Lots of .com upgrades in this week’s end user domain sales list.
If there’s any theme in this week’s end user list, it’s the recurring theme of companies buying a .com domain name that matches a second level domain in a country code or other top level domain name that they already own. There’s also one case of the reverse this week; the owner of a .com bought the matching “hack” in a new TLD (see source.support).
The top end user sale of the week is a pharmaceutical company that took a very long and difficult-to-spell domain name and shortened it to just four letters for $30,000. This is the difference between a “Chinese premium” investor sale and an end user sale. And yes, the domain has a couple of vowels in it.
Here are 15 end user sales I found on Sedo’s sales list this week:
(You can view previous lists like this here.)
Dova.com €30,000 – Dova Pharmaceuticals, Inc. dropped the long (and commonly misspelled) Pharmaceuticals.com from the end of its domain name.
CallIndia.com $12,000 – Miron Enterprises, LLC offers long distance calling services through an app at KeepCalling.com.
Vlogging.com $9,999 – The Whois record is private and the site doesn’t say much about who owns it, but Vlogging.com has already been put to use.
OceanYachts.com £6,000 – Old Thorns Golf Hotel & Country Estate Ltd in Great Britain.
Luxotticaessilor.com €5,000 – You might not be familiar with Luxottica Group S.p.A. But if you wear glasses, you’re probably a customer.
Medistart.com $5,000 – Naumann zu Grünberg Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is a European medical education company that uses the domain name medistart.de.
Simplify.ai $3,999 – IdeaLab, the incubator that invented paid search many moons ago. The company has a page up that says it will offer “Artificial Intelligence for All”.
X-Services.com €3,500 – Xing is a billion dollar (market cap) professional social network based in Germany.
CosRX.com $3,500 – CosRX Inc. is a Korean skincare company that uses the domain name cosrx.co.kr.
Secucom.com $3,000 – Secucom is a distributor of telecom equipment.
LawTutors.com $2,995 – The company that uses LawTutors.net decided they should own the matching .com domain.
HolmgrensBil.com $2,799 – Holmgrens Bil AB is a Swedish car leasing company that owns the matching .se domain name.
CoolCollect.com $2,000 – IFCO Systems is a food packaging company. Perhaps Cool Collect refers to refrigerated food packs?
Endoc.com $2,000 – Check O Matic, Inc sells checks and envelopes. I imagine this will be for a product or brand that play son En(velope) and Doc(uments).
Source.support $2,000 – IT services company Source Support Services uses the domain name SourceSupport.com.