Brand.com setting the record high of 500k for reported domain sales kicked off the biggest week for brandable domain name sales I think I’ve ever seen. While arguably not strictly a brandable domain name since brand gets 110k exact Google Global searches a week, one word domains are arguably the premiere category of brandables with lots of non-keyword related industry giants like Apple or Blackberry. While this site focuses on made up brandables since they are more affordable (and honestly require less capital), if you have $20,000+ to spend on the domain name and the marketing dollars to brand the word as your service I think single word keywords are the way to go in many many cases.
The sale formed the capstone of a stellar week for brandables with another one word keyword Swig.com selling for $20,000 for presumably resale since the domain is showing as for sale on the landing page. Selling for over $10,000 included; catchy brandable phrases, puremix.com (43k), thisisme.com (59k), Ufun.com, bigbeauty.com, perfectsquare.com, cafebank.com; straight brandable sahaf.com and genova.com; Foodhq.com at 12k stood out as a wide keyword with a common brandable suffix. (iq, hq, xs, etc.)
Under $10,000 .com >$2000 brandable sales included
Bankability.com – $9100
ILEX – $5400
inkly – 3500
pilip – groovy palindrome