A regular reader and contributor named Todd offered a blog post suggestion that I thought was good. Todd suggested,
“Why don’t you have a post where each person submits one of their favorite domains and then let the readers give their thoughts on each one. I think it would help many people understand what makes a good domain by letting people critique the entries.”
I would imagine most domain investors have a favorite domain name that they own. I think it’s good to get feedback about a domain name from third parties who don’t have a vested interest in the domain name. I invite you to offer a critique of domain names listed in the comment section by visitors and to list your own favorite domain name. The one rule is that the domain name you list must be owned by you or a company you control.
My personal favorite domain name owned by my company is Lilac.com. I think Lilac.com is a versatile domain name that could be used by a company in any number of industries. Lilac.com is short, has a dual meaning (color and flower), and is a friendly/positive term. One potential knock is that it is more of a feminine sounding brand, although that is also an attribute. At this point, I am content to wait until the right (6 figure) offer comes around to part with this domain name.
I invite you to critique my favorite domain name and post your favorite domain name for others to give feedback.
One thing to keep in mind with this article. People will post their comments with their opinions. People can be brutal sometimes. You might really like a particular domain name, and others will hate it. If you may have concerns about what other people might say about a particular domain name, it’s best not to list it.
Since I incorporate weight training and sprint training into my exercise routine and wear this sort of clothing even when I am not working out 🙂
I don’t understand the “TV” part of it. What does TV have to do with Activewear?
I looked through your domain portfolio at genericdomains.net and with relation to exercise, I prefer your bodybuildertv.com domain, but out of all your domains I prefer your gamermarket.com domain.
TV is for video content
I am seeing more companies using keyword .TV or keywordTV.com domains for video-oriented content. Fitness involves movement and Nike, Adidas, Puma, Asics, etc use video to promote their brands. Some of these do own the .TV but merely redirect it to their main site.
http://www.bodybuildingprotips.com available on flippa if you are interested!
Of course mine are- “BullS” and MarijuanaGuy.com
The name of your name is the name of your domain!!
Life is a Brand.
Unfortunately, LifeIsABrand.com is already gone.
Good idea on getting public feedback from other readers.
My favorite by far is…
Which is not only the best for a virtual world ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_world ) but I particularly like that the .com is missing because aesthetically it doesn’t detract from the words and they words are separated by a dot.
LondonPeriodontist.com In a city of 8 million where a periodontist makes 300K to 500K a year I have the name. Not generic but a great semi “Geo” name.
I agree with you. I own NYCPeriodontist.com. 16 years old.
Im selling Nycwallstreet.com
Lilac.com is obviously a great name to just sit back and wait-the right company will pay a lot of money for this name in my opinion.
I agree… Lilac is very nice because it is short, memorable, easy to pronounce, and creates an image in your mind that has positive connotations.
My favorite domain name of all the names I own is:
Thanks Elliot and have a good weekend!!
Nyam simply means “to eat” and is a term mostly used in Jamaica, Africa and throughout Asia. I’m from Jamaica and love to cook, so I would say this is my favorite. I also like bolt.org for it’s versatility.
Since you love to cook, you will also love to eat. lol.
My favorite is a tie between Petable.com and SlimeMonster.com.
I like Petable.com because I am a dog lover and who else doesn’t doesn’t love their petable pets? I also like this name because it could be branded as “Pet Able dot com” which is a play on words that I think could be a great brand for a veterinary company or franchise.
I like SlimeMonster.com just because as a child of the 80’s I grew up with all the splashy “rubber latex and slime” monster movies (think Gremlins, Aliens, etc.) and so it has some sentimental value to me, although I don’t expect it willl be a killer name that a Fortune 500 company would want to buy.
Right now mine is:
Had this one for 11 years before Graphene was even a thing. I still don’t know how the guy who owns the .com knew about this science 4 years previous to me
Wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphene ) says, “The term graphene first appeared in 1987”, so maybe the .com registrant was involved in research since “it was first measurably produced and isolated in the lab in 2003”.
Yes I never thought of that. I just hope the science can live up to its reputation because it has the potential to do some amazing things, including restoring sight to blind people
Agree, great name!
Lilac has great brand potential.. It just sounds right, easy to remember..etc. I don’t think it sounds feminine.. Can go either way and be used for anything from insurance to tech and more…
Nyam.com a nice domain name Rory,nice brandable too. I would hold on to this if I was you. Oh I am Jamaican too. Big up yourself Rory. Bless.
Very good name.Eating is most important human requirement.
My own favourite is YEEAT.COM
( Thyox.com is not far behind )
At present my favourite is JOCUNDLY.COM Besides I also like YELEND.COM
SMARTGALORE.COM LADGAMES.COM and PAUNCHIER.COM
About my previous 2 domains YEEAT.COM and THYOX.COM I want to sell them
immediately if a good offer is made.
One of my favorite names is PerthHomes.com – Perth is the fourth most populous city in Australia with a population of almost 2 million.
That’s a great name. It is always nice when a geo domain involves a short geo name, a large population, and relates to a large financial purchase. Very good chance of making a great sale with that domain!
Great name. big fan of the geo real estate names.
I have a new favorite about every week but my favorite this week is LightShow.com If all goes well then it will be someone else’s favorite in the next couple weeks.
I like that one quite a bit. Sounds like a cool brand and could be the name of a lighting shop or something.
Nice one. my first thought was a site that makes it easy to find houses decked out with christmas lights
@SBasu – What does 10thpl mean?
Very nice one
Email.pt is the one for me.
At this particular moment 😉 my favorite would have to be ProductReviews.com
Great domain…ProductReviews.com with high monetization potential.
Solid name, although I like the other url in your comment better 🙂
My first unspoken mental reactions was “wow.” That’s a great domain, much potential.
My favorite one is emailwonk.com though my other domains might be more valuable but i like this one the most.
What does “email wonk” mean?
“Wonk” represents a hardworking techie, a geek. I believe it can be a great name for an email marketing company / or any thing related with emails. We see it used in followerwonk.com the analytics tool from moz.com
You would often hear President Clinton referred to as a “policy wonk” in the media.
