Yesterday evening, I wrote about the pending sale of Tennis.com. The domain name, which includes a highly developed business, is part of an $8 million + earn out deal to a publicly traded company.
In the comment section, someone mentioned Golf.com, which is also a highly developed business. That got me thinking about which domain name is more valuable.
From my uneducated perspective, I think people spend more money on golf equipment, travels, private clubs, lessons, and other aspects of the sport. People spend quite a bit of money on tennis as well, but I would imagine the spend is significantly higher for golf. Looking at the basics, a set of golf clubs is far more than one tennis racquet and greens fees + cart rental cost significantly more than court time. This makes me believe there is more money with golf and likely the Golf.com domain name because of advertisers.
Personally, I would prefer to own Tennis.com because I play tennis far more regularly than I play golf. This isn’t based on the value of the assets but rather my interest in the sport.
In the poll below, I am curious what domain name you think is worth more: Golf.com or Tennis.com. To make it more simple, let’s not even think about the websites / businesses that are on each of these domain names. This is just about the intrinsic value of each url.