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10|30|2012 04:31 pm EDT

Sedo sells 892 Domains for nearly $2.3 Million USD in one week

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Sales

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Sedo Weekly Sales Report up to October 29th, 2012

This week, 892 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling nearly $2.3 million.

Over 38% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales include:

  • Top .com: calcio.com at 50,000 EUR
  • Top ccTLD: webhosting.co.uk at 500,000 USD
  • Top “other” TLD: manufacturedhomes.net at 14,000 USD

This week’s top sale, webhosting.co.uk, is also the second-highest reported .co.uk sale on the secondary domain market. Congratulations to Sedo broker Dave Evanson for closing this great sale.

Domain nameTLDDatePriceCurrency
webhosting.co.ukco.uk2012-10-29 500,000 USD
pizza.atat2012-10-29 75,000 EUR
calcio.comcom2012-10-24 50,000 EUR
crmsoftware.comcom2012-10-25 40,000 USD
raise.comcom2012-10-29 40,000 USD
bike-components.comcom2012-10-25 32,850 EUR
findspace.comcom2012-10-23 27,059 USD
uoo.comcom2012-10-26 15,000 USD
handy.eses2012-10-25 15,000 EUR
manufacturedhomes.netnet2012-10-29 14,000 USD
mode24.dede2012-10-24 12,300 EUR
monkeymail.comcom2012-10-26 10,500 USD
autoportal.comcom2012-10-24 10,000 USD
click2sell.comcom2012-10-29 10,000 USD
cruisemiles.co.ukco.uk2012-10-26 10,000 GBP
family.meme2012-10-26 10,000 USD
abmahnung.dede2012-10-25 9,600 EUR
rosenkranz.comcom2012-10-25 9,000 USD
forever.infoinfo2012-10-25 9,000 USD
aizone.comcom2012-10-29 8,690 USD
3dprints.comcom2012-10-26 7,500 EUR
bigmarketing.comcom2012-10-23 7,000 USD
microlancers.comcom2012-10-25 5,600 USD
hypotheekadviseurs.nlnl2012-10-29 5,500 EUR
mindjam.comcom2012-10-25 5,000 USD
nexworks.comcom2012-10-23 5,000 USD
adultpay.comcom2012-10-23 5,000 USD
chinareader.comcom2012-10-29 5,000 USD
onlinesportsbook.eueu2012-10-25 5,000 USD
internationalcall.netnet2012-10-23 5,000 USD
bingo.pepe2012-10-25 4,950 EUR
wechseln.infoinfo2012-10-26 4,760 EUR
taxiseguro.comcom2012-10-24 4,599 EUR
purum.comcom2012-10-28 4,500 USD
philanthropycenter.orgorg2012-10-23 4,100 USD
productdb.comcom2012-10-29 4,000 EUR
farwestcapital.comcom2012-10-29 4,000 USD
internetstores.comcom2012-10-29 4,000 EUR
laptop.eueu2012-10-29 4,000 USD
sam.baba2012-10-26 4,000 USD
games.fmfm2012-10-24 4,000 USD
artdeco.bebe2012-10-26 4,000 EUR
akwire.comcom2012-10-23 3,999 USD
ubmconnect.comcom2012-10-29 3,900 USD
akimax.comcom2012-10-23 3,900 EUR
jurisnet.comcom2012-10-29 3,500 EUR
wool.coco2012-10-23 3,500 USD
2point0.comcom2012-10-26 3,200 USD
creating.orgorg2012-10-24 3,200 USD
prospect.usus2012-10-26 3,125 USD
pornstreams.comcom2012-10-23 3,000 USD
workinchina.comcom2012-10-23 3,000 USD
eduas.comcom2012-10-24 3,000 EUR
tr90.comcom2012-10-29 3,000 USD
cellphonecase.comcom2012-10-25 3,000 USD
elematic.cncn2012-10-29 3,000 USD
chirurgie.bebe2012-10-24 3,000 EUR
gero.comcom2012-10-26 2,800 EUR
brandhouse.netnet2012-10-26 2,800 USD
acri.comcom2012-10-26 2,700 USD
lassalinas.comcom2012-10-26 2,600 EUR
