The majority of participants in yesterday’s poll about the value of Duck.com believe the domain name is worth more than half a million USD. This is not a surprise to me because of the utility of the Duck.com domain name along with the companies that could use Duck.com as an upgrade. In addition, Google owns Duck.com, so it obviously would take a major offer to persuade the company to sell its domain name.
I had a conversation with someone on Twitter who pegged the value at $10,000 – $20,000. I responded that I would pay more than $50,000 for Duck.com as an investment. In my view, animal domain names are quite popular right now, and I am sure I wouldn’t lose money in the $50,000+ range.
In response to throwing out my offer, two other domain investors also made offers via Twitter. Finlead, which owns and has owned some awesome domain names, offered $100,000 to buy Duck.com. George Kirikos, whose company also owns some fantastic domain names like 511.com, Math.com, and School.com, offered $200,000 to buy Duck.com.
Clearly, these Twitter-made offers are not binding, especially given the fact that Google has not even indicated that Duck.com is for sale. However, I am sure both of those investors (and my company) would honor their offers should Google decide to put the domain name up for sale.
I often deal with people who would seem like great prospects to buy domain names I own. They have a company that I believe would benefit from owning a domain name my company owns. When it comes time to making an offer or considering the BIN price I have set, they sometimes don’t think the domain name is worth what I believe it is worth. DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg asked Google if his company could buy Duck.com. I have no idea what Weinberg would be willing to pay for it even if Google would sell it. It looks like the starting offer should be north of $200,000.
Google would love to own Goose.com
duckduckgo.com is a terrible domain IMO.
Especially as they seem to own duck.co but they’re not using it directly for their search engine. I can see why they’re so keen to upgrade to the .com.
I agree. DuckDuckGo.com is a horrible domain name.
DuckDuckGo.com reg fee domain lol for $1.99
My thoughts exactly!
Hi Elliot, You stated that you would be willing to pay $50,000 for the domain name duck.com because it is an animal well I have several one word animal domains myself for a substantially lesser price such as Fissiped.com, Flowerpeckers.com, Giraffid.com, Leporids.com, Nullipara.com, Rackettail.com, Swarbie, Swartback.com and Wrytail.com of which some are bird animals and some are mammals. Just 9 examples of animal domains available to acquire.
I have never heard of those animals, so I would not be interested in those domain names.
BTW, some animal domain names aren’t worth $$$ simply because they are animal words.
Domain names that are valuable are worth something because they have the potential to be (or already are) brands. Duck Brand, for example, is a brand that would likely love to own Duck.com.
I could be wrong of course, but I don’t know how likely it is for a brand to use Fissiped or Nullipara as its brand name. Perhaps that could happen of course, but I wouldn’t buy it from you for any kind of premium with the hope that someone else buys it for more from me.
Hope you do well with those names, but they aren’t investments I would make.
Snuffleupaguses.com is available for hand-reg.
A Snuffleupagus is a real animal, right? At least it was when I was a kid 🙂 Just ask Big Bird.
Are these animals good to eat?
can u share the #list, or other forum on twitter where these conversations you refer to relating to valuation of duck.com took place? tx
Twitter – the links are embedded above.
Hi Elliot, I’ve attempted several lengthy comments but none were accepted, can you tell me why they are not going through please? Jim
It was marked as spam but I approved it.
Having same problem.
Approved it. A kidney caught it.
Is a .com the possible reason why? Or is there a word limit? Or character limit? Jim
Thanks for allowing it to go through. Jim
The name is super strong, I suspect the wholesale value (i.e. auction) is $500k-$1million. It is the kind of name that is going to get far more interest than great.com or super.com in terms of endusers because it is commonly used in naming. Could be an iconic brand.
Google should be holding out for several million.
very horrible name “ducduck” wow amazing.
what you think guys. but doing well guys.
Duck.com MONSTER BRAND that I value at 1MILL+
If anyone can scoop it for under 500K and hold on to it they will do VERY VERY well..
my 2 cents
I have duckhill.com…