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Cruise.com vs Cruise.me
A great post today by Morgan Linton covers the launch of new startup Cruise.me who has ambitions of 50,000 monthly registered users and 2 Million in unique monthly visitors for 2014, As Morgan covers in his story Cruise.me was purchase for $28,500, last year we also seen the domain Cruises.co sell for $82,500 in 2012 but still hasn’t launched yet however the cruise business certainly seems to be an area where companies don’t mind dropping the cash to get the domain name they want.
According to NameBio.com here are some other Five, six and even one Seven figure CCTLD Cruise related domain names sold.
CheapRiverCruises.com – $20,000 via Sedo.com – April 2013
DreamCruises.com – $28,000 via Sedo.com – January 2013
Cruise.co.uk – $1,099,798 via Pvt Sale – February 2008
CasinoCruises.com – $25,000 via Namebuyers – November 2007
HawaiianCruises.com – $38,888 via Moniker.com – November 2007
Cruise.ca – $33,363 via Pvt Sale – May 2006
eCruise.com – $100,000 via Pvt Sale – September 2009
Do you own any Cruise Domains?
Looking at the Cruise.me website it looks modern and has a great lander before it launch date which is expected to be 2014, checking out Cruise.com it looks dated as if the company that built the site but hasn’t really updated it and the same stands for Cruises.com – If you read the TechCrunch.com article this is exactly why Cruise.me is being launched to make booking cruises easier at present only 15% of users book there cruise online.
Another company that launched last year to change the way we book cruises online named CruiseWise.com was later purchased by TripAdvisor.com is this what Cruise.me is aiming for another of the large travel companies to purchase them?