playpop.comcom2012-10-26 2,600 USD
faironlinegambling.comcom2012-10-24 2,500 EUR
edates.com.aucom.au2012-10-25 2,500 USD
metalbox.com.aucom.au2012-10-23 2,500 USD
w-e-g.dede2012-10-29 2,500 EUR
sharewith.meme2012-10-25 2,500 USD
hotel-in-regensburg.dede2012-10-25 2,500 EUR
talea.itit2012-10-26 2,500 EUR
boeonline.comcom2012-10-28 2,495 USD
greenpaper.comcom2012-10-26 2,400 USD
palettenhandel.dede2012-10-25 2,400 EUR
3e.netnet2012-10-29 2,400 USD
allproroofing.comcom2012-10-25 2,250 USD
domesticcleaners.co.ukco.uk2012-10-29 2,250 GBP
onlineitcourses.comcom2012-10-23 2,249 USD
vegetarien.comcom2012-10-24 2,200 EUR
plastics.infoinfo2012-10-25 2,100 EUR
darkmania.comcom2012-10-23 2,000 USD
wmgm.comcom2012-10-23 2,000 USD
chinaicon.comcom2012-10-29 2,000 USD
healthypie.comcom2012-10-25 2,000 USD
cognitivenetworks.comcom2012-10-26 2,000 EUR
croh.comcom2012-10-26 2,000 USD
socialformula.comcom2012-10-29 2,000 USD
idealgewicht.comcom2012-10-26 2,000 EUR
runnable.comcom2012-10-26 2,000 EUR
caradvice.com.cncom.cn2012-10-24 2,000 USD
juguetessexuales.eses2012-10-29 2,000 USD
kaffeetabs.dede2012-10-29 2,000 EUR
fashionid.co.ukco.uk2012-10-25 2,000 GBP
mycampaign.orgorg2012-10-26 2,000 USD
deuterium.orgorg2012-10-29 2,000 USD
isearch.coco2012-10-25 1,999 USD
fashioncrowd.comcom2012-10-29 1,995 USD
newstrail.comcom2012-10-23 1,995 EUR
efunder.comcom2012-10-29 1,990 USD
taxiplus.dede2012-10-26 1,950 EUR
electricdiner.comcom2012-10-24 1,895 USD
citimed.comcom2012-10-28 1,800 USD
drumtrainer.comcom2012-10-23 1,800 USD
acorio.comcom2012-10-29 1,800 USD
chatportugal.ptpt2012-10-29 1,800 EUR
ecu.frfr2012-10-24 1,800 EUR
angeln.orgorg2012-10-29 1,800 EUR
vestaco.comcom2012-10-25 1,795 USD
twile.comcom2012-10-24 1,795 USD
allnigerianews.comcom2012-10-24 1,760 USD
playscape.netnet2012-10-23 1,750 USD
theatre.infoinfo2012-10-23 1,750 EUR
sareb.comcom2012-10-29 1,710 USD
selbstheilung.atat2012-10-24 1,700 EUR
gaufriers.comcom2012-10-25 1,695 USD
1740.comcom2012-10-29 1,650 USD
poolüberdachungen.eueu2012-10-24 1,650 EUR
abricotier.comcom2012-10-25 1,560 USD
quotix.comcom2012-10-29 1,550 EUR
empirical.netnet2012-10-28 1,540 USD
assetshare.comcom2012-10-24 1,500 GBP
intentioneconomy.comcom2012-10-25 1,500 USD
project3.comcom2012-10-24 1,500 USD
casinomarket.comcom2012-10-24 1,500 EUR
sabzi.comcom2012-10-26 1,500 USD
dlsp.comcom2012-10-25 1,500 USD
kaiserkraft.inin2012-10-25 1,500 EUR
fussballwetten.tvtv2012-10-23 1,500 EUR
trainthetrainer.orgorg2012-10-25 1,500 USD
ebook-download.comcom2012-10-26 1,400 USD
streetaccess.comcom2012-10-24 1,400 USD
stadtlust.dede2012-10-23 1,368 EUR
lockmypc.comcom2012-10-29 1,300 USD
supersmoking.comcom2012-10-24 1,300 USD
katrahotels.comcom2012-10-25 1,299 USD
paraglideshop.comcom2012-10-24 1,290 USD
michaelscoupon.comcom2012-10-25 1,200 USD
artfrog.comcom2012-10-26 1,200 USD
lactalis.caca2012-10-24 1,200 EUR
acumba.comcom2012-10-25 1,180 USD
kyritz-ruppiner-heide.dede2012-10-23 1,161 EUR
noppies.frfr2012-10-26 1,150 EUR
fitnessclub.co.ukco.uk2012-10-23 1,125 GBP
webmaniac.comcom2012-10-24 1,100 USD
