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Domain Sales/Steals of The Week


I don’t usually spend much time pining over recent sales, but I think there were two great buys listed in the sales report this past week, both of which took place on GreatDomains. I think selling for $60,000 was a great price. I know what I said about 3 letter .com names, but this is a great 3 letter, one word name. As I said, there are some names that are worth every penny, and this is one of them.

In my opinion, the biggest steal was, which sold for just $16,500. This is the perfect domain name for a website about New Orleans and Mardi Gras. There is also a famous bar with locations throughout the east coast called Fat Tuesday, and they own the domain name They serve some pretty good mixed drinks like the “190 Octane” and “Hurricane.” I’ve been to a few Fat Tuesday bars, and its always Mardi Gras when you’re there! The buyer got a great deal on this one.

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Comments (6)

    michael berkens


    I was in on the auction and although I think the domain sold at a nice price the trademark and possible issues related to the chain you referred to was built into the price, that is without such issues i think the domain would have went higher. I do think there is some risk in owning the domain. was a great buy.


    The way things have been going, almost every name has some trademark risk. I think if the buyer puts up a site with information about New Orleans and Mardi Gras – hotel/restaurant/vacation…etc, it is very defensible.

    December 27th, 2007 at 2:15 pm


    I really like on Afternic for $7000. I wish I had found that one.

    December 27th, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    michael berkens


    I agree that the domain is “very defensible” but you have to take into account in acquiring a name such as this the potential litigation and legal fees in defending the domain and the risk that the domain could be taken. I have seen less “risky” domains taken on weaker trademark arguments. That is not to say I think the owner will lose the name, just that it deflates the value.


    I agree with you.

    December 28th, 2007 at 12:23 am

    Steve M.

    Agreed. was a steal…easily worth $250,000+

    Unless purchased for development, look for it to show up in future live auctions…

    December 31st, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    Kevin Daste


    Thanks for the support and vote. The site will be as you envisioned, a Mardi Gras/New Orleans Portal, though I’m not sure if we’ll be able to have anything decent up this year, maybe just a quick site.

    December 31st, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    Fat Tuesday

    I think I meant vote of confidence but I’m not really sure. Don’t Drink and Blog. Happy New Year!

    January 1st, 2008 at 3:04 pm

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