Action Sports Social Networks and Ecommerce Sites
These powerhouse and high traffic domains were purchased and sourced
through Domains For Media. We were looking for a team to develop
when we discovered that Mike Mann and Washington VC had been interested
before we got it under contract. After a bit of research it became
clear that WashingtonVC had financial, legal, SEO, social networking
and development skills and resources to take Snowboards.com
to the next
level. Domains For Media had advertising sales professionals in
place to complement the process and get advertisers in place quickly.
In a great coincidence the Domains For Media sales team had discovered
that the owner of Skateboards.com
was interested further developing those domains. In our first call
with Danny Keith it became clear that the best route was to bring
all these great domains under one roof. It reminded us of the Pets
Unlimited domain portfolio of dog.com,
fish.com and others
which has multi-million dollars per year in annual sales.
Within just a few days we had a deal in place between WashingtonVC,
Domains For Media and Danny Keith (the owner of skateboards.com
to own and develop these amazing domains in one new entity. Danny
is our new President and brings 20 years of experience in the action
sports industry. Our company name is SportsBoards Online LLC.
While it took a few months to get the final documents in place
the team felt comfortable enough with each other to start work immediately
and launch Skateboards.com
We hit our 3000th member only 4 months after the launch of the social
network. The sales team has put over $12,000 per month of advertising
in place in that same period. On December 20th, 2007 the deal officially
closed and we are off to the races.