Call me crazy but I really like seasonal domain names. They fall out of favor when they are not in season but come roaring back when their season comes around. This year is no exception as many of the top performers for November and December are related to the winter and winter holiday season.
Included in the Epik top-100 product portals we have the following Christmas names:
Some of these sites are relatively new yet already monetizing nicely. For 2010, we are only monetizing via affiliate but for 2011 will be looking at eCommerce as the margins on these products are insanely high if you are importing these goods.
Also in the top 100, we see a lot of winter apparel, for example:
Any day now I expect to see a spike in jewelry-related sites as guys take care of last minute shopping. However, some early winners are appearing:
You can find these and more at stores.epik.com. To note, the November revenue cycle is paid out on December 20, and December is paid out on January 20. If someone buys these sites before December 16, the new owner gets the November and December 2010 revenues paid to them. Buyers can settle with cash, EpikBucks or interest-free financing.
And now for your holiday entertainment
On the weekend, I was taking care of some holiday errands. After hearing Taylor Swift’s holiday CD for the Nth time, I could take it no longer and switched to the radio. On comes the Adam Sandler holiday classic — The Chanukah song. Still hilarious. If you have never seen the live version, it is a classic: