Companies that upgraded from a .cc domain name and a us.com (gasp!) domain name among those end users buying domain names last week.
Afternic and GoDaddy combined to sell $1.9 million worth of domain names last week. Here are some of the sales that were to end users. You can view previous end user sales lists here.
YouthfulBody.com $1,000 – a CSC client
Avus.com $10,807 – Avus Capital Ltd. in Bulgaria. It currently uses AvusCapital.com for its web address.
MobilitySmart.com $4,900 – A big upgrade for Mobility Smart in the UK, which has been using the domain name MobilitySmart.cc.
DesignRepublic.net $1,377 – Another company upgraded from a lowly domain (actually a third level domain): DesignRepublic.us.com.
CRPayments.com $1,500 – Online Central Reservations LTD, a hotel booking company. CR is short for “Central Reservations”.
NJII.com $2,488 – New Jersey Institute of Technology
Ilumity.com $1,250 – Career and brand consultants Ilumity Coaching
BloomBabies.com $2,489 – Bloom Community Midwives in Vancouver
ECBlends.com $9,760 – ECBlend, seller of e-cigarette liquids, bought the plural of its name.
Foxem.com $1,988 – the owner of Fox2h.Com
Cumul8.com $1,100 – Gener8 Digital Media Corp. in Vancouver
CapFunds.com $2,588 – Investment firm CCSD Funds
EdificeSolutions.com $1,500 – Staffing company Edifice Studio
BakeryDirect.com $2,000 – Candy Direct, Inc.
SelfPublishABook.com $4,000 – Self-publishing company Hillcrest Media Group
IntervalFunds.com $10,000 and StrategicIncomeFund.com $1,888 – RJL Wealth Management in San Diego
UniversityJewelry.com $1,200 – San Jose Custom Mfg., which sells university-themed jewelry
Kwench.com $4,800 – Kwench Library Solutions Pvt Ltd in India, which owns the matching .in
GutterBoys.com $4,750 – The Gutter Boys in Ohio dropped the the from TheGutterBoys.com
Very interesting! Just tells me a short .com domain name is the best choice.