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Long a buy and hold investor, I now believe that buy and hold has to be re-evaluated in a world of ever increasing, instant information and huge gyrations in markets all over the world. A value investor at heart, I anchor my portfolio with conservative funds and blue chip dividend stocks, but... More
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  • Investing in internet domain names (Web addresses) can make you rich! 2 comments
    Oct 3, 2011 6:32 PM | about stocks: MBIS, WEBX, EWEB, WWWW, IIH, NETC, NETL, NETM, NETO, ANET, DDUP, DTWO, INET, MGI
    Domain Name sales are still flying high, even this year!
     
    Investments can come in many forms. Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, real estate, Gold, Silver, other resources etc. In this extremely bearish environment, there is one fairly new form of investment that has being doing, shall we say, SPECTACTULAR this year. I am talking about investing in the internet domain name market.

    Every time you visit a website, you are going to a "domain name" address. It is the real estate of the internet and since 1996, there have been some spectacular gains made buying and selling internet domains. For example, I have attached a list of "year to date" sales as listed at the Domain Name Journal ( DNjournal.com) so that you can see the top end of sales.

    Keep in mind, as you read the list, that for every 6 and seven figure domain sold, there are thousands sold in the 4 and 5 figure range. Heck, even if you registered a good name and sold it for only $100, you esentially just turned what is known on Wall Street as a 10 bagger. That would be upside of 1,000% because it only costs, on average, $10 to register such names.

    Granted, most of the best names have already been registered, however many names are now bought and sold on the "after market" at sites like SEDO and MONIKER to name just two. So lets say you pay $250 for one of these domains and you sell it for $500. You just made 100% profit on the sale.

    Many "domainers" as they are called, are average people who registered a dozen or so names with the hope of making a quick profit. There are, however, several top end companies that are valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars now because they registered thousands of names, early in the chase, or bought out original holders. I have bought and sold a few domains myself over the years and made a good profit.

    Here is the list from the DNJournal site.  These are actual sales this year to date, and the year is not over.
    Make no mistake, domain names are a valued commodity in the internet age.If you are considering such investments I hope you find this useful.

    I am currently selling Retirefund.com - part of my reasoning for bringing you this list.

    Happy investing.
    HP



    Domain
    Sold For
    Where Sold Date*
    1. Social.com $2,600,000 Moniker/NameQuiver 7/7/11
    2. DomainName.com $1,000,000 Boxcar/
    DomainConsultant
    5/18/11
    3. Aktien.de
    ("stocks" in German)
    €500,000 = $725,000 Sedo 7/27/11
    4. RunningShoes.com $700,000 Pvt Sale 4/27/11
    5.
    tie
    Puzzle.com $500,000 AfternicDLS 5/11/11
    5.
    tie
    GamesForGirls.com $500,000 Sedo 2/23/11
    7. AutoInsurance.org $440,000 MediaOptions 4/6/11
    8. 33.com $358,000 DomainAdvisors 5/25/11
    9. DataCenter.com $352,500 Sedo 6/22/11
    10. Cupidon.com
    ("cupid" in French)
    £175,000 = $285,250 Pvt Sale 5/25/11
     
