Alejandro Suárez Sánchez-Ocaña. Entrepreneur and private investor sector Internet and New Technologies.
Last week there was much talk in the Spanish domain auction, organized SEDO and that is taking place these days (ends in 3 days). In this auction I am interested in a couple of domains, we will see as just, and also sell one afiliados.com, domain I bought at auction four years ago and have no plans to develop. It is a good domain name ideal for affiliate companies and advertising. The reserve price, as discussed in elmundo is between 25,000 and 50.000Eur. In the auction there are other big names like descargas.com, gay.es or moviles.net can read about it in this short interview EFE in elmundo I leave here the link to hear the recording of the program last Wednesday Time Marketing of Cope in Barcelona in the many of you know that I work every Wednesday, the program is presented by Luca dell'Oro marketing expert and founder of Consulting and Gina LDO Palau and this time we talk to Yago Arbeloa , CEO of Sync . This time we talk about domain names and Iago, as registrar of ICANN and Red.es gave us his vision. This is an issue that we will get these weeks with the next Congress Domains , with the next auction of Spanish-language domain SEDO and sales in recent weeks. Incidentally, if you wish it were some particular topic or to invite someone special at one of these antenna Wednesday, I'd love to know. If so leave me a comment or send me an email and I promise to study, propose and manage SEEMS LIKE THE RECORDING FAILURE COPE HERE I uploaded TB ALTERNATIVELY : It is one of the great domain names sales year internationally and has already been published, the sale was at Monikers Traffic Conference in Silicon Valley. The conference sold domains for $ 2 million, 1.4 of which were for Ad.com What many people may not know is that this sale has made the Spanish, Marcos Guillen. And the buyer, although in this case is secondary, Divyank Turakhia CEO Skenzo a company of domain parking. Mark is an entrepreneur's ICT sector since prehistory. Founder of ISP Internet Ran , I remember I met him (possibly not remember and reading this will jog your memory) back in 1997, I had veitipocos years and had several sites, one with a lot of traffic then a discharge of freeware programs that is still online. For life's coincidences hired a hosting service in Ran Internet . It was only a few months, but I remember him busting traffic server, and let me offline domain. I called and told them all and reluctantly put it ... so again and again as the dog and cat. It was only a few months and a very early point in around 1997 or 1998. I remember that Mark was not put on the phone and I got fed me, I grabbed a taxi and planted to literally "give up the ass" in their offices in a building of the Colon in Madrid. I still remember the face of Total flipe the first time, neither wide nor pancho after hanging up the phone and discuss with him, I stood there and knocked on the door and sat beside the Pc in drumming nonstop. At that time and fully functioning web-based recruitment and management, and I did not expect that if I caught the phone I literally planted there and chase them grilled. Ah! That time . I think I understood immediately Marcos could, despite my age, to be heavies heavies heavies customers os. Indeed at that time had no more resources than these; give boring. Now EU ELQ fight with these things and gives the bummer is since many years Jaume Riutort. The situation obviously hard enough, I quickly find another ISP and-at last able to rest me, at least a few years until we meet again in Congress Domains Forum. Marcos in those early years together had some partners made some good domains (profesionales.com, aparejador.com, fontanero.com etc) and a jewel Ad.com. Few or no command of two letters in the market, but are much more difficult to see than a ticket 500EUR, but domain names 2 letters above mean something generic like Ad (English ad) and are science fiction. I think in a few days in Madrid and Mark will have been to talk about various topics, I have wanted to congratulate him personally. This is possibly the most expensive domain name that has sold Spanish. If there are any other Carlos Blanco , who has a photographic memory for this maybe I can remember. Congratulations Marcos.
Tags: domains A few days ago the newspaper Expansion published a comprehensive report on the market for Internet domain names. Titled "Who has a domain has a treasure", Miriam Prieto reviews the market potential of. To make this report more comprehensive than one page, the author contacted us Yago Arbeloa , Carlos Blanco , Ivan Diaz Street ( SEDO ) and myself. I think they meet several visions are and how things work. Iago says that has devalued the price of 3-letter domains reached assert 6.000Eur and are quoted in half, Carlos believes that the market has fallen by 30-40%, and I commented that rarely seen in Spain sales of more than EUR 15,000 (of course not to say that they do not exist, but are rarer than 1 year). For me the issue of the domains is a matter almost of collecting, but starts to not be a vital priority. Always in these interviews insist that our final goal is the development, but if it always a good deal and we have no imminent development we sell. In 2009, we have been closing the tap of investment and this has been one of the first, but the first to close. In the last six months we have invested 88% less than the same period last year and I think I can say that we have a better chance of buying and domains that have offered us a value 50-75% lower than they were asking for one year. The situation has all logic, against a backdrop of liquidity needs, prices plummet as even domains for which 100.000Eur asked 1 year ago today for half that price are not finding buyer, not that not worth, is that the money under the mattress is reassuring. A domain becomes a necessary, rather the opposite a future investment, and in times of need for liquidity is normal if you do not start by trying developed "drop" and undo investment. At present, more than one will agree with what I say, is quite difficult. From here you can read the online version of the story of Expansion This is an interview I conducted extensive Alejandro González Nieto , editor of The Salmon Blog for Actibva few days ago. In it we talk about innovation, investment domains and projects, and technology entrepreneurs in Spain etc.