Nyam simply means to eat and is a term mostly used in Jamaica and throughout parts of Africa and Asia. I love to cook and I’m from Jamaica.
Our favorite is Risky.ORG
nuriu.com for me.
5 letter catchy name imo 🙂
When choosing 5 letters that end in a vowel most of the time A is best choice, O is second choice, I is third choice, U would normally be your fourth choice unless it ends in E and is a single syllable pronunciation then 4th and 5th choice could switch sometimes. This is why it is very easy to find 5 letter domains that end in U because they are most of the time the least valued and no one normally wants them unless they are very catchy. Obviously throw all this out the window if it’s a real word.
Healthcare domains being so in these days, my “favorite” would have to be alivio dotcom. So many companies use it in their URLs.
With both Pet Care and Wearables being multi-billion dollar industries.. One of the ones I like is …. PetWears.com
“Exiar.com” is my favorite domain name and I will let you know why …
This domain can only serve to one company: EXIAR.ru (the biggest russian insurance company half private / half public dealing over all with russian imports/exports insurances. The good think is they already offered $150K for this name. The bad think (for them) is they are far away from my asking price $2,500,000 USD.
This is my retirement.
I seriously hope that you are joking and IF not I feel that you missed the boat if you did not take a more than fair $150k offer for a trademarked domain as such.
^ agree with above.
And if you really got a 150K offer, for you to publicly display that you are squatting on this name is suicide.
Take their offer and sprint!
a Russian company will never get a favorable verdict from American controlled UDRP…. wait for your $2,500,000
The trademark was filed in 2012 and still in process. (Source: UNIBRANDER.com)
“EXIAR.com was registered 2009 so the only thing they can do is PAY $2,500,000
or .SUCKS (Exiar.sucks) They are deep, deep pockets so if they want the PREMIUM
I only sell for $2,500,000 (any outher offers will be disconsidered). as I sad before this is my “retirement”.
I´m NOT squating on this name. They are squating. I registered the domain 3 years before the filed the trademark, so think a bit …
Then my apologies. I stand corrected.
Best of luck with it. You may actually have a good chance in making this your retirement 😉
on the safer side.. u register a small company named EXIAR…float an website and then sell EXIAR.com by arranging somebody with a percentage share to your small company named EXIAR… if any case UDRP decision goes against you they have to pay the sum of the latest price of acquiring EXIAR.com, in case of trademark right… just read the – VW.qa case filed and won by Volkswagen
Not only they filed the trademark in 2012.
Their company “born” in 2012.
So my domain is 3 years older than their business.
They might just purchase .exiar for $185K the next round than pay you $2.5M, if it was a real word that could be resold for generic purposes, and rebranded maybe $2.5M, otherwise they made you a fair offer.
Many people think that to run a new gTLD extension cost only $185,000 USD and that´s not true. $185K is just the ICANN application fee; the total cost of running a new gTLD extension may be several millions of USD. A registrar/registry licenses and infrastructure cost millions. Even if they apply for .EXIAR they will run their business without the KING: “Exiar.com” (<<< type-in-traffic goes here)
“Mera.com” (brandable domain) just sold for $132,500 USD as reported by DnJournal.com today; So brandable domain names reach 6 figures too.
Your comment is typical of how some in the media wrongly try to portray domain investors to the general public.
I think your full of it. I doubt you’d risk your retirement just for bragging rights. Bad faith intent is not always black and white, Right and Wrong. Most people Experienced in this industry would think it was moronic to refuse a 150k on a name you said doesn’t mean anything to anyone but that company. Saying you want 2.5 million LOL, . Well I call bullshit, The only thing your comment accomplishes is defaming the domain name investing community.
The 4 anonymous replies to you that are giving you very bad advice lack common sense or are on bullshit too.
If you heven´t seen, this is a post about someone´s favorite domain name. I´m talking about my favorite domain not about the domain investors community. Got it ?
You just shot on your own foot with this post!. If Exiar uses this information; say good bye to your retirement!!!.
Also, there are domains lost in URDP not becuase the date registered, but the date “RENEWED”.
One more nail in your coffin: You have the site for sale now and not developed ($750K – asking) Why advertise it? If you only have one buyer who can buy.
If I were you, I’d ask Elliot to remove your “stupid” mistake (business don’t have feelings), and start developing the site. Investigate a way to defend your domain.
Exiar may have deep pockets, but also good legal advise. You just proved the opposite, little money and little brain. I hope you find this useful, then we will see Exion in the hall of shame if they loose the URDP, other wise you will find yourself in very expensive litigation trying to recover your “retirement”.
Since Exiar offered to buy his domain already and failed, there is no chance they can prevail in a subsequent UDRP. Just saying.
“cyber squatting” is a very relative and delicate term….e.g if u register Apple.com and Apple Inc. claims u r “cyber squatting” r u?
Actually and factually Apple Inc can’t even claim for AppleInc.com…. but yes they can claim for AppleIncUSXXXX.com ( USXXXX – assumed Apples’ unique trademark registration no.)
Recently Apple got AppleID.com in UDRP….
If that is the case then all those domains sold, selling or will be sold are CYBER SQUATTED……
“There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?” Dr.Jonas Salk,
“Apart from the atomic bomb, America’s greatest fear was polio.”
His sole focus had been to develop a safe and effective vaccine as rapidly as possible, with no interest in personal profit. When asked who owned the patent to it, Salk said, “There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?”
Internet also can’t be patented, could u!
My favorite is a tie between Registration.website and Autoinsurance.company . Registration.website is my ecomerce store front serving clients in Toronto. Autoinsurance.company has received over 11 offers, but I am in to wait for some cool digits. Until then cheers friends & investors. Thanks Elliot.
Personally my favorite domain among the little portfolio that I own is: PubsVegas.com
Equally favorite is CommercialGain(s).com!
What’s your take on these?
Offers being accepted on these 😉
i would have gone for VegasPubs.com
I go for Pubs.Vegas
Mine would be strokerecovery.com.
One of my favorites now is cribbuddy.com.
