I was browsing namewinner the other day when I found an absolute jem of a domain name.
5 letters looks/sounds like it be a word (google.com as opposed to Xqyqdgi.com Incredible easy to brand Means something cool in a form of esperanto Rolls off the tongue (has internal rhyming, like "sOhO")
I was so freaked someone else would grap it that I bid on namewinner AND pool.com for the domain.
This was actually overkill because in the end nobody else bid and I ended up paying pool's $60 instead of namewinner's $40, but oh well. I would of spent $1000 for this name.
Sorry, just had to post that to express my happiness.
For the sake of comparison: I just flipped a somewhat similar domain (not quite a word, not quite Italian) for $2K. Such domains must have just the right ring to it and brevity is best. Most people are lousy judges when it comes to "right ring to it" as evidenced by the large number of drops versus sales.
Good luck with your new find. Hopefully you are one of the better judges of "domain character". ;0)
[edited by: Webwork at 10:35 pm (utc) on June 4, 2005]
Must have been a good week. We snagged a 5-letter dot com domain for a client (two short keywords valuable in their business, with no hyphen) and a dot com for another client who was stuck with a dot org of their business name. In both cases they expired and dropped gently with no competition.
Funny thing about the second one is that we had offered the owner $2,000 back in March and they refused. Then they just let it expire anyway. Go figure