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  1. humble pie United Kingdom

    humble pie Banned

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    interesting..., on on the face of it seems 'end users' are still prepared to stump up for a good name. I would have wanted 10k for this type of domain ( 10 years ago :) ) that's me this is now.

    The site has been developed in a just about usable state, clearly someone has plans for it. But they could have saved themselves £4,995 and bought xyzprofit.co.uk - wouldn't that have done the job just as good?
     
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    Adam H Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Personally i think its one of those domains which could be open ended, I for one would rather have a nice direct brand rather than having xyz in front of behind the term.

    5k seems reasonable , the plural version is listed for the same price too so i would say 5k is priced to sell rather than priced to squeeze every penny out of it.

    Would i pay 5k for it.....if i had money to burn...Yeah possibly. Id hate to think what they want for the .com variant though
     
  4. humble pie United Kingdom

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    My instinct says that it allows this company instant credibility and to punch above its weight within its intended new commercial space.

    I agree 5k is a good price for all, although I would wager that many startups (although this is not strictly a start-up) would balk at paying 5k for a domain like this and go for the madeup-word.guru, this of course opens up said can of worms about generic Vs. $10 FTR brandables again :rolleyes:

    ..you ready to dance Redemption.. :)
     
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    With you, always.

    Nothing more to add though really, I think profit.co.uk is a great domain and I think the price is somewhat cheap.

    You imply that I'm against every domain that costs more than $10 - I'm really not. I just think the negatives outweigh the positives when it comes to product/service/keyword domains - profit.co.uk is neither.

    If they'd started up on BusinessBrokerage.co.uk or BusinessBroker.co.uk I might have more to say but in this case I see no issue. I think your £10k estimate is closer to the value of this domain than the sales price.
     
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    Given what they have spent, you would have thought it would still be sensible to register the full business name, profitbusinessbroker .co.uk
     
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    I notice that profit.uk is registered to another entity. Is it to the former registrant of profit.co.uk or someone else entirely? I prefer the readability of profit.uk vs profit.co.uk.
     
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    Would be a good accountancy brand
     
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    Sales and marketing consultancy maybe, but I'm not a big fan.
     
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