Dotster Integrates With Sedo to Deliver Domain Name Marketplace and Brokerage Services
Cambridge, Mass., December 6, 2006 - Sedo, the leading online marketplace for the buying and selling of domain names, and Dotster, one of the world's largest domain name registrars, have partnered to offer Dotster customers one-click access to Sedo's domain marketplace or brokerage service when the domain they searched is already registered. With the amount of unregistered domain names decreasing everyday, a quality domain name is becoming ever more difficult to find. Integration with Sedo's marketplace helps Dotster overcome this obstacle and offers their users a second chance at acquiring their preferred domain name even if it's already registered.
With this agreement, Dotster's customers will have instant access to Sedo's market leading database of more than six million aftermarket domain names, more than tripling the chances a name will be available for purchase than through the secondary domain market services Dotster previously offered. If the name is not available on Sedo, customers will be directed to Sedo's brokerage services to help a buyer locate the domain's owner, negotiate fair market value and legally transfer the domain.
»Offering Sedo's domain marketplace services was an easy decision for Dotster -- it provides our customers with the largest amount of choice and the most experienced brokerage services in the industry,« said Clint Page, CEO of Dotster.
Sedo's partnership with Dotster marks the fifth such integration of its secondary domain name marketplace at a major registrar this year. In Q3 2006, Sedo sold more than 1,200 domain names through the registrar channel, resulting in significant new revenue for Sedo's registrar partners and more transactions for Sedo's domain sellers.
»Registrars like Dotster realize that the market landscape for domain names has changed; no longer can most businesses and consumers find the virtual real estate they need among the dwindling supply of unregistered domains,« said Jude Augusta, Director of Partner Development for Sedo. »To solve this problem, Sedo offers registrars and their customers access to the largest collection of premium domain inventory on the Internet with a simple one-click access.«
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 three 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 program. The success of Sedo's model has attracted a global membership base of more than 320,000 domain professionals, and helped more than 5,000 businesses start their Web presence off on the right foot with a great domain name. Sedo offers regional versions of its site for the UK (Sedo.co.uk), France (Sedo.fr), Germany (Sedo.de), and Spain (eSedo.com). For additional information, please visit www.sedo.com.
About Dotster, Inc.
Dotster, Inc. is one of the largest Internet Corporations for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) accredited domain name registrars in the world. Launched in 2000, Dotster was among the first to offer long-term registrations and discounted pricing. Dotster offers superior online account management tools and dedicated support from its customer care team. The company's services include web hosting, DNS management, website development and marketing services, and partner programs.