Flippa

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Flippa
Flippa Logo.png
Type of site Private
Founded 2009; 7 years ago (2009)
Headquarters Melbourne, Australia, and San Francisco, United States
Key people Matt Mickiewicz, Founder
Mark Harbottle, Founder
Tony Barrett, CEO
Industry Internet
Website Flippa.com
Native client(s) on iOS, Android, Windows

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]

In August 27, 2015, Potato Parcel was sold to marketplace website Flippa for $42,000.[21][22] Previously, Flippa bought the viral webite ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com from creator Matthew Carpentor for $85,000.[23][22]

References[edit]

  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
  21. ^ Volkman, Elliot (November 27, 2015). "Forget Holiday Cards, Send a Potato". Tech Cocktail. Tech.Co. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  22. ^ a b Whitten, Sarah (August 28, 2015). "Viral potato website goes on sale". CNBC. CNBC LLC. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  23. ^ Whitten, Sarah (August 19, 2015). "This guy makes $10,000 a month shipping potatoes". CNBC. CNBC LLC. Retrieved August 11, 2016.