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  1. alexsimon

    alexsimon Active Member

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    For sale: RepublicOfKiribati.info
    Registrar: Whiz.in
    Expires in 2008

    A very rare item, considering that there are less than 200 recognized countries.
    .info suits very well geo domains, because they are easily developable.
    Country.info domains are reserved by ICANN, so this is a rare opportunity for you to own one (Repiblic Of Kiribati is the official long form of Kiribati).

    Kiribati's official language is English, so this is also the official name on a local level, as well as international level.

    More information about the Republic of Kiribati can be found here: Wikipedia or here CIA factbook

    BIN is only $99
    Prefer payment through Moneybookers, Paypal accepted

    - Alex
     
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    But why would anyone want to visit a site about Kiribati?

    I probably have more people on my msn than the population of Kiribati
     
  4. alexsimon

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    Usually I report any comments in a sales thread, as I consider them highly unprofessional.

    I will make an exception now, and will try to answer your question, and summarize up as much as possible all the pros and the cons of this domain. I do this because I received mixed reviews on this kind of domain.

    So what are the pros of this domain:
    - while the country population is not big (having slightly more than 100.000 persons), it is an important fact that the country attracts tourists. You can visit http://www.visit-kiribati.com for more information. A Kiribati travel website accompanying this domain may be a good deal.
    - There is no need to argue that there are not that much countries in the world. Also .info serves very well Geo domains. This is a certain plus.
    - the resolution 01.93 (adopted 10 September 2001), ICANN made a decision to reserve all country.info domains to the respective countries' governments: ( see decision here)
    So unless you are not the Government of Kiribati you cannot own kiribati.info, as it is a reserved domain
    - Republic Of Kiribati is not reserved (and can be purchased here), but it is the official name of the country (see links in my first post).
    - when someone makes a site, the domain name must inspire credibility. travel-in-kiribati.com does not inspire credibility. I think (and many fellow domainers I spoke with agree on this) the domain inspires credibility. It is easy to remember.
    - it is easy to develop, as I mentioned before, there can be a travel site, a news site (unlikely with Kiribati), or an informational portal. Content can be found everywhere and a site can be made easily.
    - I almost forgot to mention, Republic Of kiribati has a 204 Overture score. Also, 3985 overture results for Kiribati, 139 for Kiribati map, 128 for Hotel Kiribati, 50 for Kiribati vacation etc. (Note: These results are based on January 2007 Overture stats. I assume that they are higher now, since it is summer season)

    Cons:
    - even if it is official, it is a bit long. It is still memorable though.
    - The .info is the second choice after .com. The .com would be awesome. But Geo domains are proven to work excellent with .info.

    Some other things:
    Unfortunately I do not have any sales data of country.info domains because of that ICANN decision. But country.com were doing really well (Iran.com for $400.000, Malta.com for $250.000). Still we cannot compare .com to .info .

    SouthKorea.info and NorthKorea.info, though made it though the ICANN decision, and are now for sale on another forum, buyer wants $14.500 for each. If you are interested in that, PM me and I give you the link.

    If you want countries with more population, I also have for sale (though not for that cheap) other similar domains:
    RepublicOfIndonesia.info ( the 4th biggest country in the world with more than 200 million population) ... this should exceed you MSN contacts .... Indonesia also has 107.845 OVT results. Also have:
    KingdomOfNorway.info,
    RepublicOfIceland.info
    RepublicOfSlovenia.info

    and even a .com:
    StateOfNepal.com and StateOfNepal.info (though I won't sell it till the political situation there will clear up during the November elections and the new constitution will be voted, so that Nepal will not be anymore a Kingdom, but a State).

    Oh, and $99 is really not expensive. It is a bargain really. And next times do not comment in sales thread as it is unpolite and unprofessional (in my point of view).

    Best wishes for everybody,

    Alex

    PS: Sorry for any typos, but it is 6AM and I am in a hurry :)
     
  5. domainpredator

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    great

    Sorry Alex to add a comment and not an offer, you said it's highly unprofessional and I agree with you on that.
    But I can not resist to tell you how convincing was your answer. I liked it very much, you definitely have a lot of talent. I'm not into this type of domains, otherwise I would have bought it right now.
    thanks
    David
     
  6. alexsimon

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    Thank you, domainpredator.

    I have to mention that I am also looking for domain trades. I am particulary interested in LLLL.com 's and LLL.in 's.

    Alex
     
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    where the f*** is that?
     
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