The wires were abuzz last week with the news that Amazon said it would pay $970 million for Twitch.tv. There is another story related to Twitch.tv that is just hitting the wires now, namely, the wire which you are now reading. Twitch was listed for sale, on the domain name newsletter DomainStore.tv, in May 2011, for the unbelievable price of $55 USD! Talk about a nifty ROI! Of course the sale was about the business and not the domain, but as domain investors it is always interesting to see the history of the name behind the business.
I’m not sure if Justin.tv, the operator of Twitch.tv originally purchased the domain name at this price level or if Twitch.tv even sold off of that newsletter listing. I was able to deduce that the whois reflected Justin.tv as the new registrant of Twitch.tv in December 2011.
What’s important to note here is that opportunities still abound, even now! Another important observation is that if one wants to find a needle in a haystack, they first need to know where to find the haystacks.
Being deeply immersed in the domain name space, I am always looking for opportunities, via newsletters and a variety of other sources. Yes, it is still possible to
hand register a great domain name, but too many people and businesses look to this as their only option.
Many people don’t have the time to devote to searching a variety of sources for the perfect domain name. That is why it makes sense to contact a qualified domain name
broker to assist you with finding the right domain name. While I did not act upon Twitch.tv, when the opportunity came across my desk, I did purchase a number of other excellent domain names through DomainStore.tv including: Late.tv, Leather.tv, Critical.tv and other premium domain names.
Sadly, it seems that DomainStore.tv is no longer being published.