In my blog reading today I came across a post about recent domain name auctions in the .mobi top level domain. For those not familiar with this TLD, it was created in late September of 2006 to bring the mobile web to cell phones and other devices. I looked at getting winecast.mobi at the time but decided it wasn’t worth the effort.
Fast forward 15 months and wine.mobi sells at auction for $30,000. Not bad for a few moments of work and several months. It remains to be seen what will come of this domain but this sale was enough for me to buy my .mobi domain today. What I’ll do with it is another story.