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RT.tv sold for $62,500.

Labeled as .tv in ccTLD Discussion started by johntv, Feb 9, 2009.

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  1. johntv

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    After long negotiations I sold rt.tv to Russia Today. The funds actually came from the Russian financial department as this company is state owned. The agreement was signed by no less then 10 people and covered 5 pages, although there was no NDA.

    The strange thing was that they didn't want any escrow as according to them that was not allowed by Russian law, so they transfered the funds straight in my account before I transfered the name.

    I emailed dnjournal as this can give some extra attention to .tv.

    The price I negotiated was $62,500, although I have the feeling it could have been higher if Russia Today was a private company and not state owned.
     
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  2. mckennaronnie

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    Brilliant John!!!

    Fantastic sale, i'm very pleased for you.
    And managing to get through it with no NDA was an extra bonus. :)
     
  3. GoneWalkabout

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    Incredible sale - and enough to shut the mouths of fools who've been losing interest.

    Congrats on keeping the faith. You deserve this for all your efforts.

    And no NDA!!!
     
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    Awesome sale John ... Congrats :tu:


    In the same time PZ.com auction ended @ $61,000 on Sedo today! :)
     
  5. discovernow

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    John,

    When you sold that name for $62,500 dollars it felt like all the .tv crowd sold that name for $62,500. Because it's NOT a NDA that just justifies why we are so excited about tv, and now many others will know why. It's like being a proud "parent". I think we should all open the "champaign" tonight and give a big host to John!!!

    I am going out to celebrate tonight this sale you did!!! An old college friend is in town so it's perfect excuse to "toast" the bar on .tv!!!

    I had lunch with Ron Jackson of Dnjournal 2 weeks ago and I told him our day in.tv will make big news on DNjournal.com some day and now it's come.

    Thanks, Jim
     
  6. StoneRoses

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    LL.TV sale beats LL.com sale.

    Oh how times are a changing.

    Congrats again John!!!.
     
  7. mckennaronnie

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    I my join in & have a wee dram in honour of John's sale (any excuse for a wee drink in Scotland!)

    Great to see how Russia values .tv :)
     
  8. Ms Domainer

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    Awesome!

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  9. mckennaronnie

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    Oh that is good, some of those very loud .tv critics must be hiding tonight. :)
     
  10. ipodxpert

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    Awesome, congrats John. Very encouraging and motivating news for .tv
     
  11. think

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    Congratulations on a very nice sale. Thank you for sharing!
     
  12. equity78

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    Congrats John, did $40,000 better than the tv.com version RTTV.com sold for $22,500
     
  13. DomainMagnate

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    Great news, congrats John!

    How long is "long negotiations"? :)
     
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    Congrats John and well deserved for one of the true .tv pioneers!
     
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    wow... very happy for you john and only you can pull this off in this market and prime land..

    put .tv on the map and quiet up these trolls up...

    congrats again john and nice roi!!
     
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    Congrats John for this excellent sale ! As one of the very best .tv domainers, you definitely deserve it. :tu:

    It also definitely shows the power and enduser acceptance of .tv especially in the current market. I expect to see many more .tv sales like this one in the months and years to come. :)
     
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    Congratulations John, outstanding transaction, you did it !
    I remember a series of PMs between us regarding the pressure of long negotiations, another great experience :)
     
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    Congrats John! :)
     
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    Congrats, and thanks for helping us keep the ball rolling and providing inspiration to us as well!
     
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    Couldn't have expressed my feelings better.

    Congratulations John! That is just sensational.
     
  21. johntv

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    Thank you all, appreciate it!


    I noticed this recent sale as well and it could be that they also bought this one as it's too much of a coincidence. If so I really hope they will use rt.tv as their main website and redirect rttv.com.


    I just checked and the first contact was in September last year, almost 5 months ago, asking if it was for sale. It took some time before they made a first $2,000 bid and we started from there. It often took 2 or even 3 weeks before they replied, as they are state owned I guess they had to go through some people before making a decision.
     
  22. mulligan

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    Nice sale .. Congrats
     
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    Sharp minds attract sharp sales.

    I take my hat off to you John... Nothing short of a superb 5 star end user sale.
    This sale will, without a shadow of a doubt inspire many over the coming weeks and months.
     
  24. GF

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :tu:
     
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    Wonderful sale John........Takes some [email protected]!!$ to negotiate for such an extended period whilst sticking to your guns!
     

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