Domain Name Wire’s end user domain sales report.
It’s difficult to compile the end user sales report while traveling. It requires bulk whois lookups, yet many registrars rate limit how many whois searches you can run within a time period. When I’m in the office I have a whitelisted IP for lookups at the largest registrar. But when I’m out of the office a lot of whois searches are blocked.
Why does this matter to you? Well, I’ve been out of the office for a couple weeks. I did an end user sales report shortly after I left, but because of lookup complications I missed a lot of sales.
So this report has not only last week’s reported sales but also some from the previous week. Enjoy.
Nature America Inc., owner of Nature.com and a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited, bought NatureIndex.com for $2,088
National Association of Bartenders picked up the $2,609 tab for Bartend.org.
Here’s a lesson in picking the right domain name to start. SportsRantz.com has purchased SportsRants.com for $1,415. Read more here.
Sandwich company Landshire picked up HotDeli.com for $2,000.
Professional employer organization (PEO) Trinet bought Trinet.net for $5,000. It already owns Trinet.com.
Earthserver decided to protect EarthServerS.com for $2,388.
K-12 Teachers Alliance, which owns TeachHub.com, bought HubShop.com for $3,800.
Another “going global” move: The owner of AdaptiveLab.co.uk bought AdaptiveLab.com for $1,288.
360 Blue, LLC shortened its domain name from 360BlueProperties.com to 360Blue.com for $3,200.
Entrepreneur James Burnes paid $1,100 for PatentStatus.com for his new company.
Talk about an upgrade: the owner of MyBetterFit.net dropped the ‘my’ and changed to .com in one fell swoop with BetterFit.com for $1,500.
Applied Thermal Systems upgraded its domain name from applied-thermal.com to AppliedThermal.com for $3,200.
Cleaning Services Group paid $1,595 for CSGInc.com.
Great Britain’s Subexotic Records bought up Subtracks.com for $1,000.
The group behind ChurchProject.org picked up the equivalent .com for $4,488.
New York entrepreneur site TrueNYC has purchased LearnTeach.com for $2,088 and Teachem.com for $2,044.
Remember my observation about .com.au domains? The registrant of TermiteSolutions.com.au just bought TermiteSolutions.com for $2,691.
Carmel Baptist Church paid $1,388 for CarmelChurch.com.
Hydro-Spy.com dropped the hyphen for $1,795.
America’s Cup bought AmericaCup.com (note “America” without the ‘s’) for $1,500.
Did Facebook buy WorldHack.com for $5,000? Facebook has a new conference called World Hack, and the nameservers for the domain now shows ns1.facebook.com et al. But the whois switched from Sedo’s escrow to a domain privacy service. I don’t know why Facebook would protect the whois, so I’m suspicious.
Jobs service Digital Recruitment Limited bought JobsinMiddlesbrough.co.uk for 1,000 GBP and JobsDirect.co.uk for 9,500 GBP.
Edible Arrangements, which recently bought Edible.com, also bought Edible.ca for $10,500.
Sports picks site Tipping.it wisely purchased TippingIt.com for $800.
Health care site network Everyday Health bought EarnedIt.com for $10,000 and BetterEats.com for $2,195.
Microsoft bought StationQ.com for $825. Station Q is a Microsoft research group working on topological quantum computing.
Palo Alto law firm Carr & Ferrell, LLP bought StartHerUp.com for $850. Maybe for a client?
Austin real estate agent Joyce Stephen bought AustinHousing.com for $1,000.
Deal flow management startup Bison Alternatives bought Bison.co for 1,800 GBP.