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It is in a field I am related to. I use the domain as just kind of a gateway to my more specific topics. The term gets people in, as it were.
I have been offered 10K for it recently. Serious bid, I think. I know it is hard to say anything w/o knowing the 4 letter word, but I guess I am not too motivated to sell it at that price. Am I stupid?
(No, it is NOT Dave.com!)
I thought the TOS prohibited me listing it. If I am mistaken, I will post the word, but I do think that is not allowed...
I think it is quite similar to pork.com- one word, very descriptive, but also broad in scope.
What I advise you do is post somewhere on your site that the domain is for sale and an auction will take place on a given date. I would recommend you use ebay for the auction, but there are many aother alternatives. This way, you may get more than 10,000.
I thought it was a good domain... but, here are the liabilities:
1) It is NOT easy to monitize (alot like pork.com!)
2) There are only a few "big" companies that I think could use it
I do think to one of those companies, if they wanted it, it would be worth many times over the 10K offer... but I also do not think they are out hunting for new domains, either. But I am in no hurry to part with it, either. I have a 10 year registration on it right now.
Oh, I meant to add...
I am a bit suspicios of how I got the offer. I contacted a couple big-name resellers, just to see if there might be some interest in bbrokering the name- just on a whim, you understand. None responded, but this guy started offering (3k at the time, I beleive) a week later...
[edited by: carfac at 10:17 pm (utc) on Aug. 23, 2004]
The money I could have continued to earn over a 5 year period of owning that domain would have been by far more than those 5 figures I got for the domain.
It turns out that I now know more than I did back then (technically-wise) and could have added a lot more content to the site and made a lot more.
Sometimes selling a domain isn't a good thing to do.
Just my .02 cents.
I think you are right, just kick back, bide my time...