James Iles

Reink Media Group Confirms the Acquisition of Investor.com

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    Regular readers of the NamePros blog may recognise the name Blain Reinkensmeyer. In 2015, we published an interview with Blain, profiling his purchase of the domain StockBrokers.com for $185,000.

    Since then his company has been busy developing the domain ForexBrokers.com into a fully functioning business. This week, Blain has confirmed with NamePros that his Reink Media have acquired the domain name Investor.com.

    Unfortunately, Blain was unable to disclose any details of the transaction, but he did describe it as "our largest acquisition to date by far."

    Speaking to us about why Reink Media decided to acquire the domain, Blain said:
    According to DomainIQ, the seller of this name was computing giant Microsoft. Whilst the sales price cannot be revealed, it's likely to be a high six or seven-figure sale.

    A similar name, Invest.com, sold for over $5 million a couple of years ago. We interviewed the owner of Invest.com in 2016.

    Thanks to Jamie Zoch (@Yofie) of DotWeekly for the original tip.
     
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  6. kandyan

    kandyan Established Member

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    Thanks for sharing..
     
  7. jstenn13

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    My guess is 7 figs
     
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    SHould have bought stockMarket.com instead ..
     
  9. KINGOF.TOP

    KINGOF.TOP Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. Business Account

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    Congrats, now Mr. Gates is a bit richer.
    Maybe he start selling domains to save money for my toptoptop... ...top.top
     
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    Only a drunk would pay anything for that name.

    Investor.com is not bad. 8100 searches a month. "Stock market" has 1,220,000 searches though.
     
  11. maksimfa

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    Glad to see some of the prime names being developed.
     
  12. KINGOF.TOP

    KINGOF.TOP Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. Business Account

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    Only a drunk would say that ;)

    And the offerpage of my domain had 63,540 visits this month alone.
     
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    This name should always start with a lower case letter, so we don't go through the Lnvestor.com thingy again lol
     
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    Investor. Com is a great name but interesting that Microsoft allegedly sold the name despite Bill Gates (the richest person in the world) according to for forbes billionaires and Bill Gates being extremely good friends with the second richest person in the world eg Warren buffett who is one of the world's most successful self made investors

    But investor dot com could become a great website for investors or venture capital for investors etc but considering bill Gates and Warren buffett are great friends etc you'd expect Warren to have the best website in the world and it is if you are an investor but when the second richest man can afford the best website in the world etc you'd be surprised at the actual website if you were to take a look at it etc
     
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    And the offerpage of my domain had 63,540 visits this month alone.[/QUOTE]
    LOL, I have actually never been drunk in my life, so you are wrong. And no, they are not buyers if they were, maybe we could stop hearing about it.

    As for Buffet, he has one of the most bare-bones websites for his investments site that there is.
     
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    Microsoft used Investor.com IIRC back for MSN Money page.

    Surely they are not focused on it anymore.

    I really do have someone develops investor.com. Too many great domains like there are not.
     
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    KINGOF.TOP Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. Business Account

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    Ok, then in my eyes it's simply 'lack of imagination' if you really came to the illogical 'conclusion' that 'only a drunk would pay anything for it'.

    Believe me, rich people are still purchasing super expensive things, especially art, primarily as 'status symbols' so that others can 'see' their wealth.
    They buy something just to show that they are able to buy it, knowing that they won't need it really.
    Just for the status...


    Of course they are not buyers - or do you really think there are so many billionaires in this world?
    There are currently only about 2,300 billionaires worldwide.

    Not buyers but viewers.
    But the possibility that one of them will be the buyer, is real...
     
  19. platey

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    A good concept for investor dot com is for it to be an investor for the public eg people register as members of such a website and simply by registering eg creating a profile etc you would become an investor for free and a proportion of the ad $`'s generated from the website is used to buy small parts of businesses etc and each year the website would pay out a dividend to its members etc

    So simple to do and would quite quickly become quite big and rewarding g for those that become free to use members of such a website
     
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    You would need to be on the stock exchange for that.
     
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    Why is that? As a brand, Investor.com is way better. IMO...
     
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    Investor.com & investors.com & invest.com & investing.com & investment.com & investments.com. These are not just a domains some are fully functional websites with similar names ...is there something is wrong here ?!!
     
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    Well said or written - hehe(y)
     
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    Business is business and friendship is friendship - it's better not to mix this two things - imo
     
  25. platey

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    Nothing stopping the likes of Internet giants like the likes of Facebook or Google giving 25% of their ad $`'s per year to the members that use their website as a dividend or bonus which would attract more users and thus even more ad $`s
     
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    Mr. Gates is the richest person in the world only according to the 'Forbes - list' which is just the 'official' 'World's richest' - list.
    I believe there are individuals on this planet which are wayyy richer.
     
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    What I am saying is that it would be a security, so the website owner would need to report to the SEC. You can not randomly give out money and not expect the SEC to shut you down. It has happened so many times.
     
  28. platey

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    You are right which is easy enough to do etc

    But tech is going down that route at some point eg it will soon be a competition to see which Internet giant can buy the next big start up for the most billions and make it available to its members for free
     
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    Noble idea but completely flawed. You are overestimating ad revenue. On average you are lucky to see $1 per thousand views. How much of a business will that work out to? You can invest... But it would not cover the cost of postage.
     
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