On the 5th of February I wrote how a company from Michigan that offers Sample Prep Equipment and Supplies bought the domain names sampleprep.equipment and metallographic.equipment for a total of $25,080 at Go Daddy. The domains were bought on the first day of the Donuts Early Access Program.
Immediately after my post the domains sampleprepequipment.com and samplepreparationequipment.com were registered.
I also made a comment that the domain name samplepreparation.equipment was free to register. It turns out that the Company from Michigan bought the domain but this time they only spend $689.99.
They also bought microscopy.equipment for $1,239.99.
And they bought another 5 .equipment domain names for $689.99 each.
Their total spending spree was for about $30,500. I think they could have saved a lot of money waiting a couple of days before buying the first 2 domain names.
And here a fast look at what is available in .com: