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21 end user domain sales (including some big buyers)

September 26, 2012Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, end user domain salesComments Off on 21 end user domain sales (including some big buyers)

21 end user domain name sales from the past week.

This week’s end user domain sales report includes a shop that’s probably at your local mall, a big online university, and cosmetics giant Loreal.

Afternic

Thomson Reuters bought SJNK.com for $4,200. I’m not sure what it stands for.

Used Gym Equipment, LLC paid $1,988 for UsedGymEquipment.org to accompany its dot.com.

Harris Research, Inc., owner of the ChemDry franchise, bought ChemDry.net for $1,277.

Personal injury lawyer Bob Goldwater bought DrugLaw.org for $1,488.

Business communications company MessageMind bought InboxRadio.com for $1,277.

The Recycle Depot in California shortened its URL from TheRecycleDepot.net to RecycleDepot.net for $1,800. (The .com is owned by a well known domainer.)

MyCommunityLife, a social media service for groups, bought GroupPost.com for $1,850.

CRS Travel Solutions bought MeetingExperts.com for $1,088.

Yankee Candle, the store you can smell from all the way across the mall, bought ScentBeads.com for $3,396.

Niche Inc., maker of military cargo parachutes, bought NicheInc.com for $1,275. Its existing web site is NicheMFG.com.

First Dakota National Bank bought IronCountry.com for $1,595. It has an agriculture equipment financing program called IronCountry.

American Petroleum Institute picked up EnergyTogether.com for $2,195.

The group behind GeniusPlanet.com bought GeniusMobile.com for $1,400.

Schneider Publishing, which produces events and publications including some sports ones, bought SportsPromo.com for $1,941.

Cosmetics giant Loreal bought Eye-Art.com for $1,050. It does not own EyeArt.com.

Codecademy, which recently defended its domain name in a UDRP, bought CodeClass.com for $1,000. It’s a much better domain than codecademy.com.

Finally…not necessarily and end user sale but an interesting one. LifeofMuhammad.com, an alternate name for the Innocence of Muslims video that is making news, sold for $1,000. It was sold by Mike Mann’s DomainMarket. For some reason the whois record at GoDaddy is null.

Sedo

Western Governors University, an online university founded by the governors of 19 U.S. states, bought WGU.it for $1,358. I assume it’s to promote information technology degrees, not Italy.

Online t-shirt design site CustomInk.com bought Inkathon.com for $1,450.

Denver County Court paid $1,150 for DenverCountyCourt.org.

WISE — World Institute of Scientology Enterprises — paid 800 EUR for Prosperity.info.


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What domains a Kickstarter success, Christie’s and University of Oklahoma bought this week

September 19, 2012Afternic, Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, end user domain sales, kickstarter, sedoComments Off on What domains a Kickstarter success, Christie’s and University of Oklahoma bought this week

Company that raised $70k on Kickstart buys its company domain name.

This week’s end user domain name sales report includes some big names. Auction house Christie’s bought an Andy Warhol domain name, University of Oklahoma bought a four letter acronym, and a Kickstart success story bought its company domain name.

Afternic

Auction house Christie’s bought WarholArt.com for $6,457. It is selling some of Warhol’s works.

MasterGuides.com
was purchased by someone for $2,000. The buyer is launching a site with video instruction.

Omaha landscaping company CM’s Custom Lawn and Landscape bougt OmahaLandscape.com for $1,888.

Universal Beauty Products, Inc., which has a product line called Via Natural, bought ViaNatural.com for $2,800.

Dermalogica sells an acne product called “Clean Start”, but I suspect a lot of people think of “Clear Start”. So the company paid $5,000 for ClearStart.com.

Ohio bank Strasburg Savings Bank bought SSBonline.com for $1,388.

The owner of RubberDuck.com, which sells footwear, bought AfricanApparel.com for $1,900.

Keystone, seller of architectural stone, bought KeyStyle.com for $10,000.

University of Oklahoma bought OHAI.org for $1,277. It’s likely for the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative.

Specialty Medical Solutions bought SMsolutions.net for $1,788.

