In All-Time Largest Sports Domain Name Sale, Rockies.com Sells For $1.2 Million

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Business, Domains, Sports

largest-sports-domain-name-sale

Astounde had the privilege to speak to Rockies owner Dick Monfort in mid-2012, and we asked Mr. Monfort why the Rockies were one of only five MLB team that didn’t own the .com of their team name.

Mr. Monfort informed us that it wasn’t up to him, that Major League Baseball owned all of the league’s internet properties, including ColoradoRockies.com, and it would be up to them to acquire it. Now, six months later, they finally have.

New $2.95 Domain Name GoDaddy Promo Code

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Business, Domains

295-domain-name

For half the price of an unfulfilling lunch, you can own any .com domain name (that is currently unregistered) in the world!

It doesn’t matter if you own 100 domain names or zero, just go to GoDaddy.com and use the promo code: IAP295X at checkout. This should buy you exclusive rights to a .com for one full year (A savings of $10 off retail price).

This is a no strings attached deal, just don’t let GoDaddy upsell you on any of their other products.

*This is not an affiliate offer, I am not making any commission, just passing along the savings. Cheers.

Update: Here’s another promo code, use this for one .com for $1.99. CJC199X


Domaining Tips

October Domain Name Sales Report

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Business, Domains, Social Media

october-2012-domain-name-sales

Monkey.co.uk hauled in $22,400 this month

What a huge month for reported domain name sales. There were at least six, six figure sales, along with countless names changing hands in the high five figures.

It’s amazing to see the general public’s knowledge and understanding of the value of great domain names grow at an exponential rate. There’s no doubt internet real estate is booming.

Join us as we take a look at some of the top grossing and most obscure domain sales of the month of October.

September Domain Name Sales Report

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Business, Domains

restaurantsupply-com-sells-for-150000

Courtesy of The Chef Alliance

September was another busy month in the domainosphere. While thousands upon thousands of domain names sell every month, a large number of them aren’t publicly reported.

Lucky for us, there’s a fair amount that are, and lucky for us, we have Ron Jackson of DNJournal.com to bring these sales to us each and every week. Let’s take a look at a few of September’s top sales, as well as a few obscure transactions from the past month.

Lessons in Brand Protection: Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Business, Domains, Sports

cowboys.com

Jerry Jones, Owner of the Dallas Cowboys

In the interconnected digital era we live in, brand protection is more important than ever. This holds especially true when your brand is a generic term, one with over 1,500 trademark claims in the U.S. alone. The only way to compound that importance is when your brand and logo happens to be one of the most recognizable on the planet.

All of these combined factors didn’t seem to add up in Jerry Jones’ or the Dallas Cowboys‘ heads, as they let a monumental opportunity to lock up the exact match .com of their football squad slip away over what amounted to pennies in the grand scheme of things. Now the Dallas Cowboys must face the consequences of having millions of individuals worldwide exposed to a product that is not representative of their brand (in this case, much the opposite).

GoDaddy.com Down: What is a DDOS Attack?

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Business, Domains

Godaddy.com

Courtesy of GoDaddy.com

As you may or may not have heard, the world’s “number one domain registrar” and one of the Alexa top 100 websites in the world, Godaddy.com, has been down for several hours. Not only that, most of the 35 million websites and e-mail accounts hosted with GoDaddy have been inaccessible as well.

It’s been speculated that the takedown occurred at the hands of a hacker or group of hackers, potentially associated with the infamous Anonymous group. This individual or group unleashed what’s called a DDOS or distributed denial of service attack on GoDaddy. The debacle begs the question: what exactly is a DDOS attack and how does it happen?

Connectify Dispatch: The Internet Multiplied

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Domains, Technology

connectify dispatch

We’ve gotten to the point where the internet is almost everywhere. At work, at home or in public, the air is teeming with internet connections. There’s so many choices, yet only one lucky connection can be utilized at once: that is until now.

A Kickstarter creation allowing the average Joe to combine the awesome power of multiple internet connections has met it’s goal, and is under development as we speak. Connectify Dispatch aims to speed up our computers forever by intertwining technology available to us today.