Imagine if you had the foresight you now have as hindsight, back in the late 1990’s when buying Web domains was a new experience. By simply being a bit visionary and picking the right new domains back then, you could have been a multi-millionaire today. Don’t believe me? Check out the top 10 most expensive domain-only sales:
Sex.com $13 million (2010)
Fund.com $9.99 million (2008)
Porn.com $9.5 million (2007)
Business.com $7.5 million (1999)
Diamond.com $7.5 million (2006)
Slots.com $5.5 million (2010)
Toys.com $5.1 million (2009)
Clothes.com $4.9 million (2008)
Vodka.com $3.0 million (2006)
Candy.com $3.0 million (2009)
Sadly (and not surprisingly), sex and gambling-related domains are the biggest money makers.
However the wild west of new domains registration is not over and for some time the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has been preparing to introduce a whole new range of generic top level domains you can purchase (or should I say invest in).
I wrote about this last year and it’s time for another profitable reminder. I recently jumped on this availability and secured a few of these new domains, including:
And I have one or two more up my sleeve. I’ve been trying to get all my Private Client Members to secure potentially valuable domains and suggest everybody reading this do the same. Think outside the box and maybe you can get the perfect new domain – one that sounds like a big benefit. For example…
You get the idea. Now I have no idea of the above are available, which is why you need to check with your domain registrar. Since I use GoDaddy, I can sign up to be alerted when these domains are available for registration. According to GoDaddy, there are over 900 new extensions soon to be available.
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