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  1. Rockit

    Rockit Member

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    Hi guys, i was just wondering what your thoughts were about putting numbers, letters and hyphens in domain names?
    Any help would be great as i am new to this!

    Thanks
     
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  3. accelerator United Kingdom

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    Your aim is to register generic terms based on highly searched keyphrases. So, this is a good domain name:

    mortgages.co.uk

    Anyone can register domains with added numbers, so this isn't valuable:

    mortgages10.co.uk

    Generally speaking search keyphrases are good, e.g.

    fixedratemortgage.co.uk

    with this type of domain, buying the hyphen separated may be worthwhile:

    fixed-rate-mortgage.co.uk

    but the non-hyphen separated is more valuable.

    Rgds
     
  4. Rockit

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    Thank you for your help!!
    I have quite a few domains and am thinking about selling some, how easy is it to find someone who wants to buy?

    Regards
     
  5. Skinner

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    I don't like numbers, check out http://www.domainprices.co.uk and see what sells and for how much.

    Most big value names contain no numbers, no hyphens, and usually no more than 2 medium length words or 3 short words, there exceptions to this tho.

    Also think plaurals are more for directories rather than a solo entity.

    For example...

    MoneySupermarket is 1 person.

    MoneySupermarkets is more a directory or about supermarkets.
     
  6. Skinner

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    Oh names prefixed with e, i and the, ie

    iSupermarket
    eSupermarkets
    theSupermarket

    Are risky but sometimes do sell high.
     
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    Oh Bugger, i was gonna renew f1 and f-1 today, may as well let them drop :p

    If only I had taken some advice like that all those years ago, when registering pretty much anything that come into my head, heard on the news, rhymed or just looked half decent had me cards out.

    Oh well, I console myself knowing that if it was not for people like me, the chaps at Nominet would not have, oh so posh executive loo's :D
     
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    That depends on the quality of the domains you have.

    If you have quality generics people are always prepared to buy them but you need to have a good idea of value so that you get a fair price. Where you sell them and how much marketing you do will affect the price you achieve. The prices offered on here are wholesale prices as opposed to end user prices.

    If you have a bulk sale strategy, then if you have reasonable domains at reasonable prices, they will also go here, but the price has to be right.

    If your domains aren't that great, you probably won't sell any.

    Rgds
     
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    Ha ha, we all knew it was coming, first of all he is new to all this, and next he has a load of hyphen and number domains he cant sell.

    Perfect for this forum.
     
  10. Skinner

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    DA, you should def get rid of them :p

    I got a guy in Siberia who is into names like that.

    If people check out previous prices then names like them will show up :p
     
  11. Rockit

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    Thank you for your help!
     
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    he he he...

    I quite like some numbers, if they are 365 or 247, easy for marketing purposes, anything else is no good! Hyphens, yes for product search engine marketing, but again for very little else...
     
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    I better sell 5aside.com and Vans4u.com pretty quick then or are we just talking about .co.uk's
     
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  16. paulleahy United Kingdom

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    Thanks Rob

    I Remember speaking to Leeroy and this was his reply


    Leeroy






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    Hi Paul,

    I would say that the .co.uk is more valuable on this occasion with these names to a UK company.

    However, soccer is growing in the USA and 5aside with start springing up, maybe in a few years you could be sitting on a gold mind .

    Regards,
    Lee


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    Hi Lee

    How much do you think i would get for 5aside.com/.net

    Kind Regards

    Paul

    Sorry Rob about the delay in replying as i had to dig this one out it looks like he didnt buy it he registered it
     
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  17. paulleahy United Kingdom

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    That reminds me what is 1ne.co.uk worth then
     
  18. Skinner

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    Always amuses me how people quote the exceptions to the rules when it comes to general statements.

    I mean M1.co.uk being centre of manchester has value, but does that mean M-1.co.uk is of the same value ? and how about Manchester1.co.uk and Manchester-1.co.uk, or Mcr-1.co.uk and mcr1.co.uk ?

    I can name at least 20 LLN/NLL/LNN/NNL off the top of my head that are doing nothing and are unreg, generally speaking they are not worth that much unless they mean something to someone.
     
  19. paulleahy United Kingdom

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    Again that Reminds me what is 1ne.co.uk worth then if numbers arent worth registering
     
  20. paulleahy United Kingdom

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    £79,995 + VAT for ConsumerLoans.co.uk. Wake up and open your eyes you silly f*cker.


    Also would you pay 80k+ for consumerloans.co.uk and leave Consumer-Loans.co.uk to be registered I let everyone else make up their own mind pity really i had high hopes.

    5aside.com is for sale that brand new audi tt isnt going buy itself
     
  21. Skinner

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    I must have missed where anyone said they are not worth registering END OF!

    GENERALLY speaking a number/hyphen isnt as valuable as as a name without numbers, to the most people out of the buyers.

    p.s.

    10n.co.uk
    12elve.co.uk
    13teen.co.uk
    14teen.co.uk
    15teen.co.uk
    16teen.co.uk
    17teen.co.uk
    19teen.co.uk
    20one.co.uk
    0n3.co.uk
    0n4.co.uk
    2elve.co.uk
    3teen.co.uk
    5teen.co.uk
    2ty.co.uk
    2enty.co.uk

    ;)
     
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