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Ridescout pays big bucks for shorter domain name and other end user domain name purchases.
The .app domain name is coming. Until then, many app makers have plugged “app” onto the end of their domain names when they can’t get the .com domain that matches their app name.
Does the domain name still matter for app makers? Yes, judging by RideScout’s 60,000 euro purchase of RideScout.com last week. The Austin maker of the RideScout app for finding the best transportation options has been using the domain name RideScoutApp.com.
Here are other end user purchases at Sedo over the past week.
Roomle.co.uk $850 – Roomle GmbH, which provides an app for floorplan and interior decorating design. It uses Roomle.com.
Cilia.co.uk 2,000 EUR – Melitta Zentralgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, maker of Cilia brand tea filters.
ThisChangesEverything.com $16,500 – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “This Changes Everything” appears to be a slogan related to one or more of its new cruise liners.
Fitfluence.com $995 – Los Angeles company FITfluence, which is some sort of fitness/health company.
Mifi.us $2,000 – Novatel Wireless, Inc. Novatel actually has a trademark on the term “mifi”, which I assumed was a generic term for personal hotspots.
MyLudus.com $2,195 – myLudus, Inc, a New Hampshire company. The email address on the domain leads back to a tech company.
QueCrees.com $6,000 Spanish-language network Univision. “Que Crees” means “What do you think?”
MovetoCloud.com $2,895 – research giant Gartner, which sells a lot of cloud advice.
Orbitg.com $999 – CitizenHawk acquired this domain name on behalf of Orbitz.
FinishLien.com $900 – another CitizenHawk transaction, this one on behalf of FinishLine.com.
GoToWebnar.com $1,200 – and yet another CitizenHawk acquisition, for client Citrix.
ItsaFineLine.com $1,895 – Creative Media Alliance in Seattle bought this domain name. It appears to be for a motorcycle safety campaign.
LeTypographe.com $2,000 – Brussels stationery maker Le Tyopgraphe. It uses the domain name typographe.be.
Parrys.com $1,301 – Parrys Property, a UK real estate firm.
Bamiao.com $15,000 – From what I can tell, this domain was purchased by Samsung’s Cheil Industries, a chemical affiliate of Samsung.
HBfit.com 1,500 GBP – the HB is short for Hannah Bronfman, a DJ and model from New York.
Texzon.com $5,100 – Texzon Utilities, which acts as a middleman between utilities and customers. They’ve been using the matching .net domain name.
Qkids.com $8,000 – Qello, which offers streaming of concerts and music documentaries.
TheDaisyFoundation.com $2,244 – Lazy Daisy Ltd, which provides birthing classes.
NASCAR among end users buying domain names last week.
Sedo sold $1.1 million worth of domain names last week, including one to NASCAR. Details of these end user domain name sales are below.
Creon.co.uk $1,500 – Abbott Laboratories, maker of Creon, a pill that aids digestion.
QuartetMedicine.com $850 – This domain was registered by the owner of QuartetMed.com, yet that domain appears to be suspended at Register.com.
Mohls.com $1,995 – CitizenHawk acquired this typo domain name on behalf of Kohl’s Department Store. M touches K on the keyboard.
DustmiteAllergySymptoms.com $999 – Dubai cleaning/sanitizing company SaniService.
TravelArkansas.com $750 – Arkansas Dept. of Parks and Tourism
SourceTree.com $4,000 – Australian company Atlassian Pty Ltd creates tools for software developers, including a Git and Mercurial desktop client for developers called SourceTree.
Brilliant.us $750 – Technology company Brilliant, which owns the brilliant domain name Brilliant.com.
GloriaTV.com $777 – the owner of Gloria.tv, a Catholic video site. Smart buy.
MarketWall.com $1,495 – Financial site Stock-Wall.com, which has a section of its website labeled “Market Wall”. The company doesn’t own StockWall.com.
mBet.com 9,000 GBP – software development company Panbet Curacao NV.
ArtCubed.com $1,500 – Art Hung, an art installation and picture hanging service.
AccelerationNation.com $2,500 – NASCAR
Motorsports24.com $3,250 – LiveSport Media Ltd. in Malta.
