For a long time many have questioned the validity of sales on Flippa. It it not uncommon to see an auction end that met reserve and then a few weeks later the name is back on auction. It is not to say that other platforms do not have their share of non paying bidders, but I have spoken to many people either in person or on Twitter, that do not believe the results that take place on Flippa.
That is now going to change for pure domain sales. I noticed a sale or two from Flippa reported on the last DN Journal sales report. I spoke to Ron Jackson from DN Journal and finally something I suggested 18 months ago, is now a reality. Flippa will report their domain sales to DN Journal.
Ron told me “Yes, their GM Nick Kenn contacted me last week about reporting their sales and I went over our requirements with him (including listing domain sales only – not websites, have to have been paid for and transferred before they can be considered a sale, we only track .com of $2000 and higher, other TLDs $1000 and up, etc). He agreed and started reporting with this week’s column.”
I think this is a good step for Flippa and now domainers can rely a little more on the data they get from Flippa.