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#Domain sightings : EffMech.com – When shorter isn’t always better!

Spotting domain names “on the go” or “in the wild” is part of our “domain sightings” series. We split those domains in two categories, dot .COM and all the rest, which includes ccTLD, TLDs and new gTLDs – other than .COM. The majority of these encounters are made when in a vehicle; we strive to […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF MARCH 20, 2019

A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on March 20, 2019.

If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where the price was when the domain auction ended, but the name may not have sold if a reserve was in place.

Other Names at Auction

VideoDownload.net        19 years old .  500,000 monthly type ins.   Billions of videos downloaded a year

At $196 with 11 days left

GoDaddy Names at Auction

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Namejet Names at Auction

burl.com $24,555
mb.org $9,999
deductibles.com $3,500
byliner.com $2,600
problems.org $2,511
erogenous.com $1,756
fights.org $1,600
23919.com $1,500
aneuroa.org $1,400
otka.com $1,370

 

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Parkour.com – Sully gets the jump on Adam Dunlap, Founder

While it’s easy to understand why you might believe it is me in the video linked below, I must correct you. Don’t be embarrassed, it could happen to anyone. I may have similar moves and physique however, this is actually a video of Adam Dunlap, Director of Parkour.com, that I found on the YouTube. Adam is an experienced marketing manager and business developer. He’s an athlete, actor, and entrepreneur.

Parkour.com Interview

Mike: Adam, let me start with the domain name, parkour.com. That is a category killer name you have. How long have you owned it and how did you acquire it? Can you share what you paid for it?

Adam: Hi Mike, thanks for interviewing me. It’s a pleasure to talk to you! Yah, Parkour.com is category killer for sure haha. I started pursuing domains in the Parkour category in 2008, so it was a dream come true to acquire it. That was in 2014. It was a private purchase, and I’m not allowed to say what I paid for it.

 

Mike: Parkcour.com seems to be in early stages as one of the main navigation links is “Welcome to the new Parkour.com.” You are selling apparel, but what is the long-term vision for the site?

Adam: Parkour.com is definitely in the early stages. Like, reaaaaallly early. We’ve played with a lot of different types of sites over the last 5 years and haven’t had the success we wanted. We started with a static site in order to collect emails and build social media channels; then we moved to a blog-based site and had a team of athletes and writers supporting it; and now what we have is the current eCommerce site you see.

We’ve had some huge ups and downs over the past 5 years. We had a site crash 3 years ago that took out the whole site, and we had to rebuild. Also, around 2014 an admin deleted our 150,000+ person Facebook page. That was a crushing and setback, and changes in the Facebook algorithm have prevented us from reaching the same success and driving the traffic we used to. Suffice it to say, we’ve had some troubles along the way, but as you alluded to, we have a long term strategy, and that’s what I am focused on.

Long term, I see the site as being something really similar to BodyBuilding.com in some ways (with products, influencers, and great articles) and really similar to BBC in other ways (lots of news content, media content, and other). At the very least, I see Parkour.com becoming the #1 visited site for Parkour news, tips, videos, photos, and for people looking for the world’s best Parkour apparel and shoes. I also see us doing lots of interviews like you do at DSAD.com, as well as having our own media platform through which we develop inspiring and informational content from the Parkour world and cover competitions and other newsworthy events. The sky is really the limit. It all comes down to the resources we can leverage and the size of the industry.

In the short term, we plan to adjust the site to focus on consulting, so we can bring Parkour & Freerunning to television, film, and marketing projects through our expertise. We often get emails about film castings and things of this nature, so this seems like the current opportunity for the domain, even more so than apparel and shoes.

 

Mike: How does one go about learning parkour? It’s not really part of the school system’s physical fitness program. Is it self taught?

Adam: One can learn Parkour in a myriad of ways. In the early days we were all mostly self-taught, so that is still an option. When I began doing Parkour in 2006, there were hardly any Parkour schools, teachers, or even online resources. However, now there are plenty of those resources, so most people can find someone to learn from.

If you want to learn Parkour, just do an internet search and see what you can find in your area. Maybe you’ll find a Parkour gym or outdoor community classes. If there isn’t anything, then maybe you can find a meetup group in your community and learn from more experienced Traceurs (that’s what we call Parkour practitioners). If there really is no one around then I recommend watching Parkour videos, studying online tutorials, are teaching yourself. Start small and listen to your body and see where it takes you.

