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Apartment.in is Largest Sale at Sedo’s .IN Auction

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Sedo hosted an auction for .IN ccTLD domain names in conjunction with the WHD.India and NamesCon India conferences. The auction concluded today, and 23 .IN domain names were sold.

The largest sale in the auction was Apartment.in for $9,950. This was followed by Big.in for $4,999 and Get.in for $3,800. In total, just over $36,000 USD worth of domain names were sold. Based on some of the names that were sold (all of which are listed below), I would imagine some of these domain names could be used as "domain hacks" rather than for users targeting India-based companies.

Because the auctions just concluded today, these sales have not yet closed. Once payments for the domain names have been received, Sedo will report the sales publicly.

In other Sedo news today, Sedo broker Dave Evanson reported the sale of NOM.com for $86,500.

Here are the domain names that were sold in the .IN auction at Sedo: (more…) → Read More


Connect With Sedo at These 5 Events

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Sedo_Logo_New_RGBSedo has been sponsoring and/or sending attendees to a wide variety of conferences and events where there could be domain name buyers. I received an update from Sedo on Friday to share some of the events where Sedo will have a presence. If you wish to connect with someone from Sedo, one of these 5 upcoming events would be a good opportunity to do it.

In the next couple of weeks, Sedo will have a presence at Domaining Europe, the British Business Show, WHD India, NamesCon India, and INTA Meeting. Sedo's Christoph Holler shared the following information about each event and how to connect with someone from Sedo at each event: (more…) → Read More


Clean Up Your Marketplace Portfolios!

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This morning, I received a transfer email from GoDaddy for a domain name I didn't sell or transfer. I won this domain name at a NameJet auction in February. Although I am passively offering it for sale via my Embrace.com landing page, I am monetizing it via PPC and do not have it listed for sale on any of the domain name sale marketplaces.

After receiving the email, I did a bit of research to confirm that I still own the domain name. Essentially, I wanted to make sure I hadn't resold it or that something else funky wasn't going on with the domain name. Using DomainTools, I saw that there was a "for sale" notice with a BIN price. Clicking on the link to me to an Afternic page, although Afternic indicated that the domain name was not for sale. I checked Sedo, and the domain name was listed there with the same BIN price as was indicated on the DomainTools page.

When I saw this, my hunch was that the domain name sold via Afternic. Because it wasn't my sale listing and not approved within my account as an Afternic listing, GoDaddy → Read More


Sedo’s May Great Domains Auction: ” The Future Edition”

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Sedo LogoSedo is hosting a special auction for next month's Great Domains monthly auction. The auction is billed as Great Domains + The Future Edition. According to a press release distributed by Sedo yesterday, this auction will offer "a look into the domain market future."

When I saw the company's announcement on Twitter, I reached out to get more information about the May auction. Christian Voss, Chief Marketing Officer at Sedo, shared this with me:

"GreatDomains are Sedo's signature auctions and our May event is going to be an enhanced version with a glimpse to the future. We're excited to extend this opportunity for our Registry partners to feature exclusive Premium names attracting new potential buyers and expanding the focus beyond .com names. New gTLD names will have success in GreatDomains auctions as .com names have had."

The auction is being held in conjunction with the WHD/NamesCon India events. The auction will (more…) → Read More


SOG.com Subject of UDRP (Updated)

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A UDRP was filed against the valuable three letter .com domain name, SOG.com. The UDRP was filed at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF), and it is listed as case #1726464. I will be following this UDRP via UDRPSearch.com.

SOG.com is owned by a company called Poise Media Inc. that appears to be based in New York. Using DomainTools' Historical Whois Tool, I was able to see that the registrant appears to be the same since February of 2007, meaning that it has been owned for over ten years. SOG.com was created in April of 1996, so this domain name is over 20 years old.

SOG.com is currently monetized with pay per click advertisements using Sedo. The domain name is also listed for sale on Sedo where it has a $40,000 minimum offer requirement. I am not sure how long the domain name has been listed for sale. SOG.com is clearly valuable, with Estibot pegging its value at $370,000. I do not see any public sales record for this domain name on NameBio.

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The NAF does not reveal the name of the complainant until the UDRP decision is → Read More


Is DWN.com Sale the Deal of the Year?

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SedoI received Sedo's weekly domain name sales report, and I am somewhat stunned to see a valuable LLL.com domain name sell for just 2,999 EUR. According to the weekly Sedo report, DWN.com sold this past week via Sedo for 2,999 EUR. This is roughly $3,243 USD. I am not sure if the seller listed it for sale on the marketplace and it was bought immediately or if the buyer and seller reached a deal privately and transacted via Sedo.

Although I am a bit disengaged from the LLL.com market at the moment, I would think a domain name like this is worth somewhere in the vicinity of $50,000 - $75,000 USD on the wholesale market. It looks like these are "Chinese premium" letters which have fared well during the past few years. Estibot values this domain name at $67,000.

DWN.com had been owned by a company (more…) → Read More


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