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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.
Good .co.uk domain names sell to end users who will be able to claim the matching .uk domains.
Sedo sold lots of good .co.uk domain names last week. I suspect this is because of the launch of second level .uk domain names. Owners of .co.uk domain names have first rights on the matching .uk domain name, and there’s been a lot of interest in the UK.
WorksForMe.co.uk 2,200 GBP – Creative/marketing firm Thinkology Limited bought the domain, but it appears to be for a client or project. The site promotes some sort of internship program.
JapanMade.com $7,000 – AOS Technologies, which offers data recovery and eDiscovery services.
Cosmic.co.uk 1,375 GBP – Cosmic Recruitment Limited in the UK.
Cavom.de 1,300 EUR – Novagraaf, and intellectual property company. The domain was registered for one of its clients.
Paint.co.uk 7,500 GBP – C. Brewer Sons Ltd, a UK paint company.
MedCenter.ch 850 EUR – MedCenter AG in Switzerland.
Vials.co.uk 795 GBP – Discount Lab Supplies in London. They obviously sell vials.
SSLStore.co.uk 777 GBP- Net Security Ltd in the UK.
IRG.co.uk 2,750 GBP – Insight Retail Group Ltd bought its acronym.
BestBonuses.com $2,000 – Jackpot Gaming Ltd. in London.
Rosbif.com 2,500 EUR – the owner of Rosbif.co.uk.
Gavi.org $3,999 – GAVI Alliance, an immunization advocacy group. They use GaviAlliance.org for their web address.
BoppyHood.com $1,695 – The Boppy Company, LLC, which sells popular baby products. They already own Boppy.com.
Mango.co $2,500 – Mango Software Inc. in Montreal.
TapeDispensers.com $1,999 – Glory Formosa Co., Ltd., which already owns TapeDispenser.com. Guess what they sell?
ShadowKings.net $9,000 – Good Game Studios, maker of the Shadow Kings game.
Analytical.net $1,500 – Analytical Technologies. They uses Analytical-Tech.com for their website.
Domain name registrars would see good results from a marketing push similar to this.
Sedo just sent out a marketing pitch to people that have listed domains for sale with “club” in them in the past.
The subject line was “Did you try selling [something]club.com? Invest in THESE names now”, with a pitch for investing in .club domains. You can see the marketing email below.
I’m surprised that I haven’t seen more of this from domain name registrars. Registrars are doing blanket marketing of new TLDs to their entire customer base, but I haven’t seen this sort of targeted marketing.
Why aren’t registrars emailing owners of domains with “club” in them and suggesting the matching .club domains?
Sure, it would take a little work. They would need to scrub for availability and do some mail merging. But I suspect the sell rate would be quite high.
Registrars may be wary of bombarding their clients, but I think they could do this is a smart and limited manner. Registrars and registries would benefit.
Many end user domain purchases this past week were for “matching” domains.
What strikes me about the latest list of end user domain name sales taking place at Sedo is the number of companies that are buying “matching” domains. They own a ccTLD and want the .com, or they own a .com and want the “hacked” version of a new TLD (e.g. the owner of EnglishClub.com buying English.club.) In some cases the buyers might look at these purchases as defensive plays. Others might look at it as upgrading.
CIN.com $55,000 – Corporação Industrial do Norte, a Portuguese company that is the Iberian market leader for paint & coating products. Its web address is CIN.pt.
SharpMind.com $25,000 – Online games company kraisoft.com.
BestCardBuy.co.uk 1,500 EUR – BestCarBuy S.r.l. of Italy.
Soply.com $1,000 – Social media company Soply, which uses Soply.it for its web address.
English.club $17,500 – English language instruction company EnglishClub, which uses EnglishClub.com for its web site.
Neptune.club $1,500 – Ultimate Gaming Europe AB. They have an online casino called Neptune.
TNSinc.com $2,000 – Telecom Network Solutions Inc. in Georgia, which uses the matching .org domain for its website.
BoughtIn.com $2,595 – Marketing automation company HubSpot. It has purchased several domains in the aftermarket.
Scout.ventures $1,000 – New York venture capital firm Scout Ventures. They use ScoutVentures.com for their website.
MaxMoney.com $9,900 – Max Money Sdn Bhd in Malaysia. It uses the matching .my domain.
ISA-design.com 1,500 EUR – ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier, an architectural design firm.
Consector.com 5,000 EUR – Consector AB in Sweden. It owns the matching .se domain name.
PortCoquitlamHomes.com $3,788 – A British Columbia realtor. Port Coquitlam is a city in British Colombia.
Catering company goes clubbing.
Sedo’s top sale last week was MM.com at $1.2 million. But it’s not an end user sale. It appears to have been purchased by the owners of Chinese domain marketplace 4.cn.
Instead, this week’s top end user sale honors go to a new TLD. .Club sold Eat.Club $20,000 to employee meal catering company Eat Club, which has been using the domain name MyEatClub.com. I have to assume they tried to acquire EatClub.com as well. Was it more than $20k?
Here are other end user sales from Sedo last week. You can view previous lists like this here.
Oh, and if you’d like to learn how to sell your domain names on Sedo just like these, download this report.
nCrowd.co.uk 1,478 GBP- nCrowd, LTD, a daily deals site.
Gibbons.co.uk 1,295 GBP – Gibbons Engineering Group Ltd, a UK company that has been using GibbonsGroup.co.uk for its website.
FiveSquid.co.uk 1,500 GBP – FiveSquids Ltd, a site that let’s you hire people for tasks for 5 pounds. In other words, just like Fiverr. They use FiveSquids.co.uk.
LaserMD.ca $700 – Total Cornea Lasik Inc. in Montreal.
Marcom.com $8,000 – Printable Technologies, Inc. They are in market as MarcomCentral, which they call “the premiere marketing asset management solution that empowers sales teams, partners, franchisees, distributors and other authorized users to produce and use in the field customized yet compliant marketing pieces.” Their website is at the longer MarcomCentral.com. I think they got a good deal given that MarCom stands for Marketing Communications, a job title.
BabyGP.com $1,195 – CitizenHawk acquired this typo on behalf of clothing company Gap.
Unburn.com $800 – Water-Jel technologies, seller of burn treatment aids.
RiskPlaza.com 2,380 EUR – Riskplaza B.V., a food safety company that uses RiskPlaza.nl for its website.
Speak.biz $1,000 – Speak!, a “brand innovation” company. It has been using the domain SpeakDesign.com.
Impact21.com $3,411 – Convenience store consulting firm Impact 21 Group, LLC. It’s shortening its domain name from Impact21Group.com.
Teldta.net $2,000 – Telephone and Data Systems, Inc, owner of the matching .com. domain name.
PrinterServicing.com 1,000 GBP – IT Services (Grimsby) Ltd. in the UK.