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Celebrity chef among end users who bought domain names last week.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen, who experienced a spectacular fall from grace last year over her prior use of racial slurs, is making a comeback with Paul Deen Ventures. She’s launching a subscription service called Paula Deen Network (PDN). She just made a smart move by buying the domain name PDN.com for $27,900, which is a heck of a deal.
That was just one of many end user domain name purchases at Sedo last week. Others are below.
Logics.com $50,000 – Tax software company Intellirose, which has a product called irsLogics. They recently purchased Logiqs.com for $1,999.
Telectiy.com.au 900 EUR – TelecityGroup International Limited, which operates data centers.
VBank.co.uk $854 – Vanquis Bank Limited in the United Kingdom.
Shizzle.co.uk 850 GBP – Shizzle Labs Ltd, a startup in London building a mobile app called Shizzle.
EuroShopping.ch 5,000 EUR – French company Teleshopping
Champions.club $1,500 – Champions Club Pvt Ltd in Goa, India.
Klara.com 6,000 EUR – GoDerma GmbH, a company that lets you get a remote diagnosis from a dermatologist. This seems to be some sort of brand for them.
ITLworld.com 3,750 EUR – ITL Leisure Tourism & Travel Co. in Saudi Arabia.
HugoOK.com $1,295 – Choctaw County Development Association in Oklahoma. Hugo is a city within the county.
ImmortalityNow.com $1,500 – Vitamin and supplements company LifeExtension.com Inc
YesTV.com $2,500 – Crossroads Television System in Burlington, Ontario
eCom360.com $3,000 – ecom360 GmbH, which owns the matching .de domain name.
Consolair.com $1,450 – ConsolAir Inc., which owns the matching .net domain name.
AirRefund.com 899 EUR – Business travel company 3mundi.
MSIBenefits.com $799 – MSI Benefits Group, Inc. in Kennesaw, Georgia. They own MSIBenefitsGroup.com.
Matrix.org $7,999 – Mobile technology company OpenMarket.
ClipsonDemand.com $6,988 – Wiluna Holdings, LLC, which sells clips.
VitaPlus.net $1,500 – Dairy/livestock services company VitaPlus.com. They use the matching .com.
InClass.com $5,500 – Avantis Systems, provider of classroom tablets under the LearnPad brand.
LoveTaste.com 899 GBP – Beverage company LoveTaste, which uses the matching .co domain name.
BusinessTitan.com $1,500 – Media Titan, Inc in California.
OPEX.com $3,288 – Mailroom automation and scanner company OPEX Corporation. They use the matching .com domain name.
New immigration reform group bought .us domain for $1,500 at Sedo.The new immigration reform group that Ron Jackson wrote about last week paid $1,500 for FWD.us.
That’s just one of the end user sales that Sedo made last week. It had a big week, closing nearly $2 million in sales. Here are some of its other end user sales.
SumUp, a Square competitor that allows you to accept credit cards with your mobile phone, bought Sumup.com.cn for $750.
Data networking accessories (e.g. cables and connectors) company KSM Limited bought KSM.co.uk for 2,800 GBP, which it now forwards to madaboutcable.com.
Game hosting company Cubed Host bought CubedHost.com for $2,595 and forwards it to CubedHost.org.
Bridge Entertainment, Inc bought CelebrityScores.com for $940. The company runs E-Poll Research, which offers E-Score Celebrity to provide ratings on celebrities.
Campus Special, which offers online food ordering at universities, bought Campus101.com for $2,500.
HR company Adecco paid $3,500 for the domain hack Adec.co, which I imagine they’ll use as a URL shortener.
World Travel Holdings, which specializes in cruises, bought CheapRiverCruises.com for $20,000. I saw an ad in The Economist yesterday for a Mississippi river cruise. Perhaps Carnival Cruises should offer river cruises. When their boats malfunction they’ll be really close to shore.
Hempconsult UG bought HempTrade.com for $1,900. Business needs no explanation.
Boston property management company Butler Property Management paid $700 for BostonMAApartments.com.
Document sharing company iDeals Solutions Group S.A. paid 1,400 EUR for ideals.net. It uses the domain IdealsCorp.com.
End users close deals before the new year.
A lot of small businesses buy domain names toward the end of the year. One reason is they want to get the purchase on this year’s books. That’s what one buyer told me the last week of December — “I’ll do it for this price if you can complete the sale by the end of the year for tax reasons”.
That’s great for domainers but bad for my fingers. They’re about to fall off after doing this end user sales report for Afternic’s last two weeks of the year.
There are some good sales in this list. The first one is a biggie, but there are more five figure sales buried within. Have fun.
