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don't tell me the arse hasn't fallen

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  1. julian United Kingdom

    julian Banned

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    out of this market - or maybe someone just got lucky?

    solid LLL's going for £200 on DL?

    2 year ago that would have been £400..

    4 year ago maybe £500/£600+


    so someone tell me its all going to be ok :D
     
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    Trends & Cycles.
    You must be young... are you?
     
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    Hard to know if it is part of a cycle or a continuing downward trend.
    Well if it is a trend then they will be around £100 in another 2 years.
     
  5. julian United Kingdom

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    the recession is supposed to be lasting another 10 years I heard today.. popcorn


     
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    I don't buy them myself. But, there seems to have quite a few 3 letter co.uk's come onto the market recently. Perhaps those 'investors' that buy them are getting a bit more picky regarding the letters before adding more to their portfolio
     
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    Maybe because so many are still held by domainers and portfolio holders unsold

    Wonder if the gold in them thar hills turned in to a lucky dip on Thunderball
     
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    Better sell me your names.

    Email me prices boyo!
     
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    Having seen the latest sales, I was tempted to create a similar topic :)

    LLL.com have tanked a bit in recent years too, but it's the reseller market that is depressed. These names are still selling for good amounts to end users.
    I don't know if the low sales observed in .co.uk are also D2D sales.
     
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    There was a thread on this a few months ago about the same thing. The lll prices have been set - or at least resale - by a number of parties dumping their holdings at firesale prices.

    Its artificially low imo. Everyones used to the prices. I still sell the odd one to end users for proper values.
     
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    LLL.co.uk are status domains and therefore they will not do well in a recession, so the people who put them up for auction may well get a dissapointing return. If the seller looks for and finds an end user with his LLL domain he will still get a £400 to £600 return.
     
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    LLL end user 400 quid?

    I will tell that to the two I know of sold in last 14 days for 4 figs :)

    The recession is odd, some doing very well during it.
     
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    Totally agree, I used to see them going £400 + all the time but now I see some which I think reseller could get £1000 and they go for £300 :eek:

    Wish I could snap some up :cool:
     
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    If you're referring to ufd_co_uk selling for £210.

    The "U" in it severely affects its value, IMO.

    Any LLL (excluding words) with j,k,q,u,v,x,y,z will not get the usual ~£500 wholesale interest.
     
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    Selling .co.uk to domainers is not a great idea. This proves it. End-users are the market.
     
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    Yes, can you imagine if you were holding rbs co-uk at the moment and decided to sell it. Alot has to do of course with the letters involved both for practical and historic reasons.
     
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    Not just LLL but the org.uk market seems severely depressed. I didn't like the extension from the offset so thankfully didn't get involved but am shocked by how little they go for these days.
     
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    Just think of all the recent LL .co.uk sales too. That was perfect timing to off load them, it'll be years if never for a lot of them to yield a return, depressed market or not!
     
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    Indeed -For sales there never was much leverage in .org.uk (unless your going to build it yourself) comes in with the mobi,me, mindset.

    Strange how the Gtld .Org has gained an authoritive persona though. probably because nobody really bothered in taking the "Product" generics in that extension seriously from the begining
     
  20. julian United Kingdom

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    Lets face it - there is no real end user market at the moment - its just an ever decreasing, perpetual loop fuelled by something like 'slightly poorer domainer letting domains go for better off domainer to pick up' - both parties might be getting the odd end user sale if lucky.

    Look back at AD sales history and your pretty average (QYI /co/uk etc) still went for £400/£500..

    Here's the strange thing and I'm sure someone can enlighten my ignoramus mentality here. Logically I would have expected the 'better off' domainers to be mopping up all the bargains but looking at the whois they rarely do - they're sitting back letting the same sort of domains they would have been buying go for relative peanuts (not just LLLs). Maybe that means they think itsa risk, maybe lost a bit of confidence - or just got too much stock :) This does not make sense to me because I still think the same opportunities exist in cyberspace - to me a domain is just a means to an end but perhaps the sizzle always did sell better than the sausage for some domainers?
     
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    Do you mean the auctions by Nominet or after auction sales?
    I'm interested to see what they continue to go for but may have missed some sales.

    I was surprised to see many of them sell for mid xxxx in the auctions. I think it was a bad time to sell by Nominet because of the economy (but possibly a good time with the new icann TLDs).

    I still have iu.co.uk that I picked up recently if anyone is interested.
     
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