The domain name Links.com has been listed for sale on the popular website marketplace, Flippa.com. The sale type is “private sale waiting for an acceptable offer” and is listed for a six month term. Links.com is one of the top keyword domains on the net. When I think of the word links, of course, the first thing I think of are the clickable text strings online, but I feel the domain would work just as well as some sort of golf related development project.
ICANN Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.
Claimed Traffic: 14,000 UV’s/month
Alexa Rank: 193,227
Google PR: 4
From the auction description:
Links.com, a domain name that arguably defines the World Wide Web, is a spectacular name for any corporation that is seeking to brand a new product or service with a name that is both instantaneously memorable and so strongly connected with the Internet.
“We have chosen the very popular and highly regarded marketplace, Flippa.com, as our initial platform so that the sale of our super premium domain gets the maximum amount of visibility among our target audience including international corporations, technology startups, brand managers, and worldwide enterprise investors. We feel that the time is right to sell Links.com which can be a superb brand for any organization entering into cloud computing, mobile computing, telecommunications, social-Web services, dating, and many other Internet-based marketplaces.”
Dave Slutzkin, Flippa General Manager, added that “We’re seeing an increasing number of great domains like links.com becoming available on Flippa. This trend is largely due to domain owners choosing to get their assets in front of our highly qualified buyer-audience who are looking to add value to the existing domain.”
It is rare for a short and memorable domain name such as Links.com to come to the market, and expectations are that there will be substantial interest in the name. The values of generic names such as Links.com have been rising dramatically over the last decade as corporations and domain name investors continue to acquire these names for future development opportunities. Recent publicly announced sales of high quality, premium domains include:
Reuters recently reported that FB.com sold for $8.5 million to Facebook. Once high quality names are acquired, it is rare for them to ever be available again.
Links.com Website Vital Statistics
Registration Date: 04/01/1993 (Transferred to current registrant in 1996)
Domain Name Characteristics: 5 character, generic, dictionary word
Google Page Rank: 4
Avg. Unique Visitors: 14,000/month
Avg. Page Views: 23,000/month
Any questions concerning this sale should be directed to Links.com/contact
* I can confirm that this is a legitimate listing, as Rich, the registrant of Links.com e-mailed me today to let me know about this sale. [Update] Link to official Press Release.