OrganicFoods.com is for Sale

OrganicFoods.com is for Sale

Tap Into the Multi-Billion Dollar Organic Food Market

The organic food market in the US topped $24 billion in 2009.
OrganicFoods.com is a targeted, super-premium domain name that can help your business capture a share of the 300,000+ monthly searches on the terms organic food and organic foods alone.
Related searches push the total volume of Internet queries into the millions every month: this is a ready market of motivated consumers searching on this topic.

Organic Foods Are A Growing Business Sector

Some facts relating to this growing market sector:

  • U.S. sales of organic food and beverages have grown from $1 billion in 1990 to $24.8 billion in 2009. Sales in 2009 represented 5.1 percent growth over 2008 sales. Experiencing the highest growth in sales during 2009 were organic fruits and vegetables, up 11.4 percent over 2008 sales
  • Organic food and beverage sales represented approximately 3.7 percent of overall food and beverage sales in 2009.
  • Mass market retailers (mainstream supermarkets, club/warehouse stores, and mass merchandisers) in 2009 sold 54 percent of organic food. Natural retailers were next, selling 38 percent of total organic food sales. In 2008, mass market retailers represented 45 percent of sales, while natural food channels represented 43 percent of sales.

Source: Organic Trade Association’s 2010 Organic Industry Survey.

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MyYacht.com is for Sale

MyYacht.com is for Sale

Tap Into the Multi-Billion Dollar Yachting Market

According to SunSentinel.com, in 2010 Florida’s yacht brokerages represented a whopping 20 percent of all yachts sold worldwide — generating an estimated $16.8 billion in total marine product sales throughout Florida’s marine industry.

By extrapolation, the global yachting industry is worth $84 billion, with over 3 million monthly searches on the keyword “yacht” alone, per Google.

The yachting industry — and the domain MyYacht.com — offer a wealth of monetization possibilities, targeting: luxury yacht sales, luxury yacht charters, yacht maintenance and accessories, for example.

Boating Is A Lucrative Business Sector

According to Ben Wold, executive vice president, NMMA Boat & Sportshows: “Increases in attendance and reports of strong sales at shows reinforce notions of pent-up demand and the beginning of an industry recovery in 2011 and into 2012.”

  • The yachting market is increasingly international, as emerging wealth in Asia is driving interest in boating. For example: Simpson Marine sold 23 yachts in Singapore alone, almost three times what it sold in the 12 months before that.
  • According to Marine Web News: The world’s “super yacht” fleet is worth an estimated $70 billion, with $10.7 billion spent annually on maintenance and operations.

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GardenPro.com is for Sale

GardenPro.com is for Sale

Tap Into the Multi-Billion Dollar Gardening Market

As of 2009, the U.S. lawn and garden (L&G) market was pegged at $24 billion. According to market research firm Packaged Facts: “…the L&G market has proven to be tough and adaptable… vast opportunities exist.”

Over the course of the recession, gardening has actually grown in popularity both because homeowners are forgoing vacations and are spending more time on gardening as an activity, and because there is a movement toward home food production.

Gardening Is a Growing Business Sector

Some facts relating to this growing market sector:

  • The number of home vegetable gardens increased by more than 40 percent between 2007 and 2010, according to the National Gardening Association.
  • According to the NGA’s survey “The Impact of Home and Community Gardening in America” gardening in the U.S. is on the rise — growing 19% year-over-year (2009 vs. 2008).
  • By 2014 the U.S. market alone for lawn and garden products will reach $26 billion, according to Lawn and Garden Products in the U.S., 8th Edition.

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Mountainbiking is for Sale

MountainBiking.com is for Sale

Tap Into the Multi-Billion Dollar Mountain Bike Market

The U.S. bicycle industry was a $5.6 billion industry in 2009, including the retail value of bicycles, related parts, and accessories through all channels of distribution, according to research funded by the National Sporting Goods Association.

The terms “mountain biking” and “mountain bikes” garner more than 750,000 searches monthly, according to Google. The stream of relevant searches for terms related to “mountain biking” each month is in the millions.

Biking Is A Lucrative Business Sector with Broad-Based Participation

According to the 2010 Outdoor Recreation Participation Report: 15% of Americans aged 6 or older — a total of 43.3 million participants — engaged in road, BMX or mountain biking.

  • The success story of the mountain bike has been the focus of much of the specialty industry in recent years: representing 28.5% of all bicycles sold in the year 2008 by specialty bicycle stores, according to estimates from the NBDA (representing bicycle stores, not mass merchants).

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Attending an Upcoming Domain-Related Trade Show?

Afternic staff will be attending a number of trade shows for the balance of 2011, and we’d love to discuss your experiences, input and questions about the DLS platform.

Upcoming Shows:

ICANN Singapore, June

DOMAINfest Barcelona, June

DOMAINfest Meet-Up, NYC, August

T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Ft. Lauderdale, October

ICANN Dakar, October

Have any feedback to share in the meantime? Feel free to email us.

Other News This Month:

“Category Killer” Domain Names

Domain investors: Afternic now has a unique selection of “category killer” domain names available—many as exclusive listings. Learn more about the following super-premium domain names:

This selection of prime domain investments spans a number of categories and price ranges.

Own a super premium domain that you’d like to list for sale? Email us to discuss how Afternic can help you realize maximum value from your domains.

