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August 8, 2006; 03:07 AM

TaxForeclosure(s).com, LLC, a Baltimore, MD-based holding company for a number of domain names related to the tax lien and tax foreclosure markets, announced today that it is selling a package of domain names including and Originally registered in 1998, these domains represent an estimated 4.5 billion-dollar market that is expected to grow substantially over the coming years. Tax foreclosures are the result of unpaid municipal taxes.

The market for domain names has recently experienced a resurgence as businesses have come to realize that a domain name, especially a direct-request domain (defined as one that is simply keyed into a browser by an individual searching the Internet, rather into Google by someone surfing) is a potentially lucrative lead flow vehicle, due to the very specific nature of the traffic these domains generate. Moreover the domain name factors prominently into the algorithm used by many search engines to establish ranking order, pushing sites higher up in the search engines.

Certain economic factors are currently contributing to increased market activity: high consumer debt to income ratios, low savings rate, the threat of inflation and increasing defaults on interest only, or ARM loans. As a result, a number of Web sites have begun to cater to the needs of investors seeking to get in on the tax foreclosure market, and to home owners who desire to head off a tax foreclosure before it happens, or need help dealing with the process as it happens.

Many companies in the tax foreclosure market specialize in listing properties and providing how-to information to distressed property owners or would-be investors. Additionally banking institutions, finance companies, bankruptcy attorneys, credit agencies and mortgage lenders specializing in helping people consolidate debt are interested in tapping into this market for lead flow. These organizations are using portal Web sites, based on direct-request domains like, as a means to generate business leads. Within this market context, TaxForeclosure(s).com, LLC is seeking to divest itself of some of its inventory of industry specific domains and is conducting the sale of its domains via the current Web site



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