Some big names make domain purchases
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Fortune 500 Yum! Brands among this week’s domain buyers.
This week’s end user sales list is a little shorter than usual, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there were fewer end user buys last week. I generate this list by looking through bulk whois records, and some weeks more sales pop out as end user buys than others.
Here’s an interesting one. CeeJay Software Limited says it offers data backup service called CrashPlan PROe. So it bought CrashPlan.co.uk for $1,200. But this doesn’t appear to be the same company that’s behind the popular CrashPlan.com service, codefortytwosoftware. (You know, the company that forgot to renew its domain name and then blamed GoDaddy when its site went down as a result). (Sedo)
An Austin entrepreneur who helps people come up with color schemes for their homes dropped the hyphen in her domain name, getting ColorGenie.com for $2,388 (Afternic).
Another hyphen dropper: Ex-ForcesJobs.com dropped the hyphen for $1,256 (Afternic).
Enterprise information management software company OpenText bought SecureInformationExchange.com for $2,500 (Afternic).
Another healthcare company acquisition: Temple University Health System Inc bought TempleOaks.com for $2,600. They already own TempleOaks.org. (Afternic)
Aramco Services Company, a subsidiary of energy giant Saudi Aramco, bought ASCDC.com for $1,395 (Afternic).
I’m not sure about this one… The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota bought JackDusty.com for $1,795 (Afternic).
Fortune 500 company Yum! Brands, Inc. (Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut) bought HungertoHope.com for $1,477 (Afternic).
Gift Card Impressions, LLC bought MallGift.com for $2,588 (Afternic)
HealthReform.com sold to staffing company Cabildo Staffing for $9,000. (Private deal).