You can read the full entrevita here: " A real estate investors and speculative domainers, I've caught the train " We took a month a bit frantic motion of domains. Although they rarely sell any and what I like is to increase the portfolio level domains that may be developed in the future, in these weeks I have finished selling some that I thought were not near as anuncios.pro development , carta.info or coctel.net by approximately 6,000 Euros in total. But what most caught my attention is certain to buying opportunities, especially in auctions that have appeared backorders. In the last three days I have fished as interesting domains cultura.info (for $ 81US), mercados.info ($ 60US) and negocio.info (230US $) ... very little money. It is most significant that it was so little money - but in two of the auctions were only 2 people, and the other was me alone. Now that's really funny. In recent years SnapNames auctions, pool or namejet, were filled with people, bidders and curious and it was really hard to shop for bargains. I see some of that audience has disappeared and this has led me to record these three domains to which they see the imminent possibility of creating content. I really like. Info, while my initial approach in order of preference, which was something like: 1 -. com 2 -.'s 3 -. net 4 -. org and. info 5 -. mobi I finished moving to a scenario type 1 -. Com 2 -. 3-4. Net. 5 info -. Tv For me the. Mobi no longer exist, as I said sometimes I think they are a bluff where I fell at first.'s. Org . eu, three quarters of the same, and. positions and drag info almost like I value. net. Register cultura.info for less $ 81US I think just a joke, a bargain, I see it to create cultural content, and negocio.info mercado.info also have a very clear development potential. Just mention that 1 year ago I paid for about 5,000 Euros musica.info and price ratio of each other is just funny. Not if every time there is less money for the domain industry or people get tired of auctions. But if they go out buying opportunities like this week I will be happy, and will take, whether or not there is a crisis, to buy and save what you can, that surely they'll pull to create projects in the coming years. Last week as commented Domisfera , Escoté Sergio and Carlos Blanco has been sold and pisos.net pisos.com € 400,000 Buyer of pisos.com is Vocento , which has spent € 250,000 on a very good buy. Pisos.net has Anuntis been purchased for € 150,000 through the platform SEDO Both purchases seem very reasonable for online publishers, but what's interesting about this movement is that it matches me? coincidentially? with closure by Anuntis of the Segundamano . Why has ended segundamano? In my opinion no, in Internet forums and blogs discussing some closure, I think we should see it as a logical evolution, as the Spain's top dance companies in the publishing sector betting 100% digital by a formula and more dynamic, I bet you are the first of a list in 2009-2010, and the crisis will be enlarged. I am not an alarmist thinking disappears physical edition publications, but will do so in many cases. El Pais, El Mundo, newspapers, magazines couché quality fashion, photography ... always be there. But surely 100% models migrate hundreds of journals online, with sales of 30,000 copies per month and higher advertising revenue in which the paper is based, and of those, in Spain there are hundreds. Some of these books, and I think 2 very specific, have begun to migrate and give and realize that they do not know and have years of disadvantage and that its logical evolution is buying blog networks, with the know-how and in such publications as marches, which injecting fuel and power after a phase coexistence parallel digital abandon the physical and look at their advertisers, which is ultimately the key. That will be another dance has begun, although we will still take months to see any significance running operation. More or less since December, and much to my regret, as we have a very broad portfolio I see that the market for domain names is clean, relaxing and self regulates as the global economic situation cools. Want it domains that will cease to be a good investment? I think not, if I understand what he means is that an investment will be much more selective. We have approximately 1300 domains, many of them highly selected. Com,. Net. Info or. Was one single word in which "we have to do something." But over the years we have been buying domains without two generic words. Com, or 1 word but without much real sense or domains in other TLDs Premium not like. Tv. Mobi or. Pros and increasingly I think more than a few of them have earned renewal. Generally we do not sell domains, are like a collection of stickers in which occasionally sell some to invest in others. This month we offer two domains auctioned after, " dominio.tv "and" anuncios.pro ", the latter currently in Sedo auction from here following a bid of $ 1500US. Why we sold these domains, if the offers have not been as good since our economically?. The explanation is varied; "dominio.tv" renewal fee is $ 500 and had no plans to do anything with it, that is, it has taken in the last two years $ 1000, made no sense to keep it standing. "Anuncios.pro" we did not have anything planned, especially because even if I wanted to release something soon classifieds (I love the sector) to prefer that we booked another domain " anuncio.net "Investing in domains has changed much in this 2008 The standard of backorders in Spain in recent years, rarely occur. I do not remember when was the last time the alarm sounded because missing mobile minutes for closing an auction that interested me, I think I really have been in the sector in recent years, and we have too many and only opportunities to improve qualitatively our portfolio, and these opportunities have migrated to private deals or through buying platforms like Sedo or Afternic sale, but rarely in auction. One of those rare cases of auction takes place now. NameJet auction right now the domain " vida.com "at auction? private? in which there are 209 bidders. 