Flippa Friday: TheBomb.com, Namoro.com, 5k.io

Flippa Friday

Hello,  good morning, and welcome to another Flippa Friday here on MorganLinton.com This week I have had a lot of new readers come to the blog so I thought I would quickly re-explain what Flippa Friday is all about. Every week I go through the domain names selling on Flippa and pick names that I think would make good investments or development candidates.

I’m not about creating long lists of names but instead like to keep it short and sweet typically 4-6 names per week. While I have plenty of people who email me asking for their names to be included I only do so if I truly think your domain represents a real investment or potential development candidate. I don’t charge to have your domain included and there’s no affiliate links in here so I could care less whether you bid or buy any of the names below.

Got it? Let’s rock.

TheBomb.com – in my mind this is a much better name than Bomb.com and it’s not often that putting the word “the” in front of a name makes it better. This is insanely easy to remember and it means “it’s the Bomb!” which is a good thing.

Namoro.com – this means dating in Portuguese and last time I checked there were 198 million people in Brazil alone most of whom speak Portuguese. Even if you don’t care about the meaning of the word I think it makes a great brandable.

5k.io –  it’s no secret that .IO domains are literally on-fire in the startup work. This is a nice short one perfect for a running or fitness app (warning, I am already bidding on this one). The “Buy It Now” for $25,000 is insanely high for a .IO but under $2k I see it as a good deal.

Movie.info – I can still remember when people used to consider .INFO junk, investors stayed away, now they have very real value, sure you’ll never see a .INFO trump a .COM sale but when it comes to gTLDs it’s one of the top five when it comes to real value.

Calculus.wiki – while I don’t think .WIKI domains are going to be worth a fortune, I do think there are a few that are good and this is one of them. Now I am a bit biased since I love calculus and was damn good at it a million years ago when I was in college. This is one I wouldn’t buy to flip, only buy this if you want to develop it and share your calculus knowledge with the world.

Borough.com – solid one-word .COM, 17-years old, and it hit its reserve at only $3,000. The only issue I have with a name like this is that while everyone knows the word, not everyone can spell it. Still I like this name and do think it’s a steal below $5,000.

 

{ 11 comments… add one }

  • Donna Mahony June 20, 2014, 6:41 am

    I don’t use Flippa (yet) but I always enjoy Flippa Friday posts!

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    • Morgan June 20, 2014, 9:56 am

      Thanks @Donna – really glad you enjoy it!

      Reply
  • Domenclature.com June 20, 2014, 8:23 am

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    • Morgan June 20, 2014, 9:55 am

      @Domenclature – I appreciate you sharing this one but I personally don’t see it as an investment.

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  • Kevin June 20, 2014, 9:48 am

    Thanks, Morgan!

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  • domenclature.com June 20, 2014, 10:20 am

    @Linton,

    I understand. After all, we all have different opinions. And that’s a good thing. Will we buy the ones we see as investment? If not, then what difference does it make? None.

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  • Domenclature.com June 20, 2014, 10:57 am

    @Linton,

    And let me quickly add:

    It’s strange that you find .XYZ to be Investment grade. Your ‘investment’/non-investment call is forever affected by that.

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    • Morgan June 21, 2014, 9:10 am

      @Domenclature – four years ago I bought Bimmer.co, that was a mistake, learned that lesson the hard way. I also bought a bunch of .FM names, couldn’t sell them, also learned that the hard way.

      Never said .XYZ is investment grade, that would be crazy. All my posts about .XYZ say I think they are good for development, terrible as an investment to flip.

      If you want to make money buying and selling domains .COM is king and lately I’ve seen .IO and .INFO have some pretty solid liquidity, still 90% of the investments I make are .COM, period 🙂

      If you keep the same investments strategy every year then you’re not really an investor, you need to change over time as the market changes.

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  • Domenclature.com June 20, 2014, 3:32 pm

    @Linton,

    Finally, Last.fm is owned by CBS (Interactive). As are many other world class networks. Soul.FM consistently beat them out in numerous genre on all major search engine, often sitting on number spot out of millions of search results.

    So, the decision any of your readers have to make is a simple one:

    Do they listen to a Multi-Billion dollar corporation such as CBS or do they listen to you in making such investment call? I say CBS Interactive.

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  • Domenclature.com June 21, 2014, 3:39 am

    @Linton,

    Incidentally, I recall when you considered Bimmer.CO as Investment.

    Bimmer.CO! You not only registered it, you developed it. I tried to help you by talking you out of developing the thing. That was just a couple of years ago. So, I don’t know. Perhaps you should refrain from recommending domain names.

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  • GL June 22, 2014, 10:56 am

    I have a listing at Flippa for a niche domain: VeganHealthBenefits.com. There’s 1 bidder and the reserve has been met…

    https://flippa.com/3099601-no-reserve-appraised-at-2450-great-niche

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