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Chinese container shipping — which is to say global freight – must account for last week’s $22.6k sale of QianWan.com. The Qingdao Qianwan Container Terminal Co., Ltd. manages one of the world’s busiest ports.
Namejet’s top expired auction, on the other hand, isn’t so easy to I.D.: IDAI.com for $31.5k. Is it Irish? Then it’s “The Interior Design Academy of Ireland”, offering diplomas by correspondence. Is it Japanese? Then it’s a railway station. Is it Spanish? Then it’s “Investigaciones y Desarrollos Agrícolas Innovadores”, a maker of agricultural products currently using IDAINature.com. Is it Indonesian? Then it’s “Ikatan Dokter Anak Indonesia”, a national pediatric society. Is it French? Then it’s “l’Institut de Droit des Affaires Internationales”, devoted to international Business Law. Of these, I’d wager on agribusiness. Yet the domain remains screened by privacy; and it may be developed in a completely different direction such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). Click here to continue reading this week’s Expired Domain Report
Joseph Peterson reviews some of the notable expired domain name sales on NameJet last month.
Too many domains to choose from this past month! This time I’m considering 18 instead of my usual 10.
August saw 95 domain sales at NameJet close at or above $2,000. That’s up from 82 during July and 69 during June. Although I have reported on some of the expired domains before in my weekly articles, with this monthly recap I include NameJet’s many sales of privately owned domains as well. Statistics appear below. …Click here to continue reading
Would a radio program devoted to “Ethiopian entertainment, sports, and news” and broadcasting out of Washington D.C. pay $22,323 to drop the word “radio” from its domain name? No. But China may have enough individuals named Li You for one of them to be NameJet’s $22.3k high bidder for LiYou.com. To me that price seems inordinately high for a personal name, but there may be some meaning I’m unaware of. Chinese is Greek to me.
TalkingBooks.com ($10.4k) could be a clever workaround for the phrase “audio books”; or it may turn out to be a forum, review site, or well funded publisher’s blog. For coupons or comparison shopping, SmartShopper.com ($7.2k) is a smart name. Few audiences are as focused or committed as sports fans; so there plenty of ways to monetize and gain followers for GameFan.com ($9.1k).
Valuable domain name expired earlier this year and now faces UDRP.
The domain name Bespoke.com expired in May. It went through the entire expiration cycle, making it one of the best domain names to fully expire this year.
Now that buyer is being forced to defend the generic domain in a UDRP, and it might be against the company that let the domain name expire. …Click here to continue reading
Over 200 expired domain auction prices in this week’s Expired Domain Report.
In a parallel universe, I would be typing this article from a Mango computer rather than a breed of Apple. Still, mangos have proliferated on this planet beyond Darwin’s definition of success. “Mango” trademarks abound for products / services as diverse as beauty salons, audio recordings, fertilizers, lead generation, secured access cards, language instruction, and baby strollers. Maybe one of those “Mango” brands — or any number of others — will end up owning Mango.net, which reached $6k at GoDaddy Auctions last week.
Along with MagicalFruit.com ($120), technology spreads and evolves too. One conspicuous symbol of tech progress during the past few years would be unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a.k.a. “drones”. Drones are a splendid way to kill Pakistani civilians without a declaration of war, and Amazon has attracted news coverage for its plans to deliver merchandise by drone to customers. As consumers begin shopping for drones of their own, online reviews gain importance. No surprise, therefore, seeing DroneReviews.com reach $3k… …Click here to see over 200 expired domain name sales from this week!