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.TV Spotlight Post #22

.TV had a very strong first quarter this year.  The extension continues to gain steady traction in mainstream media as I see more and more .TV urls promoted on television.  I am also seeing a lot of strategic banner advertising by Verisign online for the .TV extension.  I really think 2012 has big things in store for .TV.

The biggest news for .TV  so far this year is that Verisign renewed their contract with Tuvalu through 2021.  The contract was due up in 2016 and there was uncertainty that Verisign and Tuvalu were going to come to an agreement which made many skeptical of the future of the ccTLD.  This contract extension not only gives investors refreshed confidence but may have skeptics looking at .TV in a different light.

An interesting happening last week, Tweet.TV the Realtime Social TV Guide earned a seed investment of $750,000 from angel investor Joe Kalfa. Tweet.tv inspires to recreate the TV-guide with social infusion.  Honestly, I’m not sure of the business model or the idea but I love the creativity as well as the fact investors are starting to warm up to .TV startups.

Here are a few sales reported since January.  I compiled this list with help from DomainSales.tv and NamePros .TV reported sales thread.

jeu.tv $50,000
rollercoaster.tv $400
kids.tv $25,000
ax.tv $2,200
ged.tv $1,600
prayers.tv $500
cabos.tv $275
trailer.tv $2,500
weirdo.tv $475
livecast.tv $5,000
christmastree.tv $280
swoop.tv $950
rijeka.tv $463
partyanimal.tv $300
musicals.tv $3,029
dodo.tv $1,500
stellenangebote.tv $2,611
chroma.tv $3,815
home24.tv $1,000
cranberry.tv $200
medicalschool.tv $500
xtra.tv $1,314
rides.tv $3,750
amusement.tv $1,305
veo.tv $9,140
xray.tv $750
moebel24.tv $652
cloudhosting.tv $500
left.tv $300
os.tv $5,400
militaria.tv $652
quid.tv $18,500
börse.tv – $2,600 (IDN)
skulls.tv $500
tutors.tv $1,510
horoscope.tv $16,000
aura.tv $1,000
ftl.tv $2,285
mondo.tv $3,133
casinobonus.tv $2,350
tvinfo.tv $2,100
shoptalk.tv $1,000
voiture.tv $9,793
cam4.tv $1,584
commerzbank.tv $1,305
revolt.tv $10,000
replay.tv $1,650
jojo.tv $1,500
luxus-immobilien.tv $1,317
netflix.tv $1,000

I feel many of these sales are on the low side because they are names being sold from resellers to resellers/investors. Trailer.tv for under $3k and replay.tv under $2k were great buys. Interesting side notes about a couple of the sales – Revolt.tv was bought by one of Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs companies and is supposed to be used to launch a music themed TV network.  Also, Netflix.com is now the new owner of netflix.tv, the .tv domain is currently not resolving.

There are also some excellent sales in the list above such as Jeu.tv which was brokered by Mike Berkens’ MostWantedDomains.com for seller Ammar from AllThings.tv (congrats Ammar!).  In case you missed it, I interviewed Mr. Berkens where we spoke specifically about .TV names in .TV Spotlight post #6.

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Mike

3 Comments

  • .tv sales will be one of the more prominent highlights of the domain business going forward; we have received offers for our one word, LN, and LLL .tv’s that most would not believe, so we won’t bother posting the offers here. Over 80% of our offers are coming from European & Asian countries over the past year – I expect U.S. sales/offers to pick up eventually.

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