The Right Choice


Recent domain sales as they relate to our own inventory are very close to what we have to offer at Domain-inventory.com. Similar domains as those listed below and at our site are still available for immediate sale. 

We feature country code domains, short domains, top level and generic domains at reasonable cost and for sale at the domain broker of your choice through direct buy or domain name auctions.

Without further ado let's have a look what we like about domains having been sold at the global marketplace those past weeks up to the beginning of December 2014.

The stars, besides
Power.com selling for USD1,261,000 and QNB.com for USD1,000,000, were TorontoRealEstate.com sold in a private sale at USD 140,000, GoldPay.com and StripChat.com both at USD 50,000,  and FreeVideos.com sold by HuntingMoon at USD 42,500.

Besides these top level domains a few interesting top level country code domain sales are listed below.

Domains with a dot-de extension were plentiful, but some, like Smart-watch.de are English language domains with the dot.de extension, another prove that Germany continues to be totally comfortable with the integration of English words in everyday communication and in the German vocabulary.

Nice dot-de sales came in as Tanzkurse.de, Someday.de, Megabus.de, Wettbuero.de, Parfums.de, Immoangebote.de.

And look at this, hyphens refuse to go away as those two sales demonstrate: M-Studio.com brought in USD 7,995 (in December) and HCV-Therapie.de (another German extension domain) was sold for €7,500 =
USD 9,300.

Austria is also represented with a sale, Energetiker.at and even the French joined the market with a sale of Trotinette.fr, translating as scooter according to Google Translator.

Don't count out dot-co domain extension either. Drop.co was sold for
USD 17,000 (!) by (who else), sedo. Sedo, like so many times, pretty much again dominated the sales.

I haven't noticed any dot.uk sales yet, but dot-co.uk made the list. Positive.co.uk was sold for GBP 15,000, Toothbrushes.co.uk sold at USD 7,200, BestWebHosting.co.uk at USD 5,000 and 123Domain.co.uk at
USD 5,100.

Finally here is prove that most short and shorter domains are hard to come by, or why would something like OutdoorStringLights.com, BestWebHosting.co.uk, TeethInAnHour.com even come under the hammer? As you noticed these are three word domains fetching descent prices as reported by DNJournal.

As you can see everything made the list this time; long domains, country code domain, domains with numbers and even with hyphens even mixed language domains. See our listing at al the way back to April 2012 at SOLD.

We encourage you to consider any of our domains in our inventory for your investment, your website or business. Our domains are key word loaded domains, top level only, that are waiting to grace the top websites with corresponding content.

In that sense I am confident that our domain names are exactly the right choice.

Visit Domain-inventory.com today.

Recent acquisitions:
 
Domain sales quotation courtesy of DNJournal.com

Interesting Sales

Here's a summery of interesting sales as reported during the last four weeks ending November 9, 2014

While we are awash in all kinds of superfluous new generic top level domains, gTLDs, there comes Power.com and sells for 1.3 Million U.S. Dollars.

Doesn't it leave you speechless!

Dot-berlin, dot-paris, dot-nyc might be en vogue right now and some of these new gTLDs will certainly take their place in the hall of fame in due time. But here again comes the king of domains, a mighty one-word dot-com, and everybody just drops their jaws, realizing that sales over and above a Million U.S. Dollars are still possible today.

Maybe they did ask for a little too much, as Breathe Luxury might have done, asking for a few Millions to many when offering Holiday.com,  because nobody bought the 'holy grail' of travel domain names.

According to travelmole.com the domain did not reach the asking price of 5 million GBP and thus a new auction date needs to be scheduled and we shall see what will happen next time.

A bit closer to reality we like to inspect recent sales as reported by DNJournal.

Reviewing domains that sold between $ 6,900.00 and $60,000+ we can confirm that two word dot-com domains still doing quiet well.

Sedo sold GoldPay.com for EUR 50,000, also VeryExclusive.com for $30,000, RookiePoker for $20,000, FamilyBox for $10,000 and a country code top level domain, Wettbuero for EUR 12,000. Even an dot-info sold for EUR 10,000, Kredite.info.
The above domains relate to our inventory quiet well, since we offer many equally worthwhile top level domains with dot-com extension as well as country code and other TLDs.
3DFashion is an interesting name - maybe it will be used to sell fashion over the Internet. $10,000 seems to be the right price for this domain and to me represents the minimum it should have sold for.

