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Topic: recent .ca activity

Just posting some of the activity I've had so far in 2021, sorry not full details.  Great start to the year for the domain sales market it seems.

sold a 'city+homes.ca' in the BC lower mainland area for $4.5k US through Godaddy/Uni recently.  That 20% GD commission is brutal, almost makes you want to ignore their emails lol.

two word golf related .ca domain also sold recently for $1.5k CAD

had a $2k offer from a BC based broker on a two word .ca that after some digging is probably coming from a billion dollar Canadian co.  now just waiting and haven't thrown a price out yet.

had a $30k US offer for a short one word .ca also pretty sure coming from a billion dollar co.  holding out for six figs.

had some initial $500 and $1000 first offers on domains this year which is nice to see, instead of the usual $20 and $50 max offers.

I know some here are pretty good with detective work but please don't post any names in the thread, lol.  Just wanting to share some activity, I think at this time everybody should be taking a close look at their domains and pricing and what is selling out there, because if the domain market continues this way the owners of good and great domains will do well over this time.  So many start ups and new products/services that need naming.

(formerly hugegrowth in my past domainer life)

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Nice to hear and wishing you the best with those being negotiated. Would be nice to have them both attract offers in the expected range.

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What city size was the city+ if that’s ok to ask?

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100-150k population range

(formerly hugegrowth in my past domainer life)

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Thanks

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yeah, I'm seeing a good stream of inquiries, including several going through brokers, but none really offering up big bucks, no 5+ figure sales yet this year.  I've turned down a few offers $2500 USD and under.

The CSC broker that inquired about propel told me the client chose another domain - but he wouldn't say anything about the domain or the size of the transaction...

domains wrote:

That 20% GD commission is brutal, almost makes you want to ignore their emails lol.

No doubt. Maple's GoDaddy strategy is probably best - and probably what I would do if I ever listed my domains there too.

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Where do  I find Maple's Godaddy strategy?  I think I saw it on here once but forget.

Probably the best is to use your own landers and cut out the middleman for high value domains.

Imagine selling something for $100,000 and having to pay $20,000 in commissions??

(formerly hugegrowth in my past domainer life)

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domains wrote:

Where do  I find Maple's Godaddy strategy?

You can read about it here:
https://dn.ca/post/6394

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Had an Afternic broker reach out last week with a $3k offer on a domain I have for $5k

He got the buyer up from $500 which I totally appreciate, but $3k minus 20% is just too little so I declined

I made sure to mention Afternic's commission in every reply, but I guess they can't budge...or won't budge on smaller sales

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Let them keep working then *THUMBSUP*

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Sometimes I feel like I'm in a battle of wits with unarmed opponents :)
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Spex wrote:

Had an Afternic broker reach out last week with a $3k offer on a domain I have for $5k

He got the buyer up from $500 which I totally appreciate, but $3k minus 20% is just too little so I declined

I made sure to mention Afternic's commission in every reply, but I guess they can't budge...or won't budge on smaller sales

Since I don't list my domains anywhere, anytime they contact me, the prices they offer are net to me, any fees/commissions are paid by the buyer.

However, if a marketplace broker is contacting you on behalf of the buyer, AND you happen to have your domain listed with that marketplace, I wouldn't be surprised if they're not trying to double dip, charge you 20% for listing it with them, plus whatever they charge the buyer too.