Mike Berkens Lists Internet.biz on Flippa
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Mike Berkens Lists Internet.biz on Flippa

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FlippaIf you watch the Portfolio Review video on Domain Sherpa today, you probably noticed that Mike Berkens mentioned that his company owns Internet.biz. Worldwide Media was the original registrant of Internet.biz, having registered / acquired it back in 2002.

I was checking out Flippa today, and I saw that Internet.biz is listed for sale. There are 5 bids, with a high bid of $3,000 (the undisclosed reserve price has not been met yet). The auction ends in just over 7 days from now.

Here’s the auction description:

“Internet.biz acquired on the 1st day of .biz availability over 11 years ago is for sale for the 1st time on Flippa is for sale by the original owner. 

Simply One of the best .biz domains ever available for sale.

Just last week the founder of Facebook announced he had acquired Internet.org to use to for a worldwide project, making this domain even more valuable than it was.

After turning down a $15,000 offer last week we decided to put the domain up for sale.”

As a seller, I think putting up an auction to bring out bidders is a smart move. I am sure Mike is hoping the person who made the $15,000 private offer will be willing to bid in the Flippa auction. Should other parties have an interest, it might drive up the price. As a buyer, I don’t like when a seller puts a name in auction after I’ve bid in private. I suppose it does give the bidder an opportunity to acquire the name after his bid was rejected, but I prefer to make my acquisitions in private.

I think new gTLD registries might want to keep an eye on this auction. If Internet.biz can fetch $15k+, I am sure there are some better Internet – gTLDs out there that would have more value.


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 (10)

    Viqi

    It would be interesting to see if it gets to $15k and what the reserve is.

    August 29th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    D

    You going on the Sherpa program?

    August 29th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Don’t think so.

      It’s a neat series though.

      August 29th, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    David

    Michael says in the flippa comments that he has a $20k offer and is asking if anyone has a higher one. :)

    August 29th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Josh

    .biz… yawn. :)

    August 29th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Ophelie

    I’m keeping an eye on this listing — so far, some of our biggest domain buyers have expressed interest. It should be a great sale.

    August 29th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Richard

    Great domain, good luck to buyer and seller. Berkens knows what he’s doing, plenty of buyers at Flippa and lots of hype for .w/e

    August 29th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      Louise

      Hi @ Richard, I like the acronym, “.w/e.”

      August 30th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    em

    Great name.

    It seems that Flippa has really been getting some really good domains of late. However finding a website to buy on Flippa that has a really great domain name is still quite rare. And when they do pop up, they go for a lot of money.

    August 30th, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Tony

    If you watch that DomainSherpa portfolio review video, Berkens was bearish on the portfolio owner’s .net’s because the new gTLDs will probably devalue them. Most of the “sherpas” recommended letting all but one of the one word .info’s expire also.

    IMO, .net>>.info>.biz. What does that say about internet.biz when there will be 1000 different internet.xyz’s in a couple of years? Kudos to Mike for capitalizing on the internet.org wave and for getting out of the .biz before it loses most of its value.

    August 30th, 2013 at 9:32 am

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