Sex.nyc sells and so does Beautiful.nyc

  Earlier today I noticed two premium NYC domain purchases - sex.nyc and beautiful.nyc. Both these domains were previously unregistered and were registered yesterday, directly with GoDaddy, as premium purchases. They've now been added to the NYC domain name sales chart. What's particularly notable about the sales is that they were purchased by the same person (whois) and that they sold for approximately $7,000 (sex.nyc) and $3,500 (beautiful.nyc). While not quite in the same league as Sex.com, which sold for $13m seven years ago (almost to the day - 10/27/2010) to a company called Clover Holdings Ltd., many may consider the $7,000 price tag reasonable. These prices haven't been confirmed by GoDaddy or the registrant, but I believe that they are accurate approximations based on the premium tiers that theses names were originally labeled as and the amount GoDaddy has been charging for NYC domains within the tiers.

Sex.nyc - Tie…

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Email is Still the Killer App in Business – Can gTLDs Help?

We've all seen the van with the long website and wondered if that was the best they could find. Likewise you may have seen a business with an @aol, @hotmail or @yahoo email address and questioned why they're using a personal email for their business. A true and very recent story: my parents just had flooring installed. To fit it around a fireplace a contractor used a crowbar which, ultimately cracked the granite. They discovered the damage later after they'd paid for the work. When they told me about it, I wanted to find out about the contractor so I asked them for his details. jon****2003@aol.com was the email my mom read from the business card he had given her. I wasn't surprised┬áthat he had personal (non-professional) email, given that he did his job poorly. But I wondered if the logic worked the other way. If people who do unprofessional work may be more likely to have an non-professional email address, can we assume someone using an non-professional/personal emai…
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