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The term geodomain refers to domain names that are exact matches[1] in spelling to geographic locations, such as cities and countries. They are unrelated to the ccTLDs such as the .us country code domain. Examples of geodomains are,, and Since geographical names are limited in number, and have good name recognition, geodomains are valuable, with the .com extension valued the most. Geodomains tend to provide a virtual representation of the locations they serve—for example, is heavily tourism focused, while and have more local content. Collectively, geographic domain names are estimated to represent approximately over 500 million dollars a year in gross hotel bookings alone.[citation needed]

Industry Conferences[edit]

  • In 2008 the GeoDomain Expo was held in Chicago from July 10–12.[2]
  • In 2010 the GeoDomain Expo was held in New Orleans from April 28-30[3]

Highest Reported Sales[edit]

Many geodomains were reported to be sold for high amounts. Among them:[4] [5] for $5,000,000 in 2000 for $2,000,000 in 1999 for $1,500,000 in 2009 $1,120,008 2007 $1,000,000 1999 $700,000 2007 $550,000 2006 $500,000 2003 $370,000 in 2010

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