Rollercoaster.com up for bid on eBay

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2001 6:06 AM | Contributed by ColumbusCoaster

The domain name formerly known as the home of World of Coasters is up for auction. If you have an extra $50,000 laying around, it's yours.

Think the name will make you rich? Bid now!

Tuesday, October 30, 2001 6:36 AM
The price just seems to be a little too much for most people if you ask me.  That seems to be more a corporate domain for the price.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2001 6:37 AM
janfrederick's avatar Maybe Jeff would be able to get me a good deal on a slightly used POP forum engine! ;)
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Tuesday, October 30, 2001 6:46 AM
Seems kinda pricey to me, considering that is the name only and no content (at least, no content is listed).

Makes you wonder just how much Robert Coker paid/was going to pay for the domain name AND the WOC content.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2001 7:09 AM
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.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2001 7:18 AM
Jeff's avatar 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.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2001 7:44 AM
Wow 50k? I wonder if Jeff sold webmaster rights to coasterbuzz, how much cash he would get! I think Six Flags should by the name, or some big park chain.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2001 8:57 AM
If anybody SHOULD buy it, It should be someone who would benefit from the entire industry. Perhaps IAAPA or maybe ACE. No individual, or park chain could benefit from the domain name.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2001 9:33 AM
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.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2001 11:14 AM
Too bad that ACE doesn't have $50K lying around...

But as an ACE member, I would be pretty pissed if they did have $50K and spent it on that when there are lots of other things they could spend the money on.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2001 11:54 AM
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.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2001 1:20 PM
it'll probably see the same fate as GeaugaLake.com
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Tuesday, October 30, 2001 4:44 PM
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

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Tuesday, October 30, 2001 4:59 PM
So far no bids.  I am sure that will change.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2001 5:07 PM
Jeff's avatar Well, if it were 18 months ago, I think things would be difference. I know this guy who sold popworld.com to a bunch of Brits for $100k. :) Where did it all go?!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2001 6:03 PM
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...
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Wednesday, October 31, 2001 1:04 PM
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.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2001 4:24 PM
I'd rather buy a Toyota Supra for $50,000 then a site domain. What a waste of money.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2001 5:14 PM
Seems like a lot of money for a name.  There are plenty of other great names someone could use for a coaster site, even though that seems the best, I don't think that it is worth 50,000 dollars.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2001 6:09 PM
$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.
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