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  • Weekly Expired Domain Report

    1. BY - Jul 24, 2014
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    Domain sales charts — expired or otherwise — make for some strange bedfellows. Any given week presents an orgy of bizarre juxtapositions. What else but the domain market can bring together Bill Cosby and French Marxists? Malaysian tourism for New Yorkers alongside Azerbaijani gossip in the ccTLD of Western Samoa? (I’m referencing TheCosbys.com, Marxisme.net, TourismMalaysiaNY.com, and Bizimbaku.ws.) Few university libraries contain such diversity.

    Lussumo.com, which went for nearly $5k  at GoDaddy this past week, looks like a foreign-language term; but I have no idea what language that would be. Actually, there is (or was) open-source software called Filebrowser released by Lussumo. A notice at the top of the page says, “Development and support for the Filebrowser has been discontinued”; so perhaps Lussumo is no more.

    Would FutbolArg.com ($4k) appeal to soccer-loving pirates? Possibly. But the “arg” must be short for Argentina. FutbolArg.TV is already developed.

    Domain Name End $ Domain Name End $
    Lussumo.com 4800 FutbolArg.com 4051
    SMSOnline.com 3550 WFDA.org 3550
    RecruitUSA.com 2325 HADO.net 2025
    NevadaDevelopment.org 1525 JZJZ.com 1450
    AIDSKids.org 1426 IJCentral.org 1325
    SuperFight.com 1225 LLCN.com 1008
    OldSchoolReviews.com 898 Bizimbaku.ws 810
    OKCCivicCenter.org 710 ClearCloudDNS.com 660
    CureCervicalCancer.com 660 Live-Televizia.com 653
    Seseax.com 551 DJFactory.com 511
    SantaMariaValleyWineCountry.com 510 AwareForum.org 506
    Tchadien.com 455 PrudentialPalmsRealty.com 440
    CathedralMinistries.org 430 FastestWebSearch.com 430
    BlankJobApplicationForm.com 405 PennySuccess.com 405
    CTJewishLedger.com 405 NevisNaturally.com 400
    ModernFilmFest.net 400 SaveOaklandSchools.org 390
    Fehler10.com 376 OlduvaiGeorge.com 370
    WriteOnEdge.com 355 MBarOnline.com 355
    ItalyDreamVacation.com 346 Wopat.com 345
    HowToCorp.com 338 MedicaidResource.com 331
    ThizLinux.com 329 ZHOR.com 315
    UsherAudioUSA.com 311 WideOpenBSD.org 310
    TourismMalaysiaNY.com 300 CityScape.net 296
    Marxisme.net 291 ApeTube.mobi 285
    TheNewReview.net 250 Flirtatious.org 250
    CheapNotebook.com 205 NFAR.com 190
    YouBitcoin.com 160 TheCosbys.com 84

    National identities aren’t bought and sold every day. Accordingly, Tchadien.com is worthy of mention. Most readers will know this African country as Chad. However, Chadians observe — not English — but French and Arabic as official languages. So the French spelling “Tchadien” is much more important than our “Chadian” version.

    As far as I can tell, TheCosbys.com never was a developed into a website about “The Cosby Show”. It led to unrelated material as early as 2001 and was backordered through Pool.com in 2004 before expiring again at GoDaddy last week. Maybe some day …

    NameJet’s top-performing expired auctions during the past week happen to be fairly straightforward. Openers.com, StudyWeb.com, eMeetings.com, and MedicalSystems.com require less justification than Lussumos.com did. So I’ll skip to ArchDioSA.org ($1k). At first I read it as “ArchDiosa”, which would be a cross between the Spanish for “Archdiocese” and “Goddess”. (Not quite orthodox theology, that!) Instead, we’re looking at the Catholic Archdiocese using the abbreviation for San Antonio, Texas.

