Sandwich.co Sells For 18K After The .Com Sells For $137,500

The domain name sandwich.co sold on Sedo today for $18,000 USD.

Yahoo sold the domain name Sandwich.com for $137,500 back in November 2013 also on Sedo.

The buyer of Sandwich.co is Sandwich Company of Los Angeles, California.

The buyer of Sandwich.com seems to be a different party.

The purchase price of the .co is over 13% of the .com.

Congrats to the buyer and seller.

Confirmed: There Will Not Be A .Co/Godaddy Super Bowl Commercial This Year

Godaddy.com released one its commercials that it will be airing during the Super Bowl today.

I confirmed with Godaddy that there will not be a .Co domain name registry co-branded commercial running on this year’s Super Bowl.

The .Co registry ran co-branded ads with Godaddy for the past three Super Bowls.

My favorite of the bunch, actually my favorite television commercial of all time for domain names, was last years Godaddy/.Co commercial entitled Your Big Idea .Co.

Godaddy also confirmed that neither of its two Super Bowl ads will be marketing the new gTLD’s, instead Godaddy’s Super Bowl ads will “Talk about the importance of getting found online and using tools like GoDaddy Website Builder.”

I personally didn’t like the 1st Super Bowl commercial Godaddy released.

I don’t think its going to rake high on the love or hate monitor and not sure its going to drive a ton of registrations or business to Godaddy’s site.

I guess we will find out after the Big Game.

 

 

 

Juan Diego Calle of .CO: Want to Control Your Brand Experience? Look to Top-Level Domains

Tech Cocktail did a piece on Juan Diego Calle from .CO Registry. In the video Juan talks about his start in the Internet in 1999, that his first business went bankrupt, he talks about how he got started with .CO in 2009. He talks about building a community and the ROI on getting early adopters with credibility. He also calls .com a wasteland.

From the article:

With the gradual release of new top-level domains (TLDs), 2014 is going to be a big year for the Internet. It’s all very exciting for Juan Diego Calle, the CEO of .CO, who believes that access to new TLDs will bring about new business innovation and improve control of a business’ brand experience.

The impact of gTLDs is expected to be huge, and has motivated even .CO to plan to launch its own new TLDs. This expansion will allow the company to attract niche markets that require domain extensions that may be more suitable than its current .CO offering.

They included a video which I have posted below, the video was recorded in late November 2013.

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Launches His Newest Project On a .Co; Jelly.Co

Biz Stone one of the co-founders of Twitter, just launched his newest project on a .Co domain name.

Jelly.co

Jelly.co is an app which was originally launched on jellyhq.com which is now forwarding to the domain name jelly.co

“Using Jelly is kinda like using a conventional search engine in that you ask it stuff and it returns answers. But, that’s where the similarities end. Albert Einstein famously said, “Information is not knowledge.” Knowledge is the practical application of information from real human experience.

Jelly changes how we find answers because it uses pictures and people in our social networks. It turns out that getting answers from people is very different from retrieving information with algorithms. Also, it has the added benefit of being fun. Here are the three key features of Jelly.
Friends follow friends.

Jelly works with your existing social networks.

Friends follow friends.

Jelly is designed to search the group mind of your social networks—and what goes around, comes around. You may find yourself answering questions as well as asking. You can help friends, or friends-of-friends with their questions and grow your collection of thank you cards. It feels good to help.”

“Paying it Forward

My mom used to say, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Any question on Jelly can be forwarded outside the app—to anyone in the world. Maybe your friend, or even your friend’s friend doesn’t have the answer. However, your friend’s friend’s friend just might. It’s a small world after all.
Point, shoot, ask!
Questions with images deepen their context.

Point, shoot, ask!

In a world where 140 characters is considered a maximum length, a picture really is worth a thousand words. Images are in the foreground of the Jelly experience because they add depth and context to any question. You can crop, reframe, zoom, and draw on your images to get more specific.
How Does Jelly Work?

Say you’re walking along and you spot something unusual. You want to know what it is so you launch Jelly, take a picture, circle it with your finger, and type, “What’s this?” That query is submitted to some people in your network who also have Jelly. Jelly notifies you when you have answers. (See video.)

No matter how sophisticated our algorithms become, they are still no match for the experience, inventiveness, and creativity of the human mind. Jelly is a new way to search and something more–it makes helping other people easy and fun. We hope you find Jelly as useful and rewarding as we do.

This Is An Adventure

Jelly is starting to come to life. We finally have a permanent office in San Francisco which we designed with a kind of “The Life Aquatic” theme because we’re named after the venerable jellyfish and, who doesn’t love the ocean? Plus, in the words of Steve Zissou: This is an adventure.

Our product is very close to launching so we have a new home on the web, jelly.co. This is where we will continue to post updates about our work, news about our company, and in general, all things Jelly. More importantly, this is where you will be able to download Jelly when it’s available.

Our society is more connected than ever before. There are billions of people using social networks and mobile devices. We have eight people at Jelly with a plan to build something we think is meaningful atop this foundation. Jelly will be a free mobile app available for both Android and iOS devices.

—Biz Stone, Co-founder and CEO”

 

Kim Dot Com’s Mega.co.nz Is Buyer of Mega.co Sold For $60K

Just over two weeks ago we reported that the domain name Mega.co was sold for $60,000 to JustCloud.com

However today the domain name Mega.co is being forwarded to Kim Dot Com’s Mega.co.nz. cloud service.

For Mega.com acquiring the domain name Mega.co makes a lot of sense not just as a URL shorterner, but I’m sure there was a good deal of typo traffic going to the .co domain name.

The domain name was owned by Rocket Name

According to Rocketname.com, it’s the fifth biggest .co sale to date after O.Co ($350,000), e.Co ($81,000), cruises.co ($82,500) and mesothelioma.co ($76,000) but as a reader points out below its actually the 6th biggest .co public sale including Mike Mann’s sale of Business.co.

Once again congrats to the buyer and seller.