End user buyers include Fluor, which has a $6 billion market cap.
Sedo handled 588 domain name transactions last week for a total of $1 million. A number of these domain names were purchased by end users, including the pricey acquisition of Choose.co.uk.
Among other notable buyers, Engineering company Fluor bought a four letter domain name for one of its partnerships.
Here’s a look at these end user domain name sales from the past week:
Choose.co.uk £16,500 – Choose Ltd runs a number of online comparison sites.
MAG.co.uk £4,325 – The Motor Auction Group Limited in the UK.
HiMove.com $5,650 – This was purchased by the company that owns HiMoveBus.com. The Google translation from Chinese is a bit baffling — I can’t tell if this company is a communications or transportation company, or a combo of both.
Everspan.com $2,250 – A CSC client.
ASPcapital.com $2,395 – Investment management firm Adams Street Partners.
Genco.net $4,000 – Genco Services L.P., an email marketing firm.
WaterBased.ink $3,125 – Ink manufacturer Hi-Tech Products Ltd.
PlayersUnited.com $2,899 – Soccer sports marketing agency Players United. It uses the domain name PlayersUnited.nl.
DestinationMidtown.com $2,395 – Empire State Building Company LLC in New York City.
ANGS.com $3,999 – Not a domain name investor! Engineering construction company Fluor has a partnership in Russa called ANGS. Fluor has a market cap of $6 billion.
Skoor.com $7,000 – IT company Junisphere recently filed for a trademark for Skoor.
Conexus.net €2,300 – Conexus, an education company Scandinavia, uses Conexus.no for its website. It does not own Conexus.com.
Sipnet.com $2,500 – Russian telecom company Sipnet, which uses Sipnet.ru for its web presence.
Hingless.com $2,000 – Off The Hinges sells sliding barn door hardware.
Watch2Day.com $4,500 – The buyer operates Watch2Day.nl, a watch store for the Netherlands.
GruppoBianchi.com $2,795 – Bianchi Industrial S.p.A. A Socio Unico, maker of industrial components.