bap.frfr2012-10-25 1,100 EUR
plt.coco2012-10-29 1,100 USD
secured-loan.co.ukco.uk2012-10-29 1,095 GBP
sigue.meme2012-10-26 1,050 USD
besaces.comcom2012-10-25 1,000 USD
itakeout.comcom2012-10-23 1,000 USD
arredoesterno.comcom2012-10-24 1,000 EUR
shopistry.comcom2012-10-24 1,000 USD
florflores.comcom2012-10-24 1,000 EUR
cloud-solutions.comcom2012-10-25 1,000 USD
themainboard.comcom2012-10-25 1,000 USD
pablopicante.comcom2012-10-25 1,000 USD
spobby.comcom2012-10-23 1,000 EUR
adstel.comcom2012-10-24 1,000 USD
franknoak.comcom2012-10-26 1,000 USD
onlinegambling.co.inco.in2012-10-24 1,000 USD
photographyforum.co.ukco.uk2012-10-29 1,000 GBP
businessbloggers.co.ukco.uk2012-10-29 1,000 GBP
electriciens.propro2012-10-23 1,000 EUR
pediatras.orgorg2012-10-25 1,000 EUR
citamedico.orgorg2012-10-29 1,000 USD
georgewashington.bizbiz2012-10-29 1,000 USD
finnegans.netnet2012-10-25 1,000 USD
77cash.comcom2012-10-23999USD
bullionsource.comcom2012-10-29999USD
1414.orgorg2012-10-25999EUR
promtickets.comcom2012-10-29980USD
powerpresses.comcom2012-10-24970USD
bluecats.comcom2012-10-23970USD
bauchdeckenstraffung.comcom2012-10-29960EUR
colonialtax.comcom2012-10-23950USD
tenventures.comcom2012-10-23950USD
fashionvictims.nlnl2012-10-24950EUR
redeye.co.ukco.uk2012-10-26950GBP
ique.eueu2012-10-29950EUR
torten-dekoration.dede2012-10-26950EUR
e-zigi.chch2012-10-23950EUR
autowunder.dede2012-10-23950EUR
startup24.chch2012-10-24950EUR
ciprese.comcom2012-10-29900USD
drawsocial.comcom2012-10-25900USD
vermont.eueu2012-10-24900EUR
juegosdebasketball.comcom2012-10-24899USD
newonline.dede2012-10-29899EUR
listyourhotel.comcom2012-10-25895USD
wheatcrofts.comcom2012-10-29895USD
nationalname.comcom2012-10-25875USD
blackmesa.netnet2012-10-29867USD
aplusadvertising.comcom2012-10-24851USD
pupazzi.comcom2012-10-25850USD
8906.comcom2012-10-26850USD
ecostix.comcom2012-10-25850USD
ondertrouw.nlnl2012-10-26850EUR
mercury-international.comcom2012-10-23800USD
nagscreen.comcom2012-10-26800EUR
leka-reifen.dede2012-10-26800EUR
localtoolhire.co.ukco.uk2012-10-24800GBP
ufile.eueu2012-10-25800EUR
cheerblog.comcom2012-10-23799USD
motoragent.dede2012-10-23799EUR
elestream.comcom2012-10-23795USD
hansen.co.ukco.uk2012-10-25795GBP
tdm.bebe2012-10-29787EUR
nextreality.comcom2012-10-26775USD
plus-size-clothing.comcom2012-10-26775USD
fujo.comcom2012-10-29760EUR
datenrettung-oesterreich.atat2012-10-25751EUR
ankitfadia.comcom2012-10-26750USD
pittsfordfederalcreditunion.comcom2012-10-26750USD
banner24.comcom2012-10-29750EUR
zfm.atat2012-10-29750EUR
talat.co.ukco.uk2012-10-25750EUR
pflege-hannover.dede2012-10-29750EUR
technisches-woerterbuch.dede2012-10-26750EUR
kajal.netnet2012-10-26750USD
detroitbankruptcy.comcom2012-10-26748USD
hookupcloud.comcom2012-10-23745USD
warendorf.netnet2012-10-29740USD
kleinanzeigen24.comcom2012-10-23730EUR
foammemory.comcom2012-10-25710USD
usfo.comcom2012-10-24710USD
loveknots.comcom2012-10-24700USD
jvm.itit2012-10-25700EUR
bullbar.bebe2012-10-24700EUR
monstertemplate.co.ukco.uk2012-10-29700GBP
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10|30|2012 03:49 pm EDT

