Interested in buying one of Yun Ye’s Domains from Marchex? It’ll cost you at least $25,000

"MDNH Inc"

Back in 2004, it's estimated that the portfolio that Marchex acquired was generating over $20 million ($19 million of that was profit).

According to Marchex’ subsidiary MDNH Inc. which lists an inventory of high quality domain names for sale which are rumored to be from Yun Ye’s portfolio that was acquired by Marchex – it’ll cost you at least $25,000 for names like,, and

Those names might sound extremely high-priced, but that’s the lowest suggested sale price listed on their domain marketplace.

Other $25,000 names include,,,,,, and

In many cases, the names listed for $25,000 redirect to Marchex’ directy and reference web site – a Yellow pages online directory.

A Little About MDNH Inc.

Marchex Inc. purchased over 100,000 domain names from legendary domainer Yun Ye for the price of $164 million. While many of the names were premium names, according to web sites and blogs, a large percentage of the names listed on MDNH are straight out of Yun Ye’s old portfolio.

Times have changed. Marchex looks to be trying to unload several of their names including the bad names for extremely high prices through their subsidiary MDNH Inc.

While they have had some success recently with the sale of for $250,000, would you be willing to pay $25,000 for names like:


Marchex does also list some Great Domains

Here’s a look at their top priced names on MDNH Inc. $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 Personals $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $250,000 $250,000

Granted all these prices are just initial asking prices, but it looks like in some cases Marchex may have overvalued many of their names – and now they’re hoping others will do the same. That is, unless $25,000 for sounds like a bargain.


The concept of asking a ton of money for low or moderate value names is used by both Marchex and Frank Schilling's Name Administration. In the past I tried to buy a few names which if they were mine would be asking under 1k but Frank wanted a mimimum of 8k firm or even more and would not negotiate the price. That is their business and business model but can't see how Marchex or Frank could possibly be selling many domains since I feel the prices are actually even higher than end-user values. In addition, they make you jump thru a bunch of hoops, stumbling blocks and other complexities before you can even make an inquiry, making buying from NameAdmin even more unlikely even if pricing was lower or flexible.