The term geodomain refers to domain names that are exact matches 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 Atlanta.com, LosAngeles.com, Texas.com and LongIsland.com. 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, Hawaii.com is heavily tourism focused, while Syracuse.com and Madison.com have more local content. Collectively, geographic domain names are estimated to represent approximately over 500 million dollars a year in gross hotel bookings alone.
- In 2008 the GeoDomain Expo was held in Chicago from July 10–12.
- In 2010 the GeoDomain Expo was held in New Orleans from April 28-30
Highest Reported Sales
Korea.com for $5,000,000 in 2000 England.com for $2,000,000 in 1999 Russia.com for $1,500,000 in 2009 Chinese.com $1,120,008 2007 Britain.com $1,000,000 1999 Melbourne.com $700,000 2007 Macau.com $550,000 2006 NewZealand.com $500,000 2003 Longisland.com $370,000 in 2010
- From Brandable to Exact-Match Geo Domain Making $1.5M Per Year – With John Colascione
- 2008 GeoDomain expo coverage story
- 2010 GeoDomain expo coverage story
- Sedo Brokers Industry's Second Largest Geo Domain Sale Russia.com Sold for $1.5 Million by Leading Geo Domain Developer Paley Media
- The Future Of Geo Domains: Chicago.com Makes $125K In 1st Year Of Selling SubDomains & Email Addresses
- City dot-coms still waiting to strike it rich article
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