eBay domain name auction attracting lots of bids.
It’s unusual for a good domain name to be auctioned on eBay, but an auction for PaintballGuns.com has topped $20,000 with just three days to go.
There is a reserve on the domain name and no indication from the seller about what it is, which means the auction could be for naught. But the reserve has already been lowered once, and could be lowered again to strike a deal.
So how much is this domain name worth? Fortunately we have a pretty good comp in PaintballGun.com (the singular version). It has sold with a reported price three — yes, three — times in the past 5 years. First it sold at Pool in 2004 for $21,830. Then it sold for $15,000 at Sedo in 2007. Finally, this past December it sold for $10,299 on NameJet.
But the plural version of this domain name is worth much more than the singular (just like Camera.com and Cameras.com or Toy.com and Toys.com. Which would you prefer to have?). And the domain makes over $10 a day in parking revenue, according to the seller’s eBay ad.
The current owner appears to have purchased the domain name from iREIT late last year. A quick flip? We’ll find out Monday.