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Would you register - .org.uk

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  1. retired_member36

    retired_member36 Retired Member

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    I know there has been loads of posts recently regarding hyphenated domains but could do with some advice.

    After browsing some recently dropped domains i found a hyphenated domain on the .org.uk extension. There is 14,800 Local Exact searches with a cpc just over £1. The hyphen seperates the same characters at the end and beggining of the 2 words.

    The items the domain is related to are highly priced (£1,000-£15,000) so it could earn some good commision, but the competition is high and i dare say it would take a fair bit of work to rank highly.

    This domain wouldnt be developed for atleast a year as ive got too much on.

    What would you do?
     
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  3. accelerator United Kingdom

    accelerator Well-Known Member

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    Wait until I actually had time to develop it before buying it.

    Rgds
     
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    By the time you have got around to developing it you would have no doubt found many more domains that are much better.

    I'd just leave it & stick it on a list somewhere.
     
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    If there are ample affiliate opportunities and it's an item bought online then I'd go for it - if you'd have to contact merchants direct/negotiate with suppliers it's probably easier to stick to a more mainstream product
     
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    14 k exacts in a competitive field, low commission, that requires a lot time, that you’re not even going to start for a year (the market could change drastically in that time) I’d say it would doubtfully have any sale values as a stand alone name is a no brainier.. If your going to put in a lot of work (value to your time) then a name that has a chance of standalone sale would be a wiser choice?
     
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    If this is for you to develop rather than sell on, and if it's a dropped domain and therefore free to register, I'd buy it - what do you lose? less than a fiver.
    Then i'd put up a few pages of decent content (I'm sure you'd have time to do that) so it gets indexed.
    Then if you decide to go ahead in a year's time, you've got a heasd start in the search engines. Domain age CAN be a factor in search ranking and so this could actually help you.
     
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    The domain is probably weak - hyphenated .org.uk domain for commercial use.
    I'd stay away unless you're ready to develop and monetize immediately.
     
  9. crabfoot United Kingdom

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    I might register it - depends on what it has to compete with.

    So often you find that the competing domains are doing nothing,unhyphenated or hyphenated - parked up and waiting for a buyer. If the potential competition is undeveloped, then I'd go register it. As vizzo said, you only stand to lose the registration fee.

    If the potentially competitive com and net domains are working, but the co.uk competitors are not being used, you have to consider if the ICANN domains are attacking the uk market.

    There are so many domains being "sat on" these days, if you can see a way to develop a org.uk domain it can be the best value in the market.

    Look and see ...
     
  10. Pred United Kingdom

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    if you decide not to reg it
    pm me it so I can consider it :)
    ta
     
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    If anybody is going to jump off the Clifton bridge, please pm pred and me so we can come and watch ...
     
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    retired_member36 Retired Member

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    Thanks for all the advice, i decided to buy it :s (first one in ages).

    When i get some free time ill bang some content on it so it gets indexed until i have more time.

    the domain is static-caravans[org][uk] (Plenty selling on ebay, so could populate with ebay items)
     
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    good luck with it!

    I have also found selling .org domains hard enough, even without dashes. definitely best developed, which will also help you sell it in the future.
     
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