The recent sale of eSPORTS.COM for $1,000,000+ reflects the continued strong demand (and prices) for “e” prefixed domain names. Additionally, short domain names that begin with “e” also show strong demand with recent sales of ETH.COM for $2,000,000 and the sale of ETF.COM for $3,500,000 (in a package sale). This trend is likely to continue well into the future. Why?
Many high-profile businesses choose names that start with an "e" because the “e” leads a person to their website. Examples are:
Additionally, tech giants invest in “e” prefixed domain names for the long haul. Examples are below…
eSPORT.COM (Dicks Sporting Goods)
eTOYS.COM (Toys R Us)
eNEWS.COM (Barnes and Noble)
eTRADE.COM (invested 1million in ePlay.com in the past)
eWEEK.COM (owned by large news site)
These e-prefixed domain names will probably never be available again. When an ultra-short, brandable e-prefixed domain name comes on the market it would be wise for a company to quickly invest in such an appreciating asset.
Here are a few actual e-prefixed and ultra-short “e” domain name sales…
*value of domain name in package sale