Domain News

I have been parking domain names with SmartName.com for many years. It was never the best, but I did like several things they offered and that is why I used the service. What I liked the most was the way they displayed “for sale” messages ontop of the landing pages for domains you wished to offer for sale. It was custom and you really could put any text and link that text as you wished. I also liked the kickback … Read the rest

Yesterday I reported that the domain name ComingTogether.com was reported sold by Mike Mann on his Facebook page for $60,000 and today The Coca Cola Company is listed as the new owners in whois records!

Coming Together Coke

This clearly shows that companies will spend big bucks to own the exact match domain name for advertising campaigns! Here is the Youtube.com ad, which basicly talks about obesity and calories. At the end of the ad, Coke displays the domain name Coke.com/ComingTogether to visit and … Read the rest

The following is a story of a domain name sale and the anatomy of how an $800 offer turned into a $20,000 sale. I assisted the seller in a couple ways, which will be explained below but there are several lessons to be learned here. Here we go with a Q&A style article and I will also add in some tid bits at the end as well. Enjoy, as this story has been in the works for sometime now and … Read the rest

According to whois records the domain name Dating.com which sold for $1.75 Million at DomainFEST 2010 has been purchased by Harlequin Holdings Limited.

Whois records show Moniker Escrow on 5/27/10 and as of 5/28/10 show a Jeff Gilroy of Harlequin Holdings Limited.

I tried doing a little digging using the email address provided (JepekMarketing.com) and using Harlequin Holdings Limited but I didn’t really come up with much added information about the new owners of the Dating.com domain name.

Dating.com sold … Read the rest

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