TechCrunch reported today that Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter, has launched a mobile payment service called Square. While the actual product/service looks pretty cool, I am surprised that someone with the capital resources such as Dorsey would launch …
Company provides scalable solution to monetize long tail geo domains.
Connecting local businesses to customers is a huge business. But it has always presented a challenge to owners of long tail geo domain names, such as (City)DaySpa.com. A couple sca…
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Following on Aron Meystedt’s post this morning, I think this discussion on names will be ongoing between lots of groups. I do not think the issue is just between SEO and domainers and extensions. I actually…
Today Sedo launched Sedo.com/GEO for high end Geo domain names. Currently the domains listed range in price from $200,000 to $2,500,000.
Some of the domain names listed are:
This page comes less than a week after the reported sale of Russia.com for $1.5 million brokered through Sedo. Russia.com was previously owned by NewMedia Holdings, Inc which also […]
I don’t spend a lot of time reading other domain blogs, but when I do, I generally use Domaining.com because I’ve pre-filtered my preferred feeds already and blocked the websites I don’t read. Instead of having to read through all of the domain-r…
In previous posts here, we’ve discussed our company’s leadership in social media, our Demand Studios content creation capabilities, and our network of branded websites that bring the best of these worlds together. As many of you know we also have a profitable domain registrar business, and one question that we occasionally hear is “How does your registrar business connect with your focus on social media and content?”
They’re actually much more relevant than you might think. It starts with the lessons we’ve learned firsthand in developing our own network of branded sites like eHow.com and LIVESTRONG.com. By building out our sites with top quality content and engaging social media experiences, Demand Media has been able to grow those sites’ traffic 10x and become a Top 20 online media property.
Now we’re taking that formula for success – the same one that’s helped us build our network to more than 90 million monthly visitors – and beginning to make it available to our domain partners and consumers.
The opportunity for this is vast. The gap between total available domains and active domains is wide and growing wider. As reported by Netcraft, over 100 million domains currently lay fallow, each one a potential web site waiting to happen, lacking only the right acquisition and monetization tools to make it profitable.
We already offer those acquisition tools through our eNom and BulkRegister registrar brands (the second largest registrar group in the world), as well as traffic monetization tools through our Hotkeys brand. Now we’re taking the next step – turning domains into web sites, with the help of quality content.
Our first offering to capitalize on this potential was RichContent, a simple, self-serve way for domain owners to add high quality, contextually-relevant content to their sites. In coming months, we’ll continue introducing new capabilities that leverage the complete Demand Media platform – our Pluck social media tools favored by major publisher brands, our Demand Studios content library growing at a rate of 4,000 units per day, and our domains platform that services more than 11 million domains – all to offer our customers customizable, all-in-one solutions to manage the lifecycle and monetization of their domains.
One of my domain regrets is not purchasing ChrisGuthrie.com, but then again my foray into online business hadn’t begun until 2005 (a year after ChrisGuthrie.com had been registered by a fellow Chris Guthrie). I have contacted the original owner twice…