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.uk sold, .co.uk kept

Discussion in 'Sold Domains' started by ratboy, Jun 27, 2014.

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  1. ratboy United Kingdom

    ratboy Well-Known Member

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    Sold a brand new .uk domain today, but I kept the .co.uk

    Buyer very happy, not mega bucks but straight forward sale.

    Anyone else done similar?
     
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    Congrats!

    I think that this is the way it will go over the short term. If I was to sell one of them, I'd try and go on to sell the other one quickly.

    Domainers felt initially .uk being a threat to values of their domains. Then with .co.uk generally receiving the rights to .uk, it seemed like a big win (2 domains for the price of 1). In reality it's probably neither.

    The value of .co.uk's may have been diluted a little but there's the opportunity to sell both, or keep one and sell one (or keep both).

    There is an issue if the domains (brands) start competing, which if it's a high price domain there are probably big plans behind it and competition is inevitable - but not necessarily a big win/loss for domainers - just a different reality and weaker price of individuals to deal with.

    I expect the price of the pair to get very close to the old price for the .co.uk (pre .uk)
     
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  5. ratboy United Kingdom

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    Well I offered .uk for a set price, (as that was what the buyer enquired about) and the .co.uk for a few £xxx more.

    Just interesting how the buyer was only keen to buy the .uk.

    I'm hoping that's a good sign to the market really!!
     
  6. PanzerWagon United Kingdom

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    Surely you'd have to be an idiot to buy one and not both??
     
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    I'm not calling him an idiot, but you are right you'd want both to protect the brand I guess.
     
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