NewYear.com For Sale at DNS

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In December of 2012, NYE.com sold at NameJet for $175,000. Prior to the sale, I discussed the domain name in a contest post and speculated that it would be great for a new years eve website, perhaps to sell party tickets or restaurant reservations. As you can see, NYE.com has since been developed into a new years eve focused website.

I was checking out a variety of new years eve related domain names and websites, and I came across one that was a bit surprising to me. If you visit NewYear.com, you are taken directly to a DomainNameSales.com inquiry page. Despite the fact that it’s the busiest time of the year for this domain name and related searches, NewYear.com is foregoing domain parking and sending visitors straight to a page to let them know it may be for sale.

NewYear.com is a domain name owned by Future Media Architects, Inc., and it looks like the company has done the same thing with other valuable domain names such as Amber.com, Cool.com, Jogging.com, and others. Knowing the owner, Thunayan K. AL-Ghanim (aka Elequa), I presume the NewYear.com domain name is very expensive.

I don’t recall seeing NewYear.com pointed at a DNS inquiry page before, so it will be interesting to see if it sells in the short term.

In the meantime, happy new year to you!

8 COMMENTS

  1. Big news for this portfolio, as they never even considered sales before, since they left moniker for Uniregistry, looks like that awesome portfolio will be available for purchase via DNS if this is the direction they are going now. This is the right platform for such premium domains.

  2. I was aware of the NYE.com story and have always wanted to do a similar thing with my domain MNYE.com which I considered branding as ‘My New Years Eve’. Although it’s interesting to note that MyNewYearsEve.com is also a developed site, currently promoting upcoming NYE events.

    My only reservation is that you clearly only have one, relatively brief window of opportunity every year to actually make any revenue as opposed to any consistent, residual income which led me to think that perhaps rebranding to ‘My New York Events/Experiences’ would be a better play.

    Just my thoughts.

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