Domain Manage

What would you do?

Discussion in 'Business Discussions' started by philiporchard, Oct 21, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. philiporchard United Kingdom

    philiporchard Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2007
    Posts:
    1,573
    Likes Received:
    21
    I own the geo:

    Colorado-Springs.com

    It was first registered back in Feb 1997, and was an official government site until 2000, which is probably why it has 270 inbound links (Yahoo siteexplorer), and a current PR of 4.

    Sub pages, such as 'Restaurants' have a PR of 3.



    The city has a pop of 420,000, and the metropolitan area has an population of approx 630,000.

    On Google.co.uk, if you search for Colodaro Springs it appears on page 1 - just. However for one of the top 50 largest cities in the US - page 1 is a good start!

    I'm looking to sell, and was wondering whether to get a new site put up on it first, or just sell it as it is?

    Thanks, Phil
     
  2. Domain Forum

    Acorn Domains Elite Member

    Joined:
    1999
    Messages:
    Many
    Likes Received:
    Lots
     
  3. inbound United Kingdom

    inbound Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2006
    Posts:
    216
    Likes Received:
    3
    I would get in touch with the people who own Edinburgh.com (amongst others) - I think they have serious cash (although don't judge them from the site that's on it...); they have paid good money in the past and understand the value of geo's.

    no need to put up anything new on the site - people will be buying for the potential rather than the code.

    Good luck.
     
  4. accelerator United Kingdom

    accelerator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    7,397
    Likes Received:
    109
    If it was me, I would try and sell as is to begin with. People that understand geos should understand the potential.

    Rgds
     
  5. Bailey United Kingdom

    Bailey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2009
    Posts:
    3,427
    Likes Received:
    73
    You'd move it to a US based host.

    someone like Godaddy (put it on their resellers market) - play dumb - and see what happens

    nice domain
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2010
  6. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    8,459
    Likes Received:
    261
  7. philiporchard United Kingdom

    philiporchard Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2007
    Posts:
    1,573
    Likes Received:
    21
    Thanks for replies with useful ideas ;)

    Much appreciated.
     
  8. Ashton United Kingdom

    Ashton Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2010
    Posts:
    1,621
    Likes Received:
    29
    Hmm, I am unsure but might be better to approach a US domainer, not a UK geo domainer.

    At the moment I would improve the site on it and make sure you get a US server. Getting #1 should be pretty easy with all those tasty links (edu etc) and that will increase the value a lot.

    I would say, a nice tidy site on it with everything you would expect, maybe: http://demo.woothemes.com/cityguide/

    Get it number 1, get some lovely stats images and place it on flippa. :D
     
  9. retired_member34

    retired_member34 Retired Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2008
    Posts:
    650
    Likes Received:
    9
    I do love Acorndomains. Heartfelt advice that is freely given. There aren't so many online communities that provide that anymore.
     
  10. dougs United Kingdom

    dougs Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2005
    Posts:
    1,250
    Likes Received:
    21
    build it

    Host on US site

    Do keyword research for all the main terms related to Colardo Springs

    Create a page for all of them

    Link all main pages from front page with anchor text to deep pages

    Leave for a few months and see what traffic you get and what you rank for. Then decide who maybe a better buyer.

    Doug
     
  11. philiporchard United Kingdom

    philiporchard Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2007
    Posts:
    1,573
    Likes Received:
    21
    Thanks for the replies...

    I'm probably going to pop it up on DN asap, and will see what offers I get. Ideally looking for high $x,xxx, so mid £x,xxx.

    If no joy, then I'll develop the site a bit and then try again!
     
  12. philiporchard United Kingdom

    philiporchard Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2007
    Posts:
    1,573
    Likes Received:
    21
    For sale now.
    BIN is £3,500.
    Close offers considered too.
     
  13. philiporchard United Kingdom

    philiporchard Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2007
    Posts:
    1,573
    Likes Received:
    21
    Domain Sold - thanks for looking.
     
  14. Bailey United Kingdom

    Bailey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2009
    Posts:
    3,427
    Likes Received:
    73
    Nice one phil, hope you got close to the figures discussed, I tried to send you a further PM regarding some of the current TLD usage - but, got a mailbox full notice.

    Coincidently was it our new member from Colorado that brought it ?
     
  15. philiporchard United Kingdom

    philiporchard Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2007
    Posts:
    1,573
    Likes Received:
    21
    No, wasn't sold to anyone on here... It was well undersold. Shame we never got to finish our chat!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page