New Rio.com Website Now Live

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rio.comA little over a year ago at the TRAFFIC auction in New York City, Keith Levenson of Acme Media purchased Rio.com for $450,000.

This significant acquisition marked a changeover for Rio.com, as it went from a tech company website to a tourism website focused for people looking to visit the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The hard work is about to pay off, as the new Rio.com website went live this afternoon.

During the past year, Keith has made a few trips to Rio de Janeiro for research and to secure deals with local travel companies and hotels. People interested in visiting Rio can seamlessly book travel, tour packages, and Carnival vacations.

The next few years are going to be huge for the city of Rio de Janeiro, as the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics will be held in the city. By launching now, Keith will have a good amount of time to become established as the official tourism website of the city.

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  1. It’s funny, I remember that sale, it’s one of the first domain sales that perked my ears to the potential of domain investing. Think… 3 letters R-I-O could be worth $450,000!

    Geez, now obscure 3 random 3 letter combinations are selling upwards of $10,000.

    The city itself has some major issues to deal with prior to the Olympics. Their Barrios make our worst ghettos look like kids playgrounds.

  2. It’s nice to see a truly developed website rather than a page with a few links including one that says “this domain name may be for sale”.

    Rio.com looks great. Congratulations!

  3. Can’t go wrong with RIO!

    It’s an amazing name for a brand. Imagine an iPhone competitor with a name like RIO.

    Then there’s this city in Brazil, the fast growing country…

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