Company pays £560,000 to add “s” to domain name

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A cruise operator has paid £560,000 for a domain name, blasting the previous British record sale out of the water. Cruise.co.uk bought the domain Cruises.co.uk from German travel company Nees Reisen, adding just one letter to its existing domain. The deal eclipses the previous British record which saw recycle.co.uk snapped up by City financiers ASAP … Continue reading Company pays £560,000 to add “s” to domain name

Useful Internet Marketing Tools

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Courtesy of a post on WickedFire posted here for my notes: Preview your adwords ads from any country https://adwords.google.com/select/Ad…ingPreviewTool Local Adwords & Keyword Lists Local PPC Adwords & Keyword List Creator @ 5minutesite.com Google Keyword Metrics Tool The New Google Keyword Metrics Tool Research your KW SEO Book Keyword Suggestion Tool https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal Free Keyword Suggestion … Continue reading Useful Internet Marketing Tools

TypoSquatting – Interesting findings from McAfee

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– A typical consumer who misspells a popular URL has a 1 in-14 chance of landing at a typo-squatter site – Children’s sites are heavily targeted: More than 60 of the most squatted sites are designed to appeal to the 18-and-under demographic, with squatters targeting domains like webkinz.com, clubpenquin.com and neopets.com – Some typo-squatters take … Continue reading TypoSquatting – Interesting findings from McAfee

Pharmacy.com is up for sale for the first time since 1994

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Domain name speculators, open your wallets. Pharmacy.com is up for sale for the first time since 1994 and the domain name’s broker is looking to break a few records. “Based on modeling, we’re putting it way over $50 million,” said Joshua Bourne, co-founder of FairWinds Partners, an Internet consultancy that is brokering the sale. Dictionary.com … Continue reading Pharmacy.com is up for sale for the first time since 1994

Internet domain names return hefty profits

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The Web addresses that businesses and people online call home have generated the equivalent of a real estate boom in the real world with speculators, appraisers, developers, investors, and brokers turning the names typed on navigation bars into hefty profits. “It is a global, multibillion-dollar industry,” said Peter Lamson, senior vice president and general manager … Continue reading Internet domain names return hefty profits

Internet domain names the new 21st century real estate

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Inside a midtown hotel, Larry Fischer is on his mobile phone with a financial backer as his partner Ari Goldberger does quick research on a laptop computer. They are bidding furiously at this auction of Internet domain names, with hopes of snagging megayachts.com. The duo won’t be deterred. They want this name. “$110,000 (euro79,693), yes … Continue reading Internet domain names the new 21st century real estate

Iphone domain frenzy

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The number of registrations spiked as high as 300 a day, as names such as iPhoneJewelry.com and TheAppleMaciPhone.com were among the domains snapped up last month. But Apple, too, has belatedly swung into action to ensure it carves out the right amount of cyberspace to sell its new gadget, the first web-enabled phone with combined … Continue reading Iphone domain frenzy

Domin name aftermarket report released

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According to independent domain name research company, Zetetic, eight firms dominate the domain name aftermarket. While private sales account for the vast majority of the US$111 million domain resale market (more than 24 percent), eight exchanges or brokers compete for dominance while domain valuations skyrocket. Keith Pieper, Senior Analyst at Zetetic remarked, ”Private transactions are … Continue reading Domin name aftermarket report released

How two Boston entrepreneurs are making millions from names as simple as chocolate.com

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The fact that Andrew Miller and Michael Zapolin don’t speak German was never a problem, until the two Internet investors decided to buy the domain name “choco-late.com.” The owner, a man in Germany who didn’t speak English, was content to paper the site with ads for chocolate companies and collect pocket change whenever someone clicked … Continue reading How two Boston entrepreneurs are making millions from names as simple as chocolate.com

Multi-Million Dollar Domain Name Auction Comes to New York at the Inaugural T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NYC 2007

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 11 /PRNewswire/ — After selling more than U.S. $5.5 million in premium domain names at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West in Las Vegas in March 2007, Moniker.com, the first and only provider of Domain Asset Management(TM), announced today that its next Live Domain Auction will be held at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NYC 2007 on Thursday, June … Continue reading Multi-Million Dollar Domain Name Auction Comes to New York at the Inaugural T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NYC 2007