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.TV Spotlight Post #12

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Welcome back!  The .TV Spotlight post took a short rest during the holiday season.

This week Michael Berkens announced on his new WWMI rejected offers web page that he recently turned down a $125,000 offer for the domain name D.TV.  The name D.TV was a goldrush registration that was snatched up in March which was then flipped to Michael for approximately $18,000 shortly afterward.  In his response on the NamePros discussion thread, Michael states he believes D.TV is worth more in the range of $500k based on his evaluation:

Personally I think D.tv is one of the strongest possible single letter .TV and its worth $500K as it sits today.

It’s no secret that Michael Berkens is one of the top individual .com domain portfolio holders and most trusted domainers in the world today.   I interviewed Michael about .TV domains back in November of this year.

December has been a slower month for reported .TV sales but there were still quite a few worth mentioning mostly coming from Sedo:  Mychef.tv $220 sedo, boote.tv €525 end user, fidelity.tv $1,000 sedo, Gastronomie.tv €1,600 sedo,  ch3.tv $320 sedo, replay.tv $690 private, supercasino.tv $2,500 sedo, unmissable.tv $800 sedo, etno.tv  $2,000 sedo.

UWall.tv is a neat .TV development project that turns your computer screen into a collage of musicians (plus a searchbar).  When you click a musician it brings up a youtube music video featuring the musician you chose.  Recently, TechCrunch published an article about this great .TV website.  While I really like and appreciate the development ideas behind the uWall.tv concept I have been following a discussion about using YouTube videos as a major source of content on a website.  According to the YouTube article center:

Inappropriate Content: Commercial use on YouTube
We’ve updated our Terms of Use to clarify what kinds of uses of the website and the YouTube Embeddable Player are permitted. We don’t want to discourage you from putting the occasional YouTube video in your blog to comment on it or show your readers a video that you like, even if you have general-purpose ads somewhere on your blog. We will, however, enforce our Terms of Use against, say, a website that does nothing more than aggregate a bunch of embedded YouTube videos and intentionally tries to generate ad revenue from them

I like to bring up this point for those that are developing .TV domains specifically around embedding YouTube videos. It seems like a natural fit for .TV but there could be some ramifications (especially if you are monetizing these types of sites with adsense) to sites (NOT JUST .TV) that are built around YouTube videos. Be careful!

The .TV Spotlight section is sponsored by DomainStore.tv – a great outlet to buy or sell .TV domain names.  If you are looking for .TV bargains or wish to sell your .TV through a trusted and active .TV specific vehicle be sure to sign up for DomainStore.tv.  Also, we get lots of help with sales data and upcoming .TV news from AllThings.tv which is a .TV dedicated forum.

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3 Comments

  • I suppose in the case of Theme.tv sites if no ad blocks are presented, just videos there is no violation. The intent is merely to market the domain by illustrating how video could be used on the site. But it does mean video embedding shouldn’t be the only means of enhancing a domain. One needs to put some thought into the site beyond merely throwing a few videos on it.

  • suppose in the case of Theme.tv sites if no ad blocks are presented, just videos there is no violation. The intent is merely to market the domain by illustrating how video could be used on the site. But it does mean video embedding shouldn’t be the only means of enhancing a domain.

  • Hi Mike,

    Great post. I looked forward to this spotlight thread and wondered when it would make another appearance. 🙂

    Thank you for mentioning us! 😀

    Please let me know how progress is going for your domainer conference.

    -Kevin

    http://www.allthings.tv

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