Two press releases out this morning announcing partnerships in the domain industry.
Sedo.com and Moniker.com announced:
“”Sedo, the online domain marketplace, and Moniker(R), a leading domain name registrar, auction house and brokerage, today announced an expansion of their partnership that will enable users to search for both new and previously registered domains in one convenient location.
“A crucial factor to a business’s success is their domain name’s effectiveness in allowing users to find and remember them; and there’s no reason for businesses to settle for a less than an ideal domain name,” said Craig Snyder, General Manager of Moniker. “Our experience in the industry is unmatched in assisting businesses in finding their ideal domain name, as we’ve been offering customers domain registration, auction and brokerage services for more than a decade. Now, by expanding our partnership with Sedo, we’re also providing access to millions of domains that are already registered and listed for sale.”
With more than 15 million domains listed for sale, Sedo is the world’s largest domain marketplace and monetization provider. Through its Multi Listing Service, SedoMLS, the company enables registrars to give customers an added convenience that will help them find the right domain, whether its already been registered or not.””
In the other announcement Afternic’s Domain Listing Service (DLS) has expanded to include Godaddy.com in their list of registrars:
“”Afternic, announced today that names listed through Afternic’s Domain Listing Service (DLS) will appear within the main search results for Go Daddy domain names.
“The Domain Aftermarket comprises domains that are currently registered but are offered for sale by the domain owner. Go Daddy facilitates the sale by showing relevant Aftermarket domains when a consumer searches for a domain to purchase. For example, if a business owner searches for running.com and finds it is unavailable, Go Daddy will offer premium alternatives based on the keywords, like fitrunning.com, or runners.com.”
“Afternic’s service allows domain owners to list their name on its Domain Listing Service (DLS), which aggregates all available domains for sale in the Aftermarket, and displays them through a network of more than 70 resellers, including Go Daddy.”
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very good, since I’m customer of AfternicDLS and GoDaddy
 my amazing AfternicDLS domains  says
very good since I’m customer of AfternicDLS and GoDaddy
I see priceline DOT tv is unregistered. Priceline has over 2 million exact searches per month – as long as I don’t try to confuse consumers, could I start a different business than travel under that domain?
Is Godaddy out to lunch on this they charge their own personal clients to list on premium listings 30%, while afternic clients waltz right in at 15-20%, talk about spitting in your clients face, godaddy cannot be this careless, can they?
Priceline takes their tm very seriously, let’s hope some foreign idiot does not register it, as priceline would rather spend $100K suing you, than paying you $1000 for the domain.
The best way to reach end users is through the registrars. This is a good move, we can have all the domain auctions and aftermarket sites we want, but I think the bulk of end users start their domain search on registrar sites like Godaddy, so that is the best place for first contact. You can’t discount the massive exposure a site like Godaddy can give, if your domains for sale are showing up in their results when someone does a search.
DomainReporter tell us something we already don’t know, thanks for the commercial Zzzzzzz
Ron, you were right to pull up HornJacker over the suggestion of registering a trademarked domain.
If my assumption is correct that your words “some foreign idiot” means everyone who does not live in the US, I would suggest you check out WIPO’s daily case e-mails to see where a good chunk of the respondents are domiciled.
In taking with recent reg’s I see many Chinese citizens registering very well known tm’s, wipo cases usually take time to file, but many wipo cases are going after early legitimate reg’s which can be considered reverse hijacking as well.
grrrrr. These marketplaces need to partner with NAMECHEAP already !
I wish whoever it is who makes the decisions would regularize the .tv domain transfer/renewal arrangements so they could be listed or offered for sale on a wider scale in this manner.
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I rarely ever have a request for sale of a domain woth several hundred listed. I am listed with sedo myself and then also I have afternic. typically if any searches came in on godaddy and the name was taken by me then someone would click “buy this domain with our broker” ( not verbatim) link and godaddy would directly ask me if it were for sale. I do hope that with the actual listing of the domains now being there, that more requests come in. Til now listing hasn’t made a difference but more exposure I will always take.
Make any difference remains to be seen.