    Domain Name End $ Domain Name End $
    StudyWeb.com 7012 Openers.com 3956
    eMeetings.com 3009 MedicalSystems.com 2955
    VirtualIdentity.com 2922 Entrench.com 2011
    RestoreTheFourth.net 1611 KMSC.com 1499
    ArchDioSA.org 1100 FarmWorkers.org 1011
    BirthingCenter.com 965 DonaldYoung.com 898
    Jazzitude.com 851 Sorano.com 840
    RefundCheck.com 810 Stews.com 795
    ACQAO.org 709 MusicFan.com 685
    KuanPing.com 670 CancerAnswers.org 509
    ClarionSouth.org 500 TimeServices.com 488
    JPV.org 450 Topino.com 393
    ClaudiaAcuna.com 341 BouquetsToArt.org 320
    LatinoWWW.com 310 TravelMaxx.org 310
    ASEU.com 309 GayScape.com 266
    Budweis.com 219 SpanishTranslator.org 201

    Speaking of Jazzitude.com (which I wasn’t), ClaudiaAcuna.com should find its way to Chilean jazz singer Claudia Acuña. Hopefully the buyer is a MusicFan.com, and the domain won’t be held hostage.

    Next week, one domain auction that stands out to me is DropCatchDomains.com. It’s simultaneously a generic phrase — indeed, a major topic of these articles — and a close cousin to the DropCatch.com brand. In case you’re unaware, DropCatch.com is the expired domain service recently launched by the folks at NameBright.com / HugeDomains.com. Since DropCatch.com competes with NameJet, SnapNames, and other companies to drop-catch domains, there may be some bidding activity for this one.  Notably, it has expired on neutral turf — GoDaddy.

    Domain Name Venue Domain Name Venue
    Butchers.net NJ Pre CanadaMobile.com NJ Pre
    CapitalX.com GD DropCatchDomains.com GD
    Exotica.com GD Hongo.com NJ Pre
    LuxuryStores.com GD Sideral.com NJ Pre
    Tiajuana.com [sic] NJ Pre VeganFarms.com NJ Pre
    VeganKitchen.com NJ Pre ZFN.com PD

    “Sideral” is Spanish / French for the stars. We have a similar adjective in English — “sidereal”. But, whereas our English “sidereal” is obscure and technical, the French / Spanish “sideral” is richly visual, astral, cosmic. You can compare connotations by clicking here and here.

    Tiajuana.com is a typo. California’s south-of-the-border Mexican destination is actually spelled “Tijuana”; and the Castello bros. own that .COM. Nevertheless, as long as we gringo tourists go to “Tea Uh Wanna” rather than “Tea Hwana” … some traffic will leak to the typo or to Google.

    Speaking of southerly vacations, I’m off on one of my own. Consequently, this article only covers a 5-day period: July 17 through July 21.

  • Expired Domain Name sales results

    1. BY - Jul 17, 2014
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    Joseph Peterson reviews the past week in expired domain name sales.

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So, rather than explain GoDaddy’s $6.8k sale of DivaZoo.com, let me just say, “See for yourself!”   This product line sells at mega-retailers like Amazon and Walmart but apparently has a wide distribution in smaller home decorating stores also. So if that brand is the buyer, then the domain’s price makes sense. (Note: I stripped the link’s URL of its affiliate identifier; so nobody gets a commission if you buy a hula-dancing hippopotamus.)

    WebCapital.com intrigues primarily because it sold 4 days before yesterday’s launch of .CAPITAL by Donuts. As you might anticipate, Web.capital is reserved by the registry. We may well find that Donuts is the .COM’s buyer. Otherwise, split ownership looks problematic.

    For similar reasons, the sale of PayClub.com (at $1280) is notable. Its alter ego, Pay.club, yields a “Not Found” result in whois lookups.

    49MP3.com is perplexing as a $4.5k sale until you realize that the former website was ranked 32,104 by Alexa among websites worldwide. For comparison, DomainNameWire.com is currently #22,109 (11,555 in the USA).

