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Five Figure Domain Sale and Parking Revenue for July 2014

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

Back from six figure sale to a five figure sale for which I can’t reveal much info other than the sale amount which was $20,000 and it was .com. Once again it was brokered through Jessica Ebanks of DomainNameSales and the sale was completed through Escrow.com. Always pleasure working with DNS team specially Jessica and it was swiftly done with Escrow.com which is the best escrow service.

Coming back to parking revenue of July for which I am publishing the stats a bit late but this is the area which I must focus to achieve one of my another goal for this year. Previous month wasn’t impressive although I didn’t add that many domains to my portfolio. Below is some of the parking stats which might be helpful to you in some way. This time I have added top 5 niches and CTR which was suggested by one of my friend Mohammed Zaki.

Total visitors – 117,000+

Total clicks – 5,000+

Total parked domains – 700

Total revenue – $550

Top 5 niche which made the most – Games, Health, VPN, News, Music

$$ made on a single day – $30

RPM – $5.2

CTR – 5.62%

To add something on above stats, there is one domain which is banned by Google and that received 26,000+ visitors with zero clicks and it was all paid per visitor and I have added those visitors in the above stats and excluded RPM and CTR from that. Also found that clicks have gone up compare to June 2014.

Added few domains in the last month month but instead of improvement, I saw significant decline but I will take that since having a good sale this month. There could be one reason of revenue drop due to summer where possibly advertisers might be keeping their budget tight. Many people are on vacations. I am hopeful to have some improvement this month and if not, I will have to make some changes in categories/sub-categories of domains which receive decent traffic to see if anything gets better…

Have you seen any drop in the parking revenue for the last month? Made any sale recently which you would like to share with us?

Symphony.com sold by AbdulBasit.com for $375,000

Symphony.com-sold-by-AbdulBasit.com-for-$375000Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

At this great moment, my heartiest thanks to Almighty ALLAH (The Most Merciful and Beneficent) who always strengthen me with firm belief and right guidance, and thanks to my family as well, they are always a great support specially my father who brought me in this business.

AbdulBasit.com sold Symphony.com for US$375,000, a great milestone is crossed as I was hoping to achieve this goal in current year. This domain was registered since 1997.

Credit to Frank Schilling for making great platform in the shape of DomainNameSales.com and the entire team for doing great job all time. This domain was brokered by Jessica Ebanks of DomainNameSales.com. She did fantastically well in closing this deal successfully and is one of the best domain brokers I have ever worked with. The buyer approached us and gave their initial offer in high five figures. After exchanging several emails we were able to wrap up this deal swiftly through Escrow.com.

I wish all the best to the new owner of Symphony.com and hope to see something big coming up.

Your comments are welcome no matter how good or good they are 😉

Another mid four figure sale through DomainNameSales.com

Another-mid-four-figure-sale-through-DomainNameSales.comHello and Assalamo Alaikum,

As I promised in one of my previous post for sharing my next domain sale with complete detail with no hiding and here you go!

Couple of months back I won a domain CuppyCakes.com for $224 and received some inquiries which were well below my expectations. However, last month in April I got an initial offer of $750 for which I countered with much higher price.

The person got back with giving me Estibot appraisal value for that domain which was $1,900 at that time. Here I am saying “at that time” because I have seen Estibot/Valuate changing their appraisal value for domains which get reportedly sold so they might change the appraisal price in future. Useless appraisal sites I tell you…

I informed the guy that people who have good knowledge about domains don’t take these valuation sites seriously. We have sold domains in five figures which these valuation sites have given $500. Also provided him the weekly sales report DnJournal and NameBio for past sales which can give better idea on value of domains.

A week later I sent reminder asking if there is any better offer he would like to present against my quoted price and received new offer of $5,000 which wasn’t bad for a $224 investment. I gleefully accepted the offer and initiated the transaction at Escrow.com

The domain was parked at DomainNameSales.com for the last couple of months. Got 3-4 inquiries total including this one which finished as successful sale. The payment was made swiftly and everything went smooth.

So have you sold any domains recently? What do you think of this sale? Any questions and/or feedback is welcome 🙂

Another domain sold through DomainNameSales.com for high four figures

Another-domain-sold-through-DomainNameSales.com-for-high-four-figuresHello and Assalamo Alaikum,

This is my 100th published post so please congratulate me 😉

As you can read in one of my previous post where I mentioned of holding domains instead of selling them for quick cash. I want to squeeze out maximum money from each domain so that I don’t regret later on for selling it for lower price.

Just a few days back I was able to successfully sell another domain with DomainNameSales.com broker Phillip Hutauruk. The lead was from GoDaddy. The communication and the way Phillip Hutauruk handled the deal was really nice and I appreciate that. Although there was 20% commission but still I made good money on that. The domain was .com and it’s small town in Europe. It was sold for $7,500.

The same time I received email from broker at Afternic wanting the same domain. I knew it would be same buyer. The max offer from Afternic was $4k.

Once the domain was transferred to buyer’s account I am unable to see for what purpose he bought it. I will keep an eye on that.

I would recommend everyone to use Domain Name Syndication option at DomainNameSales.com which definitely increases the number of inquiries and chances of selling more domains.

Any feedback is welcome no matter how good or good they are 😉

Sold first domain through Name Syndication feature of DomainNameSales.com

Sold-first-domain-through-Name-Syndication-feature-of-DomainNameSales.comHello and Assalamo Alaikum everyone,

As mentioned in my previous post about my recent domain sale for which I would like to share little bit of. It was CVCV.net bought in 3 figs and sold for 4 figs. Not a big sale at all but still I was happy to fetch money for a .net domain I was not hoping to sell that so quickly. I mean .net are slow and selling CVVC.net in four figs is something nice. This CVCV was a name of person as well. Unfortunately I won’t be disclosing the domain for some reasons.

But let me tell you one interesting thing which for me is really a big achievement. I am getting over 40 genuine domain inquiries each month but as you can see I have sold just one domain this year. The main reason behind that is to get maximum $$$$ I can fetch and/or with the team of DomainNameSales.com. Right now I am in the position of holding my inventory for quite some time even I don’t make any quick cash and still buying out domain names.

Generally I don’t invest in LLLL.net domains but this was nice looking CVCV.net and bought last year. I just checked my portfolio and found that I have few more CVCV.net domains.

As you know I have already enabled the feature of domain syndication with DomainNamesSales.com so I can receive inquiries through GoDaddy and DomainTools which are automatically forwarded to DNS team and if the domain is sold the commission of DNS is fixed 20%.

The interesting thing about this deal was I received email from Phillip Hutauruk, Domain Broker from DomainNameSales.com as what I am asking for this domain because they had an interested buyer for it. I simply replied with giving 100% freehand to ask any amount he thinks is worth and can sell it!

Just after 3 days I got an update from their transfer specialist the domain being sold for $x,xxx and I can proceed by simply pushing the domain to their GD account. The rest formalities were completed in next couple of days.

I am quite happy with the price domain sold for and they deserves 20% commission because they make the process so swiftly and keep things crystal clear.

Normally I provide them my asking price or get their suggestion based on which we decide what to ask but for very few domains I just toy around and see what will be the outcome.

Another thing I liked about them is the faith they had in me. They could have stop moving forward before getting price from me but they simply moved on when I gave them green signal to ask any amount they think my domain is worth of.

Hats off to Phillip Hutauruk, Helki Weber (domain transfer specialist) and the entire DNS team for being so friendly and keeping things very simply.