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10|29|2013 05:30 pm EDT

Go Daddy/Afternic and Sedo’s reported sales for the week ending on Oct 28th, 2013

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Sales

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Over the past week, 705 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1,3m. Go Daddy/Afternic‘s total domain sales for the week summed to  $1,696,432.

Over 47% of total sales at Sedo were the result of Buy Now listings.

The top seller on Sedo‘s list, for 45,000 USD was a SedoMLS sale that came through Go Daddy.  The domain was owned by Frank Schilling.

The top ten sales in the week ending on October 28th, 2013 were:

  1. $45,000 USD (Sedo)
  2. $28,000 USD (Afternic/Go Daddy)
  3. $20,000    USD    (Afternic/Go Daddy)
  4.    $15,000    USD    (Sedo)
  5.    $15,000    USD    (Sedo)
  6. $14,900 USD (Sedo)
  7. $14,000    USD    (Afternic/Go Daddy)
  8.    $13,500    USD    (Afternic/Go Daddy)
  9. $13,500 USD (Afternic/Go Daddy)
  10. $10,500 USD    (Afternic/Go Daddy)

See all of the reported sales after the jump.


10|02|2013 08:24 am EDT

United Internet to increase stake in Sedo; Planning to take the company private

by Frank Michlick in Categories: PPC industry

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United Internet (UDIRF.PK) increases its stake in Sedo to 96.05% and plans squeeze-out

Montabaur, October 2, 2013. United Internet today acquired the 4,461,379 shares in Sedo Holding AG [SDO:Xetra], Cologne, held by Sedo’s founders and raised its stake in the company to 96.05%. The shares in Sedo Holding AG were acquired by United Internet Ventures AG at a price of EUR 2.60 per share. United Internet aims to integrate the Affiliate Marketing and Domain Marketing business fields operated by Sedo Holding AG more closely into the strategic development of the United Internet Group. Against this backdrop, United Internet Ventures AG will initiate a squeeze-out process at Sedo Holding AG over the coming weeks in line with Secs. 327a ff. of German Stock Corporation Law (AktG), taking the company private.

About United Internet
With 12.70 million fee-based customer contracts and 31.03 million ad-financed free accounts, United Internet AG is Europe’s leading internet specialist. At the heart of United Internet is a high-performance “Internet Factory” with 6,490 employees, of which more than 1,850 are engaged in product management, development and data centers. In addition to the high sales strength of its established brands (1&1, GMX, WEB.DE, united-domains, Fasthosts, InterNetX, Sedo and affilinet), United Internet stands for outstanding operational excellence with around 44 million customer accounts worldwide.

“Squeeze Out” – from Wikipedia:

In Germany, a pool of shareholders owning at least 95% of a company’s shares has the right to “squeeze out” the remaining minority of shareholders by paying them an adequate compensation. This procedure is based on the Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act (ger, ’Wertpapiererwerbs- und Übernahmegesetz, WpÜG). An alternative procedure is governed by§§ 327a – 327f of the German Stock Corporation Act (ger. Aktiengesetz, AktG), valid since January 2002.

[via Press Release]

Disclaimer: DNN’s Frank Michlick is a consultant for Sedo for DomainCocoon.

01|28|2013 09:31 am EDT

Sedo to broker Internet Real Estate Group’s Domain & Site

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

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Sedo is brokering Internet Real Estate Group’s and the web business. The site is a marketplace for fine chocolates that lists 250 vendors and their over 5,000 products.

“The domain name and address is one of the most sought after plots of virtual real estate on the Internet,” said Andrew Miller, Managing Director of “It is the global equivalent of the best address on Madison Avenue, Rodeo Drive, or Champs-Élysées.”

“When a rare, internationally-appealing name like is put up for sale, it has the power to shift an entire market,” said Kathy Nielsen, Director of Strategic Alliances at Sedo. “With record-breaking domain sales under our belt and a strong network of potential buyers, we’re optimistic that will be a landmark sale and are excited to help make it happen.”

The name and website has been listed before for $6MM USD and then lowered to $4.95MM USD. Sedo has not published an asking price and the domain has yet to actually be listed in the marketplace.

[via Press Release]

Disclaimer: DNN’s co-founder and managing editor, Frank Michlick, consults SedoMLS through his company DomainCocoon.

12|18|2012 05:27 pm EDT

Sedo’s weekly sales report: 945 domains sell for $1.48MM USD

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Sales

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This week, 945 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.48 million. Over 39% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.

Highlights of public sales include:

  • Top .com: at 20,000 USD
  • Top ccTLD: at 11,000 EUR
  • Top “other” TLD: at 4,000 EUR

See the full list of reported sales after the jump.


12|17|2012 11:02 am EDT

Sedo redesigns German Homepage

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

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Domain Marketplace Sedo launched a new version of their German homepage today. According to an email sent at launch the focus of the redesign was the domain buyer:

  • Easy access to domain search and search results
  • The focus on buyers means that the homepage tries to answer the most frequently asked questions from buyers.
  • The display of Showcase, Top domains and Domain sales has been updated.
Sedo is planning to expand the new design to the rest of the site in the coming weeks and months and make sure that it’s accessible in various screen sizes and from various devices.
What are your thoughts on the new design?

