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Discussion in 'Domain Research' started by julian, May 27, 2012.

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  1. julian United Kingdom

    julian Banned

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    Over the last 10 years I've encountered this constant issue within the domain market.

    Here's an example. You make a decent initial offer to a domainer for say £250/500 on a domain you think is worth perhaps 1k tops.

    You never hear back, nothing - not even a 'your not even close' email etc.

    Then a few years later these domains are littered about in the bargain bin, auction sites or they are just left to drop selling for around a 100 squid.

    I can't quite understand what's going on. I could understand if the offer was low ball - so perhaps its just pure greed and now the recessions biting a they have to let them go.

    Is there a moral to this.
     
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    Maybe it’s because the people who own the domain what £xxx,xxx and keep them for as long as possible but the max price as you suggested is around the £xxxx.

    They have lots of domains and looking to make it big and get lucky on just one domain. Perhaps they have seen dnjournal sales page and got really excited that someone will pay an unrealistic amount.
    By the way I have seen some sales on DNJournal the for x,xxx,xxx and thought someone has absolutely fluked it.

    They renew year after year until they realise they aren’t going to make it big or can’t be bothered to keep on top of the renewals or email responses and normally forget about the domains and then they end up dropping.
     
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    Maybe they won't get back to the potential buyer as a matter of pride.
     
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    yeah, ive had a few good valued domains over the years that where worth say £1k.. i just never got any offers nor any replies when contacting end users.. after a few years some here and there got dropped one of which was GardenBins.com shame i let it go but i couldnt afford mounting renewals and i like to keep moving forward not waiting around... HugeDomains caught it on drop and now have a sale page on for $1695 lol.. oh the joy :) win some lose some.. its just most wait it out for a price they wish for and i didnt get any offers.. but a huge company also believes they're in with a chance at selling it..

    the thing is too, with .coms and the likes of hugedomains.com and frank schilling they can afford the set ups to be their own registrar and they pay virtually nowt for the .com renewals every year.. even 1 click on a parked ad breaks it bloody even ad times.. for others its not that easy and £9 a year in ppc rev either doesnt happen or they dont have the time to develop it out to try and get a sale to break it even.. and its a hard battle when you have a parked ppc page in $! It doubles the bloody needed clicks to hit the eqiv amount of £9! Its just too hard when leaving it parked.. Maybe i should have developed it but just didnt have time nor the out of box thinking needed for it :)

    Hope thats some good extra info !

    richi :cool:
     
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    maybe you need to change your deodorant :D
    j/k
     
  7. Ashton United Kingdom

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    Slightly related:

    I bought a domain on here for £50
    I sold it to another domainer for £300
    They now have it listed for £xxxx

    Each of us earned a profit (or stands to) on the domain, and we each put the price to a point where it has the right turnaround for us.

    I think the original thread it sold in about 5 minutes, then I had it for about a month, and the person who bought off me still has it. However he stands to make the most profit if it sells, and it still retains its value at the moment.
     
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    I think the initial post is taking away from those of us that look upon domains as a fufiling and often profitable past-time.

    Over the years i've seen plenty of my drops appear on DNjournals sales charts (or ones I've let go cheaply)

    I actually get a little bit of pleasure , thinking my choice to register was right even if my oversight regarding a drop or failure to renew wasn't. A lot depends on your overall outlook to trading and some of us really don't take it too seriously - even when it comes down to money.

    i often get a great deal of pleasure negotiating the best possible price (usually from an end-user) The actual amount paid dosen't normally stay in my mind for long (hope that makes sense)
     
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