    Domain Name End $ Domain Name End $
    DivaZoo.com 6801 WebCapital.com 4850
    49MP3.com 4494 16880.com 2850
    YYOO.com 2011 AllInclusiveTravel.com 1936
    SpineTexas.com 1925 AmericanCasino
    TheMovie.com
    1726
    Retop-LED.com 1409 DreamClosets.com 1280
    PayClub.com 1280 BrainMap.com 1075
    EyeForBeauty.com 1025 AmericanRubber.com 911
    GreenStarRecycling.com 910 YeppMe.com 898
    TandemServer.org 885 DIIIAccount.com 860
    KidsCraftWeekly.com 851 AmVideoDesign.com 810
    64B.com 810 KanchiPuram
    Sarees.com
    711
    Sofia2013.com 711 CadWebsiteDesign.com 670
    FreeFullPCGames
    Download.com
    632 NSCN.com 611
    SaveEthnicStudies.org 596 Friv10000Games.com 595
    FreeResumeSites.com 587 Flirch.com 557
    RestoreOnline.org 537 M3lomaat.com 527
    DontLaugh.org 520 MDTA.com 515
    RealCoin.org 515 PinoyShowNow.net 511
    KawarthaHeritage.org 511 SeattleMicrofinance.org 511
    Thematology.com 511 CWSandBox.org 501
    Debited.com 501 WritersBreak.com 495
    Method-Man.com 480 EFW.net 455
    Reflap.com 440 BarterJunkies.net 429
    SafeDownload.com 420 HometownMarket.com 415
    IECon2011.org 406 MassInTransit.com 405
    YouVerify.com 405 ITILExam.net 405
    Breast-Implant-
    Costs.com
    405 GTWLC.com 401
    MarcoDreamHouse.com 401 SpeechComputing.com 398
    NAVIT.com 398 GallaghersPub.com 360
    W2X.com 357 TutorAndMentor.com 355
    LadyHawkLadyHawk.com 355 REWY.com 354
    LetsGym.com 346 StoryPic.com 338
    IMNR.com 336 PHID.com 325
    IntegrityTech.com 315 MaineBirding.net 310
    NationalLaw.com 306 CHRX.com 306
    AnteMemoire.org 305 BosnianEmbassy.org 290
    CAOG.com 284 GRBP.com 230
    ZHDT.com 227 JNGS.com 227
    RBSP.com 225 PaternityTesters.com 219
    NCNR.com 207 TheLifeMaster.com 205
    HOPD.com 161 CODH.com 156
    ChoralGroups.com 130 XQGW.com 128

    Is a 4-word domain for an old movie really worth $1.7k (AmericanCasinoTheMovie.com)?  For roughly the same price, a guy could buy AllInclusiveTravel.com — a strong, descriptive brand name for a lucrative industry that goes everywhere and won’t go away. Be that as it may, someone who’s after inbound links or who wants to maintain a preexisting website has nothing in common with domain investors, even though we coexist in the sales charts.

    If I were to nominate a “Most Gratuitous” purchase this week, it might be Flirch.com. Why pay nearly $600 for “Flirch” when “Flurch” and “Flerch” remain unregistered?  Maybe I should ask TheLifeMaster.com.

    Among the better buys, I’d point out ChoralGroups.com ($130), NationalLaw.com ($306), and SafeDownload.com ($420). LetsGym.com is also a pretty cool brand name.

    NameJet produced a strong Spanish domain sale. ElHeraldo.com (“The Herald”) will likely be used by a newspaper. Which paper?  Take your pick: ElHeraldo.co, ElHeraldo.hn, ElHeraldoDeChihuahau.com.mx, ElHeraldo.com.ec, ElHeraldo.com.ar, ElHeraldoDeBajio.com, Heraldo.es, Heraldo.mx, ElHeraldoDeChiapas.com.mx, HeraldoDePuebla.com.mx, ElHeraldo.net, ElHeraldoDeCordoba.com.mx, ElHeraldoAustral.cl, ElHeraldoDeSaltillo.mx, HeraldoDeMadrid.es, ElHeraldoDeTabasco.com.mx, etc., etc. Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, Ecuador, Argentina, Spain, Chile … Virtually every city in every country has a newspaper called “The Herald” / “El Heraldo”.