Ken Hansen forms Help Them Hear

by Frank Michlick in Categories: People

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New charity to provide hearing aids to those who cannot afford them

Ken Hansen, Senior Direct Business Development and General Manager for .NYC,  is a not a newcomer to the domain industry, he’s been working in Telecommunications and with domain names for a long time. Inspired Ken Hansenby his own need to wear a hearing aid since his late twenties, he submitted his application for 501C3 status for a new charity by the name “Help Them Hear” today.

On Facebook Ken Hansen writes about the charity:

Help Them Hear will provide hearing aids to those who cannot afford them. As many of you know this is a cause I can relate to personally. Why should a child go through their entire life without sound when a hearing aid would help them hear?

DNN congratulates Ken on his plans and hopes for a speedy approval of the application. We ask our readers to stay tuned, as Ken will be asking for volunteers and donations once the non-profit status is approved and his site is up. Hearing aids can cost thousands of dollars and there are many who cannot afford them. “Incredibly, most health insurance policies do not cover them” Ken told DNN.

10|29|2012 07:25 am EDT

Speaking out against the Nominet proposed release of second level .UK domains

by Frank Michlick in Categories: ccTLDs

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After releasing single and two letter .co.uk domain names, Nominet, the operator of the .UK ccTLD is currently running a consultation on a release of domains under the second level, i.e. example.uk.On his site MyDomainNames.co.uk domain industry veteran Edwin Hayward from Memorable Domains details why he opposes the proposed procedure for release of those domains with a 22-page document (PDF).
Here’s a short summary of his most important points from his website:
  • Most businesses use .co.uk, and 93% of UK names are .co.uk
  • […] these [second level] names will not be offered to the owners of .co.uk (e.g. the BBC would not automatically get BBC.uk)
  • Instead priority will be given to trademark holders. Sounds fair to you? Read here why this is a bad idea.
  • Existing domain owners will have to prove that they are entitled to the matching .uk domain name, or buy it at auction (if it hasn’t already been taken by a trademark holder)
  • This will cause uncertainty and confusion, and risks damaging trust in .co.uk and hurting UK businesses
  • [Due to the higher proposed annual registration fees] the direct cost to UK businesses will be at least £50,000,000 per year, and associated adjustment costs could run to £billions. This estimate does not account for auction income from domain names that several parties are interested in.
  • Other countries went about the same process quite differently. In every previous case, existing domain owners were given priority ahead of other interests.

If Nominet still decides to go ahead with the release of second level domains, Hawyward is proposing a process (“Proposal for the Equitable Allocation of .uk Domain Names” as of page 8 (PDF)) where the existing registrants of the .co.uk equivalent of the names get priority in a sunrise procedure for registering the .uk counter part.

The phases of the counterproposal are:

  1. Domain Owner Sunrise (60-90 days): Sunrise phase for existing domain owners, also taking trademarks (from current domain owners) into account
  2. Trademark Sunrise (120 days): Sunrise period for trademark owners without existing domains.
  3. Landrush (60 days application + 30 day auction): Expression of interest available to everyone
  4. General Availability (first come first served): Domains available to everyone, normal registration fees
The proposal is backed by a lot of underlying background data, including a comparison how similar launches were handled in other ccTLDs.

What do you think, who should get priority rights for the release of .UK names? Should they be released at all? What do you think of Edwin’s proposal?

10|25|2012 08:48 am EDT

Sedo’s Greatdomains Auction ends today

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Auction, Miscellaneous

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Sedo’s monthly Greatdomains auction ends in about four hours at noon EDT today on October 25th, 2012. See the current bids below. Click here to bid on any of the names.

