In total, of the most recent domain name sales which are not subject to a NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement), Mike Berkens’ Worldwide Media has sold $725,300 worth of domain names. This is the total for just the publicly reported sales. Sales are probably much higher for Worldwide Media, because as you may well know, some of the biggest domain sales never get reported due to non-disclosure agreements between the buyer and seller, that protects information one or both of the parties wants to remain secret.
The website, located at wwmi.com, which launched in Dec. 2010, is the new corporate face for Mike Berkens’ Worldwide Media, which owns and operates over 75,000 domain names.
Operating costs for Worldwide Media
If you recall, back in early January Mike Berkens wrote a story about what it costs to operate such a large portfolio of domains.
“We own around 75,000 domains and with a carrying cost of lets just call it an average of $10 a year meaning that we will owe $750,000 in registration fees in 2011,” wrote Mike on The Domains.
However, if the numbers are right, Worldwide Media is already off to a good start with the cost of registration fees just about covered based solely on publicly reported sales.
Worldwide Media’s Recent Sales
The biggest sale to date of the recent domain sales (many of which go back to Dec. 2010), is VisitBerlin.com for $230,000. Worldwide Media turned down several offers on the name, including offers for $100,000 and $150,000, before agreeing on the price for the domain which was purchased by Germany-based Berlin Tourismus Marketing GmbH. The name which changed hands earlier this month, now re-directs to VisitBerlin.de.
Other sales included PeacefulProtests.com for $10,000, at a time when protests are spreading across the Middle East world. Smokebreak.com sold for $20,000 to Dr. Carl E. Olson who is helping to market a quit-smoking device.
Here’s a complete rundown of sales not subject to a NDA.
If you think these are interesting sales, check out some of the other sections on Worldwide Media’s website, like Recently Rejected $10K & Above Offers or the Monthly Report – Offers At Or Above Minimum ($2,500).