An analysis of domain sales reported to us in the 1st quarter of 2010 showed that total dollar volume was down 18% from the same quarter a year ago, however the entire year over year difference can be attributed to three big sales made in 1Q-2009. On the bright side the median sale price topped both the previous quarter & 1Q-2009.
A new cover story is out at DNJournal.com. Few domain sales have set more tongues wagging than the $350,000 sale of CookingGames.com in January. A lot of people didn’t believe the price but it was real and it was worth every penny to buyer Bill Karamouzis who has had enormous success developing gaming websites. This is his story.
In the Lowdown at DNJournal.com we’re closing the week with a roundup of recent developments led by some embarrassing shenanigans involving both complainants in UDRP proceedings and NAF panelists. New revelations cast doubt on how well justice is being served in some UDRP domain proceedings.
When I head over to New Orleans for the GeoDomain Expo next week I will be looking forward to seeing two of the sharpest developers in the space again; Scottsdale.com’s Fred Mercaldo and Bruce Marler of the Missouri.me Network. Both will be coming to the show fresh off major expansions of their businesses.
1-800-BUSINESS LLC, a company that was formed to operate a business around the toll-free vanity number, 1-800-BUSINESS and its numerous URL’s, including www.1-800-BUSINESS.com plans to sell off essentially all of its assets in a May 27 auction.