I really like hearing what happened to names after the sale and this link gives a rundown of some good names put to use in recent months.
My favourite on the list is Imagely.com which was sold for $9,000 at Sedo. They sell Wordpress themes and plugins for photographers. Great name, great target market... Just surprised at the product and that they spent $9,000 on the name.
Nice quick read.
Good post from Ali Zandi on flipping domains.
Some good points raised in developing a site, getting targetted traffic then selling it on as a source of leads. I used to do this quite a bit myself.
Choose the right market and the right name and you can make some money. Choose the wrong name and the wrong market and you've just wasted a whole lot of time and money.
Reading posts like this make me tempted again...
Check it out on the link below.
This article from CMS Wire looks at the use of new TLDs for exact match searches in search engines.
It's a tricky one. Google wants to provide the most relevant results and some new TLD extensions make it very clear what the company is but...
Google doesn't place the same importance on exact domains as it used to and hoping to rank highly through your extension could prove foolish. From a branding point of view, new TLDs would probably win, at least with a younger generation but from a Google point of view, it's more about what content the site has rather than what's in the name.
Quick read but worth it.