Thanks KRL, interesting stuff
If you are new to domains and looking to buy, sell and learn about domains then you have come to the right place. DNForum is the largest domain name community on the internet and continues to grow every day. There are over 105,000 domainers on DNForum doing everything from buying domains, selling domains, learning about domains and discussing domains. Take a minute and Register.Register Today on DNForum IT'S FREE!
IAC Acquires Over 25 Dating Domains & Sites For $57 Million in cash.
Well this certainly proves not to laugh at nor ignore long domains!!!!
Great deal to happen for the domain industry right now! Cha Ching $$$
Barry Diller's IAC / InterActiveCorp / Match.com Division has acuired over 25 dating domains and web sites from American Capital / People Media for $57 Million in a all cash deal. People Media has 255,000 paying subscribers on its dating network. People Media's BlackPeopleMeet.com is considered the #1 dating site for african americans.
Thanks KRL, interesting stuff
its all in the marketing for those domains
Sign up for more info on becoming a licensed Domain Name Broker DNBA.org
Thanks for posting, Never even heard of that network or any of those sites before
Well of course these were successful domains with sites.
Of course IAC was buying the 255,000 paying suscribers.
That's all obvious.
The exciting point I like with this acquisition is that it shows you can take
long domains that in DNF would probably get the famous "not even worth reg
fee or development potential" comments, build them up, create a successful
business on them and then cash out with a major acquisition.
It proves it can be done with domains that we all in here would laugh at if someone posted those.
Last edited by KRL; 07-16-2009 at 08:27 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
The IAC deal valued People Media's sites 255,000 members at $224 per member.
But if you look at the paying members rates on Match it's about $240 a year so Diller paid about 1 years gross per member.
Again, as I mentioned...
They purchased a company called People Media. This is a real company located in Los Angeles. It has employees.
It is more than a website or domain names.
It is not about the value of domain names but the value of a company who has demonstrated a profit.
This is a company that has been in business since 2002.
They bought a company and its assets.
Very proud of them all..time to smoke a big phatty
You pay to get laid.
I'm buying credit, banking, loan, insurance related generics in .com, .net, .org with high search volumes/traffic. Will consider typos too! - PLEASE PM with name, info, & asking price!
57 Million for domains and websites. I would love to meet Barry Diller from IAC. I believe they own shoebuy.com If he could just see what names I own! Marketing is the key.
Last edited by shack; 07-17-2009 at 02:16 PM.
That’s some fat cash. Cool beans!
A Premium *Product Specific* .Com: SprayTanMachine.com
Like Doc says, these guys a real business but only 225k members? Seems really small in comparison to the AFF sale last year.