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Verified.com Domain Sells For $45,000

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Sedo has rolled out two more solid five figure domain name sales and those include: Verified.com $45,000 Pokie.com $40,000 Verified.com doesn't surprise me all that much at $45,000 but Pokie.com at $40,000 does a little bit! Verified.com was first registered in March of 1997 and has been since. The domain name likely gets a couple thousand unique v...

Dot Weekly 1394 days ago

PlayAtMcd.com 2010 McDonalds Monopoly Game Launched

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What a difference a year makes! Last year I covered the domain name McDonalds® used to bring its super popular Monopoly® game "online" with and that domain name was PlayAtMcd.com. So they are using the same domain name this year as used in 2009 but in a totally different way. PlayAtMcd.com was simply used as a

Dot Weekly 1395 days ago

P&G Launches Pampers Webstore On Facebook

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Most domain name investors are well aware of the Amazon aStore but back around May 2010 Amazon.com launched a Webstore product that is different than the aStore many of us are aware of and is an eCommerce platform. I didn't hear about this webstore feature until I recently saw Amazon launch the webstore for P&G

Dot Weekly 1395 days ago

WeWork.com Domain Purchased By WeWorkNYC.com For $20K

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WeWorkNYC.com / WeWorkSF.com has done a renovation to its domain names and branding power and purchased the exact match domain name WeWork.com for $20,000 USD. Although their domain names add on acronyms at the end of each domain, the company goes by the term WeWork. This was a great upgrade for them and although it

Dot Weekly 1395 days ago

OlayCoupon.com Olay Skin Care Coupon Site

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Here is an example of a large company understand the value of keywords, well kind of! Proctor & Gamble owns the domain name OlayCoupon.com and started using it in an Olay® skin care commercial. Not only do they use OlayCoupon.com in the TV commercial, they use a second domain name in the ad as well,

Dot Weekly 1396 days ago

MatchMade.com Domain Sells For $17,250

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MatchMade.com a domain name which was created in 2003 has been brokered through Sedo.com for $17,250 USD. The domain name was owned by NameMedia and listed in whois as the common RN Webreg RareNames, Inc. Although Afternic.com / BuyDomains.com has its own active aftermarket business, they still use avenues like Sedo.com and GoDaddy Auctions to list...

Dot Weekly 1396 days ago

SaveYourWeekend.com Graco Paint Sprayer

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Graco has started using a great, make sense domain name in advertising to match the tag line they are using with their paint sprayers: SaveYourWeekend.com! I hate painting just like everybody else that I know hates it and it always seems to take much longer than expected to paint a specific project you planned on

Dot Weekly 1397 days ago

Ego.net 5 Months, $5 Grand Difference

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I always like to report things like this when I see them happening. Ego.net domain name sold at Sedo.com on or about May 27, 2010 for $5,200 USD. The new owner according to whois records, Anno Pabon had set the domain name servers to Sedo Parking and put an "expected" price tag on the domain

Dot Weekly 1399 days ago

Bido.com Remains Idle But Did it Sell?

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The "social" domain name auction service Bido.com abruptly ceased operation on May 5, 2010 and has remained idle for about the past 5 months. Bido.com the domain name, the website, script and other assets were announced to be for sale shortly after the ceased operation of the website but nothing appears to happen and a

Dot Weekly 1400 days ago

.net Product Related Domains Selling In Aftermarket

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One nice trend I have been seeing lately are .net product and service related domain names selling and most are selling for pretty fair prices for both buyer and sellers. I have never really loved .net domains because they are the ugly step-child to the powerful .com domain names. If you can not afford to

Dot Weekly 1400 days ago

RedWine.com Domain Sells For $150,000

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Sedo.com has closed another very strong six figure domain name sale and this time around the domain is RedWine.com for $150,000 RedWine.com was first registered in 1995. The domain name is currently in the transfer process, so the new owner is not known at this time. The domain name had privacy protection since late 2006, so

Dot Weekly 1401 days ago

Sedo Partners With DomainsBot On Toll Free Numbers?

