Public Benefit Nominet EGM

Is Fresh.Hosting any good?

Discussion in 'Domain Appraisals' started by careybaird, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. careybaird

    careybaird from Fresh Store Builder

    Joined:
    Sep 2010
    Posts:
    116
    Likes Received:
    3
    Hey guys and gals,

    I am not a domainer and more focused on my software, but I picked up this domain for a project that isn't happening anymore.

    I know that it's classed as "Premium" on namecheap, and to register from new would be about $400. However, I am locked in for $20/year on it.

    As per the title, the domain is fresh.hosting

    Let me know your thoughts and thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Domain Forum

    Acorn Domains Elite Member

    Joined:
    1999
    Messages:
    Many
    Likes Received:
    Lots
    articles.co.uk
     
  3. gimpydog United Kingdom

    gimpydog Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2004
    Posts:
    554
    Likes Received:
    42
    Some ngtlds really work where they span the dot, such as free.hosting or unlimited.hosting. On that basis' I would question why you are renewing this one.

    Having said that, Google throws up some potential customers in the shape of...

    freshwebsitehosting.com
    freshsites.co.uk
    freshwebonline.co.uk
    freshwebservices.com
    freshdesignstudio.com
    etc...

    so maybe it's not so bad & you could pitch it to them - if you're the sort of person who likes likes to 'reach out'.

    Sell it or drop it & don't get sucked into this whole 'premium' thing again!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. careybaird

    careybaird from Fresh Store Builder

    Joined:
    Sep 2010
    Posts:
    116
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thanks for the feedback @gimpydog , that makes sense with a congruent word like "cheap" or "fast" being worth more.. whereas "fresh" is more about branding and needs the right buyer

    I didn't pay premium for it of course :cool: It just got re-branded as premium after I registered it for $20, I guess because it's a single word
     
  5. stitchbob

    stitchbob Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2019
    Posts:
    314
    Likes Received:
    39
    It the registry now consider it premium, you'll probably find that you're not "locked in" to that $20 price and renewal will be $400 after whatever term you already paid for. The ability of the registrar to gouge the renewal price after purchase is one of the reasons I refuse to touch the new gTLDs.
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  6. blacknight Ireland

    blacknight Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2007
    Posts:
    143
    Likes Received:
    3
    Check what the renewal price is. Uniregistry upped the pricing on .hosting and other TLDs a few months ago, though they then added in a "grandfathering" for some of the existing names.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. careybaird

    careybaird from Fresh Store Builder

    Joined:
    Sep 2010
    Posts:
    116
    Likes Received:
    3
    Not true, I renewed it last week. It was showing the "Premium" price but talking to Namecheap support and they confirmed it should be locked in at $20/year