Low Reserves on Sedo

Sedo is notorious for making sellers pick low reserves to “encourage more bidders” and while it sometimes work, frequently there aren’t enough bidders in the first place, so names end up with low prices. This mostly refers to GreatDomains auctions. Next GreatDomains event has these names in the list, among others: Attended.com no reserve Calcium.net […]

Domainers Are Winners

The most popular thread on dnforum currently is this one: Domainers are Losers As usually the dumbest threads get the highest exposure, but naturally there are also a couple good points raised in the thread. The OP intended that most people joining the industry don’t succeed that well, and this is probably right, same way […]

TDVR.com Sold on Sedo

TDVR.com, the largest LLLL.com sales database was sold off at sedo today for $3050. Lets hope the new owner keeps the good work of daily updates on the site On TDVR.com you will find LLLL domain sales comps, LLLL domain sales history, LLLL domain sales comparisons and LLLL domain sales comparables, LLLL domain auction results […]

Google.com Got 67.90% of US Searches

According to the recently published stats by hitwise (first posted here), Google accounted for 67.90 percent of all U.S. searches in the four weeks ending April 26, 2008. Yahoo! Search, MSN Search and Ask.com each received 20.28, 6.26 and 4.17 percent respectively. The remaining 45 search engines in the Hitwise Search Engine Analysis Tool accounted […]

Fehu.com vs. Rihu.com

I was just checking the recent sales of cvcv.com at tdvr.com and noticed a strange thing. rihu.com $1,566.00 Apr/16/08 04:00 PM EST Sedo fehu.com $3,000.00 Apr/14/08 10:53 PM CEST Sedo Both sold on sedo, same week, almost same letters and similar quality, yet such a big difference in price, why? “Fehu” has 162K results in […]

Quick Development Method 2 – Bidding Directory

If you, like over 95% of other domainers, want to develop some of your domains with minimal effort and expenses into a site that can bring revenue, here is one of the best and easiest methods: Set up a bidding directory. What is a bidding directory? It’s a regular web directory based on the auction […]

Pizza.net = Porn.net + RealEstate.net + Sex.net

Pizza.net “auction” on TDNAM ended at $1,150,000 the highest reported .net sale yet if it gets confirmed. Lets look at the previous high sales: Porn.net $400,000 Jan 08 SnapNames/DomainFest RealEstate.net $300,000 Feb 07 Private Sex.net $450,000 May 06 Moniker/Traffic and then we get that Pizza.net = Porn.net + RealEstate.net + Sex.net

Money.co.uk May Have Sold For $2.4M

It was reported that Money.co.uk was sold for an astounding $2.4M! Money.co.uk is a nice looking site, but doesn’t seem to have much traffic The report remains unconfirmed and is only based on a digg article and a few blogs that picked it up, so it might as well turn out a hoax, or a […]

Mike Dammann interviews Rick Schwartz

A recent interview with Rick Schwartz posted over at Search Feature: Mike Dammann: How did you get the idea to start the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Domain Conference and Expos and how close are you to the search engine industry? Rick Schwartz: It started as a 12 person get together at my home. When 35 wanted to come […]

Type-in Traffic on 4 Word .org Domains?!

Check out this recent DNF thread Who Really Knows? I go against all the “rules” here for buying domain names. I get super long names (3-4 words my norm), often with hyphens and always a .org or .net. In the appraisal section, my names always get no response, 0 or “reg fee” values. For instance, […]