Domain Names Tied to Standard Economic Indicators, According to First Ever Domain Price Index

July 13, 2011 by · Comments Off on Domain Names Tied to Standard Economic Indicators, According to First Ever Domain Price Index 

Hosting ServicesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sedo, the leading online domain marketplace and monetization provider, today announced the launch of IDNX, the industry’s first standardized domain price index. Developed by economist and internet entrepreneur Thies Lindenthal, IDNX uses real estate economic methodology to provide investors with critical insight into the current market value of domains, domain industry trends, and the risk to return ratio of domains as a financial asset.

By indexing more than 200,000 domain transactions over a six year period, IDNX exhibits the strong correlation with standard economic indicators, suggesting that domains are as much an economic asset as real estate, stocks or shares. By allowing comparison to other financial indicators such as the NASDAQ or the stock price of internet giant Google, IDNX clearly shows that the trend lines for these indices follow the same path as the trend line for the domain market. Read more

Sedo Acquires RevenueDirect From Dotster

February 24, 2009 by · Comments Off on Sedo Acquires RevenueDirect From Dotster 

Webmaster NewsVancouver, Wash. – Dotster, Inc., a leading provider of Internet business services, has signed a definitive agreement to sell its domain monetization service RevenueDirect to Massachusetts-based Sedo, the leading online marketplace for buying and selling domain names. The two companies have also formed a strategic partnership, enabling Sedo to benefit from Dotster’s large inventory and leading registrar presence, while Dotster customers will gain value from Sedo’s advanced monetization engines and access to the world’s largest domain name marketplace. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“Dotster is dedicated to helping businesses and individuals get online and grow, while domain monetization is more focused on generating value from owned, parked domains,” said Clint Page, CEO of Dotster. “We will continue to make investments in growing value-added Internet services that enhance our customers’ online results, such as shared and private hosting and our new social media platform, Dotster ConnectSM.” Read more