Last week’s Expired Domain Name Sales

MONDAY,22 DECEMBER 2014 DOMAIN NAME WIRE

According to the news from Domain.cn 1(1)on December 22th, after seeing English and Chinese jostling for king of the mountain week after week, it’s a real pleasure to see Spanish climb to that top spot, as if reminding us that it – not English – stands as the world’s 2nd most populous language (behind Mandarin). GoDaddy auctioned off the word Gustazo.com for $4.7k. If you’re wondering what it means, well, I’ve already given you a clue in that first sentence. “Gustazo” equals a special pleasure. In particular, it’s used as an expression of grateful pride when an honor is bestowed. For instance, when this 21-year-old football player was named as team captain, he was quoted as saying, “It’s a great [gustazo] to wear the captain’s bracelet”. And suppose you wanted to “treat yourself” to something luxurious like a vacation? You’d literally “give yourself the [gustazo] of a holiday”. The plural .COM is already a developed brand.

InsurancePros.com ($4.6k) was right behind, needing no explanation. Yet by Vestibular2015.net ($3.3k) we’re leaving English once again. This time it’s Portuguese for next year’s college and grad school entrance exams in Brazil. What’s obvious to one demographic will be obscure to another. So, for the benefit of non-American readers (say, those in Latin America), I’ll just point out that TheOzarks.com refers to a region of the U.S. midwest. Continuing westward, the “high desert” in HighDesertUsedCarDealers.com ($2.6k) is yet another region.

Sometimes it’s beneficial to acquire customers at their first glimmer of interest in your niche, even if they may not be ready for checkout. That seems to be the strategy behind domain purchases like WhatIsForex.com ($2.3k) and HowToMakeCoffee.com ($561).

TreadmillsCentral.com ($1.7k) spent 14 years selling cardio machines for walking / running. As for DTRC.com ($2k), it could refer to any or none of these guys: the Dancer Transition Resource Center, Dakota Territory Resource Corp, or Diabetes Translational Research Center. Your guess is as good as mine.

