I was born and raised in New Hampshire, and I currently live in just outside of Boston, which is about an hour from New Hampshire. I learned how to ski in New Hampshire (Loon and Waterville Valley), spent time in the lakes region, and enjoyed being raised in NH (for the most part).
Over the last year or so, I bought a handful of New Hampshire vacation area domain names:
- LakeWinnipesaukee.com – Private acquisition
- Sunapee.com – Auction at NameJet
- SquamLake.com – Auction at NameJet
- NHMountains.com – Hand registered at Uniregistry
I also own quite a few real estate domain names such as WhiteMountainsRealEstate.com, JaffreyRealEstate.com, BowRealEstate.com, LakeWinnisquamRealEstate.com, and a few others.
Lake Winnipesaukee is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the State. There are many beach houses and cottages on the Lake, and there are great restaurants and hotels in the area. Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in New Hampshire. Lots of people spend their Summers on Lake Winnipesaukee, either in vacation homes or even at Summer camps.
Sunapee is a town in NH that is home to a ski area, Mt. Sunapee, and a large lake, Lake Sunapee.com. Similar to Lake Winnipesaukee, there is lots to do in Sunapee.
Squam Lake is a smaller lake in the NH Lakes Region, and there are lots of fun activities there, too. There are also vacation homes, restaurants, and hotels in the area.
NH is known for its mountains, and I figured NHMountains.com was worth owning, especially because it was an inexpensive hand registration.
Whenever people ask me about development these days, I tell them I have no interest in doing anything additional. This blog takes quite a bit of time, and my other websites along with my business also take time to manage. However, I could see myself building out these domain names in the future, especially if I spend more time up there in the future. I don’t know when the future will be, but perhaps there will be a time I want to shift focus and build these out.
In the last year, LakeWinnipesaukee.com and Sunapee.com have received several inquiries, and I turned down a large offer for Sunapee.com shortly after winning the auction. I may regret not selling for that offer, but taking risks is a requirement in this business.
I didn’t intend to buy a group of NH domain names, but I would classify myself as an opportunistic buyer. When I see a good domain name, I will jump on it if the price is right. These are investments for my company, although I don’t know if they will be developed or re-sold.