DomainPriceBidsTrafficBid now
pug.com25,000 USD40Bid Now
pathology.com12,000 USD40Bid Now
valuable.com12,000 USD30Bid Now
prosecco.de11,500 EUR50Bid Now
sharedhosting.com10,000 USD10Bid Now
bxi.com7,850 USD30Bid Now
hs.net7,600 USD7736Bid Now
prescriptionsunglasses.com6,666 USD100Bid Now
ytl.com5,000 USD41Bid Now
premi.it4,999 EUR20Bid Now
freestyles.com4,888 EUR2160Bid Now
fly.tv4,000 USD20Bid Now
states.net4,000 USD117Bid Now
feps.com3,900 USD40Bid Now
tld.de3,500 EUR10Bid Now
irlanda.com3,500 EUR30Bid Now
owq.com3,100 USD30Bid Now
exb.com3,100 USD4123Bid Now
goq.com3,000 USD1127Bid Now
chinafashion.com2,999 USD70Bid Now
tzc.com2,700 USD30Bid Now
memory.co.uk2,500 GBP5309Bid Now
loans.de2,500 EUR210Bid Now
weterynarz.pl2,050 EUR50Bid Now
leggings.co.uk2,001 GBP20Bid Now
sushi.pl2,000 EUR50Bid Now
blender.co.uk2,000 USD10Bid Now
arithmetic.com2,000 USD60Bid Now
possum.com2,000 USD10Bid Now
hypotheekadviseurs.nl1,750 EUR40Bid Now
dis.net1,750 USD50Bid Now
kousen.nl1,650 EUR645Bid Now
comparemobiles.com1,650 GBP100Bid Now
satay.com1,550 USD20Bid Now
coches.com.ar1,500 EUR10Bid Now
dentonhomes.com1,500 USD10Bid Now
whistle.co.uk1,300 GBP10Bid Now
fahrräder.com1,250 EUR20Bid Now
wineandcheese.com1,234 USD30Bid Now
honored.com1,111 USD10Bid Now
duster.com1,100 USD21221Bid Now
bvn.com1,100 USD30Bid Now
completo.com1,050 USD10Bid Now
mc.co.uk1,001 GBP3195Bid Now
strasse.de1,000 EUR10Bid Now
internetstores.com1,000 EUR10Bid Now
sitio.com1,000 USD10Bid Now
domainlistings.com1,000 USD18Bid Now
cine.com.ar1,000 EUR10Bid Now
homeopatia.com.br1,000 EUR10Bid Now
desktop.org999 USD2144Bid Now
1740.com938 USD160Bid Now
7581.com812 USD170Bid Now
rewardscreditcard.com810 USD74Bid Now
ovulatietest.nl800 EUR283Bid Now
groucho.com751 USD457Bid Now
honkbal.nl750 EUR2104Bid Now
formel1.com678 EUR40Bid Now
lubricant.net555 USD30Bid Now
latin.co.uk500 GBP19Bid Now
brazilrealestate.com.br500 USD10Bid Now
paymentoptions.com500 USD30Bid Now
blackorange.com500 USD10Bid Now
rom.co450 EUR241Bid Now
myballs.com444 USD20Bid Now
bno.net410 EUR140Bid Now
greeceguide.com388 USD23Bid Now
savings.net375 EUR442Bid Now
examples.net350 USD30Bid Now
babystore.ru345 EUR10Bid Now
msg.ru345 EUR1165Bid Now
nomer.ru345 EUR1890Bid Now
drinks.eu333 USD30Bid Now
sellwebsite.com300 USD20Bid Now
umwelt.de270 EUR4326Bid Now
edictionary.com250 USD10Bid Now
brazi.com210 USD11114Bid Now
mgl.co.uk200 GBP30Bid Now
koi.nl200 EUR40Bid Now
wsuv.com200 USD30Bid Now
snorkelen.nl150 EUR125Bid Now
refinancer.com150 USD25Bid Now
caliber.net120 USD30Bid Now
bau.co.uk120 GBP130Bid Now
airplanes.net110 USD20Bid Now
biotechnology.co.uk110 GBP20Bid Now
deckenlampen.de100 EUR10Bid Now
bodydress.com100 USD142Bid Now
cvr.co.uk100 GBP10Bid Now
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filles.biz100 USD10Bid Now
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internetstores.com1,000 EUR10Bid Now
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domainlistings.com1,000 USD18Bid Now
cine.com.ar1,000 EUR10Bid Now
homeopatia.com.br1,000 EUR10Bid Now
desktop.org999 USD2144Bid Now
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7581.com812 USD170Bid Now
rewardscreditcard.com810 USD74Bid Now
ovulatietest.nl800 EUR283Bid Now
groucho.com751 USD457Bid Now
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10|18|2012 07:58 am EDT

