MKT.com topped Sedo's weekly sales chart at $35,000. Other impressive domain sales included OpenEnglish.ru at the top of the ccTLD category at $15,000 and HomeSearch.info topping the "Other" category at $4,400 .
MKT.com topped Sedo's weekly sales chart at $35,000. Other impressive domain sales included OpenEnglish.ru at the top of the ccTLD category at $15,000 and HomeSearch.info topping the "Other" category at $4,400 .
Automattic,the company behind WordPress.com ,announced that it as added .CO domains to its limited number of TLDs available for fully hosted WordPress.com websites .
.CO became this way the fifth TLD option for WordPress.com hosted websites and now people who want to have their websites hosted on WordPress.com can select from .COM , .NET , .ORG , .ME and .CO .
"Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, announced today that it has added .CO as a custom domain name option for fully hosted WordPress.com sites. .CO will be joining .com, .org, .net and .me as one of only five custom domain options available through WordPress.com.
WordPress.com is the world’s most popular web publishing and hosting platform, making it easy for people to publish content online. There are currently over 33 million websites and blogs in over 120 languages around the world powered by WordPress.com, including the sites of many of the most well-recognized web publishers, like CNN, TechCrunch and TED.
Now people can register custom .CO web addresses for their businesses, brands or blogs directly on WordPress.com. “Short, memorable and easy to share, .CO has become one of the most popular web addresses among developers, bloggers, innovators and entrepreneurs,” said Raanan Bar-Cohen, Senior Vice President, Commercial Services, Automattic. “By partnering with .CO, we hope that WordPress.com will inspire even more people to launch more businesses, unleash more ideas, share more content -- and to build the future online.”
“WordPress.com customers already get the world’s most incredible content management system, with web hosting, security and analytics built right in – all without having to deal with web servers, complex configurations or coding," said Nicolai Bezsonoff, COO of .CO, “the custom .CO domain option is the icing on the cake!”
If you want to get a custom .CO domain for a new WordPress.com site, please visit www.wordpress.com/signup. If you want to add a .CO domain to an existing WordPress.com site, you can follow these simple instructions to get started."
Google has just announced their new product today,called Chrome Cast,without owning CrhomeCast.com domain .Chrome Cast will allow users to stream videos from a tablet of phone to their TV using Chrome.
Just like Microsoft did in the case of XboxOne,Google did not secure the domain name ChromeCast.com domain before announcing the release of their new product.
According to whois records,ChromeCast.com is owned by a media design and IT consulting company out of Edmonston,Canada .However,Google took the time to register ChromeCast.tv .According to whois records ,ChromeCast.tv was registered on July 18th,2013 and it is not yet resolving .
VideoShop.com topped Sedo's weekly sales chart at $35,000 .Highlights also include Beaute.fr,leading the ccTLD category at 17,650 EUR and KH.org,leading the "Other" category at $14,500 .
Other notable domain name sales include :
txo.com 18,000 USD
easyonline.com 15,000 USD
isec.com 12,000 USD
languageconnect.com 9,500 USD
clubracing.com 8,000 USD
sssss.com 7,500 USD
actmath.com 7,000 USD
reallocate.com 6,500 USD
theperfumeclub.com 6,000 EUR
wemeet.com 6,000 USD
vrmovies.com 5,500 USD
mappable.com 5,500 USD
stufeapellet.com 5,000 USD
astyx.com 5,000 EUR
alpharettageorgia.com 5,000 USD
euneuwagen.com 4,950 EUR
myunit.com 4,950 USD
istana.com 4,500 USD
mentorship.com 4,500 EUR
saywhatyoupay.com 4,433 USD
mediavoice.com 4,000 USD
webka.com 4,000 USD
behike.com 3,800 EUR
ibulb.com 3,567 USD
giggz.com 3,500 USD
beaute.fr 17,650 EUR
beauté.fr 17,650 EUR
syndic.fr 13,000 EUR
speedtest.me 6,500 USD
lock.tv 5,100 USD
jelly.co 4,900 EUR
armas.cl 4,000 EUR
yotta.co.uk 3,600 GBP
farmeramacheats.de 3,500 EUR
techguru.co 3,250 USD
freeshop.gr 3,000 EUR
babyforum.com.au 2,838 EUR
büromaterial.ch 2,500 EUR
mepa.it 2,200 EUR
news.im 2,100 GBP
mybody.co.za 2,000 USD
gewuerzshop24.de 2,000 EUR
galleass.cn 1,999 USD
learnarabic.co.uk 1,800 USD
augenlasern-leipzig.de 1,785 EUR
truckstopp.de 1,785 EUR
tandartsen.be 1,750 EUR
sparepartsonline.co.uk 1,750 EUR
configure.it 1,750 USD
fitnessarena.de 1,750 EUR
bssm.net 6,500 USD
offline.net 5,860 EUR
rechtsanwalt.info 4,544 USD
gioco.info 4,000 EUR
posh.net 3,500 USD
dona.net 3,000 EUR
media.biz 2,750 USD
project-yoshi.net 2,000 EUR
lina.net 1,750 USD
mest.net 1,600 USD
magis.net 1,600 USD
malaga.info 1,550 USD
ps4forums.net 1,500 USD
dostavka.net 1,500 EUR
For more information,check out Sedo.com here .
