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Final Acquisition of 2011…


As the final hours of 2011 were ticking away, I was busy finalizing a deal I had been working on for around 6 months. I was able to acquire the domain name,, just as the year concluded. In fact, cleared my payment 15 minutes later than the company said it was closing (I appreciate that).

I really like It has a pretty large exact match search volume (135,000) and the broad match is huge (over 9 million monthly searches). I think this would make a great venue for people to post famous and popular sayings, which can be enhanced by comments and historical information about the sayings.

I don’t plan on developing the domain name, but I do plan on seeking out a buyer sometime soon. That said, it’s one of those types of domain names that can be pretty easily built and visitors can help add the content.

What was your final purchase in 2011?

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (19)

    jason davis

    my final purchase of 2011 was

    January 2nd, 2012 at 10:55 am

    rob sequin

    My last purchase (if you are including drops) of 2011 was in a Snapnames grab to complement my and domains… all part of my business model preparing for a post-Embargo, post-Castro Cuba πŸ™‚

    January 2nd, 2012 at 11:09 am


    My last deal was How’s that domain?

    January 2nd, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Jeff Reynolds! πŸ™‚

    January 2nd, 2012 at 11:48 am


    My final acquisition was is a really nice one. Congrats.

    January 2nd, 2012 at 11:52 am


    Squarely.comis the best domain deal I got for app development and games

    January 2nd, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    owen frager

    like already an easy-to-deploy model for success

    January 2nd, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    George Marshall

    Really like – definitely has legs.

    My last purchase of 2011 was Caught on the UK drops on New Year’s Eve.

    Have an amazing 2012 Elliot.

    January 2nd, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Poor Uncle

    The last one I register is because I am currently in Hawaii. I must say I like the carribeans more than Hawaii.

    January 2nd, 2012 at 12:40 pm



    January 2nd, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Louise is my LAST purchase in 2011, and my last new registration, period!

    Congrats on the purchase of Sounds like you bought it from or through Francois.

    January 2nd, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @ Louise

      Francois had nothing to do with it… why?

      January 2nd, 2012 at 1:58 pm


    @Joe – that’s my home country πŸ™‚

    are you planing on developing the name or selling?

    January 2nd, 2012 at 2:03 pm



    I had been researching a little before acquiring it and it’s a beautiful country with one of the world’s highest tourism growth rate, you should be proud of it πŸ™‚

    No, not looking to sell for now.

    January 2nd, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Nainil Chheda

    My last purchase was

    January 2nd, 2012 at 2:39 pm


    My last acquisition was an IDN:

    Γ—ΒͺΓ—Ε“Γ—ΒΓ—β€˜Γ—β„’Γ—β€˜.com = in Hebrew

    Tel Aviv has over 400,000 population in 20 square miles, and a huge beach and tourism destination with over 2.7 million visitors/year. It has the second largest economy in the middle-east, is one of the 20 most expensive cities in the world, and is one of the 10 most technically advanced cities in the world (known as the Silicon Valley of the region).

    IDNs will provide an enormous opportunity once IDN.IDN is finalized and begins being adopted in local mainstreams which is a forgone conclusion.

    January 2nd, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Andrew Rosener – My final purchase of 2012

    January 2nd, 2012 at 6:11 pm


    Last purchase for 2011 was (sounds lovely, doesn’t it? πŸ™‚

    January 2nd, 2012 at 7:32 pm


    wow @ and

    January 2nd, 2012 at 9:37 pm

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