Listed below are updates to the top ten domain sales from a year ago this week, as reported by DN Journal. Some big dollars were spent that week, with two sales over $200,000, yet there isn’t alot of development activity on those two domains. It’s nice to see live websites on the majority of the other domains.

1. Grid.com for $275,000

  • Whois shows the owner as Melbourne IT, which likely means they bought the domain on behalf of one of their clients. The current content on the domain is essentially an advertisement for Melbourne IT.

Grid

2. DownloadMusic.com for $242,500

  • Ownership is under privacy protection, and the simple lander is shown below.

 Downloadmusic

3. Namibia.de for $49,700

  • Whois lists the following as the owner, “Neue Medien Muennich GmbH”.
  • A travel site is built out in German.
  • Namibia.com is owned by Mike Mann’s Domain Asset Holdings

Namibia

4. Gartenzaun.de for $26,980

  • Per DNJouranl, the term means ‘garden fence’ in German, and the domain forwards to the German-language gartenmoebel.de, which sells garden furniture.

Gartenzaun

5 (tie). Bavul.com for $25,000

  • Owned by Turkcell, the Turkish language site has been called “a personal travel assistant”.
  • The term ‘bavul’ mean luggage, per DN Journal.
  • The developed site has the best Alexa ranking of this week’s sales, at just under 150,000.

Bavul

5 (tie). Famo.us for $25,000

  • Owned by entrepreneur Steve Newcomb; he describes the Famo.us company on his blog as follows, “Famo.us is my new company and famo.us is all about utilizing everthing I know about both engineering an design to create the most beautiful, performant and useful experience for a user.  Famo.us sits at the intersection 3 key movements – the coming of age of HTML5, the rise of collecting as a key human metaphor on the Internet and mobile advertising done right.”
  • Famous.com is owned by Famous Footwear, the shoe retailer.

Famo

5 (tie). Kalise.com for $25,000

  • Owned by “GRUPO KALISE MENORQUINA, S.A.”, a Spanish ice cream company.
  • The domain forwards to Kalise.de.

Kalise

8. Games.se for $24,085

  •  This domain with the Swedish extension resolves, but it simply says “Games.se”

9 (tie). SarkiSozleri.com for $20,000

  • The domain phrase means ‘song lyrics’ in Turkish, and that’s exactly what the website features…..albeit in a language that I don’t understand.

SarkiSozleri

10 (tie). TypingJobs.com for $20,000

  • The domain tells exactly what the developed site is all about. It appears to be an Elance or Freelancer type of site, but focused on a much narrower niche.

TypingJobs

 

2 Responses to Update On Top 10 Sales From A Year Ago This Week: Grid.com, Famo.us, DownloadMusic.com, TypingJobs.com, More

  1. Ian says:

    Aaron – Great post. Definitely one of the best recurring articles in the domain space at this time. Looking forward to the next one.

    Ian

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