Teem.com Sale Now up to $1,150,000. Another Check!!


Morning Folks!!



Teem.com is a domain that keeps on giving like an ugly duckling sprouting into the Golden Goose. Last night I got another email from them. They have ANOTHER $173,000 in holdback money that I will be getting in 2019. That brings the total deal to $1,150,000. It is now my most lucrative hand registered domain name ever. $35 in 1998. 



That means I doubled my money more than 15 times in 18 years. And that does not include PPC revenue over the years!



$35, $70, $140, $280, $560, $1020, $2040, $4080, $8160, $16,320, $32,640, $65,280, $130,560, $261,120, $522,240, $1,044,480, And that still leaves $105,000 and change!



And here is the complete list of things you could have put $35 in during 1998 and have a bigger return. 



Stocks? NONE! Bonds? NONE! Real Estate? NONE! In fact, the only one I could find would be Bitcoin. But even bitcoin you would have had to buy it at 10 cents or below. 



There was and has been no better investment and ROI than domain names. GREAT and even MEDIOCRE domain names that all end in .COM!!!!!!!!!!!!!



The domain itself was sold for less than 10% of that final figure. The remainder came from my 1.5% equity play! It also notches another 7 figure domain sale for me. I have lost count!



In 1996, I said I would never sell a domain for under $15k and I was laughed at. In 1999, my minimum number went to $50k and the laughter was louder. In 2001 my minimum for a domain was $100,000. And it has remained that ever since. With the exception of a couple domains I sold strictly for the tex benefit.



I don't quote $15,000 anymore. Not $50,000 anymore. Not $100,00 anymore. In FACT, my lowest price going forward will be $250,000. And let me state clearly, it does not matter what the domain is. It is about the demand for that name. The importance. The overall market.



To me, it's the comparable value to opening a real world business. You can't even buy the land for $250k. 10 years RENT is $250k. 10 years of employees manning the store is more than $250k. My point is even at $250k, the domain name is CHEAP when you compare. And just because many domainers are WEAK and are FOOLS and use ESTIBOT does not mean I have to be one too! 



So, you want my domain? I will sell it for a PENNY! But that equity better be worth millions!



How do you do a deal with equity?? DEMAND IT!



My biggest equity stake remains Candy.com at 12.55%. The company is a monster now. I am not at liberty to tell you their volume, but it is stunning!



I also have shares of my Punchbowl.com which is now owned partly by Party City. They have been growing at a fast pace and have major deals in place with Disney.



What's next? I don't know. I will say that Homemade.com is my #1 domain for inquiries this year. I won't be selling that baby without equity! Estibot has it at $83,000. We will see who has the closer valuation in time! Here is a hint. It ain't Estibot!



But 99% of domainers would grab that $83,000 in a heartbeat. Not me! WHY???? Because I KNOW and I UNDERSTAND, VALUE! I won't leave THAT MUCH money on the table! I'd rather pass than be a fool! My money is SAFE owning domains like this. I have no problem holding a great asset!



Homemade.com was created on December 25, 1995. One day before I got my first domain. It was bought by me from a 3rd party. I paid $5500 and also got Wad.com and Rumormill.com in the deal. That's why I don't worry about selling EVER!



Lastly, I don't care if folks know what I paid for a domain name. I know many domainers do. That's from weakness. What I paid has no bearing on value or sales price. NONE!



Rick Schwartz


And now Rick Adds ANOTHER $173k to the Teem.com Deal!!

Morning Folks!!

The gift that keeps giving. In September Teem.com was bought out and I got a SURPRISE check for $642,000. Bringing my total of the Teem.com sale to just about $800k.

I wake up this morning with another email. I guess there was a bit of a "Holdback" and I just found out I am getting another $173,000.

Bringing the total of the sale of Teem.com to $973,000.00 from a $35 hand registration in 1998.

Rick Schwartz

Rick Adds $642,000 to the Teem.com Sale!!

Morning Folks!!

I was surprised to learn that Teem.com was acquired a couple weeks ago. My 1.5% of the company was liquidated. I had no say. I was very disappointed until a few minutes ago when I opened THIS email!!

9/24/2018

Dear Virtual Dates, Inc.,

A payment is now being made to the Teem Technologies, Inc. securityholders. Your payment of $642,751.92 has been processed via the ACH instructions you provided to SRS Acquiom. Please note, ACH payments can take 1-3 business days to settle.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at support@srsacquiom.com or by phone at (415) 263-9018 and provide the following reference in relation to this payment: 429795.

