Listed below are updates on the top 10 domain sales from a year ago, as ranked by DN Journal.
1. AUS.com sold for $345,000
This domain was needed because a new company was formed last year, named Allied Universal. The “s” could stand for a variety of things, based on their description: “Allied Universal provides unparalleled service, systems and solutions to serve, secure and care for the people and businesses in our communities.” Per their LinkedIn profile, they have over 150,000 employees, and they’re based in Santa Ana, California. They’re also the traffic leader for the week, with an Alexa rank near 95,000.
2. CO.LTD sold for $115,000
Per the DN Journal report, the domain was sold to the Hangzhou e-business Institute. Per Google Translate, the Chinese-language site appears to predominantly be a website building service. The domain has an Alexa rank near 2 million.
3. Mamma.com sold for $72,999
The owner is under privacy protection, but they currently offer coupon codes and other discounts in the US, UK, and India. The site has an Alexa rank near 270,000. Per the Facebook profile, “Mamma.com was originally introduced as the first metasearch engine in 1996 and earned the title “mother of all search engines” because it aggregated and organized the web’s content from several of the leading search engines. Today Mamma.com is launching as the “mother of all coupon searches” finding you all the latest coupon codes and discounts available from over 10 000 retailers.”
4. ENS.com sold for $43,166
The Russia-based company describes itself as follows: “Research Laboratory of Medical Electronics “LET Medical” LLC is a patent owner and developer of medical devices and technologies of medication-free treatment — SCENAR-therapy, COSMODIC-therapy and ENS-therapy. The Research Lab was founded in Taganrog in 1990 by Alexander Karasev, the inventor of technologies for medication-free treatment — SCENAR, COSMODIC, ENS.”
5. Chapter.com sold for $40,000
The domain resolves to a Media Options for-sale page, with a $120,000 asking price. Whois shows the owner as an individual in Saudi Arabia.
6. HSE.com sold for $30,000
A Uniregistry for-sale page resolves, and the owner is under privacy protection.
7. 43Things.com sold for $24,000
AbdulBasit Makrani was the seller, and he wrote about the transaction in this blog post, where he also stated the domain had 750,000 backlinks, and it had been earning him hundreds of dollars per month in parking. The new owner is under privacy protection, but they describe the site as follows, “43Things is a place for inspiration, advice and support. Here you can talk about things you love, share and connect!” The site has an Alexa rank near 285,000.
8. Mojo.tv sold for $17,500
The folks behind WatchMojo.com picked up this additional domain, and have it redirected to their .com. “As one of the most subscribed-to channels on YouTube, WatchMojo produces Top 10 lists and more on Movies, Music, Television, Anime, Sports, History, News, Video Games, and all things Pop Culture.”
9. PABY.com sold for $16,000
This company provides tracking devices for dogs and cats, and they have an Alexa rank near 4 million. “Paby is a global Pet Tech company developing a full ecosystem of pet care products ranging from smart tracking devices and applications and services to pet lifestyle products and accessories.”
10. ClintonKaine.com sold for $15,000
This domain got alot of press and attention last year, some good and some bad. The domain was originally for sale for $90k, and ultimately ended up in the hands of Trump-related folks. The current site is primarily filled with unflattering links about Hillary Clinton, and has an Alexa rank near 7 million.