November 25, 2008; 02:00 AM
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov 24, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sedo, the leading online marketplace for buying and selling domain names, today announced that it has witnessed a growth in the variety and size of numeric domain names sales in the past year. Sedo's top numeric domain name sales of 2008 include 770.com for $350,000; 248.com for $175,000; 49.com for $91,500; and 657.com for $16,101. While the appeal behind the numbers varies among cultures, the popularity and viability of numeric domains continues to grow across all markets.
"Numeric domains are a wise investment for both portfolio owners and developers," said Jeremiah Johnston, chief operating officer and general counsel, Sedo. "Whether it is for a Website named after a city's zip-code that focuses on local attractions, or a site utilizing culturally significant numbers, we continue to see an increasing demand for these types of names as companies and individuals find more creative ways to brand and market their sites."
For those looking to acquire quality numeric domain names, Sedo is hosting its first ever numeric-themed domain auction featuring some of the most popular and universal numbers. These include two-digit domains like 88.com, 40.com, 13.net, 70.com, and less generic domains, such as the prestigious Manhattan zip code, 10029.com. The auction begins this Thursday, November 27th at 1:00 p.m. EST and ends on Thursday, December 4th at approximately 1:00 p.m. EST. Interested parties can find further details about the event on Sedo's Numeric Auctions page.
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 for sale, with more than 14 million listings. The success of Sedo's model has attracted a global membership base of more than 800,000 domain professionals. Sedo is majority-owned by AdLINK Group (ISIN DE0005490155 / German WKN: 549015), which is part of the German United Internet AG (ISIN DE0005089031/ WKN 508903). Sedo offers regional versions of its site for the UK (Sedo.co.uk), France (Sedo.fr), Germany (Sedo.de), and Spain (Sedo.com).
For additional information, please visit www.sedo.com.
Pat Chadwick, 617-758-4262