Archive for September, 2009

20 Nice Domain Name Sales Yesterday…

Posted on September 30th, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  No Comments »

Several nice domain name sales were posted yesterday by Afternic which included:

 

HotelMadrid.com – $16,000

Shirts.orgs – $8,000

MensSunglasses.com – $7,000

VALoanRates.com – $4,001

OxfordHouseCollege.com $4,000

OregonPhotography.com $3,999

MashZone.com $3,500

VenisonJerkey.com $3,000

1BB.com $2,999

Pasang.com $1,800

 

Total revenue for the 20 domain names sold was $58,812 – not bad for a day’s work….And of course many sales are NOT reported due to buyers’ requests; so it is highly likely that more premium domain names were sold as well….

Sedo Acquires ParkingPanel.com

Posted on September 29th, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  2 Comments »

Sedo has announced that they have acquired ParkingPanel.com – a domain monetizing service provider working with large domain portfolio owners and hosting companies to increase revenue and optimize templates using Total Semantic Relevance keyword technology and real-time multi-variable testing.

 

Sedo will be incorporating the ParkingPanel.com brand into its own brand, and transitioning ParkingPanel.com’s members to Sedo’s platform by the end of the month.

 

Tim Schumacher, CEO of SEDO said “This is an excellent opportunity for Sedo to extend our parking program’s industry leading services to ParkingPanel.com’s customers.  We look forward to a smooth integration of the ParkingPanel.com brand into Sedo’s community of domain buyers and sellers. This acquisition is another example of Sedo’s commitment to sustaining growth and increasing our membership throughout the year.”

Porsche Loses Domain Dispute On PorscheExperience.com & PorscheGuides.com Even After The Owner Offers To Sell Them

Posted on September 27th, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  No Comments »

In a decision released Sept 25, 2009, Porsche the car maker,  filed a UDRP on the domains PorscheExperience.com and PorscheGuides.com.

 

The owner of the domain according to the facts,  offered to sell the domains to Porsche for 5,000 euro’s. or around $7,500 at today’s exchange rates.

 

Despite offering to sell the domains to the trademark holder, the Sole Panelist found no bad faith existed on the domain  holders part, saying:

“””The Respondents …. did not register (the domains) primarily for the purpose of sale, even though the Respondents subsequently offered to sell them for a substantial price to the Complainant.”””

Read the entire decision 

Prime Visibility Supports Soles4Souls

Posted on September 24th, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  No Comments »

Prime Visibility has collected over 1,000 pairs of shoes for the non-profit organization Soles4Souls.

 

Soles4Souls collects and distributes new and gently worn shoes to people in need in over 125 countries on five continents, including the United States, Honduras, Guatemala, Haiti, Nepal, Iraq, Uganda, Swaziland, Thailand and Peru.  We initiated the company collection in conjunction with a local elementary school’s shoe drive.  In addition to collecting shoes, we will be donating shipping costs so that all shoes collected at both our company headquarters and the school can reach a Sole4Souls warehouse where the organization will prepare the shoes for their final destinations.

 Soles4Souls

Prime Visibility is a company that supports a variety of local, national and international causes.  Hosting a Soles4Souls shoe drive was a simple way to help people in need around the world.  The collection boxes around our office were overflowing!  Our team members cleaned out their closets and made our shoe drive a huge success.

AreaRugs.com Sells for $405,000

Posted on September 23rd, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  No Comments »

As reported today by Press Release, AreaRugs.com SOLD for $405,000

 

Here is the press release:

 

AreaRugs.com has new ownership, having been bought by a group of investors for an astounding $405,000 for just the domain. Randy Ward, President and CEO, AreaRugs.com Inc., says, “Our goal is to be the number one shopping destination online for area rugs. We feel we have assembled a great team to accomplish that.”

 

Even in the desolate economy, Ward and his team are confident that the domain will thrive and will eventually become a big success. The team considers the endeavor less risky than most from the outside would and is very optimistic in regards to is expected return on its investment. “It is very rare to have the opportunity to buy a premium ‘.com’ domain name in a proven online consumer category,” said Lee Weber, Head of Marketing, AreaRugs.com. “In economic times like this you have to think outside the box for ways to get the most out of money and our investors feel that we should have no problem getting a decent, if not exceptional, return out of this investment.”

 

The Web site currently serves as a domain for consumers to learn more about area rugs, providing expert advice, tips and information on the rug industry. Homeowners and designers alike will find tips and advice to enhance any space, from the hallway to the bedroom.

 

By leveraging their substantial brick and mortar buying power, they will be able to offer some of the best prices and largest selection of area rugs.

 

As the proud new owners of AreaRugs.com, Ward and his fellow investors plan on carrying a huge selection of area rugs including all of the top brands including the likes of Shaw, Mohawk and Karastan will continue to provide information and expertise on area rugs. A well-known floor covering expert in the state of Iowa, Ward will be applying his extensive knowledge to the Internet with this investment.

 

“We have formed a partnership between a group of investors that includes the state of Iowa’s largest carpet/rug dealer and some of the state’s leading online commerce and marketing experts,” said Ward.

 

A custom built robust e-commerce store will be launched in several months. In the meantime, AreaRugs.com serves as a leading authority in the carpet/rug industry.

 

    Contact:
    Lee Weber
    Head of Marketing
    Lee (at) arearugs (dot) com
    301-631-0505

Top 10 Political Legends

Posted on September 20th, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  4 Comments »

After a long debated conversation this weekend, I would like to survey the group and ask you. Who Are The Top 10 Political Legends of all time?  Please reply/comment on this blog to cast your vote 

Thanks in advance for your participation.

Jets.com Domain Name Sells for $375,000

Posted on September 19th, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  No Comments »

Approximately one and half months after SEDO was retained to assist in the sale of the premium domain name Jets.com – the domain SOLD for $375,000.  It is still unknown who the purchaser is as the domain is being transferred via SEDO.

The obvious play here the NFL Jets or a Jets manufacturer or private Jet service – what do you think?

Marchex Lists Domain Names for Sale

Posted on September 17th, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  No Comments »

As reported by Domain Name News, 

An anonymous tipster pointed us to the recently updated MDNHInc. website, which is the company that holds Marchex’s (MCHX) domain portfolio, pointing out that they now accept offers on domain names in their portfolio. The names listed for sale seem to include names from the orignal purchase of the Yun Ye (Ultimate Search) domain portfolio, which Marchex purchased for 164 Million USD in 2005.

Intuit to Buy Mint.com for $170 Million

Posted on September 14th, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  2 Comments »

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Intuit Inc. agreed to buy personal-finance site Mint.com for $170 million, adding to the tax and financial-management company’s offerings in the burgeoning business of providing software as a service.

 

“With this transaction, Intuit will gain another fast-growing consumer brand and a highly successful ‘Software as a Service’ offering that helps people save and make money,” said Intuit CEO Brad Smith.

 

Mint.com is closely held and launched two years ago. Its free service allows consumers to track their expenses and investments. The start-up’s founder and CEO, Aaron Patzer, will become general manager of Intuit’s personal finance group, which includes its Quicken financial management software.

Kevin Ham has BIG plans in store for Religion.com, Heaven.com and nearly 20 other category killer domain names

Posted on September 12th, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  2 Comments »

Looks like Kevin Ham (the man who OWNS the internet) is finally working on some big plans for his category-killer religious domain names including Religion.com, Satan.com, God.com, Heaven.com and nearly 20 other premium domain names.  Although in it’s early stages of development, Kevin’s business, Reinvent will be launching the Gospel Media Network.    Most of the domain names have the Gospel Media Network splash page on the landing page.

More to come….stay tuned