The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from the past few months that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website.
KabobHouse.com sold for $3,000 on Sedo. The name went to a small restaurant chain with four locations in Washington state. Restaurant names like this can be found in the drop almost every day. I buy some of them, but I don’t remember if I’ve ever sold one. I always feel like small restaurant owners are pinched enough and probably not willing to fork over much for their domain. This is a nice sale.
HotelRegina.com sold for $2,050 on Namejet. To me, this looks like a nice little avoid a UDRP buildout. The ideal buyer of the name would be the Hotel Regina in Paris. The current buildout claims to be a guide to the hotels of Regina, Saskatchewan Canada – although I can’t find anything about any hotels in that area on the site.
SwimmingPool.de sold for $14,408 on Sedo. The name redirects to a German swimming pool builder called Desjoyaux Pools. I’m not familiar with the .de domain market, but this seems like a really nice sale to me at over $14K. In German, it would be schwimmbad.de, but that is already in use. Maybe this is the next best thing.
Smilestones.com sold for $4,950 on Sedo. It is a cute play on smile and milestones but also a name that means Swiss Mile Stones. Smilestones is a miniature world at the Rhine Falls in Switzerland.
PestBox.com sold for $2,500 on Sedo. The name redirects to domyown.com’s new pest box pest control subscription service. “Get the professional pest control products you need to prevent pests throughout the year, customized to your home’s size and location.” There are a ton of box names in use by companies, because subscriptions are real money makers.