I have had a long and fruitful relationship with the .TV extension. In 2010, I sold an online swimwear business which I had launched in 1996. Shortly thereafter I started registering .TV domain names, after Verisign’s pricing metamorphous. My swimwear business featured video clips of runway shows as early as 1999. I believed video to be a preferred format, in this fast paced world, and that no extension says video better than .TV.
Over the years, I’ve had a good number of meaningful sales including: Connect.TV $25k, Concert.TV $21k, Metal.TV $16k and a great number of sales in the $2k-$7k range. Even with the dilution in the marketplace, I believe that the two-letter .TV extension, matched with the right keyword, acronym or numerics, can hold its own against the competition.
Over the last year, I have been brokering some super premium .COM domain names. I believe that for big businesses, with big budgets, a super premium .COM can be a game changer. For up and comers without the budgets and for larger businesses looking to fill a niche or launch a promotion, .TV is an excellent lower cost solution. I find brokering the super premium .COM domain names very rewarding.
I am now in the process of inking a deal with an exciting new start-up. As a C-level executive in this new enterprise, I will be devoting quite a bit of time and energy to this new endeavor. I decided that this would be a good time to clear my desk, so that I can get off to a good start with the starter pistol sounds. As working fourteen hour days is the norm for me, I will still be able to broker the big ticket names, but I’m looking to find good homes for my very special .TVs.
In light of this, I have repriced almost every name in my portfolio at $500 each. I paid thousands of dollars each for a good number of my .TV brands. As time is of the essence, I’d like to get this done quickly. In addition, With the big ticket sales and the potential for a propitious future for the start-up, having some losses this year is not such a terrible thing as I will be able to utilize the deductions.
I have a link to my portfolio here. In addition, I have some auctions going on now at Pheenix. I encourage you all to have a look. All I ask is that you take good care of them.