Babies are born every minute and they all have a crib.
babies love little stuffed bunnies and teddy bears to cuddle with and those battery operated pin wheels you attach to the side of the crib, also baby blankets.
Looks like it’s going to be a popular post.
I really enjoy finding gems with handregs so 5 minutes ago I registered for only $1.99
It could be a airplane sales site, avionics equipment, pilot supplies, kites, gliders etc……anything air related.
Good name….I think in aftermarket too this name would get good price.
I was trying to choose one from my portfolio but I realized I really don’t have a true favorite. I chose to list this name because I really like names that can become a business offline as much as online and would like to add more of this style to my list. Let me know your thoughts on this style name.
best fit for any ventilation system company i guess
It’s not meant as an air outlet or air vent but like a discount outlet, warehouse, depot etc……
I got a few favorites…
First, CanadaSex.ca , it s a money cow.
Second, LasVegas.media and Baseball.media (both for sale)
And for last, my favorite… Z.quebec
mine is NewbornShopping.com
Lilac.com is definitely a gem. I can see this being used by a big brand for something non related to it’s definition (color or plant). To the right end user definitely a possible six figure sale.
The only downside could be that it would have lots of typo possibilities ie. lilack.com, lylac.com, lielac.com, etc. But other than that it’s a gem.
The name that I own that I like the most at the moment is IoTy.com for (IoT – Internet of Things) We’re probably still a year or two from IoT being a mainstream term so I don’t expect my name to receive offers till then.
But when the time comes I know it’ll have six figure potential to an IoT company.
what y stands for after IoT !
AnYthing you can think of! 🙂 It’s a brandable name so it’s a play off of the IoT term.
It’s the same pronounciation but without the high price tag of IoT.com which is 2.8M.
IoTintelligentSystems.com how is that ?
Unfortunately, I think it’s way too long. I wouldn’t expect much from it anytime soon but best of luck!
IoTy.com registered in 2003, my 1st registration was in 2014… but better late than never…. it’s fun though. u said ” We’re probably still a year or two from IoT being a mainstream term so I don’t expect my name to receive offers till then “… so i will be waiting 🙂
Internet of Things is already being referred to as iThings. No one will bother saying iot except techies. As such, I have iThings.ca, iThingsStore.com, iThingsReviews.com, iThingsPlanet.com, iThingsWorld.com, iThingsList.com, BuyiThings.com and ShopiThings.com
Nice brandable name that could fit in a lot of industries.
I like Skewd.com and probably InvestorTechnology.com
My favorite is smartwatches.buzz
Of course, I wish it was just a .com but I think these are one of the best that I own at the moment.
This is a great idea – hope you continue to do it on a regular basis.
I have a lot of favorites, but this one, a recent $.99 reg, seems appropriate for a “disruptive” company.
RBTCX.COM a LLLLL.com stands for Regulated Bitcoin Exchange
My favourite is 1066.com, which is the most famous year in English history and matches up with my surname.
Nice name that went up in value quite a bit in the last year.
great name one to keep an eye on
Indeed, I sold it 5 years ago for $1,700 so I can’t imagine what he paid for it.
I have now had 119 separate offers to buy it in the three years I have had it and they are increasing in number and value all the time.
Next year is the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, so no doubt that will generate even more interest for what is probably one of the most instantly recognisable domain names in the UK!
The UK wasn’t the UK in 1066. That happened in 1707. So you should refer to England rather than UK.
And I would’ve thought that 1966 was more famous in England? Half the chavs would never have remembered anything about 1066 but might just about remember the significance of 1966.
The three most recognised dates are 1966, 1666 and 1066 !
A bit more than that, but the offers are now heading for mid $xx,xxx.
My favourite is Starchitecture.com
Starchitects refers to architects whose celebrity status have transformed them into idols of the architecture world and have given them some degree of fame amongst the general public. Examples of world famous celebrity starchitects are Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid etc.
I received few offers from architect companies in US, Germany, UK etc, but waiting for big numbers.
Architecture.com was sold for $190,000 in year 2000.
An interesting article if you are interested, “Battle of the skies: London and New York compete for starchitects”
my favorite domain
With the proliferation of GoPro and other related mobile video photography business models and accessories along with abc.go and other streaming video broadcasts, my entire suite of videogo.com, videogo.org, videogo.us, videogo.biz, and videogo.net seems to offer synergistic value for today’s most popular media platforms.
In that category you also have Point Of View cameras (POV) and I own povreview.com What do you think Dean Stevens?
It is a tough call, but right now I am enamored with XXX.chat … Happy to of picked that one up recently.
8.com ! really but in Binary, 8 = 0b1000….0b1000.com 😀
I think my current favorite is PropertyPrices .com
In UK at least there is lots of very big companies who track property sales & data. Most of the big property websites also have websites & apps to track latest property prices.
USD 500000+ if i had to rate it today (y)
I’ll sell you it for 1/2 that! 🙂
Love this name.
Oops – had some trouble with refresh here, so wound up with multiple posts.
Glad you like it Bob & John.
Time will tell if i can resell it for a decent sum.
Propertyprices.com is now on Namejet auctions with very low reserve:
I find it interesting that some are choosing a new gTLD as their favorite domain.
Of course, Lilac.com is good. One weakness: might not pass the radio test with flying colors (excuse the pun). Lilac is a tad “high falutin'” of word. It’s not that common. I’d think your average American might not know how to spell that word with certainty. They might tack on a “k” — Lilack.com.
Fortunately, looks like you own Lilack.com too!
He’s no slacker! 😉
Lilac is a fantastic name to have with lots of potential.
My personal favorite name:
I’d say one of my favorites, is one of my first regs –
Just love the message it conveys. Eventually I hope to get it developed out into a nice inspirational and motivational website.
What say you? Any feedback?
FreshWaterSources.com – i really do care about this and u guys should too..
I don’t have a favorite in my portfolio because I try to be as unemotional with my investment domain names as possible. That said, I just bought a name today that is my favorite name of the day:
BLUEEYES.COM ” The eyes have it “.
Nice one! 🙂
Excellent! A real gem.
