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20 more end user domain sales

October 17, 2012Afternic, Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, sedoComments Off on 20 more end user domain sales

20 more end user domain sales to report.

It’s bonus week for Domain Name Wire readers…two end user sales reports in one week!

OK, maybe it’s not that exciting. But there are a couple big names on this week’s list, including Starwood (not it’s first trip to the aftermarket) and The Guardian.

Afternic

Atlantic Central Bankers Bank bought ACBB.com for $4,999. Its web site is Atlantic Central.

Starwood Hotels & Resort bought AlohaGuide.com for $2,688.

Idealshape, LLC owns IdealShape.com. They just bought IdealShake.com for $4,100.

The Guardian bought GuardianBookShop.com for $2,595.

Powerful Signal, LLC, maker of cell phone repeaters and boosters, bought PowerfulPower.com for $1,356.

All Makes Collision in San Marcos, TX bought AllMakesAuto.com for $1,294.

The Millionaire Mentor, Inc bought SecretofHappiness.com for $2,500.

Western Automotive Supplies Limited in Alberta, Canada bought PartEngine.com for $1,788.

The company behind ServicePower.com paid $6,500 for ServiceRatings.com.

Worthington Federal Bank bought FreedomFederal.com for $1,200.

Post snc, owner of PostDesign.co.uk (but based in Italy) bought PostDesign.com for $1,750.

Sedo

Polar Wireless paid $10,000 for Roamly.com for its international SIM service.

UK bed retailers Sterling Beds Ltd bought Sterling.co.uk for $12,000

World of Gambling Ltd. picked up Keno.co.uk for 9,000 GBP

Digital Recruitment Limited is back…it bought JobsIreland.co.uk for $2,500

Connecticut mattress seller Sleep Etc. bought OrganicSleep.com for $1,501.

Globalization alert! XGAP Pty Ltd owns xgap.com.au and bought xgap.com for $4,000.

Hillcrest Media paid 1,200 GBP for BookDistributor.com.

Patterson Nissan in Longview, Texas paid $2,800 for PattersonCars.com.

MidFirst Bank in Oklahoma City bought MoneyMoments.com for $1,108.


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Afternic scores huge domain sales partner with Endurance

October 8, 2012Afternic, Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, sedoComments Off on Afternic scores huge domain sales partner with Endurance

Endurance joins Afternic domain sales network.

Afternic officially announced today that Endurance International Group has joined the company’s AfternicDLS program.

That means customers of Endurance’s various businesses will now see AfternicDLS domain inventory when they search for domains. They’ll also be able to list their domains in Afternic’s system.

Endurance is one of the biggest shared hosting and domain registration companies in the world, but it’s possible you haven’t heard of it before. That’s because it’s a rollup of many of the largest hosting companies. When you add up all of the registrations made at its hosting companies and registrars, it ranks as the third largest domain registrar.

Some of Endurance’s big brands include domain registrars Domain.com and Dotster and hosting companies HostGator, BlueHost, and Fatcow.

Domain listings are already live on Domain.com and will be rolled out to other Endurance brands in the coming weeks.

The exclusive deal was made public at a joint Afternic/Domain.com party at the TRAFFIC conference in Florida last night.


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Sedo boosts domain auctions with “Last Call”

September 27, 2012domain auctions, Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, sedoComments Off on Sedo boosts domain auctions with “Last Call”

New auction option will increase activity in Sedo’s auctions.

Sedo announced a new auction option this morning called “Last Chance Auctions”.

The more I learn about it, the more I like the idea.

Last Chance Auctions allow Sedo users to start a domain auction at a reserve of 99 USD/GBP/EUR. This is a good way for customers to get added exposure for domains they perhaps want to cull out of their portfolio.

Currently, you must be a SedoPro customer to list domains in Last Chance Auctions. The submission process is manual.

I think Sedo made a great call in how this works in practice. There’s no “last call” section on the company’s web site. Instead, the auctions are part of the regular marketplace auctions listings. This gives exposure to the domains without calling out that their owners consider it a closeout.

