The auction for WorldCigars(dot)com just ended on Bido.com with a final sale price of $1,001. I wanted to give some final comments on this sale. First – congrats to whoever the domain owner is, it’s a fine domain name and a great final sale price.
A domain like this is one that needs the attention of a talented domain developer. There are really two types of domain investments, those that have intrinsic name-value, and those that have strong development value.
A domain name like BuyCigars.com has intrinsic name-value, people will type this into Google when they want to buy cigars and will most likely also type this into their browser window. Thus a domain like this will automatically get good type-in traffic and good search engine rankings with a mini-site on it.
A domain like WorldCigars(dot) does not have much intrinsic name-value since it is unlikely that anyone would type "WorldCigars" into their browser window or search for "World Cigars" in Google. With a nicely developed webpage though this domain could offer a valuable service because of the brandability of the name.
In three days Compete(dot)net becomes available for sale – this is a good example of a domain with intrinsic name-value since it is a one-word domain with a *very* strong keyword. Just think how much a domain like Cigars.com or even Cigars.net would sell for!
Another exciting Bido.com auction – looking forward to see more great domains sell through Bido!