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Alex.tv Domain Sale – Successful YouTuber realizes Social Media is not “His”

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Alex.tv Domain Name sale details here. I just sold the domain name Alex.tv for $10,166 to Alejandro who is a successful YouTube influencer. He has created a YouTube Channel named HipHopRD.

HipHopRD is explained in Spanish on his site. I had the explanation translated to English here.

News, Music, Videos, Events & All About Rap & Hip Hop | HipHop RD
HipHop RD gives you the best downloads of free music in Spanish of high quality. HipHopRD.com is where you can find powerful interviews and news about the urban movement in Latin America.

Alejandro has 12,600 subscribers, 890+ videos, and over 2 million total views at his YouTube Channel. He also has an Instagram with 3200 followers. When I asked him why he wanted Alex.tv he told me this. He realizes that Social Media is not “His” Business and he wants to own his own Brand. This is probably the most important statement written in all of these words I have written here. Why did he buy Alex.tv from me? Once again – “He realizes that Social Media is not “His” Business and he wants to own his own Brand”

Right now Alejandro is just forwarding Alex.tv to his HipHopRD YouTube page but he does have plans to build out Alex.tv. He is planning to create a media website which he will create contents by interviewing people of different fields such as music, sports, enterpreneurs and so on. Alejandro will be the main host and he will also have a partner hosting. He also wants the newly branded show to be in both Spanish and English.

Alejandro is someone who is building the internet everyday. These are the people like you and I who realize we have to build our own brands/websites. We have to control our own destiny and just use Social Media to help us build traffic/followers/clients to our own Businesses. Alejandro, I truly wish you the best. Watch out MUZU.tv!

Largest Domain Name Sale Ever Paid in Cash – Voice.com sells for $30 Million!

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Voice.com sold for $30 Million today. This is the largest domain sale ever paid in cash reported. Block.one bought the domain name, Voice.com in an all cash transaction.

From their website – Block.one is a global leader in high-performance blockchain software. In June 2018, the company published the EOSIO blockchain protocol, and has since continued to develop and optimize the open-source software for companies and developers to build enterprise-level blockchain solutions.

Block.one developed the EOS coin. Their cryptocurrency – EOS is the 6th largest (in capital) cryptocurrency at this point. Their ICO (Initial Coin Offering) broke all crypto records in initial funding. Their year long offering brought in a cool $4 Billion. That is Billion with a B.

GoDaddy was credited with brokering this monster domain transaction.

Top 10 Highest Domain Sales Ever.

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Top 10 highest domain sales ever.

1) Insurance.com $35.6 million in 2010
2) VacationRentals.com $35 million in 2007
3) PrivateJet.com $30.18 million in 2012
4) Internet.com $18 million in 2009
5) 360.com $17 million in 2015
6) Insure.com $16 million in 2009
7) Fund.com 2008 £9.99 million
8) Sex.com for $14 million in November 2014
9) Hotels.com $11 million in 2001
10) Porn.com 2007 $9.5 million

So what do we see when looking at why these Top 100 Domain Names Matter Sales? First off, undeniably .com is king. 2nd, these Industries have found it to be most important in securing their EMD, (exact match domain) Insurance, Travel, Internet, and Sex. Also, these 4 Industries found the most value in having their EMD as their brand. Great tips to think about if you are a domain investor or are thinking about investing in domains. Domain Names Matter.

Top 10 Highest Domain Sales of 2016.

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Top 10 Domain Sales of 2016
as reported by DNJournal.com

1) HG.com $3,770,000 – Chinese Wine Selling Site
2) Vivo.com $2,100,000 – Cell phone Co.
3) Jade.com $1,250,000 – Natural Resource Co. Jade Mining, forwards to JadeMineResources.com
4) LA.com $1,200,000 – Coming Soon Page
5) TP.com $929,000 – Trump Pence Official Unofficial Blog, no info I guess because they haven’t accomplished anything yet…lol
6) YK.com $900,000 – Doesn’t resolve
7) Kiwi.com $800,000 – Cheap Flights
8) Rate.com $725,000 – Home Finance
9) 997.com $688,888.88 – 404 Not Found Page
Tied for 10th are 2 Domains
10) DA.com $650,000 – Does not resolve
10) Furniture.co.uk $650,000 – UK Furniture Co.