RSS.com domain name sold for $135,000,topped Domain Name Journal weekly sales list of reported domain names for the week ending Sunday,July 24,2013.
There was only one six figure domain name sale : RSS.com for $135,000 .
Sedo had a great week in the sales chart,taking 11 of the top 20 positions .Correspondingly,Afternic took seven of the top 20 positions .
.COM dominated once again the list,with 16 of the top 20 positions.
Here are the top 20 positions for the week ending July 24,2013 :
4.tie Beaute.fr $23,298
4.tie Beauté. fr (IDN) $23,298
10.KH.org $14,500 Sedo
14.tie InnerLoop.com $9,500
14.tie KUBO.com $9,500
14.tie LanguageConnect.com $9,500
14.tie TSCG.com $9,500
18.tie Cattlemens.com $8,000
18.tie ClubRacing.com $8,000
Just after the Royal House announced that the Royal Baby has been named George Alexander Louis,people started registering domain names related to his name .
GeorgeAlexanderLouis.com was registered not long after CNN reported that the Royal Baby has been named George Alexander Louis .According to whois records,the domain name was registere by Luc-Andre Biggs .The domain name is already parked at InternetTrafffic.com .
PrinceGeorgeAlexanderLouis.com was also registered within seconds the news was reported .According to whois records,the domain name was registered by Jonathan Moore of the UK .Moreover,Jonathan Moore also registered PrinceGeorgeAlexanderLouis.co.uk .
Other examples include :
GeorgeAlexanderLouis.co - Registered under privacy,according to whois records
GeorgeAlexanderLouis.co.uk - Registered by Tyras Kids Public Relations
GeorgeAlexanderLouis.org - Registered by Netfirms.com,according to whois records
PriceGeorgeAlexanderLouis.net - Registered by Dominic Forth out of Tampa
SuperNiche.com , a premium brokerage company,announced recently the availability of key pet services domain name PetGrooming.com
"SuperNiche.com, a premium domain brokerage firm, announces the availability of key pet services domain name PetGrooming.com.
The pet product industry is a booming industry with annual spending in the U.S. markets that reach into the billions of dollars ($53.33 billion in 2013 for pet products with $4.16 billion of that coming from pet services). Traditionally a recession-resistant industry, the growth of the pet products industry has largely been driven by large, multi-store, physical location-based chains like Pet Smart, Pet Value and Petco. Many newer companies, like Canada’s Pet Value and Global Pet Foods, have been expanding at healthy paces as well. Pet Smart’s founder Jim Doughert also has a new brand with Pet Sense and has opened over 40 of his new stores in the past five years alone.
In addition to the many top tier brick-and-mortar pet stores where you can take your dog to be groomed or boarded, there is a keen rise in mobile grooming services . There are several franchise opportunities available with companies like Aussie Pet Mobile and Wag’n Tails, and many local entrepreneurs are jumping into the business.
