Which premium domain names are price competitively?
Prices that registries set for premium domains in new TLDs sometimes border on the absurd. I’ve come across domains in the form of Word1Word2.com that are available for hand registration and the Word1.Word2 domain is priced at $8,000 a year. Huh?
Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME) has released some interesting data comparing some of its premium domain names to the asking prices of the “matching” .com. (Click the link in the post to download the list.)
Here are some examples:
ElectionSoftware.com $3,477 vs Election.software $25 MSRP
WorldwideVideo.com $64,888 vs. Worldwide.video $250 MSRP
CollaborationSoftware.com $20,000 vs. Collaboration.software $500 MSRP
WrestlingNews.com $20,000 vs. Wrestling.News $500 MSRP
SoftwareStudio.com $44,888 vs. Software.Studio $1,250 MSRP
ColoradoInjuryLawyer.com $45,000 vs. ColoradoInjury.Lawyer $3,125 MSRP
Of course, some .com owners are a bit crazy and might never realize these prices. But it’s a reasonable filter to see if a domain might be a good deal.
It’s especially relevant since Rightside is about to offer $10 wholesale renewals on premium domains purchased at participating registrars. Normally you pay the premium price every year, which makes the domains less appealing.
You should analyze the data Rightside has released if you’re interested in buying domains during the promotion.