This piece deserves to be set apart from the Linkfest.. Berkins has that “oh-my-gosh” moment and realizes how cheap domain names are when viewed against overpriced pieces of modern-art. Art hangs on a wall and costs you money.. Domains activate on the Web and “make you money”. To be fair.. the art market is held-up by inflation and aspration.. returns are made via the sale of pieces to a richer buyer or greater fool.. Domains often contain revenue streams in the form of traffic which help pay for the up-front acquisition cost.. Art typically doesn’t .. unless it’s a Monet and you lease it to a museum.
I know many of us have experienced the same epiphany about the value of domain names relative to other real-world items.. This one is just the latest but is very poignant.
Give it a few years .. people will start to figure out that perhaps less than 10 million domain names have any generic or descriptive value to anyone. When that concept becomes widely accepted you’ll see an even greater appreciation in the values of those names. Get them while you still can.