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It’s been an interesting week in the domain industry with the announcement of Google using a “new G” abc.xyz for the homepage of its newly restructured parent company called Alphabet.  There’s a lot of speculation that this will really open the flood gates for companies to start adopting new gTLD’s.  Sales of short domain names continues to flourish as reported by TheDomains with the sale of AV.com and possibly WE.com.

 

Tracking Domain Activity by Companies – Movers Series by Jamie Zoch

Jamie Zoch, founder of DotWeekly.com is now publishing his “Domain Movers’ series on TheDomains.com.  The series focuses on domain names that have recently been transferred to or from large corporations.  He goes in depth with not only new acquisitions/moves but also tracks previous history and pricing of the domains he writes about.

Most recently he detected moves in some incredible domains including fans.com, xt.com and doc.com.

I really enjoy following these articles as it gives me a great idea of where and how some premium domains are being traded and utilized.  See all of the Domain Movers and Shakers articles HERE.

#FF A Few to Follow in the #DomainIndustry on Twitter

Thanks to the industry folks that periodically include me in their weekly #FF tweets. Today I’m posting some of my favorite profiles to follow on Twitter from the domain industry. Happy Friday! Enjoy the list…

@thedomains
@DNJournal
@adamstrong
@fusible
@morganlinton
@DomainingCom
@elliotsblog
@mwzd
@Nameclerk
@DomainKing
@AndrewHazen
@DonnaMahony
@fmichlick
@DaveZan
@domainnamenews
@TheDomainAgents
@goldnames_com
@JeffreyMGabriel
@PeterBrooks13
@NameBio
@billmushkin
@BradenPollock
@jasonthompsonco
@Domains90210
@AccidentalD
@SedoDaveEvanson
@CSSGilbert
@hybriddomainer
@Domainsville
@AbduTarabichi
@DomainAdvisors
@ianlopuch
@snowkitten
@domainholdings
@adamdicker
@AmmarKubba
@Astounde
@jensale
@briansgilbert
@melshuddleston
@AnnalisaRoger
@HeyVic
@mikemanndotcom
@GeorgeKirikos
@Frank_Schilling
@bocamike
@DomainSushi
@RJColby
@DomainShane
@acroplex
@BillSweetman
@DomainAnimal
@DomainNameWire
@bemarnet

Of course, don’t forget to follow me @NameTalent

360.com Sells for $17 Million – Poll: Will 360.com be Largest Sale of 2015?

Two monster sales to start out the year – Rick Schwartz sold Porno.com for $8,888,888.  Also, apparently confirmed by domain brokers George Hong and Andrew Rosener 360.com was sold by Vodaphone to Qihoo for $17,000,000.  Qihoo is a leading Chinese technology company that currently operates on 360.cn.  If the 360.com sale is complete, it will top the charts of highest all time reported domain sale.

Ultra premium .com domains are starting to go for more and more..this raises the question.  With it being just the first week into February and two huge sales already reported.. Will 360.com be the largest sale of this year?  Please vote below.

Will 360.com be the largest domain sale of 2015?

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Heritage Auctions Ending Today, 9 Names With Reserve Met So Far (8.co, Igv.com, MoneyBlog.com… more)

Heritage Auctions domain auction ends today and at of the time of this posting there are several good names with reserves already met.  Here are the list of names that will sell today with current bid:

boho.com $7,500

igv.com $8,500

moneyblog.com $1,000

nottinghill.com $5,000

sie.com $22,000

8.co $100,000

nyc.fm, nyc.am $4,000

zic.com $16,000

qde.com $7,000

Of course, the highest bid and most interesting name on this list is 8.co which has been marketed as the perhaps luckiest domain available.  It will be interesting to see how much higher than $100,000 it will sell for.  Igv.com is looking like a pretty good deal at press time as well.  Other notable domains that have not met reserve but seem close are: import.com, mouse.com, corn.com, future.com and classic.com.  Stock.market is a nGTLD that has a good bid already too.

Many super premium domains here..and we’ve seen the super premium prices these types of names are commanding from end users this year so far.  Hopefully a few more of these hit reserves and see more action.

 

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