03 May '11, 3pm

A Venture Capitalist Take On Finding And Buying A Domain Name

Fred Wilson a self described Venture Capitalist and principal of Union Square Ventures published a post on this blog, AVC.com the other day about “Finding and Buying A Domain Name” . It’s an interesting take from a non-domainer perceptive. Here are a few points he made I especially like: “” - Be prepared to pay up for a good domain. It is very unlikely that you’ll find a great domain name these days for less than $10k. And it could cost a lot more. - Think about rent to own. If you find a great domain that you can’t afford but you absolutely love, you can often rent it for a few years with an option to buy it at any time. Let’s say you are launching a website to buy boats online and the person who owns boats.com wants $100k for it. There’s no way you can afford it right now. But the owner is willing to charge you $5k per year for it and will let you buy it anytime over the...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2011/05/03/a-venture-capitalist...

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