Comments on: Why CDN.net Sold for 6 Figures http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/ Domain blog featuring domain investing strategy, domain valuation, and domain development commentary from Elliot Silver, founder of Top Notch Domains, LLC. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:39:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.3 By: JNet http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-122749 Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:57:27 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-122749 Nice work on CDN.NET

Viva .NET !!!

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By: CDN.net, purchased for $185k last year, launches - Domain Name Wire http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-122738 Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:11:44 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-122738 [...] a year ago OnApp bought the domain name CDN.net for [...]

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By: Frank Sullivan http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-122725 Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:21:21 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-122725 CDN.net has just launched and we are working hard to make it a global, user customisable, pay-as-you-go CDN service. You can ready more about what we’re doing here: http://gigaom.com/2013/03/13/onapp-launches-cdn-net-tapping-spare-capacity-of-federated-service-providers/

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By: Frank Sullivan http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-118156 Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:09:32 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-118156 It makes sense to us at CDN.net now! I’m really trying to teach customers how to use it and since we’re now in private beta, it is clearly a great investment.

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By: martyr http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-66025 Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:43:13 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-66025 Price = value of domain + value of buyer’s idea + premium because buyer wants to make a start rather than waste time in grinding negotiations.

Also, buying avoids the distracting thought ‘what if I had bought that domain’, with risk that a competitor buys it – particularly concerning as he can copy your good work / ideas.

Arguably, steps should have been taken to require domain sellers to sell at fair market prices – so that buyer simply has to beat the next best bidder, rather than having much of the value of his idea and momentum extracted in addition.

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By: Ron http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-66014 Fri, 16 Mar 2012 05:42:03 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-66014 99% of domainers would have sold this had they got a $25k offer, Samit is right. It takes a advanced seller to be able to hold for the right price.

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By: Acro http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-66013 Fri, 16 Mar 2012 05:34:29 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-66013 Frank owns Canada.net so get your wallets ready :D

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By: Christopher http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-66001 Fri, 16 Mar 2012 03:30:52 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-66001 Thanks, Elliot. I was wondering what the significance was and I thought ‘Canadian’ as well.

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By: Samit http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-65997 Fri, 16 Mar 2012 02:11:42 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-65997 The more I see sales the more I believe the sale price is more dependent on the owners ability to hold onto the name for the correct price.

Not many people here would have rejected offers along the way to a $185k price tag.

Having the correct domains helps too.

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By: JohnnyNet http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-65995 Fri, 16 Mar 2012 01:56:37 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-65995 Viva .NET !!!

We’re on the InterNET … not The InterCOM – -:-) – …. Frank and Kevin too have bought many more .NETs over the years than some people realize … many .NETs have been selling on an incremental basis at Sedo & Afternic/BuyDomains over the past 2+ years… furthermore, Verisign recently started a more pro-active marketing campaign for .NET

Don’t forget .NET !

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By: Tony http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-65986 Fri, 16 Mar 2012 00:22:15 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-65986 CDN’s speed up content delivery on the internet by storing multiple copies/images of sites/files on servers closer to the end user.

It’s a big reason why I picked up WebAccelerator.com a few years back when it dropped.

:)

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By: Puranjay http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-65977 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 23:20:24 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-65977 CDN is a multi-billion dollar business.

Factor in a seller like Schilling, and you can see why it fetched the price that it did.

CDN, CRM, SEM, SEO – these are all huge acronyms online, all capable of fetching six figures in either .net or .org because of the multi-billion dollar industries built around them.

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By: Ron http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-65976 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 23:14:23 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-65976 Lol O’Canada cdn.ca is owned by the Canadian Dairy Network, but they would have to sell a whole lot of milk to make up for that sale. Some companies get it, invest a little today, to get a larger piece of the pie tomorrow, instant credibility.

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By: O' Canada http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-65965 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:56:56 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-65965 My first thought upon hearing of the sale was perhaps it was purchased by/for a Canadian site.

CDN is often used as an abbreviation for Canada/Canadian (although less so than CAN) and is sometimes used to represent our currency (although again, less so than CAD or CAN$).

Given my patriotic interpretation, CDN.net had good intrinsic value even outside the ‘content delivery network’ arena.

Steve

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By: Josh http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-65959 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:16:43 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-65959 My thinking has always been ” it just takes one ” , great job on Frank’s part.

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By: Elliot Silver http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-65956 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 20:58:03 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-65956 @ Shaun

I would say the majority of people would say under $5k, a few people with knowledge of CDN would say 5 or 6 figures, and most everyone else would tell those people they are idiots. That’s kind of how it goes.

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By: Shaun Pilfold http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-65953 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 20:56:37 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-65953 Would be fun to had this discussion before the sale was announced and I’d guess the average appraisal of CDN.net would have been around $2,000 …Right? ;)

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By: Chris http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-65942 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 20:26:49 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-65942 The question is will owning a lll.net be worth it from a branding perspective. It will leak traffic to the .com.

I would have saved $184k and went after something like eCDN.com instead.

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By: Joe http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-65921 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 18:30:51 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-65921 It makes perfect sense. Many major websites use domains for content services that end in .net. For example, Facebook uses fbcdn.net while Akamai uses akamaihd.net

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By: Frank Schilling Lands an Astonishing $185,000 for CDN.net to Lead This Week’s Sales C - Page 2 http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-net-sold-for-6-figures/#comment-65920 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 18:27:13 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=13718#comment-65920 [...] Donate   Here's some insight about why CDN.net sold for 6 figures: http://www.domaininvesting.com/why-cdn-n…6-figures-3933 [...]

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