Rave Mobile Safety, a software company providing solutions for campus and public safety, bought SafetyProfile.com for $3,750. I suspect some of the company’s technology was used to alert students and faculty about recent bomb threats on campuses such as University of Texas.

The owner of 1stDibs.com, which is currently in a lawsuit with the owner of FirstDibs.com, bought FirstDibs.net for $1,288.

Machine Perception Technologies, which appears to use the awful domain name mpt4u.com, upgraded to MachinePerception.com for $1,588.

The owner of midnightbasketball.org.au went global, buying MidnightBasketball.com for $1,088.

EMILY’s list, which helps elect pro-choice Democratic women to office, bought AmericanWomen.org for $2,588.

Gift Card Impressions, LLC previously bought bought MallGift.com for $2,588 on Afternic. It returned to by TheRestaurantCard.com for $1,795.

Sedo

Charles Waugh raised $70,074 on Kickstarter for his Slingshot smartphone stabilizer and tripod. He produced it under his company Woxom, and now he bought Woxom.com for $1,000.

UK jobs service Digital Recruitment Limited, which previously bought JobsinMiddlesbrough.co.uk for 1,000 GBP and JobsDirect.co.uk for 9,500 GBP, picked up JobsInLeicester.co.uk for 1,675 GBP.

Niche Media Holdings, LLC, owner of Vegas.com, bought NicheMedia.net for $1,495.

Roland Burger strategy consultants owns RolandBerger.com already but just added RolandBerger.ca for $4,500. It is based in Germany.

The company behind Chewy.com — which bought Chueys.com a couple weeks ago — just bought Chuey.com for $3,250.

Water filter site FiltersFast.com bought SpaFilter.com for $2,500.


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What domains a Kickstarter success, Christie’s and University of Oklahoma bought this week

September 19, 2012Afternic, Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, end user domain sales, kickstarter, sedoComments Off on What domains a Kickstarter success, Christie’s and University of Oklahoma bought this week

Company that raised $70k on Kickstart buys its company domain name.

This week’s end user domain name sales report includes some big names. Auction house Christie’s bought an Andy Warhol domain name, University of Oklahoma bought a four letter acronym, and a Kickstart success story bought its company domain name.

Afternic

Auction house Christie’s bought WarholArt.com for $6,457. It is selling some of Warhol’s works.

MasterGuides.com
was purchased by someone for $2,000. The buyer is launching a site with video instruction.

Omaha landscaping company CM’s Custom Lawn and Landscape bougt OmahaLandscape.com for $1,888.

Universal Beauty Products, Inc., which has a product line called Via Natural, bought ViaNatural.com for $2,800.

Dermalogica sells an acne product called “Clean Start”, but I suspect a lot of people think of “Clear Start”. So the company paid $5,000 for ClearStart.com.

Ohio bank Strasburg Savings Bank bought SSBonline.com for $1,388.

The owner of RubberDuck.com, which sells footwear, bought AfricanApparel.com for $1,900.

Keystone, seller of architectural stone, bought KeyStyle.com for $10,000.

University of Oklahoma bought OHAI.org for $1,277. It’s likely for the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative.

Specialty Medical Solutions bought SMsolutions.net for $1,788.

Rave Mobile Safety, a software company providing solutions for campus and public safety, bought SafetyProfile.com for $3,750. I suspect some of the company’s technology was used to alert students and faculty about recent bomb threats on campuses such as University of Texas.

The owner of 1stDibs.com, which is currently in a lawsuit with the owner of FirstDibs.com, bought FirstDibs.net for $1,288.

Machine Perception Technologies, which appears to use the awful domain name mpt4u.com, upgraded to MachinePerception.com for $1,588.

The owner of midnightbasketball.org.au went global, buying MidnightBasketball.com for $1,088.

EMILY’s list, which helps elect pro-choice Democratic women to office, bought AmericanWomen.org for $2,588.

Gift Card Impressions, LLC previously bought bought MallGift.com for $2,588 on Afternic. It returned to by TheRestaurantCard.com for $1,795.