Paramount Pictures bought WeWatch.com for $65,000. The current whois shows Mark Monitor’s “privacy service”, but historical whois records show Paramount bought it.
A Georgia remodeling company bought the domain matching its name, AllStarRemodeling.com, for $1,000.
Menara Travel, a UK tour operator focused on Morocco, bought DiscoverMorocco.com for $1,000.
On the other side of the pond, Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau bought VisitSacramento.com for $3,300.
Aggreko, which rents cooling towers, paid $1,477 for RentalCoolingTowers.com.
An SEO company bought SleepNumberBeds.com for $2,600. I sure hope its for a client that owns the trademark on that.
A Tokyo company changed its name to Money Forward and bought MoneyForward.com for $1,795.
Shoplio, a company that was sued over its iBoatCovers.com domain, bought RugsNow.com for $1,600.
Used auto parts store Pull-A-Part bought UPullIt.net for a whopping $10,400. It owns the matching .com.
The Illinois law firm Byrdie Brownridge-Tucker bought DWIli.com for $1,495. I’m not sure what the initials stand for $. I don’t think it’s Illinois abbreviation (IL) backwards since it doesn’t own DWIIL.com.
Convenience store chain High’s Dairy Stores paid $1,795 for MyHighs.com.
EnerSciences, a holding group for a number of “energy science” companies, bought PracticalEnergy.com for $3,200.
Self storage company CubeSmart paid $3,500 for AffordableMovers.com.
Pacific Pillows is at it again, buying iWeddingDresses.com for $1,000 and Tweens.net for $1,500. It previously bought tweens.com at a BuyDomains auction on SnapNames [Update: the buyer says he actually bought the domain after the auction.]. Tween.com (singular) sold for $40,000 in 2008.
French company DIOT, which owns DIOT.fr, went global with DIOT.com for $3,250.
Video company Highline Studios, which owns HighlineStudioS.com, bought the singular HighlineStudio.com for $1,000.
Financial services company Platinum Group owns PlatinumGroup.org, but I guess it decided it needed a .com. It bought PlatinumGrp.com for $1,313. It probably wants PlatinumGroup.com, but that domain resolves to a page offering it for sale (non-negotiable) for $27,500.
Cloud company Cooperative Computing upgraded from .net to .com with CooperativeComputing.com for $1,600. $1,000 to get the .com of your .net is a great deal.
Ditto with Major Security GmbH, which paid $1,000 to upgrade from MajorSecurity.net to MajorSecurity.com. Not owning the .com of your domain can be a security issue, so this was a good buy.
DayUse Hotels, not to be confused with HourlyUse hotels (but could be used for the same thing), bought DayUse.com for $3,000.
A 1-800-Got-Junk franchisee in Pennsylvania bought NiceMove.com for $5,000. Moves and junk removal go together.
Edrive Autos LLC, seller of pre-auction vehicles, bought AutoSaver.com for $2,500.
BanksGrocery Company in Kentucky paid $1,650 for BanksMarket.com.
Business training/education company Business Educators, LLC bought ExecutiveMentors.com for $1,800.
Batteries Plus bought RepairPlus.net for $1,300. It does not own the .com version.
A company that owns numerous Bitcoin sites shelled out BitCoin.us for $17,500. I sure hope it has U.S. operations despite a New Zealand whois record.
Education technology provider Parent Connect, Inc. paid $2,388 for ParentConnect.net. It owns ParentConnectWeb.com, but not ParentConnect.com (which is owned by Frank Schilling).
Even after reviewing its web site for a couple minutes, I’m still at a loss for what The Seek Company does. But I do know it sought its corporate name as a domain name in addition to SeekResearch.com, and landed SeekCompany.com for $1,000.
Wet wipes manufacturer Nice-Pak Products, Inc. bought WetNap.com for $2,000. Mike Mann was the seller.
ClassCreator.com helps people create a web site for their high school graduating class. It bought ClassConnection.com for $1,877.
Democracy Prep Public Schools, a charter school company, bought CitizenshipFirst.com for $1,000.
Tennessee Valley Authority bought OnForAll.com for $2,500.
Procurement company HCM Works paid $2,400 for HCMSolutions.com.
South East Bank in Knoxville, Tennessee bought SouthEastBank.com for a solid $25,000.
The owner of Glip.com bought Glip.net for $1,150
Metropolitan West, an interior design and window film company in Los Angeles, bought MetropolitanWest.com for $1,500. It uses MetWest.com as its web site.
Fieldstone Financial in Mansfield, Massachusetts bought LifelingIncome.com for $1,688.