This should make the marketplace auctions section of Sedo’s site more lively. But quality control will be key.

Just a note to sellers — there’s still the standard minimum commission of 50 USD/GBP/EUR.


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Sedo expands distribution partnership with Go Daddy

September 26, 2012Domain Registrars, Domaining, Domainnamewire, go daddy, godaddy.com, sedo, sedomlsComments Off on Sedo expands distribution partnership with Go Daddy

“Make Offer” domains now distributed to Go Daddy through SedoMLS.

Sedo announced today that it has expanded its distribution partnership with Go Daddy to include “make offer” domain names.

In January Go Daddy joined the SedoMLS network. That meant that fixed priced domains at Sedo that were opted into SedoMLS would show up in the registration path at GoDaddy.com. Go Daddy customers could purchase the domains by following a link to Go Daddy Auctions.

The expanded partnership means domains listed on SedoMLS without a price will also be promoted within the GoDaddy.com registration path. Customers can complete the negotiations and purchase through their Go Daddy account.

The deal is similar to one with Afternic, which was expanded in July.

Although the ratio has been changing quickly in recent years, Sedo has always had a high number of unpriced domain names. This new deal will give significant exposure to domain names listed on SedoMLS.


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Sedo GreatDomains auction ends Thursday. Here’s a look.

September 25, 2012Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, greatdomains, sedoComments Off on Sedo GreatDomains auction ends Thursday. Here’s a look.

17 domains have already met their reserves with a couple days to go.

Sedo’s monthly GreatDomains auction ends Thursday.

So far 17 of the 217 domain names have met their reserves. The highest domain name to have met its reserve is PTZ.com at $5,000.

Another three letter .com attracting attention is OAL.com at $14,000, although its reserve of up to $25,000 hasn’t been met.

Leah.com leads the list with a $26,000 bid but that’s below the reserve as well.

The auction for webmaster.net is heated and I wouldn’t be surprised if it reaches its reserve (somewhere under $10,000) before the auction is over.

I have one domain in the auction — fittingly, AuctionBlock.com.

Sedo has an interesting auction that’s not part of GreatDomains, too:

Roulette.biz has a single bidder at 6,750 EUR. That’s a solid price for a .biz domain. The same domain traded hands back in 2010 for $1,551.


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Sedo changes domain listing process and adds “Big Data Pricer”

September 20, 2012big data, Domaining, Domainnamewire, sedo, sedomls, UncategorizedComments Off on Sedo changes domain listing process and adds “Big Data Pricer”

New process includes “Big Data Pricer”.

sedo listingSedo has updated the process of listing domain names for sale with the service.

There’s a pretty slick wizard that walks you through the process.

The new process includes the company’s “Big Data Pricer”, which provides price suggestions for your domain names based on the same methodology used for theIDNX. You can choose to accept the price as a listing price if you want. The suggested prices calculate fairly quickly.

The system also suggests categories, although when I tried adding domains it got stuck on “waiting” for the category suggestions.

The new system also allows you to activate SedoMLS Premium for a domain while you go through the process.


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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.

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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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AOL bought a new brand for $3,300 and AFL-CIO PAC buys a campaign domain name

September 5, 2012Afternic, Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, sedoComments Off on AOL bought a new brand for $3,300 and AFL-CIO PAC buys a campaign domain name

End user sales report includes some big names.

This week’s end user domain name sales report includes a purchase by AOL that’s likely for a new site and the Workers Voices PAC picking up a domain name for the upcoming campaign.

Afternic

The Hangout, a restaurant in Gulf Shores, Alabama, bought TheGulf.com for $4,479.

The owner of EdHelper.com bought EduHelper.com for $$21,288 and ExHelper.com (a typo) for $1,245. The EdHelper.com sale must have been through Afternic’s partnership with GoDaddy. (And apparently EdHelper.com is doing quite well.)

