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February, 2010

  • 4 February

    25th anniversary of .com almost here

    The first domain name, Symbolics.com, was registered on March 15, 1985. That makes this March 15 the 25th anniversary of the first .com registration. The web has changed quite a bit since then and it’s no surprise that the .com operator, Verisign, is planning a celebration. In addition to throwing …

January, 2010

  • 6 January

    Chinese government takes two popular domains offline

    Yesterday evening, Chinese web portal IT168.com and a similar social networking site, 51.com, both went offline. This is not normal downtime, however. Rather, the registrar of the two .coms is claiming the names were “rendered unable to resolve” at the request of the Chinese government. China has a long history …

  • 1 January

    Imingle.com sells for $30,000

    If there were one thing I was hoping we could have left behind in The Noughties, it’s the stupid “i” branding scheme. Unfortunately, my hopes were dashed with the sale of imingle.com for $30,000 USD. Just because Apple puts ‘i” in front of everything doesn’t mean everyone else has to …

December, 2009

  • 30 December

    6m.com sells for $16,055

    Two character domain 6m.com has sold at auction for £10,026 ($16,055 USD). Though the name isn’t exactly descriptive, it is short and easy to remember. Just about any website or company could be branded under “6m.” Other recent sales include: catholicsoulmates.com- $8,995 USD speaq.com- $5,000 USD allwhites.com- $5,000 USD pacomp.com- …

  • 17 December

    Barns.com sells for $175,000

    American businessman Jeremiah Johnson already owned woodbarns.com. But that wasn’t enough for him. To expand his already booming business, the man recently bought the domain barns.com for £106,890 ($175,000 USD). Barns.com sells a variety of sheds and other small storage buildings. No doubt Johnson will have to sell quite a …

November, 2009

  • 30 November

    Dominio.com sells for $250,000

    Advertising firm Marchex sold Dominio.com last week to RegistrarAds, Inc. for $250,000 USD. “Dominio” is Spanish for “domain.” Also of note is 64.com, which sold at auction for $89,000 USD. Those in the know will tell you that 64 not only has close connections with the N-64 gaming console, but …

  • 2 November

    MultiVitamins.com sells for $45,000

    Given the massive size of the vitamin supplement market, it’s no surprise that multivitamin.com has sold for £27,424 ($45,000 USD). No six-figure sales have occurred lately. Instead, more modest transactions have dominated the market. Other recent sales: originals.com- $37,500.00 raspberry.com- $27,500.00 istream.com- $25,000.00 trademarklawyers.com- $24,000.00 hockey.org- $22,500.00 costumerentals.com- $21,000.00 designersunglasses.com- …

October, 2009

  • 27 October

    Sudan.com sells for $120,000

    I can’t remember the last time Sudan made the news, but today is the exception with the sale of Sudan.com at auction for £73,516 ($120,000 USD). Place names are excellent domain investments because while tastes change and products constantly enter and exit the market, countries rarely disappear and are always …

  • 19 October

    Tisch.com sells for €20,000

    Tisch.com sold a few days ago for €20,000 (£18,217 or $29,696 USD) in an online auction. “Tisch” is German for “table.” Other recent sales: easywifi.com- $6,000 USD stealestate.com- $1,000 USD daha.com- $4,500 USD tamburrino.com- $2,500USD smmu.com – $1,500 USD SMMU stands for Second Military Medical University in Shanghai, China, while …

  • 15 October

    Exterminator.com sells for $600,000

    An unreported deal up until now, Exterminator.com sold in a private sale for £369,871, or $600,000 USD. The buyer remains unknown. Country-code domains have been doing very well as of late. Antivirus.es sold for $63,325 in a private sale, while Blackjack.eu reached $45,000 in an online auction. Most interestingly, patiofurniture.net, …