Several companies buy “matching” domain names.
Sedo had a fairly slow sales week over the U.S holiday, handling 416 domain name transactions for about $1 million.
Despite the lower-than-usual transaction total, there were plenty of examples of end users buying domain names. A company paid €27,500 to add the .com to go with its .ch, a fitness company paid $15,000 for a two character .co domain, and the owners of TackleDirect.com bought Tackle.direct, which it now forwards to its .com.
Here are 16 end user domain name purchases from the past week at Sedo:
Expomobilia.com €27,500 – Expomobilia AG, which uses the domain name Expomobilia.ch.
Visco.de €18,000 – the domain now forwards to Visco.cc, an internet infrastructure company.
P7.co $15,000 – P7 Fitness in the UK.
StudyAway.com $14,000 – the whois record is private but it resolves to a page with a Study Away logo, noting that it’s in beta.
InControl.com $13,000 – In Control, a compliance auditing technology company in Australia. It uses the domain name InControl.com.au.
NFsports.com £9,999 – RhinoCo Fitness is starting a new gym concept.
FusionWorld.com $6,500 – a company in Denmark called Fusion.
BusCamper.com €4,000 – RV company REIMO continues to buy product domain names.
GHWgroup.com $3,999 – Supplements company Great HealthWorks, Inc., bought a shorter version of its domain.
MonumentStore.com $3,750 – House of Urns, LLC in Illinois.
Tackle.direct $2,500 – eCommerce Outdoors. The company owns the site at TackleDirect.com, so this may have been a defensive purchase. It forwards to TackleDirect.com.
Earth.science $2,500 – Earth.org GmbH, which calls its main site the “Open Culture Project.”
ExtremeBanking.com $2,495 – Bay Banks of Virginia, Inc.
TripleGlazing.co.uk £2,350 – the site now resolves to a site about glass glazing.
BetFriend.co.uk £2,000 – Betfriend Limited, a UK company.
GorillaMask.net $2,000 – Gunaxin Media LLC, which owns sites for men. The domain resolves to a page that says “where productivity goes to die” and shows viral stories.