Yeah, I was originaly looking at buying the domain name before Coker got it, but the asking price was way out of my league. Basically anything under $32,000 and they won't even talk to you. ----------------- "Ooo. They have the Internet on computers now." -Homer Simpson
It was my understanding that Coker basically offered him a future share of ThrillRide ownership if it ever took off, so there was no cash involved. In the event it failed (as it did), the name went back to Jim Serio, where it obviously is now.
The problem now is that domain names don't equate to profit. With a domain name that is cool, but doesn't relate to any potential lucrative business plan, you can't expect to ever get that much. It just won't happen.
----------------- Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com "As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"
Now, that is interesting. I agree that it ought to be something associated with the entire industry (ACE would probably be my pick), but who knows? I don't have that kind of cash to spare - not hardly - so I'll just have to see what happens, if it even sells at all. ----------------- Po!nt of View: A different look at Roller Coasters. [Website Currently Down - Returning Soon!]
Is this guy on crack? 50k?!?!?!? Being that there is no entity on earth called "rollercoaster", and with the array of domain suffexes out there now, (rollercoaster.tv would be better) this guy is living a pipe-dream, and not a very good one. But some sucker will probably bid on it, even though it's quite worthless these days, not knowing that we'll all be browsing on internet2 in a few years. Certainly not worth the investment on a business standpoint.
This makes me laugh. It brings back the memory of a friend's domain, which a coporation bought from him... for $60! I still give him a hard time about it, not that it was that valuable, but he could have at least got 5 Grand for it.
Well, thats a moron for ya!
I hope that RC.com is sold to a real person, for a real website, not corporation. Corporate sites suck coughArrowcough except for the one hosted by POP World Media. coughCCIcough
----------------- I really need something... That something is... Snake Venom, Metal Dog, and Mad Cow!
I'm personally hoping the day of the cybersquatter is over and done with. rollercoaster.com is a cool name, but it sure isn't worth $50,000... ----------------- --Greg "Beat the rush, sign up for your post-Mean Streak MRI now..." My pageMy other pageAnd my coaster page
That's probably what the appraisers says it is... Simple because of the fact that its an easy top level domain name. Is it really worth it? No. Can a site be just as good without the rollercoaster.com ain name? Absolutely. Will anyone buy it for $50,000? If they're an idiot. ----------------- .:| Brandon Rodriguez |:. http://www.coasters2k.com
$50,000 is very steep for that domain name. I agree whole heartedly with Jeff, domain names don't automatically equate to profits. I agree that it would be cool if someone in the enthusiast community purchased it. ----------------- johnathan