Originally Posted by WigWam
Would you buy a .me.uk if it had considerable traffic + decent revenue?
This may sound really odd but I've never bought any domain based on revenue, nor have i ever asked the question " what are the stats / revenues " before i make a purchase. I buy domains purely because i like them and see potential...
I've been offered some absolute killer keyword domains in various extensions which have been making £5k/£10k each month, yet because i dont like the domain extensions i dont buy them... call me mad but i think I'm just old school as i only like .com & .co.uk's / brandable names when spending big monies. It's hard enough to get the uk public to remember ".co.uk" over typing ".com" so i dont want to confuse them even more with .me.uk, .org.uk, .biz and so on... but that's just because i do a lot of offline advertising and would never in my life advertise a .me.uk or .org.uk when branding offline, yet online these extensions work wonders and rank beautifully which is why i still have some sitting around my portfolio.
When i see companies advertising there website on things like shop windows, vans, roundabouts etc... If it's not a .co.uk, .com, or a brandable type name like Date.me... I instantly think small fry / startup... It's probably because i appreciate a nice .co.uk or .com. Owning a nice .org.uk or .me.uk makes me feel inferier to the .co.uk and .com, yes they may rank well in google but even if i owned loans.org.uk and it was making good monies i still couldn't get excited about owning the name because I'm a domain snob, lol..
maybe i should have just said " NO " to the original question, lol, would have saved people reading my drivel :P
** Note to self **
Dont drink nearly two bottles of red wine, then go hunting for names to buy on the net, then go posting on a random thread on acorn
***Second note to self***
Why do kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
Ps, i have DomainNames.me.uk and hate it, lol