The title of this entry is a play off of a scene from Superman.
Lex Luthor is talking about his evil plan and is talking about the value of land. There is a set amount of land and those that don’t have it will “pay through the nose for it.”
With domains it is a similar situation. There are a set amount of usable .com domain names. While the top level domain market has expanded greatly over the years, the fact is that .com is still king.
I have amassed a decent collection of domains over the years. Some better than others, but still a good list of domains. So I get the occasional email, would you sell it to me?
Got one of those today and that is my motivation for this blog post.
Will I sell my domain to you? If you are willing to make a life changing financial offer, yes. Life changing, like enough to pay off my house or some large debt. So make me an offer, I don’t have “a number” that I am looking for. Worst I can say is no.
If that isn’t you, then the answer is likely no. My thought is that while you may pay $500 today, in 20 years some crazy startup may pay $200,000. That is worth the $10 a year to me, because I do find uses for my domains over time. I only have a few that are just sitting there.
Now for your enjoyment, the clip I was talking about: