years ago we started our weekly
domain sales reports
(that come out every Wednesday
evening) as an educational tool.
Showing the exact prices paid for
specific domain names each week
gives all of us a chance to learn
more about domain values, gain
insight into the latest trends
(what's hot and what's not) and have
access to a large pool of comparable
sales that can be pointed to when
buyers question domain valuations.
sales data comes in each week I
often notice very different kinds of
domains selling for about the same
(or exactly the same) price and
thought this might present another
interesting educational opportunity.
In this case, seeing how our
reader's currently value various
kinds of domains by running a
periodic Name Vs. Name poll
and discussion in which two
equally priced but otherwise
different kinds of domains are
matched against one another. Today's
post will give me an idea if there
is any interest in seeing more of
these mini domain duels in the
week's domain sales report,
I noticed that QV.net and Insurance.us
sold for the exact same price - $7,000.
One is a rare 2-letter domain in one
of the original big 3 TLDs (.com,
.net and .org) - but its letters, by
Western standards, are not the best.
The other was a very highly valued
keyword but in a less often used
TLD, America's country code, .us.
So, let's get ready to rumble!
Which one was the better buy
and, if you care to comment, why?