Mike Berkens has wrote about it. Stephen Douglas has wrote about it. Combined, the number of comments for both stories has reached nearly 1,000. I even wrote about it this week in a story headlined: 3D.com delivers an amazing pitch for its domain name, after reading Stephen Douglas’ story and stumbling upon the changes to the 3D.com web site that had transformed from a parked page to a web site in recent months.
When it comes to 3D, there is definitely a trend taking off in 2010 with companies and individuals getting into the mix of things by developing 3D movies, computers, televisions, cameras, games and a slew of 3D-enabled products and technologies.
3D Domain Names
With domain names, it’s always a gamble especially if the name isn’t a category-killing name, but as 2010 sees an increase in 3D products, you can bet that most 3D domain names worth buying will be gone soon. As a matter of fact, if you do spend the time searching for names, you’ll notice that most 3D product domains weren’t registered in the last 12 months, they have been registered for years.
NoktaDomains owns nearly 1,000 domains with the keyword 3D, including 3Ddomains.com. Even YummyNames owns 3D domains with names like 3Danimations.net listed for sale for $3,277 and 3Dalbums.com listed reasonably at $677.
Mike Berkens owns only a handful of 3D domains among his portfolio of thousands at Most Wanted Domains, but names like 3Dflatscreens.com (which looks to have been registered in August) could be a windfall for the savvy domain investor. Stephen Douglas landed 3DSLRs.com (referring to single-lens reflex cameras) this past week as a hand-registration.
Earlier, Sony announced more than fifty 3D games including Killzone 3 a first person shooter (screenshot above), are in development for the PlayStation3 console. Industry competition for 3D gaming, as with 3D TV is also heating up.
I’ve gambled on a few ‘3D casual game’ names, putting myself back about $30 – with names like 3DMilitarygames.com and 3DArmygames. It’s a no-brainer with the best-selling video game of all time already enabled for 3D – Call of Duty: Black Ops.
But it’s worth the risk to wait and see all the 3D developments over the next year.