From Schuyler Velasco’s article, Qwikster, Teaparty.com are hot properties online. How much would they sell for?:
The political tea party already owns teaparty.net, teaparty.org, and teapartypatriots.org, among others. But according to Mr. Shamos, teaparty.com is far more essential.
“It has extraordinary value, in terms of e-commerce,” he says. “People want to put dotcom after everything, because it’s the most commonly known. If I tell you about the Tea Party, you’re going to look up teaparty.com first.”
(http://www.csmonitor.com/, September 21, 2011)
Here is an excerpt from Joshua Green’s article, Teaparty.com Could Make a Rock Band Rich:
Teaparty.com is probably approaching its maximum value. The good news for the band is that there is no shortage of potential suitors: the Republican Presidential candidates; conservative political action committees; a wealthy Tea Party backer (the Koch brothers, perhaps?); a mischievous Democratic group. “The timing of this sale couldn’t be more brilliant,” says Stephen K. Bannon, the former Goldman Sachs (GS) investment banker who directed a trilogy of films about the Tea Party (including this summer’s Sarah Palin biopic) and is considering acquiring teaparty.com. “It could cause a lot of trouble if it fell into the wrong hands.” And that’s just in the world of politics. “If you had guts and worked in the marketing department at Lipton Tea (UN),” Adelman suggests, “you could take advantage of the interest to drive a huge marketing campaign.”
(http://www.businessweek.com/, September 15, 2011.)