DOMAINfest global becomes WebFest Global, opens registration for 2013

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Events

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Webfest Global 2013 Conference to Be Held February 5-7, 2013 in Santa Monica, California

LOS ANGELES, California (October 18, 2012) — DomainSponsor®, the online direct navigation traffic monetization unit of Oversee.net® and organizer of the critically acclaimed DOMAINfest® series of domestic and international conferences, announced today that online registration is now open for its Webfest GlobalTM conference to be held February 5-7, 2013 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, California.

The agenda at the three-day Webfest Global 2013 conference will cover a variety of topics related to domain name investing, acquiring and converting online customers, and mobile monetization.  Agenda highlights are available on the event website.

“This marks our seventh annual global conference,” said Oversee.net CEO Debra Domeyer.  “Over the last few years, we have received very positive feedback from attendees about how our DOMAINfest agenda has evolved.  So we’re very excited about continuing our tradition of providing content and speakers that align with the ever-broadening interests of our conference audience.  Of course, we’re also excited to be providing an atmosphere and experience that facilitates networking and deal-making.”

Online Registration Now Open

The early bird discounted registration rate of $1,095 includes full conference admission on February 5-7, 2013 to all sessions, exhibit hall, daily breakfasts, daily lunches and all official dinner networking parties. It also includes a farewell breakfast on February 8th.  To register, visit http://webfestglobal.com/register.

Moniker|SnapNames Live Domain Name Auction

Moniker|SnapNames will be hosting a live, premium domain name auction at Webfest Global 2013 on Wednesday, February 6th from 4:00 – 5:30pm PST. An extended online domain auction will start on Tuesday, February 5th and end at 3:15pm EST on Thursday, March 8th.   For details on how to submit domains for possible inclusion in these auctions, visit http://webfestglobal.com/auctions. The submission deadline is December 14, 2012.

 

Conference Hotel

The entire Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica has been reserved exclusively for the conference in order to provide attendees with an intimate, distraction-free environment that maximizes networking opportunities.  Discounted hotel room rates are available via a special online reservation portal.  For details, please visithttp://webfestglobal.com/hotel.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

A wide range of sponsor and exhibitor options and prices are available for companies interested in promoting their services to the domain investors, publishers and online marketing executives attending Webfest Global 2013.  For details, visit http://webfestglobal.com/sponsor-options.

 

About Webfest GlobalTM

Founded in 2006 by DomainSponsor®, the direct navigation traffic monetization division of Oversee.net, Webfest Global (formerly DOMAINfest®) is a conference series that brings domain industry and online marketing professionals together to learn, network and do business.  Content and speakers offer insights, tips and the latest best practices in areas such as web and mobile user acquisition, conversion and monetization, plus updates on how regulatory and ICANN policies impact domain name owners and brand marketers worldwide.  Attendees include domain publishers, internet entrepreneurs and wide range of online marketing executives and service providers. For more information, please visit http://webfestglobal.com.  

About Oversee.net                                                                                                          

Oversee.net® is a leader in online performance marketing. Using proprietary technology, it helps advertisers acquire valuable, pre-qualified leads. Its DomainSponsor® business unit pioneered the monetization of direct navigation traffic in 2002 and now operates one of the largest PPC and CPV traffic networks in the world with over 250 million unique visitors per month. Oversee’s owned and operated lead generation websites in the travel, retail and consumer finance verticals produce over 14 million high-converting leads per month for advertisers by providing users with the information they need to make smart purchase decisions. Oversee also owns Webfest GlobalTM, a conference series for domain investors and online marketing professionals. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Oversee has offices in New York City and Frankfurt, Germany.

10|15|2012 10:25 am EDT

ICANN launches first version of myicann.org

by Frank Michlick in Categories: ICANN / Policy

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As just announced by ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé at the ICANN 45 in Toronto today, ICANN launched a first version of MyICANN.org created to aggregate, organize and personalize all of the available information from ICANN.