Also, some schools are developing Parkour programs which is really exciting! But they are exceedingly rare. Hopefully in time, Parkour will become a sport that is taught in public school systems around the world. I think there is true potential for that.

 

Mike: I came across an old thread on Reddit listing dozens of parkour names that were said to be owned by you. Do you still own them? Have you developed any others?

Adam: Oh yah, haha I alluded to that previously. I owned about 200 Parkour related domains at one point. It actually caused a ton of controversy in the Parkour world. People found that out and said I was all about money and used that fact to bash my name and my companies. It was really unfortunate and a sign of how young the Parkour world was and still is in many ways. Of course, the domains were part of my short term and long term strategy. I’m not someone who buys domains to sell them, the way some people do. I’m always open to selling them for the right price, but every domain I own I have a plan for. Since then I’ve scaled back a bit and only kept the ones that I feel have real value in the short and long term. I think I own about 100 now, but I’d have to count. And some of the ones I’ve let go, people have bought up and put sites on. That’s always cool to see.

 

Mike: Tell me about Take Flight, the apparel business? Did you launch this company as well?

Adam: Yes, I launched Take Flight in 2008. Take Flight was my second company after I started my Parkour gym, Revolution Parkour. Take Flight started as a t-shirt company, and then morphed into a Parkour shoe company which is now what I consider it to be since shoes are what we mostly sell. I’m really proud of what we do, the products we create, the international team of athletes we’ve cultivated, and the value we bring to our customers, followers, and the Parkour world. The products are great for Parkour, and they also have a lifestyle feel to them. Many people who don’t do Parkour, wear our shoes and clothing and rave about their quality and feel. I always felt that the Parkour style could be a style that transcends the sport, so we always keep that in mind when designing products.

 

Mike: What type of traffic numbers are you seeing on the site each month?

Adam: Ah of course, that most important question lol. Well, we don’t divulge traffic numbers. Some people would say our numbers are good, but in my opinion, we have lots of work to do.

 

Mike: Is Parkour considered a sport? Are there Parkour competitions?

Adam: Yes, Parkour is considered a sport. It’s also considered a discipline and an art. People can call it whatever they like, it all depends on how one practices, what they want from it, and how they see it. Basically, each person can approach Parkour in the way they see fit. Many have found reasons to compete, so competitions have begun to rise up. There are some local competitions circuits that are becoming pretty ingrained in the Parkour world, but it’s still such a new time for the sport that nothing is certain.

A recent event called Air Whipp was one of the most popular international Parkour/Freerunning competitions in the world. The event has been held annually in Sweden for the past 7 years, and they just announced they won’t be holding it anymore. Red Bull also used to host an annual Red Bull Art of Motion every year in Santorini Greece, and 2018 was the first year since, I think, 2010 that they haven’t held it.

The Parkour industry is new, and so many things are still in flux. Even just 5 years ago there were huge debates in the Parkour community as to whether or not competitions were even in line with the philosophy of the discipline, and for quite a while most people were against them. The paradigm of the sport is still very much in its infancy and evolving.

 

Mike: I see you are also an actor. Tell us about this career path and how it fits in with parkour.

Adam: Yes, acting! Well I’m kind of between a rock and a hard place when it comes to what I want to do with my life. I am still young, and I am in a great position in the Parkour world, but oddly enough I see my future in acting. Even when I was starting my companies in 2008 I had this in mind. I saw my companies as simultaneously, a) Extremely viable long term business ventures that I could pour my heart into and use to grow the Parkour world, and b) Avenues that would open doors for me to act in movies. So acting isn’t a new thing, nor are my ambitions for it.

In 2011, I moved to France to work with the founder of Parkour, David Belle. I wanted to build Take Flight with him, learn Parkour from him, and he was frequently approached to work in films, so more than anything I wanted to work on films with him. But nothing quite worked out. Then in 2015 I landed a recurring role on the NBC show “Grimm,” and it had nothing to do with Parkour. I got he role 100% because I could act. So the lightbulb went off in my head, and I realized, “I don’t need Parkour to become an actor and make big films. I can just act and get there.” So that has been a serious hobby of mine ever since. I recently landed an amazing agent in LA called Engage Artists, so I am pursuing work there while running Take Flight and Parkour.com. I really have too much on my plate to handle.

In the future I see all the projects working together. I see my Parkour history, the Take Flight brand, and Parkour.com working synergistically to open doors through their presence, their marketing ability, and to bring Parkour to the forefront of more films and television shows and commercial productions.