    Domain Name End $ Domain Name End $
    ElHeraldo.com 7553 Recharger.com 3600
    PureLight.com 1777 PokerBooks.com 1600
    Touchable.com 1543 WCAI.com 1511
    Shopper.org 1500 ESTCP.org 1399
    FarmFund.com 1310 October2011.org 1234
    NFA.org 1101 HLMS.com 1015
    PokerPlus.com 737 alaCuisine.org 719
    WebComicMS.net 709 IPUS.com 706
    LetDirect.com 705 LocalCommunity.com 676
    JoomlaLoft.com 610 PTU.org 529
    KPCO.com 514 UBU.org 511
    CMIF.com 495 Penetrators.com 481
    JWN.org 475 GCW.org 470
    LatinGroup.com 454 Lickable.com 449
    WiseFoodWays.com 431 LAXCarShare.com 421
    21950.com 356 SummerProgram.com 355
    HolidayRental.net 353 FUJ.org 300
    NNV.org 277 PIN.us 220
    CityOfDiBerville.org 210 BackTracks.com 195
    MREWholesale.com 175 Serbian.org 153
    Escalator.net 137 EveryTime.net 89

    Not all Americans realize that, in the United Kingdom, “let” means “rent” and “holiday” means “vacation”. Accordingly, the bidding was less intense for LetDirect.com ($705) and HolidayRental.net ($353) than we would have seen for RentDirect.com or VacationRental.net. The second of these — HolidayRental.net — was extremely undervalued, in my opinion.

    PIN.us might prove to be the bargain of the week, given the popularity of Pinterest and its clones. But I’d say SummerProgram.com comes close. When parents enroll their kids in summer programs, they spend a lot more than the $355 purchase price of this domain.

    Every week, I pick a few expired domain auctions / backorders for the week ahead. Honestly, you guys get my leftovers, since I don’t want competition for items I might bid on. But there’s plenty out there. Some of these are interesting:

    Domain Name Venue Domain Name Venue
    30Z.com GD Aktivity.com NJ Pre
    Canal.net NJ Pre Compliance.net NJ Pre
    CyberBlog.com NJ Pre IndianFootball.com NJ Pre
    ItalyDreamVacation.com GD LiuLan.com NJ Pre
    LiWeng.com NJ Pre PoliticsMagazine.com GD
    SAAG.com NJ Pre TaxErrors.com NJ Pre
    Vyper.com NJ Pre WorldCard.com GD

    No matter how much you enjoy Indian spinach dishes, do NOT bid on Saag.com. Both Chrome and Firefox issue malware warnings for this domain. Vyper.com is a promising name for any hyper-masculine brand. TaxErrors.com are worth money to accountants. IndianFootball.com should be on people’s minds during the World Cup. And millions of Americans want an ItalyDreamVacation.com.

  • Sony forgets to renew domain name, takes down online gaming service SOE.com

    1. BY - Jul 16, 2014
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    Sony Online Entertainment goes down thanks to expired domain name.

    Sony forgot to renew a key domain name, SonyOnline.net, which resulted in an outage on its popular Sony Online Entertainment game network found at SOE.com.

    While SOE.com did not expire, its nameservers are set to SonyOnline.net. When the latter went down, so did SOE.com.

    The Register surmised that it was probably a simple DNS issue that took the site down, rather than an expiration*.

    Whois records prove differently.

    SonyOnline.net expired on May 26, 2014. Network Solutions finally suspended the domain name this week, leading to the outage.

    John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment, apologized on twitter for the goof:

    smedley

    As for how Sony let the domain name registration lapse? Smedley tweeted “Notices sent to wrong email.”

    The whois email on the domain name is mis@station.sony.com.

    * The Register has completely changed its story without mentioning the changes, which is why their story now reads that it was possibly an expiration issue.

