Domain Name Industry Set for Growth Shift

Domain name trading is about as productive as stock trading. An old friend in the "domain industry" won't invest in stocks, he says, because he'd rather put his money to work growing his own businesses. Indeed, this is the problem with the current industry, which is more like a Market really than an industry in most respects—that is, it's more about buying and selling domains than it is about creating real value. The next phase of the industry's growth will shift to a a different focus.

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Domain Name Sale Prices: TRAFFIC Domain Auction Oct. 2008

The latest domain name sales numbers are in from the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. domain name auction, held in New York in September. The auction chalked up more than $3 million in domain name sales, with FinancialAid.com as the highest priced domain at $800,000.

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Premium Beverages-Related Domain Name to Be Offered at Online Auction

Beverages.org, a premium beverage-related domain name, has been selected for the upcoming extended online domain auction hosted on the SnapNames auction platform.

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Stratgies and Tools for Snapping Expired Domain Names

As you may know, all good domain names are already registered, so the only way to get decent domain names now is to buy them in the aftermarket, or to snap up domain names that the current registrant has let expire. In this article we'll provide you with some information and tools for successful domain snapping.

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Affiliate Summit 2008 Domain Name Auction RESULTS

The Affiliate Summit was held February 24–25, 2008 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event featured an auction of Affiliate and Premium domain names. See below for the results of the Affiliate Summit domain name auction.
  • Offer.com - $180,000
  • AromatherapyCandles.com - $22,000
  • ReverseLoans.com - $15,000
  • AroundTheWorldCruises.com - $8,500
  • ChineseNoodles.com - $8,000
  • KitchenLights.com - $8,000
  • FurnitureDiscounts.com - $7,500
  • PregnancyCenters.com - $6,750
  • Bombers.com - $5,750
  • VintageAirplane.com - $5,750
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4 Steps to Building Out Your Domain Name Portfolio into Profitable Websites

Each time I attend a domain name conference, I meet many people who have large domain name portfolios. While some domains work very well when they're parked, others merely sit in the portfolio with no traffic, and no revenue to speak of. In this article, we'll discuss some simple, cost effective ways to build out the potential of those domain names with only a modest investment.
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T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 2008 Las Vegas Live PREMIUM Domain Auction Results

Below you'll find results from the Live Domain Auction at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West 2008 Domain Conference and Expo held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.*

  • SkiResorts.com - $850,000
  • Meds.com - $470,000
  • DVDs.com - $310,000
  • CPC.com - $200,000
  • AutoClassifieds.com - $110,000
  • GarageSales.com - $110,000
  • PenisEnlargment.com (typo domain) / PenisSize.com / PenisSizes.com- $110,000
  • Porn.mobi - $110,000
  • Husband.com - $100,000
  • SearchEngines.com - $92,500
  • GoldDigger.com / GoldDiggers.com- $80,000
  • Niche.com - $80,000
  • Skinny.com - $80,000
  • Cotton.com - $75,000
  • Hoax.com - $70,000
  • WeddingVows.com - $62,500
  • Tickets.mobi - $60,000
  • Baseball.net - $52,500
  • Invest.net - $45,000
  • Gags.com - $42,500
  • CheddarCheese.com - $37,500
  • DiscountStores.com - $36,000
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T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 2008 Conference No-Reserve Domain Auction Results

On the first night of the 2008 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West Domain Conference and Expo, the traffic No/Low Reserve domain auctoin took place at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.Fifty hand-picked names were on the auction block to start off the festivities, and gave attendees a taste of what was to come in the premium domain auction on February 20th.

You can find the 2008 Premium Domain Name Auction Results here.

Here are the results of the first auction...

  • CABINETS.NET - $20,000
  • STEREOTYPES.COM - $19,000
  • SNOWMOBILES.NET - $17,000
  • GRANDCAYMAN.NET - $13,000
  • CENTRALAMERICA.NET - $12,000
  • PROFESSIONALATHLETES.COM - $9,000
  • WEBDESIGNING.COM - $6,000
  • CONVERTED.COM - $5,500
  • SCRAPBOOKS.ORG - $5,500
  • HUNTINGLICENSES.COM - $5,500
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How to Classify Domain Name Sales Income for Tax Purposes: Developing a Defensible Tax Strategy

Tax Forms 1040With tax season looming, we've had a lot of questions from domain name investors about how to classify income they've generated from the sale of domain names.

If you purchase a domain name for $10 and sell it a few years later for $20,000, how do you treat that income on your tax return? Is it capital gains income, or ordinary income? Do you have to depreciate domain names? What's the difference between tangible and intangible assets and how does that affect your tax planning?

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Argonaut Ventures to Auction Premium Medical Domain Names

Argonaut Ventures LLC announced today the upcoming auction of a select number of premium dot-com domain names from the unique portfolio of health and medical domain names that the company is currently managing and developing. The domain names are in the categories of Cancer, Arthritis, Depression, and Menopause.

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