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Private Jet Company Buys Jets.com

September 22, 2009Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, jets.com, sedoComments Off on Private Jet Company Buys Jets.com

Concord Private Jets buys Jets.com for $375,000.

Jets.comWhen I asked Damian Klinger for the name of his company, he promptly answered “Jets.com”.

“OK, I mean what’s your old company name,” I asked.

Klinger is co-founder and president of Concord Private Jets, which just forked over $375,000 to buy Jets.com. And he’s excited about it. So don’t expect him to refer to his company as Concord Private Jets anymore.

When the domain name became available, Concord — er, Jets.com — saw a huge opportunity. (The deal was brokered by Sedo Senior Broker Jeff Gabriel.)

“We felt as a company that jets.com was tremendously powerful for our industry and the product that we’re selling,” said Klinger. “We figured that anyone who’s going to search for private jets is likely to go to jets.com.”

Justifying the $375,000 price tag for the domain wasn’t too difficult. The previous owners were getting 48,000 unique visitors a month, Klinger explained. “If we took 1% of that, that’s 480 people that would possibly fly private,” he said. That may be an unrealistic conversion rate, so he keeps dividing it in half. “If we can get 30 clients a month by having jets.com as a domain name, the ROI would pay us back in a month or two.”

But beyond the web leads, Klinger and his team see other benefits.

“Now when we tell people in general on the phone or in a meeting that we’re Jets.com, the credibility alone by saying Jets.com is worth it,” said Klinger.

That credibility is important in an industry with a lot of fly-by-night operators.

“If we said we’re Concord Private Jets, they start asking how long we’ve been in business and for our financials,” said Klinger. “Jets.com — hey, how can you question it?” he asked, only half-jokingly. “We sell a high end product, and people are sending us a lot of money. They need to trust the people they’re dealing with.”

With a name like Jets.com, the company thinks sales are ready for take-off.


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Private Jet Company Buys Jets.com

September 22, 2009Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, jets.com, sedoComments Off on Private Jet Company Buys Jets.com

Concord Private Jets buys Jets.com for $375,000.

Jets.comWhen I asked Damian Klinger for the name of his company, he promptly answered “Jets.com”.

“OK, I mean what’s your old company name,” I asked.

Klinger is co-founder and president of Concord Private Jets, which just forked over $375,000 to buy Jets.com. And he’s excited about it. So don’t expect him to refer to his company as Concord Private Jets anymore.

When the domain name became available, Concord — er, Jets.com — saw a huge opportunity. (The deal was brokered by Sedo Senior Broker Jeff Gabriel.)

“We felt as a company that jets.com was tremendously powerful for our industry and the product that we’re selling,” said Klinger. “We figured that anyone who’s going to search for private jets is likely to go to jets.com.”

Justifying the $375,000 price tag for the domain wasn’t too difficult. The previous owners were getting 48,000 unique visitors a month, Klinger explained. “If we took 1% of that, that’s 480 people that would possibly fly private,” he said. That may be an unrealistic conversion rate, so he keeps dividing it in half. “If we can get 30 clients a month by having jets.com as a domain name, the ROI would pay us back in a month or two.”

But beyond the web leads, Klinger and his team see other benefits.

“Now when we tell people in general on the phone or in a meeting that we’re Jets.com, the credibility alone by saying Jets.com is worth it,” said Klinger.

That credibility is important in an industry with a lot of fly-by-night operators.

“If we said we’re Concord Private Jets, they start asking how long we’ve been in business and for our financials,” said Klinger. “Jets.com — hey, how can you question it?” he asked, only half-jokingly. “We sell a high end product, and people are sending us a lot of money. They need to trust the people they’re dealing with.”

With a name like Jets.com, the company thinks sales are ready for take-off.


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Jets.com Sells for $375,000, One of Three Six Figure Sales at Sedo

September 21, 2009Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, jets.com, sedoComments Off on Jets.com Sells for $375,000, One of Three Six Figure Sales at Sedo

Jets.com leads pack at Sedo.

By now you’ve probably heard that Sedo brokered the sale of Jets.com last week for $375,000. But that’s not the only great sale from Sedo this page week; it also sold two other six figure domains.

But first let’s discuss Jets.com. [UPDATE: We now know that the domain was bought by Concord Private Jets.] The domain is still in the transfer process so we don’t know who bought it. After the nameservers were switched to Sedo parking, they then moved to wikimedia.org for a brief period before switching to secureserver.net. I don’t think Wikimedia has anything to do with the purchase; they were just holding nameservers and the domain didn’t resolve there. But later this week we should know if the domain was purchased by a “flying” jet, a “football” Jet, or someone else altogether.

Now onto the other six figure sales. Newbrand.de sold for 120,000 EUR, or about $175,000 USD, and TradeTracker.com sold for 100,000 EUR, or about $145,000 USD.

Other impressive sales include Production.com at $70,000, 222.com at $49,000, designer.de for 50,000 EUR, and a strong .org sale of Attorney.org for $38,500.

Here are other notable sales at Sedo this past week:

.com
digiweb.com 25,000 USD
virtualimmortality.com 25,000 USD
gutenberg.com 20,000 USD
ukmail.com 10,000 GBP
risk-consulting.com 9,500 USD
pinkdiamond.com 7,999 USD
californiainsurancefinder.com 6,000 USD
viajantes.com 5,000 USD Travelers in Portugeuse
loveqa.com 5,000 USD
770poker.com 5,000 USD
it411.com 5,000 USD

ccTLDs
tuc.nl 10,000 EUR
cleaningservices.co.uk 9,100 GBP
hotelscombined.kr 8,000 USD
superstar.eu 8,000 EUR
recensioni.it 7,200 EUR Reviews in Italian
hotelscombined.co.kr 6,000 USD
springbreak.de 6,000 EUR
mitbewohner.de 5,500 EUR
lumen.eu 5,000 EUR
thalasso.ch 5,000 EUR
arctos.eu 5,000 USD
dumm.de 5,000 EUR

Other
karneval.org 12,500 EUR Carnival in German
medicalschool.org 11,500 USD
freelancer.org 10,000 EUR
gmn.org 9,888 USD
counselor.org 8,900 USD
qfi.org 7,140 USD
parfum.org 6,600 EUR Perfume in French


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