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Please appraise a few of my domains

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  1. immediate Japan

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    I registered lots of domains in the past few years in the hope of developing them into something real but never got started. Here are some of the names that are available for new projects. I may also consider selling them at good prices so here I am asking for appraisals as I'm not actually a domain guy.

    com:
    bintley
    cheapbooksales
    escritt
    jefty
    kiccy
    korrin
    neccy
    uexx
    ushotelreviews
    vessu
    whilson
    zvot

    org:
    gotalk

    Any opinions or suggestions would be appreciated, thanks a lot!
     
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  3. accelerator United Kingdom

    accelerator Well-Known Member

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    I would focus on generic domains as a lot of the "brandables" that you have registered are highly speculative. It's easier to value generics, and easier to sell them too.

    Rgds
     
  4. Edwin

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    None of the names you listed have any obvious value.

    They're like a lottery ticket: there is a tiny tiny tiny chance that somebody in some company somewhere will wake up tomorrow morning and shout "Eureka! We must call our next product kiccy!" and you'll make the sale - but the odds are about as long as winning the lottery.

    If you buy generic descriptive exact match domains i.e. domains that actually correspond EXACTLY to a particular product or service, then at least you know who the potential buyers MIGHT be: any company selling that product or offering that service as a mainstay of their business.

    But with random assortments of letters like the names you listed it could take you 1000 years of renewals (and renewal fees) before you get a single flicker of interest - and there's no way of hurrying that up as the names won't mean anything to anyone, so there's no "end user" for you to hunt down!

    My advice: don't get "married" to the domains you listed. Let them expire, and chalk the registration fees you've spent so far down to "learning about the domain industry". If you choose to keep renewing them, you're basically setting fire to your money...
     
  5. crazihos United Kingdom

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    This is great advice - I let 50 of my names drop recently as I realised much as i liked them, in reality i'll never use them.

    I've probably spent a good family holiday on renewal fees on useless names over the years (I hope the mrs doesnt see this post) but i've also sold a couple of names I never thought would sell for £x,xxx's - its difficult to get right thats for sure.
     
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    I've let over 2,000 domains drop (mainly .com/net/org) in the last 24 months, so I do take my own advice to some extent!
     
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    This from Edwin is experienced advice. God knows how many names have been registered on a wing and a prayer.
     
  8. immediate Japan

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    Thanks a lot for all the typing and helpful advice! That's master talk!

    So how about just ushotelreviews (dot) com? I've already got someone's offer of $1,xxx for it but I'm not sure if that lives up to the value of it?

    I myself primarily make money online by making websites and writing content, so my initial intention was to register those short names and leave them like 3 to 5 years to make them look old in terms of search engines. You know, old, indexed domains have some advantage in ranking, at least it's much easier to get started. And short pronounceable names are best suited for web applications which I love to develop. Check out some of the apps I made in the past half year:

    http://www.converthub.com/
    http://www.winkcart.com/
    http://www.formkid.com/

    But I totally agree with you on the points if I'm going to make a living by domaining. I used to make the same mistakes over and over again when I started out in 2006. Dropped like 20 names and I decided that I'd go another way which is development.
     
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