Afternic Weekly Sales: December 17, 2012 to December 30, 2012

Weekly Domain Sales Breakdown
Domain Sales for the two weeks of Dec 17, 2012 to Dec 30, 2012
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Afternic’s sales totaled $1,815,304.

The top public sale for the past two weeks was Treadmill.com, which sold for $81,250.

The Recreation category came in first, accounting for 10.6% of all domains sold in the past two weeks, followed by Computers at 10.4%.

Below please find the list of highlighted public domain sales.

Weekly Sales

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Afternic Weekly Sales: November 05, 2012 to November 11, 2012

Weekly Domain Sales Breakdown
Domain Sales for the week of Nov 05, 2012 to Nov 11, 2012
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Afternic’s sales totaled $1,043,592.
The top public sale for this week was NationLine.com, which sold for $11,375.

The Recreation category came in first, accounting for 13.7% of all domains sold last week, followed by Computers at 12.5%, and Business at 12.1%.

Below please find the list of highlighted public domain sales.

Weekly Sales

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Afternic Weekly Sales: October 22, 2012 to October 28, 2012

Weekly Domain Sales Breakdown
Domain Sales for the week of Oct 22, 2012 to Oct 28, 2012
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Afternic’s sales totaled $1,252,279.

The top public sale for this week was Meechy.com, which sold for $60,000.

The Recreation category came in first, accounting for 14.5% of all domains sold last week, followed by Society at 13.4%, and Shopping at 11.1%.

Below please find the list of highlighted public domain sales.

Weekly Sales

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Weekly AfternicDLS Sales: Oct 8, 2012 through Oct 14, 2012

Weekly Domain Sales Breakdown
Domain Sales for the week of Oct 8, 2012 to Oct 14, 2012
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Afternic’s sales totaled $ 875,669.

The top public sale for this week was PostKarte.com, which sold for $13,318.

The Society category came in first, accounting for 12.6% of the domains sold, followed by Region at 12.3%, and Business at 10.3%, proving that categorizing your domain is crucial!


Below please find the list of highlighted public domain sales.

Weekly Sales

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Need Help With Your New TLD?

We’ve got the solution!

We have teamed up with NameJet to develop an all-inclusive solution for new top level domain registries. With the pending release of thousands of new gTLDs, many registrants don’t know what to expect. Since managing the new extensions will be new territory for everyone involved, we’re excited to be a part of it by offering solutions with the help of NameJet.

As mentioned in the press release, which you can read in its entirety here, the services that will be offered through this partnership include:

  • Sunrise and Landrush Auctions
  • Premium Domain Valuation
  • Premium Domain Marketing and Distribution
  • Registry Reserved Auctions

Matt Overman, general manager of NameJet, further promotes these services stating, “The NameJet/Afternic partnership brings together an unparalleled group of resources, creating the one-stop Registry solution for maximizing revenue and customer satisfaction.” There’s just no other solution quite like the one we’re preparing to offer!

Jason Miner, Chief Operating Officer at Afternic is also enthusiastic about this new collaborative effort between NameJet and Afternic, “Together we can provide new TLD registries with the critical beginning to end services they need to make their TLD investments a success.”

As the world’s largest premium domain reseller network, Afternic is happy to develop its services and offer new solutions to match the needs of customers. We look forward to the launch of the new TLDs and getting involved in the upcoming transactions that will follow.

Weekly AfternicDLS Sales: Oct 1, 2012 through Oct 7, 2012

Weekly Domain Sales Breakdown
Domain Sales for the week of Oct 1, 2012 to Oct 7, 2012
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Afternic’s sales totaled $ 894,408.

The top public sale for this week was DemocraticCapitalism.com, which sold for $20,000.

The Recreation category came in first, accounting for 14.5% of the domains sold, followed by Computers at 10.9%, and Family Life at 9.1%, proving that categorizing your domain is crucial!


Below please find the list of highlighted public domain sales.

Weekly Sales

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Welcome to NameFind!

Looking for a new brand name? Then you’ve come to the right place. Searching for a new name is hard enough, add on searching for an available domain and social media handles and the task becomes even more tedious. That’s why we have created NameFind, to help save you time and the hassle of gathering all the data on your own. Our free brand name generator allows you to search, compare, and get feedback on potential brand names for your new business and we are excited to share all the great features with you!

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Upcoming Tradeshows Worth Attending

T.R.A.F.F.I.C. (October 7-10, 2012)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

TRAFFICWho needs a vacation when you are headed to the sunny beaches of Florida in October? The TRAFFIC domain conference is quickly approaching and we are excited to be attending. As the domain industry’s premier event, we look forward to making new connections and seeing familiar faces. The TRAFFIC domain auction also offers an incredible appeal, attracting large investors and validating the value of premium domain names.  Be sure to stop by the Afternic booth for a firsthand look at our new offerings, including our completely redesigned site!

ICANN Toronto (October 14-19, 2012)
Toronto, Canada
ICANN45
Get your passport ready for a trip to Canada!  After our trip to ICANN 44 in Prague, we’re looking to forward to ICANN’s next conference, just a couple weeks away. The conference is jam packed with informative sessions covering a great deal of domain topics including gTLDs , so be sure to plan out your schedule in advance to make the most of your time. There are also numerous networking opportunities, including Gala Night and the ICANN 45 Wrap-Up Cocktail. Be sure to let us know if you’re attending!

DOMAINfest (February 5-7, 2013)
Santa Monica, California

DOMAINfestSave the date and get a jumpstart on registering for DOMAINfest in beautiful Santa Monica, California. If you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve with online marketing, advertising, or publishing, you won’t want to miss this conference. Whether you’re interested in the expert speakers who will offer valuable information on how to increase traffic acquisition, conversation, and monetization or the networking opportunities, this is a great conference to consider attending.

If you plan to attend any of these shows, we would love to meet with you! To schedule a meet up please contact Carissa Pompei, our Business Development Manager. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Domain Sales – September

Monthly Sales by Category
Top Selling Domain Categories for September

Each month, we break down total Afternic sales by the categorization of the domains. Over the past four months there has been a noticeable shift in popular domain name categories. While the Business and Computers categories dominated the early summer months, Recreation has now pushed those two categories down in ranks, jumping to the top for two consecutive months.

Although the top five categories were consistent from June to August, varying in percentage, the Region category has pushed Computers out of the top five for September.

Recognizing this trend is important when listing your domains for sale. To get your domains to sell as quickly as possible, you will want to maximize your domains visibility, and a great way to start is by categorizing your domain. While some buyers may be in the market for a specific domain, others may be browsing for a good deal or some inspiration. And if they’re browsing in particular categories that interest them, you’ll want your domain name to be there, making categorization crucial to a fast sale!

While it’s important to categorize when listing domains for sale online, there are many other ways peak buyers interest when browsing, like setting a price and adding a domain appraisal.  So take advantage of all the listing options in order to get the best results in selling your domain.