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Fannie Mae Launches $50,000 KnowYourOptions.com Web Site

August 4, 2010Domaining, Domainnamewire, fannie mae, UncategorizedComments Off on Fannie Mae Launches $50,000 KnowYourOptions.com Web Site

Mortgage backer launches web site at $50k domain name.

Fannie Mae has launched a new web site at KnowYourOptions.com, a domain name the company purchased for $50,000 in June. The company, which was bailed out by U.S. taxpayers, bought the domain name through domain broker Sedo. Hopefully a U.S. citizen sold the domain name to them to make up for his higher taxes.

As expected, the site (warning: annoying auto-play talking person on site) details homeowners’ options when they are behind on their mortgage payments or are facing foreclosure.

You might debate the merits of a company in Fannie Mae’s situation spending $50,000 on a domain name. But if it hadn’t received public assistance, we’d say this was a smart move. After all, it’s an intuitive and memorable domain name. It’s also a .com; and many companies in Fannie’s situation would have gone with .org and lost traffic to the existing .com. As for the .org, it’s registered by a different entity but forwards to the .com.

And it only cost each U.S. citizen a small fraction of a cent.


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Fannie Mae Spends $50,000 to Buy Domain Name

June 29, 2010Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, fannie mae, sedoComments Off on Fannie Mae Spends $50,000 to Buy Domain Name

Fannie Mae dips into pockets to buy KnowYourOptions.com.

Mortgage backer Fannie Mae has spent $50,000 (of basically your money) to buy the domain name KnowYourOptions.com. The site will no doubt explain your options if you find yourself behind on your mortgage.

The deal tied another domain name — VideoDating.com — for the top spot at domain broker Sedo this week. The seller of VideoDating.com is Steve Newman. He was president of GreatDomains back in the day and also owns Rock.com, a fully developed social network for music fans. Coincidentally, Sedo now owns GreatDomains.

The domain was purchased by someone in Canada. Perhaps they want to jump on the ChatRoulette.com bandwagon, but for more meaningful chat interactions?

Here are other notable sales from Sedo this past week.

.Com
uspo.com 20000 USD
coa.com 16500 USD
keku.com 15000 USD
completecommerce.com 14000 USD
detektei.com 11000 EUR
saraiva.com 10000 USD
pcnames.com 10000 USD
realcopy.com 9500 USD
newrock.com 8400 USD
gaysoulmate.com 8000 USD
xaas.com 7810 USD
relian.com 7500 EUR
koffers.com 7000 EUR
fastapasta.com 6900 USD
nanai.com 5600 USD
santafevacationrentals.com 5280 USD
beq.com 5101 USD
hck.com 5001 USD
shakeria.com 5000 EUR
spotting.com 5000 EUR
1238.com 5000 USD

ccTLDs
vermietung.de 23000 EUR
gezocht.nl 20000 EUR
cafe.de 15000 EUR
equip.me 15000 USD
hfk.de 12000 EUR
weights.co.uk 6610 GBP
americanholidays.co.uk 6500 GBP
seo.es 6000 EUR
ginseng.asia 5400 EUR
tech.tv 5000 USD

Other
gwp.org 9888 USD
medikamente.net 8430 EUR
textbooks.org 6100 USD
universallifeinsurance.org 5200 USD
privatestudentloan.net 5100 USD
kobo.net 5000 USD


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