introduced this new Name
vs. Name idea Monday
(March 18) to see if there was
enough interest in it to make it a
recurring feature in this column
(most likely limited to no more than
once a week). The response to the
first matchup between QV.net
and Insurance.us was good
with votes reaching triple digits.
The two names had just been sold for
the same price ($7,000 each)
but Insurance.us easily won the
battle. With voting having now wound
down, Insurance.us was leading
QV.net 76-45 as of this
writing. In addition to voting
readers can and did add some commentary
to support their choices.
time around we are going to pit a .com
against a .org. Of course, if
we were comparing the same term in
both TLDs the .com is almost going
to win, but it gets a little more
interesting when you match a
stronger term in the non .com
against a still solid term in .com
and see that both sold for
exactly the same price. In this
case, as you may have seem in our weekly
domain sales report last
night, CryptoMining.org sold
for $4,000. In our report the
previous week, StartupFunding.com
sold for the same price.
terms have obvious value but, even
with the slowdown in cryptocurrency
speculation, there are over three
times more searches in Google for
"crypto mining" vs.
"startup funding." In
addition, "crypto mining"
is taken not only in the major TLDs
but a very large number of the minor
ones as well. "Startup
funding" is also taken in all
of the major TLDs but is open in a
lot more secondary extensions,
indicating the term isn't quite as
popular. A lot of .com fans
will say that the .com is all that
matters, making those points moot.
Still, others feel differently and
that's what makes a horse race,
so let's see how this one comes out.
considering value, investors will
likely look at it as which one would
I have a chance to sell for
the most profit, whereas developers
might think which one has the most
potential to be a profitable
business in a field I would be
interested in building a site for.
However you may look it, once again, let's get ready to rumble!
At $4,000, which one was the better buy
and, if you care to comment, why?
(the View button will let you
see poll numbers and comments):