Sedo Announces Strategic Partnership with Intellectual Property Management

Cambridge, MASedo.com , the leading secondary domain marketplace and monetization provider, today announced a strategic partnership with the Intellectual Property Management (IPM) Company, a highly recognized provider of domain management services to corporations. – PR-Inside.com

Photo Source: DomainerMeeting.com

BestBuy.com Affiliate Program

Best Buy Remix – Welcome to the Best Buy Remix Developer Network
“Welcome to Remix! We’re working to give you the tools you need to make Best Buy into what you need it to be. So far, we have an open API that gives you access to BestBuy.com’s product catalog data.”- BestBuy.com

Breaking News: Prime Category Domain ‘Fly.com’ Sold for $1.76 Million in Cash

Travelzoo Purchases Fly.com Domain Name for $1.8 Million
New York PRNewsWire 1/30/09- “Travelzoo (Nasdaq: TZOO), a global Internet media company, today announced that it has purchased the Internet domain name fly.com for $1,760,000 in cash. Travelzoo intends to use this domain name for a new information Web site to be launched”… Mega domain transaction brokered by Cambridge, MA-based Sedo.com
(Source: EarthTimes.org)

Airline Travel Domain Investment Offerings:

Domaining Success Story Flashback ‘Beer.com’ Trades for $7 Million

Back in 2004, Boston-based Internet Real Estate Group (InternetRealEstate.com) acquired the powerful, generic domain name ‘Beer.com’ for $80,000 and left the original owner a 20% equity interest in the domain that later sold for a fast turnaround as a developed site for $7 million to Interbrew. (Read Dn Journal 2005 Story)

Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Liberty Media acquired the developed keyword search term domain name “Body Building.com”… Click Here: ‘BodyBuilding.com’ sold for $100 million. What is Beer.com‘s value in today’s market?

Mitchell 1 Selects Marchex to Power Call Tracking and Analytics for Tens of Thousands of Automotive Repair Professionals Nationwide – MarketWatch

Mitchell 1 Selects Marchex to Power Call Tracking and Analytics for Tens of Thousands of Automotive Repair Professionals Nationwide – MarketWatch
SEATTLE, Oct 08, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Marchex, Inc. (MCHX:
marchex inc cl b
News, chart, profile, more
Last: 7.66-0.18-2.35%12:47pm 10/09/2008Delayed quote data
Add to portfolioAnalyst Create alert
InsiderDiscussFinancials
Sponsored by:
MCHX 7.66, -0.18, -2.3%) , a local search and advertising company, today announced that Mitchell 1, a leading provider of full-service marketing and business solutions for automotive repair professionals nationwide, has selected the Marchex Digital Platform Group to provide call tracking and analytics for its suite of products and business solutions used by tens of thousands of automotive dealerships and aftermarket service providers across the United States. – BusinessWire.com Source: MarketWatch.com

Marchex made domain industry headlines back in 2004, when the Internet search and advertising company acquired 100,000 domain names for a purchase price of $164 million from legendary domain investor- Yun Ye. Marchex has one of the largest domain name portfolios in the world.

For more info. on the Yun Ye domain portfolio sale: Click Yun Ye! Source: David Kesmodel, Kesmodel.com, a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporter who has covered the domain industry and recently published a book on domaining- The Domain Game, TheDomainGame.org.

Google Puts Tunes From YouTube a Click Away – NYTimes.com

Google Puts Tunes From YouTube a Click Away – NYTimes.com
Google expands YouTube’s monetization by selling music via iTunes and Amazon. Video ads are fast becoming a big part of the future of e-commerce.

Buy Video-related Domain Names Click Me!

Sedo Brokered $70 million in 2007- Domain Sales Volume

Sedo Nearly Doubles Domain Name Sales Revenues in 2007: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance
Cambridge, MA- Sedo’s 2007 annual report shows a substantial increase in domain name values, sales volume and domain parking revenue.

  • Average 2007 domain name sale price increased by 7.8 percent from 2006 sales prices
  • Sedo’s 2007 total sales volume increased almost twofold from 2006 to $70 million
  • Sedo paid out more than $50 million to domain investors using the company’s domain parking program

Source: ca.biz.yahoo.com /Sedo.com

S. Granville-Smith, InsideDomaining.com

Sequoia Invests $196 Mln in Promising Kayak.com

A Big Bet on Kayak for Travel Search – Bits – Technology – New York Times Blog
Norwalk, CT/ Concord, MA– Norwalk-based travel search engine Kayak.com has secured $196 million in financing from Sequoia Capital and ather leading venture capitalists for the $193 million acquisition of competing travel search engine- SideStep (SideStep.com).

Kayak launched in 2004 by co-founders of online travel sites “Big Three”- Orbitz, Travelocity & Expedia. The founders recruited a top notch team of engineers to create Kayak.com’s fast growing travel search engine. Kayak’s next generation online business strategy has performed successfully by operating as an aggregator site by using a pay-per-click (PPC) advertising revenue model through lead generation.The Kayak site links travelers directly to airlines, hotels & rental car companies.

In 2006, Kayak.com ranked in Time’s “Top 50 Coolest Websites of 2006”.

S. Granville-Smith, InsideDomaining.com

Britain: Microsoft Buys Map Service – New York Times

Britain: Microsoft Buys Map Service – New York Times
In order to try & compete with Google’s un-stoppable Google Maps for local-based advertising, local paid search & the emerging mobile audience, Microsoft makes a strategic acquisition of London-based MultiMap. This offers domainers an alternative to Google Maps and another option for domain developers to help monetize domains, geo-domain names and mobile domains that can benefit from online mapping.

Source: NYTimes.com

Simply Hired Signs Distribution Deal With Go Daddy to Expand Publisher Network

Simply Hired Signs Distribution Deal With Go Daddy to Expand Publisher Network
Go Daddy to become a major distribution channel for Simply Hired’s Job-a-matic product.

SimplyHired.com, one of the top search engines for jobs… “search over 5,376,395 jobs across the web”

S. Granville-Smith, InsideDomaining.com