Pet hygiene company, ad optimizer andtobaccoo machinery companies bought domain names.
Sunday evening at SXSW I chatted with a few people from Sweden. After I told them what I did, I asked them what top level domain people in Sweden register.
Their first response was .com, which surprised me. They then clarified that people use .se for local business but also need to have .com for non-local business.
One of the end user sales at Sedo this past week was exactly that: a Swedish company that uses .se buying the matching .com. This company was not the only one on the list to buy a .com to go with its ccTLD.
I identified 17 sales at Sedo that were to end users. There are more but they are still in escrow or are protected by Whois proxy services. Here’s the list: Click here to see the end user sales list.,,