BREAKING NEWS: Dave Evanson, domain name broker for Sedo, the global domain name auction website has announced via his Facebook page that he has successfully negotiated the sale of WebHosting.co.uk for $500,000
The news came via domain name blog RobbiesBlog.com. Dave has worked for Sedo since 2010 and has played a pivotal role in brokering some of the top domain name sales in the industry.
It has not yet been confirmed who the purchaser of WebHosting.co.uk is however the whois information updated yesterday (29th October) and the current data shows the registrant as being based in Florida, USA.
Today might be the first day that I’ve left the Siteopia office in the dark after the clocks went back yesterday, but I’m sure glad that I’m not in New York right now.
With Hurricane Sandy about to hit the city, we’ve been watching some of the high speed winds via the web cam at the top of the statue of liberty. From reports the normal hustle and bustle of the city appears to be in shut down as people prepare for the Hurricane to hit.
The Internet is arguably one place that has seen the lesser effects of reduced spending due to the recession, but this year it appears that domain name sales are following a similar pattern to the housing market.
On the Internet all the top priced domain names are not located on London’s Bond Street or Belgravia Square but on the .com extension. Just a few years ago domain names were fetching million of pounds, in 2008 fund.com sold for a whopping $10million and Sex.com sold for a record breaking $13 million in 2010.
A popular website has been forced to pay out money in a blackmail case to retrieve their domain following a hi-jacking last week.
Diigo.com is a popular social bookmarking site which boasts a total of 5 million registered users. Last week however, users who attempted to access the site found that the usual homepage was gone, and had been replaced by a parked domain page. A statement released on Diigo’s official Twitter explained to users that their site had been hi-jacked and that they were beginning the difficult process of getting the domain back.