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Buy a quality domain name or pay for Linkedin ads

APRIL 6, 2020
You have got to be kidding me. Linkedin.com ads are $9 per click? So 1000 clicks through to my website and it’s going to cost me $9000 bucks? One of my websites is a 2 keyword domain name that receives close to 1000 new visitors per day. Yes the website is Search engine optimized and has good content that people are looking for. The domain name keywords match the search terms people are using in Google. This is a good example of the value a quality keyword domain name is to your company. Google will serve you free customers without you paying for them.

PANDEMIC DOMAIN NAMES THAT HAVE SOLD

APRIL 3, 2020
PandemicHealth.com for $2,688
USpandemic.com for $1,088
PandemicAlerts.com for $1,088

Shopify buys shop.app

APRIL 1, 2020
Shop.app $200,000 – Shopify now owns Shop.app and Shopapp.com.
me.com $24,000 – Now forwards to MeApp.info.
Less.info $12,000

End User Domain Sales

MARCH 25, 2020
Cico.com €45,000 – An individual in China bought this domain for his own site.
Giftee.com $20,000 – Giftee, Inc. is a Japanese company that enables people to give gifts electronically, similar to Starbuck drink coupons. The company is upgrading from their Giftee.co domain name.
SchoolToGo.com $5,000 – Forwards to SchoolToGo.de. This is a new website to service recent school closures and provide education for students 6-18 years old.

Companies Upgraded Their Domain Names

Holocare.com $22,200 – Holocare says it is the worlds first innovation centre for mixed reality in health.
AutoZen.com $15,000 – Open Road Auto Group is a car dealer.
JacoBeach.com $10,000 – The buyer forwards the domain to an Airbnb in Jaco, Costa Rica.

WashYourHands.com sold for $17,500

WashYourHands.com sells for $17,500. We don’t know who the buyer is yet but I am sure it will be used appropriately. Learning Plus was a previous owner of this domain name.

I got scammed for $314 @ SafetysMask.com (should have checked the whois!)

So I “thought” I was buying a 50 pack of N95 masks for $314 check the current prices online and you will see this price is not too far fetched from ebay. Anyways, I bought these from this website below. It “looked” legit. yea yea I know stupid right?

SafetysMask.com see the extra s.
Then I got an email from them. And guess what was missing in the confirmed payment email? THE TRACKING NUMBER!!!!!

I Called the number on their site, someone did pick up. With all due respect sounded like some skinny white boy in the middle of Utah. He told me he has received over 600 calls already from people about their orders not showing up.

And then he said I’ve been scammed.

UnoEuro Rebrans to Simply.com

UnoEuro hosting company based in Denmark announced that it was re-branding as Simply.com. If you type in UnoEuro.com you will be redirected to Simply.com. The move was designed to make it easier for customers to remember and type-in the company’s brand name.

ACRepair.com for 1.5M

MARCH 14, 2020 Rick Schwartz says “After 3 months of negotiating, TODAY was the day that I signed the ACRepair.com contract”! Now we are not sure if Rick sold for cash and shares in a new online venture. More info to come.

End User Domain Sales

Memories.net sold for $41,000 – Skymorials Pty Ltd in Australia bought this .net. It appears they operate the memorials site memories.com.au.
Intonation.com sold for $7,000 Euro – And is forwarded to Intonation.co.uk. They are a UK company that provides professional translation and interpretation services.

It’s time for domain name renewals beyond 10 years

Domain name renewal prices are going up and .Com prices will likely be 70% higher within 10 years. So save some money when renewing your domain names pick 5 years or longer and lock-in at today’s prices.

Betting domain names selling

Betting domain names selling like hotcakes.
BettingTips.com sold for $150,000
BettingOdds.com sold for $487,867
HorseRacing.net sold for $60,000

Mike Mann does it again sold Ready.org

MARCH 5, 2020
Mike Mann says “Sold Ready.org $169,888. Ready to sell my remaining 349,999 domain names.”

02666.com Sold for $24,250 and HomeLab.com for $20,000

MARCH 1, 2020
The top domain name sale of the day was 02666.com selling for $24,250.00 at GoDaddy. Homelab.com​ sold for $20,000​ at EmpireNames.com. Should be interesting to see what kind of website homelab.com will eventually become.

Shark Tank judge Barbara Corcoran lost nearly $400,000

Shark Tank judge Barbara Corcoran lost nearly $400,000 in an email scam that tricked her staff. She said someone faking as her assistant sent an invoice to her bookkeeper earlier this week for a renovation payment. She had no reason to be suspicious about the email because she invests in real estate, so the bookkeeper wired $388,700 to the email address. The problem was that the email address didn’t belong to her assistant. The scammer imitated her assistant’s email address and misspelled it with one letter. The mistake wasn’t caught until the bookkeeper emailed the assistant’s correct address for a follow-up.

You@domainname.com brand is very important. The less confusing a domain will make it easier for you and your customers to spot a spoof scam email address.

Companies Upgraded Their Domain Names

Holocare.com $22,200 – Holocare says it is the worlds first innovation centre for mixed reality in health.
AutoZen.com $15,000 – Open Road Auto Group is a car dealer.
JacoBeach.com $10,000 – The buyer forwards the domain to an Airbnb in Jaco, Costa Rica.

RUBIX FX Announces Rebranding To FXTRADING.com

FEBRUARY 25, 2020
Sedo released their weekly sales and BettingTips.com led the way at $150,000. Yugo.com was second at $50,000 and Modena.com was third at 34,000 Euro.

MANY COMPANIES WANTING THE SAME DOMAIN NAME BRAND

Companies look at a major domain purchase as buying the dot com would be nice for our business, rather than it being a necessity for their company to grow. But only one company will get the dot com brand and that creates a problem for other businesses with the same brand name. When that happens companies will need to re-brand to distinguish their product. This can be expensive and will create a distraction from growing their business. A re-brand will definitely be required if 2 companies are in the same niche field with the same brand name.

ELON MUSK TALKS ABOUT THE 10 YEARS AND $10 MILLION TO GET TESLA.COM​

He mentioned the trademark for Tesla was $75,000. Buying the domain was a whole different nightmare that took us 10 years to buy the Tesla com domain. That cost was like 10 million dollars yeah that was crazy.

Musk talks about the name might have been changed to Farraday which later a competitor took. Faraday Future, who bought FF.com for $1.4 million.

GOLFBET.COM SELLS FOR $100,000

GolfBet.com sells Pierluigi Buccioli said.

Since he didn’t sign a NDA, Pierluige can announce the sale of GolfBet․com for $100k. The buyer was a law firm representing a third party. We are guessing that the PGA Tour bought the domain name. Time will tell.

Comcast has launched its SportsTech

Comcast has launched its SportsTech accelerator program, and the multi-billion conglomerate is branding in the right order. Comcast is using the domain name ComcastSportsTech.com, which they registered in late 2019. Unfortunately they do not own SportsTech.com.

Sedo weekly sales led by Meals2Go.com

JANUARY 18, 2020
Sedo released their weekly sales and Meals2Go.com led the way at $44,200. 265.cc was second at $25,000. Asia.Casino sold for $10,000.

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