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Healthcare.uk on DomainLore - am I missing something?

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by khalid, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. khalid

    khalid Well-Known Member

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    The current bid for healthcare.uk on DL is over £30k.

    Not to distract from the auction or undermine it in any way, but am I missing something?

    The .co.uk doesn’t resolve, its not a keyword like “insurance”.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    articles.co.uk
     
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    dee Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Its already a massive industry, but post covid so many more development opportunities
     
  4. Trauiner United Kingdom

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    Due to covid, there are a lot of healthcare related businesses making a lot of money.

    Personally think it's massively overpriced for a .uk only domain sale.
     
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    dee Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    I know you're not a fan of the uk (still think you're wrong) but probably will go up more I reckon.
     
  6. Trauiner United Kingdom

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    I don't dislike .uk domains per say; it's just based on usage, it's clear that no-one is really interested in them generally. That may change. My issue is more than I think the whole .co.uk and .uk domains being disconnected is just bad for users of websites. Feel like it hurts the industry, for domainers too. There's no logic behind it; just a cash grab by Nominet.

    I'm betting a 35-40k end price for this domain but even 30k has surprised me so could go a lot higher.

    To me, it's more interesting what the sale price means for the .co.uk domain
     
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    dee Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    All valid points of course. I'm gonna guess 42k
     
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    £30,450 in the end.

    Also in the last few hours someone also bought Cozy.co.uk (the American spelling of cosy) for £1,500 which surprised me.
     
  9. Trauiner United Kingdom

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    Surprised there wasn't one more bid. Surprisingly, the buyer seems to only have been buying low value domains on DL in the past, from the few sales I can see.


    I did chuck in a bid for just over £1,000 on Cozy.

    Would make a good brandable/ company name.
     
  10. Jiblob United Kingdom

    Jiblob Active Member

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    Nice word but I didn't think that the American spellings of things in .UK was a good idea...
     
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  11. Trauiner United Kingdom

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    Would purely have been used for a company holding page, because I like the name and look of the wording. No proper use for it.
     
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  13. khalid

    khalid Well-Known Member

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    most big firms are recognised names, I can’t imagine them re-branding to a .uk especially if they don’t own the .co.uk
     
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    When the NHS is sold off, plenty new names will appear - plus insurance, referrals, all sortsp
     
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    Overpriced. Will sit broken and empty for 10 years before it's dropped again.
     
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    dee Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Hope its not on fasthosts .Will defo get renewed
     
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    Ha! I see a couple of the Fasthosts names are still yet to drop. Seems to be a select few... jme.uk was one I was watching today, didn't drop.
     
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    healthcare.uk just looks more official than healthcare.co.uk think of nhs.uk and public perception...

    When you consider nhs.uk is getting massive exposure at moment may give .uk a boost.
     
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    Good news for .uk and understandable that it's drawn interest during the times we're in! It's definitely a head turner though at 30k+!
     
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