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  • End user sales report, Friday edition

    1. BY - Jul 20, 2012
    2. Domain Sales
    3. 3 Comments

    19 end user domain name sales.

    I’m back in Austin after attending HostingCon (more on that later), so here’s the belated end user domain sales report for this week.

    In case you missed it, I visited both Afternic’s and Sedo’s offices this week.


    Washington Jesuit Academy bought for $1,000.

    Actress casting company BubbleGum Casting bought for $2,488 and for $2,000.

    Global Business Travel Association
    paid $2,250 for

    Here’s a timely purchase, although it’s not clear if its an end user: someone bought for $2,088. Cities in California are filing for bankruptcy left and right.

    TradeBusters in Australia, which owns, went global with for $1,675.

    DIY site bought for $1,000.

    US Gas and Electric, Inc. returned to the aftermarket to buy a few domains. At Afternic they purchases for $1,488 and for $1,688. They also bought a domain at Sedo (see below).

    Summit Title Services Corp paid $2,388 for, which helps sell surplus police equipment, bought the singular version for $1,200.

    Central Boat Rentals, Inc., which I think owns, bought for $1,395

    Acronym alert! Hope of Israel Baptist Mission bought for $1,800.

    Lewisville, Texas card dealer Pristine Motors shortened its web address from to for $1,300.


    Farm & Cottage Holidays, a vacation rental company, bought for $8,500.

    Social networking site bought for $999.

    The owner of — an “underwear comparison site” — bought for $25,000.

    U.S. Gas and Electric bought for $7495.

    A client of Mark Monitor (read: big company) bought for $9,500. NBC owns [Update 8/3/12: Buyer was Microsoft.]

    Wilcox Investment, Inc. bought for $3,000.

  • That’s a nice pick-up of the .net version for Mark Monitor’s client. The former owners of the dotcom version ( briefly had it on Sedo for a while and were looking for a tidy sum for the domain, hopefully that came to fruition when the now-defunct NBC/Microsoft joint venture acquired it in 2010.

  • Felt better looking at the Sedo sales. :-)

  • DR.DOMAIN says:

    July 22, 2012 at 4:50 am could be taken another way.

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