I would think Seasteader.com, would be one of my favorite names. Probably not worth much now, but perhaps in the future. Thank you
My favourite at the moment is TouchSafe.com
Mine favourite domain is flexicloud.com
My current favorites are brprod.com and millennialbuyer.com
I would want to get my forum username, not sure what I’d do with it though 🙂 Somethings I want to have for the sake of having.
I have a couple.
Newsgazine. com – Great for a news site (News Magazine)- brand-able
PrimeTLDs. com – Quite descriptive. A go-to site for all TLDs resources
BlingInsurance. com – Perfect for companies offering jewelry insurance.
BBanker. com – Can be Business Banker, Blood Banker etc.
MexicoFlats. com – Targets Mexico real estate sector.
NR37. com – Fit for anything
fav name i own is DomainScoop.com 🙂
Mine would be SafeSeats.com
Lots of potential with that one.
Nice initiative! Thank you. My currently fav domain name is:
W as Web or Wireless or Weekend, Winter, Wanted etc..
Two of mine are USwindIndustry.com and USsolarIndustry.com. I would think with alternative energy needs becoming more necessary, these names have some value.
First is a bit awkward, but the second is quite nice.
Yes, these are very big trend now. We all know how bad our planet is suffering. I own eco-solar-energy.com but I think the hyphens are no good.
SpringBlackFriday Both Lowes and Home Depot had one this year.
I guess I like my brandables a lot:
I can’t see a brand using any of the above dn because they are typos and dosen’t past “my” radio test.
What is the best domain you own?
Just starting out, so don’t have a ton, but here are a few:
Fappe.rs – adult domain hack
I like DenverHealthClinic.com
piqant.com is by the best
Thanks, Xavier! I’m only 3 weeks into domain investing, so I’m trying to learn and absorb as much as possible. I really appreciate the feedback. Cheers!
Glad you like it, SBasu! I liked the sound of it too (pee-kahnt) – great for a hot sauce brand/shop/manufacturer, an adult site, or anything else that’s got a little spice to it! 😉
5 Things They Never Told You in Domain Industry 😛 FB me 🙂
Welcome to the madness, if your interested in hearing some great interviews..watch the domain Sherpa shows, i like to go back on youtube and watch the old ones with Rick Schwartz.
Domainsherpa.com..hope you have fun, and good luck.
Denver is the solid one there.
Rightly said ‘madness’…
Hey, thanks so much for the tip! I love DomainSherpa.com, but hadn’t thought about going back and watching the old shows! I’ll totally take you up on this tip! Rick Schwartz is amazing! Thanks!
LOL, you’re funny! Not sure what “FB me” means though…Facebook? Follow back? Found by? 😉
if u gonna miss the clue… good dns will be outta reach… at-least could have typed fb.me in the address bar 😀
Gotcha! Gotta start thinking more like a domainer… Still lots to learn. Thanks for the tip!
i ain’t no domainer….but can tell some important things…if want…then fb.me/basu.supratik 🙂
Honeywhiskey.com…..no wait Hopelessromantic.com…..who am I kiding…let’s just go with Manicotti.com
LOL, some nice ones there
Noel.tv because it means “Christmas” in french and that there’s 5M Google searches on december. Movies, Tv and live shows, Decoration videos and more. Just the perfect domain name for the most profitable holiday on earth!
I also like Vij.com but that is obvious..
..and for many it’s a first name as well. Solid domain.
Are you talking about Noel or Vij?
They are also both name and surname!
Are you talking about Noel or Vij?
They are also both name and surname!
Nice, I didn’t know about Vij as name.
I found out that French domain names don’t sell well. Am I wrong?
Current favorite of mine is WideOpen.com
Many potential uses, short & sweet, and passes the radio test.
Like it, It’s a common term that can be used in many way. Sports blog, adult and business related website.
I wanted this name. Love it!
Definitely a gem.
Now you’re talking about a great domain name. Congrats on that one.
what do you think?
Nice traffic, Monster worldwide searches
Understood in many languanges even Russia as .ru
Rihanna comes to mind…
Wow that’s a gold name.
It means I love you in spanish. Perfect for a brand name adult, love related!
Great name with potential.
WOW that’s a great name. Congrats.
wow!very nice name…
One of my favorite domain name is WebGeneric.com
With mosquito season upon us in the great white north my favourite name this week is “Deet.me”
I love “future-tech” domains and one of the faves from my portfolio is:
There are plenty of .com historicals with ‘media’ as a second keyword and with holographic technology emerging, I look forward to finding a great home for this name.
HoloMedia could have been even more better 🙂
I know. That was reg’d in 1995 and I was probably too busy playing Super Mario Kart instead of registering domains…
me 2….smoking pot also 😀
Late to the game here, but my favorite at the moment is InstaDoctor.com
Also, my two hand regs of the week – elderlifts.com and elderlift.com!
Hair styling Industry
lots of hit from New York, California and Europe
Category Hair Products
Thank you for the opportunity. My favorite domains are AdultCruise.com, CafeBella.com and WebsiteRanker.com. Any opinions about these names.
One of the favorite domain I own is Womenz.com. I acquired it in pending delete auction in four figures. Menz.com sold for $19,000 and these days good one words ending with z has great demand, especially on Flippa platform.
I also like the “z”. I have had several over the years. I sold Padz.com a few years back and I hand regged Seniorz.com in 1999.
Cool! I also have livingz.com and managerz.com…
EminentBank.com. And the lowers i can sell it is 20.000 dollars at this year, i will be adding 10000 dollars to it every year.
Mine is Saving.tv at the moment
My favourite name at the moment would be;
Presently, my favourite is,
Picked it up on Namejet the other week 🙂
My favorite is DNAsequencing.com for reasons below :
DNA Sequencing market is going to exceed $ 20 Billion a year
I own 100+ Exact Match Domains in this niche, including the top 3 :
We have GeneEditing.com and GenomeScanners.com that are in the same niche. I’m looking forward to eating some super-sized fruit in the future.
Thanks very much.
You should get some really good fruits for your work.
I own approx 100 domains starting with “Cloud”; Do you think my DNADATACLOUD.COM might be able to possibly hitch-hike a bit, too?
