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May 09, 2019

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The Lowdown is compiled by DN Journal Editor & Publisher Ron Jackson.

Chicago.info and Opinions.org Sold for About the Same Price. Which One Was the Better Buy & Why?

16 years ago we started our weekly domain sales reports (that come out every Wednesday evening) as an educational tool. Showing the exact prices paid for specific domain names each week gives all of us a chance to learn more about domain values, gain insight into the latest trends (what's hot and what's not) and have access to a large pool of comparable sales that can be pointed to when buyers question domain valuations. We recently came up with a new feature aimed at providing additional insight into how domains are being valued -  a periodic Name Vs. Name poll and discussion in which two similarly priced but otherwise different kinds of domains are matched against one another.  

In our latest weekly sales column a couple of domains jumped out at me as being very good values. One was Chicago.info at just $2,200 and the other was Opinions.org at only $2,100 (both are non .com gTLDS that were sold through NameJet). I was actually shocked to see Chicago.info at that price as it is one of the world's great cities and the .info TLD is a good match for geodomains.


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The name itself implies being a definitive source of information about the destination and Chicago is one that attracts well over 50 million visitors annually! I also very much like Opinions.org  - an excellent, versatile one word domain in a popular long established legacy extension. It would be a perfect name for unbiased consumer reviews or a site curating opinions from thought leaders on a wide variety of topics related to the public good. At $2,100 that was also a terrific buy in my opinion. It came in what was an especially good week for the .orgs as they swept the first 8 positions on our weekly Non .Com gTLD Top Sales Chart. 

So having introduced the contestants - let's get ready to rumble! (The poll will remain open for 5 days (closing on Tuesday afternoon, May 14, 2019). We will share the final results with you in our next Name vs. Name battle where it will be listed in the table of past battles you see at the bottom of this post).  Chicago.info or Opinions.org - which was the better buy and, if you are willing to comment, we would like to know why you feel that way (the View button will let you see the poll numbers and comments):



Chicago.info ($2,200) and Opinions.org ($2,100) Sold for About the Same Price - Which One Was the Better Buy?
pollcode.com free polls

Previous Name vs. Name Battles (2019)


Contestants and Amount Each Sold For


Score (ties)


eCommerce.co vs. RealEstate.asia
($16,650 | $16,095)

eCommerce.co 43-32


StartupFunding.com vs. CryptoMining.org 
($7,000 | $7,000)




QV.net vs. Insurance.us 
($4,000 | $4,000)


76-46 (12)

*Each contest link goes to the original poll page where you can get more information on the matchup and also see reader's commentary (by selecting the View button on that page).

(Posted May 9, 2019)

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