  • Expired Domain Report for this week

    1. BY - Jul 11, 2014
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    Last week, the expired domain market posted gains of …  Well, nobody knows. Without any cost basis to refer to, who can say whether it’s a bull or a bear? In any event, the former domain owner gains nothing from the sale of a domain that expires, sells, and transfers. Right?

    Gains.com, however, did finish at NameJet with bids up to $25.5k.  So it looks as though the expired domain market is pretty robust.

    Other NameJet auctions were more modest. At under $1000, MusicLink.com set an implied ceiling for Uniregistry’s .LINK extension. Supermarket.org doubled that price, showing that .ORG remains in high demand. WhatWorks.org ($1.4k) reinforces that impresion. But TooMuchSexy.org was too bad for Uniregistry too — not even $200.

    InuitGallery.com may end up with the Vancouver museum that bears the name of that indigenous people.  GiaoVien.net is Vietnamese for “teacher”. I’d call both those $400 purchases bargains except that NewYorkOfficeRentals.com is staring me in the face whispering, “$69 … You could have had me for $69!”

    Domain Name End $ Domain Name End $
    Gains.com 25500 Baker.net 2777
    TurboTech.com 2524 Dush.com 2034
    Supermarket.org 2005 SkinRepair.com 1869
    Cecom.com 1500 Kunshi.com 1412
    WhatWorks.org 1409 Minit.com 1109
    AZCA.com 1016 MusicLink.com 940
    Sorun.com 851 CEP.org 787
    GBP.org 697 Notar.net 660
    RealTimes.com 612 CBR.org 591
    IthacaHours.org 510 Insane.net 505
    50876.com 470 InuitGallery.com 440
    DOTK.com 425 ArtOnArt.com 419
    GiaoVien.net 402 ComedyLab.com 396
    ANBP.com 369 FireRetard.com 355
    CouponCondo.com 335 WhisperGen.com 333
    ThePeoplesRecord.com 325 GlobalModels.com 310
    WebNotes.org 299 PantherHouse.com 296
    TurtleKiss.com 209 Slath.com 200
    TooMuchSexy.org 195 NewYorkOfficeRentals.com 69

    Even as a fan of .ORG, I’m not wholly convinced Torrent.org was worth $11,000.  The extension doesn’t seem to fit the topic. In contrast, no casino could ask for a better word to brand itself by than “Fortune”; so FortuneCasino.com seems well worth its $9k at GoDaddy.

    Ceuta.com ($6.8k) is a city in Spain — but more like an outgrowth of Morocco, which also claims it.  As for ColdFusionJedi.com ($2k), it has nothing to do with nuclear physics or Luke Skywalker. It’s a programming language.

