The exceptional domain name Note.com is being brokered by Domain Advisors.
Like Amazon or Google, the word Note could conceivably become an instantly strong brand for almost anything.
You can probably think of hundreds of applications for Note as the Note we know. I for one, find myself sending myself notes by e and voice mail when I think of things and just have a mobile device. There are meetings you'd like to take notes and back them up. There are audio notes. There are occasions and attractions of note.
There are dozens of contenders for Note.com easily at six figures plus. Several are multi-billion global brands who are already in market using Note as the brand name for their products.
But there is only one prospect for Note.com who could turn it into a billion dollar revenue stream virtually overnight: Apple.
It's because while Apple is thought to own an entire industry, unbelievably it has overlooked one of its most profitable pieces.
It's like people coming to you to buy cigarettes but you don't carry lighters.
To make this real all Apple has to do is acquire an existing business and rebrand it Note as an App. Their product is a best-kept secret currently discovered by about five million prospects. It is one of the few things in print that requires paper copies.
Within Apple, it would exposed to a billion prospects day one. It would become part of their op system therefore every Apple desktop will have it on the next update.
Best of all this is one of those rare domains that can be expressed in a small graphic, a symbol that is already strong in the hearts and minds of people. A symbol that transcends borders, culture and language. Ironically, by acquiring the domain and hence the brand equity of its symbol, the icon also personifies one of Apple's biggest attractions.
Of course I am being cryptic and vague. Giving away the details or the idea would undermine my chances of selling my insights to Apple. Operators are standing by.
As it was explained in the Caymans, "it's my butter for their bread."
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btw, to behold the power of Apple's customer base and interface take "note" of these facts from LaunchDFW
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