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Washington Post article provides more data on about domain name portfolios.
The Washington Post wrote about domain name investor Mike Mann yesterday, and the article sheds more light on the economics or large domain name portfolios. Really, it applies to all domain portfolios, even if you have a small one.
According to the Washington Post article, Mann’s company DomainMarket.com owns 350,000 domain names. He grosses $4 million a year from selling domains from the portfolio.
Right there, you can see a problem. The renewal fees alone on the portfolio are close to $3 million. Click here to continue reading…
Company pays $32,000 for mobil.co.com and movil.co.com.
The company that owns Mobile.co has spent $32,000 to acquire the third level domain names Mobile.co.com and Movil.co.com, the .co.com registry reported this morning.
Freelancing site Mobile Inc bought the domain names in a deal brokered by Igloo.com.
Although it might seem like a lot of money, the company may have spent a proportionally staggering amount when it acquired Mobile.co.
.co.com is a common typo in countries that offer domains under a .co.ccTLD format.
In related news, the .co.com registry is currently auctioning off a bunch of city names with no reserve at NameJet.
Disney, AMC and other big names bought domain names last week.
Sedo had a busy sales week when it came to selling domain names to big name end users. From Disney, to $10 billion clothing company Next, to AMC, a number of household brands bought domain names at the marketplace last week.
Interestingly, these three companies bought non-.com domains. .Club was the beneficiary of two of these big buyers, while AMC bought a .tv (although it has the matching .com domain name).
Here’s a list of 22 end user sales at the Sedo marketplace last week: Click here to view the end user sales list
Neither of them won .cloud, which begs a big question.
.Cloud is a valuable top level domain name.
I’m basing that on the seven applications it received, and that Amazon.com, Google and Symantec all applied for the domain name.
So which one of these heavyweights won the rights to .cloud? This one:
Wait – what? That cartoonish logo doesn’t match any of the heavyweights that applied for .cloud.
Aruba S.p.A., an Italian webhosting company, won the battle for .cloud against some of the world’s largest cloud companies. Click here to continue reading…
Here are some of the end user sales among Sedo’s $1.4 million in transactions last week.
Domain name marketplace Sedo handled 542 transactions last week for a total of $1.4 million in domain name sales.
End user buyers included two large pharmaceutical firms and one of the largest online travel sites. Notably, many of the end user purchases were by companies buying the .com that matches their existing ccTLD names.
Here’s a list of 14 end user sales at the marketplace last week: Click here to view the end user sales list