    Domain Name End $ Domain Name End $
    Torrent.org 11000 FortuneCasino.com 9100
    Ceuta.com 6800 ILHR.org 3061
    POSU.com 2716 ShoeDazzel.com [sic] 2225
    ColdFusionJedi.com 2035 Haiwa.com 1836
    LianBi.com 1775 TennHelp.com 1725
    DunbarSite.org 1675 BankingZen.com 1500
    LifeCasting.com 1451 Tairi.com 1437
    DigitalExperts.com 1375 EURed.com 1200
    Linux-Archive.org 1200 RetirementFunding.com 1124
    InvestorPath.com 1105 StoryChimes.com 1025
    Data247.com 1009 TacticalTechnique.com 1000
    AllIndiaDaily.com 960 TipKing.com 950
    XMembers.org 949 FreeInstrumentals.com 946
    Chen.cc 910 CouponsGuru.com 909
    1RupeeSMS.com 890 SecurityCameraPros.com 820
    JohnnyRingo.net 810 JCPCard.com 810
    RegoElectric.com 809 DebianCD.org 791
    WashingtonAttorney.com 787 BeenPaid.com 787
    Arity.com 760 Botropolis.com 760
    Sanok.com 725 Steps.net 710
    EbooksAbout
    Everything.com
    710 KellyAutos.com 710
    1ZX.com 702 HealthNest.com 701
    IUSRC.org 684 USME.com 676
    AdventureDevelopers.com 660 ZhaiDao.com 658
    BudgiePlace.com 636 HanleyAndBelfus.com 610
    AYED.com 610 DelawareBizBuz.com 610
    HealthReady.com 607 TheDataEvolution.com 573
    EasyMoneyBizz.net 560 JuliaReichDesign.com 537
    WebAnonymizer.net 528 Preferral.com 516
    DirectoryHigher.com 512 JusticeInNigeriaNow.org 511
    ChickApproved.com 510 SLVGuide.com 500
    FieldStoneCinemas.com 496 WebYantram.com 495
    GlobalLawForum.org 487 YOUJ.com 484
    TheOpenCurriculum.org 451 IslamicCenter.com 449
    NevadaLegal.com 449 BlogCentral.com 449
    MadMinute.com 443 Burbujas.com 410
    LuminosityMarketing.com 406 AKSY.com 406
    SpokaneRedCross.org 405 L2R.com 395
    OnlineGroups.com 385 SweetEarth
    Chocolates.com
    382
    DooZee.com 365 FreePreparation.com 351
    Barternet.com 340 CarMaps.com 324
    ElSenorNovela.com 324 FamilyMuseums.com 312
    MakerMarket.com 305 LANF.com 305
    TheGamingShop.com 301 ZARX.com 300
    2013US
    Championships.com
    286 QuotationLibrary.com 210
    HROB.com 181 AAXE.com 180
    HLNR.com 180 CodeMongers.com 170
    OMJU.com 165 Xapta.com 165
    ZIPB.com 156 Howbility.com 155
    360Link.com 155 DILH.com 145
    DBTZ.com 127 Batting.net 115
    UnIdiota.com 111 SoftwareBuild.com 110
    SilkSlides.com 106 ShopMyStore.com 106
    BVOM.com 105 FDTW.com 105
    WHOQ.com 104 EventHound.com 98
    AutomotiveGurus.com 93 NewsBunk.com 88
    SouthwestBlues.com 85 HowToKiss.info 81
    BlogOfBile.com 75 Servable.com 70
    GoneDead.com 64 AfterSupper.com 43

    Buried in that GoDaddy list are a number of quirky or informative items. Someone clearly got up on the wrong side of the bed if he spent $75 to start a BlogOfBile.com! We have a pair of promising puns: Howbility.com (ability) and Bartnernet.com (internet). CouponsGuru.com ($909), AutomotiveGurus.com ($93), and SoftwareBuild.com ($106) together say something about the potential up side of .GURU and .BUILD. And then there’s the obligatory calendar-limited domain, rich in last year’s back links: 2013USChampionships.com.

    Now for some items with auction or backorder deadlines next week:

    Domain Name Venue Domain Name Venue
    64B.com GD AllInclusiveTravel.com GD
    CopyrightShop.com NJ Pre CopyrightStore.com NJ Pre
    Debited.com GD EFW.net GD
    EyeForBeauty.com GD JZJZ.com GD
    LARentalCars.com NJ Pre LUBA.com NJ Pre
    MIXU.com GD MrTrademark.com GD
    Ocupar.com NJ Pre OWDO.com GD
    Reflap.com GD SeattleMicrofinance.org GD
    SkiGuy.com NJ Pre SpeechComputing.com GD
    StartupLand.com NJ Pre Xilan.com NJ Pre

    64B.com = 64 bits.  Reflap.com was once an app for video chat. Some guy out there must be the SkiGuy.com.  If ever there was a city dependent on cars, L.A. is that city. So LARentalCars.com has a big market. And what would a week be without a CVCV or two: LUBA.com + MIXU.com?

  • This week’s Expired Domain Name Roundup

    1. BY - Jul 03, 2014
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    Joseph Peterson reports on the past week in expired domain name sales.

    What’s an UNCH?  And how many of them would Dr. Seuss need to sell in order to recoup the $11.6k spent on UNCHS.org?  Well, actually, some 36 years ago, the United Nations established its Centre for Human Settlements.  Perhaps now they’ve finally secured a matching .ORG domain for their work on urban planning, upgrading slums, and so forth.  Meanwhile, the corresponding .COM remains in the hands of Domain Holdings.  No doubt, they see UNCHS.com as a versatile generic term.