The phrase “pet grooming” generates 673,000 global searches per month in Google Search alone, with over twelve thousand of those being exact match searches. The keywords contained in the domain name are the most common keywords that a potential customer might use in an online search engine to look for these services and can potentially help customers find the website of anyone utilizing this exact match domain name. The strength of these keywords can also help instill confidence that a new brand is of high quality and can help build much needed trust for making a first time purchase of services. This makes PetGrooming.com an invaluable brand and a great lead generation tool for any company looking to break into the pet services industry or obtain the specific leads for their pet products business as pertains to a services division.
Ernest C. Seymour III, the president of SuperNiche.com says, "America loves pets. Over 46% of households own at least one dog, and we love to take good care of our loved ones. Pet grooming boutiques and mobile services are in high demand and internet sales continue to climb...all of which contribute to make PetGrooming.com a very smart and safe investment in the online space."
PetGrooming.com is available exclusively through Super Niche for $200,000. For more information on PetGrooming.com or to make an offer, please visit SuperNiche.com.
Super Niche LLC is a professional domain brokerage firm that has been on the web since 2004. As a premier place to buy or sell a premium domain name we specialize in the sale, consultation and acquisition of high quality aftermarket domain names. Super Niche’s mission is to match well funded buyers with motivated sellers by utilizing the power of our Domain Investor's Network(DIN) and the Name Factor Domain Analysis Newsletter to provide a flow of powerful keyword domains to domain investors, corporations and end users around the world.
CollegeBookStore.com domain name is now up for sale .The domain name ranks already in Google and will be sold to the highest bidder .
"Believe it or not, Summer is winding down and college students all across the country are gearing up for a brand new Fall semester. In conjunction with the flock of students returning to classes, CollegeBookstore.com is going up for auction and the highest bidder has the opportunity to acquire a great domain name.
CollegeBookstore.com already ranks in Google and receives a steady flow of organic traffic coming into the site. The domain hosts a developed website that offers an extensive National college bookstore directory that contains a list of school bookstores for every state with the following information available for each store: Address, City, State, Email Address, Phone, Fax, Hours of Operation, School's Nickname, School Colors, Undergraduates, Post Graduates, Staff, Directions To Bookstore, Reviews, and a Google Map of the bookstore – the amount of content that is included in this domain is spectacular!
Along with the extensive college bookstore directory on CollegeBookstore.com, the premium domain auction will also include the built-in textbook price search engine as well as the free CollegeBooks iPhone app.
College students can visit CollegeBookstore.com and search for used and new textbooks via Title, Author or ISBN – the site will instantly return a list of online retailers that sell those textbooks with the prices that each one currently has them listed at.
In case a student needs to look up a college bookstore or textbook price on the go, CollegeBookstore.com offers the free CollegeBooks iPhone app that allows students to search the National college bookstore directory and use the textbook price search engine from any iOS device – the inclusion of the iPhone app makes this domain auction an excellent grab for anyone that wants a website that is 100% developed.
Gear up for the upcoming Fall semester by acquiring a great online college bookstore website that will surely be of great benefit to the millions of college students returning to class after a long Summer break.
CollegeBookstore.com was founded in 1999 and the company strives to offer college students a free resource to search for local college bookstores and buy cheap textbooks online. This premium domain is a great acquisition as the Fall semester is quickly approaching."
Objections to a number of applications for regional generic Top Level Domains have meant that a few have seemingly bitten the dust.
First was the application for .swiss by Swiss International Airlines. The Swiss government objected to this application, and so the airline withdrew its application.
Then there were a few South American countries that objected to applications for .patagonia by the outdoor company and .amazon by the online retailer, and both seem to have been rejected.
For .patagaonia, Argentina and Chile protested while Brazil and Peru objected to .amazon. All of the countries objected to private companies having control of gTLDs and preventing individuals and organisations in these regions being able to register domains to benefit the regions.
The protests against the three gTLD applications have been most prominent at Governmental Advisory Committee. For example, the Swiss government set out its reasons for objecting and said "there is no doubt that the adjective/noun 'Swiss' and the management of the corresponding gTLD belong to the Swiss community and should not be controlled by a single private entity."
The governments of Brazil and Peru in objecting to .amazon said the application by the online retailer "has not received support from the governments of the countries in which the Amazon region is located. Therefore, the Governments of Brazil and Peru (GAC Members), with full endorsement of Bolivia, Ecuador and Guyana (Amazonic non GAC members) and also of the Government of Argentina, would like to request that the gTLD application be included in the GAC early warning process."