Other country code top level domains are Megabus.de at EUR 11,940. The sale might have been been generated by the emerging and fiercely competitive new way of bus traveling in Germany. With one company going belly up, DeinBus.de and ADAC leaving this hot new market, Megabus.de might become a new player to join the field for bus travel dominance. Currently the domain, Megabus.de is not active.

Check out other dot-de and country code domain sales as they are listed on my SOLD site.

To see all sales as reported please visit DNJournal, which also shows sales of the new generic top level domains and more.

For all our offers visit my site Domain-inventory.com.


Tweets and retweets

Looking for the perfect website to be re-tweeted, I am constantly scouting the Internet, searching for worthwhile writings to be posted on facebook and twitter.

I start early in the morning, checking news sites CNN, BBC, N24 and facebook plus many other channels and newspapers to see what is happening.

Continuing this habit as the day progresses I am alternatively using English, German or French sources to get the larger and complete view.

Equally interesting but different information are postings at facebook. Here are news, videos, pictures and articles easily scalable by just scrolling up and down.

For most of the time I am looking for posting that are worthwhile a re-posting. And of that I do a lot, having tweeted 11800+ tweets for many years - today I have 1200 followers on twitter and 173 'likes'.

Actually I am daily scanning all available news and information sites for news that is related to and promotes domains and business with the intend to post information related to any one of my domains.

So when the news broke just today, that 'Google exec sets space jump record', I might post it, because I sell space travel domains.

While I have totally given up on placing affiliation logos or adds on my site, (because it does not pay at all), I believe bringing interesting, entertaining and business related news via facebook and twitter, could eventually make my domains and the domain selling site better known and increase traffic.

My 11800+ tweets are re-post of interesting news and information I have searched for on Internet. Sorry to say, but other than my blog and my websites, I do not publish much original content.

To be considered for re-posting on facebook there are (my) criteria a website has to meet.

Absolutely and very important is an eye catching picture or great graphics. Some sites like ‚Forbes’ will, in most cases automatically only add their logo to an article. I don’t like that, because it looks like I am promoting Forbes, so it will not get tweeted.

Sometimes highly interesting article do not, unfortunately, have any graphics or pictures at all - so they want make it as a re-tweet either.

Amongst them are most French Websites. The way many French websites are designed lets me assume that downloading in France must be painfully slow, because many French websites are design with so very little content, absence of graphics and with most exceptions, mostly boring looking as if it would already be considered a success if the sites appears in its entirety on the browsers before an impatient viewer quits to go look somewhere else.

Many Germans websites on the other hand, are loaded with affiliate links, ads, and little content of interest for business. No matter what the subject of a site or information, the ads pop-up, in your face, totally annoying the viewer and squeezing out real content.

Some German sites seem to take pleasure in lengthy educating and lecturing, without making a point, so it's not as easy to find a core sentence that could be used as headline in a re-tweet or facebook posting.

Beside while trying several times to attract the German speaking market, I have noticed that most of my French nor the German tweets never get re-tweeted. Even when posting at early morning CET.

Websites written in English are a pleasure and easy to work with. I like site whose ads to not get in the way of content and content that is up-to-date and interesting related to today's global business world, e-commerce issues and entrepreneurship. Many English language site are very informative and entertaining, including sites from the U.S., U.K. and Australia.

Next I am looking for the point in the text, what sums up the whole article, something that could be a headline.

Many website articles are written with the point being made towards the end, so I developed the habit of reading an article from the end up to the beginning. If no point can be found, or I miss it; the article is doomed and doesn’t get re-posted.

It is very interesting to see how long it takes, before a re-tweet or a 'your tweet got favorited' notice arrives by twitter. Often just a minute or two go by and someone re-tweets or likes it.

And than there are my followers which make me particular proud. I believe that something on my re-tweets and post must be of interest to over 1000 followers, which in turn pushes me on to find something even more interesting and relating to the domains which I am trying to promote.

Social media sites like facebook, twitter and others  give anybody the possibility to get their message across, particular when Goggle decides that a site or a sites content does not meet Googles standards and thus pretty much ignores you. Luckily new sites like 'ello' and others gives new and fresh ideas a chance.

As a domainer, entrepreneur, business person or company CEO you will find great sites and entertaining information when visiting the following:

YOUTUBE TWITTER BLOG FACEBOOK

What do you think, do you agree with the above? I like to hear from you. Contact me at the above channels or send me a message.

Thank you.

Vintage Domain Names

Something Vintage usually reminds us of old cars, clothes, wines, movies or any aged or antique collectors items.

