Sedo GreatDomains is reporting the sale of Idol.com for 120,000 Euro (which converts to about $155,000 USD). Earlier this year, Idol.com along with other killer domain names like Strawberries.com and Mad.com went up for auction at Adam Strong’s Domain Madness 2 auction, but the name failed to get a buyer.
American Idol season 9 which aired its Finale in May, helped send plenty of type-in traffic to the domain name Idol.com. Each season the show sends thousands of visitors to Idol.com, which at the time of this story sits on a parked page with ads – including American Idol ads paid for by advertisers with video recap sites and tickets for sale.
American Idol Season 10 auditions started this past week across the U.S.
Past “Idol” Domain Sales
Idol.com isn’t the first Idol keyword to sell.
According to NameBio, Idols.com sold for $19,000 in 2007 via Moniker. Even typos of AmericanIdol.com have sold in the hundreds – Aericanidol.com and Amerciaanidol.com fetched under $500 a piece through Sedo in March 2007. Neither misspelling receives any significant traffic, according to Compete.