The governments of Argentina and Chile gave similar reasons for their objections to .patagonia.
In the case of both of .amazon and .patagonia, there was only one application for each. But in the case of .swiss, the Swiss government also applied through their Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications.
Domain name auction company SnapNames,managed to sell close to 66,000 ($65,770) worth of domain names in its Summer auction .The highest sale is Ofex.com at 8,000 .
The auction featured 139 domain names .
Here are the results:
And don't forget thanks to the drop, Frank is now MotherSuperior.com as well as the largest AAA Prime dotNet portfolio holder on the planet.
GardenOfEden.com joins these other sales made this weekend...
As always, check with DNJournal Wednesday afternoon for the most accurate pricing and exclusively reported results.
Frank Schilling Sells The Garden of Eden
This past week 6 more new gTLDs applications were withdrawn and their status was updated at the ICANN New gTLD website. These 6 withdrawn applications bring the total of withdrawn gTLD applications to 51.
Fairwinds Partners’s customers from the US withdrew their applications for the .LLP, .LTD, .INC, .LLC, and .CORP new gTLD strings. The strings received Prioritization Numbers of 221, 312, 348, 714, 941 on the prioritization draw last December.
Following the .ONLINE new gTLD alliance by Directi, Tucows and Namecheap, Tucows TLDs Inc. from CANADA withdrew it’s application for the .ONLINE new gTLD string. The string received a Prioritization Number of 1602 on the prioritization draw last December. The company has 3 more new gTLD applications for .MEDIA, .GROUP and .MARKETING. There are 5 applicants for the .ONLINE new gTLD string. It is possible that the Namecheap or the Directi application for .online will be withdrawn shortly as well.
The applicants that withdraw an application are eligible for a 70% refund of the application fees to ICANN. Each withdrawn application, is entitled to a refund of 70% of the $185,000 application fee that is or $130,000, since these fall “[a]fter posting of applications until posting of Initial Evaluation results,” as described in section 1.5.1 of the Applicant Guidebook.
The new gTLD application withdrawal and refund request process may take between 2-4 weeks to complete.
The other 45 applications that have withdrawn are:GLEAN (Lifestyle Domain Holdings, Inc.)GMBH (GMBH Registry, LLC)EST (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)KSB (KSB Aktiengesellschaft)HILTON (HLT Stakis IP Limited)CIALIS (Eli Lilly and Company)SWISS (Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.)ANSONS (CBM Creative Brands Marken GmbH)AND (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)CHATR (Rogers Communications Partnership)CAREMORE (WellPoint, Inc.)SKOLKOVO (Fund for Development of the Center for Elaboration and Commercialization of New Technologies)ARE (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)THEHARTFORD (Hartford Fire Insurance Company)GMC (General Motors LLC)CADILLAC (General Motors LLC)CHEVROLET (General Motors LLC)TRANSFORMERS (Hasbro International, Inc.)CHARTIS (American International Group, Inc.)HEINZ (ProMark Brands Inc.)KETCHUP (ProMark Brands Inc.)OLYMPUS (Olympus Corporation)HOME (Go Daddy East, LLC)CASA (Go Daddy East, LLC)GLOBALX (GlobalX Information Pty Limited)MED (DocCheck AG)INSURANCE (Progressive Casualty Insurance Company)OVERHEIDNL (Ministery of the Interior and Kingdom Relations)APP (Dot App LLC)GUARDIANMEDIA (Guardian News and Media Limited)GDN (Guardian News and Media Limited)???? (Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited)SVR (SVR GROUP)HEART (The American Heart Association, Inc.)STROKE (The American Heart Association, Inc.)??? (L’Oréal)BUY (PVT Registry, LLC)GUARDIAN (Guardian News and Media Limited)???? (Bridgestone Corporation)MII (MiTek USA, Inc.)MITEK (MiTek USA, Inc.)SAPPHIRE (MiTek USA, Inc.)CONNECTORS (MiTek USA, Inc.)MAIL (1&1 Mail & Media GmbH)BLOOMINGDALES (Macys, Inc.)
