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Discussion in 'Domain Appraisals' started by Blossom, Mar 21, 2013.

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  1. Blossom

    Blossom Well-Known Member

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    In .co.uk.

    Bought from our very own DB quite a long time ago, more because I liked the sound of it than because I thought it would be worth anything in particular.

    Had an offer on it today, but not sure whether it's a reasonable one or not since I've never sold a domain before (!) Googled the email address but nothing.

    Thoughts on value would be much appreciated please :D
     
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    A nice brandable. Do you mind revealing the offer?
     
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    I'll PM you if that's ok - don't want to influence people's opinions!
     
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    I don't see any value, reminds me of the motorbike aware advert.

    I would be happy with £300 - £500
     
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    MGN Ltd springs to mind?
     
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    Aalto University has set as its objective to become one of the world’s leading universities by 2020. they got a shed load of bucks to spend and a trademark ditto mgn could be or try either of them? If it were I'd go much higher? They have them for a reason? ? check out if any of the dates correspond to offer??

    http://trademarks.justia.com/790/96/think-again-79096538.html
     
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    Thanks to everyone who commented/PM'd me - it's been very helpful.

    I kind of thought people would say reg fee to be honest - I'm amazed I've managed to actually buy a domain that's worth £xxx.

    I'll update with what happens :)
     
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    Reg fee.

    I understand the practical implications of how it could be used if you found an end user but I just dont see how it's worth anything as a domain on its own.
     
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    Good name. Catchy and brandable. I'd pay £xxx for it too. Good luck with it!
     
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    This is actually a very good "strap-line" domain for something like returning to education or Adult education as namealot has referenced. In fact I doubt it could be better suited. In that context it's very clever, witty, relevant, short and memorable. Everything a good and clever domain match should achieve. (equally works for a book title or many other thought through 'clicky' matches)

    This type of domaining isn't every ones cup-of-tea by any means it requires an inventiveness and creativity that really doesn't suit the mindset of those that focus on seo , exacts and generics but that has been apparent in domaining since forever.

    Shame it isn't the .com or in this context the .org for American or even global potential. If it were mine I would really be drilling down the contact made. Price wise it is just about whatever your happy with Blossom, I get as much pleasure as seeing my sold domains out and about in use as I do with the money side.
     
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    I wouldn't lt it go for less than a 1k, but then again it depends on how much you need the money etc and what the original offer was.

    Very memorable, short, brandable - passes all the tests,
    I can think of some very specific uses where it fits the bill ;) .

    ..the problem here is many 'domainers' can't visualise the end usage unless its smacking them in the face e.g. cheapflights/co/uk, they can't see the path to monetization unless it has a keyword in it which is understandable.

    If possible, you need to find out more about where its going to end up, there are subtle ways of doing this. I would'nt bet against a Les Grossman wanting it..
     
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    Yep as per my post - I'm with you Julian, If this was the .com I wouldn't be surprised to see it at the top of DNJournals weekly sales report - but its the .co.uk - so now it's a tricky one
     
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    Would ask for £3K.
     
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    think-again_co_uk Saga Group - Current book value £706,177,000.
     
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    Nice spot, foz
     
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    Too late :(

    I got too impatient I think, should have waited for more responses on this thread before counter-offering.

    We've agreed £500, hasn't gone through yet though. His original offer was £200. I'm reasonably happy with it; I'm not a domainer and tend to buy cheaply for my own dev/SEO stuff, so I don't ever buy domains with the possibility that the name alone might be worth something. Massive surprise that some people have valued it at 4 figs.

    In the interests of a quick, hassle-free (first, probably last!) sale, I'm happy with it. I bought it as part of an unmatched pair with no real views as to what I'd do with it, so it's gain rather than loss by selling. Be interesting to see what happens to it.

    And I've learned a lot if there is a next time! :D

    Thanks everyone!
     
  19. admin Spain

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    Well done Blossom, I think you did quite well. I've tried to be a bit greedy in the past and buyers have just walked away so better £500 in your pocket than the chance of losing the sale.

    Make sure you use an Escrow to secure the payment if it is a direct sale.

    You can always re-invest that £500 in another domain!

    Admin
     
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    It could buy 2 lll.co.uks on DL or 3 on a good day ;)
     
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    For 500, sounds like a fair enough deal to me.

    Something I have noticed with domains like this, beauty is always in the value of the beholder

    And like admin said it's 500 pounds which can be reinvested to get thousands, so it is steal a good one.
     
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