Everyone is Doing It
***FS*** Investing in domain names that is
Domain Valuations : Chris Stewart
Domain Value (DV)=Traffic Value (TV)+Brand Value
(BV)+Utility Value (UV)+Discretionary Value (DiV) : Part 1
Via.com sells for 157,000.
(scroll down.) http://www.domainstate.com/showthread.php3?s=bf857a50211d7889c72645f54b38beb6&threadid=84867 Great name to build on. Good price for buyer (fully valued for name-investor), esp if they are going to develop. Via would be a good name for a search engine or some kind of portal. Lot of other possibilities. Has meaning in multiple languages.
AfternicDLS Member Sells UI.com for $275K (nice story)
***FS*** Still sooo much untapped opportunity in the name business for those who care to try.
iREIT leaves the ICA
(Scroll down at the link.)
***FS*** It was really more Bob Martin who was behind iReit’s participation in the ICA.. with Bob gone it’s no surprise the group dropped out.
Sedo.com now shows that invest.com sold for $ 1,015,000.
http://www.greatdomains.com/auction/auction_history.php?language=us&auction_id=21998&tracked=&partnerid=32392 Josh says : I think the buyer got a good deal. You can buy a parking spot in Central London for $50,000 – $90,000 and in some cases you’ll pay considerable monthly fees on it. And to go with your parking space, you can buy this 3 bedroom, 3 bedroom flat for $13,000,000. http://www.findaproperty.com/displayprop.aspx?edid=00&salerent=0&pid=059058&agentid=07711
Renewal fee each year on invest.com: $ 7.50 . Taxes and maintenance costs on your $13,000,000 flat in London: Priceless.
***FS*** Agree with J’man’s logic but as a wildcat investor (me) who has to front the 1mm, the carrying charge is about 70k a year.. so I’d say the name’s fully valued from an invetor’s perspective.
Considerable controversy around the sale of Music.mobi.
Excerpt: “Constantine Giorgio Roussos thought he was the winner of Music.mobi in yesterday’s.mobi auction at Sedo. He bid $66,000. The auction ended and he received an automated invoice from Sedo. He then received a “personal” e-mail from a Sedo employee (which also may have been automated). But then something happened. Sedo extended the auction due to a server slowdown in the final minutes of the auction.” The name was then sold to someone else who bid $616,000. http://domainnamewire.com/2007/12/07/musicmobi-winner-vows-lawsuit-against-sedo/
***FS*** This is the classic fight over nothing. Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a publicity stunt.
Opportunity Cost of Lost Opportunities.
Interesting article by Elliot Silver. Sometimes you “overpay” now, and benefit later. Perhaps you never overpaid in the first place. http://www.elliotsblog.com/index.php/2007/12/07/opportunity-cost-of-lost-opportunities/
***FS*** Historically speaking, if the name was generic and got type-in-traffic, it was very hard to loose money in the domain biz.. the market has consistently caught up to your overpayment.. That won’t go on forever tho.
Light of Logic Creeping Through
New York Times David Pogue blasts companies that have chosen wierd and hard to remember company names.He points out plenty of hard to remember names. Trulia and Zillow are two better examples than “Fark” which is witty enough.
Seussical-Sounding Web Site Names
***FS*** Nice to see people having that.. “hayyy… waita minute. “ moment of logic setting in. Most Web2 names are awful.
Eric Litman becomes Managing Director of WashingtonVC.
***FS*** Congrats Eric.
Where’s the money?
Excerpt: “”The venture (capital) industry is headed into a wall. All the best companies are being sold,” Deninger said. “For seven straight years, the number of companies going public has declined. That means the number of (prospective) buyers is also declining. Eventually, the VCs will have fewer companies that they can sell their companies to.”" http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9830529-7.html?tag=nefd.blgs
***FS*** Blame SarbOx man .. People are getting sloppy overpaying for nothing and the good stuff never sees the light of day.. Irony: Rules meant to protect investors only serve to make the rich richer and give said investors fewer opportunities.