I have owned quite a few geographic domain names. I have sold many of them over the years, and I still have several.
I buy good .com geodomain names when I see them for sale at fair prices, and they are generally acquired as investments rather than for a development opportunity. I am not opposed to developing geographic domain names, but I have sold the names I previously developed (with the exception of LakeWinnipesaukee.com), and I don’t really have the desire to build out any new websites right now or in the foreseeable future.
For the sake of this poll, when I refer to “pure .com geodomains” I mean exact match city, state, province, region, lake, country…etc. .com domain names (not citystate.com domain names though). I don’t mean geo+keyword domain names nor do I mean something like citystate.com. I would imagine the vast majority of investors own domain names like geo+keyword or citystate.com. There’s nothing wrong with these kinds of domain names, but I am interested in seeing how many people own exact match geographic .com domain names. Examples could be Boston.com, GrandCanyon.com, Quebec.com, ColoradoRiver.com…etc.
Participate in the poll below and feel free to share your favorite pure .com geodomain name if you would like.