Listed below are updates on the top 10 domain sales from a year ago, as ranked by DN Journal.
1. 3W.com sold for $280,000
The domain doesn’t resolve, and is owned by an individual in China.
2. Bitcoin.casino sold for $28,000
Not surprisingly, the domain is developed as a review / affiliate / lead gen site, and they’re getting some traffic, based on their Alexa rank near 4.8 million. The owner is based in Florida per Whois, and owns 150+ other domains. Based on a quick check of a handful of these domains, none are developed and most appear to be hand-regs: CryptoCasino.club, Casino.limo, CasinoBitcoins.org, VrCasinoApp.net, etc.
3. NatureLab.com sold for $22,000
The hair care company at NatureLab.co.jp picked up the domain for their primary English language site. The co.jp is still live. “Using revolutionary botanical stem cell technology with the best of globally sourced natural ingredients, NatureLab gives users effortless perfection in hair care.” The .com has an Alexa rank near 2.5 million, while the .co.jp has an Alexa rank near 1.9 million.
4. Kizen.com sold for $15,000
A new CRM company is live, described as “the new, integrated platform that includes a customizable CRM, cutting-edge marketing and automation tools, and a complete commerce solution. KIZEN has more features, is easier to use, and is developed and supported by people who take the time to understand your business.” The site has an Alexa rank near 2.4 million.
On a side note, it was interesting to do a quick Crunchbase check to see if the company had any funding. No results for Kizen show up, but Crunchbase suggested I may be looking for companies spelled as Kaizen, Kizan, or Kyzen. Apparently none of these pass the radio test!
5. Beer.de sold for $13,745
This is a case where you don’t get what you might expect based on the domain name; well, English speakers might expect the alcoholic beverage, while German speakers know that spelling would be “bier”. Beer.de is the home of a kitchen designer / manufacturer based in Berlin. “With great passion and many years of experience, we design and manufacture kitchens and living concepts for customers with high standards in our factory near Munich.” The site has an Alexa rank near 6.5 million.
6. CoinTax.com sold for $12,200
The domain doesn’t resolve, and is under privacy protection.
7. Ulrich.de sold for $11,550
The domain is an upgrade from Ulrich-Frankfurt.de, which is where their purchase is redirected. It’s the home of a Maserati and Ferrari dealer, based of course in Frankfurt, Germany.
8. PeoplePower.org sold for $10,000
This is the traffic leader for the week, with its Alexa rank near 400,000. “People Power is the ACLU’s platform for grassroots action. By mobilizing in defense of our civil liberties, volunteers will build and strengthen local communities that affirm our American values of respect, equality, and solidarity.”
9. Menopower.com sold for $9,999
10. Weed.blog sold for $7,877
The first domain above is parked, and the second doesn’t resolve.