2 days left for the sale of the domain, which certainly got the look that will end in an American investor, and bids are already at $ 8,100. The domain I think it's great and there are things that could be done with ... but unfortunately not in our plans would make them immediately, so do not think it makes sense to eventually buy. Still, what we are discussing internally so intense. I remember the last occasion Domains Forum my perception of the domains . mobi was not bad, it's their future looked. Following that conference began to discuss more in detail my position as an investor open. Mobi. I remember I started to do the next day, seeing that some users demene.com following my intervention to assess applicants questioned streaming. mobi Since that time, validating some domainers and investors have come to the conclusion (if it is true , months cost me) that are a real bluff mobi snake summer that I've swallowed and that cost me more than necessary.
The. Mobi typein no, there are very few developed, have no more sense than hiring a mobile.dominio.com and all your business card is the large companies that supported them. Such technological support was enough to convince ago 2 years. Today, especially watching the circus auctions. Sedo mobi picture and the banter has made all this DotMobi frankly I have no desire to continue buying and investing in this TLD We have some good domains purchased through the release, and in auctions and private operations, now, if they sell them deals without much problem and exceptions will not buy more domains. mobi think it's important when you are holding something in public, listening to other people are saying the topic, assess new opinions and if one believes that the time was wrong and it was wrong to approach the publicly recognize and explain its change of position. A few days ago concluded unsuccessfully auction programa.com through SEDO. The reserve price was not covered. On Friday in an internal meeting were discussing the possibility of trying to purchase this domain name. But the story begins more or less a year. decided to buy the domain name programas.com in November 2007 for $ 60,000 (approx . 47,000 euros to change the date) with the intention of developing it as a software download portal. 2 months later we received an offer and after some internal discussion we decided to sell the domain for $ 193,000 (135,000 euros to change), less commissions, a gain of about 74,000 Euros in 2 months or so as Carlos Blanco said in his blog. Selling in programas.com entered the top of the most expensive domains sold in Spanish. I really gave somewhat worth selling, but the gain in two months was very interesting and made it difficult to give up. First thing I did after selling programas.com is investing, and I think with a certain amount of luck and intelligently, a small part of the capital gain on the purchase of other domains where we could launch two alternative draft software downloads we are preparing. So, in this way, we buy in the next few weeks two generic alternatives to our site software, and bought, I think a good price: archivos.com by $ 6,000 (4,500 euros) and programas.info by $ 1,000 (about 650 euros). We are working for many months on the database download portal and we intend to launch in the coming months, following completion of programming (I hope this online before 2009).
Well, when we saw that went on sale programa.com doubt and we met in the office to assess whether we should buy it. The domain went on sale on SEDO auction and then also I was offered by the owner by email in a similar figure, somewhat higher-which at the time we acquired programas.com. In the meeting we had, as always various sensitivities, on one hand he favored buying Alberto, Monica said that market timing was not the same as one year ago and had to be careful with expenditure and investment (by the way: true!), Jaume was a lot of money .... As you can see reviews for everyone. I tried to reason the purchase from the point of view of the launch of our download portal in www.archivos.com . First, I think that the big sales and big operations domains have cooled, possibly by economic fears stemming from the crisis in recent months. We note especially pronounced drop since December 2007. In addition to my little difference between "programas.com" and "programa.com" I think the "S" mark plural lot of possibilities and this very important service. In fact, to launch a website of this nature always think of 1) descargas.com 2) programas.com 3) archivos.com not at that level would value the unique, and for that reason, to see that we have a domain portfolio that we can use for this project in a more clear, I decided on Friday declined the offer to purchase at least for now and at least in those quantities. What do you think about this?, do you think I am wrong?, you see more archivos.com appropriate programa.com that? I'd love to hear your opinions. This is the brief interview in the month of June for the Congress Forum Domains kindly made me Maria Ortegon for Active Networking and published on his blog yesterday. The interview was pre-investment panel in domains in which I was pleased to participate with Carlos Blanco of ITnet Group and Marcos Sainz de RioVentures who moderated by Javier Ruiz, Domisfera Summer is always something unpredictable, and that also applies to the sale of domain names. Personally in buying and selling domains, observed for months, specifically I would say that since December, a huge drop in the tender offers