Pens are in huge demand. Hundreds of thousands of people look for pens on the internet every single month. Take a look at the search volumes of just a few keywords that you could easily start to rank for with this kind of domain name.
Pens - 300,865 searches per month
Fountain Pen - 74,000 searches per month
Cross Pens - 60,500 searches per month
Parker Pens - 49,530 searches per month
Calligraphy Pens - 40,513 searches per month
Gel Pens - 22,147 searches per month
Ballpoint Pen - 18,100 searches per month
And there are many, many more.
WHY .IO DOMAINS
Do .io names rank? ABSOLUTELY! Just do a google search right now for ‘keyword tool’ (9,900 searches per month) and see where the first .io domain ranks. You’ll see keywordtool.io ranking right under google and right above EVERY other domain in the world. If that doesn’t prove Google loves and ranks .io domains nothing will. But if you want to see some more, check out ‘anaconda’ (200,000 searches per month) shows continuum.io as #1, ’notes’ has notes.io in #1 (135,000 searches per month, ‘intercom’ has intercom.io at #1 (18,000 searches per month) ‘boxcar' sees boxcar.io in #4 (5,400 searches per month), ‘scratchpad’ shows scratchpad.io in #1 (2,400 searches per month), ‘brunch' shows brunch.io in #8 (60,000 searches per month)
The reason for this is because they've been added to the geotargetable domains list.
Who buys .io domains? Actually they’re being snapped up by many small and large corporations. Many of which go on to list companies that raise millions of dollars. A lot of startups that use .io domains are now very successful businesses, further reinforcing the idea that companies that use .io domains are "in the know" and part of the sophisticated tech crowd.Check out just some of these examples:
But it's not only startups that use .io domains. Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are also buying .io domains. Microsoft snapped up Doc.io for $24,600. Google owns Coupons.io, Yahoo owns Player.io, and Disney owns go.io, amongst others. Wikipedia also notes: ".io domains are popular with new startup companies." European startup accelerator shows 7 out of 16 latest startups use .io domains!
4-5 figures is becoming a consistent benchmark. See http://dnpric.es/ for recorded top .io sales: Total price amount in this set of 100 domain name sales is 495,776.16 USD; average price is 4,957.76 USD. We’re also starting to see .io names appearing in the MOZ TOP 500 web sites in the world #228 soup.io #424 pen.io #486 github.io
What about Resell opportunities? Do prices go up? Are .io domains a good investment? YES!
Bid.io sold three times already in under 2 years. It sold on March 7 2014 for $540, and then again on October 29 2014 for $1,250, and then In December 2015 for $7,000, for a total return of +1196.3% in 650 days.
Following the end of the auction:
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