Thanks for any-and-all input and opinions:-)
There is no advertiser paying for “DNA data cloud” on google but it is a meaningful term. Wishing you good luck.
go for CloudGuru.com & CloudFetish.com and SequencingGuru.com & SequencingFetish.com for Bhatia 😀
Remarkable, a real EMD gem.
Is my favourite 🙂
My favorite that I own and going to develop is Pediatric.com. Excited about this one.
Excellent domain, much potential.
Thanks John. Excited about this project.
Timor-leste.com 1st, Exact match country with the hyphen, albeit a very poor country.
My favorite name Profile (dot) com
Billions of profiles on internet thanks to social network websites
Definitely rates a “wow.” Easily worth a very solid 7 figures.
Woah! Where and how did you get this one? Super domain.
That’s interesting. Nowhere near as good with a hyphen, what do you think about pro-filers.com?
My favorite coincidentally is http://www.fvr8.com
4 letter alphanumeric, different yet catchy.
Of my 2,000+ domains, DUBAIVACATIONING.COM is my present favorite:-)
My favorite which I own is dentistreviews.com
What do you guys think about that name and its longterm valuation?
Excellent domain. Definitely not less than $xx,xxx for the domain alone right now.
Thanks, much appreciated John!
I also acquired surgeonreviews.com, plasticsurgeryreviews.com, and cosmeticsurgeryreviews.com. Wasn’t easy to capture these important health vertical domains… took me many years! Perhaps one day will build something with it, or sell as a package.
We just got a sizable offer on it. Let me know if you are interested in?
Hi John, we’ve put this domain up as a 7 day auction. It is available here: https://auctions.godaddy.com/trpItemListing.aspx?&miid=190843954
We’re setting the price low so that it sells.
Decent… maybe worth $5-6k.
Kidding obviously… awesome name.
Very nice one Drew, love it! 🙂
Another “wow” domains. Lovely – 7 figures at least now.
awesome to hear from who does huge things! we can live without Strawberry but can’t without Blood 🙂
your thought on NaturalDisastersInsurance.com…. Natural Disasters is more often used over Natural Disaster.
Pls enlighten me
seen Ricks & Mikes stocks…but gotta say your 1 mil + stocks are real gem… specific & versatile… calling u GURU since i am from Kolkata, india 🙂
Really? I own fresa.com… let’s do business together…. 🙂
I like Strawberry.com and Lilac.com.
RIM settled on the name “BlackBerry” after working with Lexicon Branding, the same company that came up with Intel. One of the naming experts thought the miniature buttons on RIM’s product looked like the tiny seeds in a strawberry. Lexicon founder David Placek, thought straw was too slow sounding thou. Someone else suggested blackberry, and RIM went with it. RIM has since renamed the company as BlackBerry.
We’re building a Jobs Board platform so my personal favorites at the moment are in this space:
Very interesting story – thanks for sharing.
My two current favorites in my portfolio are:
One of our favorites cctld:
LNG is big business, plus this is a great LLL for the Spanish market.
Andrea, did you see today that Flippa changed the way people can bid over 5k to get rid of bogus buyers.
If you remember my idea and your idea that we talked about on marks site, it’s about the same.
Where is Mark Hershiser anyway.
i like fickled.com…. since u r a pro & i started in 2014, may i clarify some ideas with u brandx59 🙂
Brand, yes I remember our ideas, good ones indeed! 🙂
Mark is busy working on other projects, mainly about domains and also in a radio.
Blogging was too time consuming for him, and I totally agree in his case, better focus on profitable businesses …
SBasu, funny you like fickled.com i had owned that domain at one time.
That was a domain a guy bought from me for 5k on godaddy THEN NEVER PAID FOR IT.
SBasu, i’m NO PRO, just a nut that likes Domaining and follows it closely.
Webexam.com it can work for a medical site or a academic testing site.
Eddie, that’s a fantastic name! I’m in grad school and take web-proctored exams with a company called Examity all the time. Hit them up and see if they’re interested in scoring Webexam.com, for a nice price of course!
Hi everybody. I’m very new to domaining and have started to put a portfolio together… My favourite name is Fede.xxx as my brother is called Frederic Xander, Fede X to his mates.. :::):)
onlineaccount.net used to be my favorite. kind of wondering how my hold strategy will play out with .online and now .net kind of looks old.
Rod.Tv because it is my name and my website and a .tv
Lilac.com is clearly a fabulous domain, most definitely worth $xxx,xxx now. Your one concern about it may really be just an example of how we simply tend to be our own harshest critics and have the most interest and concern regarding our own assets, as I do not view that as a concern at all.
P.S. I feel that people are probably so familiar with the word “Lilac” that spelling and the “radio test” are not an issue either. That certainly applies to me.
two of our favorites
Spoons.com is my favorite in my portfolio. Received it as part of a combo deal years ago.
InternetOfEverythings.com , ReputeManagement.com
I am very new in to domaining this is my favorite.. Infertiles.com
Some nice names posted here, great idea for a blog post.
My favorite name is soil dot com.
. Not my video but very enlightening…
Of course Lilac.com & Strawberry.com are excellent names. TeAmo.com is also desirable.
I like Soil.
I sold Compost.com somewhat recently.
I had been eyeing compost.com for a few years, the seller’s posted asking price made me think it was out of reach. Congrats on the sale, looks like it went to the best possible end user.
My favorite name I own is: Pizza.us
Not the most valuable domain I own, but just a personal favorite.
.us domains never really took off, but maybe one day.
Don’t get me started. Okay, too late. So did you hear anything about what came of this recently:
P.S. If .US were where it should be, that would be quite a killer domain. It’s still worth no less than $xx,xxx to $xxx,xxx right now, though. I’ve sold far worse .US for $xx,xxx already, including recently.
P.P.S. And .US I’ve sold for $xx,xxx recently has even been multiple words, not even a category killer single word like yours, which I have a nice group of as well. Just replied to an offer on one of my less desirable ones with $50K in fact.
P.P.P.S. Also sold a *three-word* .US based on an unsolicited inquiry for $5K not long ago, perhaps less than a year still.