Thank you,










Client Services Team
SRS Acquiom

That brings the total sales price from Teem.com to $800k on a hand registration! That took 20 years. But one hell of a return!! And I thought this was one of my "Pigeon Shit" domains that would never sell.

Rick Schwartz

 

Two Paid off Domains with Owner Financing and the Sale of Mens.com for $250K

Morning Folks!!

In 2018 two domains that I personally financed for the new owners were paid off. In February I received the last $1 Million owed on Candy.com. Then just last month I got the last 10 payments for Teem.com and that deal is now paid off.

I have always been willing to help a SERIOUS buyer with a PLAN to get into one of my domains for a very reasonable monthly fee. Sometimes just $1000 or $1500 a month just to allow them time to find their footing and make a REAL decision. I am not out to choke them. I am out to help them with life Support".

Today I inked a deal to lease Mens.com for $1500/month for 24 months with an option at $250,000 during that lease period. It's an $18k investment on their part for the first year to see if they can make their idea work. That's CHUMP CHANGE! That's not a big number. That's less than a kiosk at your local mall. So if someone has a great idea and they can't manage to get over that small hump, then they probably don't have much confidence in what they are doing and why should I?

Rick Schwartz

 

 

My Entire List of First Quarter Domain Inquiries. Minnows vs Whales

Morning Folks!!


Here is the combined results of all inquiries for the first quarter of 2011. I have left the duplicates intact so you can see which domains get offers each month and the ones with an 'asterisk' are multiple inquiries for that specific domain name. 399.com was the only domain that I received multiple offers during each month. Properties.com and 899.com were tied for #2.


These are basically unsolicited offers as I don't have my domain names listed for sale anywhere with a price. Most come from whois.


Offers are like fish. The small ones you take off the hook and throw them back. Even on my parked pages at Parked.com for example, my domains are not offered for sale. 'Lease This Domain as Low as $1000/month Please contact us for more information.'


The minnows are swimming by. But I am not fishing for minnows. I am fishing for whales. I am fishing for record setting catch. I am certainly not fishing for domainers. Don't take offense. I just don't sell wholesale. I sell retail and I sell retail only. Of the 12 domains I have sold, 4 have made national/international news. The other 8 averaged more than $125,000 per sale. Even some of those were SACRIFICED because I was out there turning theory into reality. You don't make a headline turning down a deal. You make headlines when you do the deal. Something that was FREE had now transformed itself into some of the most valuable property in the world.


The 20 year plan would land me in 2016 as when domain names will BEGIN to reach full potential. That period will likely last 20 years or more. Likely much more. But we are not immortal and for most, it won't matter what happens in 50 or 60 years. The earlier you make the $$$ the longer you have to enjoy them. You just have to understand that a Ferrari is way cooler to have when you are 35 than when you are 85. Something just a bit sweeter there if you know what I mean.


Frankly, I am insulted when it comes to domain values. Domains have MORE value than the physical property. At LEAST base the foundational costs on what a real world storefront would cost and all the associated expenses. Laugh. I could care less. It will happen in the 5 year period I am talking of now.


When it hits PAR......we can talk. Until then, there is not much to say. Just take 10 minutes and sit down with a spreadsheet and add up all the costs. ALL of them. Tell me how much even a modest store would pay in all those expenses, fees and such. Until folks do that, there is no reason to do anything.


And when it hits PAR, I will give you a barrel full of reasons why the domain is worth much much much more. Your ticket to the world stage. Your ticket to a dream. Your ticket to do anything with little to hold you back. Your ticket to fame and fortune. So just because it takes time, does not mean you have to give in or give up at THEIR calling.


Have a GREAT Day!

