This week on Sedo the domain name InformationOfThings.com sold for $4,500. This domain was hand registered in October of 2015 and sold on May 18, 2016. Pretty crazy ROI on that one.
This was a smart hand registration IMO, a cheap speculative play with the potential for a big payout. Playing off the hoopla around the Internet Of Things, this made sense IMO.
The domain was sold by a registrant in Norway, and they got lucky twice. The domain was originally registered by someone in the U.K. who only held the domain for one year.
A domain like this you need to commit five years IMO, a technology related name needs some time to take hold. The Internet of Things is just getting started and you want to see how things play out.
When you get a good hand reg look at it as $50 investment instead of a $10 investment.
It is important to note that this transaction is not the norm, most hand regs are not being flipped for a 500 fold return in less than a year. But it shows there still is some gold in them thar hills.