Voting for the best list in the hand registration contest was held last week, and over 260 votes were cast. Thank you all for voting for the winner, and a special thank you to the 6 other participants for being willing to publicize their lists and subject themselves to scrutiny (and positive feedback).
The voting was pretty close for the top 2 lists. In fact, the winning list only won by a margin of 7 votes. The winning list was list #3 with a total of 76 votes. Surprisingly, the owner of list #3 was me. To be fair to the other participants, I am not going to identify who owns each list, but they are welcome to comment here.
I don’t do much in the way of hand registrations. It takes a fair amount of effort to find good domain names that will have secondary market value. I focused on finding a few keyword names I thought could sell for low $x,xxx to the right buyer, and I think there are a couple on there with that potential. In fact, a few years ago, I separately sold 2 -Doctor.com names for around $5,000/each. I don’t think these names are in that range, but I could see a $1k-2k sale.
Aside from my own list of names (I am partial to mine of course), I thought lists #2 and #7 had the most end user value. I wasn’t surprised to see that Frank Schilling thought that list #2 was the most valuable, and I would not be surprised to hear about a nice sale from that list or list #7.
Again, thank you all for participating in this fun contest! It’s neat that my list was chosen as the winning list, but at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is the sale prices for these domain names.