Flippa

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Flippa is a marketplace for buying and selling websites, domain names and iOS apps, based in Melbourne, Australia and San Francisco.[1] Flippa was founded by Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz as the SitePoint Marketplace,[2] and was spun off as a separate website in June, 2009.[2] By 2015, it had traded more than $140 million in websites, domains, and mobile apps.[3][4]

Half of the Flippa's revenue comes from selling the websites, while the sales of domain names contribute to about 30% of the deals. Most expensive sale up to date was planetrx.com[5][6] that sold for $1,200,000 USD and the most expensive domain name was StockPhoto.com[2][7][8][9] sold by buy now price for $250,000 USD. Other notable websites and domains sold through Flippa have included Mark Zuckerberg's former website Facemash,[10] overnight success story, shipyourenemiesglitter.com[11] , and Retweet.com.[12][13][14][15] During the 2012 US Presidential election, the domain name RomneyRyan.com was listed on Flippa[16] reaching $8,050.00 USD in bids, but did not sell.[17][18] Next year it dropped and was sold via GoDaddy for $235.00 USD.[19]

In May 2015 Flippa.com bought Domain Holdings, the domain name brokerage firm based in Florida, US.[20]


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  1. ^ Cooke, Tim (20 January 2014). "Q&A With Flippa's Man in San Francisco". Flippa Blog. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "About Flippa". Flippa. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Flippa". Flippa. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Bender, Adam (6 May 2013). "Australian startup snapshot: Flippa". TechWorld. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "planetrx.com - Website for sale". Flippa. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Flippa sales". DNPric.es. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "stockphoto.com - Domain Name for sale". Flippa. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Flippa domain name sales". DNPric.es. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  9. ^ Michlick, Frank (23 December 2013). "StockPhoto.com sells for $250,000 on Flippa". DomainNameNews. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "FaceMash.com - Domain Name for sale". Flippa. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com has sold! - Apparently all that glitters IS gold. Get help finding other golden opportunities like this one on Flippa.". Flippa. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "retweet.com - Website for sale". Flippa. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  13. ^ Kenn, Nick (17 January 2015). "Shipyourenemiesglitter.com sells on Flippa". TheGuardian.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  14. ^ Indvik, Lauren (19 November 2012). "Mark Zuckerberg's College Website Sells for $30,000". Mashable. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  15. ^ Siegler, M.G. (17 February 2010). "Retweet.com For Sale. Buy It And Risk A Lawsuit From Twitter.". Mashable. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "romneyryan.com - Domain Name for sale". Flippa. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "RomneyRyan.com Site Goes up for Auction". Fox Business. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  18. ^ "RomneyRyan.com Fails To Sell On Flippa.com". The Domains. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  19. ^ "romneyryan.com historic sales". DNPric.es. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  20. ^ http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150520.htm