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.

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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
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