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Sedo.com, the domain name aftermarket service sent out an email this morning to its users that simply made me shake my head and scratch my head! Our Sedo team is excited to help our partners at DomainsBot announce the introduction of new toll free vanity numbers to the market! Just like with domain names, incorporating a

Dot Weekly 1401 days ago

Boxcar.com Domain Auction Service Offering $1 Registration

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Boxcar.com has been launched by the people from DomainConsultant.com and started with a $29.95 annual membership fee but for a short time the guys have went from premium draft beer to accepting the cheapest they can find while continuing to launch what many expect to be a domain name auction service that will not soon

Dot Weekly 1402 days ago

SnapNames.com & Moniker.com Get New Look

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SnapNames.com and Moniker.com have a new look! SnapNames Moniker Clearly both resemble each site a lot more than in the past. Some new features on each and basic layout changes etc. Each site offers a video of the new site designs on their home pages, so that may be the best way to find out about all the

Dot Weekly 1402 days ago

Expired Domain Names To Keep An Eye On

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Here is a hand picked list of expired domain names that are currently set up to go to auction shortly that would be wise to keep an eye on. The vast majority of these domain names are Pre-Release domain names at NameJET.com. I rarely bid in expired domain auctions but that doesn't mean you can't. OpusTech.com

Dot Weekly 1402 days ago

Farmers.com Worlds Largest Generic Domain Name?

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Farmers.com very well could be the LARGEST generic domain name ever to be displayed! OK, yes Farmers.com is a generic domain name and is owned by The Farmers Insurance Group but why would it be the largest generic domain name? www.Farmers.com is being displayed as advertising on a Zeppelin NT Airship owned by AirshipVentures.com and this

Dot Weekly 1403 days ago

So Many Questions About Domain Names

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Being a domain name owner and sometimes domain name seller, I often run into so many questions when being contacted about somebody wanting to purchase a domain name that I own. Who's the buyer? Why may they be interested in purchasing? Can I replace the domain if I sell? How much do I have invested? Does the domain have age?

Dot Weekly 1403 days ago

Blackberry Tablet not BlackPad.com Name! PlaybookTablet.com

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Although Research In Motion purchased the domain name BlackPad.com in July 2010 and sparked a large amount of talk that the domain name purchase was likely the new name for the expected tablet computer from Blackberry®, RIM announced today the real name for their tablet computer is: PlayBook RIM purchased BlackPad.com on or about July 26, 2010...

Dot Weekly 1404 days ago

Check Recent Domain Name Sales Before Accepting An Offer

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Earlier today I wrote about a couple .org domain name sales and one of those happened to be PlaygroundEquipment.org which sold for $5,000 over at Sedo. During some research I did for the story, I often check past domain name sales matching the keyword and when I did this, I discovered two more recent sales

Dot Weekly 1404 days ago

Tracker.org & Several Other .org Domains Sell For 5 Figures

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I have always been a fan of .org domain names due to the huge "trust" factor the domain names have and add in the fact that they rank well on search engines and that may be why we are seeing several very nice domain name sales this year for the .org TLD. In fact, 2010 produced

Dot Weekly 1404 days ago

SimilacRecall.com Domain Registered By Abbott Laboratories

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It was announced on 9/22/2010 of a voluntary recall of Similac Infant Forumula by Abbott Laboratories but unlike many of the companies that do a recall of a product, Abbott Laboratories has went ahead and registered the vital matching keywords to what people will be naturally searching for on the web! Similac + Recall. It

Dot Weekly 1408 days ago

Oops, Typo During Digital.com PR Release

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I spell badly, my grammar is bad and I will always admit that. Even with spell checker (which I do not use, as it doesn't work in my editor) but when a press release is written and then sent to a PR service (which is pretty expensive I might add), the chances of a typo

Dot Weekly 1408 days ago

YP.com Put To Use By Yellow Pages After $3.85M Purchase

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I saw a TV ad for YP.com and it was solely being advertised as a "Search Engine" and provided the tag line "Click Less, Live More". I found it a bit odd that somebody would even attempt to compete with the big 3 by running TV ads but when I visited the domain name today,

Dot Weekly 1408 days ago

BuySteroids.org Domain Grabs $10,000 At Sedo

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The domain name BuySteriods.org has grabbed a real street value of $10,000 USD over at domain name aftermarket Sedo.com . According to whois history records, the buyer is Advanced Health Consultants. Although the current creation date shows March 2008, DomainTools.com displays name server history changes dating back some 7 years. The domain name wa...

Dot Weekly 1409 days ago

Backorder Bids At NameJet Are NOT Proxy Bids

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I have talked about this before but today while browsing some domain names at NameJET.com, I continue to see people getting burned. If you place a backorder on a domain name (pre-release or Pending Delete domains), it is always best to simply bid the MINIMUM amount until the auction starts. Once the auction starts, then

Dot Weekly 1409 days ago

Did The Domain Industry Miss Out At D2C Show?