Vintage brings to mind cars from the sixties, Buster Keaton movies, Farmer's Almanac periodicals music from Jimmy Hendrix, The Platters, Muddy Water and other greats.

Most vintage products are reminiscent of times passed by and often have but sentimental value.

But when vintage is used in conjunction with a domain name, it stands for something exciting, new and unused.

A vintage domain is one that has never been used for a website, so it could also be called a 'virgin domain'. It is the perfect domain for a new website, start-up business or perfect to support a company, business or an already working site.

Usually registered years ago and not yet used for a website, a vintage domain, unless it has been used for monetization, has no past, neither good nor bad.

That makes it expensive but also the best choice for a new website or when starting a new company or e-commerce business.

Trying to create a vintage domain for future use is pretty much impossible because global domainers already have registered every domain name since the public opening of the Internet (about 1984).

An example of a vintage domain is the name holiday.com, registered in 1998 and finally only now, in November 2014, being offered for sale by the owners. 

Such unique domains  are immensely valuable because of the fact, that the domain name itself fits precisely the content of the website for which it is used and should have additional  attributes, like a short name that's easy to remember.

Other global qualities are domain names that are comprehensible in several languages without having to be modified or translated, (such as holiday).

The combination of key a domain name, coupled with a top level extension such as dot-com or a country code extension, will assure a website is a success and achieves stellar results in internet searches.

Using the right vintage domain name to identify content is the perfect move to make sure a website gets the attention it deserves.

Rewarding owners with high web site traffic, top search engine results and possible trademark qualifications, the right one, two or even three word vintage domain is well worth the investment.

All domains at Domain-inventory.com are vintage Domains.

Check our inventory for the domain that’s right for you.
Check Ratings, local and global, of any domain name.
Want to know where a domain has been? 
Check the Internet archive at WayBackMaschine.

Price Doesn't Matter

Here are a few examples showing how investment in high priced Internet domain names paid off well for domain buyers. The examples below show and explain, why someone paid considerable amounts of money, to own a particular domain and how they profit from it.
GunParts.com, a two word domain, was sold in May 2014 for $100,000 by Heritage Auction and leads to brownells.com, which bills itself as the world’s largest supplier of firearms.
This is a classical example what you can do with a top level domain name, to direct more traffic to an existing website. According to Alexa, brownells.com has a global rank of 23,361 and a United States rank of 4,766. Obviously, the $100,000 paid for GunParts.com was money well spend.

For those not familiar with Alexa, Google is rated number one (1) and Facebook number two (2). Alexa provides analytical insights to benchmark, compare and optimize businesses on the web.
Another high value domain, Whisky.com, brokered in February 2014 by the Castello Brothers, sold for a mighty $3,100,000. The site is up and running and yes, you've guessed it, it's all about Whisky. The owners, a German company called Whisky.com Media GmbH obviously had enough foresight to realize that, when a domain name meets the product, or vice versa, it appears to be not that expensive. So to acquire it makes perfect sense.
Another million dollar sale, in August 2014, is Check.com, changing hands in a private sale for $1,000,000. The domain redirects to another website Check24.de. Type check.com into your browser and it will open to Check24.de, offering price comparisons for finance, travel, insurance and more. Their Alexa global rank is 4,106 and Check24.de. rank as number 153 (!) in Germany.
Country code domains, ccTLDs, do not often make headlines with huge sales, but Chat.fr, sold by sedo just a few weeks ago for Euro 99,999. (about $130,000). Not bad for a county code domain name with a French extension. Interesting enough, it too is up and running as a German dating web site.
The same scenario can be found with Accommodation.com, which was sold in March 2014 for $286,000 by Virtual Property Experts. The domain is used for another site, too. This one being an Australian hotel reservation website Accommodation.com.au operated by a real estate corporation.
But high domain prices are not limited to only one word domains.
Even a three word Domain, TruckDrivingJobs.com, sold by DomainNameSales in August 2014, got $80,000. The website itself, by the same name, has an Alexa Rank of 1,314,937 and a U.S. rank of 233,048.
MakeSomeNoise.com is up and running as well. It was sold by DomainMarket in July 2014 for $40,000 and is owned by a Global Charity in the U.K.
Bigsale.com sold by sedo in June 2014 had an sell price of $50,000. In April of the same year we had many sales of  two word Domains,  PopupShop.com at $57,000, GolfSwing.com for $56,250, LEDLightBulbs.com for $50,000 and PopcornMachines.com sold for 45,000 just to name a few. All brokered by DomainNameSales.

