There seem to be some good buying opportunities for mid-range domain names.
In early 2005 I looked around a domain name aftermarket that was quickly heating up. I saw high prices paid for category killers and lots of people snapping up less expensive domains.
But there seemed to be a sweet spot in the $2,000-$20,000 range in which values were still available.
Looking over some recent auction sales I think that sweet spot may have returned. There have been lots of sales of good domains in that range.
These domains aren’t category killers. They aren’t pure play product domains. But they would be the great foundation for a web site — and that’s something that can ultimately result in a nice payday for the owner.
Check out these examples from yesterday’s Aftermarket.com auction:
And these results from Moniker’s most recent live/extended auction:
None of these domains are “perfect”. For example, Seated.com may not appear to lend itself to a business.
Or does it? How about a site for table reservations? Or buying chairs? It’s not the first choice (seat.com or seating.com might be better) but it can easily be branded into the right thing and it’s easy to remember.
Exhausted.com at $2000? Perfect for a sleep problems company, energy product, etc.
Are these good buys? What are your thoughts?