RemoteJobs.net sold for $4,000 – did the buyer get a good deal?

This morning I saw a tweet about the sale of RemoteJobs.net for $4,000 – my initial instinct was, that feels like a pretty solid deal, for an end-user.

The tweet mentions that it looks like the new owner is building out the site and I popped over to RemoteJobs.net to take a look and saw a login screen for Skote, which is an admin Dashboard template.

I agree with Adam, this would make me think they are building it out, which means it’s likely an end-user that bought it and hence, as I said above, my take would be that they got a good deal.

There’s not a ton of sales data for two-word .NET domains with the word remote in it but here are handful I pulled from NameBio:

  • RemoteAccess.net – $1,000
  • RemoteBackup.net – $913
  • UniversalRemotes.net – $2,999

I personally don’t think any of these are as strong as RemoteJobs.net especially given how hot the remote job space is right now. Also if you put yourself in the mind of a consumer, I think it’s safe to say more people are searching for “remote jobs” than for remote access, remote jobs, or universal remotes.

Of course, I couldn’t help but take a look at search volume for “remote jobs” and I was actually surprised to see that while it is up over the last year, it’s not the hockey stick growth I was expecting to see.

Still, my final verdict is that this is a solid price for an end-user, if it was a domain investor I would say they overpaid as there wouldn’t be much ROI potential. What do you think?

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  • Jose June 25, 2020, 8:02 pm

    RemoteJobs.net for the end user with website and boom of working from home will be profitable.

    It has sold at Sedo Encript.org for $ 7,308. I really find it very low for Buyer to resell for over $ 25000.

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    • Bob June 26, 2020, 1:20 am

      Encript.com is for sale at only $1,499 through Afternic compared with $7,308 sold price for .org!!

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  • Michael June 25, 2020, 9:06 pm

    No way, he got a bad deal! For that much money, I am more than sure he could have found a better domain that is .COM. No one uses .net and I am pretty sure no one wants it.

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  • Godswill June 25, 2020, 9:15 pm

    Really?

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  • Anunt June 25, 2020, 10:48 pm

    Not a great deal for an end user.
    If you are a serious end user thinking about 6 or 7 figure business, you should go find a dot com domain.
    I would never build a business on a .net

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  • David J Castello June 26, 2020, 7:22 am

    He will be losing a good chunk of his traffic to RemoteJobs.com (which redirects to 10up.com). On our web site, in the FAQ section, I address this. When we owned Rate.com we had it leased to a Laguna Beach mortgage broker who used it to generate leads. One day she called me to say she had received 90 leads in the last 24 hours. I congratulated her, but it didn’t make sense because Rate.com usually did less than ten leads a day. That evening I was watching the news and a commercial came on for – Rate.net.
    I would never build a business on anything except dotCOM.

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    • YamadaMedia June 26, 2020, 10:48 am

      Interest insights, thanks for sharing David.

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  • BullS June 26, 2020, 11:38 am

    Why don’t you go back to the buyer 6mths from now and ask him/her what the traffic is like…
    Good deal for the seller but sucker for the buyer.
    Data does not lie!!

    Dot com is KING!!

    ** there should be a website that we can check how much traffic is going from the net to the dot com.**

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