Interesting is the fact that some of the domains, after having been bought, are now back on the market, which leads me to assume, that an even higher price is going to be paid next time.
Even a domain with a number and two words and a dot-net extension, 3DPrinter.net was sold for $60,000 by sedo in November 2013. That site too is using the domain for its website and has a great local ranking of 215,729 for the U.S. and fewer than 200,000 globally.
Just like top notch real estate in the best location, the value and power of a top level virtual real estate should never be underestimated.

The value and importance of the right domain in today's competitive market is such that price doesn't really matter.

Sales courtesy of DNJournal.com
Alexa.com Ranks taken on September 3, 6:00 AM, EST
Visit SOLD at Domain-inventory.com for more Domain sales.
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Get the dotcom

It doesn’t matter how many new species we discover the lion will always be king.

And the extension king still is dotcom.

No matter how many new domain extensions are created, adding confusing choices for domain names, all attention is still taken by dotcom as we have seen in the latest deluge of dotcom sold in August, fetching prices that makes any gTLD and most ccTLDs cringe for envy.

Rightly so, or could you imagine a business with a country code domain name like a dotcn, dotru or dotin being successful on a global level?

Can a generic domain extension really capture a worldwide audience? What's the purpose of letting your domain name end with a .lol, .zip or .nrw extension?

And this is important to note: Whatever gTLD or ccTLD extension is chosen for a domain name, it still requires the same name with a dotcom extension.

The past has shown that extensions like .tel (yes, me too, I fell for them) kicked up a lot of dust and dust they became, right after launch, resting now at the ‘graveyard of misleading extensions’ with no sales and even less visitors.

 
Now, a domain name with a dotcom extension does not necessarily requires another extension at all. Names and Trades are protected and trademark names can not be used with any gTLDs ccTLDs or even another TLDs by someone else without breaking the law. Any violation of this fact lands the perpetrator in court.

Naturally we realize there is an evolving trend towards a local/neighborhood Internet, but the desire for global dominance of services, business and companies will always drive domain prices higher, for the most established and most recognized domain extension - the dotcoms.

So if you wish to have your own website, in your little neck of the woods, go ahead and register the gTLD of your choice. It does not cost that much to register. A domain ending in .berlin, .nyc or .paris will make you and the locals happy, but what to do if someone register the .com of your, the same domain name, or has done so already?

It could be double trouble - so get the dotcom and live happily after.

The king will not be dethroned that easily.



Whatchamacallit

How do search engines will deal with the flood of new domain names and their new extensions, also referred to as generic top-level domains (gTLDs)?
Not at all as we are learning, as it is apparent, what will count the most is not the website title, but its content. The title or URL, what a website is named, will become mostly irrelevant.
 

So your site could be named 'anything dot anything' - search engine will look beyond the URL, your domain name. Now the bots go and look inside your website and decide if your site will be displayed on a search engines page one, or be hidden in virtual waste land.

While it might make sense to Google and their ever changing algorithm, I don’t think rating a website by content alone is such a great idea. A website should have an identity by name, a fitting domain name.

Should we decide to revisit a site with 'no name', how are we going to find it again? How surfers are suppose to remember a sites domain name, if it has no relation to its content? How will people explain a great site to other users, if the sites domain name is so irrelevant that it's hard to remember nor easy to explain?

"Oh yes, you know. it is that site with that ahm... really funny name and the ahm… extension has to with… (?) Or (?) something like whatchamacallit dot I don't know ... Wait, it'll come to me."

With more and more people getting older and a bit more forgetful the Internet with one billion pages might just be on its way to become more confusing for some. And since the Internet is ever so multi-lingual a good, fitting name with a bang is essential.

We do understand the move, though; with over 1,000,000,000 websites online something has to be done to reduce the present of the unworthy and irrelevant.

It is comfortable to note that the most expensive website ever sold, have not left the slightest doubt in anyone’s mind what they are all about. Or would you question what's behind such down to earth domain names like Insurance.com, VacationRentals.com or PrivateJet.com?

Believe it or not, while we at Domain-inventory don't ask for as much as these domains above have sold for, we still offer quality key word loaded domains for sale at reasonable and negotiable prices.

You can still acquire TLDs and ccTLDs and yes even gTLDs that makes sense and fit your websites content.

Where? Just visit Domain-inventory.com.


