The following is a guest post by my friend and well-known blogger Zac Johnson.
So you’ve been thinking about selling your web site or blog?
When it comes to talking about the value of property on the internet, there is nothing more exciting that talking about domain names and the how they continually increase in value over time.
The bottom line is, domains are all unique and there is only ONE domain name for every word in the world, and ".com" domains will always prevail as the most valuable.
Let’s take a look at some of the most valuable and top selling domain names of all time.
- Sex.com – $13,000,000
- Fund.com – $9,999,995
- Porn.com – $9,500,000
- FB.com – $8,500,000
- Diamond.com – $7,500,000
Recent Domain Sales on Flippa
Before jumping into the process of potentially getting your hands on a killer domain name, let’s first take a look at some of the most recent domain name sales being made on the Flippa marketplace.
Flippa has always been massively successful for selling web sites, but they are quickly gaining ground in the domain name market and some domains are selling for some great numbers.
- HotelsInVegas.com = $15,000
- Sailing.net = $12,000
- Company.net = $23,000
- Backlink.org = $3,050
- 5stars.com = $6,000
- Images.info = $5,050
Yes, even .info names are selling on Flippa for a few thousand dollars! Even if you don’t have generic domain name names, you might have some good quality names that people are looking for. Flippa is a great place to list domain names that will potentially sell for a few thousand dollars.
Getting Your Hands on Amazing Domain Names
Now that you have a good idea on what some of the top domain names in the world have sold for, imagine getting your hands on some amazing domain names that could potentially sell of thousands of dollars and hundreds of multiple times your initial investment. It’s not a multi-million domain name, but it’s the next best thing!
One of my favorite solutions out there for securing top domain names is through a service called NameJet, which provides the service of monitoring domain names and grabbing them once they expire, then putting them up in the domain name aftermarket.
While you may never get your hands on an amazing million dollar domain name, there is a good chance you can secure an excellent domain name that you may never thought would ever have become available. Through services like NameJet I was able to secure an amazing pay per click related domain name and build it out into an established and authority blog. I never thought or planned to get my hands on this domain name, but the opportunity became available and I took it!
The best thing you can do to get the domain name of your dreams is to register for a free NameJet account, then build out a list of domains that you would like to buy if they ever become available. NameJet will monitor these domains for you and should they drop, you will be notified. There is no cost to join and monitor domain names through NameJet, but the lowest you can bid on a domain name is $69, and you only have to pay if NameJet can grab and secure the domain name for you.
What are you waiting for? Get out there and build your own list of dream domain names… you never know which may fall right into your lap!