Many end user domain purchases this past week were for “matching” domains.
What strikes me about the latest list of end user domain name sales taking place at Sedo is the number of companies that are buying “matching” domains. They own a ccTLD and want the .com, or they own a .com and want the “hacked” version of a new TLD (e.g. the owner of EnglishClub.com buying English.club.) In some cases the buyers might look at these purchases as defensive plays. Others might look at it as upgrading.
CIN.com $55,000 – Corporação Industrial do Norte, a Portuguese company that is the Iberian market leader for paint & coating products. Its web address is CIN.pt.
SharpMind.com $25,000 – Online games company kraisoft.com.
BestCardBuy.co.uk 1,500 EUR – BestCarBuy S.r.l. of Italy.
Soply.com $1,000 – Social media company Soply, which uses Soply.it for its web address.
English.club $17,500 – English language instruction company EnglishClub, which uses EnglishClub.com for its web site.
Neptune.club $1,500 – Ultimate Gaming Europe AB. They have an online casino called Neptune.
TNSinc.com $2,000 – Telecom Network Solutions Inc. in Georgia, which uses the matching .org domain for its website.
BoughtIn.com $2,595 – Marketing automation company HubSpot. It has purchased several domains in the aftermarket.
Scout.ventures $1,000 – New York venture capital firm Scout Ventures. They use ScoutVentures.com for their website.
MaxMoney.com $9,900 – Max Money Sdn Bhd in Malaysia. It uses the matching .my domain.
ISA-design.com 1,500 EUR – ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier, an architectural design firm.
Consector.com 5,000 EUR – Consector AB in Sweden. It owns the matching .se domain name.
PortCoquitlamHomes.com $3,788 – A British Columbia realtor. Port Coquitlam is a city in British Colombia.