Remember Rick’s $750,000 iReport.com deal? Remember how many i+keyword domain name owners started daydreaming afterwards? Remember how many people started to foolishly invest in absolutely worthless i+keyword domains?
iPad.com = iReport.com 2.0?
Is the domain name iPad.com worth a LOT of money at this point? Yes, nobody can deny that.
If Microsoft decides to rename “Windows 7″ to “Please Buy These Socks”, will the domain “PleaseBuyTheseSocks.com” be extremely valuable? Yep.
Look: cases such as these are extremely rare. Of course, all of us would be thrilled to find out that a motivated corporation (after all, a million bucks is peanuts to a company such as Microsoft, CNN or Apple) launched an “ABCDEFG” product and that it desperately wants the “brandable” ABCDEFG.com domain we bought or hand regged without even thinking that something like this could happen but the odds of something like this happening are slim to none.
Should we all start buying or hand regging brandables like there’s no tomorrow just because we read about an isolated incident? Of course not!
There’s a fine line between being rational and daydreaming, we as domainers should know this better than anyone else. A top dollar sale is always beneficial to our industry but we should definitely not make the mistake of thinking that buying or hand regging lots of brandables in the hope that a major company will eventually launch a TV show or a product with the exact same name is a viable business model.