Honestly, Scott, when you consider the national market for pizza in this country, the size of the industry, the competition, and what has really been the norm in marketing and advertising which we all probably witness every day or every week, even with the neglect and near unawareness of .US among the public still, the true value of Pizza.us is not less than $xxx,xxx. Five figures would merely be a substantial bargain level well below real market value in the event someone simply wanted to unload it that way for some reason.
Having Genetics.us, Genome.us, Nanotech.us, Biometrics.us, Holy.us just to mention few of my domains, it gives me hope about future of .us domains.
@John – How can I drop you a message. I have a premium .us that I’m looking to sell. You seem like the guy with experience.
Hi Mike – I’m just the guy who had some good fortune. The one I sold for $xx,xxx was also from an unsolicited inquiry that came in out of the blue. I wound up with an extremely motivated buyer-broker who worked on me for quite a while over it on behalf of their mystery client. We even had some “turbulence” occur in the relationship until completion. It was unusual, and no one has even made a run for my most valuable ones for quite a while now. If .US finally gets some long overdue promotion and increased public awareness, however, perhaps that may finally change for all of us who invested in .US. Even Rick Schwartz has previously written about not ruling out the rise of .US, even before I did so publicly on the domain blogs.
John, I did not hear the outcome of that. If you come across it, please let me know. I will do the same. Most importantly, thank you for your reply. I do agree that if the .US extensions had any real merit behind them, this would be a valuable killer name. I have seen a few low $XX,XXX sales over the past few years. I’m holding out for an end user on this one. No rush to sell it.
If you don’t mind me asking, what niche was the name in?
Pizza.us is so good even under the circumstances involving .US that it’s truly end user treasure. Nowadays you can order pizza online – I did for the first time recently. Pizza.us could be a national monster domain for that.
>”If you don’t mind me asking…”
I certainly don’t mind at all, Scott, and I would ask, too, though I was afraid someone would. 🙂 Hope you don’t mind either that I had already decided I didn’t want to say much more, including that part. I haven’t done nearly as well in the domain investing arena as many others have, so there are some things I feel I have to keep under wraps because I’m ten million miles behind folks who have done well with it. In fact, I’ve even become primarily a publisher instead as a result, but I still want to score a few wins in domain investing if I can perhaps manage to eke out a few advantages the domain whales and sharks don’t gobble up first. 🙂
John, I completely understand. It’s important to keep things under wraps. I do appreciate you taking the time to respond and I only hope it’s a matter of time until the .us take off. Congrats again on your sale. I may consider developing it, but never developed a .us before. Will be my first. I wish you much success it the domain game!
Very nice name. I have Pizza.business
I also been holding to Soccer.us & Futbol.us. I have many that I been holding on to. WallStreet.us is another one.
Great names Henry! Soccer.us/Futbol.us combination is very nice. Wallstreet.us also an amazing name. I’m just waiting for the day for the .us’s to finally take off. I recently picked up a few more one word quality .us domains and I’m still looking to buy if anyone is interested in selling.
Scott, email me I own so many that you maybe interested in. email is henry at alvarido.com put on the subject line .us domains
Email sent, thank you Henry!
Hi Henry-just saw your post we own LaFutbol.com as an investment-hopefully for a major team in the future. As you probably know Futbol.com sold for $1.7million so best of luck with your Futbol.us it’s a great name.
“Futbol.com sold for $1.7million”
What is your source for this information?
Thank you John for that information. I just developed only weeks ago USSports.com. I am hoping to making USSports.com into a more valuable property.
I do think that owning Futbol.us with Soccer.us very valuable for a media company in the U. S. with all the Spanish Futbol fans here.
John, Another domain that I own is MyFutbol.com.
Elliot, from your experience, what kind of value do dot .us domains hold? I’m thinking about 1% of the dot com’s value? Is that a valid valuation? Has there been any research done about this that you are aware of?
I don’t think I have ever sold a .US domain name, and I don’t really follow that market.
Unfortunately it seems no one really does. Hopefully one day!
Dot US name suck. I had some excellent single word premium ones — ones that would be worth tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars if com — but I ended up just letting almost every one go.
Early on way back in my domaining career, I sold roommates.us for $10,000 out of the blue. So I bought more. But alas, nothing, it was just one lucky sale.
Scott it is all about the keyword and the end user. This year there was a $10,000 sale CaliforniaPoker.us number 100 on http://dnjournal.com/ytd-sales-charts.htm
2014 there was Pling.us for $16,300 number 92 http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/2014-top-100–sales-charts.htm
2013 there was Band.us for $20,200 number 52 http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2013/2013-top-100-sales-charts.htm
2012 there was Beats.us for $18,000 number 95 and Bitcoin.us $17,500 number 97 http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2012/2012-top-100-sales-charts.htm
I know that there are many in the $1,000 to $5,000 that are never reported since I have had some. I turned down a $10,000 offer for Mp3.us this year. So the .us sell but only very good keywords and one and two word .us domains. WallStreet.us is a two word .us and I think value is in the $25,000 range, Computers.us is also in that range.
I have owned .com domains for 16 years and have not sold them, this doesn’t mean that the domain sucks, all it means is that the right end user has not come your way. I own some great .com domains from USSports.com, WorldBanker.com, WhatsOnline.com, MiracleMile.com and many more which I have owned for 15 years or more. They are all valuable .com domains.
It is all about the end user wanting the domain name. I sold one at the end of 2014 that I thought that it would take years to sell FutbolMania.com and sold it for $20,000. In this business you can’t say which one will sell tomorrow. Great keyword .us domains will sell just like any of the other top level TLD’s.
Wow Henry, thank you for the list. You do make a very valid point. All about the end user who is willing to pay. I have received some low ball offers, but figure it’s worth holding out. The price I paid is so small compared to the potential profit that it’s worth the renewal fees. Mp3.us is a great name, so is wallstreet. I recently picked up about a half dozen (amazing domains in my eyes) one word .us names for cheap. I may just put up small wordpress sites on them and along with a “for sale” sign on the sites hoping to attract end users who are searching. I own probably 5 .us domains that would be worth millions if they were .com’s so hoping for the right people to come along. Just a waiting game
Scott, If it is developed the value may go up. When I was searching for sports feeds for USSports.com website I found that one of the largest feed companies is using a .us can you believe it! sportradar.us
That’s great…a developed .us is always nice to see. Especially one that dominates it’s niche. Gives me the glint of hope I’m looking for. When I’m driving with my wife, she always points out billboards that have .us websites on them. I’m starting to see more local businesses use them.
