This morning on the CNN website, there was coverage of the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show currently being held in Las Vegas. CES is one of the preeminent technology tradeshows that features product launches, pre-release gadgets and technology, and previews of electronics and other devices. Companies who are featured at CES are looking for buzz for their new products or upcoming launches.
In the article, CNN reported that, “‘Connected TV’ and ‘smart TV’ are two terms that already are being tossed around CES this year. Both refer to the idea that couch potatoes are looking for ways to get the power of the Internet and social media onto living room television sets.”
To me, “smart tv” or “smart televisions” sounds more brandable for a category of televisions, similar to smart phones. As a domainer, I did some domain research on that term and found the following:
- SmartTV.com – Registered since 1994
- SmartTVs.com – For sale for $4,500 (Page Howe owns it)
- SmartTelevision.com – Registered since 1999
- SmartTelevisions.com – For sale for $1,688 (Buy Domains owns it)
For under $1,700, you can buy the domain name for a term that could be big in the next couple of years, and for under $7,000 you can buy both. My business model is built around short term flips, so it’s not a gamble I want to take, but it could be worth investigating if this type of investment appeals to you.As you may recall, SmartPhones.com sold for $95,000 at TRAFFIC.
I don’t have any affiliate or advertising relationship with Buy Domains or Page, but if you want to reach someone at Buy Domains, drop Sonia an email, and if you want to reach page, visit his website.
Don’t forget: 3D TV’s! I’m waiting and watching how that technology is going to (or not) evolve.
FYI – I emailed the owner of the SmartTV.com with an offer, and received back this email …
“No, it’s not for sale at that amount. I own both the domain and the trademark “Smart TV.” I have to sell them together and they will cost several hundred thousand $$.”
Sorry but I own SmartTelevisions.com
Not buy domains and its definately not for sale for 1688.00, it would take a pretty good offer to purchase right now. Looking at a partnership in the future of selling these online
Yes I know this is an old post but relevant to the 2011 CES
Was probably a good buy!