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AutoBytel : $2.2 million dollar acquisition of UsedCars.com domain

Autobytel, an automotive media and marketing services company located in Irvine, California, acquired the domain UsedCars.com in 2015. The domain’s valuation in this sale, was uncovered today: $2.2 million dollars. Canadian domain investor and sleuth, George Kirikos, dug out the reference to the sale, found in the Autobytel SEC filing for 2016; in particular: UsedCars.com […]

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QX.com : Two letter .com changed hands in China

The premium two letter domain, QX.com, changed hands in China, and the new owners are Chinese. Domain investor and LL .com aficionado, George Kirikos, has noted that the exchange of the domain resulted in a new ownership; the buyer appears to be Shenzhen Comix Group Co Ltd. According to their Alibaba profile, the company produces […]

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GoDaddy sells two letter domain GH.com to Chinese buyer

Namefind, the domain portfolio managers of GoDaddy, sold GH.com to a Chinese buyer. According to domain investor, George Kirikos, the two letter domain sale raises the number of China-owned LL .com domains to 154, out of 676. That’s 22.8% of the total, with US registrants owning 350 two letter .com domains (51.8%). There is no […]

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Y Combinator : Which TLDs are preferred by funded start-ups?

Seed funding is the earliest stage of venture funding; it helps pay for a start-up company’s expenses, while they are getting started. Y Combinator is a platform for angel investors, providing seed funding for startups. How much funding a start-up needs depends on the kind of company one launches. At Y Combinator, small investments are […]

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Chinese domain sales report : Two letters, and more .CN rain with dozens of “Chips”

Communist Capitalism is not for the weak, and Westerners often fail to understand China’s unique financial model. Parts of China’s economy follow Western principles, particularly in Hong Kong and other major cities. Other segments of China’s economy fall behind, having to abide to Communist commerce principles. Overall, it’s confusing to many non-Chinese. The Chinese domain […]

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YK.com : Two letter .com domain sold to Chinese buyers

It’s been a while since we reported a two letter (LL) .com domain sale, and what a great way to start the week. The domain YK.com has been reported as sold, after changing hands from its previous owners, Tamarack Computers Ltd. The 20 year old domain‘s apparent sale, increased the number of Chinese registrants owning […]

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Spectrum.com : Charter Communications acquired this premium domain

The merger and acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Charter Communications, creates a behemoth in the Internet and cable TV market. The resulting entity is called Charter Spectrum, operating from the domain Spectrum.com, registered in 1994. The domain Spectrum.com was sold to Charter Communications by Sun Life Financial, a Canadian company, around Oct. 31, 2014 […]

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Domainer poll : Was the domain LA.com sold for too little?

The news surrounding the sale of the ultra-premium, two letter .com domain, LA.com, is rather shocking. George Kirikos researched the acquisition’s background, and deep into the details located the domain’s selling price: $1.2 million dollars. Two letter .com domains are the creme de la creme of digital assets, and they can range in price from […]

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