We all are familiar with the american reality show, Top Chef. The show has spawned multiple spin-off series, including Top Chef Masters, featuring established award-winning chefs and Top Chef: Just Desserts, featuring pastry chefs. Another spin-off Top Chef Junior, featured contestants in their early teens. Top Chef and its every spin-off features chefs competing against each other in various culinary challenges. They are judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notables from the food and wine industry with one or more contestants eliminated in each episode.
Considering the usage and the generic meaning of the term, TopChef.com is a great domain to own. The TV show never owned it and the domain was first registered in 1999, then dropped and re-registered in 2003. This premium domain was dropped recently and it was up on auction and a lot of action at DropCatch.
The term ‘Top Chef’ got a few live trademarks but still the auction saw a lot of interest and active bidding from 86 bidders, who placed a 156 bids to own this premium domain name. The domain was bought by a DropCatch user ‘reasonreason’ for a whopping $8,138.
I hope the new owner is an end user and he puts the domain to good use here.