NameMedia sells Claim.com for $80,000.
NameMedia, parent company of BuyDomains and Afternic, has completed the sale of Claim.com for $80,000. The buyer is unknown but appears to have used domain financing service Domain Capital to complete the transaction.
Claim.com was just one of over 400 reported domain names NameMedia sold last week. Many of the domain names the company sells are subject to non-disclosure agreements, so the total sales numbers are much higher. For example, the company recently sold a domain for $750,000 and just last week sold one for over $200,000.
What’s interesting about NameMedia’s sales is that they are a time capsule for what’s going on in the world. For example, last week the company sold Weatherize.com for $6,688. Home weatherization is part of the United States stimulus package. Another sale was SmokeBan.com for $2,788. As smoking bans permeate across the United States and world, this domain was probably picked up by someone on one side of the issue. Or how about FiscalResponsibility.com for $2,300? We could sure use some of that these days.
The company sells mostly to end users for a median price of $1,200. Here are some of this week’s NameMedia sales that caught my attention: