Examples of endusers buying .IN domains

wot

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A few more examples of Indian domains that ended up with end users:



MWV.in is now owned by MeadWestvaco Corporation (a packaging solutions provider). The domain sold for $2,000 in January 2007. MWV.in redirects to MeadWestvaco.com.
FYI- I sold this one via Sedo with an opening bid of $60, did a bit of research, guessed it might be them and countered mid $xxxx finally settled on $2K
 
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mwzd

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Not to forget, Google also uses .co.in, and so does Yahoo!
They are pre 2005 companies. .IN became available in from Feb 15 2005. Any company before that used the .co.in

I've always believed that once all the hype dust settles, the real players with the real traffic will stick with the .co.in extension names.
:D I suggest you look around at the reality and not get taken in by what you 'hear'.

Here's some recommended reading:
Zipf's law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Basically, shorter is better, .co.in will always be second fiddle to .in - just compare the llls registered between the two and you'll understand the situation perfectly. ;)
 

wot

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NEVER rule out .co.in- my personal stats still show .co.in traffic/sales/offers way superior to .in- (I also like them and have few good ones), but my bread and butter and jam still comes from the old die hard .co.in and likely to do so for some time to come.

But the usual factor wins- "time will tell"
 

Ceres

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As reported by Rocko here, DAS.in recently sold for 3,500 Euros ($5,145) via Sedo.

Whois shows that the purchaser was an enduser, a German insurance company. ERGO Insurance Group is represented in over 30 countries, including India. One of the company's brands is D.A.S.

I imagine the company intends to setup a website on DAS.in, which will promote the D.A.S. brand in India.
 
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Ace

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As reported by Rocko here, DAS.in recently sold for 3,500 Euros ($5,145) via Sedo.

Whois shows that the purchaser was an enduser, a German insurance company. ERGO Insurance Group is represented in over 30 countries, including India. One of the company's brands is D.A.S.

I imagine the company intends to setup a website on DAS.in, which will promote the D.A.S. brand in India.
DAS is a common surname in India. Not as common as Kumar. Kumar.in I believe as went for XXXX
 

Ceres

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Thanks Ace, I didn't know Das is a common surname in India.

I notice IndianYouthCongress.in redirects to IYC.in (a definite improvement :)). The list of Indian Domain Sales states that this domain sold for $350 in 2008 in a private sale.
 

Ceres

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As reported here, MovieTickets.co.in recently sold for $1,000 via Sedo. The new owner is... MovieTickets.com. For your info, MovieTickets.com Alexa traffic rank is 2,546.

Also reported was Data.in which sold for $1,533 via Sedo. The new owner is Data Infosys Ltd (it has been providing IT services in India since 1999). The .in domain currently forwards to DataInfosys.net.
 
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Ceres

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Both StellaMcCartney.in and StellaMcCartney.co.in ended up with Stella McCartney Limited, a UK fashion company (sold for $576 each via Sedo, May 2009). Looks like there's a Stella McCartney store in Bangalore, India. I think the company could easily have won these domains via INDRP. I guess it decided it was easier/cheaper to just pay the sale price for these domains.

Prompt.in (sold for $125 via Sedo, Dec. 2008) ended up with Prompt Infotech, an Indian firm that sells computer hardware and computer software products such as PROMPT Rx and PROMPTenterprise.
 

LLL.in King

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Both StellaMcCartney.in and StellaMcCartney.co.in ended up with Stella McCartney Limited, a UK fashion company (sold for $576 each via Sedo, May 2009). Looks like there's a Stella McCartney store in Bangalore, India. I think the company could easily have won these domains via INDRP. I guess it decided it was easier/cheaper to just pay the sale price for these domains.

Prompt.in (sold for $125 via Sedo, Dec. 2008) ended up with Prompt Infotech, an Indian firm that sells computer hardware and computer software products such as PROMPT Rx and PROMPTenterprise.

prompt.in seems to have been sold quite cheaply:rolleyes:
 

Ceres

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Websense.in redirects to Websense.com. Websense is a security software company which has offices worldwide, including 4 offices in India. The domain sold at Sedo for $1,500 in Dec. 2006. I notice the company also owns the .co.in.

Azureus.in redirects to Vuze.com (Vuze was formerly known as Azureus). In India, Vuse.com has a traffic rank of 8,376. The domain sold at Sedo for $600 in Dec. 2006.

Cream.in redirects to Cream.net. This is owned by Cream Consultants Group which specialises in eco-efficiency projects. The domain sold at Sedo for $600 in April 2007.

Instyle.in is owned by Instyle Compact Soles, a New Delhi based company that trades in the footwear industry. The domain sold at Sedo for $546 in April 2008.
 

Gaurish

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Websense.in redirects to Websense.com. Websense is a security software company which has offices worldwide, including 4 offices in India. The domain sold at Sedo for $1,500 in Dec. 2006. I notice the company also owns the .co.in.

Azureus.in redirects to Vuze.com (Vuze was formerly known as Azureus). In India, Vuse.com has a traffic rank of 8,376. The domain sold at Sedo for $600 in Dec. 2006.

Cream.in redirects to Cream.net. This is owned by Cream Consultants Group which specialises in eco-efficiency projects. The domain sold at Sedo for $600 in April 2007.

Instyle.in is owned by Instyle Compact Soles, a New Delhi based company that trades in the footwear industry. The domain sold at Sedo for $546 in April 2008.
Thanks ceres
 

Akhil

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Years ago in 2005, I sold dak.in in around 500$ to a gentleman from Mumbai who had this surname!
 

Ceres

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Years ago in 2005, I sold dak.in in around 500$ to a gentleman from Mumbai who had this surname!
Akhil, the current whois for Dak.in shows you are still the owner. Did you end up reacquiring this domain? :confused:
 

Akhil

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Thanks Ceres! That's quite a discovery...!
The registrant information has not been changed by him but Admin and other info is his. That's the problem with Net4India... They just won't let you do things the easy way. At one time I had a couple of hundred domains with Net4 and I was also their reseller partner for my region, not any more. They are the cheapest quality and poorest service providers I have come across.

Anyways, the domain is safe with Mr. Dak!
 
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