It wasn’t like the sale of Soulmate.com was expected to stay at the top of DNJournal’s year-to-date domain sales charts at $100,000. Soulmate.com, which sold at AfternicDLS for $100,000 in early January has now been blown out of the water by the sale of Action.com over at GreatDomains for $270,000.
But you can’t expect Action.com to enjoy its reign at the top too long in 2011 either, with domain names like gambling.com and tournament.com up for sale. Gambling.com is expected to fetch a price tag in the millions.
The news broke earlier this week on GreatDomains.com that the domain name LittleAngels.com sold for a whopping $100,000. But until now, the new owners had remained a mystery.
Earlier the registrant records switched from Sedo over to Hearst Corporation, one of the nation’s largest diversified media companies that owns 15 daily and 38 weekly newspapers, nearly 200 magazines around the world, 29 television stations, and has ownership in leading cable networks such as ESPN.
Now that the name has traded owners, what are the plans for the domain name: littleangels.com?
At the time of this story, littleangels.com is nothing more than a parked page at MelbourneIT. But if you dig a little deeper, for example search trademarks on the United States Patent and Trademark Office, you’ll find that Hearst filed for the “LITTLE ANGELS” trademark back on July 26, 2010.
According to the filing, Little Angels will serve up: ‘Digital media, namely DVDs, videos and CDs featuring children’s audio visual programing and music; computer applications for mobile phones, namely downloadable children’s audio visual programing and music; sound recordings.’
‘Angels’ Domain Names
On a somewhat related note, littleangels.com isn’t the only big sale of an ‘angels’ domain in 2010. Earlier this year, Angels.com was acquired for $200,000 by the MLB for its the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim web site. The price tag put the sale in 37th place among the Top 100 sales of 2010, according to the current rankings at DN Journal.
While the DN Journal rankings don’t include littleangels.com yet, the sale price will rank it somewhere among the top 60 sales, tied with Prize.com, Cheesecake.com, and other domain names that sold for $100,000.
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