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03|19|2010 05:00 am EDT

Verisign Revises .TV Premium Offering, Sedo to Auction Premium .TVs

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Registries

Verisign, the operator of the .TV registry, has revised the pricing of over 23,000 .TV domains and removed the higher annual renewal fees, so owners of premium domains registered after March 19, 2010 will only be paying the standard .TV renewal rate going forward. It appears that this new rate is however not extended to pre-existing owners of premium .TV domains. eNom has posted the list of new .TV premium prices on their website.

Sedo will be running a premium .TV auction from April 1-8, 2010 – the domains sold in this auction will also have the standard renewal fees, as Mark Klein (Director of Business Development at Sedo), who set up the auction with Verisign, told DNN.

.TV is the country code (ccTLD) for Tuvalu, but is marketed internationally.

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5 Comments

Michael Bilde

March 19, 2010 @ 7:13 am EDT

Does anyone know if the price reduction is considerable or not really (apart from changing to regular renewal fee)?

It seems they are selling fast, though. Investors.tv and vacations.tv, for instance, are gone already…

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March 19, 2010 @ 8:53 am EDT

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Steve M

March 19, 2010 @ 11:04 am EDT

Sorry, but you can’t change crap into gold by charging less for it.

Drew

March 19, 2010 @ 2:27 pm EDT

Premium pricing good in bubble market, not so good after the pop.

Fin

March 20, 2010 @ 12:31 am EDT

This was a seminal moment and a real game-changer for the .tv tld. A sudden barely announced landrush. If you sneezed or blinked it was all over.

There was a stupid amount of junk on the old premium list (2bbchannel.tv, cc4web.tv, k1010.tv, etc) and that was eliminated. A lot of the remaining names, very good names, were made available for regfee, no premium, and most of those are already gone! The rest for the most part had their now one-time premium payment reduced aggressively and there were thousands of bargains, again mostly regd within a few hours.

Anyone still arguing that .tv is a junk tld needs to have their head examined. .TV means “internet television” to anyone in the world who sees it. Whats dumb about that?

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