Sneak Peek into the Tucows, Inc. Domain Portfolio

By on February 20, 2008

DomainNameWire tipped me off to this press release from Tucows, Inc. entitled “Tucows Reveals Key Domain Name Portfolio Assets.” Most likely announced to drum up interest with stock investors.

Tucows (AMEX:TCX) is a longstanding ICANN accredited domain registrar, web hosting and Internet Service Provider, and maintains one of the most popular software download websites. The company holds a domain name portfolio of over 150,000 domain names that are available for sale.

Peek Inside Their Portfolio

Over 1,000 “Gems” (Sample 100 included below)
39,000 Surnames, 65 percent of North American last names.
22,000 Brandable names
88,000 Direct Navigation names. (Monetized with Pay-per-click)

Actresses.com
Aerodynamic.com
Alligators.com
Amnesty.com
Anger.com
AnimalTrainers.com
Artillery.com
AutoRacers.com
Backs.com
Ballads.com
BasketballPlayers.com
Beagles.com
BigSisters.com
BikeRiders.com
Biologist.com
Blessing.com
Breeding.com
Brontosaur.com
Bulldozer.com
Burmese.com
Canaries.com
Cardiologists.com
Cartoonists.com
ChorusLine.com
Codeine.com
Congressman.com
Corked.com
Desperados.com
DietFood.com
Dietician.com
Divorced.com
DogBreeders.com
DreamLover.com
Drummers.com
EndlessLove.com
EnglishTeachers.com
EquipmentStorage.com
ExoticCat.com
Geologists.com
GraphicArtists.com
GreatDanes.com
Gynecologists.com
Honourable.com
Humble.com
IceSkaters.com
Interviewer.com
JehovahsWitnesses.com
Jewellers.com
Labradors.com
Lemons.com
Leopards.com
Liberals.com
Listener.com
LonelyHearts.com
Lutheran.com
MailDelivery.com
Mammal.com
Masseuse.com
Minis.com
Moonlighting.com
MorningShow.com
MyGarage.com
Narcotics.com
Naturalists.com
NewsReporter.com
Ouzo.com
Parakeets.com
Paramedics.com
PawnShops.com
Penicillin.com
Perfumer.com
Pianists.com
PoliceOfficer.com
Pomeranian.com
ProjectManagers.com
PunchLines.com
Puppysitters.com
Relics.com
Retrievers.com
Rockclimbers.com
Satanic.com
SiameseCat.com
Skateboarders.com
Sleuth.com
Sobriety.com
SoftwareDesigners.com
Stylist.com
TennisPlayers.com
TheBeaches.com
TheCaribbean.com
TheCompany.com
TheHotel.com
TheOpera.com
ThePostoffice.com
TheUnitedStates.com
Tool.com
Umpires.com
Veggies.com
Weasels.com
Wrestlers.com

The Tucows portfolio team strategically sells some of its names via live and silent auction, some are bundled and sold individually to interested parties, and some are leased to businesses on a multi-year term.

Real Gems or Cheap Imitations?

Some may find the claim that these domains are “premium” or “gems” to be false. In my opinion they have excellent development and branding potential. Many could be used to compliment existing companies and organizations. The age of these domains (majority registered prior 2000) plays a factor in increased value as well.

This announcement by Tucows may be intended to drum up interest for potential investors. I would have to agree that the current (AMEX: TCX) stock price of $.68 per share does not reflect the value of their domain portfolio.

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Mark is the Founder of DotSauce Magazine and a full time web developer, domain investor, SEO and online marketing professional residing in North Carolina, USA. Visit MarkFulton.com for information on freelance website development, SEO and consultation services.