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Communicate.com to Receive $1 Million for Four Domain Names

An e-commerce company, Communicate.com Inc., that develops, owns, and operates a network of websites specializing in travel, consumer goods, sports/lifestyle and B-to-B (business to business) has announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell Automobile.com, Exercise.com, Body.com and Makeup.com for $1 million to Manhattan Assets, Inc., a private U.S. corporation. A non-refundable initial payment of $200,000 has been received.

Communicate also announced that it will retain a five percent perpetual royalty on gross sales generated from the four domains—with a guaranteed minimum monthly royalty of $10,000—after the $1 million total purchase price has been received.

Manhattan Assets, Inc. has also agreed to pay Communicate an initial $40,000 consulting fee to assist in the development of the websites.

Proceeds from the sale, net of a 10% finder’s fee, is planned to be used to accelerate the growth of Communicate’s consumer goods-oriented websites, travel properties and B-to-B site, Importers.com.

“Online business continues to thrive despite the overall economic downturn. U.S. consumer eCommerce purchases are expected to total $95 billion this year, and networked business-to-business transactions are estimated at $2.4 trillion for 2003.”

Some of Communicate’s websites include Perfume.com, Brazil.com, Boxing.com, Canadian.com and Importers.com, together receiveing approximately 1,000,000 visitors per month.

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Thomas Barrett  –  Sep 5, 2003 3:13 AM

This doesn’t pass the sniff test for a bona fide transaction.  These are essentially four parking pages.

dnslife  –  Sep 10, 2003 11:18 AM

I think it’s great! More power to those who can profit from a generic domain name.

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