Let me just start by saying although I am not heavily invested in .TV, I believe it is the strongest re-branded ccTLD in existence – Yes better than .CO. That’s why I am starting the .TV Spotlight section of my blog today. I will strive to write at least once a week about exciting news and sales in the .TV space. Here we go!
- Pro.tv and Swap.tv are at auction with reserves met ($x,xxx). Seller James Black also has 67 more excellent .TV domains (most of which are ‘ex premiums’ with standard renewal rate) at auction with starting bids of $1K in the same thread.
- I’ve chosen a product .TV domain of my own which I will be developing into a minisite. PokerChips.tv (still parked until I finish logo design) has nice metrics that I believe will monetize well once I connect with a couple poker chip affiliate programs. I eventually want to serve video ads for clients and I believe poker chips are a good product as any to promote with video. Stay tuned for updates.
- Oprah Winfrey – Yep she’s done with her network TV career after this season. Her next move, online TV! (honestly I am only excited because I believe it’s huge for .TV). The Oprah Winfrey Network recently acquired OWN.tv which currently re-directs to an intro page on oprah.com that gives information about her online TV show that launches 1/11/2011. I believe once the show launches, OWN.tv will no longer re-direct but will be used for the actual show.
- I just watched a recording of MorganLinton.tv from 9/17 (embedded below) and I want to mention an excellent interview he had with Brian Berke, the owner of DomainerMarket.com and DomainStore.tv, both domain sales newsletters. Brian gave some great insight into .TV domains and domaining in general. What I found really interesting during the interview is that Brian has background in the entertainment industry and realized at one point in his career that .TV domains intrigued many of his co-workers and colleagues who work in TV industry. You’ll have to watch the show for more details. Morgan’s interview with Brian Berke starts at 37min 48sec, but if you haven’t watched MorganLinton.tv yet, I recommend watching the entire show!