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  • What domain names Coke, Dreamworks, Shell and 40 others bought last week

    1. BY - Sep 25, 2013
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    Big names and small businesses bought domain names through Afternic last week.

    Afternic’s weekly sales lists usually only include sales of $1,000 or more. This week the company included lower priced domains on its list, and it’s rather eye-opening. Many of the domains that sold for only a few hundred dollars look similar to ones that sold for over $1,000. Some big name buyers, such as Coca-Cola, bought domains for the low prices, too.

    Here’s the list:

    Working Assets, which recently change the name of its mobile and long distance services to CREDO, bought Credo.com for $75,000.

    HVAC company National Trade Supply bought 1800Filters.com for $377.

    Mutual fund company Fairholme Capital Management bought FairholmeFoundation.com for $377.

    Austin-based Advertising firm GSD&M bought TrinityHall.com for $1,500. There’s a music venue in Austin by that name.

    Albany, New York law firm Tuczinksi, Cavalier, Gilchrist & Collura, P.C. bought TCGlegal.com for $377. That’s one letter short of its existing TCGClegal.com domain name. In fact, it looks like the last “C” may no longer be with the firm.

    Kids app maker Lighthouse Learning, which uses the domain name LighthouseLearning.co, bought LighthouseLearning.com for $1,500.

    American Substance Abuse Professionals (ASAP) bought NeedASAP.com for $1,788. This is an improvement over its current Go2ASAP.com domain name.

    Ever-Green Energy Company, LLC paid $2,595 for EGEit.com.

    Marketing agency Rubin Postaer and Associates bought SwingBig.com for $1,395. This is the same agency that is working on Intuit’s Super Bowl contest. Have you voted for Escrow.com lately?

    Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, bought WalkInTheirShoes.com for $1,488.

    Investment firm Africa Holdings, which uses africaholdings.co.za, went global with AfricaHoldings.com at a cost of $500.

    Law firm Steptoe & Johnson bought EnvironmentalEssentials.com for $3,588. It could be for a client, but could also be for the firm’s environmental practice.

    St. Jude Children’s Research in Memphis bought CodeForLife.com for $788.

    Fibre Technology Ltd, whose products include composites, bought WoodSaver.com for $1,900.

    How’s this for an unintended typo? Forestar Real Estate Group decided it should buy FOURStartGroup.com for $3,500.

    DiabeticSupplies.com paid $2,527 for DiabetesServices.com.

    Group Health Cooperative, a non-profit healthcare group based in Seattle, bought CareClinic.net for $988 and CareClinic.org for $1,188. It does not own the .com.

    Eisele Fine Art, LLC in Cincinatti bought AmericanArtAuctions.com for $350.

    Comparison shopping company NexTag bought HomeGardenPro.com for $1,200 and AutoPartsKing.com for $1,595.

    UMB Financial Corporation paid $1,600 for UMBDirect.com.

    A movie studio paying for the right domain? Dreamworks bought GotGhosts.com for $2,988. I assume its for a new movie.

    The Coca-Cola Company paid $444 for CallingIt.com. It must be for a new advertising campaign.

    Council for Learning Disabilities bought CaringConsultants.com for $350.

    MoreGeek Entertainment in Taiwan bought the slightly abbreviated domain name MoGee.com for $812.

    Southwest Diesel & Electrical bought DieselBlue.com for $250.

    Adviser Investment Management in Watertown, Massachusetts bought AdviserInvestments.net for $1,500. It owns the .com.

    The Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church picked up TellingOurStories.com for $488.

    Performing arts nonprofit The Silk Road Project bought TheSilkRoad.net for $749. It owns the .com.

    Kingfisher Apartments in the UK bought KingFisherApartments.com for $625. It has been using KFSA.co.uk.

    Encore Cases, which sells lighting cases, computer cases, and other cases often used by theaters, bought EncoreTheater.com and EncoreTheatre.com for $750 each.

    BLEC LLC, the company behind Blu e-cigarettes, bought BluNation.com for $2,595.

    Energy giant Shell bought Shell360.com for $2,795.

    Cloud network provider GTT bought GTT.biz for $2,200. They don’t own the .com.

    Central Wisconsin Stone bought ThinStoneVeneer.com for $300.

    IT shop ClientBase.ru bought Clientbase.net for $995.

    Another .ru owner, Mealberry.ru, bought MealBerry.com for $1,795.

    The owner of PartsForSigns.com, which sells parts for neon and fluorescent signs, bought SignBallast.com for $1,195.

    Defender Direct, the home services company associated with the applicant for the .home top level domain that tried to buy a trademark to bolster its application, bought TheHomeDefenders.com for $1,277.

    National Association of Personal Financial Advisors bought Fee-Only.com for $2,000. A lot of financial advisors work for fees instead of commissions.

    Flag seller SSP Flags Inc bought CustomCarFlags.com for $299.

    SmallClaim.com, which assists with filings for small claims court, bought SmallClaimCourt.com for $2,000.

    SolarGlide, which sells marine navigational safety products and uses SolarGlide.co.uk for its web address, went global with SolarGlide.com for $1,200.

    AHS Plumbing & Sewer Repair in Illinois bought PlumberDan.com for $777.

7 Comments
  • I am sorry, but selling domains to end users for $377 should be a crime… wtf buydomains raise the bar, instead of flea market selling, shame

  • If a brokers was involved in any of these transactions please name them ? If not, I guess they would have dropped anyway, I would rather have seen them drop.

  • Ok names like SolarGilde.com are not going to drop, and nobody is doing anyone a favor by selling them for $1200, these are $5-10k brands guys

  • BuyDomains.com is kicking themselves in the ass right now. How long before that salesman is fired.

    The Coca-Cola Company paid $444 for CallingIt.com. It must be for a new advertising campaign.

  • Anyone know how to get through to Shell’s domain acquisition team?

  • Much disappointment on this list. Coca Cola got off for 444bux ?! 1800filters.com went for 377bux ?! OUCH! I have several 1800 /1888 seven letter domains.None of them is leaving my portfolio for less than 30k.

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