Domain names can be some amazing little buggers! That's why I love them so much! You never know what you are holding and who wants your one of a kind piece of virtual real estate. Domain names can be extremely powerful when used in marketing, as it can easily direct a massive amount of eyeballs in one location!

Mike Mann is reporting on his Facebook page that his company has sold* the domain name for $60,000 USD. A domain he purchased for $200 in late 2012. How did he sell it for $60K is likely your question! He asked for it! Not many would put a price tag of $60K on "that kind of domain" but Mike did and somebody felt it was worth it to pay it.

A lot of domain sales are often the perfect storm… they take several things coming together to make it all happen. This sale was no different!

These types of domain sales keep my domain dreams alive! They get me excited even though my domain dreams haven't been playing out for me lately, but my hopes and dreams stay alive because I still own a couple hundred domains.

Helpful facts that likely helped in the sale of resolves to a "For Sale" landing page that clearly states the domain is for sale. A phone number is provided and a Buy Now link.

Coming Together Lander

The domain was priced. (This can go either way, but I think pricing the domain helped sell it in this case) For some reason, "make offer" can be something that makes a person shy away, because they don't know what to offer.

Don't listen to others, listen to yourself. I wouldn't have priced this domain at $60K. Most I know in the domain world wouldn't have either. Mike did.

I think it is extremely vital that your domains landing page reflects that your domain name is for sale. Clean, clear and professional.

* sold can be a term I do not like to use when the domain name has yet to transfer ownership, but it's a fun word to use in an article!

Kmart of all stores came up with a commercial that has gone viral and it's funny! I think of Kmart and the 80's, empty parking lots and brown shopping carts. I hate the color brown and the 80's were some 30 years ago.

Well, Kmart pulled a fast one on everybody and produced a commercial that grabs attention with the play off of a three word term! Ship My Pants

With a little "slur" and different accents, ship can sound like something you may step in while walking the pastures of a farm field. Here is the video that has been viewed over 2.5 million times at time of this article:

Funny Ship!

One thing you may have noticed in the ad, near the end… medium sized print of the hashtag #shipmypants and in very small print (not very wise) the domain, where you would have to go to ship your pants. Even better use would have been a large print of the domain name displayed in the ad!

Interestingly enough, the domain was registered 8/24/2012 and appears to be owned by a company that runs a tactical appearal and gear online store, not Kmart. The domain resolves simply to a HostMonster landing page.

To make things worse for Kmart, even if you do happen to see the micro text that is displayed in the ad (or heard the guy say, good luck finding any information upon visiting the site about shipping your pants. I looked all over and didn't see anything related to shipping my pants, shipping your pants or just shipping any pants! I just about shipped my pants! Not even a Ship Your Pants Here blue light special anywhere!

In the end, the ad is about Shipping and you can do that with "ship to store" for free or on orders $59 or higher are free or 3 months of free shipping. This is clearly highlighted on the top of the homepage but I would still do a play on Ship My Pants directly on the site, which they have not.

Doing some digging (it's what I do) I was able to uncover some domain names that have sold recently (likely for a fair amount) but went unreported likely due to an NDA. The following domain names have "clear" whois changes but were not reported sold for whatever reason. The sales took place via BuyDomains or Afternic. (if I am able to drum up an educated guess on I price I will post it by the name.) , new owner according to whois records is Ugur Ata. No guess on sales price , new owner according to whois records is Wireless Generation Inc. ($8,000 Thanks to Todd in the comments section), new owner according to whois records is Amazon Thunder Inc. ($22,000 Thanks to Todd in the comments section) , purchased for a buyer using the MarkMonitor service. (this domain was listed for $100,200.00 on BuyDomains… no clue what it sold for though) BuyDomains ? This one I'm not 100% sure about. It sold in 2011 for $8,640 to a "Chip Cable " and is now owned by "Matt Cable", different addresses. Matt Cable has a email address and Chip just a gmail address, so it could be a family/business that purchased it and they also happen to own

That is what I could dig up for now.