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Contest Update


I want to thank those of you who submitted domain names for the contest I started earlier this week to try and help sell the winning domain name using a sponsored headline. Far more entries were received than I anticipated, and I appreciate your enthusiasm. At least one name that was listed has already been sold in private.

Instead of choosing the winner myself, I am going to make this a bit more democratic, and I appreciate the advice a couple of people gave me. I will choose what I believe are then ten best domain names at the best prices (what I think have the most  realistic  chance of selling given the venue and audience), and I will set up a poll for visitors to choose the winner.

I will post the poll on Saturday morning and keep it open through Sunday night.

Thank you again for participating, and I hope you will vote beginning tomorrow morning.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (13)

    Thanks for doing this Elliot!
    Looking forward to seeing your top 10

    February 17th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Brian Ratzker

    Too late to enter a domain? $20K

    February 17th, 2012 at 11:03 am


    Fabulous concept Elliot…! Perhaps you may consider this as a regular series to your blog…?

    February 17th, 2012 at 11:06 am



    That would be very generous of Elliot considering the headlines aren’t cheap. I believe he’s just demonstrating this one time that they can be effective.

    I’ve received a couple offers on the domain I submitted and I’m sure it’s due to being posted here.


    February 17th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Elliot Silver

    @ Bill

    I like your submission. I made the opening offer via Sedo, and the owner sent it to auction. Out of spite, I did not bid any higher because it’s frustrating when a domain owner takes a private negotiation and turns it into a public auction. My loss I suppose.

    February 17th, 2012 at 11:48 am


    Hi Elliot, just came across this, too later to enter your contest? If not, I have I may want to sell.

    If I’m too late, it wouldn’t be the first time, lol.

    February 17th, 2012 at 1:02 pm


    “I’ve received a couple offers on the domain I submitted and I’m sure it’s due to being posted here.”

    it was tempting for me to post a domain just for that reason, but I truthfully didnt think I had one that was quite the caliber and at a great price that Elliot was looking for so i didn’t want to be disrespectful. good luck to anyone that did enter

    February 17th, 2012 at 1:05 pm



    Thanks. I was surprised to learn you bid on it when you posted it the other day. I had no idea and yes, I noticed that domain while it was at auction. That’s one of the downsides of buying there.

    February 17th, 2012 at 1:22 pm



    Just wondering if you like Bill’s entry, why you don’t buy it off him now?

    Am I missing something here? 🙂

    February 17th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Rod

    Maybe I will. As I mentioned, I was the one who bid on it initially but opted not to bid higher. Frankly and honestly, there isn’t much margin between Bill’s price and the auction sale price, so there may be a reason why he didn’t sell it yet.

    February 17th, 2012 at 2:38 pm


    Probably because I never priced it until now. Always had it earmarked for development. The margin is thin but still a profit. I thought Elliot was on to something with this and I wanted to put up something solid at a reasonable reseller price to have my best chance at getting it noticed.

    I’ve got plenty of other domains and a website that could possibly benefit from the exposure Elliot’s experiment would bring so that all went into the choice and price.

    February 17th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Elliot Silver

    I think it’s well-priced, especially considering how much companies spend to advertise these machines. There are a whole bunch of advertisers for the term on Google.

    February 17th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Poor Uncle

    Sorry Elliot. I got a bit too excited over my domain names, and broke your rules.

    I didn’t think you would list them, let alone they will sell.
    At least not yet. You don’t sell a multi million dollar domain name with 1 domaining sponsored headline. At least I hope not. Because it would violate every rules I have learned from you and the other domain pros.

    But, it would make a heck of a story wouldn’t it? 🙂

    February 17th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

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