Thought Convergence, Inc.

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  • 2011
  • December 30, 2011
  • TrafficZ and TCI Celebrates 10 Years in Domain Monetization
  • TrafficZ and Thought Convergence, Inc celebrate 10 years in domain monetization. What started out as an idea back 2001 has become a rewarding reality for TrafficZ and Thought Convergence, Inc. Our story is no different from yours; We understand your mission as a domainer and want to help you achieve those goals. On behalf of Kevin Vo, Ammar Kubba and the entire team at TrafficZ and TCI, THANK YOU for the past 10 years. We hope to continue providing you with superior domain technology and cutting-edge domain monetization options.

    “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together, is reality.” – John Lennon

    We’ve created a special Anniversary video documenting our story. We hope that you’ll take the time to view it at the link below.

    TrafficZ Anniversary Video

    For more information, please visit Our Anniversary Page

  • November 30, 2011
  • Aftermarket.com Celebrates Anniversary With Domain Brokerage Success Story
  • Aftermarket.com celebrates its first birthday with the successful brokerage of Order.com. The mid-to-high six-figure sale, which closed last week, ranks as the 6th highest domain sale of the year, according to DNJournal.com.

    The transaction was led by Omar Kubba, Senior Domain Broker for Aftermarket.com’s recently-launched Brokerage division. Aftermarket.com’s Brokerage division was formed specifically to cater to premium, highly-sought-after domain assets, domain names and websites that typically require a high level of hands-on involvement and personal attention due to the premium price tags and sophisticated clientele.

    Senior Domain Broker, Omar Kubba, who heads the Brokerage division, views Aftermarket.com’s involvement in the premium domain space a must, commenting that, “Quality domain names above a certain price point often require a seasoned and professional team in order to complete the sale. Our brokers are dedicated to identifying investors and end-users that are committed and understand the long-term value of a premium, one-of-a-kind domain asset.”

    As with any relatively new asset class, many of those outside of the domain industry are either unaware of or do not fully understand the true value of a solid domain name. Aftermarket.com brokers educate and evangelize throughout the sales process, reaching out to and working with buyers at all levels, from Fortune 100 companies to small business owners to individual investors. The quick turnaround and flawless execution of the Order.com transaction evidences that philosophy, and further solidifies Aftermarket.com’s unique position in the domain name industry. According to Kubba, “The new owner of Order.com had the savvy and foresight to purchase an asset that will not only appreciate over time, but one that will also add tremendous value to their already-successful business. They understood that there’s only one Order.com in the world, and now they own it.”

    Shai Neubauer, the previous owner of Order.com, approached Aftermarket.com after exhausting several other avenues of representation. He knew of the company’s solid reputation and decided to give the newly-formed Brokerage division an opportunity. “I’ve used all of the known domain industry brokers at one time or another; however, Aftermarket.com was the only company able to open the door to appropriate and qualified end users. Omar Kubba worked harder than anyone else and really went the extra mile to get the absolute best offer on my domain. His knowledge, persistence, and connections really made the difference,” said Neubauer.

    Recent enhancements to the Aftermarket.com platform further assisted Kubba in successfully concluding the Order.com transaction. The newly-launched, proprietary Aftermarket.com broker system enabled Kubba to create a central web presence for all of his domain name listings, making it possible to provide a robust, secure, and professional hub for all interested parties. Aftermarket.com currently has exclusive and non-exclusive contracts on many other premium domain assets, with additional access to most of the world’s finest domain name assets; please visit http://broker.aftermarket.com for a partial list of highlighted Brokerage inventory, and www.aftermarket.com for a current list of marketplace inventory.

    About Aftermarket.com Aftermarket.com is a leading digital marketplace servicing the 24/7 demand for Internet domains on the World Wide Web. As an individual brand of Thought Convergence, Inc., Aftermarket.com is committed to offering the most advanced, innovative and secure platform for businesses and individuals to buy and sell domain names on the Internet. With its broad reach, quality inventory, and intuitive user interface, Aftermarket.com services the needs of any individual or business interested in buying, selling or learning about domain name assets. Aftermarket.com is the easy, intuitive and trusted way to make a name for yourself online.

    For more information, please visit www.aftermarket.com.

  • May 13, 2011
  • Aftermarket.com achieves auction success at Domain Roundtable 2011 in the Bahamas
  • Aftermarket.com concluded its live auction on March 3, 2011 from Domain Roundtable at the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas. The auction was the first event held since officially launching the platform back in November 2010. It was deemed an industry success thanks to Aftermarket.com’s unparallel auction platform technology and abundance of strong domain names up for auction.

    One of Aftermarket.com’s main focuses was to price domains at a range that was realistic for a large percentage of domainers. Priced at low to no reserve, this strategy proved to be effective as both the live auction moved an impressive 53% of inventory. The following domains are just a few successful sales from the event:

    Seated.com $2,600
    Overworked.com $3,750
    Viewed.com $4,900
    Rehabclinics.com $9,000

    Aftermarket.com is a full service platform that allows users to buy and sell domains. Sellers can select from three different listing styles or host a private listing. Aftermarket.com provides all of the tools necessary to market your listing or make an informed buying decision.

