After 7 hours of extended bidding on NameJet.com, the auction for the domain name GovermentGrants.com finally ended with a sales price of $53,022.
Yes its a typo.
The correctly spelled domain, governmentgrants.com has some nice traffic, with compete.com showing over 30K monthly visitors and Alexa gives it a rank of 555K.
The ownership of GovernmentGrants.com is under Moniker privacy.
The typo that sold today has an Alexa rank of 5.5M.
According to WordTracker.com there is about 10% of the search volume for the typo as for the correct term.
So if GovermentGrants.com sold for $53K is GovernmentGrants.com worth in excess of $500K?
Yes its kind of unfortunate to see the highest selling domain on my NameJet.com board for 2010 to be a typo.
Its also the highest domain sale on my NameJet.com board since the mid-February auction of Historia.com (sold for $40K).
A few other “Government” typo domains sold today:
The correctly spelled domains of FloridaGovernment.com and CaliforniaGovernment.com also sold today for only around $2K each.
Since all of these domains appeared to drop on the same day, it looks like one domain holder just let $65K in domains just drop.
In a non-government domain sale today, ComputerUpgrade.com went for just $3,773 on NameJet