Let’s look at these Top 2016 domain name sales a little bit. All .com except for the last (tied for 10th spot) which is a UK Country Code TLD. The Industries represented from these top 10 domain sales (at the time of this posting) represent Wine, Cell phones, Natural Resource Co./Gem Mining, Travel, Furniture, and the others which are not resolving we will name Investments. So, If you are a domain investor or are thinking about investing in domains here are some pretty good stats to think about when making your decisions in your investing. Domain Names Matter.

This is why Domain Names Matter to the new owner of Video.Games

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Previous to writing this story, I just Googled this…
How much money is in the gaming industry
“This is more than double the revenue of the international film industry in 2013. In 2015 it was estimated at US $91.5 billion. The largest nations by estimated video game revenues in 2016 are China ($24.4B), the United States ($23.5B) and Japan ($12.4B).”
Video game industry – Wikipedia

The domain name Video.Games just sold for a huge amount of money. $183,000 to be exact. I reported that HERE. Here is a story how “Domain Names Matter” to my good friend Steven Glick.

Steven is a life long gamer and a recent domainer. He has owned a few domains off and on for close to 20 years for various projects but never truly got into domaining until a couple years ago. He saw the value in EMDs (exact match domains) and started to take domaining a little more serious right around the time the new gTLDs were starting to come out which was just a couple years ago.

Being a gamer is his first and foremost passion. He has played many video games and has visited thousands of video game related sites. He knows what he likes when it comes to sites promoting games/accessories, selling games/accessories and helping the gaming community in general.

He knows what he wants in a video gaming site and believes he can do it 100% better than anything that is out there right now.

How do you break into an almost trillion dollar market and try capturing a fraction of that money? Well, you go buy the absolute best domain name out there which is VideoGames.com. Uhhh, ok that may not be possible unless you have millions of dollars or are the son of the owner of CBS. VideoGames.com is owned by CBS Interactive Inc. and is an active site rated at 4,131 globally and rated even higher here in the US. It is rated at site 1,077 in the USA at the time of this posting.

So, what now? Ok, Steve needed exact match domains in order to think about making his dream a reality and breaking into this video gaming industry so he bought into the new gTLDs. Last year around May, GoDaddy was promoting one of the new gTLDs it was selling – .game. As soon as he saw that as an extension that’s when he said, Ok I am gonna get into this extension and make a play for one of the best I can get. He put in a bid of $6k, and actually won that domain! Now he thinks he has his foot in the door of the video gaming industry. This even came with an email from Mr. Frank Schilling himself, saying something like, Congrats, you have a great one there. Hang onto it.
This is the moment when Steve gets very serious about domains now.

But wait, besides the VideoGames.com which is now untouchable because CBS owns it, he needs to make one more move to be taken seriously. There is a new gTLD extension on the block which is .games. The one and only domain he now believes he needs is to cement his being into this industry is Video.games.

Rightside Registry owns Video.games. Steve approaches Rightside. Ok, I want this domain at any expense even if I have to sell my house. What are your terms? $180k. Well, I don’t have it all right now. Will you finance? Sure we will finance but it’s gonna cost you just a little juice over a couple years. Ok that seems painless. What about those crazy renewal fees I have been reading about? Don’t worry about it. We got you. Here is a contract that you will only have to pay $xx per year forever. Ok, deal!

