Archives for October 2010

Groupbuying.com didn’t sell at auction, but there are plenty of domain success stories when it comes to ‘group buying’

GroupBuying.com went up for auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Miami with a reserve price of $100,000 and didn't sell.  It's not surprising, given that people looking to save money online, don't necessarily search for the keywords "group buying" when hunting for bargains.  Most start-ups are going the way … [Read more...]

New York Times story on marijuana-related domain names fuels dozens of articles

An article that appeared in The New York Times earlier this week entitled "Marijuana Web Names Snapped Up, in Case of Legalization" has fueled dozens of articles around the subject of domain names and marijuana because of next week’s vote on Proposition 19, the California ballot measure that would … [Read more...]

Flying Online tells company story on its site through purchase of domains: UsedAirplanes.com, Flying.com (more)

'Our first task was to set out and find the best possible domain names that would be instantly recognizable with the product or service they offered. Next, we began taking the ideas and suggestions from our broker friends, pilots, aircraft owners, product manufactures and various other people in the … [Read more...]

Recent buyer of $500,000 domain Logo.com, raring to launch and hire freelancers

As reported earlier this week, the category-killing domain name Logo.com sold at Sedo for $500,000.  The price tag put the sale in the tenth spot of top domain sales for 2010, but now Logo.com has dropped one notch to the 11th spot after the sale of Zip.com for $1,058,830.  Within just a few … [Read more...]

NameCheck, a service that checks social media usernames, domains & trademarks pays $50K for domain, but misses others

Namecheck, a service powered by United-Domains that provides a free search report to reveal if your brand has been taken as a domain name, social media username, or trademark, purchased the domain name NameCheck.com at Sedo for $50,000 earlier this week. The way the way site works is you simply … [Read more...]

Professional poker player Dutch Boyd, still finds time to build minisites

Professional poker player Dutch Boyd, whose total live tournament winnings exceed $1,900,000 since the age of eighteen, still finds time for buying and developing domain names.  Despite winning two World Series of Poker rings, one in 2006 in a short handed no limit hold'em tournament and more … [Read more...]

FantasyNews.com sells at Sedo for $8K on the heels of FantasyFaceoff.com sale

On the heels of FantasyFaceoff.com selling for $12,500 earlier this week, the domain name FantasyNews.com has sold for $8,299.  The sale price of $8,299 is a nice return for the seller, who purchased the domain name on Sedo in December 2009 for $1,900 according to DomainTools. While the new … [Read more...]

Facemash.com sells for $30,201 at public auction on Flippa

As reported in early October, Facemash.com the domain name once owned by Mark Zuckerberg was put up for auction by its owner with a minimum starting bid of $8,000.  The domain name has been sold at public auction on Flippa for $30,201, a hefty profit for the owner who purchased the domain for just … [Read more...]

Kevin Ham’s Reinvent continues to evolve

As Kevin Ham's company Reinvent continues to evolve as new ventures are launched, the company's web site has been receiving facelifts. The new web site look, showcases the company's domains and now links to Reinvent's developed properties on the Our Lab page - with clickable links to … [Read more...]

Logo.com sells for $500,000 at Sedo

This week, the category-killing domain name Logo.com sold at Sedo for $500,000, tying IPO.com for the tenth highest domain sale in 2010.  The previously top "logo" domain sale that was publicly reported was logoonline.com for nearly $40,000, which also sold at Sedo in 2005. Logo.com was … [Read more...]