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Trade360.com leads list of end user domain name sales.
GoDaddy and Afternic sold nearly $2 million worth of domain names last week.
Here’s a list of 15 that were sold to end users. You can view previous end user sales lists here.
Trade360.com $42,500 – A New York firm called Trade360.
JSA.com $25,000 – Jackson Square Aviation in San Francisco. I think it got a good deal. BuyDomains was the seller.
TouchLamps.com $4,999 – The online lamp seller that was using eTouchLamps.com. They have a notice on their site that reads “We have a new address to reach this store that may make it easier to remember: www.touchlamps.com”.
CaliforniaAlmond.com $17,900 – Almond Board of California
EVDC.com $11,750 – the owner of the unfortunate domain name Every-Day-Counts.com
HuddledMasses.com $1,688 – Online advertising firm Huddled Masses, which has been using the web address HuddledMassesMedia.com.
ProviderCheck.com $1,200 – Credentialing company Verisys.
IPDV.com $1,250 – IPDS, which is short for IP Data Systems.
Presquile.com $2,471 – Presqu’ile Winery in California. It has been using PresquileWine.com.
ApartmentsIndianapolis.com $1,599 – Indiana property management company Herman & Kittle Properties
OnlineSafetyTraining.com $1,888 – UK Asbestos Specialists Ltd
NeedACab.com $2,588 – Suburban Transportation in Syracuse, New York.
HigherEducationForAll.com $2,500 – Political communications firm Hamilton Place Strategies.
Rad360.com $3,500 – Healthcare imaging company Alliance Imaging. I assume “rad” stands for radiology.
Condolux.com $6,675 – Myrtle Beach vacation rentals site Condolux.net upgraded to .com.
Site won’t let users log in.
GoDaddy had technical difficulties today, spanning from about 2:30 PM ET to 3:10 PM ET.
Users trying to log in were greeted with a message similar to this:
The server is temporarily unable to service your request. Please try again later.
I was able to enter my login credentials, but when I entered by two factor code I got the error message. A Domain Name Wire reader reported the same issue. I’ve confirmed the issue existed whether or not you use two factor authentication.
GoDaddy has since fixed the issue.
Afternic’s strong week included a number of large end user domain name sales.
Afternic and GoDaddy combined to sell over $2 million worth of domain names last week. Here’s a look at some of the domain names that were purchased by end users.
You can view previous end user sales lists here.
TailLights.com $39,200 – Software company Ristken.com. I bet it’s for a new product or service.
BETM.com $32,000 – NRG Energy. I’m not sure what the domain stands for.
SocialWifi.com $10,000 – The owner of SocialWifi.pl went global.
SweaterShop.com $13,000 – a company called Sweater Shop in Dublin.
BizWest.com $2,995 – BizWest Media LLC in Boulder, Colorado
OutdoorForums.com $4,800 – Forum site owner ForumFoundry.
MustangElectric.com $2,195 – Mustang Lighting, Inc. in Garland, Texas.
TeamMachines.com $3,000 – LeagueAthletics.com, LLC, a company that connects people to sports leagues.
EmilieWilliams.com $1,077 – industrial designer Emilie Williams. She has been using EmilieW.com.
CSMInc.com $1,888 – Continental Sales and Marketing, Inc. in San Leandro, California.
PurchaseFlowersOnline.com $1,888 – Country Flowers in Malta.
KidsAction.com $1,088 – Common Sense Media, a great site that suggests age appropriateness for movies and TV shows.
TalkContent.com $3,000 – TalkPR in London.
ProstateCancerBiopsy.com $2,499 – Creekside Cancer Care LLC in Lafayette, Colorado.
NewHomeSpot.com $1,670 – The New Home Spot, a real estate firm for new homes, dropped the ‘the’.
Maverick.biz $1,499 – Engineering firm Maverick Corporation, which owns MaverickCorporation.com.
CrescentConsulting.com $3,488 – Water management firm Crescent Consulting.
WestlandApartments.com $1,449 – Forum Real Estate Group. One of its apartment complexes is Westland.
MastersofChange.com $1,820 – Change Masters, Incorporated, which has the web address ChangeMasters.com.
TopCoSales.com $8,500 – Owners of the adultsite TopcoSales.us
TalkDallas.com $1,495 – City of Dallas.
Tesla pays a lot of money for a domain it could have won in a UDRP.
I’m a bit behind on end user sales reports thanks to DomainFest last week.
This list is the one Afternic/GoDaddy sent last week. Some notable buyers include Tesla and BMI. You can see previous end user lists here.
MusicMark.com $12,750 – Music Giant BMI
PartnerCloud.com $13,000 – RelayWare, which offers partner channel management services.
PhysicianResource.com $1,000 – Medical Education Resources, which uses the longer domain PhysicianOfficeResource.com.
MEHealth.com $3,995 – The owner of health site HealthFitness.com.au.
BestHotelProducts.com $1,800 – Best Hotel Furniture, Inc in Prospect Heights, Illinois.
eSportsCenter.com $3,000 – Huh. Esports Gaming bought this domain. I think ESPN won’t be happy about this.
GalleyCollection.com $1,000 – The Galley, LLC, maker of a kitchen sinks.
DJEngineering.com $1,888 – D-J Engineering in Augusta, Kansas, which uses the abbreviated DJGRP.com domain name.
ConsumerMedical.com $4,999 – Consumer’s Medical, which uses ConsumersMedical.com. I suspect some people were typing in the singular version on Consumers.
AutoReturn.net $2,200 – TEGSCO LLC, aka Auto Return, which owns the matching .com domain name.
WilliamGolding.com $1,000 – The company Lord of the Flies author William Golding set up to manage his ongoing rights. He died in 1993.
TheArtofJewelry.com $1,200 – Hardy’s Jewelers in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
CSALawFirm.com $1,000 – Columbus, Ohio law firm Colley Shroyer & Abraham Co., L.P.A.
PCLAN.com $3,088 – PC LAN SErvices in Milwaukee shortened its domain from PCLANServices.com.
BlockersFurniture.com $3,000 – Blocker’s Furniture in Ocala, Florida. It has been using the longer domain BlockersFurnitureOcala.com.
FantasyChampionship.com $1,000 – Sideline Software, Inc., which runs MyFantasyLeague.com.
NEWH.com $1,600 – Network of Executive Women in Hospitality, which uses the matching .org domain name.
wwwTeslaMotors.com $4,750 – Tesla bought a type of its website. Couldn’t it have just won this in a UDRP? I guess with legal fees it may have cost more.
BetaUSA.com $1,000 – Motorcycle company American Beta.
Today is the last day domains listed on DomainNameSales.com will show up for searches on GoDaddy.
It turns out it’s also the last day for DomainNameSales.com listings on the site. [Update: while March 31 was supposed to be the last day for DNS syndication on GoDaddy, GoDaddy has kept the listings up while it finishes a transition for Afternic listings in the registration path.]
That means that after today, the only way for the typical domain owner to get domain names in the registration path at GoDaddy is to list them on Afternic or directly through GoDaddy.
Until now customers searching on GoDaddy.com could fill out a lead form if they were interested in a domain that was on DomainNameSales.com. DNS charged a 20% commission to clients if it resulted in a sale. The average sales price for a DNS domain sold through GoDaddy was over $15,000.