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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 “inglés” 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.


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Comments (4)

    Nuno

    Ingles also means English in Portuguese, it’s a great name.

    August 16th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      Joao Mesquita

      And suddenly, the market for that domain usage just increased 200+++million times more…

      In reply to Nuno | August 16th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Diego

    In Spanish, “ingles” also means “groin”.

    August 17th, 2014 at 3:25 am

      Diego

      In fact, the English language would be an IDN in Spanish, as it should be written “inglés” (xn--ingls-esa).

      In reply to Diego | August 17th, 2014 at 3:28 am

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