 

Mike: If I were to circle back with you in 5 years, what can I expect to see from parkour.com? What about parkour as a whole?

Adam: It’s hard to say where Parkour.com will be in 5 years. Eleven years ago when I started my journey into Parkour as an athlete-entrepreneur, we all thought that by 2018 Parkour would be global. It some ways now it is global– almost everyone knows of it. But outside of that the industry is still teeny-tiny from a financial perspective. With Take Flight and Parkour.com, I really tried to drive that industry ahead through some innovative ideas and approaches, but it doesn’t appear to have done much. The industry is still just creeping along at its own pace.

I really used to push my business ventures ahead. In the last few years I’ve started taking a more methodical approach that listens as opposed to drives. I think in 5 years Parkour.com will grow in tandem with the Parkour industry and the change and growth you see in the site will be a reflection of the growth in the industry. I truly have no idea what that will be.

 

Mike: Have you read any books that have inspired you as an actor, athlete, or entrepreneur? If so, which books and why?

Adam: Reading is more of a new habit for me. I haven’t been too drawn to books in the past, but there are a few I’ve read that I really like. “The 48 Laws of Power” by Robert Greene really opened my eyes to power games, politics, and different ways to see the world and business. The book “Parkour” by David Belle (the founder of Parkour) is really inspiring and a must read for anyone who really wants to understand the heart and spirit of Parkour. For acting, Stanislavski’s book “An Actor Prepares” really nails things on the head and exposes some of the bad acting theory that still permeates the world and many acting school. I also found immense value in the book “A Theory of Everything,” by Ken Wilbur – that book really speaks to the thought patterns and paradigms of people in powerful ways. I also recently skimmed “The Art of Learning” by Josh Waitzkin. A very cool book on learning that I think has tips that will help propel anyone to mastery who really desires it

I see life as being connected, so when I read a book like “A Theory of Everything” or “The 48 Laws of Power,” I see life through that lens and find ways to apply the ideas to everything I do.

I actually write a ton more than I read. I have written a book about my perspective on life, and I’m the process of editing. We’ll see what comes of it.

 

Mike: Anything else you have to say about Parkour.com?

Adam: Yah totally. As much as I have a clear vision and direction for Parkour.com, I am always open to new collaborators and ideas. If anyone who hears this interview would like to be involved with Parkour.com and/or sees places that we can improve, I’d love to connect, open a dialogue ,and maybe grow a partnership together. As I alluded to, I’m swamped, so I’m always open to teaming up with people who have the vision and/or a different expertise. The way I see it, domains are merely opportunities, and as valuable as opportunities are, it’s what you do with the opportunity that counts. Even currently, I believe we have a lot of untapped potential in Parkour.com, and I’d love to connect with people who can help us take the site to the next level.

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After NZ shooting, Epik has a Monster PR problem

Domain name registrar Epik.com has come under fire from prominent domain investors and others after CEO Rob Monster suggested that video of the recent mosque shootings in New Zealand, which he hosted on an Epik service and shared on social media, was a hoax. Domainer-bloggers including Shane Cultra, Konstantinos Zournas, and DNPlaybook.com have questioned Monster’s […]

Buying Stadia (or Other New TM) Domains Makes No Sense to Me

This week, Google announced a new gaming platform called Stadia. As I observed shortly after the news was announced, Google smartly acquired the brand match Stadia.com domain name in advance of the announcement. I did not notice other Stadia-related domain names registered by Google at the time I wrote my article, but the company appears […]



Daily Domain Picks 3-21-19

Daily Domain Picks 3-21-19

Burl.com was the top close on Wednesday at $24,555, the name sold last April for $5,805.

MB.org closed at $9,999.

Top sales/closes from yesterday:

*data courtesy of Namebio

Go Daddy Auction Picks 3-21-19 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com

 

58611.com
92982.com
AllHealthy.com
Avid.net
BrilliantService.com
ConnectMyHome.com
DistinctiveEdge.com
eQuestions.com
EWKW.com
ExcelAgriculture.com
HealthcareWorld.com
HeroZoom.com
InteriorDesignServices.com
InterMatch.com
InternationalFarmer.com
Kerak.com
KRLP.com
OWIQ.com
PayManagement.com
PeakNutrition.com
RenewableFunds.com
SatisfactionGroup.com
SkillsAnalytics.com
StableInvestment.com
ThinkingTech.com
Youglo.com
Zenbo.com

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Burl.com sells for second time in less than a year

