According to NameBio, PDN.com was last sold for $27,900 via Sedo in July of 2014. Whois records show the buyer was Paula Deen Ventures. Paula Deen is a chef, cookbook author, and is perhaps most well-known for her Food Network television shows.
I don’t believe Paula Deen or her company ever used PDN.com as a standalone website. Archive.org records show that PDN.com was used as a forwarder to Deen’s website, PaulaDeen.com for quite some time until it expired.
Recently, PDN.com expired, and it was deleted. The domain name was caught by DropCatch.com, and it is currently in an open auction that ends later on this afternoon. The high bid stands at $36,500.
It’s peculiar to see a valuable 3 letter .com domain name expire like this. Just a handful of LLL.com domain names expire and hit the auction block each year.