Exclusive New Screenshots Of Merlin Kauffman’s New PortfolioMarket.com

There’s a very good chance you’ve heard of Merlin before. He built an incredibly successful domain business in his early 20′s and since then he has continued to grow his business and innovate like crazy. Merlin is a good friend of mine and I always find I learn something new every time we get together.

Now Merlin is launching two exciting new services, both of which look like they will make a real impact in 2013. The first service is called NameBuy.com is a new domain sales platform focused on .COM domains five years and older. Since this probably represents over 85% of what I buy I can tell you that I’ll be visiting this site frequently.

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The next site is called Portfolio Market and it is the first of its kind, or at least the first time I’ve ever seen anything like it! Like the name says, it is a marketplace dedicated to buying and selling domain portfolios.

Even though the site is not up yet Merlin was nice enough to send me some screenshots so my newsletter subscribers and blog readers can be some of the first to see the new service! Ready to see what Merlin’s been cooking up? Here are some of the first screenshots ever seen of PortfolioMarket.com:

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Morgan

Co-Founder at Fashion Metric
Morgan Linton was born in Berkeley, California but spent nine years traveling the world as an early employee for digital music startup Sonos. In 2007 Morgan founded Linton Investments, a domain name and branding company that has helped some of the most recognized startups in the world acquire their top choice domain name. In 2012 Morgan left his full-time job to co-found Fashion Metric, a startup building technologies that make it easy for online shoppers to buy clothes that fit and arming retailers with more data than ever before.

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  • multibaggerstock February 1, 2013, 1:09 pm

    Looking forward for PortfolioMarket.com it seems very exciting thing.

  • Gypsum Fantastic February 1, 2013, 3:45 pm

    This is great news :-)

    I’ve been waiting on a decent portfolio sales site for a long time.

  • Raymond Hackney February 1, 2013, 9:32 pm

    I just don’t see portfolio sales happening every day, Most people who are not in the ranks of the elite, will have a big quality gap from their top domains to their average or bad domains. Merlin is super bright and this is just the first look so maybe it will be smoothed out over time.

  • Leonard Britt February 2, 2013, 8:57 am

    We frequently see individual names auctioned at Godaddy or Namejet so it seems logical that a quality portfolio could be sold/auctioned as well. The key is quality at an attractive price and perhaps grouped by theme as an end user is likely to be more interested in domains pertinent to their industry. A collection of reg fee / drop list quality domains is not going to attract buyers.

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