Ridescout pays big bucks for shorter domain name and other end user domain name purchases.
The .app domain name is coming. Until then, many app makers have plugged “app” onto the end of their domain names when they can’t get the .com domain that matches their app name.
Does the domain name still matter for app makers? Yes, judging by RideScout’s 60,000 euro purchase of RideScout.com last week. The Austin maker of the RideScout app for finding the best transportation options has been using the domain name RideScoutApp.com.
Here are other end user purchases at Sedo over the past week.
Roomle.co.uk $850 – Roomle GmbH, which provides an app for floorplan and interior decorating design. It uses Roomle.com.
Cilia.co.uk 2,000 EUR – Melitta Zentralgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, maker of Cilia brand tea filters.
ThisChangesEverything.com $16,500 – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “This Changes Everything” appears to be a slogan related to one or more of its new cruise liners.
Fitfluence.com $995 – Los Angeles company FITfluence, which is some sort of fitness/health company.
Mifi.us $2,000 – Novatel Wireless, Inc. Novatel actually has a trademark on the term “mifi”, which I assumed was a generic term for personal hotspots.
MyLudus.com $2,195 – myLudus, Inc, a New Hampshire company. The email address on the domain leads back to a tech company.
QueCrees.com $6,000 Spanish-language network Univision. “Que Crees” means “What do you think?”
MovetoCloud.com $2,895 – research giant Gartner, which sells a lot of cloud advice.
Orbitg.com $999 – CitizenHawk acquired this domain name on behalf of Orbitz.
FinishLien.com $900 – another CitizenHawk transaction, this one on behalf of FinishLine.com.
GoToWebnar.com $1,200 – and yet another CitizenHawk acquisition, for client Citrix.
ItsaFineLine.com $1,895 – Creative Media Alliance in Seattle bought this domain name. It appears to be for a motorcycle safety campaign.
LeTypographe.com $2,000 – Brussels stationery maker Le Tyopgraphe. It uses the domain name typographe.be.
Parrys.com $1,301 – Parrys Property, a UK real estate firm.
Bamiao.com $15,000 – From what I can tell, this domain was purchased by Samsung’s Cheil Industries, a chemical affiliate of Samsung.
HBfit.com 1,500 GBP – the HB is short for Hannah Bronfman, a DJ and model from New York.
Texzon.com $5,100 – Texzon Utilities, which acts as a middleman between utilities and customers. They’ve been using the matching .net domain name.
Qkids.com $8,000 – Qello, which offers streaming of concerts and music documentaries.
TheDaisyFoundation.com $2,244 – Lazy Daisy Ltd, which provides birthing classes.