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Music.tv picked up for $50!

Labeled as .tv in Domain Selling and Domain Sales, started by Ammudamus, Jun 3, 2014

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  1. Ammudamus

    Ammudamus Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I'll be first to say congrats to Jimbo for picking up Music.tv (an ex FMA name) for $50! Rare that this will happen, but a true Verisign pricing glitch.

    Enjoy!
     
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  2. donnied79

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    I saw it this morning.. Fantastic :)
     
  3. Jason.tv

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  4. Ammudamus

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    Easy. It was legacy premium at $50 and it got repriced to probably $47.50 and Name.com picked up the backorder.

    A
     
  5. Jason.tv

    Jason.tv Top Contributor VIP Trusted Contest Holder ★★★★★★★★★★

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    why would fma drop it? he has mail.tv and go.tv both renewed
     
  6. Nitindomains

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    Awesomely insane luck there.
    Congrats jimbo.
     
  7. yogiDomain

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    Luck was in his favour.
     
  8. donnied79

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    Honestly I don't think we can talk about luck.
    He BO the name, I didn't. He was better than me and deserve the name.
     
  9. Ammudamus

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    Several things you are missing. They let go of:

    AvantGarde.tv
    Intensity.tv
    Exotic.tv
    Rave.tv
    Buz.tv
    Buzz.tv
    Music.tv
    Explore.tv

    No need for me to get into the details of the lapse, but it is what it is.

    A
     
  10. Kate

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    Good luck to the winner, looking forward to a big reported sale :)
     
  11. garptrader

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    Nice pickup - congrats!
     
  12. the_yehezkiel

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    Niceeee man... B-)
    Let's wait for MTV next moves.. make offer on the domain or offer shares to the owner?
     
  13. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I have spoken to Elequa he called me from the UK a few weeks back, very upset with the Music.tv drop he is dealing with a major family dispute. I am not sure how much of what will be made public but we spoke a few times and he did get some other .tv names renewed.
     
  14. Ammudamus

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    Ray,
    Thanks for the insight. This is exactly what I suspected. Unfortunate for FMA.

    A
     
  15. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I just texted him Music.tv got picked up for $50 he texted back F*CK, he is very displeased to say the least.
     
  16. equity78

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    The reason why it was not repriced was that Igal (MrsJello/CyberTavern) and Elequa(FMA) had special pricing when people were paying $500 to $10,000 in premium renewals they had $25 and $50 respectively so the Verisign system still set up the way it was in 2004 when I acquired LCD.tv for $29.99 at Go Daddy instead of $5,000 a year at www.tv.
     
  17. Keith

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    Why would any individual or group get "special pricing"? Talk about stacking the deck!
     
  18. NameBot

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    Nice grab :)
    Good luck to the winner!
     
  19. RogueWriter

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    Fantastic catch, but unfortunate circumstance. I've been on the wrong end of something like that, sympathies sent out to former owner.
     
  20. GoneWalkabout

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    Thanks to everyone, but no one was as surprised as I was!

    Great name, great price, but it's all swings and roundabouts. You pick up US for a few thousand and you are a genius. Pick up Deutschland for the same amount and you are a fool. You pick up Music for peanuts and you are 'lucky'!
    In reality, we are all barking mad for being involved in internet TV in the first place (whether as domainer or developer, filmographer or flipper).

    The one thing I will say is that I only got the backorder a few weeks ago on this name - and any of the backorder co's could have bagged this name. So, don't ever let anyone tell you that there aren't opportunities out there.

    (I would also like to say that there is a direct correlation between the 'luck' I have and the amount of 'research' I do)








    This will be developed….
    … which means I will lose a load more money on stupid internet TV
     
  21. Ammudamus

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    There will be another "collapse" of .tv's that will have people wondering what the hell happened in a short while. Just saying.... Must be luck :)

    A
     
  22. equity78

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    Congrats and glad I could get you unbanned it was just an old glitch from the changeover. In an odd case of coincidence, MusicNews.tv got two offers today, the funny story behind this name all ties in.

    So way back when I register MusicNews and LCD.tv in 2004, I actually approached Elequa (FMA) he had purchased Plasma.tv for $15,000 and he said to me LCD.tv was no good and he really liked MusicNews.tv.

    What that did for me as a domain investor was show me no matter how wealthy and successful someone is, they can get it wrong 100% too, I knew LCD was better than good let alone no good, intuitively imo it was top 5, Cable TV LCD TV Live Tv these names intuitively speak to the user.

    Now I dropped MusicNews.tv and it was picked up by someone else the day it dropped in 2005 and I got it back on Go Daddy Auctions a couple years ago, I always regretted dropping it and was determined to get it back.

    This is a crazy business.
     
  23. claudedauman

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    Truly exceptional pick-up. Congratulations!!!
     
  24. ThreeD

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    Congrats James! Great pickup. I bet they forgot to add a couple of zeros to that price ;)

    It looks like I've missed out on quite a few happenings/sales when looking through the last 20 threads or so. Some top sales, great stories and even a new .TV troll has emerged.

    Equity - I can tell you love LCD.TV and it's indeed a great domain, but I can relate to Elequa's advice about LCD.TV. I probably wouldn't put LCD.TV (or 3D.TV, 4K.TV etc etc) in the same category as Live.TV or Cable.TV, because 1) building a solid brand around a generic term like LCD.TV is really difficult. 2) LCD is not a "descriptive" word, it's more of a tech-term.

    If you build a brand like Live.TV the visitors know what they'll get, live coverage. If you go to Cable.TV (which is close to being too generic as well), most likely you'll get to watch a ton of entertainment, sports and what not.

    LCD.TV doesn't tell your visitors what they'll get when tuning in. I don't know, maybe it's just me, but for some reason it just doesn't have the same ring to it in terms of brandability. That being said, I think LCD.TV is a lot better than LCD.com :) Either way, good luck with the domain and hopefully you'll find the right buy sometime in the future!
     
  25. equity78

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    Thanks ThreeD this was 10 years ago, I long since sold the name.
     

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