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The D2C show is the largest direct to customer marketing show and is held annually in Las Vegas by the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA) but I was a bit surprised to go through the vendors list and not see a single domain name company on it. Why would a domain name related company want to

Dot Weekly 1409 days ago

MusicStreaming.com Flops At Pool.com Auction

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MusicStreaming.com was heavily promoted at Pool.com with several email notifications to Pool users and also featured on Pool.com's home page to help promote the exclusive auction for the domain name. The domain name had a reserve price of $10,000 USD for a starting bid. One thing that likely has hurt the auction for the domain name

Dot Weekly 1409 days ago

AirOptix.com Contacts Or Was It Air Optics Contacts?

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Here is another example of creating a brand but not protecting it with the more common spelling in the virtual world. Air Optix® is the brand name of contact lenses by CIBA Vision which is a Novartis AG company. Last night I had the TV on but wasn't really watching it and I heard a

Dot Weekly 1410 days ago

Airpoints, Inc Purchases EmployeeTraining.com Domain Name

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I happened to stumble across this unreported domain name sale of EmployeeTraining.com which took place over at Sedo.com but it did happen and the domain name is now owned by Airpoints, Inc. according to whois records as of August 16, 2010. An initial payment of $18,000 took place on or about April 30, 2010 that I

Dot Weekly 1411 days ago

3 Yr Old Domain Name DigiPoste.com Sells For $15K

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An investment of about $40 has turned into $15,000 for one New Jersey company and it came in the form of a digital asset called a Domain Name. The domain name DigiPoste.com was hand registered on March 8, 2007 at Moniker.com by the Saxon Group. This cost about $8.99 for the 2007 annual registration fee

Dot Weekly 1411 days ago

Maytag Sells Domain Name OutdoorLiving.com For $68K

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The domain name OutdoorLiving.com has been sold for $68,000 USD at Sedo.com according to their current reported domain name sales. According to whois history records, Maytag Corporation has owned the domain name dating back to at least 2000 by historical whois records. OutdoorLiving.com was first created in October 1996. I double checked the addres...

Dot Weekly 1411 days ago

Ontario.com Domain Name Sells For Six Figures

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Justin Godfrey of DIS Inc. has sold the domain name Ontario.com for an undisclosed 6 figure sum to a private domain investor. Justin recently purchased the domain name from Ontario Corporation which owned the domain name since it's creation in 1993 and sold the domain name after the dissolution of the company. Due to nondisclosure

Dot Weekly 1414 days ago

Promoting Affiliate Products On Stand Alone Site

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I'm sure you have seen a few sites promoting affiliate products from time to time that are not created by the product owner but instead created by an affiliate marketer. These sites can do really well if you do your homework on "other" keywords than the specific obvious keyword that most will focus on. The more

Dot Weekly 1415 days ago

Aftermarket.com Closer To Luanching Full Service Marketplace

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Back in May 2010 DotWeekly.com spoke with Jamal of TCI and he gave us a little insight into what the future may hold for Aftermarket.com . In a quote from Jamal, I think he dropped a pretty nice hint, in that aftermarket will be a full service marketplace. Jamal "As far as plans for Aftermarket.com (AM),

Dot Weekly 1416 days ago

Jillian Michaels Leaves NSI For GoDaddy

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Andrew over at DomainNameWire.com pointed out today that Dr. Bob Parsons, CEO and founder of GoDaddy.com announced that Jillian Michaels® is the newest GoDaddy Girl® over at GoDaddy®. She sure is, but there is always a reason behind things and you often see the reason if you do a little digging. Why was it announced today

Dot Weekly 1417 days ago

CR-Z.Honda.com Goes To The Left Again

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In my continued effort of watching what companies use for domain names in advertisements, how they use them as sites, keywords used, matching tag lines with domain names and so much more… to help educate on what I think is right or wrong and why… only a handful "go to the left" of their domain

Dot Weekly 1417 days ago

Sites.co.uk Domain Sells For $35,000 USD

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Sedo.com has posted four more solid five figure domain name sales that do not include a .com domain. Those sales include: Sites.co.uk for $35,000 USD InternetService.net $20,000 USD Hemroid.net $15,000 USD Tagesgeldkonto.org $12,383 NameJet continues to roll out four figure domain name sales that include: Flagstaff.org $2,800 DesignerFabric.com $2,...

