A weekly run-down of end user domain name sales at Sedo.
Sedo’s top reported sale last week was SuperSeats.com, which Michael Berkens sold for a staggering $48,888. With Sedo still in possession of the domain, I can’t confirm my hunch that SuperSeats.net was the buyer. Some other large sales are in the same boat, including RBU.com ($27,500) and 2009.com ($22,500).
Below are 27 Sedo sales from last week where the end user is identifiable. Previous weeks’ lists can be found here. If you’d like to learn how to sell your domain names through Sedo, Andrew Allemann has written this downloadable guide.
Amstor.com (€4700) – This Ukrainian grocery store already owns Amstor.ua and its IDN in cyrillic, Амстор.com.
Bandwidth.me ($2200) – Now forwards to a page about bandwidth monitoring by ValleyInternet.com, which shares the same owner.
BridgeAfrica.com ($4000) – is already up and running as a sister site to BridgeAfrika.com (with a “K”). Their stated purpose is to “empower 1 billion people, businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies in Africa and beyond”.
ChristopherTurner.com ($2995) – is a photographer, and this is now his website.
CoralHarbour.com ($1499) – Coral Harbor Development already has an elegant under-construction site placed on this domain.
DataRecoveryCenter.com ($5000) – is now forwarding to the likely buyer, CompuRecovery.com.
DesiSide.com ($925) – redirects to a Zazzle.com store called “Desi Side”, which sells vanity mugs and T-shirts that feature such slogans as, “Come to the DESI SIDE; we have CHAI”.
ElEspañol.com ($12,000) – How would you value the difference between “N” and “Ñ”? This IDN ought to aid type-in traffic to ElEspanol.com, which is the buyer. Their project is an ambitious news site, “the blog of the Spanish”, set to launch in Autumn. Already they claim to have raised €778,900 from 1393 investors.
Gadget360.com ($5000) + Gadgets360.com ($5000) – It took 10 grand to forward both of these to the “gadgets” subdomain on NDTV.com. Management may be considering a rebranded spinoff for this page of their site, which covers a wide array of topics from an Indian perspective.
GroheUSA.com ($2299) –Even though Germany-based faucet manufacturer Grohe already owns Grohe.com, they paid to forward this longer domain to their main website.
Industrium.com ($5000) – This advertising / PR agency saw the light and upgraded from IndustriumAgency.com.
Motorsport.cn (€5000) – The racing aficionados at Motorsport.com purchased their brand name in the country code of China, and they’re currently forwarding it to their English-language website.
Mouser.net ($6000) – Mouser Electronics, which already owns Mouser.com, nevertheless wanted this .NET.
Nagor.com.ar ($999) – Nagor, “the only UK manufacturer of breast implants”, has already secured their brand name in .COM, .CO.UK, .DE, and .ES. As with the Spanish ccTLD, this Argentinian version leads to the Spanish-language rendition of their website.
PasionBeisbolera.mx ($3000) + PasionBeisbolera.com.mx ($2500) – I’m not entirely sure what project this buyer has in mind or what his background is, but I’m confident that spending $5.5k for “Baseball Passion” to cover both extensions for Mexico makes him an end user.
PattayaJob.com ($2295) – Since this domain leads to a developed job site, I thought it might have been purchased by one of a dozen other employment sites for Pattaya, Thailand – pattayajobcentre.com, jobpattaya.com, allpattaya.com, pattayajobsite.com, etc. But it’s a different owner.
PhillySelfStorage.com ($7500) – Upgrade or not, at this price, the domain was definitely purchased by an end user selling storage units in Philadelphia.
PinkFlamingos.com ($1999) – They paid $2k for this hyphen-free option, even though their URL and logo haven’t yet dropped that hyphen. Yes, they sell actual pink flamingos.
PiuChePuoi.com (€1000) – An Italian company that makes training courses added the .COM to their native .IT. Their brand name means “all you can”.
Pragmatic.Marketing ($2400) – Brand protection for PragmaticMarketing.com, which is the domain displayed upon redirect.
RelaxDays.com (€2500) – This German-language e-commerce site has been doing business as RelaxDays.de.
Sandstorm.org ($999) – Sandstorm.io “is an open source platform for personal servers”, which is now forwarding this .ORG to their home page.
SwissDelice.de (€2000) – Swiss Delice sells yogurt, cheese, biscuits (i.e. cookies), and cafe drinks. They’ve just added .DE to their .CH / .FR / .COM pile.
TheBestShops.com ($1299) – This image-based guide to Italy’s fashion boutiques is now an English-language sister site to the .IT version in Italian.
UltimateAthletics.com ($1250) – You can now find these fitness classes at either .CA or .COM. Oddly enough, they share Godaddy’s slogan: “It’s Go Time!”
XNXX.com.br ($3000) – Brazilian version of a high-traffic porn site.
ZAIH.com ($7950) – iZaihang.com, a multi-topic Chinese community blog, seems to have renamed itself ZAIH.com. Perhaps they wished to differentiate themselves from real estate development company at Zaihang.com.