Explore the latest news from across the ICANN community.
Pick out what’s important to you and have it delivered directly to your Inbox.
Browse the portal to see upcoming events and subscribe to get updates on your calendar.

The organization did not set up my.icann.org (which is what I first tried when I heard about the site.

10|10|2012 06:27 pm EDT

Keep Playing the Music . . . Really, The Ship’s Not Sinking, Part 2

by Adam Strong in Categories: Domain Auction

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Over 4 years ago, I wrote a post about the results of the 2008 TRAFFIC auction. That auction did over $4.3 million in sales.  Can you imagine ?  Back then the entire industry was looking for a barometer of the state of the business during a tough time, and the results were considered dismal with a total sale volume of ONLY $4.3 million.  Times sure have changed!

If TRAFFIC auctions were a barometer of the market conditions, what are they today ?  I think they may have sold under $150,000 in names.  Rick just posted on his blog “The market is a snapshot of things and the picture it took was not very good. While many attendees are doing well, the average domainer is not.”

We don’t have the official results from TRAFFIC yet but a lot of domains didn’t sell and a those that sold didn’t fetch big prices. That’s the snapshot.  The results DNN posted live were terrible, but I think they can be expected based on the names. Rick promised this to be a list of domains that would put a buyer in the top of the pack of all domainers.  There were some good ones (I even bought one) but I’m not sure the list could completely deliver on that promise.  Rick just said “I can only choose domains that folks want to sell and look at it through the eyes of a domainer.”   I know that’s a hard task. I’ve done it before and everyone is a “keyboard critic”.  You do have to work with what’s been submitted and sometimes you go with what you have been handed.  I don’t think that price to quality ratio were at a level that domain/investors would bite right now (more on that later).

Andrew Alleman wrote in his piece that this TRAFFIC auction was the most exciting in years.  I wasn’t at the auction so I can’t comment on the buzz or on how exciting the room was, but I think even though Andrew is taking a beating about his post, the buzz and excitement is a good sign.  It shows what I believe to be true too, it’s a buyer’s market and there really are buyers wanting to put money in to domains still.  Rick even mentions the names of buyers who did buy at this auction. They’re domainer/investors.  Guys whose names you know from other blog posts : Mike Berkens, Sean Sullivan, Morgan Linton, Darren Cleveland, Gregg, McNair, Russ Goodwin, Bill Sweetman, Brain Benko (who bid/bought on my behalf).

Raymond over at Hybrid Domainer asked if the time for live auctions had passed.  I commented in length about my experience and thoughts on auctions over there,  but to summarize, I believe live auction events need to be aggressive and open.  They need to do aggressive marketing and be aggressive about getting great names at great prices.  This is nothing new really though, but the domainer/investor buyers are much more savvy and much more choosy today.  They’ve got a lot of inventory that they can choose from just buying a name over at DomainNameSales.com or finding on a drop list.

A live auction should be open and never turn away a bidder and provide a technology that allows bidding online.  The phone bidding at TRAFFIC required prior registration which I didn’t know about so I called a friend.  I know first-hand how tough the technology side is to pull off.  I helped put together an auction on a shoe-string budget from a Vegas hotel room (not a conference room) and we did $150,000 on our first attempt.  It wasn’t easy.  I’ve also been involved in several auctions that melted down because of technology limitations at the hotel.  It can be done though and it has been done.  Let’s not bother if we’re not doing it live and online though.  As DomainShane said “It baffles me that in 2012 we still have this limitation”.

Every day domainer/investors spend thousands of dollars at NameJet and SnapNames auctions bidding live online from the comfort of their homes, so there are buyers still out there.  They don’t even need audio/video on those systems . It’s something we’ve all come to expect at the live events but it’s not necessary.  Being in a room with a bunch of domainer/investors doesn’t do anything but allow you to show-off your bidding really.

As for the “end-user”, it’s my opinion that they generally don’t care about live auctions.  I’ve marketed domains from our auction to this sort of buyer.  Unless the deal is out of this world and they must have the name, they’ll buy your domain when they’re ready.  We’ve seen end-user buyers bidding at live auction events and they’ve bought some big dogs. We have to hand it to the remarkable marketing of these live auction companies that pull in these bidders.  That’s not an easy task. I’d venture to guess they put a lot of effort in to getting those names and those buyers all lined up months ahead of the event.

