I’d Laugh out Loud at being paid twenty grand for LaughOutLoud.com.
Afternic and GoDaddy teamed up to sell just over $2 million worth of domain names last week. Here’s a list of some of the sales to end users. You can see previous end user sales lists here.
LaughOutLoud.com $20,800 – a company called Codeblack Enterprises, LLC. Is it connected to this entertainment company?
BoatTransport.com $16,000 – auto transport company Showroom Transport.
HealthShield.com $10,000 – LegalShield, previously known as Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. I guess they’re getting into the health insurance business.
ServiceDogCertification.org $1,000 – Service Dog Certification of America.
AdventureTrips.com $6,500 – iTravel, LLC. in Ely, Minnesota.
WestparkBaptist.com $1,100 – West Park Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. They use the matching .org domain name.
HaywardRoofing.com $1,000 – Hayward Roofing and Construction in Deerfield Beach, Florida. They already own HaywardContracting.com.
MetalDecks.com $2,000 – Commercial Siding & Maintenance in Houston.
SiteAlerts.com $5,300 – Marketing software company HubSpot.
SummervilleNissan.com $1,000 – Advanced Dealer Systems, most likely for a client.
ShoreToShoreRealty.com $1,200 – the admin email of the buyer is STSRealtyCorp.com, which I assume stands for “Short to Shore”.
SeeItNow.org $1,596 – The Motion Picture Association.
FondationBeyeler.com $4,750 – Beyeler Museum AG in Switzerland.
HealthData.org $1,500 – Health Metrics And Evaluation at The University of Washington.
AssetLock.net $2,500 – Jenkins Wealth Management Group in Centennial, Colorado.
IDCamps.com $1,000 – iD Tech, which organizes summer technology camps.
ShaleMag.com $1,000 – Shale Magazine, which covers the oil and gas business.
OkinawaTravelInfo.com $1,750 – the owner of okinawa-travel.info.
Jen7.com $1,250 – clothing brand 7 for All Mankind.
Prysma.com $4,500 – FHA lender Prysma Lending. They use PrysmaLending.com.
MedicineStores.com $1,500 – appears to be registered by a pharmacy in Aledo, Texas.
WashingtonPrime.com $2,000 – a CSC client.
OceanStore.com $4,500 – Inversiones Oceans GSM, S.A. in Panama.
Entertainment company now controls Gauntlet.com domain name.
Warner Bros. has filed a UDRP against the domain name Gauntlet.com, and it appears the domain name registrant handed the domain name over as a result. It’s not clear yet if a payment was involved, but I’ve reached out to the previous domain owner.
Warner Bros. distributed the 1977 film The Gauntlet directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Eastwood and Sondra Locke.
But its interest in the domain name might not have to do with a movie remake.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment purchased some of video game publisher Midway’s assets for $49 million in 2009 after Midway filed for bankruptcy. Midway had developed a Gauntlet video game. It registered Gauntlet related domain names after the acquisition.
Only time will tell if the domain name will be used for a movie or video game.
The UDRP was withdrawn and the latest UDRP record shows that the domain name is now controlled by an intellectual property law firm.
Company appears to be ditching the DNS.com domain name.
File this one in the strange moves category…
Comodo acquired DNS.com – which was founded by people in the domain name business – back in 2011.
They changed the overall branding to include the Comodo name but kept using the DNS.com domain name. Now they’re doing something that is rather odd: they seem to be ditching the DNS.com domain name altogether in favor of DNSbyComodo.com:
Michele Neylon writes that he recently received an email from the company about needing to change the nameservers to DNSbyComodo.net as well.
I realize Comodo is a strong brand, but there must be something more going on here than just wanting to include “Comodo” in the domain name. Is the company planning to do something else with DNS.com, perhaps sell it?
A lawyer, shirt company and calendar program bought new domain names.
Sedo sold 582 domain names for a total of $1.3 million last week. Here are 15 domain names that were sold to end users. You can see more end user sales lists here.
TeamShirt.com $23,000 – Shirt seller Spreadshirt. They recently paid $89,000 for the plural version TeamShirts.com.
LaptopScreen.co.uk $13,600 – Laptop Screen International Inc in Vancouver.
Blue-Group.co.uk 840 GBP – Blue Machinery Spares Ltd in Cheshire, UK.
Get-Wise.com $1,795 – a CSC client.
YearoftheBrain.com $1,995 – Lundbeck, a company supporting this initiative.
Peel.in $3,500 – Peel.com owner Peel Technologies.
AroraGroup.com $5,000 – The Arora Group, Inc., a healthcare staffing company that has been using AroraGroup.biz.
Clios.com $4,000 – CLIO Awards, which are annual awards for advertising.
Geneba.com $7,000 – Geneba Properties in Amsterdam.
DarlingIngredients.com $1,014 – Darling International, Inc., a diversified products company focused on sustainability.
CounselPro.com $1,500 – Document drafting company WealthCounsel, LLC.
PartyHunters.com $2,000 – “Nightlife community” Party Hunter, which uses the singular version PartyHunter.com.
Jorte.com $2,400 – Calendar service Jorte, which is hosted at Jorte.co.jp.
BenchmarkApartments.com $5,000 – Benchmark Management Corporation, an apartment manager.
TexasBankruptcy.com $2,500 – Michigan bankruptcy law firm Moran Law.
.Photos easily outpaces three other domain names that reverted to regular pricing yesterday.
Four more new top level domain names from Donuts launched with regular pricing yesterday: .Photos, .Careers, .Shoes, and .Recipes.
.Photos led the others by a wide margin when it came to the initial hours of release. At the time the zone reports were published, .Photos had added 4,065 domain names to close at 4,509. Generally speaking, pre-registrations make up the bulk of adds in these “day one” zone files.
It’s important to note that zone files typically under report total registrations because they only include domain names with nameservers.
Donuts’ related domain name .photography now has over 25,000 registrations.
.Careers came in second place with 2,049 registrations to date. .Shoes has 1,527 and .Recipes just 999.
Three more of Donuts’ domain names are now in the Early Access Program phase: .cab, .limo, and .domains. Pre-orders for these three domains will be executed on March 12, which is the first day of regular pricing.