.TV time! It hasn’t been the most active past two months for .TV news but there have been many impressive sales and plenty going on behind the scenes.
It was pointed out in a thread at AllThings.tv that SanFrancisco.tv and Hamburg.tv, which were registered on the premium drops in early September have already exchanged hands. James Black, a major .TV player, picked these up from the drop and looks to have flipped them pretty quickly. James has been pretty quiet the last few months so we may never know the sales price but I would be willing to bet some massive ROI was gained on both names.
I was glued to the TV and YouTube watching WSOP final table coverage this year because one of my friends from college days, Jeremy Ausmus made it to the final table and won 5th place (good for $2.1 million!). While watching, I kept noticing CardPlayerTV logos everywhere. CardPlayer.com is the most popular poker player magazine and they also have CardPlayerTV portion of their website now that has thousands of videos with millions of views. I’m always baffled by why such video heavy websites promote their brand with ‘TV’ next to it but never bother to acquire the .TV name to at least re-direct. CardPlayer.tv is a parked page and must have seen a nice spike in traffic during the recent WSOP coverage on ESPN.
Back in 2010 I interviewed Michael Berkens in a .TV Spotlight post to chat about .TV names. Michael’s MostWantedDomains.com brokered Jeu.tv earlier this year for $50k and just last month his Legacy Fund sold oo.tv for $18k, which is the highest reported .TV sale in this spotlight. The name was picked up just over a year ago for $2,150, another awesome ROI and .TV sale.
Update: DomainStore.tv is still a great place to list and purchase .TV names. The DomainStore.tv sale newsletters have not been going out as frequently but are still being published. In fact, I’ve purchased a couple .TV names from the newsletter recently (Thanks Brian!). I always look forward to opening up the DomainStore.tv emails as there are always deals to be had.
Here is your TV Spotlight (incomplete) list of .TV sales over the last couple of months put together with help from allthings.tv, namepros .tv subforum and dnjournal.
fly.tv $4,000 (leg premium $900/yr)