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I am looking to buy a US city .com domain name, and I am willing to pay up to $50,000 for the name.

Requirements:

1) City should have 50,000 or more residents
2) The domain name should be the correct exact spelling of the city
3) Domain name must be a .com

Please send your names in the comment section of my blog, and I will be in touch if I am interested.


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Comments (24)

    Federated Domains

    Just a quick clarification. When you say city.com, I know you mean say like dallas.com but what about metrodallas.com? Thanks.

    ***UPDATED BY ELLIOT***

    Thanks for asking that. I want names like Dallas.com or Houston.com rather than DallasTexas.com

    November 28th, 2007 at 12:47 am

    frank connors

    Another clarification please; how about a city like saint petersburg – do you want:

    saintpetersburg.com or stpetersburg.com or does either qualify? Thanks.

    ***UPDATED BY ELLIOT***

    Really depends on the city/name.

    November 28th, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    Steve M.

    Elliot–as I just commented over on Frank’s blog as well, that’s going to be a tough one.

    You might want to consider the next-best extension when it comes to US cities (since so many of the actual city government sites are .org’s; which is where many/most people expect the “official” city site to in any case be).

    We’ve got Glendora.org; a nice city w/great demographics and psychographics in L.A. County; which we’ll let go for just 25k; price good for the remainder of 2007.

    November 28th, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    Pat

    centreville.com

    The “re” is correct. I like this domain because it could be used for multiple geo areas (see list below). E-mail me for traffic and earnings stats.

    Centreville, AL (pop. 2466)
    Centreville, IL (pop. 5951)
    Centreville, MD (pop. 1970)
    Centreville, MI (pop. 1579)
    Centreville, MS (pop. 1680)
    Centreville, VA (pop. 48661)

    Great blog. I read it almost every day.

    ***UPDATED BY ELLIOT***

    Hi Pat,
    Thanks for sending the info to me. I am going to pass on this one as I want a larger city, but I approved your comment in case someone else is interested. I do think it’s a good name.

    November 28th, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    Domain Name Newbie

    Hi Elliot, are you interested in TheChicagoArea.com?

    ***UPDATED BY ELLIOT***

    Thanks so much for sending the name to me. I actually found a great name already, so I am going to pass. More details will be shared tomorrow.

    December 2nd, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    Victor

    How about 281houston.com (area code for houston) or 832houston.com (area code in houston). That contains 10-digits for a tele number. Thanks

    December 15th, 2007 at 11:45 pm

    Stephen Webb

    Hi Elliot,
    Stephen Elliott Webb here from IamDomainNames.com.
    Recent large and mid-size US cities/Media Companies have either purchased or leased from us the following:
    Seattle –
    IamSeattle.com/net
    SanDiego Union Tribune –
    WeAreSanDiego.com
    Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau –
    IamSantaMonica.com
    Savannah (News Organization To Be Disclosed Later) – WeAreSavannah.com
    IamSavannah.com
    WeAreFortWayne.com
    IamFortWayne.com

    We have 2 other California cities in negotiaitions for leases right now.
    Traditional modes of thought are changing towards “intuitive phrases” like “IamThis.com” & “WeAreThat.com”. They hold tremendous marketing potential from the end-user’s standpoint. We are also in negotiations over 4 other product brand oriented names going to the end user. After all, if the “Iam/WeAre” concept in “WeAreDiamonds.com” is good enough for DeBeers, isn’t it good enough for the rest of us?
    Thanks,
    Stephen

    December 18th, 2007 at 11:48 am

    Cmason

    Hi Elliot,

    Have you had any bites? $50k for a domain of a city 50k plus… Shoot, that would be a DEAL! Another local city domain name (.com of course) was purchased for $50k nearly 10 years ago!!! Our city domain name generates your top offered amount through basic marketing and not even optimized. Thoughts or am I the crazy one? What do you think about AssociatedCities.com, I am sure that they found this article interesting.

    ***UPDATED BY ELLIOT***

    Panama City is great. I was able to acquire Lowell.com – population 105,000. It’s the 4th largest city in Massachusetts. I’ve been chronicling the development on my blog. I intend to join Associated Cities. I think they have a great organization.

    February 6th, 2008 at 1:01 am

    tracy

    I have valenciacommerce.com, calabasasbiz.com, valenciacommercecenter.com

    February 12th, 2008 at 2:48 am

    billy

    I have cityofelcajon.com, ElCajon is in San Diego County
    and has a population of 95,460 (2000 census)here is the link
    http://www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us/about/
    It is a very well known city, let me know if you are interested?

