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{{CompanyInfo|| logo = logo_sedo.jpg| type = Public
| industry = Domain Trading, Parking
| founded = Germany, 2001
| ownership = [[United_Internet | United Internet]] AG
| headquarters = Cologne, Germany<br />Cambridge, MA, USA<br/>London, UK
| country =
| businesses =
| products = SedoMLS
| employees = 332 (2013)| revenue = €140m (2013)130
| website = [http://www.sedo.com sedo.com]
| blog =
| facebook = [https://www.facebook.com/sedo Sedo]
| linkedin = [httphttps://www.linkedin.com/companyin/sedo-gmbh domain-marketplace-03371325/ Sedo]
| twitter = sedo
| you tube = [http://www.youtube.com/user/SedoLLC]
| keypeople = [[Tobias FlaitzMichael Robrock]] <small>CEO Sedo GmbH,MB member Sedo InterNetX Holding AG<br></small>[[Dima BeitzkeHakan Ali]] <small>CSO Sedo GmbH Chief Strategy Officer<br></small>[[Paul Martin Fawell]] <small>General Manager, Managing Director of North America<br></small>[[Simonetta BatteigerBarbara Stolz]] <small>Head of Product ManagementChief Financial Officer<br></small>[[Matthias Meyer-SchoenherrDieter Granitzki]] <small>Director of Business DevelopmentChief Technical Officer<br></small>
[[Dirk Ochotzki]] <small>Head of Operations<br></small>
[[Joel GhebalyAndreas Schmid]] <small>Head of Product Management,Traffic Monetization<br></small>[[Solomon Amoako]] <small>CSO Sedo LLC <br></small>[[Christian Voß]] <small>Director of Chief MarketingOfficer</small><br>[[Kathy Nielsen]] <small>Head of Business Development, New gTLDs</small>|logo=Sedo Logo RGB.jpg}}
'''Sedo''', which stands for '''S'''earch '''E'''ngine for '''D'''omain '''O'''ffers, is a [http://www.sedo.com/us/home/getting-started/?language=us domain name marketplace] and [http://www.sedo.com/us/park-domains/park-domains-overview/?language=us&tracked=1&partnerid=20293&langSwitchLink=true domain parking provider]. Sedo was founded in Germany in 2001, and has headquarters is headquartered in Cologne, Germany with an office in both Cambridge, Massachusetts and Cologne, Germany. The company has 150 employees from more than 25 countries at offices located in the United States, Great Britain, and Germany, and 2 million customers with 18 over 19 million domain names for sale. Five million domains are parked via Sedo's parking program <ref>[http://www.sedo.com/uk/about-us/overview/?tracked=&partnerid=&language=e SEDO.co.uk]</ref>
Sedo is a subsidiary company of the [http://www.sedoholding.com/en/ Sedo InterNetX Holding AG] under the German company [[United_Internet | United Internet]] AG. The company is registered in the United States as Sedo.com LLC.<ref>[http://www.sedo.com/links/showlinks.php3?tracked=&partnerid=&language=us&Id=2799 Sedo.com: Our Story]</ref>
==Products and Services==
According to its official website, Sedo provides [http://www.sedo.com/us/buy-domains/buy-domains-overview/?language=us&langSwitchLink=true domain name buying] and [http://www.sedo.com/us/sell-domains/sell-domains-overview/?language=us&langSwitchLink=true selling services] through [http://www.sedo.com/search/searchresult.php4?language=us search], [http://www.sedo.com/auction/auction_schedule.php?menu=buy&language=us auction], [http://www.sedo.com/search/domain_catalog.php?language=us catalog], [http://www.sedo.com/us/sell-domains/domain-brokerage/?language=us&tracked=1&partnerid=51686&langSwitchLink=true brokerage], etc. It also provides domain parking, domain appraisal, domain transfer, domain escrow, and [http://www.sedo.com/us/services/sedos-partner-program/?language=us&tracked=&partnerid=&langSwitchLink=true partner programs], etc.<ref>[http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sedo-unveils-full-suite-of-services-to-help-launch-promote-and-grow-new-domain-name-extensions-2012-10-10 Sedo Unveils Full Suite of Services, MarketWatch.com]</ref>
===New gTLD Services===
In October, 2012, Sedo announced that it was launching has a [http://www.sedo.com/us/new-gtlds/new-gtlds-for-buyers/?language=us&langSwitchLink=true number of services] for the registries to be created through [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program]]:
* Premium List Identification and Pricing Assistance - Sedo will help applicants identify which domains are going to be the most attractive to the target audience and price them appropriately. Sedo uses more than 13 20 years of [http://www.sedo.com/us/resources/market-trends/?language=us&langSwitchLink=true sales data] covering all traded TLDs, as well as multiple external sources, to create a premium reserve list of domains likely to command the highest sales values.
* Premium Domain Auctions - a neutral, safe platform for multiple applicants with marketing support and promotion to attract buyers and revenue for your premium domains.
* Sunrise, Landrush and Premium Auctions - Sedo provides multiple-language auction services for both premium auctions and those related to the [[Sunrise Period]]s and [[Landrush Period]]s.
* Exclusive Premium Name Distribution in the [http://www.sedo.com/us/sell-domains/sedomls/?language=us&tracked=&partnerid=&langSwitchLink=true SedoMLS Network]
* Custom sales and marketing solutions tailored to individual extensions
 
