Totally agree with you on that. However, I guess big companies bought these domains to have a better web presence for their business online.
Candeor has a very amusing post on 293 Domains That Sold For Over $100,000 – Most of Them Overpriced.
There are a few domains in the list that I would appraise at reg fee.
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Wow there are some really useless domains there!
And what's with these weird 245,246,248 etc... .com domains??
I think the commentary made that post even greater.
"I PAID HALF MILLION FOR A TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR. WHAT DID YOU SPEND YOUR FORTUNE ON?"
You can see all kinds of overpriced domains for sale at eBay. Some are worth perhaps $10 to $20, yet people have them listed for $50,000. I wonder if they ever sell any of those.
I do see one domain on the list, OnlineEducation.com, that sold on eBay for $100k.
The most overpriced domains that never seem to sell on eBay are related to Barack Obama or Michael Jackson.
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The real value of all those domains is indeed over $100k - if thats what someone is prepared to pay for them, then thats the value. As some else said earlier in the thrad, its a bit antiques (which to me are mostly worthless old junk).
That's not to say that I would peronsally pay $100k for those domains, in my view many of them are worthless.
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