Domain Name Wire

Domain Name Wire

  • 27 end user domain sales, including a buy from the seller

    1. BY - Nov 28, 2012
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    A report on 27 end user domain name sales made last week.

    This week’s end user domain sales report includes a small purchase by the company that sold from for $4.5 million.


    New York City bakery City Cakes shortened its domain from to for $2,500.

    Solid Industries & Machine Shop Ltd. in Alberta, Canada bought for $1,788. It already owns the net version.

    Harry Caray’s Restaurant in Chicago bought for $1,277. The restaurant includes a section called the Chicago Sports Museum.

    The Best Battery Co., Inc. in Baltimore dropped the “the” from its domain name, picking up for $5,500.

    Premium Sales Network, which owns the matching .com domain, bought for $1,850.

    Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Telecom Service Bureau bought for $4,088. That’s a smart buy.

    Hotel pillows and bedding company Pacific Pillows, which previously bought for $10,000, paid $8,000 for

    Local project “kickstarter” site Neighborland, Inc. decided it needed to protect the British spelling. It bought for $1,595.

    Oxbow Corporation owns but also picked up for $2,852.

    New York developer Woodstone Development, LLC bought for $1,617.

    Resources for Infant Educarers bought for $1,088.

    This was a much-needed purchase. Solutioni Design LTD owns but dropped the hyphen with for $1,800.

    The Code Project, owner of, paid $2,388 for

    Cyber security company Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. bought for $1,088.

    UK equestrian site bought for $1,200. That’s a great buy for the company.

    The owner of bought the equivalent .com for $2,400.

    The owner of shortened its URL to for $3,815.

    Merrick Bank bought for $2,400 and for $2,300.


    UK dating company Adaptation Dating bought the certainly NSFW domain for $1,000.

    Scan Computers Intl Ltd, owner of, bought for $900.

    e-cigarette company Vapor Masters already owns It went up the ladder to for $1,250.

    The owner of dropped the hyphen for $2,100.

    Remember UBM? They’re the company that sold to for $4.5 million. Well, they put a small amount of that money back to work by buying for $2,500.

    The Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, which uses the web address, bought for $999.

    Business telecom company Excite Telecom Inc, which recently paid $4,500 for, added for $3,230. That’s a high number for a .biz.

    Reading and writing teaching method site Secret Stories, which uses, bought for $1,750.

  • BuyDomains needs to up end user pricing a bit

  • Definitely seems like the sweet spot for regular names to end users is between $1,000 and $3,000. I think if an end user will spend $1,000 on a name that they would easily spend between $2000 and $3000 also so setting your prices within this range is smart but setting prices above this in a bad economy means sitting on inventory and not letting your money work for you.

  • unless it’s your exact search term….
    Then the firewall factor alone(blocking out the competition) can be worth much more!
    Then consider potential search rank boosts, matching email addresses, perceived authority in the marketplace and….who knows?

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