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Demand Media Investigating IPO with the help of Goldman Sachs

According to an article in the Financial Times , Demand Media has hired Goldman Sachs to explore an initial public offering. The company, founded by the former chairman of Myspace, Richard Rosenblatt, owns registrars eNom , BulkRegister , parking company Hotkeys and operates the NameJet drop catching site in partnership with Network Solutions. Aside from owning a domain portfolio, which includes a large number of expired domain names, the company also runs a user generated content production service called Demand Studios . The content is then published on Demand’s websites, such as eHow

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In Demand: How Demand Media is Profiting from Web Content

Inside Demand Media’s scalable and profitable online content business. [This is part one of a two part story on Demand Media.] I have a confession to make. Last decade I made a lot of money producing crappy content. It started with systems that auto-generated thousand page web sites by scraping search engines. This worked great for a while; at one point I was making over a thousand dollars a day from placing Google Adsense on my web sites

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