Here are 36 domain names sold at Sedo recently that were acquired by end users.
Sedo had another strong batch of sales last week: 12 spanning $10k – $18k and another 4 ranging from $35k all the way up to $150k. Most of the big-ticket items couldn’t be pinned down conclusively – either because the domains are unused and under privacy or because the transfers remain incomplete. One $60k purchase – Employer.com – can be ascribed to a domain investor, but I haven’t yet asked him whether he intends to develop a website.
36 end users, though, I have tracked down. As with last week’s article, this list is a mixture of newly reported sales and domains that only just emerged from escrow.
AffordableMagic.com (€3900) – now belongs to AffordableTours.com.
AltHotel.com ($2500) – Groupe Germain Hospitalité runs a number of Canadian hotels, some of which it describes as “Alt Hotels”.
AxInter.com ($2000) – DipCon, a Swedish brand protection firm, grabbed this domain for Axel Johnson International, which is based at AxInter.se.
Bak.it (€781) – Munich-based Bakit helps companies do business in Eastern Europe. With no particular interest in Italy, they’ve purchased this domain purely as a “hack”.
BGEO.com ($10,000) – The Bank of Georgia – this Georgia, not Atlanta – purchased BGEO.com to go along with BankOfGeorgia.ge and BOG.ge.
Bumble.ch ($1000) – CSC procured this Swiss domain on behalf of Bumble.com, which appears to be a dating app. (Us bumbling single oafs need another layer of technology in order to meet people.)
Convertize.com ($3000) – RafflesMedia.com, specialists in website conversion-rate optimization, have moved beyond the verb “convert” and aren’t looking back.
Employment.pro ($1500) – decided that Jobss.pro [sic] with its 2 letter “S”s could be replaced with this more professional-looking option.
EncounterJesus.com ($7149) – now belongs to AG.org. The “Assemblies of God” describe themselves as “the world’s largest Pentecostal denomination with some 67 million members and adherents”.
FanRewards.com ($16,000) – Hong Kong app development firm Onoko.com has (alongside other products) an app called Fan Check with “20 million users”. The CEO just added another “fan” name.
FernandoElizondo.mx ($1028) – Here’s a riddle: Why was Mexican senator Fernando Elizondo Barragán using the ccTLD of the Netherlands? Because he acted as interim Governor of Nuevo León. He’s still to be found at .NL.
Gerueste.com (€2450) – Cetrac.eu makes scaffolding – “gerüste” in German. The IDN, which they don’t yet own, remains parked.
HaftpflichtversicherungVergleich.de (€7500) – I understand these 8 syllables and 32 letters to mean “liability insurance comparison”. The buyer, BeyondBits Media Ltd. “is an online Marketing company focusing on Financial Services”.
Host1.com (£2000) – Host1Plus.com minus the “plus”.
IHSI.net ($3140) – was purchased by the owners of the .ORG, but their main site is ImmanuelCommunities.com. The company operates a network of senior living communities.
Inteligentia.com ($1750) – was bought by the Diligentia Group, a company that performs due diligence investigations. Since they’re in the business of gathering intelligence, this similar sounding name must be for their own use – either as a rebrand or a spinoff.
Invibes.com ($2744) – Invibes Advertising, headquartered in Belgium and France, appears to have always owned this domain … even though they just purchased it. Apparently, the company was founded in 2010; but I haven’t discovered what domain they used prior to this.
KulturGut.Bayern (€2000) – KulturGut already owned Germany (.DE) but has acquired a more focused address for Bavaria, Germany’s largest state. Since their website celebrates Bayern in a straightforward way, selling souvenirs from clothing to mugs, the purchase makes sense.
Melitta.co.uk (€8000) – Melitta is a coffee brand whose products range from instant decaf to coffee machines. They already have websites at Melitta.com, Melitta.de, Melitta-Professional.de, Melitta.info, MelittaSystemService.com, and so forth.
MesotheliomaTreatmentCenters.com ($999) – Disease and lawyers go together. In this case, the domain should provide leads for HelbockLaw.com.
Mobimax.net ($1000) – The stated goal of Broadwand.com is “affordable internet access for the next five billion”. Mobimax may be a related initiative.
NexTravel.com ($3999) – is already developed for business travel. I’m not sure if they upgraded from a preexisting domain or launched fully formed; but their logo differs from an identically named Spanish travel site, NexTravel.es, suggesting that the two are not affiliated.
OrderACab.com ($1000) – is now owned by SuperShuttle.com, which concentrates on airport transportation.
ProMerch.com ($5000) – used to be MyProMerch.com. They sell athletic merchandise such as T-shirts.
RealtyGroup.com ($777) – provides a shorter web address for SmartSolutionsRealty.com.
Rodamoto.com ($1099) – sells tires throughout Europe, from Sweden to Bosnia; yet their address remains .ES for Spain. Sounds to me like their footprint outgrew their old shoes. So this .COM may be a better fit.
Sensor.in ($1500) –North America Wave Spectrum Science and Trade Inc. can also be found at WaveSpectrum.us. They’re an engineering firm specializing in vibration sensors.
SingleboersenVergleich.ch (€750) – You’ll find much the same dating website at Singleboersen-Vergleich.de. In this case, they’ve opted for a non-hyphenated Swiss variant to go with their hyphenated German version.
Sirturo.cn ($1888) – Even with Sirturo.com already under lock and key, Johnson & Johnson procured this Chinese domain. The drug Sirturo treats “pulmonary multi-drug resistant tuberculosis“.
StopMedicareFraud.com ($1999) – JMARK, a company that “eliminates technology pain & helps you achieve positive business outcomes” must have a client in this area.
SuperNovaGame.com ($3244) – The buyer, Primal Game Studio, “is a game development startup currently working on multiple unannounced PC titles”. Well, we know one title now, don’t we.
Tik.me ($700) – was picked up by the CEO of TikForce, a tool for managing mobile workers. What’s truly bizarre, though, is that I found this same CEO singing the praises of an obscure character, Tik Tok, from an obscure Disney film, “Return to Oz”, which I remember from my childhood. Guess he likes Tiks …
TOEFLTutor.com ($2500) – TOEFL stands for the “Test of English as a Foreign Language”. Columbia PhD candidate, Joern Meissner, wrote a test-prep book called “Turbocharge Your TOEFL”; and now he’s purchased this domain. But for fun he thinks about “Partitioning Heuristics for the Multi-Item Capacitated Lot Sizing Problem” … whatever those and that are.
UmbraTech.com ($2400) – is short for the buyer, UmbraTechnologies.com, who aim to accelerate internet connections.
Wimpernverlaengerung.ch (€721) – Eyelash extensions for the Swiss. Permanent-Aesthetics.ch was the buyer.
If you’d like to learn more about listing domains for sale through Sedo, Andrew Allemann has prepared a handy guide.