The Next BIG Thing Is 3D: Who Owns Best Domains? (Hint: Its not Me, Frank, Kevin Or Even Rick )

I sure blew this one.

But at least I’m not alone.

The next big thing is going to be 3D.

3D was the talk of the Consumers Electronic Show in Vegas in January.

3d Tv’s are already on sale and the World Cup was broadcast by Directv in 3D.

ESPN is launching its own 3D channel any day now on Directv.

Yup its going to be huge and I missed to boat completely.

However it doesn’t look like I’m alone.

Looking through the best 3D domains I could think of it doesn’t look like Frank, Kevin or even Rick  locked up any of the best 3D domains or at least what I consider to be the best of the best.

I thought it would be interesting to take a look to see who owns the best of the 3D domains.

Lets start with the 5 star domain for the topic,  3D.com.

Its owned under privacy at Network Solutions.

The domain name was created all the way back in 1994.

The domain goes to a Net Sol, parked page so whoever owns it, isn’t making any money off of it, and it does get thousands of visitors a month according to Compete and Alexa.

A Waste.

3DTV.COM Is owned by an end user, Brad Beckerman of Beverly Hills, California

Its actually a pretty cool flash site you should check it out.

3DTELEVISION.COM and 3DGlasses.com are owned by an end user, Deep Vision 3D, of  Hollywood, CA, although the 3dtelevision.com domain is not resolving properly for me the company sells 3DGlasses on the 2nd domain.

The domain, 3-DGLASSES.COM is owned by an end user, Theatric Support of  Studio City, California

3DTVS.COM is registered to Jon Schultz of  Blue String Ventures, Inc.

The domain, 3-dtv.com goes to a parked page and is under privacy.

Ted Amaradidis of Delray Beach Florida, owns  3-DMOVIES.COM and 3Dmovies.com and 3Dmovies.tv

3DTELEVISIONS.COM is owned by domainer,  Gregg Ostrick of  GNO, Inc.

3DSPORTS.COM is owned by our good friend Chad Folkening of  Ecorp.

3DMOVIETHEATERS.COM is owned by Ralf Schumacher, who is another fellow I know pretty well.

3DTHEATERS.COM is owned by a Daniel Symmes of  Woodland Hills, CA and is another domain not resolving properly.

The domain name,  3DADVERTISING.COM is owned by our good friend Stephen Douglas of Success Click.

The domain 3dprojectors.com is owned by Scott Bennett of  Glasgow who is using it for a blog.

3DGAMES.COM is owned by another good friend and ICANN’s worst nightmare, George Kirikos.

3D.TV and 3-D.Tv are both owned by a Guy named Ben Geren.

(If you are not familiar with Mr. Geren He also owns some of the best possible .FM domains,  including Rock.FM, HipHop.FM, Classical.FM, and Country.FM, ClassicRock.FM, and Oldies.FM just to name a few as well as some pretty good .TV Domains including, wireless.tv, channels.tv. concerts.tv and cinema.tv)

Congrats boys, you own part of the future and you all kicked my ass.

Comments

  1. Louise says

    Too good to be true:

    Japan aims at Samsung with dual-screen phones
    emirates247.com/business/technology/latest-gadgets-the-ice-cream-sandwich-smartphone-2012-04-14-1.453814

  2. 3D is my life says

    BullS, we need a mary jane domain discussion thread. With legalization gaining steam in various states, doobi domains will be even hotter than 3D.

  3. 3Dprintman says

    I think the title to this blog was one word short of being on the money…

    The Next BIG Thing Is 3D ‘PRINTING': Who Owns Best Domains?

    …3D tech in the visual sense of the word, well, it’s looking unlikely isn’t it.

  4. Louise says

    Thanx to Stephen Douglas, Mike Berkens, and everyone here for inspiration and encouragement . . . EmergingDomains is set to exceed 10,000 uniques this month! After mailing out postcards to select end users, publishing one article on Domaining – it’s at the top – and signing up in a startups database, visits are increasing. Here are the March search terms:

    future cell phone technology
    3d domains sold in 2012
    brandability name
    brandability of domain
    catchy names for mobility technology
    cell phone emerging technology
    emerging software domains
    future trend domains
    generic dot tv
    hot emerging software domains
    tech domain logo sale
    website templates for website on emerging technologies

    and the main referrer articles are:

    Keyword Importance and the Brandability of Dot TV
    Finally, A Writer Outside the Domain Industry GETS IT!
    Move Over Credit Cards, Make Room for Mobile Wallet

    Even the naysayers, thanx. You put a fire in me to succeed! Now, I just have to make $$ so I don’t wind up a bag lady!
    Almost half of American women fear becoming bag ladies, study says
    http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-bag-lady-20130326,0,2169579.story

  5. Leigh says

    That is a phenomenal sale for all us 3D Printing domainers, and the start of things to come.