 

Sacré Bleu

It is going to become a little easier to communicate in French, particular for native English speaker.
The reasons are the continuous infiltration of English words into the French language, as is manifested in the latest domain sales.
Who would have guests that out of all ccTLDs, the French now shaking up  the market with the highest country code domain sale this week, chat.fr, selling throught sedo for a whopping EURO 99,000.
This got to be a wake up call for France that English is irreversible and unstoppable forcing its way into French expressions  and language.
Another tiny sale was ’specialized.fr scraping up only $1,742, (makes me wonder where this one is going) - the French translation is spécialisé.
Further back in June we had a domain named Blank.fr changing hands for EURO 5,000; the correct French spelling is blanc.
Checking for French country code domains, in our SOLD listings, we have to go back to April - May to see sales worthwhile mentioning, but there are some I like:  Dentiste.fr EURO 15,000, PrinterPix.fr and Tel.fr EURO 22,000. Voila.
But even French domain name sales below EUR 5,000 seem to be far and few in between, however Lyndia.fr brought USD 5,000 in December 2013 while back in July of that year we found Beauty.fr listed as a sale by sedo for EURO 17,650,  MonVillage.fr at EURO 10,000 and Parkingroissy.fr sold for EURO 9800. Tiens!
But I am still hard pressed to find significient sales of French domain names with a top level extension.
We have listed a few key word loaded French domain names with dot-com extension available at Domain-inventory.com
Bijoux360.com
Caression.com
CasinoPlaisir.com
Changeant.com
Dessins-Erotique.com
Domaine360.com
Fleurs360.com
KiosqueMobile.com
LaChoucroute.com
LaModeParisienne.com
LeTourismeSpatial.com
NouveauxVenues.com
Politique360.com
ViennaCafes.com
For more Information please contact Domain-inventory.com
Domains sales quotations courtesy of DNJournal. Visit DNJournal for more domain sales listings.

Internet

When the first pilgrims arrived at Internet back in 1984, there was no real understanding of the place. For too long it was a closed and well guarded secret, know only to a few insiders, who in most cases, did not even know each other. Secrecy was of the highest priority.

Once Internet opened up for exploration a few of the smartest souls immediately saw huge profit potential and set out to study the possibilities of Internet, thinking about what could become of such uncharted territory and how one might prosper from it.

While most of their compatriots were busy looking at the content displayed on their newly acquired hardware, some of the more savvy fellows decided it was time to communicate with the other few netizen now being on line and so they decided to commence something useful.

Having considered several options for barter and trade they sought a common identity a 'com', short  for commerce, was a good beginning and since it needed to really make a point in this new place called Internet  they called it dot (for point) and it became .com.

Soon after this quick start and agreement of a dotcom extension, people wanted to claim their own dotcom domain; their proper name with a Dotcom extension.

So they started to look for a common denominator and since they wanted future generation to know where they belong to they decided to name all Internet property dot.com.

So it was agreed on, to assign all names, sites, addresses and services as dotcom entities.   

And what a harmonious world it became. While some people were happy in their own little dotcom trading post some other bought whole blocks and thought of themselves as king dot com, squatting up every dotcom they could find in Internet.

As was predictable, soon there were no more dotcoms available in Internet. Downbload, one of the very  first Internet arrival matriarch had build up properties all along the main artery leading out to White Claims and now, either offered sections of his vast real estate domain  at inflated prices or refused to sell all together.

Now the citizens of Internet realized that expansion and growth was in danger of being halted and knew they needed a safety net to stop this sort of thing to happen.

Having been forced to continue on their ever expansion way over and above the original settlement the logical choice was a substitute for dotcom and wasn’t very long before a safety net seemed to be a good alternative to dotcom and so dotnet was born.

Dotnet made it possible to acquire more domains and names. Trading post dotcom was one of the first to open a second trading post, this time as dotnet, and only two blocks away from his original dotcom location. Trading post was close to having a monopoly in selling goods would it not have been for all the options for dotnet offered other pioneers and explorers.

Dotcom though covered prime locations. Since dotcom was first, the entire section of Broad Trail from Balling Wall to Fines Square was taken by dotcom shops, stores, inns and taverns, every one of them had a  dotcom logo.

Pretty soon, anyone who wanted to open a dotcom anything on BroadTrail had to buy the dotcom from Downbload who of course only let some of his property go if the price was right.

But there were also some Good Samaritan in Internet, people who saw the need to get organized in this ever growing expansion, they possessed the foresight to envision there needed to be one or more organizations who would take care of the old and sick and educate children and adults as well.

 Many of the earliest organization and volunteers of those days, who created dotorg, were founded by organization who survived to this day as charities, hospital and institution of education.

