Domain Name Prices Returning to Highs of 1999 and 2000

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Recent multi-million dollar domain name sales are further proof that the Internet business is back to levels only seen in 1999 and 2000. recently sold for $2.75 Million and late last year, sold for $1.3 Million. “We haven’t seen this type of activity since 1999 when we sold for $2.2 Million and for $1.03 Million,” said Monte Cahn CEO of Internet domain registrar and domain resale specialist . “This has been a banner year. We assisted in the sale of for $460,000 and we have had several major sales including and .”

Moniker represents three other popular domain names expected to sell for millions of dollars: , and . “Every day thousands of people type in these domain names. There is incredible value in owning the single word descriptive terms for an industry,” noted Eric Harrington, President of . “The opportunity to own domains like these is extremely rare because industry leading companies will buy these domains and most likely never sell them again.”

The trend for more valuable domain purchases is just one indicator of expensive Internet real estate. Search Engine Marketing is hot, as evidenced by all of the interest in the Google IPO while Pay Per Click search terms are rising as bidding heats up. The term “Domain Name” is being bid on at $10.00 per click and the term “Domain” is at $7.01 per click on the Yahoo! and Overture network.

About is one of the top three fastest growing ICANN-accredited Internet domain registrars, and is the global leader for domain name management and domain registration . Together with its affiliated companies, , a web hosting company, and , a leader in domain name sales, escrow and domain aftermarket services, the company manages more than 600,000 domains for companies, organizations and individuals, and offers industry leading security and personalized customer service for all of its clients. Moniker clients include: The National Hockey League, Jupitermedia, and Lions Gate Films. The company is based in Pompano Beach, Florida.

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