The “Titanic” of live domain auctions may have sunk (again?), and as Rick said, there’ll be people dancing on the grave.  I don’t think the grave is the domain aftermarket though.   The good news for domain investors is that there are still buyers out there.  I can attest to this, I had one of the best quarters ever this year selling, and I’m still buying as well.  I made more on sales this year than ever and I’m not really a seller.  Buyers are picky though, especially domainer/investor buyers.  They’re looking for good domains, cheap.  They know everyone is selling and the buyer pool has become smarter and savvier.  If you want to continue to sell names at live auctions targeted at domainer/investors, give ’em  what they want.

10|10|2012 12:13 pm EDT

Irex Corp launches .CA Portfolio site

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Sales, Up to the Minute

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Canadian company Irex Corp,  just launched www.DomainNames.ca, a marketplace for selected domains from their own portfolio, such as ez.ca, cruise.ca and usedcars.ca.

Since 2001, Irex Corp has been offering website services to both consumers and business interests through numerous verticals including real estate, education, web design and philanthropic initiatives.

10|10|2012 11:28 am EDT

Donuts to use Architelos’ Namesentry

by Frank Michlick in Categories: new gTLDs, Up to the Minute

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BELLEVUE, Wash. — Architelos, Inc., a domain name industry consulting and managed services provider and Donuts Inc., a registry for new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs), said today Donuts will adopt NameSentry, Architelos’ software-as-a-service platform for detecting and mitigating domain name abuse.

The patent-pending NameSentry application protects new gTLDs from phishing, malware, spam, botnets and other types of abuse. Already operational, it’s the first independent, third-party resource of its kind for the domain name industry.

“In our gTLD applications, we detailed eight new stringent mechanisms for protecting rights holders and combating potential abuse, protections that intentionally exceed those required by ICANN,” said Donuts co-founder and CEO Paul Stahura. “NameSentry gives us another set of tools to gather data and quickly mitigate any problems.”

Stahura said the system is impressive thanks to its range of capability and ease of implementation. “NameSentry gives us the additional benefit of Architelos’ experience in abuse prevention, ready to be put to use.

“We are thrilled to be selected by Donuts,” said Architelos founder and CEO Alexa Raad. “By adding NameSentry to their extensive set of protection mechanisms, Paul and his team are very clear that they won’t tolerate abuse. As the largest applicant by number of applied-for gTLDs, working with Donuts is a significant opportunity for Architelos to help ensure new namespace is safe for all users.”

About Donuts Inc.

Donuts is a domain name registry that is widening competition and choice in Internet identities through hundreds of new top-level domain name choices, securely operated in multiple languages and character sets. Donuts is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., with offices in Los Angeles, Calif. and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.donuts.co or follow Donuts on Twitter @DonutsInc.

About Architelos, Inc.

Architelos, Inc. provides strategic consulting and managed services for clients in the Domain Name System (DNS). The Architelos team of executives is unique in having over 30 years of experience, and a track record in building, launching and managing multi-million name gTLDs. Clients include new as well as existing generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) and Country Code (ccTLD) registries. Architelos has locations in Leesburg, VA, Los Angeles (LA), Toronto and Dublin, as well as data centers in Toronto and LA. For more info follow Architelos on Twitter and Facebook.

[via Press Release]

10|09|2012 06:55 pm EDT

Targeted TRAFFIC 2012 Award Winners

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Events

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And here are the winners of the 2012 Targeted T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards as they were announced at a Brunch during the Targeted T.R.A.F.F.I.C. show this morning:

Best new monetizing Solution

  • DomainPower.com

Best overall Domain Solution

Best Domain Blog

  • DomainSherpa.com (Cyger)

The “we get it” award

  • SalesForce.com

Developer of the year award

  • Alan Dunn (DomainHoldings)

Broker of the year

  • Dave Evanson (Sedo.com)

Sponsor of the year

  • Escrow.com

Domainer of the year

  • Frank Schilling

Domain Hall of Fame

  • Chad Folkenning
  • Michael ‘Mike’ Mann

Plus the Bandit Berkens “Goodwill Ambassador Award”, which went to Judi and Michael Berkens.

See the videos of parts of the awards ceremony over at DomainGang’s Youtube channel and see the original nominees here.