The other day the Domain King himself was excited about the future of smart glasses. As the owner of SmartGlasses.com, every time a company talks about the future release of some form of smart glasses it seems to add to the value of the domain. As everyone strokes the king I can only think of tablets.com. A market that is much much large than the smart glass market. Everyone owns at least 1 of them and some households have multiples. Schools across the US are giving them free to every student. So Tablets.com is worth millions right?
Tablets.com was purchased at TRAFFIC in 2006 for $50K. Purchased when keyword domains were still hot. Purchased as tablets were starting their entry into the market with huge future potential. Tablets.com ended up in the hands of Aron Meystedt and he said that he received offers up to a million dollars for the domain. But he didn’t take them. But he did put out a press release saying it was for sale. He did end up selling the name in 2017 for an undisclosed price but based on his ask it was between $50K and $100K. There were a few things that hurt tablets and most of them are the same problem for SmartGlasses.
For tablets.com there was the problem of Tablet.com. The singular is owned by Salesforce and anyone that bought the singular may lose traffic to that name. Two, the tablet manufacturers were the big boys. They had zero interest in buying the generic. Less interest as time went on. Everyone searched for the brands. iPads, Kindles, Whatever Google made if they made one. Apple doesn’t let just anyone sell their products and they’re not fans of you mixing competitors products with it. So setting up a site that sells only tablets is next to impossible. And customer are going straight to Apple to buy it most of the time because they don’t offer discounts and you know its a genuine product not a refurbished or knock off product.
All this is going to lower the value of SmartGlasses.com as well. I am NOT saying that it doesn’t have value. Rick paid $3500 for the name and absolutely will make money on the name but I just can’t see this being a $200,000 name and even a $100K name. If anyone can prove me wrong its Rick. He gets amazing prices for his names. Let’s see if he can do it in today’s market with a generic ruled by the big brands.
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EFM.com One of my favorites in the auction. Like the letters. Like all the LLL.coms, we’re not going to see much bidding until the last day
WCSB.com Reserve is under $500 so this one should sell
NUR.com Trying to figure out if this is a pronounceable. I have it rhyming with Sure
Tiight.com Not sure its worth $79 but I do think a brand site would take this
Pet.im If Google is going to hide the TLD then evidently this one is good right?
Froogly.com At $20 I like it. Maybe even at $100
Freelancing.co I am not a huge fan of dot co but I know a lot of people that would like this one
TheBackNine.com Uniregistry is the top bidder. Looks like they are spending some of that EKO.com money
CyberSmart.com No reserve. Yes. People still use cyber
PrimeMart.com 23 years old and an upgrade name for dozens of companies
HeartView.com Only two bidders. 20 years old. Heart app or device coming soon
Blitt.com I think it would make a good brand and so does Barry Blitt
Kables.com Kool way to spell cables or just a brand
TheDoggieDoor.com 21 years old. Product sales or brand
FashionReview.com Because YouTube owns the vloggers and they need their own site to come back to
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AutoDialer.com not sure why but this is the top price on the board today
BookPros.com Make them, sell them, read them
Farrm.com The extra R makes the old farm cool
GamingLeague.com The popularity of eSports brings the value of this way up
GreenPolice.com Pretty much every girl 19 to 27
Bouncies.com Sounds like a baby product
HonestCannabis.com Not sure the Honest brand will let this one fly
FitAndFabLiving.com Top number of bids on the board. Everyone is in for the backlinks and juice
IceCreamLab.com Great name for an ice cream shop. I’ll eat whatever the concoct
LavaBlue.com Getting a few bids. I would buy it if it were BlueLava because I own Blue Volcano. Scratch that, owned
Pubs.net Going to be a directory so the dot net is just fine. The money is in the buildout
LinkGo.com Godaddy have this valued at $8K. Bidders at $400
Ferax.com Sounds like a medicine. A safety equipment company in Spain operating on the .es
TLSA.com Great letters and the A is going to have this one closer to 4 figures
Outgive.com One of the best way to get people to give more is to have them compete
BlockChainIOT.com Not sure how they go together but positive someone can tell me how they do
Ogato.com There’s a beauty company operating on the dot co that would love to have this
KingCom.com Yeah. Com is king
OnlineRealty.com A bit generic but a big category so the value is still very much there
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