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Need help with 2 specific domains please

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  1. WineLoverLondon United Kingdom

    WineLoverLondon Active Member

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    I own the domains:

    1) Raj.co.uk
    2) George1.co.uk

    (as well as uk rights)

    For some reason I was looking at how much people pay for DVLA Personalised number plates and it made me realise that perhaps to the right buyer the above 2 domains could be worth quite a bit....

    For obvious reasons I wouldn't want to sell these for trade prices, but could someone perhaps help point me in the right direction? Or better still broker them for me?

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  3. ian

    ian Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Not quite sure what you are asking here, but tying them to personalised registrations will be almost impossible. raj.co.uk may sell for high 3 figures, low 4 figures end user, but to another investor, you'd be lucky to get £200 with those characters (the "J" being the problem letter).

    As for george1, I doubt you'll get your registration fee back, it has no value. Sorry.
     
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    Lovekraft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I don't really see the relationship between personalised number plates and domain names, in that what might be deemed valuable as a personalised plate doesn't really translate to that term being valuable in domain name form. I therfore don't really see any value in George1.co.uk either.

    Raj.co.uk has literally thousands of potential end users, the issue though is that the majority of them are restaurants / takeaways who won't be looking to spend big money on a domain / website. It's still a nice 3 char though and could be worth up to mid £x,xxx on a good day.
     
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    I agree with the 2 comments you have already had. Values of private registrations just don't translate over to domains, George1 is worth nothing in the domain world whereas I know it has good value in the private plates market.
     
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    raj is a very good domain. You'd probably do best Just by letting the market in general and 'end-users' know it's available to purchase. It was certainly a good Pick-up in Feb, Well done. Not sure why you think you may have the Rights to the .UK on that one though (seems that was picked-up a day later) after the drop.(unless you are the 'Registrant' on that one also)

    george1.co.uk - not really worth a dime
     
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    ian Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    He didn't, Jeff caught the .co.uk, the .uk was caught by Matt. The OP bought it in March for what I'd suggest was a very high price for DL.
     
  8. Bailey United Kingdom

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    Thanks for the Correction Ian. I do think 'raj.' as a domain is more likely to be Kudos ownership purchase rather than a business use Purchase. Plenty of Wealthy Indian brothers out there
     
  9. WineLoverLondon United Kingdom

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    Gutted on the George - first off thanks for the advice....For a second there I couldn't even believe it was available *dancing for joy* - but of course the beauty of this forum.....*comes crashing back down to earth* - is the good and collective advice.

    Not really sure why I thought I had the .uk - went - had bought it from DL - and it clearly said the .uk wasn't included..#woops

    so anyway - will of course try and get rid of it - but won't make that same silly mistake again...Easier to find a rich guy called Raj (first name or surname could be Raj in this instance) - that it is to find a guy called George the 1st :)
     
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    In response to clearly my misplaced connection of plates and domains - was this: I don't own a personalised plate - in fact I think people that do are a bit weird. And they pay through their noses to make sure their car stands out from the crowd with a nice short number plate

    By chance I came across a site where Raj 20 is being sold for £25K at the moment - and so for nothing other than a possible lead - it did cross my mind that someone who may own Raj 1-19 may also want to be more flashy by also having the email address (which is all they would care about) - than not...

    Hence using that logic on george 1 - I figured if I knew the owner's details I could offer it...But not for a second was I comparing the prices between the 2 markets - just using the plates as a possible lead generation idea. ?//
     
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    There is no correlation between the two, plus you couldn't have GEORGE1 as a personalised registration plate.
     
  12. PoshTiger United Kingdom

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    Agree with most here - george1 is worth nothing and raj.co.uk is still worth the £600 you paid for it a while ago.

    Most members here monitor domainlore and I was watching it until around £320 then stopped as I thought it was too high for a trade buy - a vanity purchase for someone but I wouldn't get your hopes up.
     
  13. mat United Kingdom

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    It depends really. I got a good deal on my short plate which I never plan on selling. But if I did need to sell it tomorrow I know it is worth at least double what I paid for it.

    Many carefully bought plates are assets just sitting on a car that can be cashed in further down the line as a good investment.
     

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