What is The Internet Worth? Internet.com Taking Bids Starting at $35M
The Internet has grown into the most massive network that businesses, organizations, governments and world citizens connect on every day. It would be impossible to measure the value of the entire internet and of course, it wouldn’t be measured solely based on the sale of Internet.com. That said, the iconic domain name Internet.com which was sold for $18M in 2009 has been listed for sale again this year, now with a $35M opening offer. The domain had reportedly received 9 opening bids with intent and interest and an auction was scheduled for the end of last month. However, the auction was suspended and the seller is now talking to the highly motivated parties.
One word .COMs like Internet.com definitely have potential for mid or higher 8 figure (xx,xxx,xxx.00) sales. Another massive sale of a one word generic this year already that is speculated to be in 8 figure range is Home.com. Voice.com also sold for $30M in 2019. We’re expecting a slew of sales in this range to continue to be reported as premium .COM domains are hotter than ever right now.
So, if Internet.com is worth $35M or potentially more, what is the value of TheInternet.com? People say ‘the internet’ almost every time when mentioning the word ‘internet’. The keyword has very high search volume and an $11.00 CPC. While one word .COM domains account for the top domain sales annually, The+Keyword .COM domains are also very strong brands and valuable domains. Domains like TheMortgage.com have exchanged hands for $500k and TheIce.com is still used even after acquiring Ice.com from our brokerage in 2018 for $3.5M. Ice.com currently redirects to TheIce.com.
The+Keyword .COM domains are very easy to remember and make great stand alone brands like TheStreet.com TheBlaze.com, TheClub.com, TheScore.com, TheMatrix.com and so many more. Many huge brands are also using them as forwarders like TheRock.com ---> WWE, TheMine.com ---> Lowes, TheApple.com ---> Apple, TheStandard.com ---> InfoWorld, ThePlatform ---> Comcast, TheBeat.com ---> iHeartMedia to name a few.
In case any of our readers are interested, we’re brokering the sale of TheInternet.com and TheNetwork.com. This is the first time the pair of domains are being actively marketed for sale. Both are aged gems (1994 and 1995 registrations) and are available to acquire for a fraction of the price of the one word counterparts. If you have interest in acquiring TheInternet.com or TheNetwork.com contact us and we’ll be happy to work with you on placing a bid for either or both domains.