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  • 22 end user domain name sales

    1. BY - Sep 04, 2013
    2. Domain Sales
    3. 11 Comments

    A car dealer, a dog poop bag seller, and a church bought domain names last month.

    Afternic sold about $1.2 million worth of domain names in the week ending September 1. Here are 22 domain names that were purchased by end users. sold for a whopping $50,000. The domain is under whois privacy and has been for a while, but briefly changed to the owner of I’m not sure if that was the seller or buyer.

    Compass Healthcare Marketers bought for $15,000.

    Earth Rated, seller of biodegradable dog waste bags, paid $1,300 for

    The group behind, a vacation travel company, bought for $2,000.

    The owner of, a Singapore florist, bought for $2,188.

    A Coldwell Banker real estate agent bought for $1,500.

    VC firm Tugboat Ventures bought for $1,277.

    Whole Life Pet Products bought for $2,295.

    Internet Business Japan Co., Ltd., owner of, bought for $4,188. It does not own the .com.

    Resnick Auto Group in Illinois paid $1,095 for

    Now this was a very necessary upgrade: Inside Social, which had been using the awful domain name, bought for $3,000. bought for $3,088. Earlier this year the company applied for a trademark on the term for use in plumbing fixtures.

    Wireless communications company Cambium Networks bought for $1,488.

    Stainless steel cable railings are big business. I just got them installed for a fence and it’s not cheap. Inline Design sells these rail systems. It just bought for $3,000; it had been using various ccTLDs.

    Citadel Insurance Services bought for $2,588.

    First Advisors Capital Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama paid $1,188 for

    The owner of bought for $2,000. They do not own the .com.

    Ubicon Banking Supplies in Scottsdale, Arizona bought for $2,000. It has been using for its website., an online education startup, bought for $3,000., a startup that hasn’t formally launched yet, bought for $1,159. That’s quite difficult to type.

    Watermark, a church in Dallas, bought for $1,335.

    Marshfield Clinic, a healthcare chain in Wisconsin, bought for $2,088.

  • A Coldwell Banker real estate agent bought for $1,500.

    The C @ D letter is already on its way for this one. The “Realtor” trademark is guarded with pitbulls.

    • First thing I thought.

    • I knew it was closely guarded, but their rules are confusing to me:

      Item #2 in the ‘Internet Use’ section implies an NAR member can use the mark in a domain name. Then item #4 pretty much takes it off the table.

      • #2 says you can use the word Realtor when included with a personal name ( or with a business name ( and

        #4 says you can’t use the word Realtor when included with products, services, or geographically descriptive terms like the names of cities, states, or places. So examples such as,,,, etc…..are all off limits.

        • Yeah, I believe the NAR rules prohibit buying domains like this.

          That said, I also don’t think NAR is as much of a pitbull around this stuff as you might think.

          • I received a c @ d letter, email, and phone call all within 3 days of registering a domain with the term “Realtor” so thats the only reason I called them pitbulls. Dropped the domain the same day and have not heard anything since. That was a couple of years ago. The domain was breaking rule #4.

          • @ Todd – I think they’ve been inconsistent. It’s like the launch campaigns where they send C&D’s to everyone once in a while.

  • BTW…if a buyer was found for…then there’s hope for all portfolios.

  • I think the buyer of ($1300) got a screamin’ good deal.

  • Looks like it was a drop pickup or hand reg back on 06/22/12.
    WayBack Machine has lots of previous years it was used going all the way back t0 99 on and off, so it’s been owned or used throughout the years

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