Two sales just crossed the Sedo sales wire, XINJIANG.COM For $55K and MSG.Me For $25K.
MSG.me was owned by StartNow International Limited of Great Britain.
I’m going to say the buyer was the owner of message.me, although the domain is still in escrow at Sedo.com
Message.me is a partially developed site which is also showing as Sedo as owner at the moment.
Here is what Message.me says on their site:
“”What is message.me?
message.me allows you to get urgent or time sensitive messages pushed to you without you having to share your mobile number. By creating a message.me link, you create a way for people to send messages directly to you while keeping your mobile number completely private.
How would you use message.me?
Use message.me in your email signature and give people the option of pushing urgent messages to you. Add message.me to your online store and let your customers text you directly. Add message.me links to your Craigslist postings by providing a message.me contact option instead of email. For more information on how to use message.me links, click here.
Your username allows you to log in and manage all of your links, and also lets you personalize your links by including your username in the url.
message.me links are the web-based keys that allow people to message you. Once you have connected your mobile with message.me, you’ll get a url that links directly to you and replaces the need to publish your mobile number online.
By adding names to your message.me links, you can create unique labels for the various links you publish. For example, if you’re selling your bike on Craigslist, you can name a message.me link “bike” so that all messages triggered from that link will include the label “#bike” as a reference.
Using the embed code rather than a link, you can embed an html message.me button on your website or blog.
Take it mobile
Whenever you click on a message.me link or button and start a new conversation, the respondent has the option to transfer the conversation from a web-based conversation to a mobile conversation. Even after a conversation is taken mobile, mobile numbers are never revealed.
At any point, you can choose to expire any of your additional links. When a link is expired, you’ll no longer receive messages from the link. If someone clicks an expired link, we’ll inform them that the link is no longer active and cannot deliver messages.
Stopping a conversation
To end a conversation, send the message “stop” at any time. Once the message is delivered, both parties will be informed that the conversation has ended and messages will no longer be delivered.”
XINJIANG.COM was owned by Abstract Holdings International LTD and is now registered to “houzhaobo” with no address or other information.
The domain does not currently resolve.
Xinjiang (XUAR) is an autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China, located in the northwest of the country.
It is the largest Chinese administrative division and spans over 1.6 million km2.
Xinjiang borders Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, has abundant oil reserves and is China’s largest natural gas-producing region.