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  • Igloo acquires Aftermarket.com

    1. BY - Sep 18, 2014
    2. Domain Sales
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    Domain broker acquires domain name marketplace.

    Aftermarket.comIgloo, a fast growing domain name broker, has acquired domain name marketplace Aftermarket.com from Thought Convergence.

    The move makes sense for Igloo. While its focus in the past has been on larger, high touch transactions, it is now handling the sale of the old DomainSponsor portfolio that was acquired by Rook Media earlier this year. Aftermarket.com will give it a good platform to sell these domain names (and others). …click here to continue reading

  • Wow: Amazon.com buys .Buy for $4.6 million, .Tech sells for $6.8 million

    1. BY - Sep 17, 2014
    2. Domain Sales
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    Amazon.com paid $4.6 million to win rights to .buy top level domain name, but that wasn’t the most expensive TLD auction on Wednesday.

    You might think new top level domain names aren’t meeting early expectations, but applicants still apparently value the opportunity very high.

    ICANN held its second “auction of last resort” for new top level domain names today. Three contention sets were resolved at multi-million dollar prices.

    Here are the results:

    .Tech sold for $6,760,000 to Dot Tech LLC. I’ve heard of some private contention set auctions closing for about this price, but I suspect this is a record or close to it. Three bidders bid at least $6.2 million in the auction. (I’ve heard it’s not a record, but definitely toward the high end.)

    DotTech beat out Google, Uniregistry, Nu Dot Co, Donuts and Minds + Machines.

    .Buy sold for $4,588,888 to Amazon.com.

    Amazon beat Google, Donuts and Famous Four Media in the auction. PVT Registry did not participate. Only two bidders bid above $1.5 million.

    .VIP sold for $3,000,888 to publicly traded Minds + Machines.

    It beat Google, VIP Registry, Minds + Machines, Donuts, I-Registry and Vipspace Enterprises LLC. Three bidders were willing to pay at least $2.2 million in the auction.

    Unlike with private contention set auctions, the losers in these auctions walk away with nothing, other than a small refund on their application fee.

  • $25,000 new TLD sale among this week’s end user domain name sales

    1. BY - Sep 16, 2014
    2. Domain Sales
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    Travel company is among at least four end users who bought new TLDs at Sedo this past week.

    There is an aftermarket for new top level domain names. It’s not huge, and few people are getting rich from it. But there is a market.

    Take this week’s $25,000 sale of Baltic.cruises by Viking River Cruises. I’ve seen magazine ads for Viking, which promotes small ship cruises in European rivers for those that don’t want to venture far from shore.

    This domain was among at least four new TLDs sold to end users this past week at Sedo. The other sales were for under $1,000, but that’s not bad for domains registered less than a year ago.

    The end user list, including new TLDs and existing ones, is below. …Click here to see the end user domain name sales

  • A Step-By-Step Guide to Moving your GoDaddy Premium Listings to Afternic

    1. BY - Sep 15, 2014
    2. Domain Sales
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    Here’s how to move your domain names to Afternic Premium to take advantage of GoDaddy’s new integration with the service.

    Last week I shared the good news that GoDaddy is now fully integrated with the Afternic Premium network with fast transfer.

    This means that you can list domain names registered with GoDaddy on Afternic Premium, which gives you much greater reach than listing domains on GoDaddy alone.

    If you currently list domain names for sale on GoDaddy Premium Listings, moving them to Afternic Premium is a no-brainer. You’ll get more sales distribution at a lower commission rate (30% vs. 20%).

    Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as just clicking a button to move your domains. In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through how to move your domain listings. …Click here to read the complete tutorial

  • List of end user domain name sales up to $50,000

    1. BY - Sep 11, 2014
    2. Domain Sales
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    .Co owner pays dearly for .com, Shopzilla buys a .co.uk domain and CitizenHawk picks up a typo on behalf of Home Depot.

    Sedo had 525 transactions last week for a solid $1.4 million worth of domain name sales.

    A lot of the bigger sales are still in escrow. Still, we know about end user sales of $9,999 and $50,000 for domains that have already transferred.

    Here are some of the end user domain names sales for the week:

    …Click here to see the end user domain name sales