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Investing in internet domain names (Web addresses) can make you rich!

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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