MobileApps.com is shutting down the service and wants to sell the domain according to an article in E27
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So what happens to MobileApps.com? According to Alvin, he is currently looking for prospective buyers to take over the domain for US$1 million. Why the figure? ReadWriteWeb published an article saying that the market for mobile application development services, which includes things like app creation, management, distribution and extension services, will grow to US$100 billion by 2015. If you take into consideration for a category-defining name in a US$100 billion global industry, the US$1 million dollar suddenly seems to make sense. Alvin also shared with us that the figure is conservative if we compare to other reported domain sales such as feedback.com which sold at over US$1.2 million or marketingtoday.com which sold at US$1.5 million. With hundreds of domain name changes everyday, there might be unreported sales which are also sold in millions.
For the MobileApps domain, it enjoys about 150-200 natural type-ins per day. That is without proper search engine optimization. Naturally, with proper SEO, the numbers would skyrocket. With a high organic traffic for the domain, the domain owner will get to enjoy free leads without doing much marketing.