I was doing some research today, and I saw a Google Adsense banner that caught my attention. Generally, an ad for a daily deals website wouldn’t receive any attention from me, but the name of this new website is what caught my eye: Sold.com.
Sold.com is owned by a company called Dominion Enterprises, which operates a number of websites in many verticals (see list of businesses here). Some of these businesses operate on great descriptive domain names, like Homes.com, Boats.com, Parenthood.com, HotelCoupons.com, and a few others.
Previously, based on cached pages indexed in Google, it appears that Sold.com was a real estate website, working in conjunction with two Dominion Enterprises websites, Homes.com and ForRent.com.
In my opinion, the daily deals vertical seems to be a fairly saturated market with companies like Groupon operating and marketing heavily. With very limited barriers to entry though, it seems pretty easy for a company to open up shop, and owning a fantastic domain name like Sold.com can only help the company.
If you are interested in learning more about what Sold.com will offer or when it will launch, the website encourages people to follow its Facebook page.