Dot Weekly 1418 days ago

PopItForward.com By Kellogg?s Pop-Tarts

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PopItForward.com was used by Kellogg's® and its Pop-Tarts® brand to… well forward the domain name to it's Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Facebook page during a TV ad during the 2010 VMA's asking people "What would YOU do with 1,000,000 Pop-Tarts?". A weekly and monthly contest is taking place. One aspect of domain names is the simple f...

Dot Weekly 1418 days ago

ZyncCard.com By American Express?

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ZyncCard.com has been rolled out as a new credit card site by American Express® and features a card that works with "Packs" based on your interest and activities. I understand the branding aspects from American Express with this domain name used but it fails the radio test and word of mouth test pretty badly with the

Dot Weekly 1418 days ago

BedLinens.net Sells $1,149 After .com Grabs $22K

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We often see "similar" domain names sell after a domain names is reported sold for a higher price and here is another example of it. BedLinens.com sold over at NameJet around September 7, 2010 for $22,322 and now 4 days later Sedo.com is reporting the domain name sale of BedLinens.net at $1,149. I covered the

Dot Weekly 1420 days ago

IsItLowT.com Low Testosterone By Solvay Launched

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Is It Low T? is the main message in the TV ad by Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and follows up that main message with the matching domain name IsItLowT.com to further continue the message of the ad for men to find out more information and what can be done about low testosterone. A nice site welcomes users

Dot Weekly 1420 days ago

Domain Name Q&A With DoSomething.org

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I had covered the domain name ThumbWars.org that DoSomething.org was running a TV ad for and we got chatting so I figured it may be interesting to fire off some domain name questions to the non-profit organization to find out a little bit about how they feel about the web and domain names. DoSomething.org is one

Dot Weekly 1421 days ago

Does Adding Google Webmasters Code Help Your Site?

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So this may seem a little bit odd but I am always testing things and playing around trying to find any advantage I can get when it comes to web development and ranking better in search engines with my domain names. Google Webmasters Tool is a very nice free tool offered by Google.com and I

Dot Weekly 1421 days ago

GetBuckyballs.com Sells $250K In One Day From Google Doodle

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This is pretty crazy but over the Labor Day weekend Google.com displayed a design of a "Buckyball" to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Not only did Google display the Buckyball, they linked the bucky design to a Google search for Buckyball on Google. It just so happened that GetBuckyball.com ranked very well for the search term

Dot Weekly 1422 days ago

StickyBoard.com Sells for $30K, Pons.com $25K

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Sedo produced two solid five figure domain name sales in StickyBoard.com for $30,000 USD and Pons.com for $25,000 USD. StickyBoard.com is still in the transfer process so the new owner is unknown right now but Pons.com was purchased by PONS GmbH of Germany. PONS uses the domain name Pons.de and the recently purchased .com simply doesn't

Dot Weekly 1422 days ago

Featured and Top Listing Domains At Sedo.com

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With the recent upgrade to the search function and how domain names are displayed over at Sedo.com, I think the Featured Listing domain names and Top Domains features become more valuable. Featured Domains, also called "Showcase" in your Sedo account is a paid feature at $39 for 30 days and that only covers the US

Dot Weekly 1422 days ago

DoSomething.org Picks Up DotWeekly.com Story ThumbWars.org

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I had wrote about ThumbWars.org a domain name used in advertising by DoSomething.org and they picked up on my story and posted a part of my article and linked to my story on their "Press" section of DoSomething.org . So the interesting thing to me and it made me wonder… Did they post my story simply

Dot Weekly 1422 days ago

Aoyun.com Domain Sells For $9,755 Plus More

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Aoyun.com sold at NameJet.com for $9,755 after expiring on July 30, 2010 at Network Solutions. From what I can tell, Aoyun has a Chinese meaning of "Olympic" or "Olympic Games". Aoyun.com was first registered in July of 1999 and shows little indication of traffic currently but likely gets a trickle of traffic. PeoplesBank.com brough...

Dot Weekly 1422 days ago

Picture To Canvas Digital Art Printing

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A good friend of mine owns a sign shop called 1330Wraps.com here in Green Bay and my mom has an upcoming birthday and she is really hard to buy for. I was talking with Ethan who owns 1330 Wraps and we were tossing around some ideas because I know he can do a lot of

Dot Weekly 1423 days ago

Discovery Pulls Plug On Pitchmen TV Show Season Two

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Pitchmen was what I thought a pretty popular show and I often covered the products and websites displayed on the show because it was interesting to see the amount of buzz the show created for the products on the web. After Billy Mays passed away last year I wasn't sure if the show would come

Dot Weekly 1423 days ago
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