Burl.com sold for the third time in 12 years and the second time in less than one year. The domain closed at $24,555 on NameJet and was the top close for Wednesday. The name sold for just $5,088 in April of 2018. That sale was down from the previous sale 11 years before at $5,805. […]

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Another dot-brand bites the dust

Honeywell International, a $40-billion-a-year US conglomerate, has become the last major company to dump its dot-brand gTLD. The company informed ICANN in February that it no longer wishes to run .honeywell, and ICANN yesterday published its preliminary decision not to transition the TLD to a new owner. Honeywell never used .honeywell, which has been in […]

Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday March 21st, 2019

Escrow.com

We recorded one of my favorite shows of Domain Sherpa on Tuesday.  The panel was Kate Buckley, Braden Pollock, and I with Tess hosting.   It went really long but it was because there was some great discussion.  Both of them have a good sense of humor so there was lots of joking to go along with the info.  Those two have sold millions of dollars worth of domain this past year and they share a ton of great stories and tips.

We had a some good conversation off camera and one of the things we discussed was women who don’t get credit for their accomplishments because of their looks.  I have always believed that a person that was more pleasant to look at would have an advantage over others.  Not just women but men as well.  Not saying that anyone can’t do a great job, just saying that a prettier person usually has an advantage by the laws of nature.   I am absolutely not the best looking person but I value my smile and think that keeping a nice smile and using it has gotten me lots of sales over the years in the retail business. A greeting with a nice smile puts people at ease.  I realize its different for women. Generally because men are pigs and women are even meaner.  At least that’s what the girls in my house say.

Anyone who has met Kate knows that the beauty is in the personality.  That won’t change with age.  That southern charm and easy going attitude makes a buyer feel at home.  She can talk with a complete stranger and make them feel at home. That’s how most southern people are.  They don’t know a stranger.   She’s not bullshitting them, she’s just taking away their anxiety by having a voice that’s smooth, with a good cadence, and exudes confidence and intelligence.  And when you’re working most of your deals on the phone, there isn’t a better trait to have.  So if she is making sales with her beauty its the beauty in her voice. This is attainable by anyone with training and practice

All that being said, I have never had a problem with people making money on their looks.  If you’re fortunate enough to have been given the gift of beauty then use it in your favor.  It’s nothing to be ashamed of.  I’ve never understood why people that workout 2 hours a day, eat properly, and maintain a healthy lifestyle don’t want to be judged on their looks. They’ve earned every bit of it.  I understand not wanting to be known only for beauty but many a career has been launched with beauty and finished with skill and talent.  We make a living on the Internet trying to catch someones eye and it works the same in the real world. Beauty catches the eye.  It’s what you do when you’ve caught their eye that defines the person. Here are today’s names. Make sure to click on the names to see the current price and to help DSAD keep on keeping on.

Quote of the Day: A wise man told me, don’t argue with fools. Cause people from a distance can’t tell the difference. ” – Jay-Z

Domain of the Day:  3677.com     I will put the over under for this one at $67,759

Namejet, Sedo, and other Names Up for Auction

VideoDownload.net   Getting close to making reserve.  19 years old and Hundreds of thousands of searches

Smuf.com   Met reserve at $110

Percent.org   First thing that comes to mind is the 1 percent.  I think it looks good with the dot org

TopHits4u.com  The traffic is what the bid is for.  1400 free visitors

Medalet.com  Exactly what it sounds like.  A small medal

Quagga.com  Great looking name.  But I like Q and X at the beginning.  That’s just me.  Don’t buy based on me.

Clarification.com   A little long but decent single word dot com

VF.net   a 2 word dot net under $10K is something you don’t see very often

PebbleBeach.org  Golf or cars

CoreCanna.com   Solid canna company name.  And I’m picky :)

Godaddy Domains With Multiple Bids

Zenbo.com  Really hoping I could get this for a few hundred dollars.  Nope.  Only in a time machine

Kerak.com  Here’s another one that’s cheaper but its not nearly as good

PeakNutrition.com   These types of names are hard to sell but if someone is looking for a good nutrition name to start a business this one is strong

Avid.net  Getting bids but Avid technology might want it the easy way

AllHealthy.com  I see this as a lifestyle or healthy foods brand all the way.  Doesn’t work for medical IMO

555109.com and  333109.com  Triple repeating at the front getting some good action

ConnectMyHome.com  Marketing name for a smart home company

YouveGotThis.org  I really think you do

PositiveAgency.com   Positive name………..sorry

Intermatch.com  Is, Was a dating site for people of similar economic levels.  Israeli company