Rightside has invited Steven to the E3 Expo in Los Angeles. “E3 is the world’s premier event for computer, video and mobile games and related products. At E3, the video game industry’s top talent pack the Los Angeles Convention Center, connecting tens of thousands of the best, brightest, and most innovative in the interactive entertainment industry. For three exciting days, leading-edge companies, groundbreaking new technologies and never-before-seen products will be showcased. E3 connects you with both new and existing partners, industry executives, and the biggest fans of video games providing unprecedented exposure to emerging markets. E3 is where it all starts.”
Read more HERE.

Me personally, I have never been a huge new gTLD fan and have only put a few dollars (x,xxx) into one new gTLD domain but I can undeniably see that there are some making money in these extensions. Mostly the registrars. I do hope for Stevens sake that he makes all the right moves with these couple category killer new Gs and ends up living his dreams with whatever he builds out in an industry he loves.

I have a plug here that I really wanted to give him. Like I said, he has invested in some new gTLD domains and has given me a list to share with you, if anyone out there is interested. I really want to see him pay this domain off as soon as possible so he can concentrate on building out one Bad Ass gaming site!

Here are a few of his domains for sale with no pricing, just make offers. He said he has been too busy to price out his domains and I understand that. You can just post a reply here in the blog or you can email him directly @ StevenGlick121@gmail.com if you’d like.

3dVRglasses.com
VRgamingheadset.com
GamesVirtualReality.com
24k.gold
Ring.gold
Earring.gold
Earrings.gold
HMD.store
MapOf.paris
Appraising.land
Appraising.diamonds
PriceChart.diamonds
Beginner.website

Steven my friend, If you build it, they will come! 🙂

Rightside releases all new gTLD sales they can publish. Video.Games is the 2nd highest Non .com new gTLD domain sale ever.

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Video.Games – 2nd highest new gTLD domain sale ever.

Just reported last week was the highest reported new gTLD sale ever.
Radix reported that they sold Casino.Online for $201,250 thru Sedo. This highest new gTLD domain sale was just reported on Ron Jackson’s DNJournal.com last week.

Fast forward to just a few minutes ago. Rightside just reported a list of their high 5 and 6 figure new gTLD domain sales…

“a full list of every five- and six-figure direct Platinum domain sale we are allowed to publish. Just a few of these have been publicly revealed until now. This includes the sale of Video.games which was sold in February for $183,000—our biggest Platinum sale to date, and the second largest in the entire new gTLD program.”
Read more HERE

video.games $183,000
sex.live $160,000
porn.live $120,000
homes.forsale $75,000
personalinjury.attorney $60,000
for.sale $50,000
art.market $50,000
job.market $50,000
caraccident.attorney $50,000
auto.market $40,000
accident.lawyer $40,000
global.market $40,000
organic.market $35,000
luxury.market $35,000
app.market $35,000
insurance.market $35,000
i.news $35,000
local.market $35,000
live.live $25,000
finance.market $25,000
medical.market $25,000
stream.live $20,000
church.live $20,000
berlin.immobilien $20,000
solar.engineer $20,000
drug.rehab $20,000
sex.forsale $20,000
sex.social $20,000
hollywood.live $15,000
design.studio $15,000
energy.market $15,000
flower.market $15,000
the.market $15,000
meat.market $15,000
fish.market $15,000
bitcoin.market $15,000
furniture.market $15,000
ferien.haus $15,000
houses.forsale $15,000
wetter.live $15,000
irish.pub $15,000
neworleans.attorney $15,000
edu.video $15,000
hamburg.immobilien $15,000
water.engineer $15,000
accident.attorney $15,000
injury.lawyer $15,000
porn.reviews $15,000
dot.market $10,000
koeln.immobilien $10,000
stuttgart.immobilien $10,000
adult.reviews $10,000
wrongfuldeath.attorney $10,000

Message to the new gTLD domainer big boys, yes I am talking about the new gTLD Registries. Not too shabby. Definitely not .com money, but some of these sales are starting to look like some of the dot tv sales of recent and past. Just please get all of your pricing/renewals in order or you will alienate all of your current users and any potential new customers. All of those recent discussions about renewal rates increasing and nobody knowing if they will be paying $30 next year or $3000 next year for their renewals could be the quick downfall to your recent successes. Congrats to Rightside on an impressive list of new G sales.