Shell buys a .IN, liquor company buys a .club.
Shell Oil is among the big companies that bought domain names last week at Sedo.
Chat.fr and Chat.de 99,999 EUR and 65,000 EUR – I’m not sure if I should clasify these as under user purchases because the buyer is domain investor Xedoc. However, I imagine the domains were purchased with a website plan in mind.
Faculty.co.uk 999 GBP – A company in London called Faculty Design.
VSV.ch 980 EUR – (Verband des Schweizerischen Versandhandels), a Swiss mail order/e-commerce company. This domain sure beat vsv-versandhandel.ch!
Secura.at 799 EUR – Secura GmbH, a liability insurance company.
Havana.club $8,000 – Liquor company Pernod Ricard, which sells the Havana Club brand of rum.
CornishGems.co.uk $1,750 – UK vacation home company Cornish Gems Ltd. It forwards this domain name to CornishGems.com.
CharityBank.com – $1,249 UK Charity Bank, which operates at CharityBank.org.
TTCO.net $1,900 – Mexican telecom company Transtelco.
CoBrowser.com $6,600 – Live chat and support company CoBrowser.net BV, which obviously owns the matching .net domain name.
Shell.in $1,500 – Oil company Shell.
TeamTrust.com $8,000 – the domain name is registered to Team Trust, LLC, but the email address is for StatDoc, an emergency medicine consulting firm. They appear to be owned by the same person.
PeakDesign.com $8,895 – Peak Design, a San Francisco camera accessories company. It upgraded its domain name from PeakDesignLTD.com.
WindscreenWipers.com 800 GBP – Wiper Blades Ltd, which operates the only store WiperBlades.co.uk.
PKMM.com $2,000 – Government services supplier PKMM Incorporated. This domain name is a nice improvement over PKMMinc.com.
State Street and LivePerson among domain name buyers.
Sedo sold 632 domain names last week for a total of $1.7 million. Their highest reported sale was just $25,100, which means there were one or more big ticket sales that were confidential.
Here are some of the domain names that were purchased by end users.
EasyBook.com 13,500 EUR – EasiBook, a bus ticketing company in Singapore & Malaysia, wisely bought the “correct” spelling.
NewYorkCity.ch 1,250 EUR – New York Media Group B.V. in Netherlands. This company has purchased other ccTLDs on Sedo. I suspect it’s also the buyer of NewYorkCity.nl for 1,500 EUR.
SSgx.com $2,000 – Financial services firm State Street.
GMC.co.uk 7,725 GBP – General Medical Counsel in the UK.
LivePerson.com.au $10,000 – online support company LivePerson, Inc.
HelenMarlen.com $1,000 – Helen Marlen group, which uses Helen-Marlen.com. As best I can tell, this is a Russian fashion accessories company.
ChopMyRate.com $800 – Howden & Associates Insurance Agency in Orlando.
Smart-Magazine.com 4,025 EUR – Automotive company Daimler, which produces the Smart Car.
MXoil.com 1,500 GBP – The domain was registered by Cornhill Capital, Ltd, which I believe owns or has an equity stake in MXOil.
BioPharmaServices.com $2,500 – Pharmaceutical studies company Bio Pharma Services Inc, which uses the matching .CA domain name.
MomCommerce.com $2,499 – Trinity Road, seller of religion-themed products.
NaturePics.com $849 – New Zealand nature photographyer Rob L. Suisted. He owns NaturesPic.com.
Sedo reports on its domain aftermarket sales so far this year.
Sedo released its market report for the first half of 2014 today.
The company sold about $17 million worth of domain names in the second quarter, down slightly from $19 million in Q1. In the second quarter is sold 7,453 domains, down from 8,763 in the first quarter.
One interesting item of note: Sedo sold a second level domain in a new TLD for $100,000.
The name is confidential, but that bests the luxury.estate sale of $50,000.
Buy Now sales are quickly becoming the bulk of sales. They accounted for 49% over the first half of the year. Negotiated sales accounted for 31% of the total.
The median price of sales on Sedo’s platform was $616.
You can view the market study infographic here.