By now Internet had spread across all regions of the newly discovered Internet. As news about this new media became manifested in more and faster access, the need and demand for reliable information could not be overheard.

Everyone wanted to know what happened on BroadTrail and what had became of their first experiences in the early days of Internet.  Information became necessary and soon after New Fork Wibes, BNN and German WILD initiated dotinfo pages.

Meanwhile further up on Forktown an ever increasing constituency of loyal German s decided, since they were a bit different in origin, customs, food and drink to be recognized as their own entity and along their main street running East to West from Beast to the Yatzen River everything from Peer House, Zchwitzel huette  to the Klonditory all became dotde sites.

The same happened with the French who originally wanted to be known as doteeuhh…, but opted for dotfr and thus become mainly known as dotfr gastronomy. 

In no time at all, or so it seemed, from this once slow  place called Internet, known to a selected few, we now had a worldwide Internet inventory of names, estates, domains and conglomerates to dots, neatly organized and searchable thanks  to the almighty dotcom Zuugel.

While Zuugel at first help organizing zillions of properties it slowly started to dictate owners of domains names and websites how to run their business. Now it was mandatory to do things in a certain way, (their way) or ones website would became more or less irrelevant and mostly invisible to the world.

While many of the original Internet pilgrims might not be around for much longer any more, the new generation now has the arduous task to work their way through another kind of difficulties, started by the issuer and overseer of dots called NAACI

For those old enough to remember you might recall that dotcom was very well managed by NAACI, before the powers that were relinquished this oversight, left it to its own demise and thus all hell broke loose.

Hundreds upon hundreds of anything-goes dots are released at an amazing speed and more will follow. Trading Post and other entrepreneurs are currently drown in dozens of new dotwaste and extensions and they and other companies are forced to protect their trades with huge investments.

Downbload sits back, laughs at everybody and reiterates that we all have come to late to the table and subsequently reduced his activity to writing ridiculing blogs from his ocean mansion down South.

Seizing the moment, registrars like ToPappy pushing sales of useless dotanything domain extensions and spend tons of money producing eyebrow raising half time and other TV ads about his service.

The original dotcoms scrambled to preserve their trades and their coms by spending unbelievable amounts of money for totally unneeded extensions, like dottel, dot travel and ad infinitum.

What once was a very good organized overseeable organization and administration of Internet domains and controlled cyberspace real estate operations with a relative smooth beginning now is become a confusing mess.

When the dust settles we will see that not all that shines is gold.

When quoting all or any part of the above, please mention Domain-inventory.com

The URL

Your address, the URL (website address).

Take a guess what these web sites below have in common.

We left out the extensions (com, co.uk, etc) so you can concentrate on the names only.

All are in the same line of business, if you recognize one of the names, you probably guessed what business the others are in. Here they are:

Oyster, Environmentalgraffiti, Tingo, Nationaltrust, Sustrans, Theaa, Xe, Gadling.

Maybe you have guessed it: They are all travel websites.

These sites above are listed as some of the busiest website for travelers, getting the cheapest flights, reviewing hotels, restaurants, destinations, listing last minutes specials and comparing prices.

While they all have great content, their web site name does not match their content at all.

So why did they choose to have such unrelated names grace the top of the Internet real estate?

Was there nothing more fitting available? Maybe so.

As is well known by now the Internet address you need or want is today no longer available, or is it?

I believe that the right domain names are out there and available. There are thousands of domain name owners in the world, offering exactly the right top level domain for sale.  

So the reason the right domain is not getting bought right away is price?

Entrepreneurs, companies and business are simply not willing to pay a price for top level Internet real estate. 

So some website owner settle for mediocrity, inventing nonsense names, making up impossible word combinations and confusing future client with domain names that have very little or no relations to their business or website content.

This is bad business thinking. It is going to hurt your business in the long run, by not giving you the search engine results you want.
How in the world is any of the Internet addresses mentioned above can hope to become a quick household name such as Google, Yahoo or Amazon?
Impossible domain names are being used all the time; there are plenty of examples on the Internet on how not to name your web site. This is true for English language web sites and non-English language sites as well.
You get what you pay for still holds true to this day. A penthouse is going to set you back by quite a bit, at least more than a third floor walk up. Sooner or later you are going to get tired of the walk up and move to something with an elevator, but you can’t do this with an Internet address.
It takes time for your site to be listed, distributed and found across the web.  You can’t change your Internet address like your shirt, it might just end in a total PR disaster, cost you a fortune in lost business and customers.