4Dprints.com   Because the 3D thing worked out so well we might as well take it up a notch

PayManagement.com   Payroll management company all the way

OWIQ.com Some will this pronounceable

InternationalCannabisAssociation.com   Man this is a long one but has some history and backlinks

Godaddy Domains With One Or No Bids

TreatFactory.com   I would buy a Ooey Gooey bar here any day

National420.com  Canna store or fashion brand

GeneRight.com Medical improvements using Genes and DNA are the future

ShatterExtract.com I sold shatterwax.com a few years ago.  This is similar

RhinoReserve.com Great brand.  Easy logo. I’ve been to a Rhino reserve.  They’re cute when they are little

Ximka.com  I’ve put a lot of 5L with X at the beginning because they are cheap and I think they look good. Lets hope they catch on

NoAccidents.com  Good marketing name for an insurance agency

PurchaseLeaf.com  Some call canna Leaf and Flower

Pruff.com  One bidder at $12

Meddl.com Obvious play on Meddle.  In 2007 this would have been a hand reg but I bet you can say that about millions of names

KidStack.com  Kid coders

WebSprinkle.com  I could tell this was a 2007/2008 registration.  Has the feel of that time period

The Rest of the Godaddy Names With Bids

518hxdlb.com
58611.com
686ly.com
92982.com
Acyka.com
AlaskaFishingAdventures.com
AllTeas.com
AmericanCaskets.com
AmerIdose.com
ArrowAndSage.com
AustinMusicVideoFestival.com
Beikuly.com
BestOnBuy.com
BlackClouds.com
BrownstownChamber.org
BrowseGoods.com
CapitalFlux.com
CareerSpin.com
CerrolaHoya.com
ChiliClub.com
Chthonic.org
Cotrout.org
cpcbloomington.org
cre8tivegirl.com
DownBai.com
Drial.com
DylanThomas100.org
eBosser.com
Elgant.com
Eltun.com
ePlaya.com
eQuestions.com
EWKW.com
FreyaRobertson.com
FTBInc.com
Gay100.com
GenesisGames.com
Golden-SlotOnline.com
HDWallpaperia.com
HealthcareWorld.com
HeProxy.com
Huanletop.com
HumanizeBook.com
IdeasDom.com
InteriorDesignServices.com
InternationalDanceChallenge.com
IOPTech.com
Ipute.com
JDTGame.com
KernMedicalCenter.com
Kisyea.com
KRLP.com
KSBassnation.com
LandlordToday.com
Leconomico.com
LeeHill.com
Luyandq.com
ManCaveKingdom.com
MyCreditProfile.com
NewFormEnergy.com
NewMangalore-Port.com
OneDailyGame.com
OnlineMarketingMastery.net
OrchardPark.biz
OrganicallyCooked.com
OrganicScrumpy.com
OwegoStrawberryFestival.com
PDCGGobal.com
PineappleKapalua.com
Pleygo.com
PopularCookieRecipes.com
Pourl.com
ProntoLimousine.com
qfhw008.com
RayDot.com
RCFlyers.net
Repository66.org
Saltcville.com
ScottsdaleCounseling.com
SeoPrix.com
ShellEthics.com
sjzhthy.com
SongYongMing.com
Sukingly.com
SwingingLifestyle.com
szgyhc.com
Tagekeji.com
Tatzoo.com
Tengag.com
TodaCell.com
TouchupPaintOnline.com
tribumagazine.net
tv-envivo.net
TVTree.com
tynfdaz.com
UsDivorcePapers.com
UzeIt.com
Vestec.com
Vitams.com
WaveUs.com
West-Of-The-Moon.net
WhiskeyWise.com
WinpPCWare.com
WMEF.org
WorldEconomyAndFinance.org
WorldYouth2018.com
wwswa.com
Xagulang.com
Xehoa.com
Xoomie.com
ydlgujue.com
Youglo.com
YouRanMeIsHi.com
zzxyzuche.com

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Google gets fined €1.49 billion in Adsense antitrust case

  Google has now got hit with their third huge fine from the EU, €1.49 billion, ($1.7 billion) this time around, which is the third highest fine they have had to pay. This was in regards to Adsense, Venture Beat wrote: In those previous filings, the EU noted that Google had originally required some sites, […]

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Will all marketplaces have to become licensed escrow agents?

