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Welcome.co.uk - £10,000

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  1. atlas Canada

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    Looks like the buyer also bought Welcome.co.nz for $5,500.
     
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    Cheers for posting - Reminding me to enjoy the rest of the night Analysing Rons DNJ
     
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    Thanks @atlas for your post. I note that unlike with always.co.uk, recently sold to P&G, where always.uk was registered two days before the transfer of always.co.uk and has been retained by the previous registrar, presumably using a proxy registrant, the right of first registration ("ROFR") was transferred with welcome.co.uk and has yet to be exercised.

    I, myself, would have wanted much more than £10,000 for welcome.co.uk.
     
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    How much would you have wanted?
     
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    I, myself, would have wanted much more than £10,000 for welcome.co.uk.

    Yep I Agree - But It depends on how handy the Money comes in at the Time - My brother recently pointed out a domain I sold for US$5,000 a good few years ago - recently got passed on for US$75,000. But Hey I also remember a sale at £15,000 that you would struggle to get £1,000 for today.
    Welcome.eu probably the cynics bet today ;)
     
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    I'd have flat turned down £10,000. Probably tried for £75,000+. Fortunately I wouldn't have a need to sell a name such as welcome.co.uk for £10,000. This is all absolutely subjective and merely my own personal opinion. :)
     
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    £75K seems a bit steep - but then the purple.co.uk sale came as a complete surprise to me

    So out of interest what would you ask for on clever.co.uk?
     
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    I suspect other sales are made by some, similar in means to the previous registrant of purple.co.uk but they don't get published. We found out about purple.co.uk because it was transacted through Sedo. In my opinion the the previous registrant of that name likely didn't have a need to sell that domain name and was quite prepared to hold out, perhaps based on previous experiences of doing that. There are a limited supply of attractive colours and shapes. Once they're sold one can't sell them again. :)

    It would depend on the time and whether I wanted the funds for investment elsewhere; perhaps for other domain name acquisitions that I wanted to pursue. More than £10k-£20k but I'd research further before coming down on a firm asking price.
     
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    Some quality one word broad appeal .co.uk domain names sell too cheaply which is good for the buyers of those names. :)
     
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    That's certainly true. Though I don't think there can be many in the 6 figure range.

    Sounds reasonable
     
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    Rubbish. All domainers have unrealistic expectations and must be constantly re-educated :)
     
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    Sure, I understand that this is subjective.

    Can you give a bit of your reasoning for arriving at the £75,000+ figure?
     
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    Let s be realistic - Some domainers have high expectations - They like me are blinded by there intuition. I doubt many would have held out above say 20k for welcome.co.uk - Lets face it the UK Market isn't that buoyant in compared to the.com market. Remember the days when the uk market was talked about as 10% of the .com (Good days) No More.

    Purple was a one-off, lets not over quote it
     
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    One simple one is because I can currently afford to say no to offers of less I might receive on a name such as this.

    Not having been the registrant of the domain name, thus not knowing how many inbound inquiries it receives, means I'm at a disadvantage here.

    Easy to spell. Infers positivity. Seems confident. One word. Commonly understood.
     
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    No. You're just a spectator missing out on the play, in my opinion.
     
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    I do love you, you'ol bastard. Yes Your probably right but I do enjoy my frivolous participation. That was a nice 'Statement' you made about being entertaining..... Not my leaning though
     
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    £20k for welcome seems fair, you'd need a very motivated buyer to get more. £10k seems cheap but not a steal, you could well be waiting years for a better offer. Also agree that the UK market seems slow and certainly a long way down from the peak - though the top end should hold value better than the mass market. To be fair whether I think expectations on a name are reasonable largely comes down to whether I want to buy it :)

    Surely the volume of enquiries is much less important than the level of the offers - better 2 or 3 people offering £10k than 100 offering £1k

    Maybe implies, certainly not infers
     
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    Thanks @invincible.
     

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