Sedo

Charles Waugh raised $70,074 on Kickstarter for his Slingshot smartphone stabilizer and tripod. He produced it under his company Woxom, and now he bought Woxom.com for $1,000.

UK jobs service Digital Recruitment Limited, which previously bought JobsinMiddlesbrough.co.uk for 1,000 GBP and JobsDirect.co.uk for 9,500 GBP, picked up JobsInLeicester.co.uk for 1,675 GBP.

Niche Media Holdings, LLC, owner of Vegas.com, bought NicheMedia.net for $1,495.

Roland Burger strategy consultants owns RolandBerger.com already but just added RolandBerger.ca for $4,500. It is based in Germany.

The company behind Chewy.com — which bought Chueys.com a couple weeks ago — just bought Chuey.com for $3,250.

Water filter site FiltersFast.com bought SpaFilter.com for $2,500.


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.TV and .Me among two dozen end user domain sales this week

August 22, 2012Afternic, Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, end user domain sales, sedoComments Off on .TV and .Me among two dozen end user domain sales this week

.tv, .me, and a slurl.

This week a .tv and a .me domain were amongst the best end user domain name sales.

But before we get into this week’s normal end user sales report, I want to call out a Slurl.

Divorce Detox bought the domain name divorcetherapist.com for $995 at Sedo.

Now, maybe it’s because of all the media attention to “legitimate rape” this week, but the first thing I read was “Divorce the Rapist dot com”.

Therapist is a common slurl word, but this one seems particularly troubling.

OK, here are the rest of the sales:

Afternic

PatientLink, which uses MyPatientLink.com and previously bought MyLink.org for $3,288, returned to the aftermarket to buy PatientLinks.com for $1,388. Unfortunately another company uses PatientLink.com.

Heritage College, a medical assistant school, bought ItIsAmazing.com for $1,200. I’m not sure what it plans to do with the domain name but I can see how an educational institution can use this domain.

Boardhost, provider of free online forums, paid $1,200 for QuizServer.com. Free online quizzes?

This is interesting. HP just bought TwoSmiles.com for $1,795. It’s not registered through its IP department, so maybe it’s just an employee working on something small.

Promotional products seller Image is Everything, Inc. picked up LuxuryGiftsOnline.com for $4,800.

Globalization alert: Germany’s Accidenta uses Accidenta.de but just paid $1,500 for Accidenta.com.

Loan documents company Document Systems, Inc., bought FreeSign.com for $5,000. One of its products is eSigning.

The owner of TheStoneCollection.com followed Facebook’s lead: “drop the the”. It bought StoneCollection.com for $5,000.

You should drop the “now”, too… Surplus Furniture & Mattress uses SurplusFurnitureNow.com but just bought the better domain SurplusFurniture.com for $5,000.

Healthcasts, a private digital television network for physicians and healthcare professionals, bought OurHealthMatters.com for $2,500.

Lavadene Hair Extensions paid $2,477 for HairExtensionsClipIn.com. How’s that for a mouthful?

University of Colorado‘s Health Care Policy and Research group bought ChangeLeaders.org for $1,500.

The owner of Designrecruiter.com paid $1,292.20 for DesignFreelancers.com. A great domain, especially at this price.

Appraisers Association of America, Inc. bought AppraisersAssociation.com for $1,188.

This is kind of interesting. Australian music festival Splendour in the Grass owns SplendourInTheGrass.com. But that British ‘u’ must have thrown some people off, so it bought SplendorInTheGrass.com for $1,750.

Live It Up Foundation bought LiveItUp.org for $1,888.

Sunglass seller RaveShades.com bought CustomEyez.com for $3,077.

Sedo

TechReport.com has a blog call “The Damage Report”. The author calls his workspace “Damage Labs”. The publisher just paid $3,200 for DamageLabs.com.

Sports betting data company Sports Insights, Inc. bought SportsbookInsider.com for $2,500.

Falcon Steel Company bought FalconPC.com for $977.

More on Australian domain names: Ruraldoc.com.au bought Ruraldoc.com for $2,800.