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Listed below are domain price quotes over $150,000 at Domain Name Sales over the past week.
One of the domains that caught my eye this week was ecig.com, owned by Frank Schilling’s Name Administration, with an asking price over $1.0 million.
There was an article in the Wall Street Journal last week entitled, “Altria to Enter E-Cigarette Market“. Altria has a market cap of $72 billion and is the parent company of Phillip Morris, which controls the Marlboro, Parliament, and Virginia Slims brands, among others.
Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. on Thursday said it would roll out its own version of e-cigarettes in the second half of 2013 amid signs the battery-powered devices—which convert heated, nicotine-laced liquid into vapor—are beginning to erode sales of traditional cigarettes in the U.S., less than a decade after surfacing.
Altria, which controls about half of the U.S. cigarette market, is playing catch-up to smaller rivals. Reynolds American Inc., the No. 2 cigarette player, said this week it plans to expand distribution of its Vuse e-cigarettes after bringing them in test markets in recent months. Lorillard Inc., the No. 3 player, paid about $135 million a year ago to acquire Blu Ecigs, a leading e-cigarette company.
U.S. retail sales of e-cigarettes totaled around $500 million last year, about 0.5% of the overall tobacco market, but are poised to reach $1 billion in 2013, estimates Euromonitor, a data service.
I don’t know if the interest in e-cigarettes by deep-pocketed companies will translate into a domain sale, but it also helps the value of ecig.com that a company built their brand on the hyphenated version of the domain: e-cig.com has an Alexa rank around 36,000, and has been developed since 2006.
Here are the rest of the price quotes over the past week. Multiple listings below = multiple quotes over the past week.
Quotes Over $1 million
$500,000 – $1,000,000
$250,000 – $500,000
$150,000 – $250,000
About a month ago we told you that around 2,000 domain names owned by Joel Williams/Dream Sellers/In Stealth Mode had been frozen by a state court after certain parties claiming rights in and to those domain names filed for an injunction with a Tennessee Court.
At the time we noted that the parties filing the suit must have had an old list of domain since so many of the domains on the list were no longer owned by Williams including hundreds of domain were unregistered.
Other domains owned by Joel Williams which were not on the list provided by the Plaintiffs are are starting to hit NameJet.com auctions as pending delete domains.
The domain name registrar, Name.com was a huge player in the .TV extension.
Actually Name.com was catching expired .TV almost with such a high success rate, they were pretty much the only .TV backorder system.
However since Name.com was bought by Demand Media, Inc, (DMD) for $18 Million Dollars, all of the expired Name.com domains including the .TV domain names seem to be going to Namejet.com on an exclusive basis and they are hitting NameJet.com auctions.
There are a few prime .TV domain names now in auction at NameJet.com which were formerly owned by Williams or one of his companies including, Celeb.tv, Pussy.,tv, Comic.tv and Director.tv which all went into privacy in 2012 only to be dropped for non-renewal in 2013.
Some of these domains sold for a one time fee in the $x,xxx range once they were freed from the .Tv premium program where the annual renewal fees where in the $x,xxx range per year or higher.
Another sad tale in what appears to be a rags to riches to rags story.
The policies for registering, renewing, deactivating and changing Whois information for .AL domain names is changing as of 1 May and will be performed by registrars authorised by the Albanian Electronic and Postal Communication Authority (AKEP). The new regulation sets 1 May as the date when the accreditation process will begin.
The new administrative procedures will also lead to a decrease in the official fees for registering new and renewing existing domain names.
The changes will also liberalise the registration of .al domains by allowing foreign companies to register domains provided they can prove they do business in their countries. Until now only to Albanian citizens and entities or foreign companies that had their subsidiaries in the Albanian territory could register .al domains.
Before the amendments, foreign companies were not entitled to register the ccTLDs in their own names, even if they successfully challenged the Albanian owners that had registered and/or used a domain name similar to theirs.
The background to the changes comes about from amendments introduced to the Regulation on the Registration and Administration of .al Domain Names and Subdomains on 23 January, 2013 by AKEP, the registry for .al. The amendments outlined administrative procedures and technical requirements for the domain name registration. The amendments will come into force on 1 May, 2013.
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