Of course you know you do have great content, but wouldn’t it be nice to have an Internet address that makes sense and exactly fits your business and service?

Yes, we know content is king and always has been, but a domain name that exactly matches content is a win-win situation and gets you off to a right start - and with the right content you just can’t lose.
So before buying the wrong domain name, check all your option and invest in a top level domain so that your web site stands out amongst all others - just like that penthouse.

Your investment will pay off in the future.

For real names visit our Website.

Selected Global Sales

As I always try to list only selected domain sales as they correspond to similar domain offerings here at domain-inventory, I did not dare to list the 1,000,000 dollar sale that did take place during the week ending August 3, 2014.

All sales for this period can be seen at DNJournal.com.

DomainGuardians did not guard BTC.com at all, but sold it indeed for a cool mil. As I do not want to scare any reader away, this sale is NOT listed on my SOLD site.

However what could have been our sales and similar domain sales we also hope to achieve are listed. They include such nice middle of the road, two word domains as BigDeals.com, PartyIdeas.com, EasyBook.com, ChimneySweep.com and CountryStore.com all selling for a comfortable 5 digit figure.

It could make any domainer all warm and fuzzy inside, seeing that dotcom is still doing so well and rewarding the sellers with a descend sale price for two word domains as mentioned above.

Four of those sale were managed by NameJet who also brokered quite a few other sales, this time out-doing sedo who must have send most of their agents/brokers on summer vacation.

Two country codes had a nice day as well with ResearchChemicals.co.uk sold by Noktia and PKW-Neuwagen.de (there is sedo) proving  that .co.uk is still worth almost a few thousand dollars and hyphens for the German market still find sellers these days as they always have done in the past.

Some dotnet domain called UcuzUcakBileti.net was sold for $7,835 and an info domain got just about the same amount of money  with Loans.info - an info extension, undersold as usually at $7,555. Dotinfo always makes sense and this one should have gotten get more money, particular for a one word domain.

We have a look now at the previous week - should we discover anything worthwhile to write about, you can read about right here.

Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 21, 2014 - Sun. July 27, 2014




How to Buy.

It might not be that easy to choose the right domain name. But once you've found a domain you like and made up your mind to buy it, everything else is basically taken care of.

You will always have a few choices about the way you acquire a domain.

First think about the way you want to buy a domain:
Do you want to place a bid or do you want to make an offer?
An offer by you could be accepted or rejected, depending how realistic it is.
A bid will most likely be accepted unless it comes in too low.
You can make a bid and thus start an auction or you can join an ongoing auction increasing a bid bit by bit (pun intended).

Who will do all the work and negotiating for you, depends on who and which broker you choose.

Just pick a broker of your choice. And here comes the nice part. Domain brokers are professionals, with offices in many countries. When choosing a broker, you would next choose your country from a pull down menu or country listing. 

It gets better. Now you choose your language and you can call the broker directly, usually toll-free or send an email.

If you want to get real personal contact a particular broker you like and, voila now you're talking to a real person.

Contacting the domain owner directly is another choice you have. You negotiate the price and buy direct in a private sale.

You might prefer not to tell anyone that you just have bought or intend to buy a domain. As a matter in fact, the seller of a domain usually has no clue who stands behind an offer or a bid and domain brokers will not reveal your name so your privacy is always assured.
Finally, be assured that all of the above is done in a very safe manner, because of escrow. When you bought a domain your money goes to no-one, not to the seller and not to the broker, before that domain is not in your name (possession). Only then the escrow money will be released to the seller of the domain name or to the domain broker that brokered the sale.
Depending on the arrangements there might be or not be a fee for escrow but to purchase a domain does not cost you anything but the purchase price of the domain.

To sum it all up, you don't have to do much, just pick the right domain name, add content to your site and you're in business.

If you do have comments or questions please do not hesitate to contact me



Summer Blues.

Originally I wanted to title this post 'nothing to write home about', but with the temperature rising here in July, the 'summer blues' title seems to be more appropriate.

As we always picking and commenting on sales, that resemble what we sell here at Domain-inventory, today I have a hard time to cheer about any particular sale.

In addition when Flippa appears on the list of domains sold, I start to wonder if all the pros have locked their offices and put their domains and themselves on ice for a while.

Before we all fall into a coma, let's just have a look what has filled our SOLD pages (courtesy of DNJournal) this third week of July.

MakeSomeNoise.com selling at an amazing $40.000, makes me wonder; what is it going to be used for? A party website, a fireworks seller, special event organisation? Your bet is as good as mine, the site is currently not on line.

