If you’re thinking of starting a sushi bar, manufacturing airbags or opening a dance studio in the near future and need to secure a domain for a website, Archeo has a new marketplace that may fit your needs.
One thing — you’ll need tens of thousands of dollars in your wallet.
Domains are broken into categories like Automotive, Games and Sports, for example. Interested buyers must complete a form to request a price with a “domain consultant.” Minimum price ranges for “most premium domain names” is $30,000.
Marchex has morphed quite a bit in the past decade. Last year, Marchex’s board authorized a plan to split into two separate public companies, one operating under the name of Marchex and the other under the name of Archeo. The Marchex assets include the mobile and call advertising business, while Archeo consists of a domain name and advertising marketplace.
The company’s stock is up more than 100 percent in the past year, but it is down 34 percent in the past five years.