A little over a week ago, I saw that Ingles.com was coming up for auction at NameJet, and I placed a backorder on it. When I initially saw the domain name coming up for sale, my first thought was that “ingles” means “English” in Spanish. As such, I thought Ingles.com would be a good domain name for English classes targeting the Spanish-speaking market.
A few days before Ingles.com was entered into an auction, my family took a trip to the North Carolina mountains for a long weekend. On the drive from the Charlotte airport, we passed a few large supermarkets named Ingles. After spending the next morning on the lake, we went to Ingles to pick up some food for lunch, and we went back for a couple of additional things the following morning.
Up until this trip, I had never even heard of Ingles, and on the day we returned from our trip, I was involved in the auction for Ingles.com. It’s funny how a change of scenery, even one that is brief, can change your perspective about something. I didn’t end up winning the auction.
Raymond Hackney, whose birthday was yesterday (happy birthday!), reported that Ingles.com ended up selling yesterday for $49,899. Ingles supermarket currently uses Ingles-Markets.com for its website domain name. Perhaps the company is behind the acquisition of Ingles.com. We shall see.