PALM BEACH, FL – According to World Trademark Review, the monster domain asset “TM.com” is for sale and the exchange is being offered / handled by Mark Thomas of VIP Brokerage. Thomas was recently highlighted for selling the premium exact match GEO domain California.com for a whopping $3,000,000.00.
‘TM.com’ up for sale – The domain name ‘tm.com’, previously used by a company called TM Advertising, is up for sale. A representative for the current domain owner told WTR that the domain could be a valuable asset for anyone in the IP space. “I can’t think of a better opportunity for a trademark law firm to have the most obvious trademark related domain name there is,” he said. “We are looking to sell the domain quickly.” The domain brokerage is being handled by VIP Brokerage, with interested buyers needing to stump up a minimum offer of $1 million. (TJL)
Seemingly a good fit for an industry trade publication such as “Word Trademark Review”, if you haven’t yet put 2-and-2 together, the letters “TM” are an abbreviation for the term “Trademark”, however, they’re also an abbreviation for Toyota Motors, T-Mobile and a slew of other companies which could benefit from owning the name. Such a buyer would add themselves to the group of “big brands” who own two letter domains such as American Airlines, Barnes & Noble, Calvin Klein, General Motors, etc.
According to various English language sites, the letter “T” is the second most frequently used letter in the English language with the letter “M” being the 14th most common. A cool-million seems conservative considering the following public data available, first top 10 by price, and the second top 10 by year the transaction closed (again, only publicly available sales at NameBio.com which were disclosed).
Top 10 Two Letter Domains By Price
Top 10 Two Letter Domains By Year
Although a million is clearly no chump change, one might say the two-letter domain name “TM.com” is a steal.
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Wont be surprised if Brent OXley buys this again.
domain guy says
Interesting anyone can use the “tm” symbol to indicate the word/phrase is a tm. ..but not on the principal/supplemental register. Ip attorneys are cheap and will not pay a high value for this phrase. However any major corporation is a legitimate potential buyer. I would guess 1.5 million
If they are looking to sell that is a totally different situation to FB.com etc. would say very high 6 figures. It is weaker than RX.com but obviously better than random combinations.