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Expired domain name results: Wangan.com $13k, Floridian.com $11k and more
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FRIDAY,15 May 2015 DOMAIN NAME WIRE

According to the news from Domain Forum of China on May 15th,Joseph Peterson reviews the past week of expired domain name sales at NameJet.

The usual suspects are at it again – China and the USA. During the past week, NameJet saw a $13.9k auction finish for Wangan.com, which formerly belonged to a Chinese manufacturer of electrical fire places that managed $9 million in assets, a 646,000 square-foot factory, and 380 employees. Said the company: “We are powerful in manufacturing and researching”. Aye, but less so in paying $10 renewal fees. Although the buyer is Chinese, other bidders might have favored a Japanese meaning. For Wangan is also a Tokyo road infamous enough for street racing that it apparently features in video games.

The next 5 expired domain sales, however, are all English. First a demonym for the residents of Florida, Floridian.com, claimed $10.9k. Curiously, there’s a lingering $10,000 “buy now” price for that domain at Afternic. So the past owner got precisely what he asked for … albeit belatedly. It’s an unfortunate consequence of poor market circulation that domains are often worth more dead than alive.

Gadzooks.com ($6.7k) is an exclamation of surprise – these days enjoyed for its quaintness. Really the sort of thing we’d expect Batman to hear from Robin. A fun brand name … now that nobody remembers its origin as “God’s Hooks” (i.e. crucifixion nails). On the other hand, many of us do remember from school that The Scarlet Letter is a Nathaniel Hawthorne novel about shame and adultery in 17th-century Puritan Boston. So I wonder what sort of project wants to be branded with ScarletLetters.com ($805).

GreenInvestments.com ($9.1k) was bound to get attention from investors, and it did. TrainingOnline.com ($3.6k) has obvious development potential. As a surname, Markman.com ($2.2k) would fit perfectly this partnership of brothers. Alpern.com ($888) is another last name. CCBA.com might have been an English acronym for business analyst certification, but instead the domain has gone (surprise, surprise) to China.


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Wangan.com 13,920 Floridian.com 10,877
GreenInvestments.com 9100 Gadzooks.com 6655
Kerri.com 5099 TrainingOnline.com 3557
LianChang.com 3411 CCBA.com 2905
RoofCare.com 2550 Markman.com 2235
SitePlanner.com 2100 JUZZ.com 1760
ATVTrailers.com 1310 OGOL.com 1309
AsiaEC.com 1231 CentralPlumbing.com 1085
QuickPayDay.com 922 MomAndMe.com 900
UsedATVs.com 898 QuickApproval.com 898
Alpern.com 888 Custom
Contractors.com 860
ScarletLetters.com 805 SchoolPlanner.com 726
PJCC.com 686 NetActive.com 675
BlackRobe.com 669 PenPower.com 665
MudVayne.com 615 VisitPisa.com 595
BestPath.com 580 FloridaHoliday.com 580
Discoveries.org 565 MangoWood.com 560
DTMR.com 551 ComicBooks
Direct.com 550
FlyFitness.com 510 PaydayLoan
Online.com 415
DFRS.com 415 S4W.com 411
Nervous.net 409 FremontSeattle.com 405
FishGuru.com 365 EVVC.com 363
BlueGrass-
Anonymous.org 360 Module-
Developer.com 345
SSLF.com 340 WFMR.com 324
52422.com 320 EnergyDrink.net 315
0WE.com 314 CVISProject.org 310
NRGP.com 300 ConArt.com 300
CopyrightFoundation.org 270 PJXT.com 265
LinkMads.com 265 EBIMedical.com 260
FreeSupply.com 258 Holtzbrinck
Publishers.com 250
TreasureWorld.com 244 FlightCoupons.com 221
PerfectImplants.com 210 Florida
Campgrounds.com 209
ESEM.org 205 IdahoWriters
League.com 200
FindLocally.com 180 ExpressRoom.com 175
PreAlgebra.com 165 TopStudies.com 161
Navify.com 160 34245.com 140
UEVF.net 131 ChiliPeppers.net 121
PCUOnline.org 92 NottinghamArts.org 90
Parametrica.com 89 BCRC-UK.org 85
Caopa.net 81 Opera-Britannia.com 80
MicroCreamery.com 80 TheTanker.com 80
Restoration
Consultant.com 80 ExpressGames.com 79
VegasWin.com 79 VXSX.com 70
UJNE.com 70 CouponFeeder.com 70
Evelation.com 70 StThomas.tv 69
AngelStartups.com 69 Enhancements.net 69
TwitBook.com 69 Hollywood
Motorcycles.com 69
سودوکو.com 69

We have a few topical clumps. All terrain vehicles: UsedATVs.com ($898) + ATVTrailers.com ($1.3k). (Anybody who sells ATVs ought to be overjoyed to buy such domains at those prices.) Home maintenance: RoofCare.com ($2.6k) + CentralPlumbing.com ($1.1k) + CustomContractors.com ($860). Payday Loans: QuickPayday.com ($922) + QuickApproval.com ($898) + PaydayLoanOnline.com ($415). Planners: SitePlanner.com ($2.1k) + SchoolPlanner.com ($726).

.NET and .ORG didn’t rise above mid $xxx. My favorite among them was Discoveries.org ($565), but Nervous.net ($409) has its applications in therapy for nervous disorders. Plus there’s performance coaching from athletics to public speaking. It’s also interesting to see a relatively high wholesale price on a 2-word .NET like EnergyDrink.net ($315).

FremontSeattle.com ($405) is a neighborhood known for its farmer’s market and bridge-dwelling trolls. Several strong brandables are tucked away in the chart – among them, BestPath.com ($580), NetActive.com ($675), MomAndMe.com ($900). ConArt.com ($300) ought to be the title of a reality TV show about con artists. PenPower.com ($665) may be mightier than the sword, yet it has also generated many an effete TwitBook.com ($69).

Some purchases look like great bang per buck. Casino goers are all looking for their elusive VegasWin.com ($79). Motorcycles in Hollywood sell far in excess of the $69 paid for HollywoodMotorcycles.com, and “Hollywood” might show up as a brand name in any city on the planet. AngelStartups.com went surprisingly cheap for such a popular topic. At $212, FlightCoupons.com might be slightly more expensive – but only slightly. Airlines are a massive industry very focused on competitive pricing and discount rewards; so coupons seem like a natural fit.

Last but not least is the Arabic transliteration of a Japanese game you might have played: سودوکو.com = Sudoku.
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