Archives for February 2011

The latest updates on New Jersey Internet Gambling Bill, gambling domains, sales, and more

There's been a number of headlines this past month about internet gambling and gambling domains.  Here's a roundup of news and gossip from around the web, with stories ranging from the New Jersey Internet Gambling Bill and ongoing negotiations for the sale of gambling.com, to 2011 domain sales and … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Turkish casual game producer Gamegos is rumored buyer of $500,000 domain Gamesforgirls.com

Gamesforgirls.com is taking top honors as the top-selling domain name in 2011 so far to date, nearly doubling the price of the next highest ranking sale - Action.com - which sold for $270,000 in early February.  While the owner of the domain name gamesforgirls.com is guarded behind Private Whois … [Read more...]

Worldwide Media sells nearly three-quarters of a million dollars in domains

In total, of the most recent domain name sales which are not subject to a NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement), Mike Berkens' Worldwide Media has sold $725,300 worth of domain names.  This is the total for just the publicly reported sales.  Sales are probably much higher for Worldwide Media, because as … [Read more...]

Who paid $500,000 for Gamesforgirls.com, the top-selling domain so far in 2011?

One thing is for sure: Bill Kara of Hallpass Media didn't pay $500,000 USD for the casual games domain name, gamesforgirls.com.  While the buyer may not be known as of yet, the seller is.  As pointed out by Jamie Zoch over at DotWeekly, what is known, is that the domain name was sold by Garry … [Read more...]

New York Post article predicts NJ Gov. Chris Christie vetoes online gambling bill

Online gamblers have waited patiently in New Jersey for Governor Chris Christie to sign a bill for internet gaming legislation that was passed by the New Jersey Senate in November 2010.  Now, an article in the New York Post entitled All bets off(line) is predicting that Gov. Christie will veto the … [Read more...]

Twittersearch.com turned over to Twitter, after domain dispute filed back in Dec. ’10

Back in Dec. 2010, Twitter Inc. filed a case against the owner of the domain Twittersearch.com with WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization.  As TechCrunch first reported, the UDRP complaint was the first ever since the company was founded. The disputed domain is now registered to … [Read more...]

Dirt.com owner releases website teaser

Five months after purchasing the domain name dirt.com for $100,000 at Go Daddy auctions in Sept. 2010, the buyer who goes by the handle yessman on Flippa, has released a teaser trailer for the website.  Although the owner had put the domain name up for auction on Flippa with a $3,000,0000 reserve … [Read more...]

WIPO proceedings over BlackberryTablet.com suspended, domain now registered to RIM

Last month, Research In Motion filed a complaint with WIPO over BlackberryTablet.com, a domain name that was first registered over 1 year ago on January 24, 2010.  While details haven't been released, it appears both parties have reached a settlement.  The case has been suspended at WIPO and as … [Read more...]

After turning down low six-figure bids, Mike Berkens’ Worldwide Media sells VisitBerlin.com for $230,000

Popular domain investor and blogger Mike Berkens, launched his corproate web site Worldwide Media Inc. in December.  Using the web address wwmi.com, the web site provides information on the company's business, projects, consulting, and still one of the most interesting sections is the Domain Name … [Read more...]

Reinvent Inc. issues press release on purchase of ThreeWords.me, the web app built by 18-year old Mark Bao

Reinvent Inc. issued a press release on Wednesday, officially announcing the purchase of ThreeWords.me.  "We are always looking for great ideas to nurture and develop," said Dr. Kevin Ham, CEO, Reinvent. "ThreeWords.me is a simple application that has the potential to transform the way people … [Read more...]