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10|14|2010 03:33 pm EDT Sells for $160,000 USD

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Sales, Up to the Minute

According to a report by Internet Retailing, the UK website has purchased the domain name for 100,000 GBP (appx. $160,000 USD) in order to strengthen their brand. The parent company ASAP Ventures also operates sites like and

Simon Terry, of, said: “Since our launch in May 2009 we have amassed a dedicated consumer following, building a strong and well-recognised brand. The acquisition of ensures we are able to protect our brand and will allow us to continue to grow our market position.”

[thanks to George Kirikos for the tip]

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October 14, 2010 @ 9:10 pm EDT

I know the person who sold this domain name really well, his name is Barry Garner and he runs a company over in the UK called GARNER MEDIA LTD. He’s sold over $480,000 (£300k) worth of names in the last 35 days e.g.,,, and now for $160k, very impressive sales. That guy should become a broker as he knows his stuff and seems to be on fire at the minute.


October 19, 2010 @ 2:02 pm EDT

I also know Barry Garner really well. The reason for these sales is allegedly due to the success of the hit UK ITV2 program “The Only Way Is Essex” in which its rumored the main character Mark is based on Barry Garners real life (The cars the money the women etc). Because of this Barry is believed to be opening a unique national spray tan salon company and hopefully the recent sales will allow him to add vagazzling & teeth whitening to the portfolio of services on offer by his chain.

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