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USA.tv sold for 125K

Labeled as .tv in Domain Selling and Domain Sales, started by donnied79, Dec 23, 2015

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  1. Raymond C

    Raymond C Established Member

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    Congratulations!
    Simon Cowell can easily accept $150000 to $250000, if you ask for it.
     
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  2. mitok

    mitok Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It is not about how much someone could pay. It is about combination of how much someone could pay and how hard he wants that exact domain name.
    Warren Buffet could pay $50 million for WB.com but I doubt he would do that.

    I believe this sale turned out good for both :)
     
  3. crypt2coin

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    Great news for .TV domain names. Congratulations!

    We're getting more traction on GMA.TV and enjoying the generic traffic.
     
  4. Mr Ryan ward

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    Congrats bro :D !!!
     
  5. Omar Negron

    Omar Negron Top Contributor VIP

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    Congrats!!! $$$
     
  6. aditya agrawal

    aditya agrawal Established Member

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    Many Congratulations on the sale.
     
  7. hullswingerscom

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    anybody ask him what he will do with it…on twitter?
     
  8. Joe Styler

    Joe Styler Aftermarket Product Manager GoDaddy Staff Afternic Staff PRO VIP

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    nice sale!
     
  9. Nitaky

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    Bravo !!!
     
  10. ricksinfoshop

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    Awesome job and sale!
     
  11. Khaerul Zafi

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    simon cowell has owner usa.tv, has redirect to his twitter
     
  12. bravlanda10

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    lol very good news man. congratz!
     
  13. dnlucky

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    Good sale. Congrats!
     
  14. ismailbiz

    ismailbiz Established Member

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    Congrats. Big applause for u
     
  15. kawalsukhi

    kawalsukhi Top Contributor VIP

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    Wow!! Just an awesome sale! Congrats brother!
     
  16. HeyNow

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    Does the buyer know that .TV is the Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) for Tuvalu, and that the implication that it means "television" is mere marketing? Does the buyer understand that, and the possible ramifications that come with it?
     
  17. donnied79

    donnied79 Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Really?
     
  18. HeyNow

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    Yes. Really.
     
  19. donnied79

    donnied79 Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    So you're guessing that someone invested 125K without knowing what he was buying?
    Honestly it's a little bit rude and offensive for the buyer.
     
  20. StoneRoses

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    I am pretty sure the buyer has had some success and experience with " mere marketing" and knows exactly what he is doing.
     
  21. HeyNow

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    So you're saying the buyer must surely know that the island-nation of Tuvalu has ultimate control over the .TV ccTLD? .TV is only being leased from Tuvalu. Tuvalu owns it, retaining ultimate control. I doubt the buyer is that educated about it. Heck, lots of domainers don't know what it is and think it means "television."
     
  22. crypt2coin

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    Errr.. and you think dot COM and the rest of xTLD are not owned by an entity and you're not leasing it?! :alien3:
     
  23. HeyNow

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    Okay, I'll spell it out for those of you who are challenged about this sort of thing.

    ICANN controls .com, .net, and .org. ICANN is in the USA. Okay, that's the first important fact.

    ICANN doesn't control .TV, Tuvalu does.
    ICANN doesn't control .US, the US Government does.
    ICANN doesn't control .CO, Columbia does.

    ccTLDs are controlled by the countries they represent.
    ICANN controls the gTLDs.

    Some countries, like Tuvalu, lease those rights to another company which in turn markets the TLD any way they see fit. Then the registrars sell them to you and I, any way they can. In the case of .TV, the marketing ploy is "television."

    When we "buy" a domain name, we indeed are merely renting it until renewal time again. The registrar (or registry for that matter) can yank it away from us at any time (but they'll have to show cause if it goes to court). Any one of us registering a domain name is by far different than a company buying the temporary rights to a ccTLD like Idealab did back in 1999 with .TV. When the temporary rights expire, if no one else has picked them up, then guess what? The country of origin (in this case, the third-world island-nation of Tuvalu) is again in control.

    Enjoy your .TV names folks, and rest easy knowing a company known for island exports such as weaved baskets is ultimately the controlling entity of .TV, should any deal along the way fall apart.

    Go ahead, fork out that cash. After all, crypt2coin appears to think it's the same as registering a .com or .org.
     
  24. crypt2coin

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    Thanks for educating us HeyNow and confirming that all domains are controlled by a body and they are leased.

    Just be happy and please show some respect to the buyer and seller as it's new year after all!
     
  25. jwdomain

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    Good news for 'dot tv'. Congrat$!
     

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