That is the title of the press release I got today.
Although from the “teaser” domains that appeared int the release seem to be, well lets say, of less quality than what we in the industry are used to seeing, the Seller is a has one of the great quotes about domain names (I added the emphasis to it).
If the domain auction get some juice behind it and if the portfolio does manage to sell, it would be great for the industry. After all we have all seen item sell on ebay which are lets say “overpriced”. Remember the cheese sandwich? The Redsox Jersey?
Anyway here is the funny part of the release:
“”””Noted Los Angeles photographer Fernando Escovar is auctioning off what may be the world’s largest domain name portfolio valued at $1.5 million. The portfolio contains 1500 English, Spanish, Tech, TV and geo-centric domain names including many Las Vegas names. The auction will go live on eBay on June 3, 2008. A portion of the auction’s proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.””””
Wow the world’s largest domain name portfolio is 1,500 names worth 1.5 million dollars.
Now for one of the great quotes I have seen on domains:
“In the game Monopoly, the person with the most properties usually wins. In this virtual age, whoever owns a list of highly valued and trafficked domain names owns the internet,”
Now here is a guy who gets it.
He who owns the traffic, owns the internet.
Great quote for all domainers, even those of us who don’t own such a sizable portifillo of 1,500 domains
Here is the rest of the release:
“In this portfolio, the virtual world closely reflects the real world,” Escovar says, noting that there are approximately 80 towers under construction in Vegas right now. “The portfolio includes highly desirable names such as www.lasvegastowers.com and www.lasvegastower.com, Share-Holder.com, Comision.com,Vegasi.com, and ReportTV.com which should be of great interest to real estate investors and developers.”
The online auction is targeting individuals or groups who will buy the portfolio in one lot.
Brokers are welcome, with commission terms to be discussed on an individual basis. The domain names will not be sold separately, as the portfolio will not be broken up. Escovar notes that because the portfolio contains a large quantity of Spanish domain names, he has been receiving some pre-sale interest from international buyers.
About Fernando Escovar
Born in Los Angeles of Colombian descent, Fernando Escovar is one of Hollywood’s premiere celebrity photographers with a client list that includes David Beckham, Eva Longoria, Carmen Electra, Eva Mendes, Pamela Anderson, Traci Bingham, Lisa Guerrero, Brooke Burke, Tom Green, and George Lopez. Escovar studied fashion design at Otis-Parsons College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and went on to establish his own photography studio. In addition to celebrity portraits, Escovar’s work includes shooting for magazines such as Las Vegas, Player, Silver and Max Street, and numerous videos. He has been featured on TLC, NBC Nightly News, KCAL 9 and Steel Dreams TV. Escovar is currently in development for his own reality TV show, based on his adventures in photography.
We will post a link to the auction on June 3rd.