Domain Holdings

Did 4.CN Acquire DN.com?

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Last week, Domain Holdings was brokering the DN.com domain name, and Domain Holdings broker Giuseppe Graziano stated that it was the final day to submit bids to purchase the domain name. At the time of my article, the domain name was owned by Verio, and the asking price was $750,000.

It appears that the Whois has recently changed, and the new registrant is listed

New Domain Broker Newsletter: “Tracy’s HOT Featured Domains List”

There are quite a few regularly scheduled domain name sales newsletters that I receive via email. Some of those include Andrew Rosener’s Media Options newsletter, John Daly’s NameConnect newsletter, and Ryan Colby’s Outcome Brokerage newsletter. I want to share another newsletter I just learned about that has some stellar domain names listed for sale.

Tracy Fogarty is a domain broker at Domain Holdings. I don’t believe I’ve met Tracy personally before, but I’ve done a bit of business with Domain Holdings, primarily with Alan Dunn, Joe Uddeme, and Mark Daniel. I follow Tracy’s Twitter account, and I just noticed that she has a domain sales newsletter, which she linked to in a tweet posted this afternoon. The newsletter is called    “Tracy’s HOT Featured Domains List.” I don’t know how often the list is updated and published, but it looks pretty good.

Some of the domain names included in Tracy’s newsletter are:

Halloween at Domain Industry Companies

I thought you might like to see the Halloween costumes worn today at some domain industry companies. I borrowed these photos from the public Twitter or Facebook pages. If you have other photos you’d like to share, please contact me to send them, and I will post them.

If you’re going trick or treating tonight, be safe!

Did Ryan Acquire Tax.com?

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Tax.comEarlier this year, I learned that Domain Holdings was brokering the Tax.com domain name. Although the asking price was not publicly shared, I surmised that it was probably in the high 6 or low 7 figure range. I conducted a poll, and while the results were spread out, the majority of people thought it was more of a mid 6 figure domain name.

I recently noticed a Whois registrant change in the Tax.com domain name. On September 1, 2013, the domain name was registered to Tax Analysts, the Falls Church, Virginia-based company that had engaged Domain Holdings to broker the domain name. On September 7, 2013, the domain name registrant changed to  Ryan,  Inc.

According to its website,

Ryan Colby Starts Outcome Brokerage

Outcome BrokerageIn October of 2011, Domain Holdings hired Ryan Colby as its SVP of Product Management. Prior to that, he had worked as a domain broker at Sedo, closing seven figures worth of deals on behalf of clients.

This morning, I learned that Ryan is no longer with  Domain Holdings, and he has started his own domain brokerage, Outcome Brokerage. According to Ryan, “we specialize in premium domain acquisitions and divestment solutions, with a focus on end user marketing into the “c” suite.” He is currently seeking a 4 – 5 letter .com branding domain name for a client with a $100,000 budget (email ryan@outcomebrokerage.com for more information or to offer submissions).

I reached out to learn more about his departure from Domain Holdings, but Ryan would not offer any details about his separation from the company. Ryan would only say “I’m grateful for all the opportunities the domain industry has afforded me up to this point in my career.”

You can connect with Ryan via Twitter, his blog,  or via his new website.

Ryan Colby Starts a Blog

Ryan Colby is an experienced domain broker, having spent time at Sedo and now at Domain Holdings where he is SVP of Product Management. Colby has sold millions of dollars worth of domain names, and he is considered by many to be one of the better brokers in the business.

Last month, I shared the news that Ryan started an email newsletter called Domain Aftermarket Insights, and I just learned that he has set up a blog as well, which you can find at RyanColby.com. The website currently  forwards to rjcolby.wordpress.com, but I assume that he will eventually change the destination url.

I think it’s great to see Ryan blogging because

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