 
===SedoMLS===
* As the world's largest domain distribution network, SedoMLS multiplies a single domain listing and places it in front of millions of potential buyers worldwide
* Registrar customers are able to purchase domains from Sedo’s premium inventory of over 18 19 million domains – including the most exclusive new gTLD names – directly from the Registar's website
* With Sedo's easy registrar listing service, customers can listing their names to be syndicated across SedoMLS
* Outstanding technical support with its SedoMLS testbed and dedicated tech support team making SedoMLS implementation simple and user-friendly
 
 
===Domain Parking===
* Users earn revenue on more than 4 five million domains while simultaneously promoting those domains for sale
* Domain owners and advertisers are matched to generate profit for both sides
* Domain owners gain access to the advertising industry, while advertisers appreciate the controllable and quantifiable return on investment
 
 
===Brokerage Services===
* Domain acquisition assistance for both buyers and brokerage representation for sellers
* On average we assist more than 1232,000 businesses and individuals annually to acquire their desired domains* Premium domain names brokered through Sedo include Vodka.com, Fly.com, Body.com, Values.com, Jets.com, and Dudu.com, as well as Sex.com, the highest value domain sale to date .
===Sales Figures & Prominent Sales===
Sedo's top 10 highest selling public domain names wereare:
# Sex.com, $13,000,000 ([[Guinness World Records]] record)
# Kredit.de, $1,169,175
# Chinese.com, $1,120,000
 
==Partnerships==
In November 2012, it was announced that Sedo would be providing its services at a discounted rate to the gTLD applicant for [[.hiv]], [[dotHIV]]. The applicant aims to donate 70-80% of revenue to HIV research. Some of the services it will be providing include: appraising and auctioning premium .hiv domains, supporting preregistrations for people and organizations wishing to reserve names before the official launch, and evaluating the entire .hiv namespace to ensure that important .hiv domain names reach the best end users.<ref>[http://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?tracked&partnerid&id=530&language=us Presse, Sedo.com]</ref> The announcement was made to coincide with World AIDS day, which occurs on Dec. 1 every year.
==History==
* In 2001, CEO, [[Tim Schumacher]], was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young Germany.<ref>[http://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?tracked=&partnerid=51137&language=us&id=410&et_cid=20&et_lid=246436 Press, Sedo.com]</ref>
 
* Sedo expanded to the United Kingdom in 2008.<ref>[http://www.sedo.com/links/showlinks.php3?tracked=&partnerid=&language=us&Id=2799 Sedo.com: Our Story]</ref>
* In February, 2009, Sedo acquired [[RevenueDirect]], a domain name parking service by run [[Dotster]].<ref>[http://domainnamewire.com/2009/02/24/sedo-acquires-revenuedirect-and-why-it-makes-sense/ Domain Name Wire.com]</ref> Sedo also announced a strategic long-term partnership with [[Dotster]] through which Sedo would benefit from [[Dotster]]'s inventory and registrar service, and [[RevenueDirect]] customers would be helped by Sedo’s monetization engines and its secondary market for buying and selling domain names.<ref>[http://www.domainnamenews.com/news/sedo-buys-revenue-direct-from-dotster/4101 Domain Name News]</ref>
==[http://www.sedo.com/awards/bestoveralldomainsolution.html Awards]==
* In 2007, Sedo was selected as "Entrepreneur of the Year 2007" in Germany by Ernst & Young.<ref>[http://www.allbusiness.com/company-activities-management/company-structures/5298236-1.html All Business.com]</ref>
 
* In 2010 & 2014, Sedo was a finalist for the "World Trademark Review Industry Award: Internet & Online Services Team of the Year". <ref>[http://trademarknews.com/news/sedo-nominated-for-2010-world-trademark-review-industry-award-for-internet.html TrademarkNews.com]</ref>
* The Domain Conference: Company of the Year 2016
* Traffic Awards for: <br>Best Overall Domain Solution (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)<br>Broker of the Year 2012 , 2014, 2016 (Dave Evanson)<br>Broker of the Year 2013 (Negar Hajikhani)* World Domain Day: Best Aftermarket Platform 2015
* Domain Name Wire Awards for: <br> Most Innovative Company for Selling Secondary Domain Names (2010, 2011, 2012)<br> Best Domain Name Parking Company (2010, 2011, 2012)<br> Best Online Domain Sales Venue (2010)
* Domainer's Choice Award: Best Domain Marketplace (2014)
* In 2007, Sedo was selected as "Entrepreneur of the Year 2007" in Germany by Ernst & Young.<ref>[http://www.allbusiness.com/company-activities-management/company-structures/5298236-1.html All Business.com]</ref>
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