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Yahoo puts 100+ domain names on the block

  • Interested in owning Crackers.com or Religious.net? Yahoo (YHOO +0.3%) is giving you the chance. The Web giant has decided to sell 100+ "premium" domain names through an auction running from Nov. 14 to Nov. 21.
  • The most costly domain name, Av.com, has a starting price range of $1M-$1.5M. Webserver.com ($250K-$500K) also won't come cheap. But others, such as Cyberjokes.com and Batoota.com ($1K-$5K apiece), are more moderately priced.
  • Yahoo has been looking to monetize some of its unused and sparsely used assets. Earlier this year, thee company sold a portfolio of Internet radio-related patents to Pandora for $8M.
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  • Land of Milk and Honey
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    The poor planning. They should be announcing it 4-5 months in advance and letting the word get out so that competition for them builds. Plus gets their name on the news.

     

    Is this why Yahoo keeps making changes that frustrate their clients? Is top management approving all this stuff, same as with the auction?
    13 Nov 2013, 12:21 PM Reply Like
  • Potatoesy
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    It's not Yahoo's fault that their customer base is hypersensitive to change. The changes are an attempt to cultivate a healthier customer base.
    13 Nov 2013, 12:57 PM Reply Like
  • Land of Milk and Honey
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    @ Potatoesy

     

    Their changes are rubbish. Proof is in your own statement. When you have to blame a huge number of customers and label them "hyersensitive" -- it's evidence they aren't customer oriented nor winning their customers over.

     

    Sometimes customers are sensitive and get used to changes, but the proof is in the reaction - normally a few weeks after other companies make changes the complaints die down. With Yahoo, customers are frustrated months & months later. Read the problem list customers are having with simple use in the new setup. Feature after feature they depended on, disappeared. Nothing great and new is appearing. They aren't cultivating a healthier anything. There isn't an opposite excitement of new people giving accolades to the new setups. They're making poor decisions on changes.
    13 Nov 2013, 01:13 PM Reply Like
  • King Rat
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    Land of Milk and Honey, sadly, that is so very true. 15 years ago or so I opened a Yahoo email account and used Yahoo as a portal for most everything. Over time I switched almost all web services to others not because they offered something new but because Yahoo's portal went downhill. I still log on every couple months to keep my Yahoo account open for nostalgia's sake, but every few times I log in, I see a bizarre change and ask myself, "why did they do that?" They may have great ideas but they do not communicate their logic and as such their changes seem to be changes for change's sake, regardless of hindrance to productivity.
    13 Nov 2013, 02:56 PM Reply Like
  • AdamDivy
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    Genius idea of yahoo to save these domains to sell at a later date. Pure profit!
    13 Nov 2013, 12:23 PM Reply Like
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