OT: MoneyWatch.com Sold For $125,000

A little off topic this, but I’d had my eye on the moneywatch.com domain for a while, and I’ve just found out that it was recently sold for $125,000 (£90,000) to CBS, who are launching a good looking finance site on there.

I may even have made an offer for the domain a while ago, although I wouldn’t have offered more than a couple of hundred quid for the name back then, so by the looks of things it was well out of my league.

Of course, there is more to the value of a domain name than just the name itself – there is also the history of the domain, whether there is natural type-in traffic and whether there are already links pointing to pages on the site which will help with both traffic and search engine rankings, and that’s possibly why the name has gone for so much.

Of course, I’m in no way bitter that they’ll probably start stealing all of my branded traffic (searches for “Money Watch“).

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