Saturday Afternoon Updates: Several Large Sales Reported This Week

Hope you’re having a nice weekend. As much as the death of Apple’s Steve Jobs was somewhat expected, it was still really sad to hear about. In looking around at the devices I use on a daily basis, almost everything important to me is from Apple (with the exception of my Blackberry). The guy was an innovator and his presence will be missed. Anyway, I want to share some updates with you.

– For my Jewish readers currently observing Yom Kippur, I hope you have an easy fast. It’s during the Jewish holidays that I wish I would be doing more with I am sure I will eventually be able to turn it into a meaningful website.

– Shaun Pilfold’s company sold two great domain names last week, although the sales prices are subject to a non-disclosure agreement. Pilfold sold and Pilfold originally picked up for a reported $175,000in 2007, and  I believe a company had been leasing the names for a few years. I am quite certain this was a lucrative sale and I congratulate Shaun.

– I read a press release announcing that Gay.XXX sold for half a million dollars this past week. Wow. I am pretty floored about the sale price. It sure does make Frank Schilling and Michael Berkens look pretty savvy after their .XXX investments/purchases.

– Just because Gay.XXX sold for $500k, it doesn’t mean that RandomGayDomain.XXX will be worth anything. I think the biggest issue with some domain investors buying gTLD domain names is that they buy crappy names and then get pissed at the Registry and everyone but themselves. If you stick to good domain names, you’ll probably make money.

– I’m very happy the Yankees and Devil Rays lost each of there ALDS series and the Philies lost the NLDS. I’m a Red Sox fan, and if the Sox don’t win, I thoroughly enjoy rooting against the Yankees.

– Some recent domain purchases I’ve made:,,,,, and Feel free to share yours in the comment section.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
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  1. I am very skeptical about the sale. I mean, Is is at all possible that the people behind the extension could arrange a sale like this to kind of “juice up” the market? or is there some kind of rule that ICANN has against this. I am not hating on the sale or anything. Any big sale is good for the domain space but i’m just wondering.

    Anyway, I picked up this week. I just like it. I could see it on a Billboard or tv commercial. lol. Could you?

  2. Nice names, @ Elliot & @ ron s! SciaticaTreatment sounds intuitive. It’s a big market. Paris Gift shops feature souvenirs or French brands?

    Here are mine:

    No new hand regs in over 30 days! My name is Louise and I’m 37 days clean from hand registering new domains, or any domain purchases.

  3. I hand registered

    I developed:




    and 30 others or so…

  4. Here’s expanded list of my projects, please visit some, click on adds, or feel free to make inquiry on any of them:


    I semi-developed some real estate portals as well, over 100, such as:

    Beverly …and so on

    also developed some product sites: and so on

    Please visit some!

  5. Some dropcatches for reg fee this week:

  6. @Louise,
    I was thinking: how about shopping actual Paris Gift shops from your home!

    I also have…..who wouldnt want to see whats there?

  7. I feel like buying something today… so I just hand reg.


    I will make it into directory listings for 4d cinema entertainment and tourist venues around the world cities with 4th dimension experience in movies that smell, shake, spray, smoke, and rocks the seats in 4d environment.

    Probably it’s a new trend in years to come…I was inspired by the news below:

  8. @ ron s, when I think of Paris gift shops, I think of smaller gifts you could pack to travel, such as Hermes scarves, perfume, costume jewelry – Chanel or knockoff, cufflinks for the men, ties, music boxes, museum shop items, postcard books, etc.

  9. Like MemoryBoxes 🙂

    And can’t believe you’re a red socks fan!

    Recent pickups:

  10. Here are a few of my handregs:


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