Other News This Month:

Domain Sales By Category

In order to help offer useful insights for domain investors, we are sharing more distribution by category information on Afternic’s sales, year-to-date.

In the chart below, you can see that computers, business and recreation each account for 11% of domain sales, with shopping close behind at 10%.

In the Computer category Internet-focused domains dominated, followed by software names.

Professional services comprised the vast majority of “business” category sales, with general business domains in second spot. Interestingly, energy-related domains came in third; the rise of alternative energy and interest in conservation are creating a strong niche of demand.


Other News This Month:

Weekly AfternicDLS Sales May 16 – May 22

Weekly Domains Sales Breakdown and Sample

Domain sales for the week of 5/16 – 5/22 included:

  • 97 .com sales of $2,000 or greater, with 13% of sales topping $5,000
  • There were an additional 141 .com sales in the $1-2,000 range
  • For non-.com sales: there were 16 sales of $2,000 or greater, with 18 additional sales in the $1-2,000 range

Notable sales included chart toppers: funchat.com at $40,000, iVideos.com at $16,800, Xumo.com at $15,000 and CreateaPoster.com at $10,000. This week’s top non.-com sales was emailserver.net at $10,000. Three of the four top .com sales were via DLS.

Domains sold for the week, including unreported private sales totaled 482. Sales in three categories accounted for more than 35% of sales: business, computers and recreation.

Domain roundup for the week of 5/09 – 5/15 included:

  • 83 .com sales of $2,000 or greater, with 17% of these sales topping $5,000
  • There were an additional 138 .com sales in the $1,000-2,000 range.
  • For non-.com sales: this week there were 11 sales over $2,000 and an additional 14 in the $1-2,000 range.

Notable sales included chart-toppers: ceramictiles.com at $40,000 and bollywoodlife.com at $34,100; both were DLS names. Other five-figure sales included: infonews.com at $19,477, tailandia.com at $15,000, twicket.com at $13,200 and pirateworld.com at $10,000.

Domains sold for the week, including unreported private sales, totaled 450. Sales in three categories accounted for more than 33% of sales: recreation, shopping and business.

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Weekly Domains Sales Breakdown and Sample

This week’s domain roundup included 83 .com sales of $2,000 or greater, with 17% of these sales topping $5,000.

There were an additional 138 .com sales in the $1,000-2,000 range. For non-.com sales: this week there were 11 sales over $2,000 and an additional 14 in the $1-2,000 range.

Notable sales this week include chart-toppers: ceramictiles.com at $40,000 and bollywoodlife.com at $34,100; both were DLS names. Other five-figure sales included: infonews.com at $19,477, tailandia.com at $15,000, twicket.com at $13,200 and pirateworld.com at $10,000.

Domains sold for the week, including unreported private sales, totaled 450. Sales in three categories accounted for more than 33% of sales: recreation, shopping and business.

Weekly AfternicDLS Sales May 9 – May 15

Weekly Domains Sales Breakdown and Sample

This week’s domain roundup included 83 .com sales of $2,000 or greater, with 17% of these sales topping $5,000.

There were an additional 138 .com sales in the $1,000-2,000 range. For non-.com sales: this week there were 11 sales over $2,000 and an additional 14 in the $1-2,000 range.

Notable sales this week include chart-toppers: ceramictiles.com at $40,000 and bollywoodlife.com at $34,100; both were DLS names. Other five-figure sales included: infonews.com at $19,477, tailandia.com at $15,000, twicket.com at $13,200 and pirateworld.com at $10,000.

Domains sold for the week, including unreported private sales, totaled 450. Sales in three categories accounted for more than 33% of sales: recreation, shopping and business.

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Corked.com is for Sale at BuyDomains.com

Corked.com is for Sale

Corked.com Is the Perfect Entrée to a Fast-Growing Market

The multi-billion dollar global wine market is exploding. In the U.S. alone 2010 wine exports hit a new record of $1.14 billion in winery revenues in 2010, an increase of 25.6 percent over 2009.

Corked.com is a targeted, super-premium domain name that can help your business capture a share of the 16,600,000 monthly searches on the term “wine”…related searches push the volume of queries into the tens of millions monthly. Capture a share of this lucrative marketplace today with “Corked.com” as your premium Internet destination.

Wine and the Internet: An Appealing Combination

Sommelier and Restaurateur Brad Haskel wrote about factors that are “changing the wine world” in a recent Huffington Post piece:

  • “Although there are state and federal laws that seem to change day by day and week by week; there are increasing amounts of shipments provided by the internet, allowing wineries to sell their wines out of state, and retailers are being allowed to sell to an increasing amount of states. This is all good news for the wine lover.”

Wine Production & Distribution Is a Growing Business Sector

Some facts relating to this growing market sector:

  • According to the Wine Institute, US per capita consumption of wine rose from 543 million gallons, or 2.02 gallons per person in 1999 to 767 million gallons or 2.50 gallons per person in 2009. This 41% increase in wine consumption highlights a growth trend which is still going strong.
  • The Wine Market Council notes that the “Millennial Generation” offers the wine industry “the kind of growth potential not seen in more than thirty years”. This generation, 70 million members strong, has been impacted less severely by the economic downturn than older generations.
  • According to Robert Beynat, CEO of Vinexpo, a wine industry trade show, Asian wine consumption, led by China, is growing at four times the global average. This is a vast, and increasingly wealthy, market for wine sellers.

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