Pirrone, who hand-registered CigarOfTheMonthClub.com in November 1997, is no neophyte when it comes to domain investing…he sold WineDirect.com for $25k and ClubVacation.com for $20k to Carlson Marketing Group. Other premium domain names for sale in Pirrone’s portfolio include:
Pirrone also hand-registered TVads.com in 1998, BetterEnergy.com and DietRite.com, which he “had to surrender because of the trademark.”
When asked if CigarOfTheMonthClub.com was ever developed prior to its sale Pirrone said “we built a site a few years ago but never did SEO or marketing for it…we did a joint venture with a fulfillment house in Chicago, but the tracking mechanism was weak and there was no way that we were able to monitor the sales.”
MonthlyClubs.com, a family-owned business for over 20 years, paid $8,500 for CigarOfTheMonthClub.com, which Estibot appraises at $8,700 and interestingly the .net, .info and .biz extensions are all available now for less than $10 each (see below)
Founded in 1994, MonthlyClubs.com offers monthly gift clubs for Beer, Wine, Cheese, Cigars, Chocolate & Flowers.
According to MonthlyClub.com’s President & Founder Kris Calef, The Premium Cigar of the Month Club’s nine-member panel of professional tobacconists takes it job seriously. Collectively, they spend nearly half a year in Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
We reached out to Kris with some questions on this domain acquisition but have not heard back as of this publishing.
To your domaining success,