And it's all downhill from here.

Online-Autoboerse.de (English/German) translates into 'online car exchange' and brought €15,000. Not so bad.

Than there is the Flippa sell for Mortgages.info for $14,095 only. It shows how little respect the top level domains are getting when they do not have a dot com extension, and it makes me wonder how far up in price the new gTLDs will go.

The answer comes right up as shown in the sale of Champions.club for a measly $1500.00 through Sedo. Maybe this was one of their no minimum sales event.

One country code domain, TheBook.us at least brought $5,000 which, in my opinion is just about the absolute minimum a top country code level domain should sell for. Sedo gets credit for this one, too

Don't despair  though, it is worthwhile to note that the top four domains being sold during this period are all way above $100,000 and all are dot.com. They were Statement.com, HY.com, Dots.com and PY.com. 

In case you own similar domains be assured your future looks bright.

In the meantime we encourage you to check out our unique inventory of top level domains, country code domains and gTLDs and look for the domain that's right for you.
We too have German language domains, but mainly English dot-com, a real nice mix, different languages, French and Spanish, too, and many extensions to choose from.
True vintage domains.

While we only hold a few hundreds domains, this is the place to buy because they are not available anywhere else. 

Contact the domain broker of your choice today, and ask them to get you 'that' domain from Domain-inventory at no additional cost to you.







Content is King.

I get it. For web sites, content is now replacing SEO and key words. Add content to your web site or get banned from first page search results. Ouch!


Great. But what to do if you don't have much content? Or don't need, want nor can afford any, but still love and want your web site's acceptable or better search engine's rating. 


Let's find out about content and investigate a big guy: Amazon. According to Alexa, Amazon ranks amongst the top 10 most popular site in the world and number 5 in the U.S.

 - Amazon does not have any real content, all they do is sell stuff. 


To do that they have thousand upon thousands of links on their sites but do not get punished by any search engine for having so many. Search engines should classify Amazon as a a link farm. 



Many sites who sell merchandise , cars, electronics, travel etc, do not really have any content either, they just contain lists of links with the goal to sell. 

By the time you have tried to find the best deal, you haven't seen or read much of any content, you been hunting for a deal.



Probably one might not even remember all those visited sites while doing that, except for the last one with the best deal, but you had to click yourself through quite a few links. Content must be something else.



To me (text) content is what Hemingway wrote or Shakespeare, the Lyrics of the Beatles, the inside of National Geographic Traveler Magazine or for that matter Mums Family Cookbook. The best site with content I have found after all the years on the Internet is anything presented by TED, and that's content in video format.



Are we now periodically supposed to  come up with some Rowling-type short essays, just to please ever changing search engines algorithms?

All I want is to sell, I list each one, you inspect them and you move on or buy one or two. Even if you don’t buy anything, because your content does not match my name(s) I understand, I am really thankful for your visit.



Either you like my domain names or you don't. Frankly I don't think every domain is going to be liked on first sight, because you might not have any use for it. That's normal and understandable, but there are entrepreneurs and business who see and know right away that this name is what they've been looking for all along.

The right top level domain name that correctly fits products, merchandise or services are a match made in heaven.



Content can always be added later, or as is in most cases is already there.

If an item or a product contains a good enough picture, it usually does not require much of any additional content  either as most billboards will tell you. 

If a  brand is so well known that its symbol alone stands for the product then it does not need a lengthy description nor much content as Apple, Nike and McDonald's shows. 



When a product, solely by its name, delivers exactly what it means and/or what it can be used for, it would be redundant to add content to explain its purpose. 



Presently a web site's title, the URL, tells the visitor what's behind that name, thus make further description basically obsolete. The content should be  described in the web sites name.

 

If in the future, a site is rated only by content, i.e. what's under and behind the domain name, than a URL gracing the top of the site would becomes obsolete.



The trend is already happening, amplified by website who dare or don’t care enough and choose any name, no matter how unrelated it might be to the content of the web site.



It's going to be an ugly picture; just sit tide, wait 'till the dust settled and sanity returns.

 We are here just in case you need a name for your site.

As for myself, because of ever changing algorithms I am forced to write unnecessary content (as above), just so as not to slip away further and fall from grace from the almighty search engine(s).

 I'm afraid it's already to late.

Note: 
Just like Amazon my domain selling site has hundreds of links and really nice logos. Not much content and too many links, too but the name(s) say it all.

I'm proud of it!