Archives for November 2010

Looks like ‘Daily Deals’ site for college students just bought uscoop.com for $7,000

It looks like the privately held marketing business "U Scoop", which offers students up to 70% off cool new brands and the best things to do, eat, and see in their college towns, has purchased the domain name uscoop.com for $7,000 USD at Sedo's GreatDomains.  Obviously, it's just a guess since … [Read more...]

Tablets.com to provide reviews, buying advice, news and more for tablet enthusiasts

It's been only a month since Aron Meystedt of XF.com acquired the category-killer domain name Tablets.com.  So what's in store for one of the hottest gadgets and domain names on the market? Bill Kara of Hallpass Media whose casual game network receives over 3.5 million visitors monthly, … [Read more...]

DesignContest.com sells for $40,000 at GreatDomains

The domain name DesignContest.com has sold at Sedo's GreatDomains for $40,000 USD.  The DesignContest web site, which is already online but has unfinished business in terms of development and content, plans to run logo, web and other graphic design contests.  The site has a feel of … [Read more...]

Will the sale of Gambling.com even come close to $20MM (its previous sale price)?

Fusible.com was the first blog in the Domain industry to report about the auction of Gambling.com, shortly after reading a tweet sent through Calvin Ayre's web site announcing Media Corp had retained Sedo to sell Gambling.com.  Hours earlier, Media Corp had issued a press release through … [Read more...]

Owners of domain names seized by ICE, using Twitter to communicate with users

TechCrunch is reporting that many of the owners of the domain names seized by Homeland Security earlier this week because of copyright infringement are now moving their web sites to alternate domain names.  And the owners are using Twitter to get the word out about the "move". Some have already … [Read more...]

Kentucky internet gambling case: Court date scheduled for December 6

For those interested in the Kentucky internet gambling case that began in September 2008, in which the state of Kentucky tried seizing 141 domain names of gambling sites, a new court date has been scheduled for December 6, 2010.  As CasinoAdvisor reports: 'The case is back in the court of Judge … [Read more...]

More group buying web sites, still more strange group buying domain names

Group buying sites are launching everywhere.  Tuango, Montreal's first group-buying site founded by Eduardo Mandri, is one of the latest entrants into the group buying market with a not-so-familiar name, but it's not the only one using a catchy domain to brand its business - there are plenty.  As … [Read more...]

Activision knows a thing or two about ‘Call of Duty’ domain names (or do they?)

You might remember when news broke that Activision had registered a number of domains such as callofdutyfuturewarfare.com and codfuturewarfare.com.  The website superannuation had announced a fresh new batch of names registered by Activision shortly after the company purchased the names in … [Read more...]

A brief history of 3D domain name sales

Ever since Stephen Douglas posted an article about 3D Domains as the next big trend for domain buyers and sellers, I've been more interested in learning about the space.  Domain investors have also been having a number of online discussions about 3D domains over at DN Forum, Namepros and other … [Read more...]

Domaining.com set to launch ecrow service for domains in December

Domaining.com is set to launch a domain escrow service in December: eCop. The service will cater specifically to buyers and sellers of domain names from one of the most experienced innovators in the domain industry: Francois Carrillo - who has built the top domain name news portal with … [Read more...]