Wayzata’s Geo-Domain

Wayzata’s Brand, online and on your device.

Dan and Elisha Gustafson have been active in the Wayzata community since 1999. It was at that time that Dan became aware that Wayzata.com was available for sale by having contacted the previous owner. Since then, Dan & Elisha have spent countless hours in the promotion of the Wayzata community.

What makes Wayzata.com so special? Wayzata.com is a Geo-Domain–the name of a place dot com. It is instantly recognizable, is intuitive to users, easy to remember, and easy to communicate via other mediums like the spoken word, radio, print, billboards, email, social media, on your device, etc… The term Geo-Domain refers to domain names that are the same as those of geographic entities, such as cities and countries. “Dot com” Geo-Domains represent the pinnacle of World Wide Branding for the communities they serve.

Geo-domains tend to provide a virtual representation of the locations they serve: for example, Hawaii.com is heavily tourism focused, while Syracuse.com and Madison.com have more local content. These types of Domains are typically operated either by news providers or as tourism portals in both the private and the public sector.

Examples of news providers utilizing Geo-Domains include:
CapeCod.com is operated by Cape Cod Broadcasting.
Boston.com is operated by the Boston Globe.
Omaha.com is operated by the Omaha World Herald.
Miami.com is operated by the Miami Herald.
Kentucky.com is operated by the Lexington Herald Leader.
Examples of Geo-Domains in Tourism applications include:
DoorCounty.com – Door County Visitor Bureau.
WisconsinDells.com – Private company.
Duluth.com– Private Company.
Nisswa.com – Nisswa Chamber of Commerce.
Brainerd.com – Private company.
DetroitLakes.com – Private company.
GrandMarais.com – Cook County Visitors Bureau
LasVegas.com – Las Vegas Visitor and Convention Authority.
SanDiego.com – Private company.
Nashville.com – Private company.
PalmSprings.com – Private company.
Collectively, geographic domain names are estimated to represent approximately over 500 million dollars a year in gross hotel bookings alone. Wikipedia
More information on Geo-Domains:
Developing the Ultimate Geo-domain for the Rich and Famous With Toby Hardy
From Brandable to Exact-Match Geo Domain With John Colascione