I’m thrilled to announce that you can now search our database for pure Geo domain name sales and also Geo+Keyword! On the advanced search form on our home page you’ll see Geo as a Category, and it has subcategories of Cities, States / Regions, Countries, and Geo+Keyword. You can use these categories in combination with any other search filter.
If you’re curious, we are checking against 48,299 of the world’s most populous cities, 4,119 states, and every country.
Pure Geo Sales
This is pretty self-explanatory. If you’re trying to find comparable sales for a pure Geo domain, whether it is a city, state, or country you can now do it with a few clicks. Let’s say you want to find comps for Russia.net, you simply select Geo >> Countries as the category and .net as the Extension… and that’s it! Here’s a quick link to that search.
This is where it gets really, really interesting and powerful. Geo+Keyword is a very popular and profitable category of domains, but it has always been difficult to search for comps because there was so much noise.
Take Geo+News.com for example. Before you would enter “news” as the keyword, placement “At the End” and extension to .com and you would get 838 results as of this writing. Well guess what… only 161 of them are Geo+News. That’s a lot of noise; only 19% of the sales returned are actually what you were looking for, or almost one out of five.
Now you do the same search as above, but also select Geo >> Geo+Keyword as the category and BOOM, only the sales you’re interested in. Click here to take a look at the results. Almost no noise there.
Geo+Keyword is tricky because there are some cities whose names are also dictionary words, which would obviously result in Keyword+Keyword. So what I did was make sure the “Geo” part of the equation was not also a dictionary word. This is more restrictive and might exclude a sale that it shouldn’t have, but it also reduces a lot of noise so I think it is a fair trade-off.
If you need some inspiration for keywords to search when using the Geo+Keyword category, I did a blog post about the Top 100 Keywords for Geo+Keyword Domains that is worth checking out.
The Possibilities are Endless
Because all of the other filters work with this category, you can do some really interesting things. One example off the top of my head would be if you wanted to see comps for city names in .com where they are hyphenated (i.e. New-York.com). Not a problem, select Geo >> Cities as the category, enter the keyword as “-” (without quotes), and set the extension to .com. BOOM Imagine trying to do that before, it wasn’t possible.
I’m still trying to wrap my head around all the different ways you can use this. As always, let me know in the comments if you spot any problems or if you have any ideas for improvement. I hope you like it!
Michael Sumner is the CEO of NameBio.com, and is the lead developer at State Ventures which owns and operates geo domains such as OceanCity.com and Maryland.com. Michael is also the co-founder of DN Media, a company that has been involved in seven figures worth of domain name transactions.