Posts Tagged ‘domain industry’

Property.com Sold By Rick Shwartz

Posted in News on July 24th, 2008 by Michael – Be the first to comment

Rick Shwartz, aka the domain king, recently announced his sale of Property.com to Foreclosure.com.

The sale is obviously marked as one of the highest in the domain industry, however the price wasn’t made public.. for all we know it could $500k.. or $1M, or $5M. Or $10M, as many domainers would expect.

Dnjournal has the full cover

All Other blogs reported the news: read more »

Interview With Tetrapak by DomainMagnate

Posted in Articles, Development, GoDaddy, Interviews, Opinions on April 25th, 2008 by Michael – 5 Comments

DomainMagnate.com presents an interview with Daniel, or tetrapak on NamePros and DNForum. Daniel is 23 and a full time domainer/web developer

– How long have you been into domaining and how did you get into it?
The story how i got into the domain industry is a bit funny, at least i can laugh now.. 4 years ago i’ve been helping a guy developing his Dubai related business website, and he promised a lot of things, like to be partners and such. I already had a website under developement with the first domain registered by myself, since then it is my biggest website with over 100k uniques per month, but that is another story. So this guy obviously haven’t paid for my work, but he introduced me the so called domain parking.. He sent me over an XLS file with his earnings of the last month. I was simply amazed when i saw that such domains as *Company*Properties.com (TM name..) can earn $8,000 / month purely by registering it and changing the nameservers. So with his help i figured i would register similar domains, as his top 10 domains were all earning 1k$+ / month, i thought i have nothing to lose. First i registered Properties*Company*.com/.net/.org.. and quickly parked them. Now i was officially R I C H. Then came the surprise… Day 1, no earnings.. Day 3 no earnings.. Day 6 ONE unique visitor! Now, i contacted the guy about my “problem”, and i told him that i believe he has faked his stats.. He said his brother is the one dealing with the domains, so he has nothing to do with them, but he knows a way to get a 50k offer on a domain. Which was…: Sedo Featured Listing! Yes, you guess it right, i had another 40$ burned. No sale… Of course he was surprised, but he asked me a favor, to bid on his domain (regfee name..) on Tdnam for 8k, he said there would be people to overbid me anyway. Sure. This was the end and luckily i had no contact with him since then. The good thing is, i started to earn with Adsense, and everything i earned i have reinvested in domains that were suggested by the friendly guys at over Namepros. The first serious sale was of a regfee hyphenated name for 8k that i registered in my first year.

 

– How many domains do you own and what is your primary focus?
Xxx names, it changes every day. No dot mobis and no dot asias :) I mostly own .com’s, but i prefer any other tlds for developement. I had success with .info’s as well, they are my lovely cheap ones (except the renewals!). read more »

Oversee.net CEO Cover Story by Dnjournal

Posted in Articles, DnJournal, News on March 10th, 2008 by Michael – Be the first to comment

Another great story by Ron from dnjournal:

Born to Run: How Oversee.net Co-Founder and CEO Lawrence Ng Built a $200 Million Company Before His 30th Birthday

The wave of consolidation that has swept through the domain industry over the past couple of years has left a handful of giants at the head of the pack. Oversee.net is certainly one of those, having assembled some of the best-known brands in this space, including DomainSponsor.com, SnapNames.com and Moniker.com. read more »

Two New Domaining TV Channels

Posted in Blogs, News on March 7th, 2008 by Michael – 1 Comment

Jay from DomainTools reports about two new tv channels covering domaining industry:

The domain industry keeps growing. We now have two TV channel websites that create unique content which cover domaining. The first is DomainerTV.com and the other is Page Howe’s DNTV.tv. I am very impressed by the level of detail these sites have launched with in very little time. read more »