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A bitcoin marketplace is among the end users buying domain names at Sedo last week.
Sedo closed $1.2 million of transactions last week, including five domain sales to one end user. You may view previous sales lists here.
Bitok.com $15,000 – Purchased by Bitcoin Innovations Ltd. It looks like a bitcoin marketplace, including for buying and selling options on bitcoins.
Brainlab.at 1,700 EUR – Brainlab, a medical device maker. It uses Brainlab.com for its web address.
CoolCash.co.uk £1,000 – a London company called CoolCash UK Limited.
NetMerit.com $1,695, WebProShop.com $1,995, HomeProNetwork.com $1,195, Netprosys.com $2,495, and Speedtestt.com $2,595 – Ookla, a network measurement and internet metrics company. Interesting that they bought a
CarAdvice.net $950 – CarAdvice.com.au Pty Ltd, which obviously owns the matching Australian ccTLD. They also own CarAdvice.com.
ElectroBill.com $1,395 – Robinhood Films, a movie distributor. Given the films they distribute, this title is right up their alley.
Logway.com 7,900 EUR – Supply chain and logistics company Logway.com.
GImages.com 2,495 – Photo licensing company Getty Images.
Saucony.co.nz $1,342 – Wolverine World Wide, which owns the athletic shoe maker.
TinyPtints.com $1,000 – CitizenHawk, the typo recovery firm. Assuming they have their typical contract with Tiny Prints, this means they believe the domain gets enough traffic to warrant this purchase price through its monetization contract. The price made it cheaper to acquire the domain through purchase rather than UDRP, although I don’t know if that’s good for its client in the long run.
JIUS.com 1,150 EUR – The owner of JobsInTheUS.com apparently decided a shorter domain name might help.
Politerm.com 1,199 EUR – the owner of Politerm.com.ru.
Alphaworks.net $2,400 – Betaworks, the company behind Digg, Instapaper, and other services. IBM owns Alphaworks.com.
MyInvestments.co.in $1,000 – Kotak Securities Ltd in Mumbai.
DoubleDeckerTour.com $800 – Quality Tours outside of Washington, DC.
CSASecurity.com $2,295 – CSA INVESTIGAZIONI S.R.L. in Italy, which uses the domain CSAGroup.eu.
MSchem.com $2,000 – Miller-Stephenson Chemical Co., Inc. picked up a shorter address.
AppsEasy.com $1,095 – The owner of AppsMakerStore.com, a service for creating apps.
SSTrecords.com $1,995 – SST Superstore, seller of punk music.
Mannschaft.com 1,888 EUR – Lautes Haus GmbH, which owns the website mannschaft-magazin.ch.
MyLifehouse.com $2,499 – Jesus Lifehouse Church in Japan.
An expensive .co purchase is among Sedo’s big end user domain name sales.
Sedo sent out its weekly domain name sales report last week, but due to the U.S. holiday I’m a week behind. Here’s the list, with format domain price – buyer.
Yumda.com $1,000 – Yumbda.de, a site about the food and beverage industry.
TungstenElectrodes.com $750 – WeldingMaterialSales.com tungsten electrodes are used in welding.
Mozart.co $21,000 – Needly, Inc., a company owned by Fred Krueger, one of the founders of new TLD applicant Top Level Domain Holdings.
SouthCarolinaStateFair.com $4,888 – The South Carolina State Fair, which uses the domain SCStateFair.org.
TryItNow.com $4,000 – A Mark Monitor client
ArtemisDigital.com $1,995 – Artemis Group, a Paris company that owns the domain name GroupeArtemis.com.
C-Change.com $9,750 – Criterion Advisory, a technology consulting firm. (Heck of a price!)
Epilation-Laser.com $3,495 – Lazeo, a French laser hair removal firm. They do not own the non-hyphenated version.
MailChinp.com $3,500 – email marketing company MailChimp bought this typo.
CertCloud.com $1,970 – CertCloud Limited in Hong Kong. This appears to be a new company.
Interexport.com 700 EUR- a UK company launching soon that will offer technology platforms for international trade.
Posly.com 2,250 EUR – a Singapore company called Posly PTE LTD. I can’t find anything out about them.
Prodway.com $799 – Prodway International, a French food company that uses Prodway.fr.
MoneyMatters.biz $750 – Money Matters with Ken Moraif. They already own the .net, but not the .com.
