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Archive News 2011  April

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Domain Pioneer Marc Ostrofsky Tells Us About His New Book That Hits Stores on Monday

Not long after I met domain pioneer Marc Ostrofsky for the 1st time, he told me he was working on a book about how to make money on the Internet. That was several years ago and every time I saw him after that he was still working on and excited about the project. Finally his [...] Continue reading

Daniel Dryzek

Angry Bird’s “overnight success” only took 8 years

People (we!) very often call someone else’s success – “overnight success”, while usually it takes YEARS to finally be successful (and sometimes success never comes!). Angry Bird’s story is one of such ”overnight success” stories. “On March 10 the creators of Angry Birds (Rovio studios) announced that they had taken $42 Million in funding. They currently hold the record [...] Continue reading


Proactive? Reactive? Or Plain Old Inactive?

  The World doesn’t owe any of us a living, in fact it doesn’t owe us anything! Anyone with half a brain knows too well that human history is littered with injustices and that the World we live in isn’t fair, the distribution of wealth in this World is grossly unfair, the rich get richer blah blah [...] Continue reading


Toby Clements Takes Over Rick Latona Domain Newsletter – First Edition Went Out Today

Earlier this month Rick Latona announced that he and long time partner Toby Clements were dividing up their assets and going their separate ways. As part of the deal, Clements, a veteran domain broker, got 100% ownership of Latona's popular domain sales newsletter We talked with Clements about what he has planned. [...] Continue reading


Year’s Best Sale + Best 2011 ccTLD Sale & 2nd Best Non .Com gTLD Sale Top DN Journal Chart

This was quite a week for the domain aftermarket as we saw not only the biggest sale of the year to date, but also the biggest country code sale of the year and the second biggest non .com gTLD sale of the year. Those domains fill the first three slots on our new weekly all [...] Continue reading

Daniel Dryzek

Why ccTLDs Are More Valuable Than .COM Domains?

One of the last week’s sales on Sedo was “Biura” means “offices” in Polish language. It was sold for 1150 USD. The same keyword in .pl ( would generate at least 10-20 thousand USD from sale but probably much more. People in Europe (and in other parts of the world, too!) would generally prefer [...] Continue reading

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Unregistered Domains – April 27, 2011

MothmanProphecy.comCrusadeHistory.comSetupWireless.comSaturnRecall.comStateTag.comHondaWagon.comNeoCostume.comSalaryRaise.comSARSInformation.comZincIngot.comFightingTongs.comGhostDocumentary.comCrayonCrafts.comWhippedSoap.comPrintedMatches.comBlackPan.comWoolD [...] Continue reading

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