On Monday afternoon, I won the auction for Buena.com. I sent my $24k+ wire transfer yesterday, and it was processed by NameJet. A few hours later, I received the standard Provisioning Complete email from NameJet. The domain registrar listed in the email caught my attention: Gunga Galunga Corporation.
If you have seen Caddyshack, “gunga galunga” may sound familiar to you. Here’s a clip from the movie to remind you:
Typically, the drop catch domain registrar brand names are pretty boring. In my email history, I see company names like Postal Domains, Midwest Domains, eNom 375, eNom 443….etc. Since these are all drop catching registrars and aren’t really customer facing, the brand name doesn’t really matter much and there’s nothing really interesting about them. I don’t recall seeing any other humorous registrar names like this one before.
Buena.com should have a short life at Gunga Galunga Corporation. It will be provisioned to my Network Solutions account for about 60 days and ultimately be transferred to GoDaddy (unless it sells sooner).
My experience with NJ is that once a domain is provisioned to NetSol the 60 day ICANN rule applies – and therefore any sale is delayed those 60 days as well.
As far as Gunga Galunga – that brings a big smile.
I am reminded of CaddyShack.com selling for around $6500 maybe 15 years ago or so – and my attorney advised going after that – looks like some kind antiquated publication now.
And on that note I bought BushwoodCountryClub.com, LaceyUnderall.com and several others years back – nothing but conversation pieces.
Although not my preference, I am pretty sure a domain name sold within the first 60 days can be pushed to another NS account (where it will be locked for a subsequent 60 days).
I checked again recently and NetSol tells me it does not allow a “push” within the first 60 days, where other registrars, like NAME.com allow it. .. That said because Buena.com appears to be a pure drop – maybe a push within the Gunga Galunga registrar could be done – but that could be a slippery slope with the NetSol platform