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  1. one2escape

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    I have seen a domain which is going as a middling $xx,xxx in auction and the co.uk,.net, .org are free. I take it would be a good idea to snap them up?

    edit Forgot to say it has a number of bids
     
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  3. admin Spain

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    Depends on the domain term. Be careful of registering .co.uk domains for .COMs aimed at Americanisms. What gets high search traffic in the US may get nothing in the UK.

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    Also could be shill bidding going on or a potential real-life marketing/advertising campaign for it.
     
  5. Bailey United Kingdom

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    Yep - I'm with Blossom, Very strange to see availibility of (term .net and .org) and a genuine high bid or purchase on the .com.

    99.99999% sure thats a scammer - who actually could have covered his bases better by picking up the other major extensions - with different reg details.

    I will add that there is a "Chicken and Egg" situation inplay for any major intended usage for a domain (where the .com is the only registered domain) But, that dosen't come into play when it's An auction on "Public show" - unless the company intending a purchase is damn stupid.

    About 15-20 minutes work should give you all the answers you need to know
     
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    There are lots of ways of coming to a figure when you're researching a domain name. I'd probably not go and register domains after seeing a specific extension on auction at sedo without doing some major digging.
    On a side note, I saw a good sale figure for ski.co.uk (@80k), for example, and was wondering if sail.co.uk would be worth a similar amount? Can one relate similar extensions and niches?
     
  7. Bailey United Kingdom

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    A good question viceroy.

    But most domains are infact sold at the sellers expectation level - Not the "balanced" value that the "market" dictates.

    You can obviously relate domain wording - but, you'd be equally flumuxed by the number of professional domainers - that don't don't know how to detatch themselves from a domain in their portfolio. (my baby syndrome)

    Most domainers that make constant sales are seen as bargain-makers to their buyers.(and that can be $xxx,xxx The domain itself is quite often a side issue as to value.

    I'm still lost as to why so many see traffic as a dictator - Of course it counts - but it leaves lots of space.

    And as you asked NO
    Ski* is worth 5x the value of sail - but that dosn't mean sail wouldn't/couldn't sell above Ski on a good day

    * the number of substitutes or possible substitutes - gives an answer to the basic metrics
     
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  8. viceroy United Kingdom

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    Cheers bailey, so, i guess that you'd have to own all the variables? So, not necessarily extensions though...
     
  9. Bailey United Kingdom

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    Nope - In fact the opposite.

    I learnt a valuable lesson many, many years ago (thanks Mr Paul Cotton).

    The key to domain value is to hold A key-domain. And That can indeed be the plural the singular the .com the .net .org .co.uk. ( matching is a small art) Everything else is a waste of time and effort (not to mention renewal costs)

    That's a strickly resellers perspective - and in domains "second best is only fractionally above seventh best"

    If you own everything or more or less everything within a niche. How on earth do you expect to encourage speculation.
    (speculation is not a great word for what I mean - but it will suffice)

    Scam listings that we talked about above has no real reward - self delusion at work, However an end user should think about his domain buying strategy and be aware of the infomation thats out there in real time
     
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  10. viceroy United Kingdom

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    Ok, get it:) cheers
     
  11. Bailey United Kingdom

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    Your very welcome - I am passionate about domains, hope it doesn't show. :p
     
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