These companies recently bought domain names at GoDaddy.
Who said exact match domains were dead?
GoDaddy released its top 20 public sales from July on Friday, and a handful of exact match domains stand out. One is Wallpapers .com; apparently, computer wallpapers are still a big business. Also, check out GPSTracking.com at $43,987. ShopGiftCards.com is another exact match domain and check out how BadBreath.com is being used.
It’s a bummer that GoDaddy has to wait three months to release its sales, but the upside is that there’s more time for the buyers’ identities to surface. I was able to figure out the buyer for almost all of the domains on July’s list:
fanbase.com $151,000 – Fanbase GmbH is a German startup that is releasing a system for content creators to make money. It’s currently collecting email addresses for its beta.
zcg.com $140,000 – Z Capital Group is a private investment firm with $3 billion of assets.
wallpapers .com $129,500 – OK, wallpapers used to be a thing. Like ringtones. Apparently, someone in Hong Kong thinks it’s still a big business.
iagent.com $102,000 – Magnifico Inc. in New York bought this domain. The owner is also the CEO of TLA Talent & Literacy Agency, which is likely what this domain is for.
greengarden.com $80,000 – Green Garden Products sells home gardening products under eight different brands.
supercoins.com $75,000 – Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart bought this domain for its Flipkart Super Coin program.
gofx.com $57,500 – GOFX is a forex brokerage.
anika.com $55,000 – Anika Therapeutics bought this domain and forwards it to AnikaTherapeutics.com
badbreath.com $50,000 – This is interesting. TheraBreath, a California seller of products for improved breath, apparently bought this product to forward to an Amazon page selling its products.
kaowang.com $50,000 – Kǎo wǎng translates as “Test Net” and the domain forwards to test preparation site 51Test.Net.
classrooms.com $45,000 – Grid Media Services, LLC bought the domain, which now resolves to a site with educational resources.
gpstracking.com $43,987 – The domain has a private Whois record and resolves to a generic page.
rentahome.com $40,000 – Triangle Properties & Asset Management, LLC leases property in North Carolina’s triangle of cities.
devise.com $39,000 – Domain investor Braden Pollock bought this domain.
skyriver.com $38,000 – The domain has a private Whois record and points to a Dan.com lander.
mortgage.org $36,500 – Mortgage.org has a holding page saying it’s coming soon.
shopgiftcards.com $35,000 – Payment technology company Interactive Communications International, Inc. bought this domain.
shakes.com $33,000 – The domain has a private Whois record and still forwards to an Afternic lander.
1sf.com $32,777 – Someone in China bought the domain name. It does not yet resolve.
mout.com $32,000 – Elements Industrial Storage Ltd forwards this domain to ban-air.com, which promotes its Ban-Air branded storage systems. I’m not sure what the domain stands for.