and deals closed, even as I said a few months ago, the presence of non-payments . The recent months, in Spanish, just highlight the operation Sevilla.com purchase , which I found a better buy than sell for $ 102.000US. It is true that more and more major operations are closed in private, public or non-reported, but it is also true that there has been a huge decline, possibly motivated by the current economic situation, investment in domains. During this month August I've been offered three different portfolios of domains, some with over 2,000 domains in Spanish. What does that mean? Undoubtedly there domainers trying to get out of the business, and I think it is a bad time for that. Never interested me buy a large number of domains, but quite the contrary, I was worried that they are quality generic in fact the only logic in these volumes is profitable domain parking, and we always have done quite badly. What if I want is to buy premium domains, generic words that may serve to create brand, to generate medium term thematic content, which is why we bought such makes some dates nuevastecnologias.com that probably paid a premium on the actual value of domain, but I thought it would be worth the effort, for a not too distant future, to launch a publication on Internet technology. In summer I like to be especially attentive to the forums, the holidays do that if an opportunity emerges, it has less visibility so if you act fast you can be good buys. This summer it has been at times, for example a few days in a post demene.com, Raquel she released dozens of generic domains. com some of them at a very reasonable price. Diego, which continues daily Demene was attentive and bought some domains that are not bad and that without being the best that we can be useful to create things in the future. Were susurralo.com , conocerlo.com , horterada.com , preparativo.com , puntuacion.com , especula.com we acquired a total of € 410, which gives an average of less than symbolic 70EUR each. The ones I like are puntuacion.com and preparativo.com. Possibly a purchase at that price would not have been possible other month of the year because someone always had bid up in all or any of them. Opportunities are rarely seen in times moved and we have to try to find and use. Incidentally, the same Rachel has put the auction on eBay for me is the best domain: empresas.com , if anyone is interested to scratch his pocket € 100,000 reserve wing ... but the domain is magnificent. I warn Diego a few days ago, one of my colleagues, the auction forum demene.com of a domain name that could interest us: inversion.tv We are mulling over the medium term perform various investment themes blogs, economy and finance and I found interesting, so I've bought, and I also believe that in good price, about 300 €. domains. tv are like an endless cycle of ups and downs in value. The truth is we've had good and bad experiences with them. I bet on them for everything that is created especially audiovisual content. At present we do not have many, but if we have some good tv domains, as foros.tv , fotos.tv , correo.tv , servers.tv and trucos.tv . Of all these domains we only use foros.tv for some time. The rest of these domains are studying options and partnerships in order to put them to use. We also had another of those mentioned. Tv that was sold at € 4,500 a few months ago. I think there are still good opportunities in this TLD buy cheaply. Actually think that the price ratio vs. popularity. TLD tv are where acquire best price generic words in Spanish right now, after a couple of years of relentless rise in the value of domains. info. For the price of the. Tv up and stabilize upward have had to overcome many difficulties. The first with the hoax that the possible disappearance of the island of Tuvalu, which are coming from. Tv, could lose this TLD and make sense disappear. Tv, the second and more serious, dreadful release just over 14 months premium tv domains that Enom has conducted, in which prices "annual rent" are often ridiculous figures that can reach 10.000US $ / year for some premium domains. These difficulties have made this type of domain name, despite being valued, not break up over not being sufficiently developed, in fact seldom see one. Tv with a heavy investment in development behind, let alone Spanish. The truth is that there are days-the least eh! - Where it seems that one is fortunate enough to face. Leo days ago, on July 2, in Loogic on a service, which I find very interesting called atasco.org . It is a mobile phone application to see if there are bottlenecks in the various communities of Spain before departure. The service itself have not tried it, and really do not know whether or not well developed, but it was a great idea.
There are days that casualties knocking on your door, and I, I believe in coincidences bit, I think it may be a business opportunity and work behind them. It turns out that among the thousands of domain names that we find interesting and usually we monitor to capture and portfolio, we have atascos.com and the same day that I read the post of Loogic, coincidences of life, I get an email that We caught without eating or drinking www.atascos.com by $ 79US. The price is a bargain, it all happen on the same day we read of www.atasco.org a great chance and a greater chance that this happens even without knowing I was going to expire-rare as we usually monitor it and was not in our forecast, and even rarer that nobody else was prepared to backorder so that we have been awarded directly without going, as would certainly usual in a private auction, where surely that domain name could have been over 3000 €. This week at our usual meeting Status, we assess options for developing future domain. Any idea?
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