    Some people may be surprised to see CustomPens.com go for over $10k at NameJet.  But pens ship easily and can be marked up in price thanks to design customization.  Money well spent for a business owner …

    911.cc is notable.  By my count (referencing DNPric.es), there have only been 15 reported .CC sales above that $6.9k amount.

    Valores.com means “securities” in the stock-market sense.  Literally, it’s Spanish for “values”.  Did it sell for over $5k?  Maybe not.  The domain was renewed 2 or 3 days before the overtime bidding war that raised its price 20-fold.  So if it really was an expired domain auction, then the owner will be under no obligation to sell, rendering those bids meaningless except as an appraisal of his asset.

    This sort of ambiguity is quite common in the domain industry.  Bids and sales can’t always be taken at face value.  Writing on each week’s bidding as I do, there isn’t enough time lapse to be sure that domains actually change hands.

    Domain Name End $ Domain Name End $
    UNCHS.org 11600 CustomPens.com 10109
    911.cc 6900 Valores.com 5202
    Disturbed.com 3100 ExpressBus.com 3000
    ChildWatch.com 2369 USWaterNews.com 2100
    GUTZ.com 1901 Rapping.com 1876
    IndianaProperties.com 1265 LWSB.org 1211
    Spencer.net 1114 PrettyDresses.com 1100
    OldAmericanCentury.org 963 880.org 910
    SNPOnline.com 790 PlacerDome.com 711
    PenPal.org 655 BrusselsReporter.org 611
    iHeartThat.com 555 AeroAstro.com 530
    ABBA.net 500 CasinoDesign.com 500
    BlogBuildingU.com 475 LDEC.com 415
    VNES.com 410 GodManchester.net 399
    TalkStarRadio.com 375 BirminghamCity.com 355
    Hodari.com 350 PHPCredo.com 341
    MiniSlots.com 323 EGPA.com 286
    InReverse.net 272 CMTN.com 251
    FFOA.com 161 GNBD.com 153
    UltimateDesk.com 99 ProPackages.com 91

    Bizarrely, another ugly acronym .ORG leads last week’s GoDaddy chart.  Weirder still, it seems to be related to urban planning too — just as we saw with UNCHS.org at NameJet.  From what I can tell, IRPUMN.org belonged to the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, which “investigates the ways that laws, policies and practices affect development patterns in U.S. metropolitan regions, with a particular focus on the growing social and economic disparities within these areas.”

