Domain Of The Day – SpaceTours.com

Hello, happy Wednesday, and welcome to the Domain Of The Day. Today I want you to look into the future, in a world where space has become accessible to all and helicopter tours are a thing of the past…I’m talking about:

SpaceTours.com

Every time you buy a domain name you should be thinking about the time horizon you are expecting for a sale. Some names have great liquidity and make excellent flips, others are great names but take the right buyer. This is one of those names. I could see three potential buyers for this name.

One good fit could be a video game called Space Tours, however they’d have to really want it as many smaller game makers don’t seem to be too concerned about getting their .COM. A second buyer could be someone making a movie called “Space Tours” – you’d have to price it right though as film companies are famous for simply appending the word “movie” to the end of the domain and hand registering something themselves.

The third potential buyer would be a tour company that actually offers space tours somewhere in the future. Of course this one is a longshot but in a world where space tours are popular, this domain could become quite valuable. The question is…by the time space tours are popular will domains still be around?

What do you think?

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  • Mike Awada September 26, 2012, 2:59 pm

    Boeing’s aiming to get space tours going by 2015 and Virgin Galactic is in the final stages of test flights and has already signed up 500 people for tours at $200,000 a pop. Even though we’re not touring space yet, I could see a number of companies speculating on the domain sooner rather than later. How much you think it’ll bring at NameJet?

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  • Mitko September 26, 2012, 4:04 pm

    Awesome! I thought you are talking about domains I’ve already purchased. Now I see you are discussing domains which are not registered! LOL!

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  • todd September 26, 2012, 7:53 pm

    Well since it expired on 9-5-2012 I guess we will see exactly what its worth at least to domainers when it hits Namejet soon but I am sure there are plenty of people trying to buy this name from the original owners so maybe we won’t see it at Namejet. Time will tell. Its registered since 2002 which is a bonus and registered in many extensions which is also good. CO is available if someone wants it and XXX if you want to make space porn. LOL I think it has some good value. There are some companies called Space Tours in florida that deal with tours to Cape Canaveral and a decent amount with Space Tours in their domain name and obviously future potential with real space travel but like you said will domains even be relevant by then and I am sure Richard Bransons marketing group will end up getting .SPACE at some point in time. Realistically 185 grand for the .SPACE gtld is a bargain for Virgin. Will be interesting to see how this plays out. Hope to see the categories soon Morgan.

    Todd

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  • ohad adi weitzman September 27, 2012, 12:45 am

    I don’t think anyone would be interested in this name right away. Perhaps in time someone would want this name fora movie or business. I am curious about the time frame. Do you hold this name even though no money is coming in? And what is a realistic time frame to sell this domain? Here’s another idea for this name: 1) real estate or an interior decorator business. Thru can play off the term space as it can also refer to a room.

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  • Matthew Crowder September 27, 2012, 2:52 pm

    Betting on the future is a big gamble but I couldn’t resist myself with hoverskateboard.com a la Back to the Future.

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  • todd September 28, 2012, 4:35 pm

    @matthew

    the one you want is Hoverboard.com and of course the real domain king owns it, Frank Schilling!

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