BusinessInsider Covers EarPods.com: Domain May Sell For $2 Million

We posted about the domain name Earpods.com and how Apple failed to secure the domain prior to the last Apple event where the product was publicly announced last week.

Now BusinessInsider.com has picked up on the story (unfortunately without giving us any credit) and  is talking about a $2 Million dollars purchase price for the domain.

“Want to feel super jealous of someone who struck gold with a super lucky domain name purchase? is how the article starts.

“”How much would it go for?

Hard to say, but Apple has paid anywhere from $1 million to $10 million for domains it needs. It paid $4.5 million for iCloud.com. In a completely unscientific, unsourced discussion in our newsroom, we decided the EarPods.com client is going to walk away with at least a few hundred thousand dollars. The DNSR guy thinks $2 million.”

Comments

  1. says

    Paul,
    What do you think Apple will try and do about Ear-Pods.net and Ear-Pods.co.uk if I set up an information site concerning botanical information about Cereal ears ; Seed Pods and Ear Pod Trees ?

    By the way, I have http://www.visit-qatar.com and visit-dubai.co.uk as web-sites that are for sale.
    They are both TOP of Google list if one enters “visit Qatar” and Visit Dubai” as search terms.

  2. says

    Paul,
    Thanks for your honest opinion.
    It must be remembered that the UK has 62 million people and a big influence in Europe, Africa, Asia and Commonwealth countries.
    I sold the domain VisitCalifornia.co.uk to California Travel and Tourism Authority for £1200 Sterling[ too cheaply !] because they wanted the .co.uk to attract UK tourists to California. They already had VisitCalifornia.com as their main site.[ They bought mine SECRETLY through a privately named individual on Sedo.com , without saying who the buyer was ! Hence only £1200]

    After a TV marketing campaign in the UK for VisitCalifornia.co.uk costing 5 million dollars over the first 2 years, they announced 2 years later that California had gained 160 million dollars from extra UK tourists to the State, and said it was a HUGE success.

    Another thing, Apple cannot get ICANN to interfere with ear-pods.co.uk , even though they could complain about a .net domain if it contravened their Trademark.

    But as, I say, Ears and Pods an Ear Pod Trees are all BOTANICAL entities.

    Come to that………..so are apples !!

    Anyway, thanks again.

  3. Paul Omego says

    Hi Visittheworld,I hope you had a nice weekend.
    As I already said,you can build on your ear pods domains with only agric information inside,it is better to develop those type of trade mark domain with a completely different area of information than leaving it just as a domain alone.

    For your GEO DOMAINS,I am not saying that visit-Dubai.co.uk is not good,am only saying it is not ideal in my own opinion to use .co .uk for susch nice key words. It is nice to know that you sold VisitCalifornia.co.uk. Again in my own opinion VisitCalifornia.co.uk is far better than Visit-Dubai.co.uk because Carlifornia is with the highest population in US and the domain does not have hyphen on it.Another point as my own views is that it will make more sense to use dot .co.uk for one word geo domains like Bolzano.co.uk. Congratulation for that sales of VisitCalifornia.co.uk though you should have sold it for more than that amount. Truly i can now understand better why you are visittheworld..LOL.

    I own Bolzano.co.uk,Bolzano is an Italian city in Trentino-Alto Adige near the Austrian border; noted as a resort and for its Alpine scenery,it has a broad keyword search result of about 1500,000 and exact monthly search result of about 49,000. This domain has appraisal value of over $13k by valuate.com,you may confirm that for youeself.Unfortunately am not a developer and dont have time to develop or work this domain just like yours now.

    From what i observed from some of your sites,you have interest and nice ideas for geo domains,therefore i can let you have the domain Bolzano.co.uk at waaaay cheap price if you are interested.

    Thanks.

    Paul.

  4. says

    Paul,
    Thanks for the info. Sorry, but I am not in the business of purchasing web-sites at the moment; I have far too many domains and web-sites to sell. as you can see , most are geo-domains or travel sites.

    I even have http://www.visit-america.co.uk with a small web-site . Another, domain only, is Visit-Hollywood.com.
    Our friend , Mr Mike Berkens of World Wide Media [and this site] , really values VisitPlace.com domains. He sold VisitBerlin.com for a MEGA $250,000 US if I recall. He also sold VisitStockholm.com for $77,000US. Those were fantastic deals, and it shows the potential value of “visit” domains, which was discussed some time ago on another thread on here.
    Mike, have you sold VisitTurkey.com yet ? That is another good one.

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