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I’d Laugh out Loud at being paid twenty grand for LaughOutLoud.com.
Afternic and GoDaddy teamed up to sell just over $2 million worth of domain names last week. Here’s a list of some of the sales to end users. You can see previous end user sales lists here.
LaughOutLoud.com $20,800 – a company called Codeblack Enterprises, LLC. Is it connected to this entertainment company?
BoatTransport.com $16,000 – auto transport company Showroom Transport.
HealthShield.com $10,000 – LegalShield, previously known as Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. I guess they’re getting into the health insurance business.
ServiceDogCertification.org $1,000 – Service Dog Certification of America.
AdventureTrips.com $6,500 – iTravel, LLC. in Ely, Minnesota.
WestparkBaptist.com $1,100 – West Park Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. They use the matching .org domain name.
HaywardRoofing.com $1,000 – Hayward Roofing and Construction in Deerfield Beach, Florida. They already own HaywardContracting.com.
MetalDecks.com $2,000 – Commercial Siding & Maintenance in Houston.
SiteAlerts.com $5,300 – Marketing software company HubSpot.
SummervilleNissan.com $1,000 – Advanced Dealer Systems, most likely for a client.
ShoreToShoreRealty.com $1,200 – the admin email of the buyer is STSRealtyCorp.com, which I assume stands for “Short to Shore”.
SeeItNow.org $1,596 – The Motion Picture Association.
FondationBeyeler.com $4,750 – Beyeler Museum AG in Switzerland.
HealthData.org $1,500 – Health Metrics And Evaluation at The University of Washington.
AssetLock.net $2,500 – Jenkins Wealth Management Group in Centennial, Colorado.
IDCamps.com $1,000 – iD Tech, which organizes summer technology camps.
ShaleMag.com $1,000 – Shale Magazine, which covers the oil and gas business.
OkinawaTravelInfo.com $1,750 – the owner of okinawa-travel.info.
Jen7.com $1,250 – clothing brand 7 for All Mankind.
Prysma.com $4,500 – FHA lender Prysma Lending. They use PrysmaLending.com.
MedicineStores.com $1,500 – appears to be registered by a pharmacy in Aledo, Texas.
WashingtonPrime.com $2,000 – a CSC client.
OceanStore.com $4,500 – Inversiones Oceans GSM, S.A. in Panama.
A lawyer, shirt company and calendar program bought new domain names.
Sedo sold 582 domain names for a total of $1.3 million last week. Here are 15 domain names that were sold to end users. You can see more end user sales lists here.
TeamShirt.com $23,000 – Shirt seller Spreadshirt. They recently paid $89,000 for the plural version TeamShirts.com.
LaptopScreen.co.uk $13,600 – Laptop Screen International Inc in Vancouver.
Blue-Group.co.uk 840 GBP – Blue Machinery Spares Ltd in Cheshire, UK.
Get-Wise.com $1,795 – a CSC client.
YearoftheBrain.com $1,995 – Lundbeck, a company supporting this initiative.
Peel.in $3,500 – Peel.com owner Peel Technologies.
AroraGroup.com $5,000 – The Arora Group, Inc., a healthcare staffing company that has been using AroraGroup.biz.
Clios.com $4,000 – CLIO Awards, which are annual awards for advertising.
Geneba.com $7,000 – Geneba Properties in Amsterdam.
DarlingIngredients.com $1,014 – Darling International, Inc., a diversified products company focused on sustainability.
CounselPro.com $1,500 – Document drafting company WealthCounsel, LLC.
PartyHunters.com $2,000 – “Nightlife community” Party Hunter, which uses the singular version PartyHunter.com.
Jorte.com $2,400 – Calendar service Jorte, which is hosted at Jorte.co.jp.
BenchmarkApartments.com $5,000 – Benchmark Management Corporation, an apartment manager.
TexasBankruptcy.com $2,500 – Michigan bankruptcy law firm Moran Law.
Domain name investor pays top dollar for a .tips domain name.
A .tips domain names has sold for $8,200 at GoDaddy.
purchased by London-based Domain Invest Ltd. [Apparently I looked up the whois record of HorseRacingTips.com, not HorseRacing.tips. The latter is under whois privacy. Sorry about that.] Domain Invest Ltd appears to own a lot of gambling related domain names.
This is the highest price I’ve seen so far for a GoDaddy auction to resolve multiple orders for the same domain name. It’s not the highest known price for a domain under a new TLD yet, however. Some companies have paid to get domain names on day one of Donuts’ “Early Access Program”. That costs at least $10,000.
.Tips has has just over 10,000 registered domain names so far.
Some other recent new TLD sales on GoDaddy include Pizza.today for $4,005, Stockmarket.Tips for $2,075, Headline.today for $1,886, Palestine.today for $1,525, Nano.technology for $1,425 and Istanbul.today for $1,325.
Company markets six of its domain names to photography industry.
New top level domain registry Donuts is exhibiting at the The Photography Show 2014 in Birmingham, England. The show began Saturday and runs through tomorrow.
The company is pitching a number of domain names that have a relationship to photography including .camera, .equipment, .gallery, .photos, .lighting, and of course .photography.
This is exactly the type of end-user marketing that new domain name registries will need to do. I am a bit surprised to see Donuts doing it, however. The company initially said that it sells one product — new TLDs — and that it didn’t expect to really market any of the domains individually.
But this marketing will be key to growing registration bases in niche domain names. .Fish needs to be marketing at fishing shows, .jewelry at jewelry shows, and yoga and yoga practitioner shows.
Donuts’ presence at the UK Photography Show is a positive sign for new TLDs.
A California organ donor group bought DNW.org and a 3D printing company buys a shorter domain name.
GoDaddy/Afternic sold $1.8 million worth of aftermarket domain names last week. Here are 17 that were purchased by end users, including the .org version of this blog’s DNW.com shortcut domain.
You can view previous end user sales reports here.
DNW.org $7,000 – This one obviously caught my eye given that I use the .com version. The buyer is California Transplant Donor Network. I can’t find any use of “DNW” with this group, but I’ll keep an eye on it.
MortgageMD.com $1,800 – a CSC client
TheHomeBakery.com $1,488 – Gracie Moon Pie & Company, a cake baker in Georgia.
StockMarketAlternatives.com $1,488 – Tri-State Financial Solutions Inc. in Houston.
TheDropBox.com $2,650 – This is a great example of how a common term adopted as a brand can still have multiple generic uses. The buyer is Pine Creek Entertainment, which is affiliated with conservative organization Focus On The Family.
RewardConnection.com $1,588 – Texas Disposal Systems, a trash company in Austin. It will be interesting to see how this is used.
PrintME3D.com $1,500 – this 3D printing company upgraded from the undesirable domain name PrintME3DUK.com.
VictorySquare.com $4,500 – Gaming company Victory Square Games shortened its domain name from VictorySquareGames.com
DogFoodAdvisors.com $3,425 – the owner of DotFoodAdvisor.com bought the plural.
CECO.org $1,588 – Conductive Education Center of Orlando
GeoSSL.com $5,000 – GeoCerts SSL
DVAutoParts.com $1,101 – Auto Parts by Direct Vendors in Austin
KISSkit.com $1,000 – KISS Wedding, a site to “keep it simple” and plan a budget wedding.
NAC-Inc.com $1,099 – NAC Architecture in Spokane, Washington.
BWPinc.com $3,288 – Baltimore Waterproofing
HNBank.com $1,250 – Hiawatha National Bank in Glenwood City, Wisconsin.
USP.biz $2,488 – US Pharmacopeial Convention, which uses USP.org for its web address.