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As you’ve probably seen already last week, the domain name Logo.com was brokered by Sedo and sold for half a million US dollars to a buyer who has yet to be disclosed. According to an earlier version of the website on Logo.com (which has now changed),

Logo.com will provide graphic design and other services to small businesses and entrepenuers including logo design, website design, stationery design, printing and much more. Our website is launching in Q1 2011. We’re looking forward to serving you!

Adam & Alan, Co-Founders of Logo.com

If you’re wondering who Adam and Alan are, I can give you some insight. Once the DNS changed to IdealHosting.com, I was able to instantly recognize the buyer, a friend of mine.

Adam is Adam Strong, a well-known and widely respected domain investor who was a co-founder of domain name news website, DNN. Alan is Alan Townsend, who was head of eCommerce at Personal Creations, which was acquired by Provide Commerce, Inc., the parent company of ProFlowers, RedEnvelope, Cherry Moon Farms and Shari’s Berries.

The new company will offer logo and design services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. You can’t get much of a better domain name for this type of service than Logo.com – that’s for sure.  According to Adam, “we’re in full-fledged development mode right now building out the platform and lining up patnerships. We’ve got some great designers already lined up but we’re always going to be looking for more.”

He indicated that some recent large sales to domain investors helped spur this investment. Adam notes, “with my good friends Richard Kirkendal and Richard Lau buying up category killer domains like DomainName.com and launching successful sites on Resume.com ,  I figured I had to ‘keep up with the Jones’ a bit . . . haha.”

These two internet entrepreneurs have worked together in the past, which should help them work well together on Logo.com. According to Strong, “Alan and I have worked together on several large domain brokering deals over the years and we’ve always talked about doing something together on a killer domain. This domain came up, time and again. It was one we always thought would be a home run. ”

Congrats to Adam and Alan, and I wish them both all the best with this key domain name.


About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.


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Comments (23)

    Aron - XF.com

    Awesome!
    Already #5 on Google (for me) on the “logo” search, out of 2.3BILLION results.

    Huge name and I wish them the best!
    Congrats to everyone.

    Aron

    November 1st, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Brian Null

    Fantastic Domain Name. Best wishes to Adam and Alan on the build-out. Very Exciting!

    November 1st, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Kevin M.

    Congrats to Adam and Alan. A great name. Look forward to seeing up and going.

    November 1st, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Terrell

    Congrats guys – it’s a great name for sure. I wish you luck with the business and know you will do well. I’ve signed up for the newsletter and will look forward to updates.

    November 1st, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Bill Hartzer

    @Aron truly the power of a keyword rich domain name right now.

    Congrats, guys. Can’t wait to see the new site.

    November 1st, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Donna Mahony

    Congrats Adam and Alan! I am sure you’ll do big things with this spectacular domain.

    November 1st, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Generic Domain Market

    Great name. I don’t think they should worry about any competition in the future from Logos.com

    I just hope they will not provide an overpriced design services since there are plenty of Freelnacing websites around not to mention strong competitors such as 99designs.com

    Sameh

    November 1st, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Andrew Rosener

    Congrats Adam! Home Run is right bro!

    That is going to be a great addition to the web and I hope it brings you guys great prosperity!

    November 1st, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Josh

    Hope it works out well for Richard, nice guys, both of them.

    November 1st, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Tim Davids

    Congrats guys!!! Will be a great site to point to when explaining what a great domain can be.

    Best of Luck…

    November 1st, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Jamie

    I was digging into this earlier today to try and find out who the owners were to follow up on me reporting the sale. LOL

    Like you said.. the DNS should have gave it away to me but I didn’t see the “Adam & Alan, Co-Founders of Logo.com” on the site.

    Congrats to both!

    November 1st, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Jeff

    Awesome name and congratulations

    November 1st, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Chris

    Congrats to the guys….

    Btw….They have a small typo on their holding page:

    “….to small businesses and ENTREPENUERS….” (Entrepreneurs)

    November 1st, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Jeff Edelman

    Congratulations to you guys. That’s a great domain for sure. I look forward to seeing what you guys do with it. Lots of potential there.

    November 1st, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Ira Zoot

    Congrats Adam and Alan … best of luck with the new venture!

    November 2nd, 2010 at 8:00 am

    bzuh

    Congratulation to the buyer. I’d like to sell [removed]

    ****Comment by Elliot ****
    and I’d like to remove spam from my blog.

    November 2nd, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Makis.TV

    There is no better way to launch a logo service that buying No1 domain about it: Logo.com

    November 2nd, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Dan

    Excellent reporting Elliot!

    My congratulations goes out the new owners!

    Anything that Adam is involved with is a positive one.

    Great name..

    November 2nd, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Alex

    Great name. Great buy. Great domainers.

    November 2nd, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    irishDomainer

    Nice name! Im Jealous! I have my local ccTLD Logo.ie & Branding.ie which are in development. All the best with it! Its a gem of a name!

    Cheers,

    iD

    November 2nd, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Hal Meyer

    Not a bad domain, but it seems expensive.

    November 2nd, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Caitlin - BrandBucket

    Great domain name. I am not one for keywords unless it is the exact one you need. In this case – the domain is short, memorable, and a better keyword doesnt exist

    November 3rd, 2010 at 12:48 pm

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