Marchex end user sales, part 2: Disney, EA, GE, and Google

More Marchex end user sales.

Here’s the second round of end user sales courtesy of Marchex. See more Marchex end user sales here.

I’ve tried my best to verify the actual buyer using DomainTools’ historical whois records. In some cases it’s tricky because domains may have been purchased through brokers or the whois records had privacy.

Disney bought two domain names from Marchex in the 2006 to 2007 timeframe: for $40,000 and for $37,500. Both forward to pages on Disney’s; the former doesn’t resolve and the latter is for a Pirates of the Caribbean game.

Ducks Unlimited Canada spend $25,000 for in 2009.

Electronic Arts (EA) bought in 2007 for $80,000. It appears that Marksmen helped them with the acquisition.

Endorse Corp bought for $100,000 in 2011

Marchex sold for 2009 and it’s currently owned by Equifax. It may have been purchased through an intermediary in 2009; Equifax shows up in the whois in 2010. bought for $50,000. The domain’s whois record had privacy from 2008 to 2011, so it’s difficult to pin down when the domain sold.

First National Bank of Omaha picked up this year for $25,000.

FYI Direct paid $200,000 for The transaction appears to have been around 2008.

GE has two domains purchased from Marchex. It bought for $32,500 in 2010. I believe that was for an NBC Universal shopping guide later bought by DailyCandy; so . It is also the owner of, which was purchased for $250,000 in 2008. It’s unclear if it was the original buyer.

German American Bancorp bought for $25,000 in 2009.

Glam Network bought for $90,000 in 2011.

Google picked up two domains: for a whopping $100,000 and for $40,000. The whois for was unmasked and the DNS changed in 2008, but I can’t verify the domain sold then. may have been purchased through an intermediary in 2010.

The company that owns bought the typo for $10,000 in 2011.


  1. Tom says

    Great part 2 article Andrew.

    One of the weirdest sales is the 10.000 sale for a typo of, amazing deal.

    Besides that one, the sale of for 100.000 is really a premium sale!

  2. Rob says

    @ted knight

    ha ha ha ha! i agree with you 100% and i like the way you expressed yourself so candidly.

    but when people speak so truthfully and bluntly it cuts like a knife to some of the hard headed domainers out there. these were some extraordinary, long shot, jackpot type sales. many hold on to the same wild dreams, and thus price (extort) accordingly.

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