Must read: For Sale: List Of All 7,123 .Media Domains Sorted By Renewal Price (All Premiums Included)

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premium-domain-namesI am introducing a new service that I am working on for a couple of months now. .Press landrush is ending on Monday the 15th of September at 12pm EST and general availability starts on the 17th and I thought that this was a good time to offer for sale this list of all .Media domains sorted by renewal price. .Media has 7,123 registered domain names today and all are included in the list. Although media and press do not exactly match there are going to be a lot of domain names that will be valuable in both extensions.

The list includes:

  • All 7,123 .media domains sorted by their renewal price
  • 604 premium .media domains sorted by price
  • 206 sunrise domains (including those with premium prices)
  • 348 EAP domain names (including those with premium prices)
  • 4 domains with $1,000+ premium prices
  • 52 domains with $200+ premium prices

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Sedo and .Club at DMEXCO 2014 (video)

club-new-gtldThe .CLUB team joined the SEDO team at the huge DMEXCO conference in Cologne, Germany to introduce new domain names to leading digital marketers and brands from all over Europe. .CLUB CMO Jeff Sass had his trusty GoPro Hero camera with him and captured a taste of the show and Sedo booth. Speaking of “taste,” people lined up in droves for some free frozen yogurt, complete with top level domain toppings. Care for some .CLUB sprinkles with that? Visit www.nic.club or www.sedo.com/club.

Read here Sedo’s report rrom the Dmexco conference: 90% Visitors Never Heard Of New gTLDs

Watch the .Club video from DMEXCO conference in Cologne here: Continue reading

CentralNic Invests $1.62 Million In .Tickets New Top-Level Domain

newgtldCentralNic plc, “the internet platform business which derives revenues from the global sale of domain names”, today announced that further to the announcement on 18 September 2014, the Group is investing US$ 1.62 million in Accent Media Ltd (“Accent Media”), the successful applicant for the .tickets new Top-Level Domain (“TLD”).  CentralNic’s investment will equate to around 12% equity stake in the share capital of Accent Media (£1 ordinary shares).

The investment comes as part of CentralNic’s on-going strategy of investing in Top-Level Domain applicants as well as acting as a business partner to their operators, as announced at the time of CentralNic’s listing on AIM in September 2013.  The Group’s invested funds were used by Accent Media to acquire the .tickets domain in a private auction, winning a contention set which included four other applicants.  In addition to this, CentralNic has entered into a contract with Accent Media to be both the exclusive wholesaler (“registry service provider”) and one of the retail partners for the .tickets TLD.

Commenting on the investment, Ben Crawford CEO, of CentralNic plc, said: “The .tickets Top-Level Domain will be a compelling new tool to assist consumers in easily identifying legitimate and trusted ticket sales sites, as well as empowering venues, entertainers and sports organisations to improve their use of the internet by enabling fans to purchase tickets safely and securely.  We are delighted to be working with Accent Media in delivering this innovative new tool for the ticketing industry, and we look forward to delivering real benefits to consumers as soon as possible.”

Accent Media Founder Steve Machin added: “We have brought together top specialists from across the ticketing and domain name industries to execute the vision for the .tickets domain.  We look forward to working with CentralNic to deliver what we believe will be one of the most innovative uses of a new Top-Level Domain bringing significant benefits to online consumers and businesses in the global ticketing industry.”

Flippa Latest Sales: Babes.net $14,100, ClickThis.com $2,050

flippaHighest sale this week at Flippa was the domain name Babes.net that was sold for $14,100.

Post-Auction Negotiation was the method of sale for 7 domains of this week’s list. These Flippa post-auction negotiations are working very well. “Buy It Now” was also a big hit this past week with 5 sales.

Top Flippa Domain Sales from Last Week: Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (9-20-2014): 88bet.com $4,500, lally.com $2,466, PrivateOffers.com $1,500

dailyI have a fever and a case of “too many lost Go Daddy auctions” today. I tried 3 domains and lost all 3 auctions. I guess my bidding was too sensible for Go Daddy. Well anyway…

I had some problems with registry and registrar pricing problems with .Website, .Host and .Press. I may have lost a domain or not. I guess I will find out tomorrow.

