Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Who is typing in to visit my blog?

Chalk this one up to strange things in domaining.

I'm sure many domainers own some domains, perhaps for personal reasons, that they don't develop or park.  Domains you just don't know what to do with, so you forward them to one of your main or related websites for what little benefit it gives you.  One of those domains for me is is a three number domain I bought for personal reasons.  Truth is, I would prefer but it was easier and cheaper (reg fee) to get the one I have.  Three number domains are fairly rare, though they still aren't worth much for .ca's unless it's a meaningful number (like 247 or 888).  Maybe that will change in time.

From my blog stats, I see that this blog gets regular referrals from and I don't know why.  Search engines have picked up the forwarding info and this blog does show up in search listings with the link as, so perhaps that's where the traffic is coming from.  Or are some people typing in for some reason?

If you visited this blog through, let me know why by commenting below.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012 and other recent .ca domain name sales

It's been a busy (and wet) June where I live, and I've been meaning to post some recent .ca domain sales from the week ending June 3.  These sales were originally reported by  Since some time has passed when these sales were made, it may also be possible to see who the buyers were.

These four domains were all sold by the marketplace.  If you have some time, check out the Excellent Domains website to see some great keyword .ca, and domain names for sale.  There are a few names I have an eye on there myself!

The domains that sold were: - $5,376 - $4,200 - $4,068 - $3,584 looks like it was bought to be a family site, and resolves to pages with family photos.  Interestingly, one of the kids is named 'Anabelle' (not Annabelle), so it makes me wonder if the other domain that sold was (with one 'n')? currently resolves to a company cosmetics blog site. and do not resolve to anything that gives a clue about the new owner's intentions, and Domain Tools doesn't show any personal registrant info for these domains.

Regardless, these are nice sale prices for an and a group of firstname, lastname .ca's.

Perhaps someone from Excellent Domains can comment more on these sales if they see this post?


That's a Great Domain Buy!

I am one of those people who looks forward to every Wednesday when releases the weekly domain sales report.  I like to see what the highest sales were, which keywords and combinations are trending, what extensions are selling the best, did any domains similar to ones I own sell, and have any domains I sold in the past just get re-sold for a higher price - lol.

There are a few trends, but usually lots of surprises, and it's hard to make reason of many sales you see each week.  The .com's always sell the most by total number of domains, and almost always for higher prices.  The country codes have done second best lately, with alternate gtlds (.org, .net) following behind.  Almost any extension can be the top domain sale of the week, or do better now and then, but .com normally rules the roost.

What also stands out to me from time to time is how much some domains sell for, and how little others sell for.  I wanted to post today about some domain name sales from last week that I thought were really low.  Feel free to comment if you agree with me or not. - $2,201
This domain sold at Sedo for what seems like a low price to me.  In addition to being a, of which normal ones sell in this price range, 1967 is a recent year by historical standards that many people alive today still remember.  It would also be an anniversary year or year of birth for many people.  How many Canadians reading this remember Expo '67 in Montreal?  Someone born in 1967 would only be 45 this year, and it would make a cool domain for an email or nostalgic site.  Surprised it sold so low. - $4,655
This domain sold at NameJet.  Keyword term for the huge online adult industry.  Great name for a company with a suite of different adult sites.  An existing adult company could just use it to forward to their main site, or to an affiliate program. - $2,300
I know many still think that 'cyber' is a term that died in the 90's, but c'mon!  CyberMusic!  It doesn't get more brandable than that.  Great name for a music site at that price and must get some type in traffic. - $3,200
Another super brandable with relevance to the popular gaming market, and to social.  I don't think I would (could) have sold it for that price.  The name makes me think it's a product of a company like Microsoft. - $2,250
I'll throw this one on the great deals bandwagon too.  Fishing for catfish is a popular pastime in many areas of the US and Canada.  This domain would make a great name for a fishing site on all things about this subject.  A savvy developer could put up a site and make this money back in a reasonable amount of time.

You might not agree with all my examples, but I can see many other domains that sold for higher prices last week that I wouldn't choose over these ones.

Did you see any other great domain buys in recent weeks?