It takes more than a good domain name.
Shoes.com, part of a company that also operates OnlineShoes.com and ShoeME.ca, has gone out of business. All three sites shut down today.
The Canadian firm acquired Shoes.com from Brown Shoe Co in 2014. It was more than just a domain name; it was an operating business.
A Business Vancouver article speculates that the company was facing pressure from Amazon and Walmart. Walmart bought ShoeBuy.com earlier this year.
The closure and likely liquidation means that the Shoes.com domain name might be available for purchase soon.