This week was a good example of why you can’t put all your brandable eggs in one basket.
While the brandable boutiques specialize in selling brandable names you can be found on Sedo as well.
I would say the advantages of Sedo are 10% commission if you want to use their nameservers and list as a buy it now. The other advantage is higher pricing, BrandBucket and their competition are not going to price many names above a certain dollar amount unless they are a special 4L.com or an incredible one word .com that makes no sense giving up 30%.
Sedo this week sold the following:
Ubble.com for $6,999 and this looks like a buy it now sale. The domain was registered in 2014, so that is a nice turnaround for that kind of sale.
Grabbr.com sold for $9,000 and required an 11 year hold as the domain was registered in 2005. I don’t think BrandBucket would give this a $9,000 price tag, I think they would have accepted it in the $2,000 range.
Dilli.com sold for 12,000 Euros, I am certain this name would have been accepted on the brandable boutiques but not priced at 12,000 Euros. Regged since 2001 and dropped two times previously.
Viati.com sold for 6,500 Euros, regged since 1997 and dropped two times before that.
Chatbook.com sold for $8,000 regged since 2001. A Taiwan outfit MustNeed.com looks to be the seller.
Orison.com sold for 13,000 Euros, this name does have meaning “prayer” but many would see it being used as a brandable as well. Example being a developed new gtld, orison.energy.
The purpose of this post is not to abandon brandable boutiques but to keep your mind open to all opportunities and sales outlets.