|InternetBrands.com Selling for $640,000,000 in Proposed Private Equity Deal|
A combination of active robust domains, popular sites, forums, VBulletin included
| 3:16 pm on Sep 20, 2010 (gmt 0)|
TechCrunch.com [techcrunch.com ] is reporting the private equity deal, subject to shareholder approval.
If ever there was a deal where "generic descriptive domains" = "internet brands" THIS is THAT deal. "Brands" such as Autos.com, Loan.com, Gardens.com, VacationHomes.com, DoItYourself.com, BusinessFinance.com, . . .
To see a list of Internet Brands "brand of website name" look here -> [internetbrands.com ]
An examination of their brands shows that IB has also been buying websites/companies that have driven traffic by means other than their domains.
| 6:11 pm on Sep 20, 2010 (gmt 0)|
A closer look at their portfolio shows the majority of those sites are community based forums. To wit - they acquired vBulletin a few years ago. Generic is part of the equation, but the real value is in the content and community that those domains hold. Chicken or egg? (a little of both)
| 6:27 pm on Sep 20, 2010 (gmt 0)|
|A closer look at their portfolio shows the majority of those sites are community based forums. |
Almost all of the Automotve forum sites are infringing on trademarks. How are they able to get away with that, let alone somebody buy them?
Here is just a very small sample:
| 7:07 pm on Sep 20, 2010 (gmt 0)|
> infringing on trademarks.
I think they have agreements to use trademarks with all those manufactures. They sell all those cars at carsdirect.com - a major source of revenue is in selling those cars online.
| 9:21 pm on Sep 20, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Brett, thanks for clearing that up.