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  • Rachael Ray buys her husband’s name and 28 more interesting domain purchases

    1. BY - Jan 16, 2013
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    29 end user domain sales including some big names.

    Memo to Rachael Ray’s husband: she owns you.

    This week’s end user domain sales report includes Rachael Ray buying her husband’s (domain) name, Hubspot, Taser, and more.


    Better Bathrooms UK Limited paid $3,388 for

    Animal Finders, a new service designed to help connect lost animals with their owners, bought for $1,600. It operates in the UK at; I wonder if they tried to buy the .com of that name and found to be cheaper.

    Online marketing company Hubspot bought for $2,800. For Facebook marketing tools? If so, it should be wary of Facebook, which likes to claim trademark infringement on such domains.

    Smoothie bar operated Booster Juice owns, but wisely bought for $1,977.

    Furniture company HomeLife shelled out $14,500 for

    TASER International zapped for $1,795. (Sorry, I couldn’t help it.)

    Expressions of Time, a clock store that owns, smartly purchased for $5,500.

    Sony Pictures bought for $1,188.

    QMI SAI Canada Ltd, which does quality control and ISO certification, bought for $1,488.

    The house trimming/molding company that owns shortened its web address to for $2,600.

    Millennium Dental Technologies paid $1,552 for

    Event production company All Phases Event Group shortened its URL from to for $4,500.

    Automated Voice Data Solutions owns and bought for $1,988.

    Retina Institute in California bought for $1,195 and for $2,888.

    Here’s an interesting one. Rachael Ray’s parent company Watch Entertainment bought her husband’s name for $4,077.

    Blue Diamond Consulting and Training bought for $1,195.

    The owners of (which appears to be affiliated with National A-1) bought for $1,000.

    Cambria Consulting Limited in the UK bought for 999 GBP.

    Quintessential Finance Group paid 3,000 GBP for

    NEWDOM Limited, the same company that bought for $17,500 last week, returned to buy for 1,500 EUR.

    The owner of upgraded to for $800.

    Rock memorabilia site paid $50,000 for

    Upscale store Marka VIP bought for $1,600.

    PC Pitstop, which runs a site offering computer scans and cleaning, bought for $800.

    MailChimp picked up for $11,000. It recently bought for $10,500.

    Kindred Healthcare, Inc. bought for 775 EUR.

    App company Echoboom Apps bought for $4,500. It forwards it to is existing web address,

    The owner of, a site for free online, PC, and Android games, bought for $25,000. That’s a great domain.

  • ‘top apps’ is also a high search term for apps. ‘best apps’ gets even more searches. They probably bought because it partly matches their company name though.

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