[via Consultdomain (German)]

Disclaimer: DNN’s co-founder and managing editor, Frank Michlick, consults Sedo through his company DomainCocoon.

12|11|2012 04:42 pm EDT

Sedo’s weekly sales report: sells for $80,000 – 900 sales for $1.52MM

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Sales

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This week, 900 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling over $1.52 million.

Over 42% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.

Highlights of public sales include:

  • Top .com: at 80,000 USD
  • Top ccTLD: at 12,000 EUR
  • Top “other” TLD: at 9,100 EUR

See the full list of reported Sedo sales over the last week after the jump.


11|20|2012 04:39 pm EDT

Sedo’s weekly Sales report – sells for $27,500 USD

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Sales

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This week Sedo announced 948 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling just under $1.6 million. Over 40% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.

Highlights of public sales include:

  • Top .com: at 15,000 EUR
  • Top ccTLD: at 27,500 USD
  • Top “other” TLD: at 26,500 USD

See all of the reported sales after the jump.


11|14|2012 12:34 pm EDT

Sedo Email Offers Now Include Prices

by Adam Strong in Categories: Domain Aftermarket

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It’s not a major news story, but Sedo has finally decided to include the offer price in emails they send to domain owners . In the past, when Sedo emailed a domain owner about an offer that has been received, they did not send the offer price.  The email simply stated :

We are pleased to inform you that a potential buyer has made an offer for your domain,
Please respond to this offer either by clicking on the following link or by going to “Offers received” in your Sedo account:  (LINK TO SEDO GOES HERE)
Please note, that you will receive reminder mails about this offer, until you respond.  You will need to submit at least one counter before you can cancel the negotiations.  This process was designed to ensure a communicative and successful market place.
Please note that the Seller assumes all responsibility for the listing of this domain name. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, any obligations that arise from accepting an agreement to sell the domain name.

Best Regards,
Your Sedo Team

We noticed today that Sedo has finally changed the email to include the price.  The first sentence now reads

We are pleased to inform you that a potential buyer has made an offer of 60 USD for your domain

A Sedo spokesperson told DNN:

We recently launched this small improvement to our notification emails to domain sellers when they receive an offer or counter-offer on a domain name. These updates mean that sellers see the amount of the offer directly in the email. This was added at the request of many of our sellers, in an effort to make it easier to review and respond to bids.

It’s a simple change and one that any domain owner who values their time will likely appreciate.  Godaddy Buyer Services please take note !   Sedo has still not responded to the complaints about lowball ($60) offers coming in from Godaddy, but at least they made this minor adjustment.  It’s been a long time coming.

Disclaimer: Co-founder and managing editor of DNN, Frank Michlick, also consults Sedo through his company DomainCocoon.

11|07|2012 02:14 pm EDT

Management Changes at Sedo

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Aftermarket

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Remaining Sedo Founders To Leave After 12 Years

After Sedo (FRA:SDO)’s CEO and co-founder, Tim Schumacher, left earlier this year, the company today announced changes to its executive team including the planned departure of three co-founders and the company’s chief sales officer.

The transitions will take place during the first quarter of 2013, when Founders Ulrich Priesner, Marius Würzner and Ulrich Essmann along with Chief Sales Officer Liesbeth Mack-de Boer depart the company for the next steps in their careers.  Stepping up from within Sedo’s ranks, Dirk Ochotzki will now serve as Head of Operations, Joel Ghebaly as Head of Product Management (Traffic Monetization), and Simonetta Batteiger as Head of Product Management (Trading).

I would like to thank the departing founders and management members for the last 12 years, in which Sedo has matured from a fast growing start-up to the world’s largest domain marketplace with more than 140 employees serving our global customer base,” comments Tobias Flaitz, CEO of the Sedo Holding AG. “With changing market requirements and increasing competition, Sedo enters the next stage in its growth with changes at the management level that will let the company continue to cater to today’s client expectations.”

With the next generation of leadership anchored by CEO Tobias Flaitz, Sedo continues to set the industry benchmark into its second decade by bringing to market innovative domain solutions that help companies and entrepreneurs capitalize on their online real estate potential, such as recently launching a suite of services to help launch promote and grow new gTLDs.

“By the nature of the domain business, Sedo has always been an evolving organization, and embracing change is part of the company’s DNA,” comments Ulrich Essmann, Co-founder and President of, LLC. “Today we are very proud to pass on management responsibility to longtime team members who will enable Sedo to capitalize on its tremendous growth opportunity and bright future.”

[via Press Release]

Disclaimer: DNN’s co-founder and managing Editor, Frank Michlick, is consulting Sedo through his company, DomainCocoon.

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: at 50,000 EUR
  • Top ccTLD: at 500,000 USD
  • Top “other” TLD: at 14,000 USD

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

Domain name
Currency 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 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 2,500 USD 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 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 2,000 USD
juguetessexuales.eses2012-10-29 2,000 USD
kaffeetabs.dede2012-10-29 2,000 EUR 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 1,125 GBP
webmaniac.comcom2012-10-24 1,100 USD
bap.frfr2012-10-25 1,100 EUR
plt.coco2012-10-29 1,100 USD 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 1,000 USD 1,000 GBP 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
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