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03|17|2009 08:49 am EDT

DomCollect purchases ccTLD portfolio for 3.1m US [Updated]

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Sales

Sedo announced this morning (no official link yet) that it has brokered the sale of a domain portfolio of 475 domains for 2.38 Million Euro (approximately 3.1m USD). The domains were sold by Hassler & Mair GmbH, operators of a former German ISP (profi.net). This constitutes one of the biggest published sale of a .DE portfolio. The buyer, DomCollect Worldwide Intellectual Property AG, a Swiss based company, is 100% owned by the broker, Sedo and holds over 100,000 domains in its domain portfolio. According to attendees, the sale took place before DomainPulse, which took place on February 12/13 in Dresden Germant. The sale was mentioned at the event.

The portfolio contained names such as  wertpapiere.de (=securities), devisen.de (=foreign currency) and lohnsteuer.de (=income tax). The full list of domains has not been published. Apparently the seller still owns names like zeitung.de (= Newspaper in German), sterne.de (Stars) and other premium German domain names. Some of their names also appear to be parked with Sedo.

[Update] A partial list of the domains that may have been part of the purchase (they were all added the night the purchase was completed, so a few of them may have potentially been purchased elsewhere) after the jump.

anni.de
babyklamotten.de (baby clothes)
babylieder.de (baby songs)
bildarchiv.de (picture archive)
bildschirm.de (monitor, screen)
blond.de
boxer.de
bundesverband.de (federal association)
champion.de
clone.de
desk.de
devisen.de (foreign currency)
dictionary.de
druckerbedarf.de (printing supplies)
druckprofi.de (printing pro)
dtp.de
e-mail.de
filmclub.de
filmstars.de
finale.de
finde.de (find)
firma.de (company)
frage.de (question)
gaestebuch.de (guest book)
gammler.de (bum)
geometrie.de (geometry)
gerd.de
getup.de
grippe.de (flue)
gusto.de
haushalt.de (household)
hausmann.de (male homemaker)
hautkrankheit.de (skin disease)
hautkrankheiten.de (skin disease)
helikopter.de (helicopter)
herr.de (mister/man)
hochzeitstag.de (wedding anniversary)
host.de
hummer.de (lobster)
indians.de
infoline.de
interesse.de (interest)
isbn.de
jeansshop.de
jungle.de
kammerspiele.de (intimate theatre)
kartei.de (register)
kaufmännische.de (accounting [adj])
kinderfilm.de (childern’s movie)
kinderfilme.de (children’s movies)
kinoonline.de (cinema online)
konditorei.de (confectionery/pastry shop)
konkurs.de (bankruptcy)
lohnsteuer.de (income taxes)
luv.de
masters.de
mediamedia.de
monokel.de
moviestar.de
nethotels.de
niere.de (kidney)
opernhaus.de (opera house)
ozon.de (ozone)
penthaus.de (penthouse)
pferdeshop.de (horse shop)
pferdeversandhaus.de (mail order store for horses)
plus-minus.de
pneu.de (tire in French)
pokal.de (cup/goblet)
pole.de
profit.de
rally.de
rechtschreibung.de (orthography)
rekord.de (record)
satellit.de (satellite)
schmuckstuecke.de (jewellery)
schwein.de (pig)
siebdruck.de (sief printing)
skorpion.de (scorpio)
speed.de
sport-auto.de
sportiv.de (sportive)
startrampe.de (launch pad)
statistik.de (statistic)
stellenangebot.de (employment offer)
stier.de (bull)
theatergemeinde.de (theatre community)
tierlexikon.de (animal lexicon)
topmodell.de (top model)
traum.de (dream)
traumhaus.de (dream house)
tumor.de
turnhalle.de (gym)
unix.de
videowelt.de (video world)
vollmond.de (full moon)
waage.de (scale)
waehrung.de (currency)
wahrsagerin.de (female fortuneteller)
webcity.de
weinberg.de (vineyard)
weltkarten.de (world maps)
weltmeister.de (world champion)
werkswagen.de (company car)
wertpapiere.de (stocks)
zahlung.de (payment)
zoos.de

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12 Comments

Kevin Ohashi

March 17, 2009 @ 8:53 am EDT

Any details on the actual names that were purchased? list please…

Frank Michlick

March 17, 2009 @ 9:07 am EDT

Kevin, working on details.

jokes

March 17, 2009 @ 10:35 am EDT

The few domains that you are mention are good ones…
I am expecting the rest of them… :-)

Play

March 17, 2009 @ 11:06 am EDT

Very nice german .de

Ron

March 17, 2009 @ 12:24 pm EDT

As I’ve been saying to my business partners, now is the time to buy.

A list in english, of the names that sold, would be excellent. My German is a little weak.

Who bought the names? ccTLD’s have been growing in strength since local search engines give these domains an advantage.

Frank Michlick

March 17, 2009 @ 12:26 pm EDT

Ron, it says right in the post that DomCollect bought the domains and there’s a link to their site and it mentions that Sedo owns 100% of the company.

Frank Michlick

March 18, 2009 @ 1:01 am EDT

The post above has now been updated with a partial guess of a list of domain names and their translations.

[…] Portfolio enthält wirklich Top Domains, einen Auszug der besten Domains findet ihr auf domainnamenews.de. Meine Top 5 aus dem .de Domain Portfolio wären die folgenden: wertpapiere.de, e-mail.de, […]

Sam G.

March 18, 2009 @ 7:40 am EDT

Great buy imo. The names are good. Only if they would be developed, SEDO will see great rise in profit. Thanks for this news. Much needed boost for the industry.

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