Archives for October 2010

FantasyFaceoff.com sells for $12,500 USD; Could Scott Day be the new owner?

The domain name FantasyFaceoff.com which was first registered in 2001 has sold for $12,500 on Sedo.  "Fantasy Face off" is one of many fantasy type games where players match up "real people" such as sports stars and the players win based on the actual performance of the sports stars.  NASCAR has … [Read more...]

National A-1 partners with AOL on Babies.com

I'm not sure when this partnership was struck, but National A-1 has partnered with AOL on their babies.com web site. The goal of the Babies.com web site is to help people with helpful answers to all things baby.  If you need help on what to buy a baby, what babies need, or what to name your baby … [Read more...]

‘Group Buying’ is Hot, now GroupBuying.com goes up for auction

The domain name GroupBuying.com is going up for auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C Miami.  A Fusible reader in May asked, "I wonder how much GroupBuying.com would sell for at auction right now" in response to my story titled: Are owners of "Group Buying" Domains poised to cash in? It looks like we might … [Read more...]

More ‘group buying’ web sites online, more catchy ‘group buying’ domain names

If there's one industry that is showing the power of catchy, brandable domain names: it's the group-buying industry. Group buying continues to be popular, not only among bargain shoppers, but among companies and individuals looking to cash in on the trend.  Sure, building a business on a great … [Read more...]

Interesting poker domain names beating out Poker.org

On October 1, I wrote about the "soft launch" of Poker.org, the $1 million .org domain name that was sold by National A-1 to PokerCompany.com in February 2010. Though news of the sale was widely covered, the news of the "soft launch" has gone largely unreported, despite the fact Poker.org is … [Read more...]

5 domains benefiting from the Facebook boom

There are a number of interesting web sites that benefit off the success of Facebook.  Domain names that use "Facebook" in their URL continue to get a whole lot more valuable as Facebook continues its' rise.  Did you know that before expanding Facebook beyond college students, the plan was to … [Read more...]

Sedo brokers sale of Pokie.com for $40,000 – there is more than one usage of the term “pokies”

Today, Sedo posted the sale of Pokie.com for $40,000. The current registrant is Darren Jackson of Sydney, Australia.  Plans for the domain name are unknown at thie time since the domain name doesn't resolve at the time of this story, but one possibility are the owners of PokieMagic.com.  From … [Read more...]

Reinvent gets ready for Holiday season, redesign underway for BlackFriday.com

Now that Kevin Ham's group buying venture GoodNews.com has been running for months, it looks like Reinvent will be making some changes to BlackFriday.com - combining the holiday shopping craze with group-buying. This week, Black Friday unveiled a new landing page that promises to let people … [Read more...]

Domain name of Facebook Founder’s first web site, FaceMash.com, up for sale

There is bunch of news coming out of sites like Mashable and TechCrunch about the sale of the domain name Facemash.com.  The domain name is currently up for auction at Flippa.  There has been one bid received for $10,000, which is still below the reserve price.  The domain had previously … [Read more...]

Go Daddy featuring customer sites on Twitter, Just tweet @GoDaddy

Want to get noticed and have your Go Daddy-hosted web site featured by Go Daddy? All you need to do is tweet @GoDaddy and let the company know why your web site should be featured.  If your site is selected, Go Daddy will tweet a message to its nearly 20,000 Twitter followers. This week's … [Read more...]