In the most recent DNJournal weekly domain sales report, Ron Jackson reported the sale of two cancer vaccine domain names: CancerVaccine.org sold for $18,000 and CancerVaccine.net sold for $10,000. According to the updated Whois records for both domain names, the company that acquired them is a publicly traded pharmaceutical company called Northwest Biotherapeutics (Stock symbol: NWBO).
Additional research led me to find that the company also acquired CancerVaccine.com as well. Up until August 1, the domain name was owned under privacy protection at Moniker, but the Whois lookup is now showing that it is owned by Northwest Biotherapeutics at Go Daddy. Prior to its privacy protection in late 2012, it was owned by a domain investor in New Jersey. It is possible the company had owned it at that point, and the privacy was removed after the transfer.
At the moment, it does not appear that the domain names are being utilized by the company.
I did a bit of cursory research on Northwest Biotherapeutics, and on the company’s website, it mentions this: “The Company’s platform technology, DCVax ®, uses a patient’s own dendritic cells, the starter engine of the immune system. The dendritic cells are extracted from the body, loaded with tumor biomarkers or ”antigens”, thereby creating a personalized therapeutic vaccine.”
It’s a wise move for NWBO to own these particular domain names because it’s more likely that people will remember the words “cancer vaccine” rather than the company or product name. I am not familiar with pharmaceutical marketing, but I assume that they could use these generic domain names in marketing materials, making it easier for patients and medical professionals to remember how to navigate to the company website, assuming they plan to use these domain names in market.
Congratulations to Northwest Biotherapeutics for getting these important domain names.
I find it interesting that the .org sold for more than the .net.
Most likely different owners meant different prices. Personally, I like the .org more than the .net here, and in general, I’d probably choose a .org over a .net if the .org made sense. I have no interest in .net.
Couldn’t agree more. The .org works so much better than the .net here.
Here it is because the .org represents this company much better
There are a bunch of vaccine biotech companies out there. I remember trading in and out of this one years ago. If my memory serves correct they did a reverse split years ago. Hopefully, that whole sector will be able to get some breakthroughs in the near future for the disease. Nice story.
I like the .org’s better than the .net’s and just sold a two word eight char .org for 25k today…
I’ve heard of this company purchasing. Very cutting edge science they have.
I have Curable.org up for a quick sale now
I have vaccinemaker.com something similar.
please sent me the price .