BitCoin2014.com $1,200 – Bitcoin Foundation, a group working to streamline Bitcoin usage and transactions. I assume the domain name will be used for a conference.
ApexLearningVS.com $750 – Apex Learning, an online education site that uses the domain name ApexLearning.com.
Sophus.com 1,700 EUR – Sophus 3, a technology company using the domain name Sophus3.com.
ExclusiveConcierge.com $700 – Exclusive Tours s.r.o. of Czech Republic.
GoDaddy, Sedo, Frank Schilling’s new TLDs, and a .xxx domain name make the news.
Tired of turkey leftovers yet? Here are some domain name leftovers from last month…the top five stories on Domain Name Wire, ranked by order of views.
1. GoDaddy begins accepting pre-registrations for new TLDs for up to $1,200 each – the world’s largest domain name registrar starts accepting paid pre-registrations for .uno, .menu, luxury, and .build domain names. It isn’t cheap, either.
2. Frank Schilling’s first new top level domain name is live – .tattoo and .sexy are in the root.
3. GoDaddy to end its Sedo domain sales partnership – listings will no longer be syndicated come the end of Q1 2014.
4. David Letterman jokes about Healthcare domain name – David Letterman promotes a parked .xxx page to make fun of Healthcare.gov debacle.
5. Sedo reports continuing decline in domain parking – Revenue keeps dropping thanks to low price competition, Google adjustments, and browser changes.
Yahoo! sells Sandwich.com for $137,500, and here’s the history behind 9 other domain names it sold at auction today.
Today Yahoo! sold domain names that it picked up by acquiring Broadcast.com, HotJobs.com, Overture, and many others.I have to admit, I’m a sucker for dot.com nostalgia. Watching the Yahoo! domain name auction on Sedo today brought back memories of flipping through The Industry Standard while updating bids on GoTo.com. (Yeah, I know most of these Yahoo! acquisitions happened after the .com bust, but don’t ruin my moment.)
The auction concluded with 10 sales. Here’s the history behind the domain names that sold.
CyberJokes.com ($4,100) – It’s a silly name, but this one came from a big acquisition: Mark Cuban’s Broadcast.com.
Sandwich.com ($137,500) – This was a headline domain, and it almost didn’t sell during the auction. Three different bidders participating at $75,000+. Sandwich.com also came with Broadcast.com.
Jumpcut.com ($11,500) – This was a website that provided free video editing and hosting services that Yahoo! acquired in 2006. It shuttered it in 2009. There are 768,000 Google search results for the domain. The Sedo parked page is one of the top results, probably because the domain resolved until just recently.
Sold.com.au ($15,600) – Yahoo! acquired Sold.com.au from the publisher of Sydney Morning Herald for $24 million in 2001.
Dialpad.com ($9,199) – this was a voice over IP company that went into bankruptcy in the .com bust, came out and raised more money, and then was acquired by Yahoo! in 2005.
PostaJob.com ($13,500) - this came with Yahoo!’s acquisition of HotJobs.com.
RecruitingHQ.com ($1,149) – Yahoo! picked this up when it acquired college sports network Rivals.com
Tesserae.com ($707) – this domain goes way back into the early part of GoTo.com, which later became Overture and was acquired by Yahoo!.
Vivas.com ($10,000) – Yahoo! acquired VivaSmart in 2000.
MaximumVisibility.com ($1,350) – I’m going to need to crowdsource an answer this one, as I can’t find much of a history for it. It would seem to be related to search engine placement.
(note: I grabbed the winning bids as best as I could, but let me know if you captured a different final price.)
Famous Four to handle sunrise, landrush, and premium sales through Sedo.
Sedo has announced its second big new top level domain name deal this week.
The company has signed an agreement with Famous Four Media, applicant for 57 new top level domain names, to help the company sell its domain names.
Sedo tells me this is an exclusive deal for all of Famous Four Media’s top level domains. It will include Sunrise and Landrush Auctions, as well as premium auctions and brokerage.
Of Famous Four’s new TLD bids, ten were uncontested from the beginning, including names such as .bid, .win, .men, and .loan. Some of the other domain names the company is going after include .basketball, .bingo, .wine, .music, and .movie. The company expects to launch .bid first.
Earlier this week Sedo announced a similar deal with Donuts. That deal is exclusive for sunrise auctions, but non-exclusive for other domains.