Gamesforgirls.com is taking top honors as the top-selling domain name in 2011 so far to date, nearly doubling the price of the next highest ranking sale – Action.com – which sold for $270,000 in early February.
While the owner of the domain name gamesforgirls.com is guarded behind Private Whois after Sedo completed the transfer this week, a reader who goes by the name “Anthony James” tipped me off earlier today about who the buyer might be.
I eliminated Bill Kara of Hallpass Media as the buyer, after speaking to Bill last week over email.
It’s rumored that the mystery buyer who paid $500,000 for the casual games domain is Gamegos, a Turkish game producer with more than 30 million monthly active users across its network of websites.
I contacted Gamegos to ask for more information, but haven’t received a response. So it remains speculation at this point.
According to the Casual Games industry news site, casualnews.com, Gamegos owns casual gaming portals like oyunlar1.com, games2girls.com and didigames.com. Games2girls.com, based on a rough traffic estimate provided by Compete, receives well over a half a million unique visitors per month. Same with didigames.com and other sites belonging to Gamegos.
It’s only a rumor for now, but Gamegos seems to be one of the best candidates.
Updated: A spokesman for Gamegos using the email address ‘info -at- games2girls.com, wrote me early this morning and confirmed the company purchased the domain. There was no personal info provided in the email, but Gamegos appears to be a fairly private company, so you can judge the email for yourself below.
Games2Girls.com, the first popular free girl games website, online with the
title “Games for Girls” since 2006, bought the domain name “gamesforgirls.com”
Being the pioneer of girl games market, Games2Girls.com already has hundreds of
exclusive games for girls and keeps developing new games continuously.
The domain gamesforgirls.com will be used for a new project targeting young
girls. It will aim to expand the girl gaming market discovering new joys.