    For more information on Aftermarket.com, or to register for an account, please check out Aftermarket.com or contact support@aftermarket.com

  • February 24, 2011
  • From Grams to Celibacy to Coed It's Going to be a Wild Night in the Bahamas
  • According to Morgan Linton, "Next week Domainers from around the world will come-together on Paradise Island in the Bahamas for Domain Roundtable. This is a conference like none other and it’s not just because it takes place literally in Paradise. Thought Convergence has gone above-and-beyond to put-together something truly incredible that will absolutely help you take your Domaining business to the next level."

    To read the full article, click here

  • January 27, 2011
  • Domain Roundtable Bahamas Q&A
  • After taking a year off in 2010, Domain Roundtable is back this March. And it’s back in style, traveling to The Atlantis in the Bahamas. I checked in with the Domain Roundtable (DRT) to get the scoop.

    To read the full article, click here

  • January 27, 2011
  • Aftermarket.com Auction
  • Aftermarket.com will host a live auction from the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas during Domain Roundtable 2011. Domain submissions will be accepted until Friday, January 28th, with the final auction list being released shortly afterward. The auction will be comprised of both a live and online component. The live auction will be held March 3rd and an extended bidding period will take place online.

    Interested attendees should visit www.DomainRoundtable.com or click here to register for the conference.

    Those interested in submitting domains should visit www.Aftermarket.com or click here to submit.

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  • 2010
  • November 12, 2010
  • Aftermarket.com is Alive
  • Thought Convergence’s Aftermarket.com has been reborn...

    For more information, click here

  • August 4, 2010
  • Domain Roundtable 2011 Announced
  • Conference makes its return in a very nice location. After taking a year off, Thought Convergence’s Domain Roundtable is making a return in 2011 in a big way: a trip to the Bahamas. The event will take place March 1-4, 2011 at Atlantis in the Bahamas.

    For more information, click here

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  • 2009
  • July 7, 2009
  • Thought Convergence Brokers Successful Sale of Contests.com for Yahoo!®
  • LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aftermarket.com, a division of Thought Convergence™, is pleased to announce the successful completion of its latest auction at the Domain Roundtable conference. With a better than 50% sell-through rate during the live bidding and strong interest throughout the extended auction, Aftermarket.com has solidified its position as a market leader in the domain name secondary market.

    For more information, click here

  • March 24, 2009
  • Domain Roundtable 2009 to Be Held in Washington DC
  • LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thought Convergence is proud to announce the fifth annual Domain Roundtable conference, set to take place June 14-17, 2009, at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington DC. This year’s theme, Reaching Beyond: Shaping our Future Together, looks to assemble key players and decision makers from the domain, financial, legal and Internet technology sectors. Interested parties should visit www.DomainRoundtable.com for the latest registration information.

    For more information, click here

  • March 3, 2009
  • Aftermarket.com Continues Success with Impressive Sell-Through Rate
  • LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aftermarket.com, a division of Thought Convergence, has concluded its live and online auction, which took place February 21, 2009 from the Domainer Mardi Gras conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The auction proved to be a success by moving 78% of the inventory; continuing to build upon the impressive sell-through rates that have become synonymous with Aftermarket.com. The auction house maintained its strategy of offering several domains at no or low reserve, prompting increased interest and participation. The following domains proved that bidding activity increases when appropriately priced:

    For more information, click here

  • February 18, 2009
  • Aftermarket.com Releases Auction Catalog for Live Auction at Domainer Mardi Gras
  • Aftermarket.com, a division of Thought Convergence, Inc., has released the final catalog for the auction at Domainer Mardi Gras, available at www.Aftermarket.com/domainer-mardi-gras. The live and online event is set to take place February 21, 2009 at 2:45 PM CST in New Orleans, Louisiana. The catalog is comprised of over 50 premium domain names. Featured domains include:

    For more information, click here

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  • 2008
  • December 18, 2008
  • Aftermarket.com Named Exclusive Auction House for Domainer Mardi Gras
  • LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aftermarket.com, a division of Thought Convergence, Inc., announced today that it has been selected as the premier auction house for Domainer Mardi Gras. The live event is set to take place February 21, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The domain submission period for the simultaneous online and in-person auction is currently underway at www.Aftermarket.com and will remain open until January 30, 2009.

    For more information, click here

  • December 2, 2008
  • Aftermarket.com Has Record Sell-Thru Rate at Auction Down Under
  • LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Aftermarket.com live auction took place November 20, 2008 at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Down Under, moving an impressive 80% of the domain auction inventory, an increase of 28% over the previous Aftermarket.com auction in New York. This also marks one of the highest sell-thru rates in the industry.

    For more information, click here

  • November 14, 2008
  • Aftermarket.com Auction Catalog Officially Released
  • LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thought Convergence, Inc.’s Aftermarket.com has released 100 noteworthy domain names to be featured in the simultaneous live and online auction, taking place at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Down Under, Nov. 20, 2008 at 8:30 AM AEST UTC/GMT +10 hours (Nov. 19, 2008, 2:30 PM PST). Featured domains include Saws.com, BusinessFirms.com, DentalPolicy.com, Broadcasting.com.au and many more high-quality lots. A complete list of domains can be found on the DomainTools blog at blog.domaintools.com.

