40 end user domain sales
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
40 end user domain sales from the past week.
It was a busy week for end user domain sales: A university bought the name for its new mascot, a rehab center spent $30k on a category defining domain name, and a company bought a three letter .com as an acronym that likely cost less than it would have paid to get its longer name.
Recruitment company Bernard Hodes Group bought BaptistHealthJobs.net for $1,477. It doesn’t own the .com version.
International Pharmaceutical Aerosol Consortium on Regulation and Science (IPAC-RS) paid $1,777 for Allotrope.org, a chemistry term.
Custom Facilities, which designs and builds auto dealership facilities, bought AutoBuilders.com for $3,395. It’s web site is CFIDM.com.
Time share closings company Resort Closings, Inc. bought TimeShareSpecialists.com for $1,000.
Drug and alcohol rehab center RightStep bought Sobriety.com for $30,000. That’s quite a domain.
Pacific Pillows, which sells hotel pillows and bedding, paid $10,000 for HotelBedding.com.
Construction software company Maxwell Systems, Inc bought its singular name MaxwellSystem.com for $1,395. It owns the plural MaxwellSystems.com already.
SEO company Natural Search SEO bought SEOPro.net for $1,750.
Universe Projects Solutions Ltd, maker of physical store fronts including security shutters, bought Roller-Shutters.com for $1,000.
Public records company Confi-Chek bought PeopleFinders.net for a whopping $10,800. It already owns the .com version.
Student loan company Sallie Mae bought StudentOutreach.com for $3,769.
Non-profit Chicago Human Rhythm Project bought ARCChicago.com for $1,277.
American Floor Mats sells car mats, workplace mats, entryway mats, etc. It bought SportsRugs.com for $1,177.
Source Interlink Media, LLC, a network of automotive web sites, bought HotRodClub.com for $6,000.
Cambridge Public Libraries and Galleries picked up IdeaExchange.org for $1,688. Salesforce.com owns IdeaExchange.COM.
Tradeshow display company Display Products, Inc. bought FabricExhibits.com for $1,477.
Island Institute, a community development organization focused on fifteen year-round island communities off the Maine coast, bought IslandJournal.com for $2,588.
Travel company Orient-Express bought SignatureBoutique.com for $2,300. Also see its purchase through Sedo below.
The owner of PurePayroll.net bought PurePayroll.com for $1,200.
Installment loan company Security Finance Corp of Spartanburg bought SecurityFinance.net for $3,688.
Telecom company Worldvox Corp picked up InternationalCalls.net for $4,388.
Workplace safety supplies company North American Safety bought NorthAmericanSafety.com for $1,888. Its web site is OrderSafety.com.
Fawaz Refrigeration and AC in Kuwait bought Fawaz.net for $2,388.
Arizona home health care company Sunrise Health bought Assist.us (clever) for $1,699 and HomeCareFranchise.com for $2,000.
UK marketing company The Marketing Centre bought TheMarketingCentre.com for $1,788. It owns TMCentre.co.uk.
Contact lens site ACLens.com bought FramesOnly.com for $1,501.
Architectural specifications company Kalin Associates bought BuildingSpec.com for $2,988.
Norwia went global, going from Norwia.no to Norwia.com for $1,530.
Salesperson recruiting firm Aspire Careers bought SalesEmployment.org for $1,588.
ARTDECO cosmetic GmbH, registrant of ArtDeco.de, picked up ArtDeco.co.uk for 3,500 EUR.
Unified Webhosting, LLC upgraded from UnifiedWeb.net to UnifiedWeb.com for $850.
World Gold Council bought GoldEdit.com for $1,500 EUR. (By the way, it owns Gold.org.)
This is an interesting one. Quality Building Services Corp. already owns QBS.co. It bought QPS.co for $1,870. I suspect people misheard its web address as ‘p’ instead of ‘b’, so it’s protecting itself here.
Zeno Technology Solutions bought ZTS.com for $15,000. Congrats to this company on getting this three letter domain. Given that Marvell Semiconductor owns Zeno.com, I bet ZTS.com was cheaper than buying Zeno.com!
Planview, a company literally located two buildings north of me in Austin, bought PipelineConference.com for $1,000.
Auburn University at Montgomery recently changed its mascot from Senators to Warkhawks. It just bought the great domain Warhawks.com for $1,695.
Orient Express bought Orient-Express.co.in for 990 EUR.
Oakland Convention and Visitors Bureau bought TravelOakland.com for $2,995. It already owns VisitOakland.org but Michael Berkens owns VisitOakland.com. I suspect they went for TravelOakland.com because it was cheaper.
Pingdom web site monitoring service bought Pingdom.net for $1,000. Although it owns the .com version, I would think a network/uptime company would want its equivalent .net.
UK bed retailer Beds by Bedtime bought BedsDirect.net for $1,277.