Francois closes down Lend.me, relocates Valuate.com – plus membership discounts

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Francois Carrillo

French domain entrepreneur, Francois Carrillo, announced some news today, about changes to his domain-related projects.

Valuate, an automated domain valuation system, will be relocating its functions to Domaining.com/valuate.

The domain Valuate.com is now available for sale, as is Lend.me, via the CAX.com domain sales platform.

Francois wants to take advantage of the traffic popularity of Domaining.com, integrating the domain valuation service with it.

The closing down of Lend.me was justified as such:

“Lend.me has been closed. People with bad domains are those who generally need a loan, but domain lenders almost lend when colaterals are premium or liquid domains, what borrowers don’t own!

So it’s hard to connect borrowers with lenders… Don’t blame me, I tried for +2 years.

The domain Lend.me could probably fetch six figures, as dot .ME domains are becoming more popular.

We recently covered the acquisition of the two letter domain, PM.me by the encrypted email provider, ProtonMail.

Lastly, basic Domaining.com memberships are now 50% off, priced just $10 dollars.


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8 Responses to “Francois closes down Lend.me, relocates Valuate.com – plus membership discounts”
  1. Ricky says:

    Lend.me could fetch six figures? April Fools was two days ago.

  2. DomainGang says:

    Ricky – Care to tell us, why not? Strong financial keyword with a personalized theme (“me”.) Only fools believe .com is the only option.

  3. Brad says:

    Insurance.me sold for 15K on Sedo in November. That’s why.

  4. Ricky says:

    On Namebio I see two .me sales in six figures. No Namebio is not be all end all for sales, but it is pretty decent sales repository.

    One was Rick S sale of Meet.me which I think we can agree Rick extracts dollars more then 99.999999% of other people so I would count that one as an outlier.

    Insurance.me sold for $15k five months ago. Insurance is much better keyword then lend.

    Need.me $25k
    Bitcoin.me $10k
    Sponsor.me $10k
    Hotels.me $13k
    Message.me $25k
    App.me $50k

    Based on historical sales I think a $10k-15k estimate is more realistic.

  5. DomainGang says:

    Ah, the “comp posse” strikes again.

    However, “past performance is not an indicator of future results” is a stronger mantra to go by. Didn’t Rick Schwartz teach you that unless you ask, you don’t get?

    Or was it something about hookers and escorts, can’t remember.

  6. Francois says:

    Rick, keep in mind big end user sales are rarely public.
    Not all .me have value, but verb.me domains have a strong value and appeal when the sentence “verb me” is correctly spelled and have a meaning. It is the case of the “call-to-action” domain Lend.me
    And despite isn’t the case of “Insurance me” it was purchased $15K.
    I am convinced this domain should sell for at least mid 6 figures one day as I declined low 6 figures a pair of times for less valuable “call-to-action” .me, remember it’s a catchy slogan for the lucrative financing/credit/loan industry.

  7. Patricia says:

    I don’t own many .ME
    but I agree the ones the relate / or are a phrase / saying — do appeal to me…

    I checked earlier today for 1000’s of verbs with the .ME
    you all have them (smile)

    but I did get this handful of a mixture

    CraftWith.ME
    MeansALotTo.ME
    NextBest.ME
    Profiled.ME
    Profiled.CO
    SuperGorgeous.ME
    SuperGorgeous.CO
    SuperGorgeous.ORG
    TenderHearted.ME
    TenderHearted.CO
    Diapering.CO
    Diapering.net

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  8. Patrick says:

    Patricia, why didn’t you also get Diapering.Me was it in use?
    This is a domain that has zero aftermarket value if previously used/

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