The company started by offering lead generation websites for real estate investors, but Mauch had a bigger vision for more verticals. It should be a customer carrot.
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It should be something that you dangle in front of them and it attracts them. They bite it. Over time, he grew tired of explaining his email address to customers. Then a big gut check happened at a conference the company sponsored.
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We absolutely love OnCarrot. Even though the only branding the company had that said OnCarrot was its domain name, customers were referring to the company as OnCarrot instead of Carrot. There was a big brand conflict.
He researched the owner of the domain and found it was artist Michael Kupka. A bit later, to his shock, Mauch discovered that a venture-backed company in California managed to buy the domain.
He figured his chance to acquire the domain was over. In the ups and downs of his multi-year attempt to get the domain, this down was very short. The California business failed quickly and Mauch tried to buy the domain from them. It turns out they had a payment plan with Kupka.
Last year the domain name expired and went up for auction on GoDaddy Auctions. Mauch was back in the game…only to have the auction canceled before it ended. It turns out that the artist Michael Kupka had passed away from cancer. After he died the domain expired and went to auction. Sweetman runs the domain broker-buyer service Name Ninja and helped Mauch acquire the domain. After acquiring the domain last fall on a payment plan similar to the last buyerMauch forwarded Carrot.
He sold two domains that year, each for seven figures. Besides Seniors. The domain was purchased by Chinese gamemaker 37Wan. In OctoberComputer. It was bought by a Chinese company because the number signifies "information" and can be used to call in restaurant and hotel reservations, according to DN Journal similar to in the US.
It was purchased by Gamewave Group Limited. It was the largest domain sale of the year. Moniker brokered a deal to sell social. But don't expect any sort of fun chat site: Salesforce bought the URL and it now directs to one of the company's advertising pages.
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It was the biggest domain-only sale in years. German commerce company Unister GmbH bought Shopping. They wanted to create easy access to sugary sweets online, so they made a big bet on the simple domain.
A billionaire in Russia who owns the country's largest vodka maker, Russian Standard Co. Michael Castello purchased the domain 19 years ago, in Marchwhen it cost nothing to obtain. I always enjoyed "The Whisky", with its musical heritage and scene where the likes of The Doors and Janis Joplin played. Years later, I even offered Whisky. That rejection would prove to be good for me.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi purchased MI. It's said to be the most expensive domain name purchased by a Chinese Internet company, and Xiaomi intends to use it to make its brand name easier to remember.
Now both are owned by Amazon, but Clothes. Alf Temme sold the domain after owning it for almost nine years. It was one of his smoother sales; in Microsoft sued him for owning ho0tmail.
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