Archive - May 2015

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Why I’m Giving BootyCruise.com to KDWB
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Which New GTLDs are Like the Miami Real Estate Market (Part 2)
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Which New gTLDs are Like The Miami Real Estate Market (Part 1)

Why I’m Giving BootyCruise.com to KDWB

Dear KDWB / Dave Ryan Show,

I own BootyCruise.com and I want to give it to KDWB.  I know there are a lot of other stations around the country that put a Booty Cruise, but I’m partial to you guys.  I’ve been listening to Dave Ryan since the Lee Valsvik days. Even though I’m too old to still listen to the Morning Show, I still do during my morning commute (I flip between KQ, The Fan, and you guys).

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Which New GTLDs are Like the Miami Real Estate Market (Part 2)

If you’re reading this now, you’re in an exclusive club, where the only members are people who geek out over Miami, Florida real estate domain names and who use those names to look for patterns in valuation of some of the new gTLDs.  It’s okay, I’m not telling anyone how interesting this is either.  Let’s save all the good names for us.

If you stumbled on this post accidentally, you should first read Part 1 first. Think of it as the cost of membership.

In this Part 2, I examine domain names associated with some of Miami’s hottest neighborhoods of Brickell, Edgewater, Wynood, and the Design District.  I also look at domains related to one neighborhood that may be one of the next up-and-comers in Miami, Little Haiti / Lemon City.

As in Part 1, I took the names of these neighborhoods with the following domain extensions:  .COM, .NET, .CO, .BUZZ, .IO, and .XYZ.  I also took the names of the neighborhoods, added “condos” to them using all of the same extensions, including .CONDOS.  I used Estibot’s appraisal tool and the values should be used for pattern purposes only. Estibot appraises every .BUZZ name at $0, when it’s clearly not the case.

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Which New gTLDs are Like The Miami Real Estate Market (Part 1)

Miami’s residential real estate market has risen like a Phoenix from the ashes of the 2008 financial crisis.   The condo market has seen some of the biggest gains, with many investors who bought in 2009-10 nearly doubling their money.  The recovery has led to a slew of new condo projects springing up in areas that were once drive-by, forgettable real estate.  The Brickell area of downtown Miami continues to boom with condo and retail projects exploding.  The Miami neighborhoods of Edgewater, Wynwood, and the Design District not too long ago were urban blight.  Now, they are hot and getting hotter.  Of course, Miami Beach and more specifically South Beach continue to be popular places to live and new construction is squeezing in where it can.

So what does the Miami real estate market have to with domain names?  As someone who has recently become familiar with the Miami real estate market and someone who loves buying and selling domains, I’ve spent a lot of time lately buying what never registered or dropped .COMs, mostly generic, and mostly focused on the Miami neighborhoods of Brickell, Edgewater, Wynwood, and the scraps of South Beach or Miami Beach .COMs that are somehow still available.   In my quest for Miami-focused domains, I also purchased several .IO, .CO, .XYZ and .BUZZ  TLDs . All of which got me wondering how some of these new gTLDs stack up against each other value-wise for the exact same keyword domains.

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