Friday, July 09, 2010

Markets in Everything: Dollars for Domains

The chart above shows the top ten highest reported domain sales in 2010, see the full list of the top 100 here


Here's a recent CNBC segment about the market for domain names:


3 Comments:

At 7/09/2010 8:26 PM, Blogger dannybuntu said...

I am glad you posted about this. I've done little research on this but it seems that the domain registrars themselves are also engaged in the business.

It's an unfair advantage because rather than present themselves as disinterested third parties, they too have engaged in not releasing expired domains and then selling them far greater than its cost.

It somehow gives the mistaken illusion that people could buy and sell domains, when in fact the ones that generate the real money are the registrars.

But hey, if some people are making money out of it.

Then good for some of them.

 
At 7/09/2010 8:30 PM, Blogger dannybuntu said...

If I may, Mark, consider this, I've bought twitterlistings.org for my new site because the .com extension was already owned by somebody.

I paid $10.

A few weeks after I got an email selling me the .com version for a whopping $390.

Whoa.

That's a more than 1000% hike on the actual value...

I didn't buy it. If the guys in Colorado new, I would've told them that I lived in a jungle where I simply can't cough out $390 to pay for a silly .com domain

 
At 7/10/2010 2:40 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Markets in Everything?

How about a $100K to make like George Jetson?

 

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