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Austin.com Goes Up for Sale

Big geo domain is looking for a new owner.

The domain name and web site Austin.com is now officially for sale at Sedo.

I caught wind a few months ago that the site was up for sale, which didn’t surprise me much. I met with one of Austin.com’s key employees a year or two ago and left feeling that the site owners were taking it in the wrong direction. They were investing a significant amount on creating timely content rather than focusing on building out the directory and evergreen content. It was an expensive approach that didn’t drive immediate revenue.

What this means is that a new owner can possibly take the site in a new direction and get quick results. Of course, I’d suggest due diligence to figure out what sort of reputation the site has with advertisers and business partners.

I’ve lived in Austin for 15 years and would love to see the site become what it should be. If you don’t live in Austin then buying this site would make a great excuse for frequent visits to the “Best City for the Next Decade“. I also recommend making a scouting trip during SXSW in March.

Asking price: $700,000. Contact Ryan Colby at ryan.colby (at) sedo.com for details.

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  1. M. Menius says

    What an incredible domain name. Local news, tv, media ought to be all over this as it would give them international access & appeal. Austin.com is a giant window into the city. Question is … which business will seize the opportunity.

  2. Logan says

    I think the $700K asking price is extremely fair for Austin.com. Excellent city, excellent domain name in .com form.

  3. domain guy says

    well what this clearly shows that a great domain with the wrong owner is useless. here someone owns a geodomain and is lost in the woods.development is the key not ownership.
    not only is there already a blueprint out there for many years westpalmbeach.com activitly earning one million dollars a yr.
    on top of that the castillio bros stated they have a 90% resign up rate for hotels.
    this is all you really need to know and the current owners of austin.com completely missed the boat.

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