The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from this year that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website. For today’s post, we’re looking only at names that sold for $8,000 or under, which includes one company that has since raised $1.5 million in funding.
QKInc.com sold for $8,000 at SnapNAmes. When LL.com domains go for 6-7 figures, adding an “Inc” or “Co” or “LLC” is sometimes the best alternative. This California-based development company recently went through a rebranding, which created the need for the domain. “After more than forty years of working in the industry, Quad Knopf is changing the name of the company to QK, Inc. The name change reflects a new direction for the firm that has built so many useful California environments in cities and key industry sectors.”
OrientStar.com sold for $5,341 at Sedo, and Orient Star is the name of a luxury yacht that is available for rent. Lots of pictures and specs are on the website, but there is no indication of the rental rate.
AsterOnline.com sold for $5,000 at Sedo, and the site is described as “an ecommerce portal and is the latest offering from Aster Pharmacy which is wholly owned by Aster DM Healthcare. Backed with more than 2 decades of experience in pharmaceutical retailing, Aster Pharmacies are designed to be a one-stop-shop offering premium healthcare and wellness products.”
DealsInTheD.com sold for $3,600 at SnapNames. “D” as in Detroit. The domain forwards to RidesInTheD.com, which is a new car sales company in the Detroit area.
Deltree.com sold for $2,000 at GenieDomains, and the domain is an upgrade from TheDeltree.org. “Deltree is a New Orleans born, NYC/LA bred video + digital production studio. We amplify ideas, developing content for people to connect. We are fortunate to share these powerful moments, garnering 400+ million views.”
StripCoat.com sold for $2,000 at Sedo. The company named “Evans Coatings” decided to get an inexpensive keyword domain. “Evans Stripcoat hot melt coatings prevent damage due to rust and corrosion during storage and cushions items from damage during shipping and handling.” Whois shows a 2015 registration date for the domain.
FieldGo.com sold for $2,000 at GenieDomains, and this is another name that was needed as part of a rebrand. When announcing their name change from KernMobile, their CEO earlier this year stated, “the new name fieldGO reflects the true nature of our business – enterprise mobility. It marks an exciting time in our history as we embrace a proactive and ambitious shift in our corporate strategy”. The company also announced nearly $1.5 million in funding earlier this year.