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  1. charlie

    charlie Well-Known Member

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    Is this the normal post christmas new demand for names? i see there are 3 posts now in the wanted section all with big budgets for the right names.

    What you'll also notice is they're all looking for single word generics - which kind of indicates the money is there but only for the very small top level of domains. I understand their value but is the demand so small that there is not a market for two word domains that are either a products or a services?

    thoughts?
     
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    Cash healthy individuals looking to clean up on those that have overspent at Christmas hmmm I wonder
     
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    FC Domains Well-Known Member

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    Don't get too excited. I don't see any 'thanks for the sale' posts.
     
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    yup, lots of people with imaginary cash around.

    Not saying the posters currently are, but it has been known to try and make people seem bigger / more reliable than they really are.

    Cheers
    rob.
     
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    Either that, or unrealistic expectations. 5K will buy something quite nice, but it's not going to score you a top 100 level domain...
     
  7. charlie

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    it would interesting to see a top 100 domains list - might open up the market a bit, then again it will shut it down for others.

    Anyway interesting to think about this concept i'm sure this top100 like ferns count down in bbc is subject to monthly changes - the top spot can never be held by one domain and i'm sure new tech and pop culture would lead to variations in the results.

    I would say that £5k would get you a good domain - perhaps its the private sales that actually hide the .co.uk activity. i know simply sold for top dollar (i mean pound) but how many other .co.uk streach the £5k barrier on a good day i rekon £5k will get you in close to 50 than 100? but its all relative - if you can find that buyer then you'll get it - in fact i think its more important that they can find you - this is where sedo (and competition) is doing well being a one spot to find all available domains. i mean if the buyer is thinking about it then finding their desired solution is paramount - if you approach them then they'll always be on the defense and non negoiatable on price

    hey but what do i know - i'm not in that market!
    (and i'm drinking)
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Actually, I think you'll find a ton of "private" sales are higher, not lower. It's generally larger companies that require NDAs etc. preventing disclosure.
     
  9. charlie

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    totally agree but its the ambiguity that means your 1700 domains aint worth million. if big companies were seen to spend we'd perhaps see more distinct values.

    remember there are always bigger fish
     
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    Rob ...I think the reverse is also true, everyones portfolio is worth millions, and when you make an offer on a domain, they already turned down previous offers for twice that amount!

    Canuck

    PS ... watch for my "domains wanted" post soon...
     
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    I don't know why companies wouldn't want to disclose the cost of a domain purchase. If you spent say 100k on a top quality domain the free publicity may outweigh this on it's own?? (when you look at the amounts some companies spend on advertising!).
     
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