Domain Name End $ Domain Name End $
Gustazo.com 4650 InsurancePros.com 4550
Vestibular2015.net 3250 TheOzarks.com 2921
WoodWorks
AndCrafts.com 2700 HighDesert
UsedCarDealers.com 2565
WhatIsForex.com 2275 DTRC.com 2026
EbooksFree
Download.org 1875 TreadmillsCentral.com 1725
HJIU.com 1625 SportsWearables.com 1576
ShareUpload.com 1530 DailyRates.com 1475
VertVOnline.ws 1426 KnowTech.com 1265
Anhdam.info 1226 Yeson522.com 1110
PASeniorCenters.org 1065 DebtRemedy.com 1055
TheGioiphimOnline.com 1027 Tulele.com 1025
CheyenneMeets
Chanel.com 910 Monserrat.com 909
ChurchConstruction.com 908 FastAndFurious
Investigation.com 830
Topeegy.com 813 SkyPixelMon.com 752
1Haber.com 720 FiberLan.com 710
TrueNudist.com 706 MundoInformativo.net 703
BHYS.com 701 Giydirme.com 693
Currencies-Online.com 692 Telefe.org 680
HG126.com 672 ImageSharing.com 636
SCYS.com 620 PYAMF.org 619
MyBusinessLoan.com 612 WornallHouse.org 610
DTodo.com 600 Herana-Gateway.org 595
FlyRomania.com 585 Share-a-Story-
Shape-a-Future.net 580
LinkAndThink.org 580 Testaurant.com 566
IraqiCurricula.org 561 HowToMakeCoffee.com 561
LSGHunter.com 560 LakeErie
SportFishing.com 550
Fix-All-DLL-Errors.com 547 SureShotSoftware.com 531
StarDustSoftware.com 520 KBC3.com 515
GTariff.com 514 MortgageDallas.com 512
AtaturkUniv.com 511 RepairPlus.com 511
WeddingMountain.com 510 Oozie.org 496
Rockero.com 495 51WMA.com 485
TFEC.com 470 AllNewProduct
Reviews.com 463
CareerFit-Test.com 460 Bets.cc 460
HighSchoolSailing
USA.org 457 Zooquarium
CapeCod.net 455
AdoreVintage.com 455 ComeToScotland.com 450
GoldenOrchard.com 447 973TheCoast.com 444
UK49S.com 438 Chsico.org 436
DecadeOfSEO.com 436 90HNBB.com 425
ColoringPagesPlus.com 410 SaltyInk.com 405
BallymunUnited.com 405 Crispen.org 405
HotelAlahuar.com 405 TheBigOptOut.com 405
Paintify.com 401 PSFN.org 399
Reg-Markets.org 380 PropertyDekho.com 375
MidtownVillage.org 371 Rutis.org 370
NJSJ.com 365 GameHacked.com 360
SeaSki.com 356 NorthBeach
Chamber.com 356
VerbReverb.com 355 NBDesign.com 355
FashionRat.com 355 MatchMine.com 355
Xiagen.com 353 IntraVJet.com 343
SYJB.com 339 MatchFWD.com 338
FreshFilm.com 338 LMBrown
WebDesign.com 335
HolaOaxaca.com 335 OatsFestival.com 335
DGKY.com 329 TwinFallsTaxi.com 327
HardKnockWoodFurniture.com 325 HG646.com 321
4NewTube.com 315 RatnerLaw.com 313
33Needs.com 310 MinistryOfDeals.com 310
GULZ.com 310 AVTCHistory.org 310
JSSO.com 309 GraphicArts.org 306
YaffaCafe.com 306 FantasyAlert.com 305
Cerevellum.com 305 CodaOnline.com 305
CapsuleProjects.com 304 DiscontinuedParts.com 300
W3Wizards.com 300 SilangMemoirs.com 297
OLHS.com 292 Khass.com 280
GameLeon.co 272 ClubElOrigen.com 272
XFSJ.com 271 DockBubbler.com 266
GraphicFetish.com 265 Loglar.com 260
Idealz.com 260 Dezmo.com 260
ShahirZag.com 259 EconomistBlog.com 258
IDCPhotography.com 255 ClubDuSoleil.com 255
FilmedIVIX.com 255 GreenlandDesign.org 253
378777.com 251 Braall.com 251
BatikButik.com 250 Ninja2U.com 245
DBFG.com 245 FreeActivator.com 242
RJMG.com 235 31673.com 227
GetReadyRentals.com 225 CardsRemembered.com 225
Philosyphia.com 220 HighTechInstitute.com 220
NSFWShow.com 220 YourPeriod.com 218
CSCCC.info 217 DZLW.com 215
AllThingsFarmer.com 215 SpawEditor.com 212
TheSeniorCenter.org 211 CWMuseum.org 210
CT-Al-Anon.org 210 HiiraanNews.net 210
LeoKesting.com 210 ARate.com 208
DZQP.com 208 ShoppingMonkey.com 206
DHtmlExamples.com 206 SABPA.com 206
Empress.org 206 MarijuanaAdvisor.com 205
WebEvader.org 205 EITCPlatform.org 205
AYTE.com 204 HG8718.com 203
AlabamaPower
Company.com 202 FOFN.com 200
Spotiz.com 200 HVON.com 200
1111JH.info 196 MentalWellness
Network.org 194
TechCrackers.com 191 MermaidDiaries.com 191
VSOG.com 190 LawyersAnd
TheLaw.com 190
GingkoBlue.com 185 YHKC.com 181
FilmStream.org 181 SpaWire.com 178
North-Face.com 176 XWCH.com 175
PGWW.com 175 SmokeHoods.com 175
KZDX.com 173 TeamRadio.com 172
ExoticAngels.com 172 BMHW.info 171
JCSY.com 170 2367.cc 170
QLAW.org 167 TJBL.com 165
UighurLanguage.com 165 YLoan.com 165
Salesopedia.com 165 ConsumersGroup.com 160
KAVD.com 155 Linos.org 150
SmallAndMighty.net 142 TheColorist.com 140
JumpTheQueue.com 135 ThoughtAnomalies.com 130
PMTooling.com 130 GetawayBahamas.com 120
RegionalIdentity.com 120 GreenWichita.org 115
PrecisionPR.com 105 MeiLing.net 101
TeamOuch.com 100 HIVE.us 95

