Johan (aka DoseBuy) brokers his first six-figure deal, and doing the math…most people are pretty darn happy for him

DoseBuy brokers a six-figure domain name

For those who missed the hottest thread on NamePros so far in 2020, let me break it down for you. Johan (who goes by DoseBuy) recently brokered a six-figure deal, he was excited about it, and shared his excitement on NamePros along with some other data about his first six months in Domaining.

Here’s an excerpt if you want to cut to the chase:

And now six months have gone by since I first started. And today I closed my first six figure deal. Its been under negotiation for three months. It’s been a fun and nerve-wrecking negotiation. But today @Rob Monster contacted me and say the escrow is closed. Big ups to EPIK for making sure the transaction went smooth.
It’s under NDA so can’t share more details.

(Source – NamePros)

Johan went on to share more about his experiences during his first six months in the Domain Investing world. Most people that read Johan’s thread congratulated him. I personally think it’s pretty impressive what Johan’s been able to do in his first six-months and I think it’s equally awesome that he has decided to share his journey with all of us.

Of course, when it comes to anything, from domain names to politics, you get different opinions. Like I said, the vast majority of NamePros users were supportive and congratulated Johan, but a few people weren’t super happy about Johan sharing a deal that was under NDA.

I also saw a couple people mention that they didn’t learn anything from this thread. I have to say I personally disagree on both counts. Here’s why:

  1. Johan isn’t breaking the NDA in any way, the domain name itself, the amount it sold for, and the buyer are all still confidential. Unless this is some weird NDA that says you can’t even mention you did a deal, then I’m pretty darn sure this is a-okay legally. Of course, I’m not a lawyer so if there’s a lawyer reading this who wants to jump in please do.
  2. I do think there are things people can learn from this. Rob Monster from Epik did share that this was a buyer in Asia, that the domain was a two-word .COM, and that it was a brandable domain sold at a shoot-the-moon price. Feels like there are some lessons there IMHO.

All that being said, the reality is, if you decide to share something publicly, you do open yourself up to criticism no matter how good your intentions are. That being said, I thought it would be interesting to tally up the positive vs. negative comments, pulling out the back-and-forth some members had with Rob Monster and removing duplicates. Here’s the count:

Positive responses: ~40
Negative responses: ~5
~87% positive responses

Some people might count slightly differently from me but if you look at the true reaction to Johan sharing this news, the vast majority of people were incredibly positive.

On that note, congrats Johan, you’ve been working super hard, sharing your journey with all of us and most people are cheering you on as you continue to kick ass and take names (some pun intended). Keep it coming! 🙌

{ 10 comments… add one }

  • Snoopy January 7, 2020, 7:44 pm

    Congrats to you Dose!

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    • Dosebuy January 7, 2020, 10:10 pm

      Whoa, I might actually have to frame this Snoopy 😃.
      Thanks though, I appreciate it.

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      • Matt January 8, 2020, 4:42 am

        Congrats Dose!

        Yep frame it. Snoopy, usually puts sales like this in the “unreported” category as no details are verifiable — and so “meaningless” (his words). I guess he’s changed his tune.

        Seriously congrats. When I did two 5 figure deals close together it felt great, I can only imagine a 6 figure deal.

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  • Jason Franklin January 7, 2020, 8:01 pm

    Congrats Johan (DoseBuy). Always good to see good deals happening. Congratulations on a successful sale.

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    • Dosebuy January 8, 2020, 12:37 am

      Thanks Jason. It felt goood 🙂

      Reply
  • Mika January 7, 2020, 8:47 pm

    That is some great news for the seller, broker & the buyer who will hopefully bring many times the value with a top domain.

    Reply
  • Supratik Basu January 7, 2020, 10:31 pm

    Morgan the most eloquent writer of the domain industry. 🙏🏼

    Reply
  • Bob Hawkes January 8, 2020, 7:22 am

    Congrats Johan on another accomplishment in your short time in domain investing. Your energetic, innovative approach pays off again! If you had asked me before this if a relative newcomer to domain names could broker a 6 figure sale I would have thought not. You have changed my view on that!

    Also, thanks Morgan for presenting the positive and negative reaction count, as well as helping promote Johan’s success through this and your earlier interview. When a few persistent negative voices post repeatedly we sometimes can overlook that the vast majority of NamePros respondents were positive as your numbers show.

    Bob

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  • Peter Nilsson January 10, 2020, 6:34 am

    Big congrats Johan!
    Its the money that counts!
    in my eyes your an experienced seller by now! /Peter (domaincounselling.com)

    Thanks Morgan for sharing!

    Reply
  • word unscrambler July 9, 2020, 2:42 am

    nice! thank you for sharing

    Reply

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