Well the hottest topic of the week and one of hot issues coming out of the election season is “Fake News”.
The topic does not seem to be going away anytime soon
We made contact in the last couple of days with the representatives of the domain name FakeNews.com as well as the new gTLD domain name Fake.News.
The response I received from the representative of FakeNews.com after filling out the above form was:
“The owners have considered several 5 figure offers in the past 30 days, and they have declined.
We are expecting a low 6-figure sum at this time.”
The new gTLD domain name Fake.News is owned by the registry Rightside and I got a quote of $175,000 with a renewal of $30 a year.
Of course the .com renews at normal .com prices.
According to Alexa FakeNews.com has an rank in the US of 304,789 and 1,674,970 globally.
The new gTLD domain name Fake.News, although does not resolve, has an Global Alexa rank of 11,659,662.
The potential of both domains is huge if either was developed into a site and has the possibility of getting mainstream news coverage, fake or otherwise.
So if you had your pick which would you go for or a six figure purchase price?
Or would you buy both?
Or would you pass on both?
(Pricing info is what we received when we inquired and as always subject to change)
The domains are worthless, unless you want to post fake news
Or report on, no?
actually they do have value. imo best use would be to catalog and expose the known fake news constantly hitting social media and the alt right channels and websites
Both names are unlikely to find buyers, not much money in negative terms like this. Give it a year and it has a good chance of being another dated term. The new tld is especially overpriced but that is nothing new.
Surya Giri says
I would buy both or buy nothing I guest. As you know, if it is a popular term, every one will have a chance to build a business with that name. FakeNews.com and Fake.News has been registered before they got a trademarks, so who knows if it will be two big companies with the same Brand.
Last week I got Nord.Gold, it represents North Pole I think. Cheap alternative for North. And I am planning to make it a site for a campain of North Pole Environment. But I found NordGold.com is a gold company. I just imagine that some one will guest Nord.Gold as a Company Responsibility Program of a gold mining. How if both in a same business? Rival with a same Brand?
Aaron Strong says
CNN and MSNBC would have the best content to fit those domains. Exact Match Domain’s have value to the right company. They should contact their Russian sources for further consultation.
That’s great, flew over everyone’s head 😉
Patrick Cowan says
Let me correct that for you. FOX and Breitbart would have the best content to fit those domains.
dumbnews.com would be more appropriate for CNN and MSNBC .
FakeNews.com all day long! fake.news $50k max!!
They have value!
Biff Cantrell says
How about Gleissner.News with updates on his legal teams fake trademark filings
Fake news will be around as long as MSM.
Still, pass on both – there’s hardly a way to monetize them.
I’m a noob to the site, hopefully you like my new site listed below : )
this fake news stuff is pretty funny, even if its only funny for a short time.
in domaining most things change, besides .com being king.
if this is already posted please delete. ( I had pop up blocker on )
The com version seems more legit 🙂
We have AntiTrolling.com , the equivalent name for an ´active ´ web service to prevent fake news happening :).
Jovenet Consulting says
Lol, this reminds me that person who came to me trying to have me make an offer for “jove.net”.
Patrick Cowan says
Even better than fake news is real independent news
That’s where the people are going.
Any independent media channels are being labeled fake news.
hoaxed.com is at auction on Flippa no reserve
FakeNews.com because it would have the type-in traffic.
I see commercial value, akin to TheOnion.com
Albert Sabirov says
I wonder how much it will cost these domains:
centronews (dot) com
centro (dot) news
Jon Schultz says
I think most entrepreneurs and people with a political agenda would way prefer FakeNews.com over Fake.news. By comparison, Fake.news almost seems like a fake domain. In the future, of course, that may change.
I hope someone puts the domain to good use. If the fake news doesn’t stop, there may be no future (I’ve been reading Paul Craig Roberts)…
The question that should have been asked is: Which is more valuable, FactCheckedNews.com or FactChecked.News?
“Fake News” is just a meme, whereas the entire world is clamoring for fact checked news after this last year leading up to the election.
steve brady says
Thank you TheDomains for the idea, I got Fake.Report registered this morning. Happy to match fakenewses pricing.
steve brady says
Misery loves company, registered FakeNews.Company
Good .company since Google purchased the domain X.Company
steve brady says
Allow me to add one more option here, a news organization I created today called Slime.News
Didn’t think twice about not registering slimenews.com either, that is not where it’s at. Slime.News is the brand.
Those domains were unregistered prior to you registering them for a reason.
Hans Svensson says
A follow-up on this post – I don’t remember if I read it before I bid at the Namescon auction or just before I had to pay the bill. I fell for the domain because I believe you can stick the url to anything. Make a black friday rival campaign or something. People contact me with ideas about writing fake news or writing about fake news. There are far to many doing that. I think I’ll just make an open publishing platform with social functions and see what happens.
For people just wanting to buy the domain I just flash a high figure in case someone is the real Richard Branson.
The owners of fake.news have attempted to sell me http://www.fake.news. I think it says all about this subject – even with a big domain spender they don’t expect it’s recognized as a domain without the www prefix.