Saturday, 4 December 2010

Sex is worth $12-$14 million?

http://most-expensive.net/domain-name

World’s Top Ten Most Expensive Domain Names

by tom on March 11, 2010 · Comments (63)
World's Most Expensive Domain Name - Insure.com
For over half a decade, Business.com reigned as the world’s most expensive domain name after its 1999 sale for $7.5 million. That was shortly after the site was founded by former Walt Disney Internet Group chairman Jake Winebaum and Earthlink founder Sky Dayton. The domain retained its record until 2006, when Match.com founder Gary Kremen decided to get out of the adult entertainment industry and sold Sex.com for $14 million (or $12 million, depending on who you ask) in 2006.
While the current market for internet domains is nowhere as solid as it was during the dot-com peak, the market remains strong and is experiencing solid growth. Each year tens of millions of dollars are exchanged during the resale of domains.
The record for most expensive domain name ever sold changed hands again in late 2009, when internet marketing firm QuinStreet purchased Insure.com for $16 million. Other top dollar domain sales of 2009 include Toys.com, purchased by Toys ‘R Us for $5.1 million in March of 2009, and Candy.com, sold for $3 million in June of 2009.
Enough with the preamble, though—check out the world’s top ten most expensive domain names:
1. Insure.com, sold to QuinStreet for $16 million in 2009.
2. Sex.com, sold for $12-$14 million in 2006.
3. Fund.com, sold for $9.99 million in 2008.
4. Porn.com, sold for $9.5 million in 2007.
5. Business.com, sold for $7.5 million in 1999.
6. Diamond.com, sold to Ice.com for $7.5 million in 2006.
7. Beer.com, sold for $7 million in 2004.
8. Israel.com, sold for $5.88 million in 2004.
9. Casino.com, sold for $5.5 million in 2003.
10. Toys.com, sold to Toys ‘R Us for $5.1 million in 2009.



I added this because I found it interesting .
Not only the most expensive is Insure.com which shows how dull the internet has become or perhaps how under valued url's are. If you want to see a website you are likely to type it in and if you want to find something you are likely to google it - and go to the highest paid advertisor website regardless or the url.

But also do not quite understand the competitive price of sex.com - what are the bidders reasons behind wanting this url for educational purposes? porn? tips? links to all the above? very worrying. 

Please feel free to discuss/explain what you think .

Sunday, 28 November 2010

The inspirational Sarah Horne

I can not get enough of Sarah Horne, I think this illustration is simplistically fantastic and has a playful quality that I am extremely envious of . She is an inspiration that never fails to give me new ideas . Thank you Sarah .

Bird illustrations . Take a look let me know what you think?




Thursday, 4 November 2010


Some Inky Frogs :
Newspaper City

These two photos are from a project I helped to create in Brighton City Collage, where we made a city in the studio out of newspaper and tape all rolled up . Several strong designs including immitations of pirate ships, the louvre and wigwams. Let me know what you think and if you have done anything similar. x
This is a drawing I created looking at negative space and how it can be more powerful to draw the gaps  (or what is missing) rather than what is actually there.


Any comments or suggestions on how to take this idea of space and object further , thanks.

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portfolios with wheels?

hey I am fresh back from london town and having dragged my large portfolio up and down the country I am struggling to understand why a portfolio with wheels has not yet been designed??Let me know if you see one or why this is possibly the worst design idea ever?

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwfLrvJVOt4 This advert for ISAs  is not only ,in my opinion, completely wrong for the target market it also looses its purpose as the bank in question can not often be remembered but just the emotional response of one being  irritated is recalled. This annoyance stems from the combinations of terrible acting by the two "radio presenters" and also the corny attempt and introducing the Vanilla Ice classic into the scene changing the words to "ISA ISA Baby " . Why I as myself with such classy adverts for banks such as HSBC and Lloyds , can Halifax simply not produce something, anything better?

Inky Frog Design

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