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Hotel-Reservation.com $209,916

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  1. retired_member30

    retired_member30 Retired Member

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    DNJournal.com have just reported the highest ever value hyphenated domain sale. Hotel-Reservation.com sold thro' Sedo for $209,916
     
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  3. RampageJackson

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    Wow, someone just wasted an absolute fortune. I wouldn't have paid 10% of that price for that domain.
     
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    They obviously wanted it more than you would have done. That's how prices are established.
     
  5. RampageJackson

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    I realise that. I just think they were ill informed to pay that for a hyphenated domain, which would seem to be true since that is the record breaking sale and its not a particularly good term (hotel reservation) in comparison to others.
     
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    finding the right end user

    Yes, I do take your point.
     
  7. FutureDomain

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    hope

    There's hope for me yet, lol
     
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    Bet the clients who own the non hyphenated domain must be rubbing their hands ready for the miss types
     
  9. HariSeldon

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    Or maybe the buyer knows more about the hotel reservation industry than you do and and is confident they'll get a good ROI that fits their business model?
     
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    Quite agree.

    Surely we should be applauding sales like that, rather than being critical?

    Horse-Racing.co.uk anyone?
     
  11. dashu1 United Kingdom

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    It's perhaps the same people who own the unhyphenated version.

    If you look at another example: holiday-rentals.co.uk (& that is the domain they host their site on), they also own holidayrentals.co.uk & holiday-rentals.com

    I guess it works for them?
     
  12. RampageJackson

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    Why not be critical of something? Its a forum, for discussion. I think the price was a poor one, so I commented on it. I don't see the problem there.


    Clearly they know more about hotel reservations than me, but I would suggest any business model that will succeed with the domain hotel-reservations.com would have succeeded with a different, better, cheaper domain also.



    Perhaps it is the same company - in that case it was a bad move to wait till their non hyphenated site was successful before they tried to buy the hyphen, and got held to ransom.

    I own a bunch of hyphen domains, but only to protect against this type of thing. None of my real sites have hyphens in them. I wouldn't build a real business around a domain unless I owned all the versions of it that would be likely to be used against me in the future.
     
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