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Carrot.com Sells Big in Half Million Dollar Sale

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It was 7 weeks in a row where the top reported domain name sale was below the 6-figure mark, and some weeks not even reaching $50,000. And now, it’s 2 weeks in a row for 6-figure sales. Last week saw glance.com top the chart selling for $160,000 and for this week, the week ending 29 September, there was a half million dollar sale topping the chart, with carrot.com coming out tops selling for $565,000 through Name Ninja, putting it firmly in the top 10 sales for the year to date. The buyer, reports DNJ, was a popular SaaS firm named Carrot that previously used oncarrot.com.

But while carrot.com sold big, it didn’t drag any other sales along with it, as the second and third biggest sales were kura.com, which sold for $68,495 through NameJet and litres.com ($37,500 through Uniregistry).

On the aftermarket side of things there were 6 sales each through NameJet, Uniregstry and Sedo. On the top-level domain (TLD)side of things there were 17 .com sales as well as 2 .co and one .ai sales.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 29 September in more detail, go to: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20191009.htm

Pair of Big 6-Figure Sales Top Weekly Sales Chart

A pair of big six-figure domain name sales have topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 9 December, with files.com coming out top selling for $750,000 through Sedo/Name Ninja while plants.com came in second selling for $450,000 through Sedo. There was a huge gap back to third with we.global selling for $22,000 through the .GLOBAL Registry.

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There were 13 .com sales in the top 21, with a three-way tie for 19th place, 3 for .global and one each for .co, .co.uk, .store, .ca and .nyc. On the aftermarket side of things there 14 sales Sedo had a hand in (13 solo) and 3 through the .GLOBAL Registry.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 9 December in more detail, see:

Name Ninja Publishes Domain Name Price Guide to Help Startup Founders Budget Correctly

Name Ninja logo[news release] How much should startup founders budget to purchase their desired domain name? Name Ninja, the Toronto-based domain name brokerage firm that helps companies acquire already-registered domain names, has developed a handy and free guide to the typical price ranges a startup will need to pay for various types of domains.

Presented as an infographic, the Startup Domain Name Price Guide covers different types of domains that are popular with startups such as one-word .com, two-word .com, and invented .com. For each type of domain, Name Ninja’s guide outlines the typical price ranges, from domains that might be unclaimed and available to register for only $10 all the way to extremely popular domains requiring an investment of six-figures or more.

“It’s important for startup founders to have a realistic budget in mind when commencing the naming process and hunt for the matching domain,” said domain name expert and Name Ninja founder Bill Sweetman. “Startups will save themselves a lot of time and stress if they align their name and domain choices with their budget.”

Name Ninja’s free Startup Domain Name Price Guide can be found here:

According to domain buyer broker Bill Sweetman, if you’ve got your heart set on a one-word .com domain name, you’re likely going to need to invest at least six-figures. Why? Those types of domains are in short supply and have very high demand. Sweetman should know; his domain buyer brokerage firm receives requests every day from potential clients seeking Name Ninja’s help buying one-word .com and other domains.

Name Ninja (www.nameninja.com) is one of the world’s only independent professional service firms focused on helping serial entrepreneurs, startup founders, and corporate marketers acquire domain names that are owned by third-parties. Using a combination of research, negotiation, and technical skills, the Name Ninja team pursues and acquires domain names on behalf of clients.

The Startup Domain Name Price Guide also includes a series of domain name buying tips based on Name Ninja’s experience working on hundreds of domain acquisition projects for clients.

About Name Ninja
Name Ninja is a boutique domain name acquisition firm that helps global entrepreneurs, startups, and marketers get their dream domain names for their next big thing. Find out more at http://www.nameninja.com

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Start-Ups Fail With Domain Name Choice: Name Ninja

Name Ninja logoStart-ups fail to get a domain name that reflects their business name face an uphill marketing battle according to a report from a domain name consulting firm. Choosing a hard-to-spell name that fails the “Radio Test” is the number one problem, followed by not having the exact match .com domain.

According to a report from Name Ninja, a boutique domain name consulting firm that advises business, over two-thirds (68%) of domains chosen by start-ups fail the “Radio Test”, meaning the names are not spelled the way they sound. Not having the exact match .com domain though, which the report neglects to advise, would generally be a failure for US-based businesses or those that might one day have global ambitions. A start-up that doesn’t intend venturing beyond their borders would generally be better off with their country code domain.

Other start-up domain problems include having a .com domain, again in the case of businesses the report analysed, that appends other words to the start-up name. But the same would apply for those using a ccTLD domain in their own country.

According to the analysis conducted by Name Ninja, almost four in five (79.6%) preferred a .com domain, 6.1 percent a ccTLD domain while .io (4.3%) and .co (4.1%) also had some popularity.

“If your start-up is named Fashion Ferret then the optimal domain name is the exact match .com domain FashionFerret.com,” explains domain name expert and Name Ninja President Bill Sweetman, adding “Using anything else is risky because it’s likely to confuse your customers and drive up your marketing costs.”

Name Ninja analysed the domain names of 491 start-ups attending the upcoming Collision start-up conference. They found 386 or 79 percent of the start-up domain names were counterintuitive and likely pose marketing challenges. Only 21 percent of start-up domain names were the most intuitive domain name.

“I get it. Most start-ups don’t have much cash to spend on their domain name,” said Bill Sweetman, who has helped hundreds of start-up founders get their dream domain name. “But let’s not forget that your domain name is a key marketing asset. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a memorable domain name. There are lots of free tools and service providers that can help you no matter what your domain name budget is.”

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