WISCONSINGAZETTE.COM led the action on Sunday, the publication shut down in 2018.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
The newspaper’s publisher, Louis Weisberg, said the Gazette never broke even during its time in publication. The Gazette did not attract enough print advertising to sustain the publication and the owner, Leonard Sobczak, had been supporting the paper, Weisberg said.
“Without professional reporting, there can be no democracy,” Weisberg said. “It pains me to be yet another example of a failed professional print product because — and this really held us off from closing — because we don’t want to increase the perception that it’s a dying industry. This is self-perpetuating. People say that it’s dying and it dies.”
The closing auction price was $35,944.
Ahrefs shows Domain Rating of 63.
Backlinks 201,484 96% dofollow
Referring Domains 3,672 81% dofollow
Someone looking to start a blog based out of Wisconsin without the overhead of a staff has some decent metrics to work with.
RoyalBlue.com closed at $19,602. Love this name, versatile brand that can work in a myriad of industries.
Domain rating 32 Backlinks 239 90% dofollow and Referring Domains 71 79% dofollow. There are several companies with Trademarks on the term “Royal Blue” From things like wax and clothing.
Lumos.com was the third 5 figure close on Sunday. Closing at $22,722 at NameJet. the light-giving spell in the Harry Potter books has many companies using the name in their company name and domain name.