Discussion in 'Domain Research' started by olebean, Feb 10, 2006.
What is the useful life of a domain name?
directly related to the energy put into it.
And a domain is only just a domain until it becomes a site.
Useful lifetime of a site? Ask beenz and the other millions of others that tried a bit too hard.
beenz.com domain for sale $300,000 at afternic
Ok rephrased as domain name rather than a site
as a generic, as long as the product or service still exists surely the domain name has a use and therefore a value?
though as a site you need to stay ahead of the competition so continual development is nearly always a must to fulfill potential
So the useful life of sex.com is?
Looking at the long term threats:
The date is now April 1st 2012.
Costs of .uk domains have hit a long term high of £20,000 per annum payable to Networth Solutions. There are no new domains available to register except using the .networth.solutions.uk ending.
travelanyw-here24-7-365-360.networth.solutions.uk sold for a moderate £50,000 yesterday showing the market is still on the up and up.
All other domain slds were cancelled on a no refund basis early in 2007 when Numbnuts, the original protector of the nations internet assets was removed from their responsibility after a hacking competition through the back door was won by some black hat hackers from russania.
This competition started as an innocent and presumably fair way to distribute dropping domains, but it was policed weakly and with £millions to be gained from being able to crack the system, it was not long into 2007 when the now infamous DACDroppies actually won the "competition" and reregistered all known domain names into their names.
The backups were trashed and there was nothing but a huge pile of paper that would take 3 years to sort out as a record of the ownership of the domains. Numbnuts' last words were "it was not our fault, it was a mathematical error"
Networth Solutions won the contract to run the registry which, it was decided, would be run on a more "commercial" basis with fewer people deciding the prices and future of the renewals.
They decided to do away with every extension except for networth.solutions.uk citing that by not employing anyone with a computing degree they could save costs, the easiest way being to just have the one companySLD ending.
This is a JOKE. No genuine offence intended to anyone.
Like mentioned before, a domain name is nothing untill it becomes a web site. Look at names like ebay.co.uk, and google.co.uk, they will have many years shelf life, but it is because of the site, and not of the name.
As said before, it is not the worth of a domain, but, how long could a domain last.
Will the domain industry be here in say 20 years?
So are you trying to ask if the URL going to be replaced by something more clever and is the general architecture of the internet going to change?
Separate names with a comma.