Video licensing and distribution company Grab Networks bought Grab.tv for $4,000. Its main web site is GrabNetworks.com. Great move, even if it turns out to just be a defensive buy.

Dating site Plenty of Fish bought POF.me for $8,000.


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12 interesting end user domain sales from the past week

May 9, 2012Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, end user domain salesComments Off on 12 interesting end user domain sales from the past week

These domain names will be put to goo use.

DNW’s weekly end user sale report is back. Most notable on this week’s list are purchases by a publicly traded REIT as well as Ziff Davis. All sales took place at Afternic except RoyalKey.com at Sedo.

Austin based student housing REIT American Campus Communities bought AvalonHeights.com for $6,200 for one of its apartment complexes.

Florida home builder Neal Communities paid $1,395 for LiveGrand.com. That’s a great brandable domain for a home builder.

Satellite and security equipment company All Things Digital (not to be confused with All Things D) bought SecurityCameraOnline.com for $1,788.

Ergonomics company Ergotech bought Ergotronics.com for $1,895.

Shoes for Crews, Inc., seller of non-slip shoes, bought TopCrews.com for $2,488.

Mercury Insurance paid $1,700 for Auto-Insurance-Specialists.com

Nutritional products seller Purity Products bought VitaminCoffee.com for $5,000.

Women’s healthcare device company Hologic bought 3DMammo.com for $1,495.

Estate buyers Lindstrom and McKenney bought SellUsYourValuables.com for $1,388.

Royal Key, a concierge service that owns RoyalKey.com.ua, picked up RoyalKey.com for 900 GBP at Sedo.

The owner of HomeVideoStudio.com bought DigitalVideoArchive.com for $1,000.

Online publishing giant Ziff Davis bought HDTVShopper.com for $1,488.


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Union pays for VeriGreedy.com and 14 other end user domain sales

May 2, 2012Afternic, Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, end user domain sales, sedo, verigreedyComments Off on Union pays for VeriGreedy.com and 14 other end user domain sales

15 end user domain purchases in the past week.

Communication Workers of America bought the clever domain VeriGreedy.com last week to take a jab at Verizon. It looks like the domain owner wasn’t very greedy, too.

Here are details on that sale and other “end user” domain buys from the past week.

Sales at Afternic

South Texas Innovations LLC bought STIConstruction.com for $1,895.

Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port, which owns NCSP-net.com, bought NCSP.com for $6,400.

San Antonio design company Backyard Studios upgraded from BackyardStudios.net to BackyardStudios.com for $2,000.

Roll Global, the company behind Fiji Water and POM Wonderful, picked up Untouched.com for $11,750. I’m curious to see what they do with it. The company has a penchant for good domains; it owns Roll.com.

Austin based Meridian Logistics bought FreightPros.com for $1,500.

Catholic “college” Augustin Institute bought CatholicYouth.com for $7,800.

Electronics company Monster, Inc. bought MetalMonster.com for $3,616.

PRShots, an online library hosting company press information and PR images, bought PressArea.com for $4,000.

K&S Quality Associates upgraded from QualityAssociates.ORG to QualityAssociates.com for $1,299. Worth every penny.

PA Personal Physician Care, whcih owns PPCare.net, bought PersonalPhysicianCare.com for $2,000.

Here’s one close to home. Austin Real Estate Partners bought CircleCRanch.com for $1,977. My seller agent for my home last year is with this company. Circle C is a large master planned community in Austin. A smart domain buy.

Sales at Sedo

A Mark Monitor client bought GoFurther.com for $10,000 at Sedo. The whois is currently protected with Mark Monitor’s form of “privacy” service.

Communications Workers of America, a large union that represents phone company employees including at Verizon, spent $850 of union dues to buy VeriGreedy.com at Sedo. It is starting a campaign with the name and has the matching Twitter handle. The domain was registered in 2010.

Material Handling Industry of America, which owns MHIA.org, bought MHI.org for $12,500 at Sedo.

Queryable Corp., the company behind InboundScore & InboxQ, bought HotProspect.com for $2,650 at Sedo. Looks like a great deal to me.


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