It’s been a very active last 30 days in .TV sales here is a list of just a few that came across my radar since the last .TV Spotlight post:
|4×4.tv – $2,100
Bets.tv – $3,999
Mob.tv – $4,250
Iron.tv – $2,700
Hero.tv – $1,700
Rapper.tv + Rappers.tv $5,000 (TRAFFIC Auction)
Wet.tv $2,800 (TRAFFIC Auction)
|CommercialBreak.tv – $5000
Base.tv – $1,360
Southland.tv – $2,500
18.tv – $5,000
AffiliateSecrets.tv – $6,000 (incl site via Flippa)
Rice.tv – $2,000 (TRAFFIC Auction)
GreatBritain.tv $500 (TRAFFIC Auction)
From the sales listed above, I think GreatBritain.tv went really cheap BUT that name has a legacy premium of $1,000/year. Short one word .TV names seem to be hitting the sweet spot at $2-$5k. I think a lot of these are still being picked up by investors and not so much by end users. Another auction that is currently going on is for the domain Ass.tv, it’s at $2,050 with three days left to bid. I think it should go up by another $1.5k at least.
The submission period for the contest Verisign is holding called “Make a .TV Commercial” ended today. They will be announcing finalists on November 3rd at the Blog World and New Media Expo in L.A. That should be more good exposure for .TV.
Have you heard of ES.tv? Entertainment Studios, or ES.tv runs a network that has started promoting TV shows using generic .TV names. The most popular one is Pets.tv. Pets.tv is the name of the actual TV show that has been on Comcast and DirectTV for quite a while now. Comedy.tv is another show that I have seen the actual domain promoted on the TV show. Others in the network are Cars.tv, Recipe.tv and SciFi.tv. This is exactly the type of marketing that .TV names should be used for.
I hate to report this cause it stings but earlier this month, shortly after I first learned about the Occupy Wall Street movement I looked up the domain Occupy.tv which was available. Of course, like an ass I didn’t register it right away and when I came back to the computer a couple hours later to take it, low and behold it was snapped up. Now it’s for sale over at NP and Allthings.tv already with a few low $xxx offers. I’ve messaged the registrant to see what their asking price is now and their response was basically that they are interested in fielding only ‘very high offers’. Behind the .COM I think this is the best extension for the Occupy movement as they will rely on the proliferation of video to keep their message alive. With the ease of uploading video to social media streams, there is a lot of potential in developing this name… oh well.