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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 for $450,000.

This significant acquisition marked a changeover for, 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 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.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (7)

    nice site, thought it was yours :), what a great domain.

    December 30th, 2010 at 6:05 pm


    Glad to see that purchased domains are put to good use. He even has a section for New Years in Rio for 2012.

    December 30th, 2010 at 6:39 pm


    Great looking site, Congrats to Keith.

    Happy New Year Elliot!

    December 30th, 2010 at 7:03 pm


    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.

    December 30th, 2010 at 7:30 pm


    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”. looks great. Congratulations!

    December 31st, 2010 at 2:21 am

    The Big Cheese

    Apple.TV is now directing to

    It’s just a matter of time…

    – TBC

    December 31st, 2010 at 11:00 am


    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…

    January 1st, 2011 at 1:32 pm

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