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Do high renewal fees kill domain resale value?

Domainers have registered more than 200,000 .co domains, many with the intention of reselling the names for profit. It is normally easy to see a domain for at least the registration fee, but will this be the case with .co? One challenge .co presents to sellers is its high renewal …

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OnlineCasino.dk sells for $580,000

Following the lead of Poker.ca yesterday, OnlineCasino.dk has sold for $580,000 USD. This is an enormous sum considering the low level of attention Denmark’s .dk extension normally receives. It’s a good end to a week that has seen an unusually high number of large ccTLD sales. The sale itself took …

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Google agrees to treat .co domain as generic TLDs

Columbia has been pushing .co as an alternative to the overcrowded .com TLD, and now Google has given the registry a boost by agreeing to treat the name as a generic extension in search results. This means that .co domains will not be limited to the Google Columbia search engine …

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Poker.ca sells for $400,000

It’s been a hot week for ccTLDs. O.co just sold a few days ago for $350,000, but now domain Poker.ca has sold for a jaw-dropping $400,000 USD. Also of note is SEC.de, which fetched €136,500. Other recent ccTLD sales include PW.ca for $60,000, StockCharts.co.uk for $48,000 and Material.pl (“fabrics” in …

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Tips for selling domains

I read a thread in a domain forum today that had some excellent tips for selling domains. Here’s a run-down of the most useful advice: Identify potential buyers and contact them directly. Email is fine, but you should have a professional address. Phone calls and faxes are much more effective, …

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.Co close to 200,000 registrations

Columbia’s .co ccTLD, which opened up for public registration yesterday, has gone from 39,000 registrations to more than 194,576– in just under 48 hours. This is very good considering there is no clear idea of how much .co names are worth and registrations cost around £25 a pop. Previously, Columbia …

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Idol.com sells for €120,000

Today is a big day for domain sales. Domain idol.com has just sold for €120,000 ($155,000 USD). No information about the buyer has been released, but perhaps the sale is related to the popular US show American Idol? Three-letter and four-letter .com domains are particularly valuable because they are not …

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Oh my! Overstock.com buys O.co for $350,000

American Internet retailer Overstock.com has bought O.co for a whopping $350,000 USD. This is one of many “O” names the company has purchased over the years, including o.biz. In my opinion, the Columbian ccTLD works well with company names because it is short for “company.” I doubt Overstock will develop …

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Paris Hilton files domain dispute

Paris Hilton, a celebrity and heiress to the Hilton fortune, has filed a dispute with the WIPO over the domain paris-hilton-perfume.net. She contends that the domain violates the “Paris Hilton” trademark. This dispute was more than likely filed by one of Paris Hilton’s legal representatives. This is a good thing, …

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