I’m sure this will piss off a whole group of folks who invest in .US domains, but looking through the Snapnames.com .US domain auction closing tomorrow , July 8th at 3:15pm, I couldn’t help but notice that Slots.Us is at auction with a reserve of $58,830 or roughly 1% of what the .com just sold for, or just over 25% of what Slots.ca just sold for.
Candy.US is another domain for sale in this auction with a reserve price of just over $14K.
We all know the Domain King sold Candy.com for $3M, making the .US domain available for just 1/2 of 1% of the .com price.
And neither slots.us or candy.us may sell.
So when your looking at other lower priced .US domains, what exactly is the upside?
The fact that an identical .Ca domain sold for 4x what the owner of Slots.Us would be happy selling his domain for says a lot about the extension especially considering the population of the United States is about 10X more than Canada.
It’s certainly not a “new” extension and if it couldn’t make it in the universe of competing with 21 TLD’s and a less than 200 ccTLD’s how it is going to bloom once there are 500 TLD’s and 200 ccTLD’s?
So for all of you .US investors tell me what is upside to this extension?