– For Sale, What Shall This Domain Name Sell For? – For Sale, What Shall This Domain Name Sell For?

A press release this morning announces that the domain name is currently for sale by its current owner Michael J H Etheridge a well know domain investor who operates the website, The domain name is taken in most extensions and the domain was registered back in 25th of April 1995 before anyone had realised how large a market online shopping would become, was only founded 1 year prior in 1994 and wasn’t even in existence not being founded until 1997, we wish Michael the best of luck with the sale and hope he gets a sales completed shortly.

You can register your interest in the domain name if you visit where you can complete your details on the home page.

Here is the full press release below.

What are your thoughts?

Will Sell?

What value would you put on the domain name

New owner could realize unlimited income potential from best available retail branding asset in the world.

Generic domain sales and development specialists have put on the market for sale the flagship domain

This simple, meaningful, and search-centric global shopping brand is comparable to and, both billion-dollar businesses, say Domainwise. A new owner with the right vision and motivation can certainly build a billion-dollar enterprise on as well.

Entrepreneurs know that having the right domain name can make the difference between success or failure online. Names that are short, easy-to-remember, and relevant can have a big impact on traffic and company branding. But the lack of quality generic domains creates a challenge to successful branding today. As a result, marketing companies have had to resort to choosing what they considered to be catchy but meaningless names — such as, eBay or Zappos — that they then had to spend millions of dollars to promote. The sudden availability of now presents an obvious natural branding opportunity and would be the perfect domain for a worldwide social shopping portal.

The domain is also search-engine friendly and could easily contribute to landing a top spot in consumers’ online searches. A Google search for the terms “shop” and “online” currently returned 1.7 billion combined results, implying that once the domain goes active it could become a pre-built brand that advertises itself organically.

With e-commerce sales in the U.S. alone totaling US$289 billion in 2012 and projected to reach US$361.9 billion in 2016, has tremendous and obvious relevance to consumers. It provides the one element vital to the success of all direct marketing: a relevant and memorable call to action. Like the best 800 numbers, the best domain names tell the prospect in an easy-to-remember way what to do next, where to go for information, or when to place an order — which, of course, is right now. expresses the 1-800-style “I WANT” behavior the consumer is speaking, thinking or even typing. Besides the revenue potential of building out. as a retail e-commerce destination in its own right, the name offers the prospect of unlimited lease or partnership revenue from sub-domain prefixes. Any retailer could easily use their own name as a sub-domain to extend the reach and impact of their own marketing campaigns. Imagine,, — all your favorite stores, all in one place, with one-click ordering across different merchants. would also be conducive to a mobile app, allowing the domain’s new owner to participate in online retailing’s fast-growing mobile segment.

According to new research from Verdict Retail, online shopping will be worth £50bn a year by 2018, when one pound in every seven spent on retail will be made online. That means ecommerce growth of almost 50%.

So, how can you best profit from developing online retail’s best available shopping domain?

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Robbie Ferguson is an Internet Entrepreneur, Domain Investor, Domain Broker, Blogger and founder of various websites and eCommerce businesses such as

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