NBA team with team salary of $88 million buys a domain for $1,358.
Last week’s end user domain sales report is a week late because I was traveling this week.
Two sports domains traded hands this week at stunningly low prices given who the buyers were. Major League Baseball paid just $900 for TopOfTheOrder.com and while the Miami Heat paid just $1,358 for TheHeatStore.com.
TheHeatStore.com isn’t a great domain, so it wasn’t necessarily worth more. It’s possible a heating and cooling company would have bought it. But would they have paid more than the Heat? I’m not sure.
As for TopOfTheOrder.com, I could see a handful of gaming companies paying well more than $900 for it.
Would MLB have paid more? Probably. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the domain is worth more on the open market.
On another note, when it comes to potential buyers for your domains and how much they’re worth, I’d pay close attention to which ccTLDs of your second level domain are registered. Most people and appraisal algorithms consider if .net and .org domains are registered. But I keep seeing .com domains sell to the holder of the equivalent .co.uk, .com.au, and .ca domain. I’d pay close attention before selling a domain.
Vytek laser, which sells laser engraving systems and a fiber cutting system, bought FiberCut.com for $1,198.
Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC) bought MSCWorld.com for $4,488.
Golazo Entertainment SRL, owner of Voicebook.net, bought VoiceClub.com for $2,000.
Customs brokers and freight forwarding company Western Overseas paid $2,350 for ColumbiaDistribution.com. (Intriguingly, ColOmbiaDistribution.com is available for registration.)
Copyblogger Media LLC might be adding a new product to its stable. It bought AllImpact.com for $1,895.
Russell Investments owns the domain name Russell.com, but just added RussellConnect.com for $1,688.
The owner of Forus.coop bought ForUsAll.com for $1,800. Forus.coop has a coming soon page for a retirement planning site.
Landscaper Professional Landcare Network bought LoveYourLandscape.com for $1,688.
Deals site DealChicken bought SimplyGifted.com for $4,477.
Dorsett Hospitality International Services Limited paid $2,588 for Dcollection.com.
Hearst Magazines UK bought TopBreaks.com for $1,620.
Compliance services company Affiliate Monitors, Inc bought IndependentMonitoring.com for $1,288.
The owner of TrendFinancial.ca went global with TrendFinancial.com at $1,536.
The massage table company that owns PortTable.com.au bought PortTable.com for $1,200.
Jason Davis, whom I’ve written about many times, bought RecruitingAgencies.com for $1,200.
Elite Floor Design in Georgia bought EliteFlooring.com for $2,500. It owns EliteFloor.com.
Dallas personal injury lawyers Godsey Martin, who own the clever domain name IJustGotHit.com, bought GetJusticeNow.com for $2,688.
Film production company Medient upgraded from Medient.in to Medient.com for $3,000.
Classic Ceilings, a company that sells tin ceiling panels, bought ArchitecturalDecor.com for $1,000.
The Miami Heat bought TheHeatStore.com for $1,358.
Healthcare technology company AirStrip Technologies bought AirStrip.net for $2,688 and .org for $5,588. Airstrip.com is owned by a different company.
United Theological Seminary picked up MastersofDivinity.com for $1,200.
Charter school management company Discovery Schools bought FloridaCharter.com for $4,180. I think part of the reason for the price was that a number of different companies can use this domain, such as a fishing boat charter.
The owner of Sourcing-Agents.com dropped the hyphen for $1,000.
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas bought SecureConnect.org for $1,588.
A CSC Corporate Domains client bought Queue.me for $3,000 and Vue.me for $4,000.
Promotion products company C&E Specialties paid $2,500 for SmartFlag.com.
EQO Communications shelled out $8,000 for EQO.com. I’m a bit confused on this one; the buyer seems to have been using the domain previously? And now it forwards to a stationery store?
Major League Baseball bought TopOfTheOrder.com for $900.
White pages site Spokeo bought FamilyMe.com for 1,000 EUR.
The owner of Shareology.co.uk, which appears to be coming soon, bought PerfectShare.com for $5,000.
Freight service company Mike Campbell Associates — aka MCA Logistics — bought MCACorp.com for $799.
Business software company MoneySoft, Inc. spent $1,000 on BusinessValuationSoftware.com.
Business telecom company Excite Telecom Inc paid $4,500 for Calling.net.
Lol, while all you at afternic, are pricing your price requests high, they are selling from right under you, they need to keep turning inventory to keep the lights on.
Some of those sales are giving names away, shameful.
Andrew Allemann says
@ Ron – right, because The Heat really wanted TheBullsStore.com, but Afternic convinced them to buy TheHeatStore.com instead.
Makes perfect sense.
Given the prodigious talent of this years’ R.O.Y…one wonders what MLB might pay for: 5 TOOL PLAYERS (?)