Recently, Jésus Alonso made an important argument at Iniciador regarding the use of premium .com domains for web projects because of the potential branding implications and the ease of remembering the name for users. Antonio Andujar, who just bought Teatros.com, was also at this talk and surely has taken a good look on how Jesus Alonso is developing his Restaurantes.com project.
These are not the only premium domains that are being used or soon going to be used as brands for new projects. For example, look at the purchase of Bodas.com by Amado Martin or the launch of Coches.com, and others will surely soon follow. It seems that prices of some of these domains are starting to drop and the domain owners that were parking before are seeing that they can achieve better profitability by actually building something out of them.
Now seems to be a good time to look for premium domains at prices that were unlikely to be realized by entrepreneurs before. You can even find bargains like Mundiales.com that was bought for a little more than $5,000. But how do we find out about these types of bargains? It seems that the professionals in this sector will find such opportunities more easily but for people like myself, with little experience, resources like Sedo or Demene are useful to look for such opportunies.