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Apple, orange or banana .com ?

Take your pick of a fruit: Apple, orange or banana? Quite the fruity dilemma. That’s what the Chinese owners of Banana.com – a domain once owned by the Castello brothers – are talking about, in Chinese of course. There’s a video, shared via the Chinese web site 56.com – the equivalent of YouTube in China […]

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Banana Guru: Unlike DomainTools, Screenshots is not gTLD-ready

DomainTools is an indispensable multi-tool for domain investors, and we make use of it daily. The sister service of DomainTools is Screenshots.com, an archive and repository of web site homepages along their history. While the WHOIS tool is able to look up any domain name, even the new gTLDs, Screenshots.com isn’t gTLD-ready, unfortunately. 🙁 For […]

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Castello Brothers: At end of NDA, mega domain sale will be revealed!

A few months ago we announced that one of the greatest domain assets of the Castello Brothers, changed hands. The prestigious Banana.com moved to China, and the sale had been under a non disclosure agreement (NDA). As Michael Castello commented in that post: “We are making a deal now that will blow the lid off […]

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Confirmed: Banana.com moved to China, pending sale price currently under NDA

We have received confirmation from Michael Castello, that the lengthy, seedless, mostly yellow fruit known as banana has been tentatively sold in its .com incarnation. Following our article “Banana Disappeared!” that pondered on the current status of the domain name, Banana.com, Michael Castello commented thus: “The big banana is in Asia. haha Will have more […]

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Banana disappeared!

A San Francisco monkey, Banana Sam, has passed away at the ripe age of 19. Rest in peace, Sam. 🙁 In other news from the domain jungle: Banana.com does not appear to be in the hands of the Castello Brothers any more. When did that happen??? This amazing fruit, apparently changed hands in May this […]

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The Banana is back!

The Castello Brothers – popular domain investors from the West Coast – have restored the status of premium domain name, Banana.com In the recent past, Banana.com found itself in limbo, after being placed in the development pantry along with other fruit such as Grape.com 😀    

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Missing in action: Banana.com by the Castello Brothers

What is going on with the top tier domain name Banana.com ? We checked several days and weeks ago, and it seems this ultra (yellow) premium is somehow losing its freshness and curvature! As we speak, Banana.com is down. Which would make it a limp banana. Owned by the Castello Brothers, Banana.com was in the […]

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How BIG is your banana?

Every domain property has a value these days; despite the numerous automated evaluation services, there is little agreement on how domainers evaluate domain names – especially generics. Take for example the domain name Banana.com – owned by the Castello Brothers. Banana is a nutritious fruit, liked by many people around the world. In the tropics, […]

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