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Detour.com has quite the history, expires and closes at $65,006

Labeled as domains in Domain Industry News, started by equity78, Sep 20, 2020

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  1. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Detour.com was registered in 1994 and sold for $15,000 on Moniker in 2009. The domain name was then developed into a GPS based audio talks website. The company was self funded by Groupon founder and former CEO Andrew Mason. They described themselves as: Detour is a brand new way to experience the world. Gorgeous audio […]

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  2. NickB

    NickB Wales.org VIP

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    Really interested to see what happens with this, it is ripe for development - has a great backlink profile
     
  3. alcy

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    Next time we hear it sells itll be 6fig
     
  4. NickB

    NickB Wales.org VIP

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    Probably so......if it does not get developed then it could make the new owner some decent money from parking.......
     
  5. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yes a company like Bose should have never let the domain name expire after they acquired the business. But I think because they only wanted the tech, they did not even take the people, the domain name was forgotten about.
     
  6. NickB

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    It is crazy that they would let such a valuable asset drop - do you reckon it was intentional then? Or did someone maybe drop the ball?
     
  7. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I think just dropped the ball. They were focused on the tech. Mason who is a smart entrepreneur should have worked something out to retain the domain name after a transition period.
     
  8. Rick Ace

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    Judging by the changes that took place in usage, I guess you can say it took a detour to make a sale. ;)
     
  9. Daehler Ralph

    Daehler Ralph Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    This domain detour.com was already listed last year as expired and was renewed before transfer. I think this will happen again.
    Same examples were the domains bands.net, clubs.net, exotic.net, dive.net. This names were also renewed in the last minute. This year I have won the auction for band.net and lost before transfer. Last year I have won the auction for dive.net and clubs.net.
     
  10. Mytz.com

    Mytz.com Top 4L [email protected] IEIE.com CUTU.com NESU.com KKIK.com VIP Gold Account

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    Why are they selling this domain name?
     
  11. Daehler Ralph

    Daehler Ralph Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    No this domain was expired and listed on godaddy expiration auction this year and last year too.
     

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