    March 3rd, 2008 at 1:39 am

    Emil @KING.NET

    Hi Elliot,

    I’m selling FairfaxCity.com. I have it posted here: http://emil.king.net/2008/02/geo-fairfaxcitycom-is-now-forsale.html

    Fairfax City is the most affluent city in Virginia and home of IT companies. If develop well, you can rip a good revenue. I’m also open for partnership. Send me email.

    Let me know if you are interested.
    Cheers for now,
    Emil

    March 11th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    kiskutya

    Hi Eliot!

    I have a-losangeles.com

    Let me know, if you are interested.
    Zoltan

    March 25th, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Tony

    I have 4LV.com (Las Vegas)…4-LV.com, and ForLV.com…

    ***UPDATED BY ELLIOT***

    Sorry, 4lv isn’t a city, and I am only looking for city names.

    May 19th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Nishino

    I have a “Brazoria.com” domain name.
    This domain is parked at sedo.com and now on sale.

    September 3rd, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    randomo

    I know this is an old thread, but a link to it appeared on one of your current threads.

    In case you’re still looking for city .com’s, I just want to make sure you know that EastOakland.com is being auctioned on Bido today. (Population of East Oakland, CA, is 200,000+.)

    May 15th, 2009 at 6:46 am

    Elliot

    @randomo

    I don’t believe East Oakland is actually a city as my post requested… from Wikipedia:
    “East Oakland is the southeastern portion of Oakland, California, and takes up the largest portion of the city’s land area. It stretches between Lake Merritt in the northwest and San Leandro in the southeast. Many areas of East Oakland have been plagued by high crime in the postwar period and are known for violence and drug activity”

    May 15th, 2009 at 10:12 am

    David Shorthill

    I have SouthPortland.com.

    South Portland is the 4th largest city in Maine.
    Let me know if you have interest?

    Dave

    October 15th, 2009 at 10:20 am

    John Barry Smith

    You can call me Smitty, but my real name is…

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    January 6th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

      Elliot

      Smitty

      You’ll have to let us know how they perform on Epic.

      January 6th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    John Barry Smith

    Dear Eliot, someone thinks cityofX.com is valuable as you wrote below. What’s the difference between one domain that covers nine million citizens and 300 domains that do?

    The 300 bring in more interest with less competition. The one big domain has hundreds of similar domains giving similar information/ads while the 300 are unique. There are seven cityofmonroe.com cities in the USA and if content were provided on that domain that may very well be the only source of information about that city available in an easy to remember domain.

    My 300 cover nine million citizens and about a thousand cities, mostly small towns and cities in the USA. cityofmontreal.com and a few other foreign ones give much more.

    Hit count is low because users usually put in the shortened version but with content and on search engines, the cityofX.com domains have the highest respect.

    So you know anyone interested in establishing a political network of cities similar to Facebook? Instead of social, it would be political.

    Sincerely,

    John Barry Smith
    541 Country Club Drive,
    Carmel Valley, California 93924
    831 659 3552
    831 915 5086
    barry@johnbarrysmith.com

    Domain Name Expires; City Believes Cyber Squatter Stole It

    The article references CityOfMorehead.com, the official city website for a number of years.

    According to the article, city officials seem to think “their website was stolen via ‘cyber squatting.’” I did a bit of research on the domain name, and according to a Whois search on the last archive date where the domain name was owned by the city, the domain name was set to expire on November 26, 2009. It appears to me as if the domain name was not renewed and someone else acquired it.

    .

    If the City of Morehead wishes to have this domain name back so they don’t have to order hundreds of dollars worth of stationery, they should hope the owner would want to sell it to them. Otherwise, they will be forced to use new email addresses, change all inbound links, and probably spend in excess of the $10,000 figure they quoted in the article. They now also need to worry about confidential emails addressed to @cityofmorehead.com email addresses.

    January 16th, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Elliot

    @ John

    I only like pure city .com names to develop. I think there is much more value to Morehead.com than CityOfMorehead.com – based on the domain value alone. In this case, since the city has been using and promoting the later, there is added value I suppose to the later of the two names. However, for my investments, I would only buy pure city .com domain names.

    January 16th, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Dave R

    Elliot
    I have Northglenn.com in Colorado
    38000 pop – alot of area business
    Thank You

    May 10th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Bill

    Known as the hub of Ross Valley in Marin County. Sits between Ross, Kentfield, San Rafael and Fairfax

    Demographics http://census.abag.ca.gov/cities/SanAnselmo.htm

    November 1st, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Bill Jacobson

    I have sananselmo.com and .org

    November 21st, 2011 at 6:27 pm

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