Archeo Domains Website Launches in Beta
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Archeo Domains Website Launches in Beta


Archeo DomainsMarchex is a publicly traded company that owns many great domain names, and the company is pursuing a big change in its organization. According to a note on the Marchex website, “Marchex is pursuing the separation of our business into two distinct entities to increase strategic focus, build on our unique assets and accelerate growth. Upon closing of the transaction, Marchex will be divided into: (1) Marchex, a pure play mobile advertising company focused on calls, and (2) Archeo, a premium domain and advertising marketplace.”

A domain marketplace was recently launched in beta on Although I don’t know the extent to which the marketplace is being advertised (if at all), if you visit a Marchex-owned domain name like, you’ll see a note in the top corner that says “This domain may be for sale. Click here for more information.” Clicking the link will take you to the sale listing on

On the homepage of the beta website, you can select various categories of domain names to see domain names that appear for sale. From my brief searching, most of the domain names do not appear to be priced. On the right hand side of the home page, you can see a list of recent domain quotes. The about us page says, “Archeo Domains is a marketplace consisting of over 200,000 unique domain names that are available for purchase.”

Interestingly, the company owns, and it is being used to provide more information about the proposed spin off. At the moment, it is forwarding to the page within the Marchex website that is referenced above.

I am not sure if Archeo plans to only sell house-owned domain names or if the company intends to open the marketplace to listings from others. It’s a new marketplace to keep our eyes on because of its considerable end user reach.

Thanks to Bill Sweetman for sharing this with me.

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Comments (4)


    quote from Marchex website

    “With one dedicated sales resource, Marchex has generated more than $30 million in domain sales, representing less than 5% of the total domain portfolio”

    This is a great list of the top 500 domain sales that I have never seen before. Worth a look. Great info to help with domain pricing.

    and this one of their own top 500 sales

    August 5th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Howie Crosby

    Oh! The ubiquitous female on the homepage, a bit cliche.

    August 6th, 2013 at 7:09 am


    Archeo translates as “ancient” in Greek. Is Marchex going to use king Leonidas as a sales pitch?

    August 6th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

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