In a thread on Namepros about Rob Monster and Epik, Joseph Peterson posted an interesting tidbit, one that if it plays out as Joseph speculates it could, will affect all the big players in the domain aftermarket space and domain investors as well. The history starts on another thread, it’s very long and you can […]

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If you could own just 1 domain in the world, which one?

Today: The role of NamePros in your domaining career / ConnectNow.com sold for $9,550 / Renting domain names / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today:

.com switches to .app in the wild – Have you seen any other companies switch from a .com gTLD to a .app ngTLD before? Take a look at what this company did that might bring hope to .app investors.

Websites with Adsense Revenue Wanted – Budget: Up to $2,000.00 – Do you have any adsense revenue generating websites that meet this buyers specified criteria? If so, and you want to liquidate it for some fast cash, this might be an opportunity.

Is it legal to register .de domain names in America? – What say you? Are the .de ccTLD restrictions iron clad or is there a loophole for those outside the country to own one without risk of repossession?

Renting domain names – Have you ever thought about renting a domain name or currently renting one? Take a look at this discussion covering a few different areas of the practice.

ConnectNow.com sold for $9,550 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a ten-letter, two-word, .com domain for a high-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

The role of NamePros in your domaining career – How long have you been a member of namePros and what are some of the things you’ve learned in your time there? Take a look at what some domain name investors are saying.

If you could own just 1 domain in the world, which one? – Well? Out of all the domain names out there, no matter who owns them now, if you could have your cherry pick of any one of them, which one would you choose?

Today’s Marketplace/Auction Picks:

 

#Epik CEO, Rob Monster, believed the #Christchurch video was not real!

In what appears to be a remarkable demonstration of disconnect from reality, Rob Monster, CEO of Epik.com, questioned the legitimacy of the Christchurch massacre video. The chilling video was streamed live on social media, then stored in a variety of formats. We have watched the video, which is shot in first person as the murderer […]

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Last chance to download your Google+ data before shut down

A few months ago, Google announced the end of life of its Google+ service, and now it’s coming to the final days. You only have until March 31st to save your data with Google+ and after that it’s no more accessible. Google+ was a monumental failure by Google to tap the social media market; after […]

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VPN.com announced 5 brokered domain name sales

VPN.com announced five successful domain name transactions today: SEOService.com: $35,000 USD Detect.com: $57,000 USD GTA.com: Undisclosed SiteMaps.com: Undisclosed VPNUnlimited.com: Undisclosed “This is a great time to be in the domain name industry. As platform risk and dependence continues to be recognized at all levels of business, great brands are equipping their visions with the absolute …

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VPN.com announces latest domain sales, targets $25M in sales this year

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VPN.com, which has become a pretty happening domain brokerage house just announced a batch of sales including Detect.com, GTA.com and more. While they didn’t reveal pricing for all of their sales, they did list pricing for a few and shared some of the names under exclusive with them now.

The sales that were announced in this latest release are:

SEOService.com – $35,000
Detect.com – $57,000
GTA.com – price not disclosed
SiteMaps.com – price not disclosed
VPNUnlimited.com – price not disclosed

My guess is that GTA.com was likely the top sale out of this list and I’ll be interested to see who picked it up…seems like a logical fit for Rockstar Games, the maker of the wildly popular game Grand Theft Auto, often called GTA.

VPN.com also announced they are brokering some pretty solid names like Workspace.com, SouthernCalifornia.com and Bucket.com. The company is also actively hiring more domain brokers as they are targeting $25M in sales in 2019.

As VPN.com continues to produce quality and consistent domain name transactions, they are actively recruiting more domain name brokers to achieve their goal of selling $25 million in domain names over the next year. (Source – AP)

While VPN.com is, as you’d expect, a company focused on VPN services, the founder, Michael Gargiulo knows the domain game well. He paid a pretty penny for VPN.com, spending just south of $1M to acquire the name back in July of last year.

Now he’s split the brand into two different focus areas – a site reviewing and comparing VPN services and a domain brokerage company. It’s not something I’ve seen done too often but in this case I think it’s actually a pretty unique approach. Who better to broker domains than someone that has themselves shelled out close to $1M for a domain for their business? When it comes to putting your money where your mouth is, it feels like this is a great example of exactly that.

Still I’ve heard some people in the past warn of using one brand for two different businesses. Like I said, in this case I think it works, and given the fact that they keep making sales and keep getting good names under exclusive things seem to be going well.

What do you think? Does using VPN.com both as a site to compare VPN services and a domain brokerage company make sense? I want to hear from you, comment and let your voice be heard!

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