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March, 2010

  • 8 March

    Nigeria to release "premium" domains

    In an effort to boost profits, the Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NIRA) has announced the release of some 1,200 “premium” generic keyword .ng domains. The question is, does anyone care? Sure, ccTLDs are on the up, but only in developed countries and not in places with bad reputations for spamming …

  • 4 March

    Qant.as sells for $1.3 million

    Qant.as, a domain that resembles you know, the Australian airline Qantas, was sold for $1.35 million USD. The seller, Dominic Holland, said in a statement, “The domain name Qant.as could be snapped up by a competitor so damage to Qantas’s business could be in the millions of dollars.” The .as …

  • 3 March

    Metal.com sells for $165,000 USD

    Leading the domain sales pack this week is metal.com, which has sold for $165,000 USD. The name would be perfect for a heavy metal music website or perhaps a firm in the metal market. Another sale of note is stockprices.com for $60,000. If developed into a decent stock quote site, …

February, 2010

  • 23 February

    BlackJack.org sells for $298,000

    PokerCompany.com, the company that bought Poker.org last week for a whopping $1 million, revealed today that it also bought Blackjack.org for $298,000. This makes the name the second-most expensive .org ever. The name was sold on October 27, 2007, and the sale was kept secret until now. The company says …

  • 22 February

    CompanyBook.com sells for €15,000

    Domain CompanyBook.com sold last week to an undisclosed buyer for €15,000. Of course, that’s not anywhere close to the $1 million Poker.org was bought for, but six-figures is still a good chunk of change. Also of note are the sales of supermechanics.com, superelectricians.com,superpainters.com and superplumbing.com– all for $10,000 USD each. …

  • 10 February

    Biking.com sells for $250,000

    Biking.com has sold for $250,000 USD. As it turns out, the buyer of this name, a company by the name of Stein Holdings, was also the buyer of Boating.com earlier this week. How about that? In addition, South African ccTLD fly.co.za fetched $65,000 while toys.co.za brought in $20,000. Two-letter name …

  • 9 February

    Boating.com sells for $250,000 USD

    Domain boating.com has sold at auction for $250,000 USD. Now is the perfect time to buy such a name. Soon spring will arrive and boaters everywhere will want to get out on the water. In my opinion, the price paid is a fair one. Boating.com is a stellar name that …

  • 5 February

    Domain sale round-up

    Domain sales in February are off to a slow sort. A number of domains sold over the last week, but no six-figure sales were reported. Topping the charts is 3p.com, which fetched $19,500. LTN.com sold for $12,501 with screenprinter.com trailing close behind at $12,000. Zipcode.org also garnered €4,250. On the …

  • 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 …

  • 3 February

    Domain sale revenue falls by 12.5%

    A recent report reveals that although $102 million worth of domain sales were reported last year, this revenue has dropped 12.5% from 2008, when $116.7 million worth of sales occurred. What does this mean for the domain industry? Keep in mind that this number only represents the gross revenue from …