Please read this before you contact us.
DropWizard started back in the early 2000's as a drop catcher of expired
domains for clients. Ultimately we had thousands of clients worldwide ordering up to 50,000 domains every
month. In 2003 we decided to concentrate on building our own portfolio. We have been in this business a
long time and have been involved in the purchase and sale of thousands of domains to some of the largest domain
portfolio holders in the world.
With regard to our portfolio we receive hundreds of emails and
phone calls every year from people who want to know "how much".
This has become something of a "pet peeve" so I hope this doesn't come off as
sounding too harsh.
We don't maintain a price list for all our domains. We have
thousands. The vast majority of the enquiries we get are, to put it politely, "unqualified". People who are
shopping with $50 or $300 as a budget. Sadly, most of these people never had realistic
expectations to begin with. Others are just bargain hunting, sending out mass emails hoping someone
The following is a realistic look at market pricing.
The average price of a mediocre domain in 2009 was almost
Moderate quality domains sell for $3,000.00 to $9,999.00.
Good quality domains sell for $10,000 - $99,999.
Top quality domains sell for $100,000 and up to $500,000.
Absolute premium domains sell for $500,000 and up with many exceeding
the million dollar mark.
Successful offers are usually from people or companies that have taken the
time to research the market and are aware of what domains sell for. Many hire brokers on their
behalf and most of the time the brokers will educate them up front on realistic costs rather than waste their
time presenting low ball offers they know won't fly. Amazingly most of these type of offers are accepted
to the satisfaction of all parties.
A good offer will contain the following:
Name, address & phone number.
Company you represent and your position.
No "corporate authority" to close the transaction.. don't write!
If you are a broker please say so.
Serious dollar amount for an opening
Future plans for the domain. (we may want a portion of the future activity)
Proposed closing date and method of payment.
Leasing - Renting - Financing - Joint Venture
We will consider offers for leasing our domains. We require 3 months prepayment and the
lease is calculated at:
FMV x 20% divided by 12 for a monthly payment. Indexed annually by the CPI. Term is
5 years with 5 years automatically renewable.
Renting domains is by individual agreement only depending on the useage and term.
We will also finance purchase transactions. Please indicate in your offer if you
require financing. We expect 10-30% downpayment and the balance monthly over 3-5 years.
We will look at all proposals for joint ventures based on most of our domains.
Please use the form below to contact us with your information and proposed price. Use the notes
section to indicate if you are needing a lease, rental, financing or J/V proposal.