I guess it’s appropriate for RegionalIdentity.com ($120) to sell during the same week as TheOzarks.com, chart-topping Spanish and Portuguese domains, and the UighurLanguage.com ($165). The Uyghurs (pronounced “Weegur”) are a predominantly muslim ethnic group, 10 million strong in northern China.

As usual, there are too many interesting domain auctions to discuss them all. If I were to single out some of the more notable items, I’d include DailyRates.com ($1.5k), Testaurant.com ($566), RepairPlus.com ($511), Bets.cc ($460), ComeToScotland.com ($450), Paintify.com ($401), DiscontinuedParts.com ($300), TheSeniorCenter.com ($211), TeamRadio.com ($172), TheColorist.com ($140), JumpTheQueue.com ($135), and YourPeriod.com ($208). For the last of these, the audience is nearly half the English-speaking world.

NameJet’s highest selling expired auction last week was (unusually) a 5-digit numeric. I’m guessing buyers were attracted by the “123” sequence in 12328.com ($4.1k). Normally it’s 4-digit numerics that we see in this price range.

Your hunch that Certus.com ($3.9k) was involved in certification of some kind turns out to be correct. As early as 1998, Certus was a consulting group for integrated circuit testing and verification. By 2007, however, the domain represented a company dealing with “corporate regulatory compliance”. This cat still has a few of its 9 lives remaining.

Domain Name End $ Domain Name End $
12328.com 4068 Certus.com 3855
QuitDrugs.com 3350 DORF.com 3221
NASG.com 2400 CyberOffice.com 2201
EnergyFunds.com 2101 SecurityVideo.com 2055
OLEE.com 1600 NaturalColor.com 1010
ScienceAcademy.com 1009 MATE.org 950
MCE.net 898 Tasty.tv 891
GigaScale.org 890 LegallyBlond.com 840
BigBeats.com 760 SunshineDiving.com 747
InvestingClass.com 687 TBIB.com 661
CSRIU.org 660 VisitHotel.com 652
O47.com 615 ClimbingNews.com 612
Yousa.com 600 CanineAcademy.com 595
InnovativeArt.com 560 TheVent.com 521
Renters.org 515 DesignerBags.net 441
ChristianTelevison.com
[sic] 420 U3M.com 375
Informer.net 360 SoxFirst.com 355
IQIX.com 336 IIRT.com 330
AnthonyGoicolea.com 315 RecycleMaster.com 281
CondiMinds.com 130 BirdSeller.com 76

Informer.net ($360) will make an excellent brand name for a news site of some kind – product releases, gossip, industry reporting, or current events. (Right now, .NET is frequently undervalued, in my view.) Mutual fund investors will probably find their way to EnergyFunds.com ($2.1k) at some point. We might also see a hair care commercial one day for NaturalColor.com ($1k).

Gotta love the sound of Tasty.tv ($891) for a cooking show! ScienceAcademy.com ($1k) seems more likely to be used for some private High School than a professional organization. By now science is too widespread to bottle. DORF.com ($3.2k) sounds like a great name for a cartoon character. And as long as there are birds in cages, somebody is a BirdSeller.com ($76), right?

I challenge anyone to list 5 domains about drug abuse as good as QuitDrugs.com ($3.4k). In my opinion, that’s the best domain in this week’s article, whatever its price tag.

 

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