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  • Big news: GoDaddy now fully functional with Afternic

    1. BY - Sep 10, 2014
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    Fast Transfer integration is good news for all domainers that sell domains with fixed prices.

    Afternic GoDaddyIt’s been almost a year since GoDaddy acquired Afternic, and domainers can finally realize a huge benefit of the acquisition.

    Starting later today, GoDaddy will be fully integrated with Afternic as a “Fast Transfer” partner.

    This means two things for domain name investors: …Click here to continue reading

  • 15 end user domain name sales

    1. BY - Sep 05, 2014
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    A social media platform, lighting company and local marketing company buy domain names.

    SedoSedo sold 556 domain names last week for a total of $1.2 million.

    One of the more interesting buys was FLO.co, purchased by the company that uses FindYourFlo.com. Given their branding, I like the rhyme in Flo.co.

    Below are 15 of the end user sales I identified from Sedo’s weekly list.

    …Click here to see the 15 domain names

  • Was Daimler the reason for RideScout’s $80k domain name purchase?

    1. BY - Sep 03, 2014
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    A subsidiary of Daimler has acquired RideScout, a company that just paid 60,000 euros for a domain name.

    RidescoutLast week I wrote about how RideScout, a company that helps map out the best transportation options for a route, purchased the domain name RideScout.com for 60,000 euros ($80,000 USD) at Sedo.

    The company has been using the longer domain RideScoutApp.com for its web address.

    The timing and price tag make a lot of sense with news out today: A subsidiary of German car giant Daimler has acquired RideScout.

    Daimler has a subsidiary called moovel that operates the car2go car sharing service. car2go is similar to ZipCar.

    The acquisition makes senses, as car sharing can fit nicely in RideScout’s service. It also sheds light on why a small startup like RideScout would suddenly plunk down a lot of cash for a better domain name.

  • .Club first new TLD to reach 100,000 paid registrations

    1. BY - Aug 29, 2014
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    Marketing efforts pay off as .Club crosses milestone.

    .Club.Club sent out a press release this morning touting that it has now sold 100,000 domain name registrations — the first new TLD to reach this milestone.

    .XYZ and .Berlin have more registrations, but most of their registrations were given away for free.

    What was .club’s secret to getting to 100,000 registrations? Pick a good domain and then add money.

    The company has certainly outspent all of its rivals on marketing.

    It hired 50 Cent as a pitchman and then threw a big party in NYC.

    Its team has traveled the globe going to club-related events.

    It paid to be front and center on GoDaddy’s home page for several weeks.

    The company has spent much more on marketing than it has taken in from registrations so far. That’s the business model, since domain name sellers are selling a subscription product. You have to look at the lifetime value of a registration, not one year.

  • App maker spends $80k to drop “app” from domain name

    1. BY - Aug 27, 2014
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    Ridescout pays big bucks for shorter domain name and other end user domain name purchases.

    RidescoutThe .app domain name is coming. Until then, many app makers have plugged “app” onto the end of their domain names when they can’t get the .com domain that matches their app name.

    Does the domain name still matter for app makers? Yes, judging by RideScout’s 60,000 euro purchase of RideScout.com last week. The Austin maker of the RideScout app for finding the best transportation options has been using the domain name RideScoutApp.com.

    Here are other end user purchases at Sedo over the past week.

    (You can view previous lists like this here. If you’d like to learn how to sell your domain names like these on Sedo, download this report.)

    Roomle.co.uk $850 – Roomle GmbH, which provides an app for floorplan and interior decorating design. It uses Roomle.com.

    Cilia.co.uk 2,000 EUR – Melitta Zentralgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, maker of Cilia brand tea filters.

    ThisChangesEverything.com $16,500 – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “This Changes Everything” appears to be a slogan related to one or more of its new cruise liners.

    Fitfluence.com $995 – Los Angeles company FITfluence, which is some sort of fitness/health company.

    Mifi.us $2,000 – Novatel Wireless, Inc. Novatel actually has a trademark on the term “mifi”, which I assumed was a generic term for personal hotspots.

    MyLudus.com $2,195 – myLudus, Inc, a New Hampshire company. The email address on the domain leads back to a tech company.

    QueCrees.com $6,000 Spanish-language network Univision. “Que Crees” means “What do you think?”

    MovetoCloud.com $2,895 – research giant Gartner, which sells a lot of cloud advice.

    Orbitg.com $999 – CitizenHawk acquired this domain name on behalf of Orbitz.

    FinishLien.com $900 – another CitizenHawk transaction, this one on behalf of FinishLine.com.

    GoToWebnar.com $1,200 – and yet another CitizenHawk acquisition, for client Citrix.

    ItsaFineLine.com $1,895 – Creative Media Alliance in Seattle bought this domain name. It appears to be for a motorcycle safety campaign.

    LeTypographe.com $2,000 – Brussels stationery maker Le Tyopgraphe. It uses the domain name typographe.be.

    Parrys.com $1,301 – Parrys Property, a UK real estate firm.

    Bamiao.com $15,000 – From what I can tell, this domain was purchased by Samsung’s Cheil Industries, a chemical affiliate of Samsung.

    HBfit.com 1,500 GBP – the HB is short for Hannah Bronfman, a DJ and model from New York.

    Texzon.com $5,100 – Texzon Utilities, which acts as a middleman between utilities and customers. They’ve been using the matching .net domain name.

    Qkids.com $8,000 – Qello, which offers streaming of concerts and music documentaries.

    TheDaisyFoundation.com $2,244 – Lazy Daisy Ltd, which provides birthing classes.