    Domain Name End $ Domain Name End $
    IRPUMN.org 5200 33A.com 4450
    BabyDoctor.com 3600 ICCC.org 3050
    WOZO.com 2750 WeeklyHerald.com 2211
    uAIR.com 1800 Jeemain.com 1725
    Gutty.com 1630 Kizi1000.com 1519
    FreeCookingRecipes.net 1500 SeeRecon.org 1426
    BayRealeState.com 1425 Home-Finance-
    Journal.com
    1326
    Inforpressca.com 1200 MonsterMarketing.com 1140
    Diabetes-Exercise.org 1125 Zip2Save.com 1050
    EnergyForce.com 1026 Sight.org 1026
    JOYY.com 1025 NewTimesGH.com 1009
    Previo.com 960 RickshawDumplings.com 910
    PentaxTech.com 803 FinancialDiscuss.com 800
    TransportNews.com 765 Crazek.com 743
    SafeCert.com 720 UniversalLogistics.com 710
    ScubaNews.com 699 Classify.net 677
    WD2013.org 610 GulfShoresHotelAL.com 610
    SnohomishCountyBusiness
    Journal.com
    610 ESDevaluation.org 600
    GuangLun.com 544 WaterDetox.com 543
    PornTeens.com 540 PlusMusic.com 515
    WallStar.com 515 LCAirport.net 510
    CelebCharityChallenge.org 510 OneStopHousing.org 508
    INSOC.org 506 JollyWheels.com 505
    CQS.org 501 IRIN.org 495
    TheCulturedTraveler.com 494 BengalsCamp.com 465
    WorldCitizenGuide.com 460 ReelAct.com 449
    TheDailyActivist.com 430 LehighValleyDotNet.org 415
    WowGoldMore.com 406 JumpWithJoy.com 405
    XPSS.com 405 AppsDevGroup.com 405
    55658.com 405 Smpiitd.org 400
    Queen.me 380 Wassel.com 380
    Marcoh.me 378 LOGQ.com 370
    HealthFreedomLaw.com 365 PHWeb.com 360
    NeuroJournal.com 356 Factorum.com 356
    EnchantingKerala.org 355 HomeStayInCusco.com 355
    MyEmissionsExchange.com 355 RealEstateHumor.com 355
    ResourceLinkThailand.com 355 Mizhe.co 350
    YoungMarbleGiants.com 346 Vooka.com 338
    PortlandRealEstate.net 338 SCICA.org 337
    CincinnatiWedding
    Photographer.com
    336 CelticMusicFan.com 336
    DriveInnovation.org 335 SalonCoach.com 330
    OUUO.com 330 BlogDashing.com 327
    ZapBikes.com 325 365Connects.com 325
    HybridCarNews.org 305 ShareMiner.com 305
    WorldRTV.com 305 AnimalFactoryBook.com 297
    RoyaBlog.com 296 DarkCoastPress.com 292
    SavePhilippineSeas.com 287 MyAutoRepair.com 280
    PartyTentRental.com 260 8880.org 255
    BodyLessons.com 255 The8thStyle.com 255
    PremiumListing.com 238 TheCallet.com 236
    NomadasPeru.com 230 EthernetAccess.com 227
    Odang.com 223 FreeFaith.com 211
    xFruit.com 206 HorseSellers.com 193
    SightsOfDubai.com 175 ConduitFittings.com 175
    Flash-Slide-Show-
    Maker.com
    152 LineageDB.com 151
    ChristianWicca.org 150 StupidSelfies.com 145
    BikeBazaar.com 130 Top10Products.com 124
    LosAngelesCosmetology.com 122 The-Loft.net 121
    TartanSkirts.net 108 LiveAssisted.com 106
    CincinnatiPhotographer.com 87 OrderGrass.com 70
    44742.com 70 44542.com 70
    66954.com 70 31477.com 67
    OfficeSpaceConsultants.com 51 KidsHere.com 45

    This week, we can make some interesting side-by-side comparisons.  Let’s start with the Chinese lucky number “8″.  At NameJet, 880.org fetched $910.  Add another “8″, and you’ll find that 8880.org went for  $255 at GoDaddy during the same week.

    Our other pair is something of a paradox.  Last week at GoDaddy, CincinnatiWeddingPhotographer.com sold for $330.  But CincinnatiPhotographer.com only achieved $87!  The domain market is many things.  Rational and consistent are a couple of things it ain’t.

    Here is a small list of expired domain auctions for the coming week:

    Domain Name Venue Domain Name Venue
    360Link.com GD CEP.org NJ Pre
    DigitalExperts.com GD FortuneCasino.com GD
    GCW.org NJ Pre GetADot.com NJ Pre
    MREWholesale.com NJ Pre PHID.com GD
    PokerPlus.com NJ Pre POSU.com GD
    RAKD.com NJ Pre USTH.com NJ Pre
    WU.net NJ Pre YIPP.com NJ Pre

    WU.net is bound to sell for a bit, given its brevity and the fact that it designates a family of Chinese dialects.  Poker and casinos tend to be profitable.  And, disgusting though they are, MREs are bought in large quantities by people, which makes MREWholesale.com commercially viable.

    Would anybody like to place a bet concerning which city will ultimately control WeeklyHerald.com?  Just about every large city has a newspaper of that name.  Also, please tell me a joke that can justify the $355 spent on RealEstateHumor.com!