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  • What domains Target, CareerBuilder, and others bought on Afternic this week

    1. BY - Jan 23, 2013
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    Target, CareerBuilder, and the franchisor for TCBY stores make domain purchases.

    As promised, here’s the Afternic sales report for the past week. Some big name buyers picked up domains through the Afternic network.

    Retail giant Target bought TargetScholarships.com and TargetScholarship.com for $1,477 each.

    Nationwide Structured Cabling bought NationwideSupport.com for $1,500.

    Sales consulting company Cohen Brown Management Group bought the killer domain CrossSelling.com for $4,900.

    CareerBuilder bought JobsInMotion.com for $1,588.

    Software company GuideWare Systems paid $3,000 for Guideware.com. Its web address had been GuidewareSystems.com.

    Tax jobs site TaxTalent.com bought TaxBytes.com for $2,000.

    Some MLM program that uses the domain ZijaTeamElite.com bought Teamelite.net for $1,800.

    The franchisor behind TCBY and a couple dozen other restaurants, MTY Tiki Ming Enterprises, bought TuttiFruitti.org for $3,288.

    Fashion store Jollia.fr went global with Jollia.com for $1,573.

    IT support company Computer Network Associates paid $1,515 for i-banc.com.

    Simple Sailing Charters LLC has used the domain SailSimply.com. But now it owns the domain that matches its name, SimpleSailing.com, for $2,000.

    Bay Cities Container Corp. paid $1,195 for BayPak.com

    The owner of GlobalBrains.co.jp went global with GlobalBrains.com for $2,388. (That’s a lot of globals in one sentence!)

    Net Transcripts, Inc. bought the singular version of its existing domain name NetTranscripts.com for $1,488.

    Food delivery site Restaurantconnection.com bought DeliveryDepot.com for $2,088.

    Fleet management company Leaseplan Ltd paid $1,588 for NetworkVehicles.com.

    Data Networks Corporation owns DNCX.com and bought DataNetworksInc.com for $3,588. It doesn’t appear to own DataNetworks.com.

    Amira Foods (India) Ltd. bought AmiraFood.com for $1,495. It owns the plural version already.

    Security company Southwest Patrol bought SouthwestSecuritySystems.com for $1,339.

    Fisher Investments bought InvestAssured.com for $3,988.

    The University of Notre Dame bought WakeUpTheEchoes.com for $2,195. Wake Up The Echoes appears to be a line from its school song.
    Guitar seller The Guitar Emporium bought TheGuitarEmporium.com for $X. It owns Guitar-Emporium.co.uk.

    Lawing Financial in Kansas bought PlanHealth.com for $1,682.

    Camden County Technical Schools paid $2,188 for its acronym ccts.org.

    American Institutes for Research bought Airtest.org for $1,435.

    Online backup service SafeBackup.com bought SoloBackup.com for $1,756.

    The Retina Vitreous Foundation picked up RVFoundation.com for $1,395.

    New York Community Bancorp bought Roslyn.org for $4,000. One of its divisions is Roslyn Savings Bank.

    Metro Communications Company in Illinois bought Metrocomm.com for $2,000.

  • Marchex end user sales report, part 3

    1. BY - Dec 13, 2012
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    A belated look at more of Marchex’ end user domain sales.

    Last month I created a three part series about Marchex’ end user domain sales. I was on the road in NYC and scheduled the third part to publish on November 7. But, as WordPress often does, it “missed schedule” and I didn’t notice it until now.

    Call it delayed gratification.

    Here’s my final list of end user domain buys from Marchex’ top 500 list. You can see see other sales here.

    I did the best I could to pin down the actual buyer and sales date with the help of DomainTools’ historical whois.

    Publishing giant Hearst paid $45,000 for LittleAngels.com in 2010 for Roma’s Little Angels show.

    Herbal Zone International Sdn Bhd, owner of HerbalZone.net, bought HerbalZone.com for $27,500 in 2012.

    Marchex sold UltimateRewards.com for $120,000 in 2009. The whois record showed MediaMarket before changing to JP Morgan in 2010.

    I’m confused by the sale of DentalInsurance.com for $40,000. As far back as I can see in whois, this domain has been owned by Kelsey National Corporation.

    Another one that’s interesting is Giggle.com at $250,000. It’s currently owned by Lloyd Group. But the whois as far back as I can see shows the domain was owned by Anything.com.

    Insurance company Mass Mutual bought RetireSmart.com for $50,000 in 2010.

    Publicly traded publishing company Meredith Corporation bought DIYadvice.com for $35,000 in 2009.

    Microsoft bought GetLive.com for $30,000. It’s hard to pin down this transaction, but I’m betting it was in 2006.

    NC2.com was acquired by Fathom Communications in 2009 and is now owned by Navistar, Inc. This may have been a transaction on behalf of Navistar. It sold for $10,000.

    NewEgg.com now owns EastMall.com. It briefly traded hands to someone in China before landing with NewEgg this year. Sales price: $25,000.

    Noodle Education Inc, a startup by one of the founders of Princeton Review, bought Noodle.org for $28,000. Its whois record was protected by a privacy service for many years, so I’m unable to determine when the sale took place.

    Norwegian Air now owns Norwegian.com, but I can tell who first bought it and when. Marchex sold it for $700,000.

    Does Oversee.net count as an end user for acquiring CreditCards.org for $125,000?

    Marchex sold LoveToLearn.com for $50,000. Pearson Education became the owner in 2012, but the whois record showed a different company last year.

    PennWell Corporation currently owns FireApparatus.com. Marchex sold it to Praetorian Group in 2009 for $55,000. As I researched this sale, I found that PennWell bought Fire Apparatus magazine from Praetorian, but then there was a trademark and cybersquatting lawsuit involving this domain name after the sale agreement.

