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Web TV: Microsoft Leading the Way


It’s only a matter of time before our computers and televisions are completely integrated into a single unit, allowing us to surf online, watch television shows, and do work all from the same unit.   The lead story on CNN at the moment is about Web Television and how the Internet is slowly becoming a source for television shows.

I think it is interesting to note that Microsoft owns one of the category defining domain names for this in WebTV.com.   As I said earlier today, you need more than the domain name to build a business, but Microsoft would also seem to have a huge arsenal of technology to complement this domain name. Personally, I don’t know much about their current offering, but this could be a leading website in a few years.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. 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 DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (12)

    Leonard Britt

    So why don’t they use Web.TV?

    February 6th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

      Elliot Silver

      .TV is still relatively unknown. I would pay a lot more for WebTV.com than Web.TV.

      February 6th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    owen frager

    The interface is called iTunes

    February 6th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Jim Holleran


    That is in the United States and not worldwide regarding .tv.
    I get lot’s of type-in traffic from my Spain.tv, Europe.tv,
    Espanol.tv, Religion.tv, all which have received large offers as well. If sold my RIO was be about 20X what I paid for them Most big offers come from Europe an Latin American regarding .tv.

    Go to the spanish domain forum Demene.com and you will see all the sales going on in .tv, most DNA coming from Europe and Latin American.

    February 6th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Leonard Britt

    Yes, the husband of a friend of mine introduces me as the guy who sells .COMs (while I think I also have other extensions as well). Perhaps the .TV phenomena is more outside the US as Pisos.tv recently sold for some $2500 at Namejet while other recent sales include Fama.tv $1100, Viaje.tv $2700, Vehiculos.tv $910, Pesca.tv $1000 to name a few.

    February 6th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Jim Holleran

    Even though I am an American and lived in the United States all my life, a lot of the views I hear is about “what was”, or
    “what is” and “not will be”. Even though I own about 95% .com that is not where the growth is worldwide. I remember when I went to the first “Traffic” conference the so-called experts kept saying that spanish domains have no future
    because they don’t have credit cards and don’t buy things on the internet. Glad I did not listen to them because the Spanish domain market has been very profitable for me.

    Look at Trends worldwide, if you are just looking at the “what is” an not “what will be” and just think United States, you are missing some very big opportunities.

    Thanks, Jim Holleran

    February 7th, 2009 at 9:29 am

      Elliot Silver


      I agree with that, but there is a lot of money to be made here and now, too.

      February 7th, 2009 at 9:34 am


    Well, i would have bought both but used and advertise only the .TV
    I m from Europe and already know what .TV websites are before i enter them. i mean the use of .TV makes u trust the website you are about to visit, since u know its about media and video.
    Webtv.com is good, but doesnt tell me so much as .TV


    February 7th, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Jim Holleran


    There is a lot of money here and now and as you can see, I own ForclosedHomes.com along with 70 other “foreclosure” names so that is “here and now”

    Buy the way, I enjoyed what you had to say at DomainFest
    last week. It’s always my favorite domain conference to attend. Keep me posted on your Burbank.com site as well. I grew up in LA and I have relatives that live in Burbank.com and you have great potential with that name.

    I live in San Diego and will be going to the Geo conference in April here and hope to meet you. Keep in touch.

    Thanks, Jim Holleran

    February 7th, 2009 at 9:42 am

      Elliot Silver

      @Jim – Is it ForeclosedHomes.com or a typo? Thanks for the feedback. I enjoy talking about the industry and helping others. I’d like to see a discussion about how to get started with development.

      February 7th, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Jim Holleran


    It’s a typo. It’s crazy but ask 10 people have to spell
    “foreclosures” and 50% will spell it without the “e”

    Of all my “foreclosure” names which are all .com, I registered
    many with the “typo” and many without the “typo” and the ones with the typo “without the e” get more type-in traffic on identical names.

    I worked in Real Estate for many years in the 90’s for Remax and I realized most agents in my office spelled “foreclosures” without the “e” and therefore I say a buying opportunity on the typo. However, I have only bought typo names in the “foreclosure” area an it’s not what I am after.

    Thanks, Jim

    February 7th, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Jim Holleran

    Check this out regarding .tv, RT.tv sells for $62,500. This happens all the time sales like this but almost always the are NDA. Outside of the United States .tv is very “hot”


    February 10th, 2009 at 10:12 am

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