Rick Schwartz


































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































1012.com
1012.com**
1019.com
11311.com
1620.com
1978.com**
235.com**
238.com
238.com
239.com
295.com
295.com**
2995.com
346.com
348.com
399.com**
399.com**
399.com**
6565.com
6565.com**
750.com
750.com
750.com
800club.com
8181.com
8181.com
8181.com**
899.com**
899.com**
915.mobi
939.com
939.com**
9595.com
9595.com**
969.com
969.com
969.com
975.com
975.com**
977.com
977.com**
987.com
989.com
989.com
989.com
ACRepair.com**
AdvertisingCompany.com
Ass.com
Ass.net
BestIdea.com
BestOdds.com
BodyOdor.com
BuyWholesale.com**
BWU.com
CamCam.com
CamJam.com
CandyCam.com
Casinonline.com
CheapDate.com
CheapDate.com
cheapest.com**
CheapestPrice.com**
ChristmasClub.com
Cutie.com
Cutie.com
DanceCam.com
DateNow.com
Delivers.com**
Dick.com
dirtypictures.com
DotComNudes.com
eBet.com
eBet.com**
eBid.com**
ebid.com**
eBid.com**
ebud.com
efu.com
efu.com
eGold.com**
EroticSites.com
eTrip.com
eTrip.com
FamousNames.com
Girls.net
GirlsWanted.com
GoBabyGo.com
GoBet.com**
GoFishing.com
GoGoClubs.com
GoingPlaces.com
GoldenTouchMedia.com
gpf.com
handicapper.com
Harems.com
hotbet.com
i-watch.org
i-watch.org
iBankOnline.com
IHF.com
Ihf.com
iHotels.com
iWantSex.com
JackpotBingo.com**
Jigolo.com
kissass.com
LipService.com
LookingForSex.com
Luv.com**
Luv.com**
Mens.com
NNN.co (All NNN I own)
oidd.com
Panti.com
PartyGirls.com
PartyTonight.com
PartyVille.com
PhoenixFlowers.co
Pornflix.com
Pornflix.com**
Porno.com
Private-Property.com
Prop.com
Properties.com
Properties.com
Properties.com**
Properties.com**
Property.com
Property.com**
Property.com**
Puta.com
RowOne.com
RumorMill.com
SayWhen.com
SecretUnderground.com
Serge.com
SexGod.com
Sexo.com
Sexo.com
SexualDesire.com
Shitface.com
StartLiving.com
StartLiving.com
StartThinking.com
StartThinking.com
StarvingArtists.com
Surf411.com
Surf411.com
SWJ.com
TeamBets.com
TeamTiger.com
Teem.com
TennisWorld.com
TopSecret.com
TopSecret.com**
Tradeshows.com**
Tryouts.com
TryThat.com
Undressing.com
UnEmployed.com
UnNatural.com
Vanity800Numbers.com
vDate.com
VideoDates.com
VideoDates.com
VirtualDates.com
VirtualMuseum.com
VirtualSecretary.com
VirtualTours.com**
VirtualTours.com**
Wants.com
Wants.com
Watching.com
watching.com
WhiteChicks.com
WholesaleJewelry.com
WholesaleJewelry.com**
Widgets.com
Widgets.com**
wxy.com
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My Domain Inquiries for February 2011

Morning Folks!!


'The domain is Not worth $100k!!'


'The domain is Not worth $1 Million!!'


'The domain is Not worth $5 Million!!'


My Response:


'OK, Come back when it is!'


My perspective is different than most so my attitude is different and so is my vision. I was around when 0 out of 6 Billion people would even take $100 out of their wallet for any of these. Before that they were free and would not even invest the time to fill out the registration slip. I have seen the values rise from worthless to laughable to foolish to everything in between where we find it today as a sought after asset. An asset capable of becoming income producing businesses serving the entire English speaking population of the world and the numerical ones with even broader appeal.


If domain name values were put on a chart, you would see a very steady increase in value with possibly a few small spikes along the way over the past 15 years. But the last 15 years will have little in common with the next 5 years. That is where I see the 'Sweet Spot'. I see a chart that began an ascent that will just become steeper and steeper in time. Not many sectors have held up as well as ours. Nothing counts until we hit 'Par'. What is Par? Something I have talked about for years but never put a name on it until now.


As a side note.....I only responded to a total of 6 of about 150 inquiries.


** Means contacted by multiple parties for that particular domain name.


Also my first .CO inquiry on the list below.


Have a GREAT Day!

Rick Schwartz


8181.com**
TopSecret.com
PhoenixFlowers.co
GoingPlaces.com
Property.com**
WhiteChicks.com
BuyWholesale.com**
WholesaleJewelry.com**
Porno.com
vDate.com
efu.com
DateNow.com
eBid.com**
Cutie.com
Shitface.com
i-watch.org
hotbet.com
LookingForSex.com
Pornflix.com
AdvertisingCompany.com
Ass.com
Teem.com
TryThat.com
Luv.com**
1019.com
PartyTonight.com
CheapestPrice.com**
969.com
GoBet.com**
Properties.com**
iHotels.com
Puta.com
399.com**
348.com
346.com
295.com**
239.com
238.com
235.com**
977.com**
watching.com
Ihf.com
ChristmasClub.com
Surf411.com
eBet.com
Wants.com
DanceCam.com
Widgets.com**
CheapDate.com
BestOdds.com
6565.com**
750.com
899.com**
975.com**
969.com
939.com
989.com
eTrip.com
9595.com


You can compare this list to my list of January 2011