Visit Geo Domain Names Owned by Tourism Boards & CVBs
Yesterday, I reported that VisitCuba.com sold for $100,000 + stock worth around $11,000. Other Visit geodomain names like VisitStockholm.com, VisitBerlin.com, and VisitFlorida.com have sold for significant sums, and I know of a few pretty large sales and offers that are either private or haven’t been closed yet (like VisitTurkey.com).
I own a few Visit city .com domain names and have been interested in selling these and/or buying additional names (I own VisitSaoPaulo.com, VisitBogota.com, and VisitGrandCayman.com). I’ve done quite a bit of research to see what entities own other Visit domain names, and a considerable number of them are owned by tourism ministries, boards, and CVBs.
I think the usage by these organizations has given some authority to the “Visit” branding, which in turn has made them more valuable. As a domain investor, I see a downside being that when you use the call to action VisitXYZ.com, it sounds like you’re telling people to go and visit XYZ.com.
I want to share some of my research on Visit domain names which are owned by tourism boards of various cities, states, and countries. This is by no means a complete list. Feel free to post the ones you know about in the comment section.