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UPDATE: Fashion.tv SOLD for $125,000!

Labeled as .tv in ccTLD Discussion started by Ammudamus, Apr 25, 2014.

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  1. Ammudamus

    Ammudamus Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I am sure it was a monster sale, but Fashion.tv was sold to Fashion-TV.com. This name was owned by Cybertavern who was the main investor behind the late Mrs. Jello. The domain name supposedly had a locked renewal fee of $50/yr. Will try to find more information,but the domain name just changed hands.

    UPDATE: The seller has confirmed that the sale of Fashion.tv was $125,000.

    Best,
    A
     
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  2. Nitindomains

    Nitindomains "Veritas Liberabit Vos" VIP

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    What a sale!!

    Outstanding if it changed hands on the reseller front.
     
  3. garptrader

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    Great research - thanks for reporting because this will be a documented case of a .COM holder acquiring the comparable .TV for a six-figure price.
     
  4. The New Guy

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    Somebody really cares about the fashion industry in Tuvalu.

    Makes me feel a bit better about my small .tv collection

    ETA: This is the biggest .tv sale on the charts, isn't it?
     
  5. Ammudamus

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    Won't be on the charts yet. Unofficially, the whois changed and I reached out to the seller for price. To answer your question, it's the largest sale we have confirmation of.

    A

     
  6. Vito

    Vito Domain Names Matter Gold Account VIP Trusted Contest Holder ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Kick A$$ Domain Name!
    and what a great sale!


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  7. 4pm

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    dirt cheap bargain... considering sales figures and profit margins of LVMH, PPR and others second best industry domain (next to .com) should of done a lot better... new owners will probably cover their costs by 2015 even in a passive mode of operation
     
  8. Vito

    Vito Domain Names Matter Gold Account VIP Trusted Contest Holder ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Golf sold for $600,000.


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  9. umask077

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    The sale's price needs to be confirmed by both parties to call it a confirmation.
     
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  10. Ammudamus

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    No confirmation on this and don't believe it was true.

     
  11. rokoroko

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    no it was block buster sale , golf was only part of it and may be it was just 60.000 What I remember

    my 2c

    rokoroko

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    but anyway it knocks my socks off !!! The biggest sigle TV DN sale so far !

    so it increased my bench price for my StockExchange for sure.

    rokoroko
     
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  12. Vito

    Vito Domain Names Matter Gold Account VIP Trusted Contest Holder ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I remember there was a little back and forth on the confirmation of this golf.tv sale but I am almost positive that Ray (Equity78) had confirmed this sale in a previous post quite some time ago.
     
  13. DnEbook

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    fashion is a great match for this extension
     
  14. ipodxpert

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    Awesome sale!
     
  15. Ammudamus

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    I will attempt to get him to report the sale. More news coming....

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  16. donnied79

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    Amazing! Nothing more to say...
     
  17. Ammudamus

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    The seller has agreed to document this sale. I am now in contact with Ron Jackson to provide documentation. Another possible bombshell coming. :)

    Thanks,
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  18. Nitindomains

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    Superb hard work.
     
  19. garptrader

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    While one .TV sale doesn't necessarily make anyone else's .TV domains worth more, the .TV naysayers will treat it as another NDA sale unless there is supporting evidence it actually occurred at that price.
     
  20. Ammudamus

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    I believe there was equity and some other names involved. Not a straight 600K sale, so this can not be counted IMO.

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    As I stated, I have a few more bits of news coming out that will rattle the .tv space but want to make sure I do proper due diligence.

    A

     
  21. mckennaronnie

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    Nice sales from cybertavern.
    Great work on research Ammar, well done.
     
  22. Ammudamus

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    Thanks for all the kind words. Trying to do my job to report as much information to .tv folks as we can continue recognizing the value of our investments. Very exciting in midst of all the vanity extension BS.

    A

     
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  24. equity78

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    Golf.tv did not sell for $600,000. Igal actually owned Golf.tv and told me how it was acquired and it was not $600,000 urban legend, part media, part the guy who screwed out of the domain years ago.

    Nice work Ammar, I believe they are now moving more names as Cyber Tavern names were the partnership with Igal and other partners, Mrs.Jello .tv names were names that were just his.

    All his renewals should have been locked in I believe at $25.

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    Interview I did back in 2011 with Igal.

    Q1) When did you start registering .tv ?

    Igal: As soon as the registry opened up.

    Q2) How many .tv do you own today ?

    Igal: 900

    Q3) There is an old myth that has gone around for a long time, it stated the domain Golf.tv was acquired for $600,000. There was controversy around the name that a gentleman from South Korea won the name but the original DOT TV Corp never awarded him the name. Did you pay $600,000 for Golf.tv ?

    Igal: No I did not pay anywhere near $600,000 for Golf.tv. I cannot disclose the price but it was not $600,000.

    Q4) What do you think about the new tlds coming down the road ? Will they affect .tv ?

    Igal: Dot Tv is an international extension. When you look at the world the US has adopted .com, but when you go into other countries its all about the CCtld. Go to Holland and its .nl, you can register a dutch word in .com and it will not receive much traffic if any at all.

    Now with the new extensions, take for example .music, it does not mean the same in every language. TV means TV universally.

    These new domains will cause confusion and bring back value to the likes of .com and .tv. Toll free numbers work like domains in some respect. When there was a need to expand from 800, to whatever it was 888 ? The price went down 30%, when the next number 877 or something came it lowered the prices again. But when the next one came out all the prices went back up for the original because there was too much confusion. 800 is 800 and .com is .com, people will revert back to what they really know.

    Q5) How do you feel .tv has done over the years ?

    Igal: I think its gaining in popularity but it does not do enough for being 11 years old. I think they are getting smart by lowering the price and getting rid of premium renewal. I was not just a registrant back in the day, but I was also an investor in the Dot Tv Corp, I got my money back on the Verisign buyout.

    Q6) What do you think about existing legacy premiums ?

    Igal: They want you to return it, that’s why there was no deal for premium holders. They got your money for a few years and a premium renewal, now you can drop it and they get to resell it. Brilliant.

    Q7) What do you think about leasing .tv names to entities not sold on the extension ?

    Igal: I do it and it works. I leased Football.tv for a long time and then we got the name back, its now currently going to be leased again to another party.

    Live.tv is another name we are now leasing, before the lease the name got hundreds of uniques a day. (Editors note NSFW). There is money in leasing if you have good names.

    Q8) Do you still register or buy .tv names ?

    Igal: No. I am done buying as I am focused on many development projects. No time for keeping up with the auctions and the drops.

    Thank you very much for the time you spent today Igal.

    Igal: It was my pleasure.
     
  25. Vito

    Vito Domain Names Matter Gold Account VIP Trusted Contest Holder ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thanks for clearing that golf sale up for us Ray.

    And I have to repeat what Ronnie just said...excellent research Ammar!

    You guys have really been invaluable to everyone here with all the work you've both done in tv throughout the years.
     
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