Panasonic spends $37,000 on domain name for its ToughPad tablets.
GoDaddy and Afternic sold $1.65 million worth of domain names the week before last, including the $37,000 sale of ToughPad.com to Panasonic.
Before jumping into the end user sales list, I’ll make a couple observations:
1. It seems lately I’ve been seeing handful of rehab/drug abuse end user sales on the list each week. You might want to look into these types of domain names.
2. BrandLicensing.com was the steal of the week at only $5,000.
OK, on to the list…
ToughPad.com $37,000 – Electronics giant Panasonic, seller of the ToughBook and Toughpad rugged computing devices. The domain was previously owned by a pet pharmacy company that sold a product for toughening pets’ paw pads.
HealthJobCentral.com $2,800 – AMI Healthcare, Inc, a healthcare company outside of Boston.
NewCricket.com $2,300 – a CSC client, most likely Cricket Communications/LEAP Wireless, which is being acquired by AT&T.
VirtualRecall.com $1,495 – Virtual Recall, a communications company for veterinarians that owns VirtualRecall.co.uk.
ExpoManager.com $2,588 – Magazine Manager, a company that sells software for managing magazine and newspaper businesses. I suspect they’re working on similar software for expos/trade conferences.
ThinkBigMedia.com $1,400 – New York company Think Big Media, which has been using ThinkBigMediaInc.com for its web address.
GopherGuys.com $1,000 – Southern California extermination firm Rodent Guys.
EducationNext.com $3,100 – Education Next, an education journal published out of Harvard. They use the matching .org.
CurtisTrailer.com $1,620 – Curtis Trailers, Inc. in Portland Oregon. They use the plural version CurtisTrailers.com.
BrandLicensing.com $5,000 – Global Icons, a brand licensing firm, bought the category killer domain a great price. They may have also bought BrandLicensingAgency.com for $1,477 (the whois on that domain hasn’t been updated.)
OrlandoTicketStore.com $1,300 – Resort Partners, a travel agency.
SoutheastBroadband.com $1,111 – UK boradband provider that also owns CarnsoreBroadband.com.
AcceleratedRecovery.com $1,250 – Alcohol abuse treatment provider Accelerated Recovery Centers.
EverShield.com $1,990 – Ultratech, which sells products for oil spill containment, stormwater management, and other related products. I assume EverShield will be the name of a new product.
Chairbot.com $2,500 – Wheelchair Cushion Sage, a site that sells wheelchair cushions.
RehabCenterReviews.com, BestRehabCenters.org, BestAddictionTreatments.com $5,000, $3,500, $4,000 – A Forever Recovery Rehabilitation Center in Battlecreek, Michigan.
AutoConnections.com $5,800 – Automotive Media Partners, LLC, which operates auto websites.
Intersped.com $2,000 – Logistics company Intersped Manolesos (UK) Limited, which owns Intersped.co.uk.
A29.com $3,900 – Acts 29, a religious group that owns A29.org.
RumCompany.com $3,000 – Island Company, a clothing company and store.
ConstructionDefects.org $3,000 – The Miller Law Firm, which may have bought it for its own use for lawsuits.