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:
materialographyequipment.com is available
Fools and their monies
I do hope they’ve snapped up all the potential typo’s as well!
I’m assuming the likes of metallurgical.com, metallography.com are worth even more than $25k each? They must get loads of type-in traffic! 😉
Very interesting, we are know seeing companies spending more for a NewG when they could have registered the Com. Wow…It came sooner than I expected. Things are changing and nothing on the internet has ever stayed the same for long…..
A company, not companies….
There is more of a story about a company wasting money than anything else.
The vast majority of the registrations so far are domainer related, not end user.
Most of the new extensions have 3 and 4 figure number of registrations.
They are clearly not taking over the world.
“A company, not companies”……………The company above makes one and my new venture company makes two. I am sure the two of our “companies” will not be alone……….New York never lost value as we continued West to make California…
Actually Brad, all 5 figure purchases have been made by end users.
And I would say 99% of 4 figures purchases are from end users.
At this moment only 7 new gTLDs have entered the general availability and all have 4 figure registrations with .guru have 5 figures.
And I am not saying they are taking over the world…
Both domains have now been registered by someone. LOL.
I got metallurgyequipment.com.
Sorry but whoever bought these has bought [to use a Rick Schwartz term]…pigeon shit.
And the fact that they didnt even buy the .com speaks volumes about their business acumen.
Very expensive pigeon shit.
I bet these were not even close to ever being in the premium .equipment domain name list.