eDoctor.com Sells for $43k on NameJet

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eDoctor.com sold on NameJet this afternoon for $43,310. The domain name was a “pending delete” auction, which means the domain name creation date is February 16, 2013 rather than its original creation date, as is the case with pre-release auction domain names.

The domain name has a bit of an interesting history. According to the Whois History tool, eDoctor.com appears to have been previously registered by global healthcare giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). eDoctor.com was originally created back in 1995, and at least at one point, it was registered at Melbourne IT.

I could not find a screenshot of a website on Screenshots.com, so it does not appear that the eDoctor.com domain name was used in the last several years.

I don’t know why this domain name wasn’t renewed, but it turned into a large sale for NameJet.

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    • It probably did’t get renewed because the owner has been frequenting loquacious bloggers, constantly putting down people’s domain names, out of selfish interest, or promotion of their own type of domains. Perhap, after reading somewhere that only exact match name is gold, the owner just let the name drop. It’s called herd mentality. And it’s costly. Martin Luther King once said that serious ignorance is dangerous.

  1. Who says the economy is hurting, not a fool and his money. Assuming of course this wasn;t an end user but that would only confirm there was still a fool who wasn;t an end user willing to $40k+ on it.

  2. Elliot,

    Does it pique your interest then, on domains such as eCarnations.com that I posted here a few weeks ago, for very little money, and received over 15 dislikes, and not a single like?

    😉

    • what does flowers have to do with doctors? Especially the cheapest flower on the planet, the Carnation. That should answer your question.

    • Wrigley once said that he made his money a penny at a time, selling chewing gums. How much an item costs could determine the business value, but not all the time.

      Secondly, you make a good point that the two names are not identical, however, you fail woefully, to show why they are not comparable.

    • Here is why they are not comparable and I will keep it super simple. Every domain is allowed a maximum of 63 letters in its name, and there are roughly 500 registered dot com domain names with the word “Carnation” in it using all 63 spaces. Now with the word “Doctor” there are over 10,000 registered dot com domain names with the word “Doctor” in the name using just the first 10 spaces. This is the easiest way to show that these names are not comparable and aren’t even on the same planet. It’s like comparing Park Place to the Ghetto.

    • Todd,

      Description of Straw Man

      The Straw Man fallacy is committed when a person simply ignores a person’s actual position and substitutes a distorted, exaggerated or misrepresented version of that position. This sort of “reasoning” has the following pattern:

      Example:

      “Senator Jones says that we should not fund the attack submarine program. I disagree entirely. I can’t understand why he wants to leave us defenseless like that.”

      The debate was only about “e” type names. The emphasis is on the non-exact match names versus exact match ones. Stay focused.

    • Speaking for myself here, but just because eDoctor.com sold for a nice amount does not mean that every domain starting with “e” will have the same luck. Just like all “3d” or “i” names are not comparable just because of a few nice sales.

      And since you own eCarnations.com, it would appear that you used your comment on Elliot’s blog as cheap advertising

    • AB,

      You make a very salient point in the former, and completely missed it in the latter. Hence, I agree, and disagree accordingly. Since Elliot is the business of soliciting domain names for sale and their prices, he has forever given up the right to bar discussion of such names that may come up from time to time. I am known to comment on my precious domain names virtually in every post I make. That is my way to be compensated by blogs for my contributions in helping them raise revenue and increase traffic. It’s a win-win situation. Any blog that doesn’t allow me to promote my domains, I do not visit. I am in the process of buying television time now on cable to promote my domain names and ventures, so it is not a matter of cheap promotion, it’s just that my valuable times spent on blogs should be considered as well.

    • To AB,
      on your first point, I forgot to mention the numbers, so you’ll be the judge:

      eDoctor.com sold for $43,000

      I listed eCarnations.com for $997

      Is the comparison really that off?

    • >>>>”he has forever given up the right to bar discussion”

      No, you have it wrong. This is my blog and I can do as I wish.

      I generally don’t comment when people submit domain names for sale on my blog.

      >>>>”I am known to comment on my precious domain names virtually in every post I make.”

      Perhaps your continued self promotion is what annoys people and causes them to dislike most of your posts?

      >>>>”That is my way to be compensated by blogs for my contributions in helping them raise revenue and increase traffic.”

      Every time you’ve told me you weren’t going to return and disappeared for a period of time, traffic and revenue stayed the same. Revenue, of course, doesn’t go up or down with traffic since none of it is affiliate revenue. You are welcome to promote your self interests elsewhere.

    • You are amazing Elliot. You’ve listed things you don’t like about my posts, one of them being that I promote my ventures, but conveniently left out what I have done for you. Let’s see:

      1. I recommended that you post domain names for sale on your blog.
      2. I recommended that you combine the professional brokers with the regular domainer names, so as to unify the market, and extend domaining.com exposure to the little guy.
      3. I recommended that you put the domain name first, before the broker, as far as sequencing etc, all of which you adopted. Tell me who else that visits your blog has done more for you?

      Before I go, and this time, I am gone for good from your blog, visit my just redone:
      Soul.FM and send me an email on your thoughts as pay back for this post. Thanks

    • get over yourself twat. We don’t live in a bubble here where only you suggest these earth-shattering ideas and elliot can’t think for himself. Your ideas are tantamount to telling me to scratch my sack. . . which I just did. Thanks for the reminder.

      Now let’s get to the real heart of the issue. I have eNutsack.com for sale . Is it good as edoctor.com elliot

  3. Big money in stream lining healthcare, could be the plural who bought it for all we know, but takes 2 bidders to take it to this level, so there is a market for it.

    This is why you guys shouldn’t price your names to low, you have no idea the type of subpar names moving through escrow.com, going totally unreported.

  4. It’s my opinion that still large number of people are not aware of true value of domains and whoever bought this for 43k has done the right thing because: it’s a valuable generic name & the buyer can resell it for more.

  5. What no one likes is risk, the name is risky and with coin flip decisions possible there are too many trademarks to dodge, jmo.

    Good buy, maybe or a good way to lose $43k, to make what?

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