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#1 patbox

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 10:30 AM

I often heard, that people make lot of money on domains: Register a domain, make it a bit popular, and sell it for high return.

Any views or experience with that?
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 02:15 PM

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 06:19 PM

I often heard, that people make lot of money on domains: Register a domain, make it a bit popular, and sell it for high return.

Any views or experience with that?


Make it popular... easier said than done.

1. register domain
2. ??
3. Profit!

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:08 PM

A few years ago, I was watching the news, and they said hell.com sold for $5 million!
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:34 PM

Every good domain is taken. Here's why.

Kevin Ham built a $300 million web company in Vancouver you've probably never heard of. You are likely familiar with his work as you drop vowels from the domain names of your favorite web startups such as Flickr or Tumblr, or try selecting a name for your new company or product.


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Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:42 PM

It's just like scalping tickets. Unethical. IMHO, if you buy a domain name, you should have to use it for a legitimate purpose (yes, 'legitimate purpose' would be hard to define) or you lose it.
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 11:19 AM

Sex.com SOLD for US$14 million
Business.com SOLD for US$7.5 million
AsSeenOnTv.com SOLD for US$5.1 million
Altavista.com SOLD for US$$3.3 million
Wine.com SOLD for US$2.9 million
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 11:49 AM

Bleepingcomputer.com = USD 2,700

Cnn.com = USD 4,500,000

You can get appraisal for just any domain at: http://estibot.com/
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