I’m still buying them up if anyone else has any one word .us names. Whois pizza.us for email address.
Thank you Henry!
I also like Strawberry.com …
My favorite domain is Tortillas.com
My favorite domain is Tortillas.com
Tortillas are not just a staple food in Mexico and other Latin American countries but are extremely popular in the US and Canada (The second most popular packaged bread product in the US).
Tortillas are also popular and are gaining popularity in other Regions around the world including Western/Eastern Europe (UK, Russia …), Asia (China, Japan …) Africa and the Middle East.
The Meaning of the word “tortillas” is the same and Spelled the same all over the World which makes Tortillas.com Internationally Brand-able.
I always request one on the side when I buy a bowl at Chipotle. Had a nice big one just the other day. Such a nice domain.
Thanks for your comment John.
WebScreens.com is my Favorite Domain Name !
The Domain Name Says and Speaks the Internet !
Great for Streaming VIDEO MOVIES,
Generic Name For WebSites !
FOR SALE !
Got a bunch of dot coms and cant decide which one of them, so I am going with one of my .io names:
My favorite domain name is Be.tv. In light of the popularity of GoPros and smartphone cameras and the abundance of selfie videos, it seems that the the time has come for a proper destination.
We are at a point in time where we are no longer relegated to simply watching TV. I imagine, soon, we can be TV at Be.tv, the ultimate destination for a true reality television channel.
Nice! And short too! Nice name.
Thank you Anthony. Voice.io is a nice name as well.
Sure Lilac.com is a very good name, short, the domain score is more than 3, and search volume is 49,500. My favorite domain is Cudeta.com even the domain score and search volume is so low
My fav is:
One of my favorite domains:
anticipating trend (buying future like Rick Schwartz did) toward medical vacations to reduce out of pocket costs of major medical + dental procedures in well respected countries both near US and Europe. Costa Rica, Eastern Europe, India favored by many savvy travelers.
Affordable Procedure + Vacation nice combo.
Possibly the most popular noodle dish in the world. Gets the same amount of searches as Spaghetti and more than Pasta.
I can’t pick just one. I’d say it’s a tie between these guys at the moment:
Wornable.com / Wornables.com
nyharbor.com + newyorkharbor.com w/ 1.800.NY.HARBOR
Slouch.com and RecruitingAgencies.com top my list today. Yesterday it was different. Tomorrow might be different.
I think my new favorite is Embrace.com.
Congrats on that one.. Missed the ending 🙁
Knew that one wouldn’t escape attention.
ONLINEFITNESS.CLUB | VIPFITNESS.CLUB | eMAGAZINE.CLUB | PROTECT.WEBSITE | SIMPLICITY.COMPANY are just a few of my favourites.
My favourite email: email@example.com
In a great country of over 1,200,000,000 population, I’m glade to own a few best of Hindi domains. Listed is an english translation:
Just thinking international
TRANSLATION.INDIA अनुवाद.भारत my favorite
But Joe do you believe, we can ever cash in on these domains ?
Cool collections luv it.
Let hope for the best. This domains are the very best of .INDIA. Please keep me inbox at firstname.lastname@example.org
overwhelming majority of DOT COM domains faved.
Some great names there…
My favorite domain is probably my blog at https://myblog.rocks 🙂
I also have mysite.rocks
Nice use of the new GTLD .rocks
MyBlog brings me back to the good ole days. Years ago I sold myblog.com for a cool $400K.
Not sure if yours is worth even 10% of that but you never know. Domains are lotto tickets. It sure is a cool name. Best of luck with it!
Thank you, Mike!
My favorite domain is the one for my websiteSURREALestate.com. I’ve had it since 1997, and although I haven’t done anything big with it, I still keep it even though it doesn’t make me any money. About 10 years ago, I was offered $40K for the domain by a start up company in Arizona, but the deal fell through because they didn’t get the round of VC funding they were expecting. If anyone has any ideas about what I could develop it into besides a free email service, I’d like to hear from you.
Hello and Thanks for the opportunity. My favorite is
What I heard abt my domain from seasoned Domainers:
“Nice name but is a ngtld..”
“I like it…keep it for 5 yrs and it might be worth something…”
CubaVacation.com is my favorite.
Transgender.Dating or TravelInsuranceCompare.com.au
I got York.Apartments last month.
NewYorkApartments.com sold for $65K in 2010.
And NewYorkApartmentsForSale.com sold for $42K in 2012.
so hope New.York.Apartments can do great.
There are some great domains here. lilac.clm is a perfect name! My current favorite in my portfolio are
Im interested in what you guys think.
The domain I like most is Doober.com
My favorite domain that I own is probably http://cyborgs.us
Whether you like it or not, we are all going to be cyborgs if we aren’t already.
Well besides my name stevepierce.com which used to belong to a adult actor, my favorite is ABQ.com because Albuquerque is where I grew up.
Good domain, and what is your income a year selling “a huge 7+GB email box for $24.95 per year”?
Steve, ABQ.com is a great name! Nice qork aquiring that one.
Domainsponsor refused to list it, even when I sent a copy of the WHOIS,saying it was in someone else’s account (the previous owner, I’m guessing).
I’ve changed the DNS away from D/sponsor, since they and presumably the other person, ere profiting at my expense. Seemed a bit naughty.
Actually, it’s difficult to pick a fave once you own hundreds of names but this one just came to mind.
I might be prepared to part with it.
What does it even mean?
My Favorite is
NCSmiles.com which means North Carolina Smiles
I like Emailing.info too
It’s a phrase and has the I prefix and good for selfies…. I’m an app developer and may make an app named iMyself
I own more than 3,000 now, i have perls and some diamonds:
Only few for now: weedtopia.com weedtastic.com weedtherapist.com sinfulSexy.com and PornDynasty.com
My favorite is – Mortgage.info
Always liked this name. Category killer .info that makes sense.