    11. Grid.com $275,000 Sedo 8/3/11
    12. Action.com $270,000 Sedo 2/9/11
    13. UcakBileti.com
    ("flight ticket" in Turkish)
    $250,000 NoktaDomains 7/7/11
    14. DownloadMusic.com $242,500 Pvt Sale 8/3/11
    15. Driven.com $225,000 Castello Brothers 3/30/11
    16.  Consolidation.com $220,000 Sedo 5/4/11
    17. Billionaire.com $215,000 Sedo 6/22/11
    18.
    tie
    Republic.com $200,000 Sedo 9/28/11
    18.
    tie
    Adventure.com $200,000 MediaOptions 6/15/11
    20. Shield.com $190,000 Sedo 3/30/11
    21. TS.com $186,000 Sedo 2/9/11
    22. Stockbrokers.com $185,000 Pvt Sale 2/9/11
    23. Mind.com €120,000 = $171,600 Sedo 4/6/11
    24. Cars.net $170,000 UpMarketDNs 6/22/11
    25. Favorites.com $165,000 DomainMarket 8/24/11
    26.
    tie
    eSignature.com $150,000 DomainGuardians 8/11/11
    26.
    tie
    BlueJeans.com $150,000 Pvt Sale 3/30/11
    28. CreditCard.net $138,000 Pvt Sale 9/28/11
    29. Beds.co.uk £80,000 = $130,400 Pvt Sale 8/31/11
    30. Mariage.com €92,000 = $129,720 Sedo 3/30/11
    31. InvestmentProperty.com.au AUD 125,001 = $127,501 NetFleet.com.au 9/21/11
    32. HX.com $125,000 MediaOptions 4/13/11
    33.
    tie
    Swag.com $120,000 Latona's Secret Newsletter 9/14/11
    33.
    tie
    OnlineDegree.com $120,000 Sedo 7/27/11
    35.  MAI.com €80,000 = $119,200 Sedo 5/4/11
    36.
    tie
    Minus.com $115,000 Pvt Sale 7/13/11
    36.
    tie
    Won.com $115,000 Moniker/SnapNames 3/2/11
    38. ZY.com $105,999 Sedo 8/24/11
    39.
    tie 
    SilverCoins.com $100,000 Sedo 9/28/11
    39.
    tie 
    SiteWeb.com $100,000 Sedo 9/28/11
    39.
    tie
    Xueqiu.com $100,000 Sedo 9/21/11
    39.
    tie
    Ocean.com $100,000 Boxcar/
    DomainConsultant
    5/18/11
    39.
    tie
    Deals.com.au $100,000 Pvt Sale 4/27/11
    39.
    tie
    Navidad.com $100,000 Sedo 4/20/11
    39.
    tie
    Soulmate.com $100,000 AfternicDLS 1/12/11
    39.
    tie
    XXXBook.com $100,000 Sedo 3/23/11
    47. EJU.com $96,000 AfternicDLS 5/11/11
    48.
    tie
    NBB.com $95,000 Sedo 8/31/11
    48.
    tie
    Juegostonic.com $95,000 Sedo 3/30/11
    50. 06.com $91,888 Sedo 1/26/11
    51. Outreach.org $90,400 NameJet 4/27/11
    52.
    tie
    JuegosDeCocina.com $90,000 Sedo 5/18/11
    52.
    tie
    CEN.com $90,000 Moniker/SnapNames 4/27/11
    52.
    tie
    Defiance.com $90,000 Sedo 4/13/11
    55.
    tie
    XQ.com $85,000 Toby Clements Newsletter/
    PremierPortolfio.com
    5/25/11
    55.
    tie
    ESE.com $85,000 Sedo 5/18/11
    55.
    tie
    DoorHardware.com $85,000 Sedo 3/9/11
    58. Stradivarius.com €60,000 = $84,600 Sedo 3/30/11
    59. Gold.net £50,000 = $81,500 Sedo 3/23/11
    60.
    tie
    Bigcock.com $80,000 HuntingMoon 8/31/11
    60.
    tie
    Phrases.com $80,000 UpMarketDNS 6/15/11
    60.
    tie
    Business.co $80,000 Sedo 5/25/11
    60.
    tie
    TZ.com $80,000 Sedo 2/23/11
    64.
    tie
    MoneyLender.com $75,000 Pvt Sale 9/14/11
    64.
    tie
    POW.com $75,000 Sedo 5/11/11
    64.
    tie
    Melrose.com $75,000 Sedo 5/4/11
    64.
    tie
    LoanQuotes.com $75,000 Moniker/SnapNames 2/23/11
    68. Jewel.com $74,333 Sedo 7/7/11
    69.
     
    Instyler.com €50,000 = $73,500 Sedo 4/27/11
    70.
     
    Sadara.com $71,000 Sedo 7/20/11
    71.
    tie
    AskYourDoctor.com $70,000 AfternicDLS 9/28/11
    71.
    tie
    Bills.org $70,000 Sedo 5/25/11
    71.
    tie
    Fiver.com $70,000 Sedo 4/27/11
    74.  FatBurners.com $66,000 Sedo 6/2/11
    75.
    tie 
    ConsumerBrands.com $65,000 Optimo.com 4/13/11
    75.
    tie
    Violet.com $65,000 Sedo 3/30/11
    75.
    tie
    Inheritance.com $65,000 Sedo 2/9/11
    75.
    tie
    Coyote.com $65,000 Sedo 1/26/11
    79.
    tie
    Kari.com $63,000 AfternicDLS 9/28/11
    79.
    tie
    MAAC.com $63,000 AfternicDLS 1/19/11
    81.  Serbia.com $62,000 Sedo 1/26/11
    82.  All.biz $61,750 Sedo 3/16/11
    83. ADSS.com $61,600 AfternicDLS 1/12/11
    84.  SocialMusic.com $60,558 Moniker/SnapNames 3/2/11
    85.  SaveBig.com $60,279 Moniker/SnapNames 2/9/11
    86.
    tie
    AdNet.com $60,000 Pvt Sale 6/15/11
    86.
    tie
    Chop.com $60,000 AfternicDLS/
    Moniker/SnapNames
    6/15/11
    86.
    tie
    T.ag $60,000 Sedo 5/11/11
    86.
    tie
    Approvals.com $60,000 Sedo 4/20/11
    86.
    tie
    ParkCityRealEstate.com $60,000 Pvt Sale 1/12/11
    91.  SelfEmployed.com $58,000 Sedo 8/17/11
    92. FamilyInsurance.com $57,000 Sedo 1/12/11
    93. Award.com $56,005 Sedo 2/16/11
    94. Xout.com $55,000 Sedo 5/4/11
    95.
    tie
    Business.me €40,000 = $54,800 Sedo 9/21/11
    95.
    tie
    GAZ.com €40,000 = $54,800 Sedo 9/21/11
    97. Lean.com $52,500 Boxcar/
    DomainConsultant
    5/18/11
    98. ePayments.com $52,000 Sedo 6/22/11
    99. MyShow.com €37,500 = $51,375 Sedo 2/23/11
    100. FindInsurance.com $50,500 Sedo 9/14/11
    *Date column (month/day/year) shows date the sale was published in DN Journal
    If you wish to bid on Retirefund.com you can do so at SEDO. Related articles
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    Domain names are "gold nuggets". These are the best investment in today's buyers market. Don't underestimate. This is the best, wide and profitable investment you would make.
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