This past week the following 4 New gTLDs entered general availability with EAP: .photos, .shoes, .careers and .recipes.
This week 4 New gTLD domain names sold for about $12,500+ in the Early Access Program (EAP):
The 3 purchases were end-user sales. Not sure who bought carousel.photos.
Deckers Outdoor Corporation the company that makes the Ugg shoes bought the domain uggs.shoes in EAP. They also got ugg.shoes in sunrise. The domain uggsshoes.com seems to be parked at the DomainNameSales.com.
Spendless Shoes Pty Ltd, an Australian show company, bought the domain name spendless.shoes. They also own spendlessshoes.com.
Goertz, a shoe online shop from Germany, bought the domain name goertz.shoes. They also own goertzshoes.com.
None of the 3 companies above are registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse for the marks incorporated in the domains above so I assume that these are not sunrise registrations. Deckers is registered for the mark “ugg”.
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There were 2 domain names sold on the 2nd day of the EAP for about $3,200 each:
The domain metal.photos was bought by California photo company Bay Photo Lab.
There were also 24 domain names bought at about $1200 each.
A domainer bought 9 .recipes domain names such as chef.recipes and cannabis.recipes.
Another 2 domainers bought 2 and 1 .recipes domains each.
A domainer bought 2 .careers domains: business.careers and legal.careers.
SmugMug, Inc., a company that prints anything on mugs, bought print.photos.
Restaurant Agent Inc., a restaurant guide, bought the domain name restaurant.recipes.
Aspire Global Network, a recruitment company, bought the domain name aspire.careers.
I also checked all the corresponding domain names in .com and found 2 that were sitting unregistered today:
You can register a domain name using the Donuts EAP that is available in registrars that sell Donuts gTLDs. EAP prices start at about $12,500 and are lowered within the course of the week until they reach the regular registration cost after the 7 day period. The EAP wholesale registrar prices are:
$100 (days 5-7)
Go Daddy’s early access prices are at about $12,539.99 for day one, $3,164.99 for day two, $1,239.99 for day three, $689.99 for day four and $189.99 for days five to seven. After day seven the regular registration cost applies.