PROSPECT, KY – It’s not often that a seller gets the opportunity to off-load the same portfolio twice, especially when the sales price is north of $2M, but that’s exactly what is happening with Clark Scott’s “Hello Earth” city site network and its computer software system as well as a U.S. federal trademark for “HELLO EARTH” – all assets of “Hello Earth LLC.” I recently connected with Clark where we discussed the long and interesting history of his unique network of city … [Read more...]
Multi-Million Dollar Domain Portfolio Owner Says, “Don’t Bother” with Domain Parking
PALM BEACH – A multi-million-dollar domain portfolio owner has given some personal advice on domain name parking, and it’s not good. If you had not yet heard, Brent Oxley, the guy behind the creation of one of the largest and most successful [in my opinion] web hosting providers, HostGator.com, has recently put his entire and very extensive domain portfolio up for sale using the platform, Efty.com. What I found most interesting, more than his unique and super … [Read more...]
Premium GEO Domain Name Shakeup with High Number of Sales and Offerings
WEST PALM BEACH - If you ever wanted to get yourself a nice flashy city, state or regional exact match GEO domain, right now seems like a good time to take notice of your surroundings. GEO, or geographic domain names are web addresses which are exact match spellings of specific places. "Premium" GEO domains would be considered either entire countries, states or major cities (ending in a .com), and there are a growing number of premium geographic domain names which are … [Read more...]
Uniregistry Moves to Rebrand as “UNI”, Without Ownership of UNI.com???
NEW YORK, NY - If you had not heard yet - domain registry, parking and portfolio management company “Uniregistry” has launched a re-branding effort changing its popular brand name from “Uniregistry” to simply “UNI”. Two things immediately came to mind upon seeing this news. Does the company own the UNI.com domain name? The answer: Surprisingly it does not. The domain name UNI.com has been registered since 1993 and is currently owned by an Italian company which according … [Read more...]
Round Two: .COM Domain Values List, “Domainer Domains”, Not Much Change
NEW YORK, NY - Yesterday, we looked at how some commercial interest .com domain names have changed in value over the last decade. There really was not too much to see with about half of the domain names going up in value (46%) and half going down (51%). I guess it is fair to say that more declined than went up, but it was pretty close to even. Today I wanted to look at domains with less commercial value, so we will looked at pure domainer domains. This list examines 35 … [Read more...]
Extraordinary Opportunity for Well-Positioned Players; Declining Industry?
NEW YORK, NY – Some companies reap high returns by investing heavily in a declining industry. Others sell out before competitors recognized the decline. Based on some numbers I posted yesterday, there’s no wonder it sparked some chatter back and forth on NamePros.com on whether the overall sales numbers are up or down (when compared to the entire list) or what's causing the decline, or if the decline is even accurate when viewing the entire years data (not just the top … [Read more...]