Jan/2018

Dkm.com $27,500 Sep/2018

Wzm.com $27,000 Mar/2018

Wxt.com $26,750 May/2018

Krc.com $26,000 Sep/2018

Rxj.com $25,715 May/2018

Daz.com $25,500 Dec/2018

Lzk.com $25,500 Sep/2018

Njd.com $25,322 May/2018

Nzd.com $25,000 Nov/2018

Zdn.com $25,000 Sep/2018

Nbd.com $25,000 Sep/2018

Cyn.com $24,950 Aug/2018

Kga.com $24,550 Jun/2018

Rqd.com $24,500 Mar/2018

Syv.com $23,000 Apr/2018

Imk.com $23,000 Jan/2018

Jld.com $22,792 Sep/2018

Cwr.com $22,665 Dec/2018

Rkl.com $22,500 Sep/2018

Iyb.com $22,000 Feb/2018

Xnk.com $21,000 Dec/2018

Iaw.com $20,501 Aug/2018

Yal.com $20,500 Oct/2018

Tiw.com $20,000 Nov/2018

Uen.com $17,600 Nov/2018

Eum.com $17,400 Dec/2018

Yzk.com $17,000 Jul/2018

Iez.com $16,600 Sep/2018

Yig.com $16,100 May/2018

Huv.com $16,100 Mar/2018

Pxo.com $16,000 Nov/2018

Azh.com $15,000 Dec/2018

Nqi.com $15,000 Apr/2018

Ojv.com $14,500 Sep/2018

Dqo.com $14,500 May/2018

Vqx.com $14,230 Aug/2018

Kju.com $14,100 Sep/2018

Vju.com $13,500 Sep/2018

Uzy.com $13,400 Jun/2018

Vqx.com $11,578 Jun/2018

Zuj.com $11,473 Dec/2018

Zsv.com $11,100 Jan/2018

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

NEIL BOSTICKComment
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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