Lilac is easy to remember can be used in many different ways as the owner stated. 110,000 Monthly searches and the fact it is a dot com, oh and the keyword competition is low, making it easier to rank in Google and other major search engines.
My favorite domain is… YouGotItMade.com — Can be used for so many things.
My favorite domain is – OneGreenLife.com I see huge potential given the desire to be kind to the environment and our limited resources.
I have always liked a domain I have named:
Registered it quite some time ago during the AutoWeb.com advertising blitz.
Probably up for sale if anyone likes.
multisite . network
One of my favorites, indecent to some, is Decapitations.com. I’ve had offers, surprisingly, but never acted upon them. And, as a side domain that I find worthy of interest and to which amuses me is Seperately.com. It’s a misspell but a good misspell.
http://www.publicdomains.com – Thanks for the free advertisement 😉
Now that we know your favorite domain name, what is your most valuable domain name and what do you think it’s worth?
jra.com – just run away!
can not decide which is the best
I wonder how a color domain name like lilac.com can be good. For sure it is a single word domain but…?
My favorite now is onweight.com but I would like your input about the “on” prefix. Is onkeyword.com domain names any good? onweight.com would be a website on weight control. Is that obvious?
I think Lilac could become a brand. Sort of like how Tangerine has become a brand.
Oh yeah. Get it. Very good for branding. Lilac color is associated with spring season.
I also don’t know why Lilac is interesting for many people, but Lilac in TLDs com, org, net, club, me, info, top, in, co.uk, us, tv, ca, cn, mobi, ws, eu, name, de, co.in, be, and at has been registered and have 45,000 search a month.
outdoorwirelessspeakers.com is my favorite, and one I hope I get to keep and use as I have invented an outdoor wireless speaker. Still, its for sale on afternic.com with 7 other names.
I have some very good names, the real good ones are tld’s but my favorite is,
IPRAGUE.com people say the most beautiful city in the Czech Republic !
Great idea with everyone posting their favorite names !
I’m holding for now.
I have about 70 decent names but my favorites are:
Great idea on this post. I have a site dedicated to posting domains and discussing them called domafy.com.
Of all the domains I have ewallet.cc and it’s sisters and brothers are my favorites considering google ownes wallet our .cc means checks and cash etc…
My favorite domain is BostonNation.com – this can be great for any pro-sports team in Boston (Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins)… Or any fan/ticket site covering Boston-related events (sports, music, food, etc.). Anyone have any thoughts?
thinking about copy.cc or send.name
My favorite? TrustedCuration.com. Why? It’s the future of Internet marketing.
My personal best are USSports.com, WorldBanker.com, and MiracleMile.com
my favorite domain i own is http://www.dojo24.com but also own http://www.onlinedojo24.com
it is an online self defense and martial arts school/ dojo where people can learn how to defend themselfes, so i believe the domains fit very good.
I also own http://www.grassiva.com for the grassiva self defense organisation, dvdresellrights.info where is what it says and petfinder24.com an online petfinding service.
However my favorite right now is dojo24.com
I have several nice ones, but the one that always holds a special place is JustBought.com.
A few, but always clear the list…my favorites are
also busy with two projects,, good post.
I have several nice ones, but the one that always holds a special place is JustBought.com.
I’ve had this for over 10 years & used to sell a TON of alkaline/acid related products but moved on to other things. Anyone have any suggestions who would be interested? I was thinking maybe pH meter or pH balance testing supplies? Love this thread : )
Someone with a crowbar would have to push very hard indeed to pry loose the fingers of my right hand from American.org.
Really nice name!
I guess right now my Favorite is iBitcoins.com
My favorite one is:
You all hava a wonderful domain name! I wish you all good luck~ !
I have PASSALAW.COM, please tell me what you think of it one way or another. I can take it! ; )
My favorite is BusinessAcademy.com and ThePolarZone.com
Hoping Cali goes legal rec mj in 2016! med mj is legal now.
RecreationalMarijuanaSeattle.com – I know , its long, but… keywords, lol
Not worth a lot unless a bass pro or gander mountain decides to use it as a catch phrase ..
But my favorite to say is TakeMe.fishing because I love my memories of my grandfather taking me fishing.
You probably know about the Take Me Fishing . org site – I’ve seen many TV ads for it. Wonder if they’d like your version
Talking about favorite its hard to decide. Every domain I own is my favorite. But the best of the best is:
Great name Elliot! I’m very jealous. 🙂
My personal favs would be:
selbentag.com German for “same day”
no selbentag makes no sense i am by the way german nationality.
It would be called der selbe tag or am selben tag, but only selbentag would be just wrong
amselbentag.com I own too 😉
ok well than try to sell it on ebay.de you may get someone paying a bit for it. Still i wouldn’t know how to use that name. Maybe shipped the same day as some kind of slogan or maybe build or fixed the same day. However maybe the .de would be more useful in that case.
I’m partial to these ParisFashion.com & SataHarddrive.com
ParisFashion.com has potential… nice name.
How about the name “luxuryhomesvillas.com” . A perfect brand name for luxury real estate firms..
I posted this earlier and it was deleted… Is there a reason?
Was curious to see what anyone here thought, I like it. Maybe I wasn’t logged in when posted.
I’ve had this domain for 10+ years but haven’t used it for awhile.
Though I have started using this domain for promoting my other domain auctions, it is the genuinely one of the best.
Available for sale at my flippa catalog include,
that I consider as an ultimate domain for anything & everything tourist, a place for any & all tourist activities, a spot where you can spot every hotspot in the world.
LILAC is one great names for all times to come.
Without a doubt it has to be…
well o wn historysmcweddings.com if you want i do not need it and it was PR4 a few years ago
well i own historysmcweddings.com if you want i do not need it and it was PR4 a few years ago
My favorite one that I have is : Symphony.net
It is a one word , sounds cool, and in my opinion is worth a couple of bucks 🙂
What do you think.
I probably have 3