    Procter & Gamble owns ManOfTheHouse.com, which I believe was acquired on its behalf by an agency in 2009 for $25,000.

    Sanofi-Aventis picked up CancerInformation.com for $35,000 in 2009 and MSOneToOne.com for $25,000 in 2012.

    SAY Media bought bought ReadWrite.com for this year for its rebranding of ReadWriteWeb.

    SBNation appears to be working on somethig new. It recently bought TheNext.com for $50,000.

    Office supply store Staples bought MyAdvantage.com for $75,000 in 2011. It isn’t using the domain name.

    Team Express Distributing, LLC picked up BasketballExpress.com for $25,000 in 2010. It owns BaseballExpress.com as well.

    Popular startup accelerator TechStars bought TechStars.com for $20,000 in 2011. It also owns TechStars.org.

    Tradebot Systems Inc paid $30,000 for Tradebot.com in 2009. Prior to buying the domain they used TradebotSystems.com.

    TravelShark bought TelAvivHotels.com for $25,000 in 2010.

    WhitePages.com bought HIYA.com for $22,500 in 2010.

    Glenvista purchased DomainIndex.com for $22,500 in 2011 or 2012 and created a domain name service on the site.

  • 21 end user domain sales (including some big buyers)

    1. BY - Sep 26, 2012
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    21 end user domain name sales from the past week.

    This week’s end user domain sales report includes a shop that’s probably at your local mall, a big online university, and cosmetics giant Loreal.

    Afternic

    Thomson Reuters bought SJNK.com for $4,200. I’m not sure what it stands for.

    Used Gym Equipment, LLC paid $1,988 for UsedGymEquipment.org to accompany its dot.com.

    Harris Research, Inc., owner of the ChemDry franchise, bought ChemDry.net for $1,277.

    Personal injury lawyer Bob Goldwater bought DrugLaw.org for $1,488.

    Business communications company MessageMind bought InboxRadio.com for $1,277.

    The Recycle Depot in California shortened its URL from TheRecycleDepot.net to RecycleDepot.net for $1,800. (The .com is owned by a well known domainer.)

    MyCommunityLife, a social media service for groups, bought GroupPost.com for $1,850.

    CRS Travel Solutions bought MeetingExperts.com for $1,088.

    Yankee Candle, the store you can smell from all the way across the mall, bought ScentBeads.com for $3,396.

    Niche Inc., maker of military cargo parachutes, bought NicheInc.com for $1,275. Its existing web site is NicheMFG.com.

    First Dakota National Bank bought IronCountry.com for $1,595. It has an agriculture equipment financing program called IronCountry.

    American Petroleum Institute picked up EnergyTogether.com for $2,195.

    The group behind GeniusPlanet.com bought GeniusMobile.com for $1,400.

    Schneider Publishing, which produces events and publications including some sports ones, bought SportsPromo.com for $1,941.

    Cosmetics giant Loreal bought Eye-Art.com for $1,050. It does not own EyeArt.com.

    Codecademy, which recently defended its domain name in a UDRP, bought CodeClass.com for $1,000. It’s a much better domain than codecademy.com.

    Finally…not necessarily and end user sale but an interesting one. LifeofMuhammad.com, an alternate name for the Innocence of Muslims video that is making news, sold for $1,000. It was sold by Mike Mann’s DomainMarket. For some reason the whois record at GoDaddy is null.

    Sedo

    Western Governors University, an online university founded by the governors of 19 U.S. states, bought WGU.it for $1,358. I assume it’s to promote information technology degrees, not Italy.

    Online t-shirt design site CustomInk.com bought Inkathon.com for $1,450.

    Denver County Court paid $1,150 for DenverCountyCourt.org.

    WISE — World Institute of Scientology Enterprises — paid 800 EUR for Prosperity.info.

  • Details of $528,000 sale of Accommodation.com and Accommodation.co.uk

    1. BY - Sep 17, 2012
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    Pixel Capital buys domain names to enter online travel market.

    Australian company Pixel Capital Pty Ltd announced last week that it had acquired Accommodation.com and Accommodation.co.uk for a combined $528,000 USD.

    Both domain names were owned by a British company and were developed at one point.

    Although the transaction is finalized, Pixel founder Roland Bleyer told Domain Name Wire that the deal is owner financed over multiple years. In other words, Pixel is still making payments.

    The seller also confirmed the sale to Domain Name Wire.

    The deal did not specify a purchase price for each individual domain name, but Bleyer said he pegged it around 440,000 for the .com and 88,000 for the co.uk.

    This isn’t Pixel’s first big domain name purchase. It bought CreditCard.com.au for $160,000 AUD in 2009 and CreditCard.net for $138,000 USD in 2011.

  • Top Domain Name Wire stories of August

    1. BY - Sep 05, 2012
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    ccTLDs, domain parking, and more make the top five list.

    If August is over, why is it still 100 degrees in Austin? Sigh…

    Here are the top 5 news stories from Domain Name Wire last month.

    Oops, I entrusted my domain name to a tiny island nation!
    think about political and technical risks before setting up your web site on a country code domain name.

    Wow: Craigslist loses Craigslists.com domain dispute – so this guy creates a list, and his name is supposedly Craig, and…it’s kind of a funny story.

    Meet the woman who bought a domain name instead of a house – entrepreneur plunked down cash for Posse.com.


    Sedo says domain parking continuing to decline, writes off EUR 57.1 million
    – increased competition is a key reason companies such as Sedo are seeing downward business pressure in domain parking.

    Your domain names are worth less than you think – or, stop hating on other peoples’ domains and put your money where your mouth is.