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Sedo and Stargate Team Up


By Kathryn Donahue Contributing Author
August 30, 2006

Cambridge, Mass. - Stargate, a leading domain registrar, and Sedo, the leading online marketplace for the buying and selling of domain names, have announced an agreement to offer Stargate customers the opportunity to purchase previously registered domain names via Sedo’s secure and trusted secondary marketplace.

With the availability of quality domain real estate on the primary market decreasing everyday, many businesses and consumers seeking to acquire their ideal domain names via traditional registrars are unable to do so. Instead of selecting an alternative name, buyers will now have instant visibility into Sedo’s marketplace of five million domain names. If a domain is not listed for sale at, Stargate can use Sedo’s domain brokerage service where an experienced domain broker will work to acquire the domain – much like a real estate broker helping a home buyer get the property of their dreams at the right price.

Now Stargate customers will have the important choice of determining whether they would like to pay a premium for a domain name or opt for an alternative name or lesser known top-level domain (TLD) extension.

“Even experienced Web users are often unaware of their options for securing domain names via the rapidly growing secondary market,” said Jude Augusta, Director of Partnerships for Sedo. “Stargate understands not only the value of the domain aftermarket, but the value of providing the highest level of service to customers. We look forward to a healthy partnership with Stargate.”

With registrars like Stargate facing a shrinking number of domains available for registration, they are looking to offer new value-added services that grow customer loyalty.

“The Sedo community of domain owners represents a very dynamic global market for Stargate,” said Tom Chaffin, President of Stargate. “Stargate offers solutions for large and small domain name resellers, individual domain customers and domainers, all of which can take full advantage of Sedo’s comprehensive secondary marketplace services.”


Stargate Holdings Corp ( provides domain registration, dedicated servers, virtual private servers and web site hosting to domestic and international clients. Stargate is headquartered in the Illinois technology corridor in Naperville, IL. Stargate has been ICANN accredited since 1999 and provides the highest level of customer service, support and knowledge of the domain name industry.

About Sedo

Sedo, an acronym for “Search Engine for Domain Offers,” is the leading online marketplace for buying and selling domain names and websites. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Sedo has assembled the world’s largest database of domain names listed for sale by their owners, with more than five million listings. Buyers and sellers are brought together through a searchable online marketplace, and conduct negotiations anonymously using an offer-counteroffer system. To facilitate successful transactions, Sedo has introduced a range of related services, including domain name escrow/transfer services, domain name appraisals, a domain brokerage service and paid domain name parking. The success of Sedo’s model has attracted a global membership base of more than 350,000 domain professionals, and helped more than 5,000 businesses start their Web presence off on the right foot with a great new domain name. Sedo offers regional versions of its site for the UK (, France (, Germany (, and Spain ( For additional information, please visit

For more information about Sedo’s integrations:
Jude Agusta, Director of Partnerships,, LLC.
617-758-4218, [email protected]
Press Contact: Mike Kaplan, fama PR, 617-758-4156, [email protected]


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