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Domain Names Are Relatively Cheap

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I read an Inc. article about a company called Swag, which uses the exact match Swag.com for its domain name. What grabbed my attention beyond the killer domain name was how they reportedly got the domain name:

"They also observed that no one owned the domain name swag.com, so they quickly grabbed it."

This stood out to me, and a couple of quick searches proved this to be incorrect (I imagine it is misunderstanding). The Swag.com domain name is registered privately, but Whois records show that it was created in 1995 and owned by someone else for quite some time. A search of my Gmail shows that this domain name had been brokered before - Swag.com was listed for sale for $275,000 in September of 2015 in the Media Options newsletter. In fact, in an interview 4.cn did with Andrew Rosener, he confirmed that his company brokered the sale of Swag.com.

That really is neither here nor there, but seeing Swag.com marketed for sale at $275,000 really emphasizes how relatively inexpensive domain names are.

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Internet Real Estate Ltd. Acquires Do.com

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Andrew Rosener, CEO of Media Options domain brokerage, tweeted about a major domain name acquisition Internet Real Estate Ltd. recently made:




Subsequent to this tweet, Andrew reached out to Hover via Twitter for some help with the domain transfer. George Kirikos speculated that the domain name Andrew may have acquired was Do.com:



In a conversation I had with Andrew (and a public tweet) he confirmed that Do.com was acquired by Internet Real Estate Ltd. The purchase price was not disclosed to me, but I would be very (more…) → Read More


Name Summit Drawing: One Hour Consultation with Andrew Rosener

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I think that Andrew Rosener is known as one of the top brokers in the industry. In fact, he was recently involved in PayPal's sale of the X.com domain name to Elon Musk for an undisclosed price. I want to share details about a tweet with a special  Name Summit offer that Media Options posted this morning. The tweet was followed up with a newsletter detailing the offer:




The inaugural Name Summit  domain industry conference is scheduled for August 7-8 at the Hilton Midtown hotel in New York City. I shared more information about Name Summit in an article published back in April. Since my article was published, Andrew Rosener was added as Co-Founder and Producer of the conference.

To encourage people to purchase their conference tickets ASAP, organizers announced a drawing for an "hour-long coaching session with Media Options CEO Andrew → Read More


Essential.com Acquired for Essential Phone

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One of my few domain name regrets is that I didn't acquire the Essential.com domain name when it was being marketed and auctioned by Hilco Streambank via its HilcoDomains.com platform in 2014. I am not sure if Essential.com was sold via auction or not, but it was acquired by Media Options, the company founded by  Andrew Rosener.

Andrew's company sold Essential.com for a reported $250,000, according to NameBio. This sale ranked as the 25th largest public domain name sale in DNJournal's annual domain name sales report. After the domain name was sold, it went under Whois privacy, where it has remained ever since.  This meant that the owner of the domain name has been  unknown.

Based on some news I read yesterday, it looks like we now know who acquired the Essential.com domain name and how this domain name will be used. This was confirmed in a tweet from Andrew Rosener.

According to articles in various tech publications  yesterday and today, a new mobile phone company has been launched by Andy Rubin, an entrepreneur and → Read More


Name.com Partners with Ganjapreneur on Domain Marketplace

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ganjapreneur-logoGanjapreneur, a website targeting professionals in the cannabis and marijuana trade, announced a new domain name sales marketplace. As you would expect, the focus is on domain names related to the business of cannabis and marijuana. With the legal status of marijuana and cannabis usage changing in many states over the last few years, this industry is growing considerably.

The company announced the launch of the marketplace in a blog post yesterday, and Andrew Rosener, CEO of Ganjapreneur, shared some additional information about the domain name sales marketplace:

"I'm really excited to announce a new marketplace for cannabis domain names and any domain name that may be a good brand fit for an upcoming  cannabis startup or product.  After all, many of the best brands don't inherently imply cannabis at all.  The marketplace is highly curated (pun  intended) and our objective is to eliminate all the noise (filter out low quality domains). To do so, we charge $99 per domain listing and  manually review each and every domain → Read More


Heart.com Acquired by IHeartRadio Parent

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Media Options was brokering the Heart.com domain name domain name last year. This past  November, Jamie Zoch reported that "Heart.com which was owned by Blucora, Inc. has moved to generic whois data at MarkMonitor, along with a DNS change to generic MarkMonitor servers." Andrew Rosener of Media Options confirmed the deal to Jamie at the time of his article, but the buyer was unknown.

Based on a Whois record update, the new registrant of Heart.com is iHM Identity, Inc., the parent company of iHeartRadio.

Heart.com Whois Record

 

Heart.com is a great acquisition for the company. In addition to being a fantastic domain name, Heart.com is (more…) → Read More


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