Wine Domain Name Economics
Domain Name Commerce…Now there’s a topic that hasn’t been hot since the heady days of the Internet Bubble.
Yet today I run across a press release by winedomains.com, a company that traffics in domain names…as you might expect. They report that with the opening up of direct sales after the May Supreme Court ruling, sales of wine-related domain name sales have increased siting the consummating of the following sales:
Explorewines.com seems to be the bargain here.
However, if you head over to WineDomains.com you’ll find a price list for various wine-related domains. Of those with prices listed "petitesyrah.com" is the most expensive going for $9999.(this must be a typo) For you bloggers out there, you can pick up "wineblog.net" for $4400.
In reality this is pretty interesting stuff. It’s a combination of real-estate-type commerce and assumption about the meaning of certain words. My guess is that the values associated with these various domains you will find are highly subjective.