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Should I be "Rapturous" about my Rapturous.co.uk domain?

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  1. DomainM United Kingdom

    DomainM Active Member

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    I originally hand reg the domain "Rapturous.co.uk" some years ago, what is it worth?

    Please make me Rapturous ;)
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Don't see the value, I'm afraid...

    What I posted in a blog post a while back applies here: "There are an estimated 1,000,000 words in the English language. But the fact that a domain name happens to incorporate one of them doesn’t magically give it value. Is there a commercial use for that word, that domain name? If not, its presence in some obscure corner of the dictionary won’t save it."
    http://www.webmastering.co.uk/domain-names/domain-industry-lies/
     
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    Alien Well-Known Member

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    It's quite a nice/brandable one, but many might spell it wrong? :)
     
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    Does nothing for me, could I see a theater company or something along those lines liking it.. possibly.

    I don't think it's great, but I don't think it's terrible.

    If it was FTR would I register it, probably not.

    Maybe someone will want it eventually though and give you low xxx for it, but who knows if/when that will be.
     
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    websaway Well-Known Member

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    In a word, NO.
     
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    peter_w Active Member

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    It's one of those you might get lucky with if someone has a brand idea for it, but think it's too much of a mouthful.

    Rapture, yes. Rapturous, no.
     
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    I am not rapturous about it! :)
     
  9. DomainM United Kingdom

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    Thanks for the feedback, to be honest I have done nothing with it since origionally registering it. My inital thoughts were to use it for a marketing/design brand, as yet I'm undecided.
     
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    I think i would agree with this, to much of a mouthful.
     
  11. Skinner

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    I always ask my target audience to spell names to me, and as Systreg will attest joe public is pretty damned stupid without google autocorrect/suggest.

    I don't think many would spell it right, which means it fails the radio test, I don't think I've ever heard anyone in the UK say rapturous, a few kinda wished the nominet board was raptured, but think it would work better on a global thing.

    That said if you plan to brand it yourself, create an identity to go with it i.e. logo, letter head, slogan etc, you maybe in a better position to sell the idea. I've moved a few domains this way which alone are weak but when combined with an idea and artwork to support has been enough to encourage someone to take it.
     
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    retired_member29 Retired Member

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    Well said. But in my limited experience if your gonna spend all that time, effort and even money. Would it not be best to find a ftr more pronounceable alternative or pay £xx- low £x,xx for one.
     
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