Vito was following the VideoGames.CO auction on Sav.com today, and it closed at $999. Whois records show that VideoGames.CO was created 11 days ago. I assume this is some sort of pending delete auction, although I am not familiar with the auction platform. There were 25 bids from 7 bidders in the auction:
Someone just got a helluva steal in a Dot Co Domain auction I just watched.https://t.co/cVod46Zdeb just sold at only $999!@NameBio reports highest 100 #DotCo DN sales past 2 yrs from 5k up to 85k
I’m not a DotCo investor but Wow, Congrats!#Domains #DomainNames #VideoGames pic.twitter.com/uzHd9gHQW9
— Vito (@VitoDotTV) May 21, 2020
Using NameBio, I can see several exact match “VideoGames” domain name sales in different extensions:
- VideoGames.IT – $9,660
- VideoGames.Mobi – $8,100
- VideoGames.Biz – $407
- VideoGames.US – $360
There are also quite a few domain name sales with VideoGames in them, such as VideoGamesMedia.com ($2,804), BuyVideoGames.com ($888), and UKVideoGames.com ($488). In 2017, the extension spanning Video.Games domain name was reportedly sold by Rightside for $183,000. Video.Games does not appear to be developed.
When I visited VideoGames.com to see how that domain name is being used, I was forwarded to GiantBomb.com.
I don’t have many .CO domain names in my portfolio beyond a couple of one worders like Bahamas.CO and Elliot.CO, but it seems like a pretty good price for the buyer. What do you think? A steal, a fair price, or overpaid?
I like that you added some comps. When looking at the comps, they do not appear so great except for the Dot Games – 183k sale and the Dot IT – 10k sale.
Exact Searches for “Video Games” are 135k and CPC is over $1.00. Pretty Strong 2-worder.
Going to Estibot, they show the Dot com at 280k. I feel that is extremely low and any great broker in our Industry would be pricing that com at 7 figures. I see Esti values the Dot co at $280. Well, we know that is a bit too low now.
When looking at NameBios past 2 year history, they show the Top 100 Dot Co sales from 85k to 5k. Even though I don’t invest in Dot Co, I have to admit that is a pretty strong sales history in that tld. I honestly can see this domain name as a chart topper in the next couple years.
“When I visited VideoGames.com to see how that domain name is being used, I was forwarded to GiantBomb.com.”
So, I looked at the GiantBomb.com site. That is a pretty big deal. It is not just a game. It is owned by CBS. CBS INteractive Inc to be exact. Here is their explanation in their Wiki pg.
CBS Interactive Inc. is an American media company and is a subsidiary of the CBS Entertainment Group division of ViacomCBS. It is an online content network for information and entertainment. Its websites cover news, sports, entertainment, technology, and business. It is headed by Marc DeBevoise. Wikipedia
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Number of employees: 2,080 (CNET, 2006)
Founded: April 12, 2007
Parent organizations: CBS Corporation, YP Productions Inc
Subsidiaries: JumpStart Games, CBS Interactive Advanced Media Group
So, the dot com is untouchable. I think that will have a pretty big factor to play in the next sale of this one if sold to an end user. Well, even if sold to a domainer. As a matter of fact as I keep writing about this sale it is making me think harder about this auction. I have an open offer to the winner of that auction. I will become a dot co investor right now, if you take my offer. I offer $2000 for VideoGames.co right now.
yes,good research, vito…