Movie studio buys probable film name and other big names make domain name purchases.
It was a great week for end user domain sales at Afternic.
Starting things off, Universal Studios bought PrepareforBattle.com for $1,688. I can’t find information about a movie it plans to release by this name, but you can bet your money on it.
Another notable sale was McDonald’s purchase of MCIN.com for $3,373. I didn’t realize the company also owns MCD.com. It apparently only uses that for corporate email right now.
With the World Series in full swing (go Cards!) bat maker Louisville Slugger bought SweetestSpot.com for $2,500. The company is branding around the “Sweetest Spots” for its bats.
Here’s an interesting registration from Teleractive. The company owns Zoove, which offers vanity “Star Star” numbers. In other words **something that can be dialed from your mobile phone. It paid $1,595 to buy PoundPound.com, which perhaps is another way to offer these vanity numbers.
Another interesting end user buy comes courtesy of Buzz All Stars. The company plans to launch a social gaming system for live sports. It owns BuzzAllStars.com and purchased BuzzBaseball.com for $2,710.
Vacation rental site AmericanSnowbird.com bought SnowBirdRentals.com for $3,000.
Russell Tarleton bought PatentRegistry.com for $2,188. A Google search for the name brings up a number of an Intellectual Property attorney in Seattle.
Teofila Logistics LLC bought Teofila.com for $1,500.
UK based First Option Solutions Limited, which creates “bespoke” software, bought BespokeSoftware.com for $8,800.
The University of Tulsa Law School (or someone who goes there) bought TheBillofRights.org for $1,200.
Ave23.com bought 23rd.com for $14,300. This is an interesting site. Here’s how they describe it:
Every day, the AVE23 community uploads tens of thousands of the latest looks, from the hottest parties in New York to the streets of London and the runways of Paris and Milan. Our Fashion Hunters also work around the clock capturing the latest images of trend-setting celebrities, models and anyone cool.
Simply choose the look you want and with our proprietary technology, we will find you the most visually products from our database of hundreds of millions of images, which is updated daily just for you.
23rd.com is much better than Ave23.com as a name.
Software company coolOrange upgraded from CoolOrange.net to CoolOrange.com for $1,700.
Embrace Home Loans bought EmbraceSimplicity.com for $1,288. It already owns EmbraceHomeLoans.com.
Mind Matters Technologies, which owns US-MindMatters.com, bought MindMatters.net for $1,688.
Investment immigration consulting and brokerage agency MICON bought NothingButSavings.com for $1,250.
Here are some other quick hits:
U-Turn Vending Machines bought HealthyCravings.com for $1,941.
Best Rate Insurance bought MyDrivingRecord.com for $1,219.
Annuity Think Tank bought PrivatePensionPlan.com for $1,488.
Alliance Auto Body Parts Inc bought AllianceAuto.com for $1,250.
Service Management S.A. bought SManagement.com for $1,100.
Standard Marine & Ship Repair, Inc. bought StandardMarine.com for $3,321.