Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 21, 2012
With only 6 months to go before the 2012 presidential election, candidates, organizations and investors hoping to capture the public’s attention are buying up political-flavored domain names while established media companies are enjoying increased advertising revenue to their political websites. The upcoming sale of Ballot.com is catching a lot of attention due to these and additional factors.
Political candidates also are now raising literally tens of millions of dollars using the Internet alone. In addition, sales of websites, domains and related businesses have generated millions of dollars as investors snap up inventory.
According to the Berkeley Daily Planet, $8 billion dollars will likely be spent on the 2012 Election Cycle. “That compares with $3 billion in the 2010 election – a record for a mid-term election – and $5.3 billion in 2008.”
Politics online is becoming very big business.
According to recent reports, Republican candidates like Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul have spent a significant amount money on domain names and online media buys in the last few months, as has President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Some have even raised millions of dollars on the web from their avid supporters – in a single day’s time. The Internet is now booming when it comes to the business of Politics.
Just in time for the 2012 campaign season, Ballot.com is up for sale at Flippa.com - the world’s #1 marketplace for buying and selling web sites.
"Premium single-word domain names have always been big business, and Flippa's seeing more and more of these very large sales. We're honored to be hosting the auction for Ballot.com, which is obviously a top drawer piece of online real estate. It could be a great buy for investors or for entrepreneurs with a smart plan," said Flippa CEO Dave Slutzkin.
Industry monitor DNJournal.com qualifies one-word dot-com domain names as the oceanfront real estate of the Internet, being quite valuable and rare.
Single-word domain names are a hot commodity and investment opportunity for businesses, entrepreneurs and celebrities, with many of them snapped up in the 1990s. Recently, Social.com was sold for over $2.5 million. One Canadian band is hoping to strike it rich by selling their domain, TeaParty.com, with some estimates of its value running as high as $1 million.
With such a descriptive name, Ballot.com would be ideal for an investor, major media company, political candidate, or even a market research company. With the word “ballot” trending in Google’s search statistics, this domain name also has large advertising potential.
Major Political Publishing Powerhouse HuffingtonPost.com proved its worth when it recently sold to AOL for $300 million US Dollars.
According to the domain’s current owner, "Ballot.com provides boundless opportunities for state, local, national governments or candidates, market research companies, and investors who love premium virtual real estate.”
The auction for Ballot.com is “live” now and open for bidding. It is 14 days long and set to end soon, on May 31st, 2012. Go here for more details now: Ballot.com Exclusive Online Auction