In my DomainTools Registrant Monitor alert email this morning, I saw that IGTV.com has been acquired by Instagram. The domain name was appears to have been previously registered to an entity in California, and it had been parked using Sedo’s nameservers. Instagram is often referred to as “IG,” so the domain name acquisition makes sense. As of the time of publication, IGTV.com does not resolve to an operational website.
Sedo hit the proverbial jackpot this week with the $150,000 sale of BettingTips.com. The sale was reported to me this afternoon in Sedo’s weekly public domain name sales report, and NameBio tweeted about the sale when it hit the Sedo RSS feed earlier this morning:
— NameBio (@NameBio) February 19, 2020
When I was attending NamesCon, I received an email from Sedo announcing the release of the 2020 Global Domain Report in collaboration with InterNetX, an advertiser here. I did not have a chance to read the report while I was away, but I read it last night. The free report “includes insights into the status quo of the domain industry, along with the latest developments, tendencies and trends of the global domain market and provides a view on potential market and business opportunities.”
Dave Evanson, Senior Domain Broker at Sedo, announced that he brokered the sale of Profitable.com for $200,000. Current Whois records show that the domain name just moved into Sedo’s escrow account, so it would seem that the buyer already paid for the domain name and the transfer of the domain name is pending:
Just sold profitable .com for $200,000 @sedo!! Congrats to buyer and seller!!
— dave evanson (@SedoDaveEvanson) February 11, 2020
Sedo is looking to hire employees in its Cambridge, Massachusetts and Cologne, Germany offices, according to a tweet posted by the company earlier this morning:
Want to bring your skills and talents to work for the best in the domain business? 💡🤔
Sedo has open positions in both our Boston and Cologne, Germany offices.
Happy job hunting! pic.twitter.com/ZsxiX7PTBc
— Sedo (@Sedo) January 22, 2020
Another large sale will be added to the 2019 domain name sales reports at DNJournal and NameBio. Results.com was sold for $264,000 in December of 2019. The domain name was brokered by Sedo Senior Broker Dave Evanson, and although Dave nor Sedo reported the sale publicly, Dave confirmed that he brokered the sale of the domain name. As you can see, a business has already been launched on the Results.com domain name.