In the last year or so, Domain Holdings has hired a number of people with considerable experience in the domain industry, including Monte Cahn, Alan Dunn, Ryan Colby, Mike Feeley, and Jim Grace. They’ve also hired a number of domain brokers as well. Domain Holdings now employs over 30 people, and off the top of my head, I believe they had the largest “corporate” presence at TRAFFIC, sending 11 employees to Las Vegas.
I received word that Domain Holdings is looking to hire 4-6 additional domain brokers ASAP, and I wanted to share this information in case you have an interest in professionally brokering domain names. The company is looking for
To me, the value in the TRAFFIC conference is the chance to meet domain investors and people who operate in the domain business. I wrote about my TRAFFIC conference experience, and I want to illustrate the value of the conference to my business.
I’ve known Deepak Daftari through my blog and a domain forum for a few years, although we never met in person. At TRAFFIC Las Vegas, we had the chance to meet and discuss domain investing and our businesses.
In one of our conversations, Deepak recommended that I speak with
At the end of 2011, Domain Holdings hired Ryan Colby as its Senior Vice President of Product Management. Lately, Ryan has been working quite a bit on the brokerage side of the business, and he just started a periodic newsletter called “Domain Aftermarket Insights.”
This newsletter has been emailed weekly for the past couple of weeks, and it offers Ryan’s personal insights into current domain market conditions.
I think it’s especially helpful to see what kind of inventory is being offered on the market as well as real time activity in the secondary market for domains. One thing I would like to see is more buy it now priced domain names, especially those that are new to the market.
Earlier today, I posted the news about Domain Holdings getting the exclusive brokerage listing for the Tax.com domain name. Not surprisingly, the press release didn’t mention the asking price set buy the buyer, so I don’t know if they are looking for six figures or seven figures. As I mentioned, the comps they listed are probably indicative of a seven figure price target, but who knows.
I’d like to know what you think is a fair price for the Tax.com domain name. I have set up a poll below, and I think it would also be interesting to know why you think it’s worth what you think it’s worth. Hopefully, Domain Holdings will sell the domain name and the price will be made public.
I saw a news release this morning that I want to share with you. The Tax.com domain name has been listed for sale, and Domain Holdings was selected as the exclusive broker for this domain name. The press release doesn’t have the price listed, but based on the comps listed, the asking price is most likely in the high six or low seven figure range.
Tax.com is currently owned by a Falls Church, Virginia company called Tax Analysts. The domain name is used as a forwarder to the company’s main website, TaxAnalysts.com. I am not sure if they have been forwarding it for a while or if they started forwarding it in anticipation of a sale. There are 20 results in Google for the website/domain name.
The company also owns Tax.org, although that domain name is not included in this listing.
Tax season is pretty much over for most personal filers, but buying Tax.com now means a company would have several months to build out a website in order to achieve solid rankings for the next tax time.
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, the broker’s contact information is in the press release below. Congratulations to Domain Holdings on getting this listing. It looks like a number of solid domain names are going on the market right now, and it seems like all the major brokers are getting great names to represent.
Sedo and Domain Holdings are two of the best domain brokerages, helping to broker millions of dollars in annual domain sales. More often than not, these two companies work independently on behalf of their clients.
Sedo broker Dave Evanson just tweeted that the two companies worked together to co-broker the domain name, Breathalyzer.com, which sold for $115,000. Dave Evanson worked with Steve Smith from Domain Holdings to secure the deal.
The transaction is still in escrow at Sedo, so the buyer isn’t yet known. The seller appears to have been longtime domain investor Roy Messer.
It’s great to see companies like Sedo and Domain Holdings working together to help their clients close deals. I am sure all parties are happy with the outcome of this transaction.