In case you missed it, Prince William (second in line to the British throne) is to marry Kate Middleton, probably some time next year. If you did miss it, the chances are you also missed the opportunity to bag a domain name that ties in with the big day.
Domain speculators have gone Wills and Kate mad with literally hundreds of royal wedding related domains being registered through the 123-reg system within hours of the engagement announcement. There are the expected combinations of william, kate, wills, and katherine, lots of royal, lots of wedding and lots and lots of souvenir-related domains that have already been snapped up.
Estimates suggest a Royal Wedding next year could boost the British economy by over £600 million as well as giving a real boost to global morale. Wedding related trinkets, trivial ‘tat’ and t-towels are likely to play a big part in that. Back in the days of the marriage of William’s parents marriage in 1981, no home was complete without a china mug boasting the smiling Charles and Di. With the internet now in full-flow expect the availability and variety to be increased one thousand fold!
So having the perfect domain name to sell your Royal Wedding related wares or perhaps attract in some of the heavy traffic searching for “William and Kate”, etc could prove very profitable. If you missed out there are already plenty up for sale.
A quick trawl on ebay finds Williamswedding.com at a buy it now price of £5,000. While RoyalWeddinggift.com is being touted with a whopping US$ 1million buy it now price. Perhaps these 123-reg hosted domain alternatives royalweddinggift.co.uk and williamswedding2011.co.uk might also be for sale soon too?
Whether you are a fan of the monarchy or not, from a business point of view the royal wedding media machine is already in full flow, and for the savvy entrepreneur there is money to be made.
Have you registered a royal wedding related domain? What do you plan to use it for?