[DNS] Australia's luckiest man?

[DNS] Australia's luckiest man?

From: Kim Davies <kim§cynosure.com.au>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 09:54:42 +0800
Quoting Ryan on Wednesday August 31, 2005:
| Yes, Flowers.com.au as I can remember went for $153,000
| So it makes you wonder what casino.com.au is really worth and the over
| domain names.

Of course it did, but that has nothing to do with the intrinsic value of
having that domain name. For all we know, flowers.com.au hasn't profited
from its investment in the domain name, and would be doing just as well
if it called itself a different name.

What I am asking for is real examples where ventures profit from the
choice of a generic domain over something unique. Noteworthy Internet
companies around have unique names (google.com, amazon.com, ebay.com)
and it is hard to argue they would be more profitable if they were
search.com, books.com and auctions.com respectively.

Unless there is some evidence to support otherwise, I would say that
except in very niche cases, the argument that having generic names is
somehow better is well and truly overblown.

kim
Received on Wed Aug 31 2005 - 01:54:42 UTC

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