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From the New York Times this past July:

Newburyport and Plum Island, at the mouth of the Merrimack River, combine shops, boutiques and maritime heritage with breathtaking views and beaches. The sea captains of 200 years ago are gone, but in town, the charm of their stately homes and commercial buildings remains.

Newburyport is a great tourist town in Massachusetts that is filled every spring and summer with vacationers. People come to walk along the water, enjoy boating activities, visit the art galleries and antique shops, and eat in the cute cafes and restaurants. There are beautiful homes and the town has a quaint New England feel feel.

My company just acquired and plan to develop it in the coming weeks.

Incidentally, #3 on the NYT list of Northeast getaways is Lowell, Massachusetts.

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 (37)

    jaime irvine


    March 23rd, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    David J Castello

    2,650,000 results for Newburyport on Google. Congrats!

    March 23rd, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Tim Davids

    Rock on!

    I see your back to your side of the country 🙂

    March 23rd, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Andy Botzer

    NICE!!! Great place to visit. Congrats on the purchase. Look forward to seeing the site.

    March 23rd, 2009 at 2:17 pm


    Good, I thought you might pick this one up. Plum Island is a favorite birding place of ours.

    March 23rd, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Chef Patrick

    Congrats Elliot…great pick up.

    March 23rd, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    David J Castello

    The “Google thing” should interest you a great deal. It is an excellent way of gauging the public’s familiarity factor with a GeoDomain. Michael and I use it all the time when considering to buy a name. I was very surprised that Newburyport was that recognized. I would have thought it to be more in the 200,000 range.

    March 23rd, 2009 at 2:40 pm

      Elliot Silver


      That is true… It’s a popular summer/spring destination with considerable tourism.



      March 23rd, 2009 at 2:42 pm


    Congratulations Elliot – Another Top Notch Domain!

    Good Luck with the development of this beauty.



    March 23rd, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Michael Neu

    Congrats Elliot,

    another fun project! looks like a good one.

    March 23rd, 2009 at 3:11 pm


    Congrats Elliot,

    another notch on Top Notch Domains.

    March 23rd, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Kevin M.

    Nice acquistion Elliot. Another nice one to add to your growing GEO collection.

    March 23rd, 2009 at 4:07 pm


    I like the name. Tourism, plan and simple. Although, here is my 2 to 3 month prediction.

    “Because I am so busy with and I have decided to sell for something greater than $8,500.”

    And there lies the true beauty of a blog, an active audience of readers, aka buyers!

    March 23rd, 2009 at 4:30 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @JS… I already emailed my developer photos and other info for the logo and design. I will have a new site up by next week.

      March 23rd, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Mike Maddaloni - The Hot Iron

    Excellent acquisition, congrats!

    And Newburyport is not only beautiful, but as you know its residents have cash!


    March 23rd, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Michael Carter

    congrats – nice name – babies are cute, cafes are not.

    March 23rd, 2009 at 4:53 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @Michael Carter – Thank and LOL 🙂
      @John BuySellDomains – UML just barely missed out on the NCAA hockey tournament this year. It was fun to follow them during the Hockey East playoffs. I gave the header special treatment over the weekend wishing luck.

      Thanks to others, too.

      March 23rd, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    John - BuySellDomains

    Nice grab Elliot, I grew up and still live in Massachusetts – that’s a nice one. I also went to college at UMass Lowell and am very surprised to hear that… it sure has come a long way since the early 90’s when it was the cesspool of the state. Kudos to the City of Lowell and the University for all the hard work and investment they have made to turn it around.

    March 23rd, 2009 at 4:55 pm


    congrats elliot, another collection to your network and i think you have learned that you dont need the biggest geo to make it a success! some of your peers run small city names and highly profitable. plus with this being out near your area, i imagaine it being easier then burbank and save on your travel costs(i would hate to pay your traveling expenses and all those weddings, lol)

    congrats and cheers! go out, have a good meal and hit the bar.


    March 23rd, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    John - BuySellDomains

    Just missed – more like ripped off! If they lost by 2 it might be one thing, but it’s hard to take a 1-0 loss when you DID score a goal. I don’t know if we played that good or if BU played that bad, but BU better step it up and win the NCAA.

    At least we were spared a double or was it triple OT game like we faced in 94/95? in the NCAA’s. Still a great season and a real bummer for the guys of Lowell. They will give Hockey East a real run next year!

    March 23rd, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Mike Maddaloni - The Hot Iron

    Well, if this is gonna be a thread on college hockey… GO BU!


    March 23rd, 2009 at 5:16 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @Mike Maddaloni – LOL 🙂

      I am not a huge hockey fan any more, but I was a big BU fan several years ago back when Chris Drury, Mike Grier and Jay Pandolfo played – and around the time Travis Roy was paralyzed.

      Actually, my first game was the first sports event held at the Fleet Center. I lucked out and got amazing seats just under the mezzanine. I knew the seats were especially good because Mike Eruzione sat next to us and scouted the first game 🙂

      March 23rd, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Jeff Jones

    Good job, Elliot! I really like it! Beautiful looking place and lots of interesting things to do. Hope you find much success with it!

    March 23rd, 2009 at 5:40 pm


    if you dont mind asking names such as this do they have natural traffic or do u expect development + SEO or all to make it work the way you want?

    March 23rd, 2009 at 6:07 pm

      Elliot Silver


      I don’t think it will have a lot of traffic (maybe 30-40/day) in the spring due to low SE rankings, but I will add more content and hopefully grow it to 200+/- by mid-summer. My focus will be on day trips, short cruises, shopping, and summer/fall events. I will probably monetize it using Adsense at the start and see how it does that way. Eventually I may do direct sales, but I have bigger fish to fry first.

      March 23rd, 2009 at 6:11 pm


    i c
    thanks Elliot 🙂

    March 23rd, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Chris Robbins

    Just took a break from eating cold leftover pizza to say congrats, Elliot.

    Back to noshing.

    March 23rd, 2009 at 9:38 pm


    Nice one! Congrats!

    March 23rd, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Ed Keay-Smith

    Nice one mate!

    I look forward to the new site when its up.

    I think we will have to give you a new nickname.

    How about Elliot “Eagle Eye” Silver LOL



    March 24th, 2009 at 12:09 am


    Wow, Congrats Elliot,

    Nice GEO domain.

    March 24th, 2009 at 12:37 am


    Looking forward to see this nice domain developed.

    March 24th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Conor Neu

    Congrats, Elliot. Very jealous of your ever-growing geodomain portfolio. Keep it up!

    March 25th, 2009 at 3:50 am

    Jim Holleran

    Great buy Elliot. Looking forward to seeing how the development goes.

    Since we got sports fans here, my final 4 is: Louisville, Conn, Pitt, NorthCarolina. Got North Carolina beating Conn in final.

    Thanks, Jim

    March 25th, 2009 at 10:18 am


    You didn’t end up with
    I figured for sure you’d have that one.

    Now a horse boarder named Lowell has it.
    Booo to that!

    March 26th, 2009 at 1:31 am

      Elliot Silver

      I have no interest whatsoever in .tel.

      March 26th, 2009 at 8:48 am

    The "G."

    Congratulations partner and keep it up!


    April 14th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

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