Casino.Online – Highest Non .com new gTLD domain name sale ever ($201,250), just released.

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Casino.Online – Highest Non .com new gTLD domain name sale ever just released.

Radix just released that they sold Casino.online thru Sedo for a record high new gTLD salesprice of $201,250. This was verified and published in Ron Jackson’s DNJournal.com last week.

The weird thing about this sale is the order of the wording. “Casino online” doesn’t sound natural to me at all. I can see it the other way around, “Online Casino”. I think that order would make much more sense. So with that being said, will casino.online sell for more one day???

The new gTLD fans will be very happy about this sale but I bet you any amount of money, all of the new gTLD Registries are much more happy about this sale!

Do Domain Names Matter? – You bet your $5 million dollars they matter!

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Everywhere I look the more I see how domain names matter every day. I was driving past O’Hare airport yesterday and saw 2 interesting billboards. These billboards didn’t just have their domain name url’s on the billboard. Of course everyone has their url placed strategically on their billboards.

These billboards were for website building and branding companies. Each and every brand/site needs to start with a domain name.

Same story as I was watching the SuperBowl. There were all of the commercials that had their own domain name addresses placed in their commercials which of course is a must to drive traffic towards your products and/or services. What I noticed is deeper though, exponentially deeper in the grand scheme of domain investing.

There were 3 commercials for website building platforms. GoDaddy.com had the 9th spot during the Super Bowl. Well, GoDaddy is also a Domain Registrar, aftermarket domain auction house, hosting platform, Site building, etc.

SquareSpace.com had the 34th spot. They are a web building platform.

Wix.com had the 52nd spot in the Super Bowl. They are also a website building platform. Their pitch is “Free Website Builder”.

So, whether these companies offer other services or not is not my point. My point is Marketing money that usually sells cars, snacks and drinks, that money is now selling branding/hosting/websites and of course they all exist on their business foundations which are domain names. It cost $5 million dollars for a 30 second spot during the game!

$5 million dollars were spent by 3 separate but yet competing companies for website creation. Each one of those companies have multiples upon multiples of sites that they are hosting, building, maintaining and selling. Each and every one of those sites that they are servicing all need their own individual domain name!

Domaining – Pretty darn impressive business to be in during this very early stage of the internet, if you ask me.

Welcome to Domain Names Matter!

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Welcome.
Thank you for taking your valuable time out to visit here. My name is Vito. I have been investing in domain names for a little over 10 years now. I have been TheDotStop.com almost my entire time in domaining. I had a domaining blog on that domain name for a quick stint. I didn’t really take it too seriously and I was amazed that I gained quite a bit of traffic to it in a short time. I have re-branded myself recently to Media Branding LLC, (MediaBranding.com). That is my portfolio site. You will find some great generic, and brandable Premium dot tv domains for all of your video-centric needs, and some Premium descriptive and very brandable dot coms for sale there.

I created this blog because I truly believe that Domain Names Matter. I am constantly having insights into the domaining world, and I usually share my thoughts on the Forums and blogs. I wanted to have my own platform to share some of those thoughts, opinions, insights, facts, etc. I hope to provide some valuable insights and content to anyone that is already or may be interested in domaining. I look forward to adding some of my own personal stories in my own domaining, the good, the bad, and the ugly. I also hope to be adding a little humor as well. Domaining truly is one of the coolest industries in the entire world to be a part of because it covers well, everything in the entire world! I have been inspired by each and everyone around me, and I hope to provide some of that same inspiration I feel, to others as well.

I will try to keep up with adding as much relevant content involving domaining as I can possibly add. I do welcome anyone under the sun to use this site and guest write anything that has to do with why, Domain Names Matter.

Let’s do this!

Thanks,
Vito

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