    For more information, click here

  • November 10, 2008
  • Thought Convergence is Converging the Domain Ecosystem
  • There are lots of companies playing one or two angles of the domain name business: sales, monetization, registration, etc. Thought Convergence, however, is making a play to own the entire life of the domain from research to registration all the way through sales. That puts it in a class with another Los Angeles domain icon: Oversee.net.
    For more information, click here

  • October 21, 2008
  • Thought Convergence's Aftermarket.com Named Premier Auction House for T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Down Under Domain Conference
  • LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thought Convergence announces the designation of Aftermarket.com as the premier auction house for the upcoming T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Down Under conference in Queensland, Australia. This simultaneous in-person and online auction will commence on November 20, 2008, beginning at 8:30 AM AEST UTC/GMT +10 hours (Nov 19, 2008, 2:30 PM PST).

    For more information, click here

  • September 23, 2008
  • Thought Convergence Launches Aftermarket.com, Premier Domain Auction!
  • LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Wednesday, September 24, 2008, Thought Convergence will launch its new Aftermarket.com live auction platform at the upcoming T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference in New York. Domainer investors and aficionados can look forward to bidding on a broad selection of high-quality domain names, aggressively priced, ensuring upside potential for buyers and creating liquidity for sellers. Significant investment opportunities present themselves with domain lots including Husband.com & Wife.com, Off.com, Palermo.com, Association.com, TrademarkAttorneys.com & TrademarkLawyers.com, NewYorkApartment.com & NewYorkLoft.com, Eat.net, and many others! Visit www.Aftermarket.com to view a complete list of inventory.

    For more information, click here

  • May 5, 2008
  • Thought Convergence Acquires Name Intelligence
  • LOS ANGELES & SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thought Convergence, the industry-leading provider of domain management, monetization and development tools and technologies for premium domain owners and aggregators of high-quality domain portfolios, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Name Intelligence, the company behind the highly-acclaimed DomainTools service and the Domain Roundtable conference. The acquisition expands Thought Convergence’s already extensive suite of industry-leading domain tools, services and technologies, and paves the path for management’s vision of a unified Domain Ecosystem.

    For more information, click here

  • April 24, 2008
  • Reynolds Named to Internet Commerce Association Board
  • Thought Convergence General Manager, Philip Reynolds, is elected to The Internet Commerce Associations Board of Directors.

    For more information, click here

  • February 20, 2008
  • TrafficZ Party : TRAFFIC West 2008
  • Kevin Vo, founder of TrafficZ, talks with Sevan Derderian and Domainer TV at the Voodoo Lounge atop the Rio Resort during the TrafficZ Party at TRAFFIC West 2008 in Las Vegas. Vo talks about TrafficZ 5.0, the TRAFFIC conferences, and where TrafficZ is headed in the months and years to come.

    For more information, click here

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  • 2007
  • November 14, 2007
  • Kevin Vo and Ammar Kubba: How They Became Friends, Beat The Odds and Hit It Big With TrafficZ
  • Thought Convergence co-owners, Kevin Vo and Ammar Kubba, are featured in the November 2007 DN Journal!

    For more information, click here

  • August 6, 2007
  • LeaseThis.com Makes the Domain Distribution Network Inventory Available for Lease
  • LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LeaseThis.com, the primary source for domain asset solutions, announced today that it will begin offering for lease 500,000 domains (also known as URLs) managed by the Domain Distribution Network (DDN), a product of Dark Blue Sea Ltd, an Australian-based Internet company specializing in domain names and direct navigation. The addition of the Domain Distribution Networks’ inventory brings LeaseThis.com’s stock to nearly four million domain names, all of which will be available for short- and long-term leasing at a flat rate.

    For more information, click here

  • June 20, 2007
  • LeaseThis.com and NameMedia’s AfternicDLS Partner to Make Additional 700,000 Premium Domains Available for Leasing
  • NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NameMedia’s Afternic Domain Listing Service (DLS) and LeaseThis.com today announced a strategic marketing partnership that will expand LeaseThis.com inventory by 700,000 premium domains names.
    The partnership will allow LeaseThis.com customers to lease or purchase AfternicDLS premium domains via the LeaseThis.com Web site.
    NameMedia owns the largest portfolio of premium domain names in the world and the company’s AfternicDLS sales platform was recently named the industry leader in secondary market domain names by The Domain Name Journal.

    For more information, click here

  • June 1, 2007
  • LeaseThis.com Creates New Online Advertising Model Eliminating Industry Problem of Click Fraud
  • LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LeaseThis.com, the primary source for domain asset solutions, officially launched globally today, providing advertisers with a new online advertising model that eliminates the ongoing problem of click fraud and makes popular domain names (also known as URLs) widely accessible and affordable to advertisers. By offering advertisers a flat rate to lease a domain name, LeaseThis.com has eliminated the industry issue of click fraud, which is caused by repeatedly clicking on advertising links to purposely drive up the cost for the advertiser in a pay-per-click model.

    For more information, click here

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