Yesterday Godaddy had an exclusive auction for .info keyword domains. It was an exciting auction with lots of good domain names like chef.info, bonds.info, discounts.info, election.info and many more. I submitted bids on about 10 of the domains but won only one, securities.info.
When bying domians my main object is to think out if I can develope it to something likeable and commercial. Securities.info is a broad generic keyword that can have information regarding on all sorts of securities like stocks, bonds, warrants and much more. My first task is to come up with a plan on how to make the site work and perhaps find a partner that has more experience with securities. I will post more as everything progresses.
It was a bit of a bidding war as the prices for the best domains went up in price. My securites.info domain went up to $600 whitch is a ok price for such a generic keyword. My main goal had been to buy chef.info and to develop that domain into a socialsite for the worlds top chefs but the price went up to high for my taste and was sold for $1365. This maybe wasen't such a high price for such a good generic keyword but my motto is not to put everything in one basket but to have a bunch of projects running at the same time.
Here are the final bids for the .info auctions that I bid on:
(and my thoughts on what could have been done on the sites...)
Bolsa.info $305 (Maybe stockmarket info for the Spanish of Portuguese markets)
Bonds.info $2510 (The name says it all - information about bonds from around the world)
Chef.info $1365 (Socialsite for the worlds top chefs)
Discounts.info $1360 (Blog on discounts from all sorts of sites like Amazon, ebay etc.)
Ebank.info £300 (Perfect for an up and comming internet bank)
Election.info $930 (would have been a great site for information on upcomming elections.)
Enews.info $425 (All the news in one place?)
Economics.info $1105 (Infosite on economic history and updated news on economics today)
Exhibitions.info $730 (Perfect place lists on exhibition around the world)
Innovations.info $505 (Blod on todays and yesterdays innovations that will and has changed the world)