    Over the next 18 months I believe we are going to see a lot more high figure 3D printing domain sales.

    I wonder how much 3DPrinters.com would fetch right now?

    Hang on to your hats guys because we are at near tipping point!

  6. 3Dprintman says

    Had nearly $3000 in offers for my 3d printing domains in the last 5 months. Presently negotiating over a ‘food printing’ domain, though my bets also lie with drug printing, meat printing and house printing.

  7. 3Dprintman says

    @MB

    I dread to think how much has been collectively spent on registrations since this blog started…it’s Bob Parsons that owes you one. Everyone else is trying to recoup their losses.

  8. Leigh says

    @3DPrintman

    Ha Ha!…Touche, there is most definitely an element of truth in that.

    @ MHB

    When I get my first big one a cheque will be on it’s way to you sir.

  9. 3D is my life says

    Most of these yahoos haven’t sold a thing and are probably deep in the hole. We saw all those future flop domains they were selling a couple of years back. Someone is making money on 3D printing but certainly not this crowd.

    Example:

    money maker –> 3Dprinting.com
    these guys –> 3Dwalletpenguins.com

  10. Leigh says

    @ 3D is my life.

    So I take it from your comment that you think 3DPrinters.me is a money maker then?

    what about 3dprinting.im or free3dfiles.com or 3dprintdownloads.com….or maybe 3dcakeprinters.com 0r 3dmedicineprinters.com that I’ve already had offers of $**** on?

    Yahoo!

  11. says

    Just to keep this going. Now that 3dPrinters.me is in my control what do you think I could get for it? I can tell you guys first hand its not easy being a future trend domainer. If I didnt have other domains that I could move I would have been a goner a long time ago. I do believe that holding on to the future trend domains can be rewarding down the road. The question is how long can you hang on for?

  12. 3Dprintman says

    @David

    My first question to you would be, how many domains are you holding onto? As you say, it’s not easy, especially during wave after wave of renewal emails from Godaddy! I suppose keeping the faith, continuous research into the field you’ve invested in, and keeping ‘realistic’ prices in mind should you get an offer. 3Dprinters.me is a worthy domain, I own 3Dprinting.me and have turned down a $1500 offer in the last 6 months. Hopefully, with the ubiquitous rise of 3d printers in the next couple of years, your domain might turn out to be highly valuable to the right company…or not :)

  13. Louise says

    @ 3Dprintman, Congrats! 3d printing heating up . . . “3d printer manufacturers stock” was one of MobileTech.tv’s top search terms for March 2013!

  14. says

    Congrats 3DPrintman. Bodes well for those of us who have 3D food names (I have 3DFoodDesigns & 3DFoodDesigns.com.) I’m curious – did you pitch to the buyer, or did they find you?

  15. 3Dprintman says

    @Louise, Leigh, Lucy

    Thanks guys. I had an opening offer of 500 euros through Sedo and negotiated up from there. Interestingly the buyer cancelled negotiations when I stuck at my final offer :( so I relisted it again closer to the price the buyer offered as a Buy It Now and he took it. Interested to see what the buyer does with the domain.

  16. Louise says

    Responsive TV isn’t a searched term, but my little site blew up in February from about 600 uniques to 4,000. Did I remove robots text blocking crawlers? Did it get picked up by a famous news service? So, there were 4,000 visitors February and March, and this month already exceeds 6.000. May I get an opinion on how a little banner would look at the top center?

    http://responsivetv.com/AdTrialResponsiveTV.jpg

    @ Lucy? @ Printman? @ Leigh?

  17. autostereoscopic says

    3D is so 2010! 3-D is Glasses-Free Autostereoscopic. 3-D 4K TV’s and Tablets can display 3-D and 4K simultaneously allowing amazing effects. Just when you thought 3D was dead. Bang it’s now in 3-D!

    Top 3-D Domains
    3-D.com “The Holy Grail”
    Glasses-Free.com
    Autostereoscopic.com

  18. Louise says

    I just registered BendySmartphones.com – it was the only thing left available! Someone got to BendyPhone[s] before me.

    Two years ago, I registered the plural bendysmartphones.com. Today, I nabbed the singular, BendySmartPhone.com, after email solicitations to buy it since March. I knew it would drop – yay!

    Bendy smartphone curls up with message notifications
    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/381544/bendy-smartphone-curls-up-with-message-notifications

    Check out Morephone posted April 24th, 2013:

  19. says

    I got an offer to sell allabout3d.com for xxxx but I turned down until I saw an article about 3d and even saw how it works.

    3d printer will be in every household soon and it will replace the printer. It is just a matter of cost.
    I copy and past the article on allabout3d.com -go read the future of 3d

    the buyer wanted to use it to write /sell about 3d

    my domain is worth more than allaboutcloud.com now.

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