Yesterday I reported that the domain name was reported sold by Mike Mann on his Facebook page for $60,000 and today The Coca Cola Company is listed as the new owners in whois records!

Coming Together Coke

This clearly shows that companies will spend big bucks to own the exact match domain name for advertising campaigns! Here is the ad, which basicly talks about obesity and calories. At the end of the ad, Coke displays the domain name to visit and learn more. That URL redirects to currently does not resolve at the time of this article but is hosted on Cokes servers. It is hard to say if they will again use the domain as a redirect or build a stand alone site on it. With the price paid for the domain, one would think they would use it for a stand alone site!

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8 Responses to $60K Purchase of Was Coke
  1. Ill drink a Coke (and rum) to that

  2. Its regarding their antiobesity campaign leveraging Michelle Obama PR

  3. I think I have already mentioned this in my reply to your earlier post when it was still having the broker/lawfirm name in whois:



  4. […] for $60,000 to the Coca Cola Company.Jamie Zoch of Dot Weekly wrote an interesting piece on it here. Jamie goes on to say that “this clearly shows that companies will spend big bucks to own […]

  5. I just checked it and they do have a standalone site online now.

    To me, $60k is just an absurd amount of cash for that kind of a domain, even if you are coke.

  6. That is awesome! Goes to show that there is serious money to be made in the domain business. Congrats to Mike!


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