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A lawyer, shirt company and calendar program bought new domain names.
Sedo sold 582 domain names for a total of $1.3 million last week. Here are 15 domain names that were sold to end users. You can see more end user sales lists here.
TeamShirt.com $23,000 – Shirt seller Spreadshirt. They recently paid $89,000 for the plural version TeamShirts.com.
LaptopScreen.co.uk $13,600 – Laptop Screen International Inc in Vancouver.
Blue-Group.co.uk 840 GBP – Blue Machinery Spares Ltd in Cheshire, UK.
Get-Wise.com $1,795 – a CSC client.
YearoftheBrain.com $1,995 – Lundbeck, a company supporting this initiative.
Peel.in $3,500 – Peel.com owner Peel Technologies.
AroraGroup.com $5,000 – The Arora Group, Inc., a healthcare staffing company that has been using AroraGroup.biz.
Clios.com $4,000 – CLIO Awards, which are annual awards for advertising.
Geneba.com $7,000 – Geneba Properties in Amsterdam.
DarlingIngredients.com $1,014 – Darling International, Inc., a diversified products company focused on sustainability.
CounselPro.com $1,500 – Document drafting company WealthCounsel, LLC.
PartyHunters.com $2,000 – “Nightlife community” Party Hunter, which uses the singular version PartyHunter.com.
Jorte.com $2,400 – Calendar service Jorte, which is hosted at Jorte.co.jp.
BenchmarkApartments.com $5,000 – Benchmark Management Corporation, an apartment manager.
TexasBankruptcy.com $2,500 – Michigan bankruptcy law firm Moran Law.
Auction at Sedo closes with 15 domain names meeting their reserve.
The .Club Winter Olympics-themed auction on Sedo has closed with 15 domain names selling.
Most of the domain names had reserves near the low end of their reserve ranges, putting them within reach of bidders.
The top sale was IceHockey.club for $2,000.
The two domains with reserves $5,000 and up didn’t get close to their reserves. Snowboarding.club closed at $1,000, below its $5k-$10k range. Skiing.club closed at $1,200, below its $10k-$25k range.
Here’s a complete list of the sales:
Auction has bidders but no domains have hit their reserve yet.
The Olympic-themed .Club domain name auction going on at Sedo ends on Wednesday. So far no domain names have hit their reserve price.
I think there are three reasons that no domains have hit their reserves so far.
1. If you’re going to bid to win, you wait until the last minute. You wouldn’t bid up the price a day in advance.
2. The auction has special requirements. Because the .Club sunrise period just began, if you win a domain now it could be taken back in sunrise. It can also be taken back due to name collisions. These are unlikely scenarios, but it means you have to fill out a separate bidder agreement. Adding friction to the bidding process reduces the number of bidders. It certainly makes it difficult to bid if you learn about the auction late.
3. Some of the reserves are rather high. Very few domains in any new extension will sell for more than $1,000. If .club takes off then domains like Snowboard.club and Skate.club might be worth more than a grand. But making that bet now is very risky unless you have definite plans to build out the domain. (Note: most domains have a reserve below $1,000.)
Some big companies bought domain names on Sedo last week.
Sedo sold $1.8 million worth of domain names last week. Here are some purchases by end users.
(You can see previous end user sales reports here.)
AEO.pl €744 – clothing company American Eagle
Towelie.com €2,999 – Viacom. This is the name of an episode of Southpark, and a character in the episode.
AccidentSolicitors.com £1,625 GBP – The same company behind LegalBrokers.co.uk
UnitedPrint.pl €1,199 – UnitedPrint.com SE
HotTubTimeMachine.com $998 – Paramount Pictures for the popular(?) movie.
Omega-3.cn $1,000 – EnergyBalance.com, a nutrition company
miads.com $4,140 – a Mark Monitor client
SFP.ch €3,200 – Swiss Finance & Property AG
Taboola.fr $1,000 – content advertising company Tabooloa
IXquick.org $750 – IXquick.com, which bills itself as a “private” search engine
PowerHeartaed.com $820 – Global Med Industries, which sells heart defibrillators
RustbeltReclamation.com $1,800 – Reclaimed Cleveland, which takes items headed for the landfill and turns them into furniture.
HotelAlexis.com $1,000 – Kimpton Hotels
MYNM.com $7,900 – Nieman Marcus. I hope they paid cash or with their Amex.
ToryBlog.com $2,495- Fashion designer Tory Burch
ForTheLoveofCheese.com $8,000 – Kraft
Keepitonehundred.com $1,500 – CTS TV, a Canadian broadcaster. Not sure what it’s for, but 100 Huntley Street is a popular talk show it airs.
Collateral.org $8,500 – Isle of Man Bullion Ltd
JNBank.com $9,999 – Jamaica National Building Society
CharlotteBiz.com $2,388 – Galles Communications Group, Inc., which operates GreaterCharlotteBiz.com
KitchenHotline.com $1,250 – The Kitchen Hot Line dropped the ‘the’ from its domain name.
ButaneHashOil.com $2,295 – WeedMaps.com
AGS.us $888 – Autogroup Services in Forth Worth
EasyMortgages.com $10,000 – Easyhome Ltd in Toronto
Sedo releases 2013 sales data.
Sedo published an infographic today highlighting its sales results from 2013.
Here are some notable facts:
* The company sold 37,241 domain names for a total of $70.5 million
* 53% of sales were .com, followed by .de with 15%. 167 different TLDs were traded on Sedo last year.
* The median sales price was $577, with 87% of sales for $2,500 or less. Just 3% of sales were for over $10,000.
* 36% of buyers were in the U.S. and 21% in Germany. No other country accounted for more than 10% of purchases.
* Sales volume decreased each quarter. Dollar wise, sales dropped every quarter except for Q3, which was buoyed by a large undisclosed sale. The total amount transacted in 2013 was higher than 2012.
* 44% of sales were “buy now” and 36% were through negotiation. 11% were auction sales, 4% brokerage, and 5% escrow only.