Financial Planners Inc, owner of pinnaclewealthgroup.com, bought PinnacleWealthManagement.com for $1,800.

Florida’s Camp Frontier bought OvernightSummerCamps.com for $3,000.

Australian company CodeFire bought CodeHire.com for $3,500 for a site connecting employers to coders. The company also owns CodeHire.com.au.

AOL paid $3,300 for HomeInspiration.com. Is it for a new blog?

A Mark Monitor client bought RestorationProgram.com for $3,200.

A Coldwell Banker real estate agent bought her own name, HollyHinds.com, for $1,177.

Meanwhile, a Re/Max agent in Alabama bought HomeTeamRealty.com for $4,000.

Political domain buy alert! AFL-CIO Workers Voice political action committee (PAC) bought YourCampaign.com for $4,588. (This was a good deal.)

The owner of FindaBuilder.co.uk bought FindBuilder.com for $2,488.

Tamara Freeze, an employment lawyer representing employees in wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, and disability accommodation, bought WorkplaceInjustice.com for $1,288.

Payment processing company Financial Transaction Services paid $4,999 for CardConnect.com.

Sedo

Quantum Energy UK Ltd bought QuantumEnergy.co.uk for 800 GBP.

Elite Water Pty Ltd, an Australian company, bought EliteWater.com for 2,500 EUR.

The company that bought Chueys.com for $775 had better be really careful. You don’t mess with the seller of the best creamy jalapeno sauce in the world.


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19 smart end user domain buys from the past week

August 29, 2012Afternic, Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, sedoComments Off on 19 smart end user domain buys from the past week

From governments to app developers, here are 19 end users that bought domain names over the past week.

I’ve nineteen end user sales on the list this week. Enjoy.

Afternic

Direct response marketing company Ontel Products Corporation bought SoundSleepers.com for $2,088. I don’t see the product on its products page, so maybe it’s a new one.

Another business I never thought of: Bar Codes Talk, which lets you create bar codes for your products and instantly print them. They just paid $2,388 for ProductFeed.com.

Deer Park, New York company Vehicle Tracking Solutions bought VehicleTracking.com for $14,000. It owns the abbreviated VTSN.com.

The Arizona Department of Transportation bought FocusonDriving.com for $1,250. It’s a good domain for a public awareness campaign.

Investment giant Janus bought ProceedwithCaution.com for $1,500.

Ashtel Dental, which sells from pretty cool dental stuff, bought SingingToothbrush.com for $1,500.

The owner of CarsforSale.com bought DealerBroker.com for $3,388.

The company behind Larson Financial Group, a financial advisory firm for for physicians, bought DisabilityDoctor.com for its Disability Doctor, LLC company. Price tag: $1,287.

Singapore strategic brand consultancy BrandHub bought YourPersonalBrand.com for $2,088.

Check this one out: Intelligent Environments owns the killer domain name IE.com. But it didn’t have its full name as a domain until now. It just bought IntelligentEnvironments.com for $1,227.

KMC Software, maker of Unrabble hiring software, bought JobDreaming.com for $2,777.

Sedo

Tracker Network, a UK seller of vehicle tracking systems, bought MyTracker.co.uk for 890 GBP. It already owns Tracker.co.uk.

London’s SoHo House Group Ltd, which appears to be some sort of private club, bought SoHome.co.uk for 5,000 GBP.

Education platform Blackboard bought MyMosaic.com for a solid $10,000. Any ideas what this is for?

Online security company Comodo bought WebInspector.com for just $1,150.

Mobile application company nVentive paid $995 for ModernMobile.com.

Appigo, Inc creator of the Todo task manager app and software, bought TodoPro.com for $3,500.

The Impossible Project, a very interesting photography outfit, bought Impossible.me for $4,000. Its web site is The-Impossible-Project.com. (It also owns the non-hyphenated version, but not ImpossibleProject.com.)

Flavor and fragrance ingredient manufacturer Vigon International bought Vigon.com for 1,888 EUR.


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