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Vacation.Rentals sold for $500,300 (domain name only)

Labeled as new gTLD in Domain Selling and Domain Sales started by Crysis, Apr 11, 2018.

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  1. Crysis

    Crysis Established Member

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  2. themavrick

    themavrick Upgraded Member Gold Account

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  3. Yusupbabay

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    wow ... congratulations
     
  4. Crysis

    Crysis Established Member

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    Congralutions to the registry - Donuts:xf.wink:
     
  5. .NJ

    .NJ Active Member VIP

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    It amazes me how these "huge" gtld sales always seem to stem from the registries....
     
  6. themavrick

    themavrick Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    How can you tell if it was a direct sale from the registry?
     
  7. Crysis

    Crysis Established Member

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    It's written in the article

     
  8. urlurl

    urlurl Active Member VIP

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    not surprising at all - as the registries hold back the premium names to sell themselves.
     
  9. themavrick

    themavrick Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    I wish someone would pay 500k for

    deluxe.rentals
     
  10. Weber

    Weber Active Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Could have started their own registry.
     
  11. Grayclouds

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    Surpasses home.loans by 300 bucks as the largest gTLD sale

    Congrats to the buyer and registry.
     
  12. Josh R

    Josh R Owner of BrandConsultants.com & TheDomainBlog.com PRO VIP

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    This reminds me of the Home.Loans sale... Just another buyer that has no idea what they're doing...

    Just imagine the traffic they'll be losing to VacationRentals.com. HomeAway, Inc must be jumping up and down with glee.
     
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  13. BaileyUK

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    hmm, so sale actually happened 4 months ago, and the buyer is now emulating the business model that "Vacationrentals.com" abandoned.

    Maybe guys at donuts agreed to guarantee at least his monies worth in unpaid advertising or his money back.

    they all agree the extra $300 against the loans sale was no coincidence. Perhaps they should have made it $500,500 and 50 cents for the picture line
     
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  14. hwgriffi

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    Wish there were more of those!

    "rentals" is a big keyword, I am always shocked when people let a good "rental" / "rentals" domain sell for cheap.

    Congratulations to the buyer on being able to toss around $500k.
     
  15. blockchain

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    omfg
    congrats to... Registry
     
  16. BaileyUK

    BaileyUK Established Member

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    Blimey - Who woke you up (26 posts in eleven years) ;)

    but your right - if the domain sales figure press brings-in around another 50,000 uniques that's the money end taken care of. Hence the 4 months since launch to announcement
     
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  17. Grayclouds

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    Thw buyer said he had wanted the domain for years and once it became available, he went for it and contacted donuts registry.

    Allegedly per the buyer, Donuts wanted more. lol I can only imagine.
     
  18. maxtra

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    Has to be some sort of publicity stunt with the added $300, although there are probably smarter ways to spend that money on marketing lol.

    Congratulations to buyer and Donuts on a completed deal.
     
  19. JB Lions

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    Congrats to HomeAway and VacationRentals.com. Nothing like a competitor working hard to send you some free traffic.
     
  20. Jason.tv

    Jason.tv Active Member VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    the rich get richer
     
  21. Keith DeBoer

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    agree with your assessment
    a short-sighted investment
     
  22. Dave

    Dave Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Always amazes me when businesses can spend half a million on a domain name, but then their website looks like they downloaded a free template.
     
  23. kriss05

    kriss05 Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yeah, google.com is such a nice website.
     
  24. clasione

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    A very similar scenario indeed.
     
  25. namerav

    namerav Market Restricted

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    Maybe $100,000 would have been good purchase.
    Congrats to registry Donuts for awesome sale 😎
     

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