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  1. retired_member16

    retired_member16 Banned

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    Any thoughts on iow / co / uk ?

    I was thinking of create an Isle of Wight portal along the lines of isleofwight.com - taking commision from accomodation / ferrys / tourist related Affiliates.

    Would benefit from some nice subdomains too;

    ferries.iow
    hotels.iow
    restaurants.iow

    Any ideas for a price as it stands now as just the domain?
     
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  3. mat United Kingdom

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    If done properly that is a very good idea.

    I can see it being worth so much more if you develop it in that way.
     
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    This name should have dropped months ago?

    TurNIC
     
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    21 december 2007 according to my list
     
  6. paulleahy United Kingdom

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    Hi Redbird

    Did you try to buy Push-to-Talk.co.uk last week
     
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    Seeing as some of it's Prenom history is reflected in the whois, i presume it was the subject of a protracted transfer process from Marshall Cavendish Ltd, and that Nominet allowed some extra time for this to complete!
     
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    No I let it drop not sure it is ever going to take off in UK, still own p2t.co.uk though.

    What makes you think I did?

    PM might be better than hijacking firestars thread though.

    Dave


    Dave
     
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    Any other thoughts before I put this to bed?
     
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    I often wonder if they're satellites in the sky or passing alien ships.
     
  11. Ellis United Kingdom

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    oops..................................
     
  12. SF

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    Is this name for sale? please pm me a price
     
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    I guess that everything has a price, I would always listen to offers.

    That said, I am busy planning a site around the name, especially as the Island had 2.7m visitors in 99
     
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    A non-money making idea for the site - links to listen again, and the live feed for the local radio stations

    BBC - Hampshire - BBC Radio Solent - Radio Solent
    Isle of Wight Radio

    People might not realise they can get connection to being on holiday from anywhere with an internet connection - and come to your site to follow the link regularly?
     
  15. julian United Kingdom

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    2k tops as is.

    trying to build a decent isle of wight site around the letters iow will be hard, try and turn ldn .co.uk into a london site already sites up and running with advertisers.

    its no different from starting from scratch with isle-of-wight.org.uk etc buf if you manage to get a few people on for £10 a pop good stuff, would have to be lots to ad real value to the name.

    im not fond of applying massive price tags to names based on future speculation :mrgreen:
     
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    If you go there you will find its more commonly reffered to as IOW ie all the road signs, tourist info, even the piggies have IOW police on their cars ;)

    Where as I live in London and have never seen anything with LDN on it ;)
     
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    Mr Bean's annual holiday destination? :D

    Rgds
     
  18. aquanuke

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    Where else would Mr bean go to, apart from that dodgy film but I won that so it was free ;)
     
  19. jimmc United Kingdom

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    Build the site - or tie in with a design partner who knows the subject matter and do a profit split. Could be a great e-commerce site...
     
  20. retired_member16

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    I'll take it as far as I can or until I get board and then pass it on.

    I want to finish it off before Jan 2009 to hit next year running.
     
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    I don't disagree that it will make a great IOW site becuase it will its a great name for an isle of wight guide. What im saying is to really add value you need paying clients, and getting Decent number of paying clients means having good serps & traffic etc. Because of the (established) competion this might be hard work. Theres a lot of people who want a slice of the tourisim/travel cake, but if you are in it for the long term go for it.

     
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