Flippa

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Flippa.com Pty Ltd
Flippa Logo.png
Type of site
Private
Founded2009; 9 years ago (2009)
HeadquartersMelbourne, Australia, and San Francisco, United States
No. of locationsSan Francisco, Portland, , Barcelona, São Paulo, Copenhagen, Moscow, Hamburg, Berlin, Milan, Toronto
Key peopleMatt Mickiewicz, Founder
Mark Harbottle, Founder
Tony Barrett, CEO
IndustryInternet
WebsiteFlippa.com
Native client(s) oniOS, Android, Windows

Flippa is a marketplace for buying and selling online businesses, 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 website 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. ^ "Hold onto Your Hats! Flippa Acquires Domain Holdings - Predicts $70 Million in Sales This Year". www.dnjournal.com.
  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.