Listed below are updates on the top 10 domain sales from a year ago, as ranked by DN Journal.
1. VEDA.com sold for $100,000
I thought Chinese didn’t like V’s or vowels? Per Google Translate of the Chinese language site, “Beijing Weida Technology Co., Ltd. (VEDA) the world’s first “intelligent dynamic defense” (AI Dynamic Defense) technology, to subvert the traditional network security concept, breaking the original network security Defense passive pattern, leading the new network security defense technology development direction, is committed to becoming the world’s leading network security technology service provider.“
2. Shrooms.com sold for $94,000
Whois indicates the name is in a payment plan via Escrow.com, and you can see the lander below.
3. NewsNow.com sold for $88,800
This was an upgrade from NewsNow.co.uk, which is where the domain is redirected. “NewsNow.co.uk is the UK’s first and leading home-grown and independent news aggregation service. Fully-automated, and on a continuous basis, NewsNow displays breaking headlines linking to news websites all around the world.”
4. Bink.com sold for $80,000
Based in the UK, they describe themselves as, “A brand new free app which automatically collects your loyalty points & rewards without the need to show your loyalty cards at the till! ” The company has raised over $10 million in funding. They’re also the traffic leader for the week, with their Alexa rank near 1.6 million.
5. Inquisitive.com sold for $70,000
A simple lander that says “inquisitive” is live, and the owner is under privacy protection.
6. Corked.com sold for $60,000
I expected wine, but it’s aromatherapy. Based in Minnesota, “The Corked portable aromatherapy delivery system will vaporize unique blends of vitamins and oils for a new-age approach to the soothing practice of aromatherapy.” The site has an Alexa rank near 2.3 million.
7. Opleiding.nl sold for $55,000
The domain appears to translate to “education” in Dutch, and per Google Translate, “If you are looking for a training or training for or next to your work then education.nl is your ideal online study guide. Here you will find a complete overview of all the training and training you need for your work. From fully recognized MBA, HBO and Master’s programs to short-term modules and trainings.“
8. Cloudlet.com sold for $50,000
No site resolves.
9. Jean.com sold for $48,000
A simple ‘under development’ site is live. The owner has a Nate.com email address, and that domain hosts a Korean language site.
10. Liby.com sold for $45,000
The domain is parked, and owned by an individual in China.