Straden-Schaden, Inc., which appears to be a pharma company, bought ScriptsRX.com for $1,617 and ScriptsPharmacy.com for $1,095.
Tucows sold WhiteCastle.net to White Castle restaurants for $3,477. That sale makes me hungry. Or want to throw up.
Lifetime Fitness bought LifeTimeWeightloss.com for a rich $14,200.
Lab equipment company NuAire bought Nuaire.net for $2,488 to complement its .com.
WorldBankLoan.com sold for $1,595. The whois is protected by Network Solutions Privacy, which lists The World Bank as the buyer. It’s too early to tell if the actual “The World Bank” bought the domain.
London clothing company Charli bought Charli.com for $2,888 to complement its Charli.co.uk domain.
C & S Executive Transportation paid $1,000 for MyCNS.com.
The owner of FXCash.ru bought FXCash.net for $1,255.
The Ally Foundation, a non-profit working to stop sexual violence, paid $1,032 for ThanksgivingClick.com.
ORGAPLAN Logisik GmbH upgraded from .net to Orgaplan.com for $1,300.
Real estate firm Epicity bought EpicCommunity.com for $1,395.
Goya Foods bought RecetasGoya.com for $1,795 and SazonLatino.com for $1,895.
Israeli telecom company Geek Media bought GeekTime.com for $2,000
Big companies, small companies, and universities make domain purchases.
A broad mix of end users made domain purchases this past week.
The proprietor behind the BetterBaseball.com baseball equipment site expanded with BetterVolleyball.com for $1,250.
Home decor company Rowley Company paid $1.888 for InternationalHomeDecor.com.
The company behind LocalEats.com, a directory of local (presumably independent) restaurants bought TryLocalFirst.com for $1,000.
I frequently buy Driscoll’s berries at the grocery store. Driscolls Strawberry Associates, Inc. just picked up BerryValley.com for $1,195.
Stock photo site Shutterstock bought Monographic.com for $8,588 and Monographic.net for $1,354.
Internet security company TrendMicro bought CustomDefense.com for $1,595.
Vehicle topper/rack seller RhinoRack bought StealthBar.com for $2,495.
The Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau bought DiscoverDaytonaBeach.com for $1,650. I’m surprised to see they already own DaytonaBeach.com.
The Texas A&M Athletics Department paid $1,277 for JuniorAggieClub.com.
Final Coat Painting in Minnesota already owns FinalCoatPainting.com It bought FCPservices.com for $1,088.
Missouri based On-Line Taxes Inc. bought FTAX.com for $6,500.
I don’t quite understand this one, but at $60,000 it must be an end user: Meechy.com.
Measurement and testing systems company Sierra Instruments bought SierraFlow.com for $1,795.
Jayco Capital Group bought jcap.net for $1,511.
Robertson Brothers home builders bought RobertsonHomes.com for $1,877.
Firecode Safety Equipment Inc owns Firecode.com and added Firecode.org for $1,188.
Tufts University bought StrongWomen.org for $5,577 to complement its StrongWomen.com domain.
Moody Bible Institute bought MoodyMedia.com for $1,250.
Biotechnology company DFI Corp, which produces sweeteners, bought eSweet.com for $2,000.
The owner of ThriftStore.com bought Thriftstore.net for $1,788 and Thriftstore.org for $4,488.
Elite Loans and Mortgages Ltd in the United Kingdom bought secured-loan.co.uk for 1,095 GBP.
Local Tool Hire Ltd in London owns LocalToolHireLondon.co.uk and LocalToolHire.com. It just bought LocalToolHire.co.uk for $800 GBP.
Cruise Direct/Cruise Reward Miles LTD bought Cruisemiles.co.uk for 10,000 GBP.
Redeye Media Ltd bought Redeye.co.uk for 950 GBP.
Travel perks company Want Me Get Me owns WantMeGetMe.com, but that’s kind of long. It just paid $2,000 for the shorter WMGM.com.
Australian Wool Innovation Ltd, owner of the category defining Wool.com domain name, bought Wool.co for $3,500.
Independent medical examination provider ExamWorks picked up NexWorks.com for $5,000.
The Rocket Science Group, LLC, the company behind the MailChimp enewsletter product, bought MonkeyMail.com for $10,500.
Flower shop Flor e Flores owns Floreflores.com. It protected itself by purchasing Florflores.com (missing the ‘e’ in the middle) for 1,000 EUR.
Empirical Financial Services, LLC bought Empirical.net for $1,540. It currently uses EmpiricalFS.com.
Far West Capital, which is right down the road from me in Austin, bought FarWestCapital.com for $4,000. It already owns FarWestCap.com.
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.
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.
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.