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Discussion in 'Drop catching Domain Names' started by profrec, Jul 22, 2006.

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  1. profrec

    profrec Active Member

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    What do Nokta do with all the names they catch? I can't see any for sale anywhere:confused:

    Has anyone dealt with them before?
     
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    it would be interesting to hear their thoughts on domains but i'm afriad they might be one of the 'untouchables' :)
     
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    "Nobody's fireproof" :)
     
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    they are on sedo

    I can tell you...I have bought a few good generic words from them recently...off sedo

    Not cheap...£2k plus

    Lee
     
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    i had no doubts they were expensive but always had the impression that they were in it for the long term investments - do you know if all their domains are parked at sedo?
     
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    dont know

    dont know if they are all parked at sedo...on the law of averages given I have bought a few out of a handful or two then you must say alot

    Lee
     
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    Only problem with registering large volumes of domains for long term investment is that every 2 years you are having to renew them, so year by year costs escalate. OK if you can sell enough to cover the cost of renewing the others.

    Notice Nokta have recently let quite a few generic type names expire, not sure if this was deliberate or they have so many they've missed a couple, would seem odd to let domains expire which may have some value only to register some more obscure type names.

    I recently caught flooded.co.uk which I think was previously registered with Nokta, would be decent name for any company involved in manufacturer or supply of flood defence equipment.
     
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    grandin Well-Known Member

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    don't know

    If they have as many as they say they have ie. 50000 generic names then maybe they have an automatic criteria check ie.

    If traffic does not exceed costs for 4yrs and noone bids on it from the sedo listing then drop it

    Lee
     
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    The article is a few years old and the 50k referred to .com's. They must be approaching a similar level of co.uk's, possibly have the largest holding of any single entity.

    There must be a significant amount of automation managing so many domains.
     
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    grandin Well-Known Member

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    whats the business model?

    what is the business model? do they buy off existing owners or do they purely take up expiring domains quicker than other domainers?

    Lee
     
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    Why don't you just see what they do here: www.nokta.com

    Seems to me just to be a self funding exercise gambling on large numbers, I should imagine most of the revenue generated from all these domains is simply pumped back into reg free domains & renewals the aim being to cover as many niches as possible and generate more income through the traffic generated from all of these domains.

    I'm sure lots of us do this here but on a smaller scale, I know all my registrations are funded via PPC so in essence the domains I hold now just fund more and more reg fee domains, PPC every month increases and so do the amount of domains you register...it's a simple, if you keep profits in the company low then you pay less tax, I know i'd rather hold more domains than pay the extra tax because the company made x amount of profit.

    Probably holding out for a Marchex style offer.

    That's my take on it anyway, best of luck to them.
     
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