Going back five years in time this week……below is an update on those domain sales as ranked by DNJournal.
1 (tie). Gartenmöbel.de for $214,500
1 (tie). Gartenmoebel.de for $214,500
The IDN and non-IDN versions tied for first, and translate to “garden furniture” in English. Per Whois, both are owned by Aron Holtermann of AH-Trading GmbH. The IDN is forwarded to the non-IDN, which has an Alexa rank near 185,000, which makes it the traffic leader for the week.
3. Conclude.com for $22,000
- “Conclude is a highend solutions provider founded in Duesseldorf (Germany) in 2002. Our mission is to offer innovative and practicable software tools for demanding construction projects as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).” Alexa rank near 600,000.
4. BestPennyStocks.com for $20,000
- The only action you can take on their site is to sign up for their newsletter…..there are no links to articles. Owned by an “IMG Associates”, and when I go to their website, I’m greeted with “Impulse Marketing Group Ceased doing all affiliate business as of January 1, 2012.“
5. ARR.com for $12,750
- Parked, owned by Telepathy, which owns a bunch of other LLL.com domains and other generics, “Telepathy owns a paid-search network, and acquires and manages domain name assets including Retirement.com, Trabajo.com and Workouts.com. It is the parent company of StateVentures LLC, a publisher of regional guides anchored by Pennsylvania.com, Maryland.com, Virginia.com and NorthCarolina.com which also includes Annapolis.com, CollegePark.com and OceanCity.com.”
6. CeramicTiles.com for $11,000
- “With a wide network of online stores spread around the world and a huge database of ceramic tile store owners, we are one of the biggest ceramic tile distribution companies in the world. And we are definitely the biggest company in ceramic tile industry when it comes to modern technologies and online sales. We are in tile business since 1985 and with our experiences and good relationships with many different producers we offer a wide selection of high quality tile and bathroom ware products at best possible prices.” Alexa rank near 3 million.
7. VGMail.com for $10,000
- No domain resolves, and the owner is under privacy protection.
8. FootballHero.com for $9,900
- Likely a business plan that went awry…..looks like the domain was dropped in 2010, and now the domain is available for a BIN of $4,950 at Afternic.
9. CashPlus.com for $9,821
- Domain is parked and under privacy protection.
10. FestishDating.com for $8,200
- I’m not sure if DN Journal had a typo, or if someone actually bought the typo. Either way, FestishDating.com is available to be registered.