A new report on ‘New gTLD registrar marker share’ attacks .xyz and Network Solutions on there opportunistic marketing tactics.

Click here to see domain sale reports from the past week.

Here are yesterday’s domain sales and auctions: Continue reading

Sedo Sells 543 Domains For $1 Million: Baltic.Cruises $25,000, kiel.com 19,500 EUR

sedoIn the past week 543 (525 last week) transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 million ($1.4m last week). Only 154 (144 last week) domains from the 543 were reported by Sedo. The other domains were either private sales or domains that sold for less than 700 USD/EUR/GBP. Over 49% (48% last week) of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Sedo will not reveal what is the Buy Now percentage of the public sales vs the percentage of the private sales. And will not reveal what percentage of the total sales value do the Buy Now listings represent.

The average domain name sales price was $1,842 ($2,667 last week).

Here are the 154 public and reported Sedo sales for the week September 8 to September 14 2014:

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Daily Domain Sales (9-19-2014): DormRoom.com $12,450, 1934.com $7,099, Market.info $7,000

dailywebsidebuilder.com sold for $355 at Go Daddy auctions. Are you kidding me? Does anyone check the spelling of domain names? These prices are ridiculous at Go Daddy. And if these misspellings are sold for this kind of money then you can imagine for much good names are sold for.

A new report on ‘New gTLD registrar marker share’ attacks .xyz and Network Solutions on there opportunistic marketing tactics.

Click here to see domain sale reports from the past week.

Here are yesterday’s domain sales and auctions: Continue reading

Namejet Sells 95 Domains For $744k: BigDeals.com $36,100, Gains.com $25,500

Namejet released it’s August 2014 domain name auctions report. Namejet sold 95 (82 last month) domains for $743,969 ($509,926 last month).

Namejet only reports domains that were sold for $2,000 or more. I am sure that the bulk amount of sales are below this threshold. Here are the 95 reported domain sales at Namejet:
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Daily Domain Sales (9-18-2014): Tasks.com $130,000, NUS.com $28,900

dailyI had 4 inquiries for New gTLD domains in a day. 2 for .ninja domains and one each of a .social and a .tips domain. It seems that things are picking up for New gTLDs.

Flippa sold tasks.com for $130,000 while Namejet sold two 3 letter .com for 5 figures each.

My favorite screech.com sold for $5,799. lol

A new report on ‘New gTLD registrar marker share’ attacks .xyz and Network Solutions on there opportunistic marketing tactics.

Click here to see domain sale reports from the past week.

Here are yesterday’s domain sales and auctions: Continue reading

Sedo’s Report From The Dmexco Conference: 90% Visitors Never Heard Of New gTLDs

sedoSedo published a report on the dmexco 2014
Digital Marketing Exposition & Conference that was held in Cologne Germany. The conference had 32,000 visitors and Sedo along with representatives from Famous Four Media, Donuts, DotClub, NicAT, and Denic attended it.

Jodie Chamberlain had this to say about her interactions at dmexco: “While dmexco participants were knowledgeable about traditional domain endings, I’d say that 90% of them never heard of the new gTLDs. But they were online marketers, so it just took seconds for them to understand what opportunities new gTLDs can bring them.”  Continue reading

Registry and Registrar Pricing Problems With .Website, .Host and .Press

newgtldI had made a landrush pre-order for the domain video.press. After landrush had ended I checked to see if I got the domain only to see that my pre-order had disappeared from my account and that the domain was available to register. The landrush price that I had paid was $80 as the domain was not a premium one. Landrush prices were very low compared to other landrushes and also compared to the general availability pricing for .press.

I checked to see if the domain was available at Go Daddy and got this $69.99 price:

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But I knew that something was wrong because I couldn’t order the domain at some other registrars. Continue reading