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Free.co.uk SOLD $205,000 by DomainBooth.com

Discussion in 'Domain Name News' started by Jag Singh, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. Jag Singh United Kingdom

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  3. Edwin

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    Nice sale. Not overpriced. That has "TV ad potential" written all over it.
     
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    And the .uk?
     
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    .uk was not included
     
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    Lot of money in "free" things because of lead generation.
     
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  7. Murray

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    Nice sale if accurate and not just a form of promotion
     
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  8. DomainBooth United Arab Emirates

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    I can confirm we sold the domain and the .uk was not included. Buyer only wants the .co.uk.
     
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  9. Trauiner United Kingdom

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    Great domain and price for the industry it's likely going to target.
     
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    Can you expand on the .uk situation? Was it offered to the buyer? And if so, do you know why they didn't take it up?
     
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  11. Trauiner United Kingdom

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    Virtually no end-users are investing in .UK domains. I mean, why would they? The only people picking them up are pretty much resellers hoping they can resell them to the .co.uk owners.

    This appears to be an end-user purchase based on the price, so would likely have no use or need for the .UK extension.
     
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    That's my guess, but it would be interesting to get a first hand account from someone who has just spent $205,000 on a domain. I'm wondering if the seller jacked up the .uk price so the buyer decided against, however if the buyer literally turned their nose up at it even just as part of the deal, that's pretty brutal for .uk.
     
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  13. WalkinDude United Kingdom

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    A .co.uk that sells for 200k in dollars doesnt mean the .uk is worthless just cos buyer didnt want it.

    If anything it means youd be lucky to get the .uk for anything less than 6 figure sum from the buyer.

    If no anyone who got a .co.uk worth coupla hundred grand and you are utterly convinced the .uk is worthless pls pm me immediately as ive got a tenner burning a hole in my pocket for that worthless .uk.
     
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    Excellent sale, Previous tag holder was: Anthony Appleby [Tag = DESIGNCONSULT]
     
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    Wasn't suggesting it was worthless, of course. However, in one of the biggest .co.uk acquisitions for years (and possibly for the foreseeable), the buyer either chose the .co.uk over the .uk (if they were priced similar) or didn't want the .uk (if it was offered as part of the price). We all sit around waiting for magical signs of which extension is going to come out on top, these are the only kind of signs we're going to get. I'm just attempting to get a better insight in to what happened here.
     
  16. Trauiner United Kingdom

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    Your living in a dream world if you think a .uk domain is worth over $100,000 on its own at the moment.

    As an investor/end user there’s a difference between “worthless” and “not worth it” and you seem to be getting those confused.

    I don’t believe any company has invested any significant sum of money in a .uk domain the last few years, or ever for that case. Only hand registered or .uk domains they already had.
     
  17. seemly

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    When you take the following opinion into account and find out that shopping.uk sold for £45k, you realise the first opinion counts for very little:

    https://seemly.co.uk/domains/prices?ext=.uk&rows=10&price=desc
     
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  18. boxfish United Kingdom

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    Several of those now lead to dan.com pages which suggests speculative purchases by domainers.

    shopping was bought by Doug who is a member here

    campings is definitely an anomaly and I bet the seller is still pinching himself.
     
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    An entirely valid response and thought process, but those domains still had their value determined by how much the buyer was willing to invest at the time.

    Any and all of the top 10 .uk domain names in my mind have sold for a significant amount of money.
     
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    Has anyone considered that the seller may not have even offered the .uk and the buyer didn't think to ask?