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Top 10 Domain Names Owned by George Kirikos

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    The name George Kirikos (@GeorgeK) may be familiar to you if you follow domain name news since George regularly uncovers previously unreported domain sales such as the $2.1 million Vivo.com sale. Aside from George’s regular contributions to the domain industry, he also owns a portfolio consisting of many high-quality domain names. In this article, we profile ten of our favourite domain names from George’s portfolio.

    Please note that this is entirely subjective.


    511.com

    Just one of several three-number .COM domains that George owns is 511.com. Since September 2015, the price of three-number .COM’s have risen sharply to the point where this type of domain will routinely sell for high six figures. The number 511 is highly desirable in China from an investment point of view, thanks to the repeating “1”, which is primarily why we have decided to include this numeric .COM in our list.


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    Bulk.com

    The first of many highly desirable one-word .COM’s is bulk.com. The phenomenon of bulk-buying to reduce overall costs is something that has been around for many years and is a business model that has been successful for many companies. The word can be applied to almost any industry, as is evident by the Google search results for the term “bulk”. The generic nature of this type of domain name can sometimes detract from the value, but not in this case.


    Depot.com

    Another incredible one-word .COM from George’s portfolio is Depot.com. Depot is a word that is used heavily by many familiar brands such as Home Depot and Office Depot and is a term synonymous with storage and warehousing. The name is being used to host an Amazon affiliate store to cater to the needs of the thousands of people who navigate to the website every month.


    HT.com

    With just 676 two-letter .COM domain names in existence, it’s the dream of many investors to own just one of these names. George is fortunate to own several two-letter .COM’s, which were regularly trading for seven-figure fees in late 2015. HT.com is a coveted domain in both the West and China with one possible Chinese meaning for “HT” being 合同 (hé tong), which means “business contract” in English.


    Leap.com

    Aside from owning and operating an extremely valuable domain portfolio, George Kirikos is the president of Leap of Faith Financial Services Inc. Details about this company can be found by navigating to leap.com, which in its own right is a prized asset. The short, memorable, positive domain name has likely had interest from many companies over the years, considering a number of companies in LinkedIn and Crunchbase that are using the name “Leap”.


    NW.com

    The second two-letter .COM on our list is NW.com. It is possibly one of my favourite two-letter domain names for several reasons. Firstly, from a Chinese investment point of view, it scores extra points for ending in a “W”, something that typically adds extra value to a short domain. Secondly, it’s a memorable Western acronym for words and phrases such as Northwest, Network or No Way. It has a myriad of uses.


    Pal.com

    There are very few positive, pronounceable three-letter .COM domain names, but this is possibly one of the best. Pal is synonymous with intimacy, friendship and comradeship, and would have plenty of suitors should George ever want to sell the name. The domain currently redirects to Leap.com.


    School.com

    Possibly the best education-related domain name that you could own is School.com. Currently housing an alpha version of a forthcoming website, School.com has a global Alexa ranking of just over half a million. The emerging demand for MOOCs (massively open online courses) along with the popularity of websites like Udacity and Coursera should result in an increased value being placed on the School.com domain name.


    Options.com

    In the world of financial investment, options are contracts giving a buyer the right to buy or sell stocks, bonds or other assets on a specific date. Stock options have become increasingly popular since their introduction in the 1970s, with options trading now very much a popular activity among many investors. Financial domain names have been highly prized possessions with six and seven figure price tags often attached, according to NameBio.


    Math.com

    Another valuable education domain name is Math.com. With the popularity of Khan Academy and other online math courses, Math.com has great value as a domain by itself. Further to the domain name is the website that’s hosted there, which many math related tools, quizzes and games. Math.com has a US Alexa ranking of just under five thousand.


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    Data used in this article is courtesy of DomainIQ.
     
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  6. jstenn13

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    some amazing names there!
     
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    And George's company has many more than this according to DomainIQ! It was difficult to just limit this to 10 :)
     
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    Where is a time machine when you need one? :) Awesome domains here.
     
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    wow!

    Maybe he should be named Domain King? ))
     
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    I'm sure. My goal is to grow my portfolio so someday you'll make a post like this about me :xf.grin:
     
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    Years from now we will be commenting on how 4l domains went from 20 to 30 bucks to 200 when they first got gobled up back down to 40 to 50 up to 400 down to 200 now and eventually 5000 the past in the future is now .when all these BS extensions are tumbleweed the dot com will always prevail .
     
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    Very impressive names.
     
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    I did register DomainPrince.com many moons ago (as a joke). If Rick Schwartz ever has a son, it may turn into vanity gold! (y)
     
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    I think what most of us do wrong is invest in domains worh a few hundred dollars .that we bought for reg fee to 40 bucks .thing is anything you end up selling just makes tje revolving door keep going around .from feast to famine.a domain worth 5 million and a domain worth 5 bucks both cost 8 bucks to renew. GET LEAN
     
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    Hey george i think that would probably be the name of ricks dog. So if hes reading this you will probably be sued LOL..
     
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    Actually now that we've seen this list i'd like to borrow a few bucks George. You can just PM me.
     
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    p.s. With the exception perhaps of the Castello bros. i'm not sure there's a portfolio out there that comes close to this re quality
     
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    It must be a refreshing thing to open your dashboard and look at theseshort and sweet domains :)
     
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    He might adopt you to keep the royal titles in the family ))))

    I have BlackPrince.com, so maybe I join the royal family too ))

    On a serious note, is their a portfolio page for your names? I have different favorite, by the way, that I had emailed you for a quote ))
     
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    this is better than sex
     
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    I have heard your names so many times in the last decade but never looked at your names. Impressive.
     
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    No, I don't have such a page.
     
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    It is fitting for a guy that has million dollar domains to own Math.com :)
    Awesome!
     
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    Snakeoil.tumbleweeds, XYZ.tumbleweeds
     
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    Ohh Scott Days' DigiMedia portfolio is one to dream for.
     
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    I really want to have Amish.com :)
     
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