Here's the The Lowdown
from DN Journal,
fill you in on the latest buzz going around the domain name industry.
The Lowdown is
compiled by DN Journal Editor & Publisher Ron
Hoagland Adds Another .Com GeoDomain to His World Class
Collection and New .CA Marketplace Opens for Business
Hoagland of Domains
New Media LLC
has joined with Linda and Corky Gifford of Island Communications
LLC to purchase PanamaCityBeach.com from Charles
Mason for an undisclosed
price. Domains New Media and Island Communications
acquired the domain
the website and its customer base in the transaction.Hoagland, who was
profiled in our July
2008 Cover Story, already owns some of the
world's top developed geodomains including Atlanta.com,
MyrtleBeach.com and BuenosAires.com,
to name just a few.
PanamaCityBeach.com, a site that represents the top resort
town in Florida's panhandle, Hoagland said "We are starting with an
excellent platform - the current site has a great layout,
is easy to navigate and even works on the iPhone.
It will be further improved as we switch over to the new improved GeoDomain platforms
that we are developing."
Seller Charles Mason,
who will continue to work with the new owners, said "Skip and his partners and team members really understand the value of a
geodomain and have the funding to take PanamaCityBeach.com to new levels. Their proven network of domain names can reach tourists that others only
dream about. Skip's help, dedication, fairness and professionalism is and has been on the highest level and was unsurpassed by anyone or other proposals we received."
Domains New Media LLC
"Skip and I had been in discussion for many months
and the most important concern was that the site remains relevant to the many small area businesses that make Panama City Beach such an inviting vacation family place.
With their existing media experience. Island Communication LLC fully understands how to work with these small businesses and
embrace the local economy by hiring locally for sales, photographers, videographers and reporters, etc."
only Domains New Media LLC can offer the advertisers access to
a network covering some 51 City.com sites worldwide along with local drive by cities that include our largest market Atlanta."
Domain New Media LLC
has been in business for over fifteen years specializing in
geoomains and generic domains that cover popular
subjects (one of the premier examples being Fishing.com).
Island Communications LLC
has been in the tourism media business for over 35
years and they currently publish leading tourist magazines for
the Savannah, Georgia and Hilton Head, South
Carolina markets. Island also operates a brochure and magazine distribution network in
hotel lobbies on Hilton Head and surrounding areas and
they own and operate six pure city .com brands.
One other note to
pass along before we head into the weekend that
will be of special interest to our Canadian
friends - MyID.ca
has aunched a comprehensive .ca
domain marketplace that is offering
tens of thousands of .ca ccTLD domains for
sale. The marketplace is devoted exclusively
to Canada's country code domains - the first
marketplace of this size to ever focus on a single
The site's domain
inventory spans more than 40 categories and
covers a wide range of pricing from less than $100
to more than $100,000. If you are
interested in .ca domains you will want to
bookmark their URL, http://domainmarket.myid.ca.
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