Good buy, Bad buy, Crazy buy?
BarclaysBank.com sold for $3,003 on NameJet a couple days ago.
Barclays is a British multinational investment bank and financial services company. One of the most powerful institutions in the world.
Back in 2015 we wrote about Barclays redirecting their .com to .barclays. They said they would be transitioning away from the .com and the .co.uk. They said they would be adding a layer of security for customers and clients by allowing only Barclays and Barclaycard to set up websites ending in .barclays and .barclaycard.
Back to BarclaysBank.com
The domain was registered in 1999 and owned by Roy Edward Messer the man who sold Vodka.com for $3 million in 2006.
Roy also won an interesting UDRP, back in 2009 he successfully won a UDRP for NationalRentACar.com. DNW.com detailed the UDRP decision. It’s worth a read.
Roy allowed BarclaysBank.com to expire after all this time. NameJet caught the domain name and it sold for $3,003.
The domain name is already being used for a redirect to SavingsAccounts.com in an affiliate type deal.
People want to keep spending on potentially or directly infringing names. The case of GoogleMeet.com is a prime example. Last week a UDRP was filed on that name.
So Good buy, bad buy, or crazy buy?