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Cruises.co sells for $80,000 USD
Carnival Corporation has again purchased another domain name for their company, You might recall they bought cruises.co.uk for £560,000 GBP – $1 million USD a few years ago.
Cruises.co will be added to their current portfolio of domain names, including www.cruise.co.uk, www.cruises.co.uk and www.rivercruises.co.uk, as well as www.cruise.co which was purchased two years ago.
An article here quotes Seamus Conlon the Managing Director of Cruise.co.uk – http://www.e-tid.com/cruise-agency-claims-another-record-url/39446/
Seamus Conlon, managing director of Cruise.co.uk, said: ‘People may have thought that we were crazy in spending so much money on the purchase of www.cruises.co.uk but it has certainly paid for itself as it is now the largest cruise community in the UK.
‘As the internet develops further, it’s becoming more and more important to have the right URLs and that’s why we have invested in cruises.co.
‘We also wanted a non-country specific URL for our future development plans.
‘We need to make sure that we have control of this URL to ensure consistency across our brand and maintain our number one rating on Google across the various sites.’