14 Feb '14, 3pm

People are buying new TLDs when the "matching" .com is available

Would you pay over $1,000 for Metadata.guru when you could get MetadataGuru.com for just $10? This morning I posted about GoDaddy’s auction results for new top level domain names thus far. The post included nine domain names that sold for over $1,000 at auction. I totally missed something very, very interesting about some of these domain purchases. As Joseph Peterson pointed out in a comment , two of these domains had matching .com domains that were freely available to register at the time these people paid over a grand for the new domains. Queens.guru sold for $1,025 when you could have picked up QueensGuru.com for $10. Metadata.guru sold for $1,035 when Metadataguru.com was available for just $10. (Both domains have since been registered.) So at least four people walked right past unregistered .com domains to bid $1,000 on the new TLD versions of these domains. These peo...

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