My Top 10 Favorite Domain Names

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I was talking with a friend (who isn’t in the domain business) about domain domain names, and he asked me what domain names I wish I owned and what domain names I did own that were my favorites. It wasn’t a long discussion and I gave a few off the cuff answers, but it got me thinking.

Since having the conversation a few days ago, I’ve been thinking about what domain names I wish I owned so I could develop them, and I thought I would share the list on my blog. ย  I would love to hear about the names you’d love to own.

Favorite Ten Domain Names I Would Love to Own to Develop:

  • Vacation.com
  • Tennis.com
  • Autographs.com
  • TelAviv.com
  • Ski.com
  • Paris.com
  • WindowTreatments.com
  • Wine.com
  • Books.com
  • Coffee.com

Favorite 10 Domain Names I’ve Ever Owned or Currently Own (not considering purchase or sale price)

  • Torah.com
  • FrenchRiviera.com
  • Customs.com
  • DebtCollectors.com
  • 887.com
  • DogWalker.com
  • Arrangements.com
  • Devices.com
  • Burbank.com
  • FlightDelays.com

32 COMMENTS

  1. @ Aaron

    True… my Dad is in that business, as was my Grandfather and Great Grandfather. I worked with my Dad in high school and sometimes in college on breaks. I knew the business pretty well.

  2. I’ve had an odd obsession with Carpet.com for several years.. would love to own it..

    that, and Highlands.com and Seattle.com, cause I love those two cities.. (highlands is in nc)

    -peter

  3. Nice list. Most of the names would be a lifetime worth of work to develop and manage… a lifetime well spent I imagine.

    My dream domains would be generic future tech / web keywords. I actually started to write a list, but having looked it over, some of the domains may be attainable in my lifetime. I will keep them to myself for now ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’d also love a premium city.com

  4. Elliot,

    Your list was cool. I like Paris.com the most. If I can own 10 domain names, I would want:

    scripts.com
    travel.com
    movies.com
    Games.com
    Art.com
    museums.com
    Videogames.com
    writing.com
    food.com
    cooking.com

  5. Elliot,

    While thinking about the top 10 domains, I noticed that you can determine what interests people through their domain wants. There is one domain I really want right now, but I can’t make an offer yet. The owner hasn’t used the domain to its fullest potential.

    Because of targeting only one area, they kept the domain from increasing in value. Using estibot or valuate, it is worth around $7500. I have many domains that also appraise for that amount and above. The monthly search results are slightly above 1,000. What is like about the domain is its name and market potential.

    What would be a fair deal to offer this owner on Sedo? I don’t want to offer something too little, but don’t want to offer too much. I don’t feel this domain is popular yet. I have plans to turn it into something major. Thanks.

  6. hi

    blog theme is interesting and good. my top domains

    nature.com
    bio.com
    yoga.com
    books.com
    travel.com
    flights.com
    tour.com
    internet.com
    computer.com
    city.com

    thanks

  7. Elliot… I really like your books.com

    My favorites wish list are:

    receipes.com

    pc games.com

    travel.com

    bidbuy.com

    house.com

    news.com

    canada.com

    smart.com

    ideas.com

    wow.com

    my2cents.com

  8. I’m with you on ski.com although that is being used to full potential already. skiing.com on the other hand is just begging for the right person to develop. Out of interest, what value would yo put on skiing.com?

  9. Not sure about you -but I think skiing is a better keyword as most people, or at least I do type in skiing instead of ski when looking for products.

    I would put it pretty close to ski myself, but the appraisal bots say other wise.

  10. I would want:
    Sex.com
    Finance.com
    Credit.com
    Insurance.com
    Casino.com
    Poker.com
    Loan.com
    Bank.com
    Money.com
    Porn.com

  11. It looks like Customs.com is a previously owned domain. Funny thing is, it must of been purchased by a super domainer as it has the pop up advertising GoodNews.com. THis was covered on another blog yesterday about GoodNews.com getting plugged on a lot of parked domains.

    I think that was a good sell. Hopefully you got a good price from the super domainer.

    I can;t think of a super profitable idea that would be worth while for that domain or development doesn’t seem FUN to me.

    Most everyones top 10 domains are taken and developed for Maximum Profit and if ever sold it would have to be a bankruptcy or a See No Profit in your lifetime type of Deal. LOL

    A lot are owned by corporations.

    TENNIS.COM is my Absolute favorite domain.

    Do you have any idea how much people spend on Tennis?
    The pros alone with all the sponsors make millions per tourny.
    This one has Super Potential.
    Where was In June ’96?

    Time to go get Tenis.com or Teenis.com…hhahah

  12. My top ten names — assuming a PowerBall win is in my future:

    1) insurance.com (need one for sure name),
    2) options.com,
    3) hotels.com,
    4) coffee.com (I’m a big coffee drinker!),
    5) books.com,
    6) luck.com,
    7) mlm.com,
    8) car.com,
    9) mozambique.com
    10) montana.com

    Insurance is mandatory so I know if I was wrong on 1-9, I’m still alright. ๐Ÿ™‚ Todd

  13. Great post Elliot…always one of the more interesting topics!

    My top 10 most wanted:

    Eat.com
    Fly.com
    Fishing.com
    Drive.com
    Sunglasses.com
    Watches.com
    Dogs.com
    TV.com
    On.com
    Bamboo.com
    #11 – Google.com

  14. Espresso.com <== the same in many languages!
    Web.com <== ditto
    AspusiniMountains.com <== I own it
    SkiAustrianAlps.com <== own it.
    SeawardPeep.com <== own it; partially developed.

    That's it!

  15. Fun thread ๐Ÿ˜€

    Mine would be… (in no particular order)

    Electronics.com
    Forex.com
    Jewelry.com
    Loans.com
    Mortgage.com
    Yachts.com
    Auto.com
    RealEstate.com
    Homes.com
    Jesus.com

    Ah.. Fishing.com and Tennis.com — nice.

    Roy

  16. Here is my top 10 list of domains I covet for development:

    God.com
    ื™ื”ื•ื”.com (Hebrew: God)
    ไธŠๅธ.com (Chinese: God)
    Love.com
    Prayer.com
    Law.com
    America.com
    Politics.com
    Music.com
    Antique.com

    Not as if I could do justice to some of these wrt development, but I would love to try. Developing in areas of personal interest is frequently a labor of love.

  17. Top 10 3D Domain wish list.
    3DTV.com
    3DPorn.com
    3DPhone.com
    3DPlayer.com
    3DMovies.com
    3DWebSites.com
    3DShopping.com
    3DPictures.com
    3DLaptop.com
    3DGlasses.com
    3DxXx.com

  18. I would love to music.com
    My favorite that i own include:

    Godisblack.com

    loosepics.com

    nobacksies.com

    loosebroads.com

    antitheistic.com

    meloveyou.com

    overseasoutsource.com

    nextbigtheory.com

    nonpartisanmedia.com

    and for when marijuana is legal: bowlpack.com

  19. My Top 10

    1. VR.com
    2. Food.com
    3. Shop.com
    4. Travel.com
    5. Jesus.com
    6. Game.com
    7. Jobs.com
    8. Computer.com
    9. Tech.com
    10. Domains.com

  20. I own and looking for new owner for

    Toured.com
    Subordinated.com
    Jobdo.com
    Sisal.co
    Metalmarkets.com
    SalonFranchise.com

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