Last week, Sedo recorded the sixth-largest publicly disclosed .CO sale of all time, according to data from NameBio. That name is Kitchen.co, a common one-word .CO name registered in 2010, which achieved a sales price of $84,100.
As of writing, the domain has changed hands and the new owner has quickly uploaded a new, protected website that requires authorization to view. Despite this, my research has led to the discovery of the buyer and indications as to what the name will be used for.
Kitchen.co was acquired by 2create Ltd, a design agency based in Varna, Bulgaria, which has branched out into the creation and development of brands under the 2create umbrella.
2create Ltd operates a service called Kitchen, which provides a shared inbox service and workspace for teams and their clients.
The Kitchen service is currently hosted on KitchenApp.io, suggesting that the acquisition of Kitchen.co is an upgrade from Kitchen’s original domain. The Kitchen.co domain doesn’t host Kitchen’s website yet, but I think this may happen soon.
The .COM equivalent, Kitchen.com, is owned by Anything.com Ltd, a company that owns a sizable portfolio of the best one-word .COM domains around. Anything.com Ltd recently sold Home.com for an undisclosed fee.
The Kitchen.io domain, a logical upgrade from KitchenApp.io, is owned by Jeremy Kitchen, who also owns the @Kitchen Twitter handle.