20i Domains

UK geo domains

Discussion in 'Domain Appraisals' started by twostepsbehind, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. namealot United Kingdom

    namealot Well-Known Member

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    Geos are the domainers vanity is there one in the uk that makes enough to even get Vat registered even globally ...? A back street sweet shop would make you more money and be less hassle, For £5 if you win stick it on sedo like most the others watch it blossom, develop and grow into a.......
     
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    articles.co.uk
     
  3. twostepsbehind United Kingdom

    twostepsbehind Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    Agree somewhat, any monetisation of a geo must be an offline business - an 80% offline effort...
     
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  4. stitchbob

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    Sure, there's a lot of effort involved in monetising a geo, but there's a lot of potential there. Personally, I tried for mn.uk rather than manchester.uk - I think it would be far more brandable for a Manchester targeted site, and it stands alone in .uk space without needing the couk to complement it.
     
  5. Ben Thomas

    Ben Thomas Well-Known Member

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    I think geos have massive potential, personally. Especially if used by the governing body of that district
     
  6. armistice

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    You mean those on .gov.uk extensions? e.g. https://www.london.gov.uk/
     
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    philiporchard Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Don't waste your money geos. They are rubbish domains. :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Robert Smith United Kingdom

    Robert Smith Active Member Full Member

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    Its true - you can be as angry as you like about it - i have nothing to prove to you.

    Proof is always in the pudding - ive screen grabbed your angry rants so that i can post them back to you :)

    You missed the bit where i have 500+ sites too i guess lol
     
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  10. Murray

    Murray Well-Known Member

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    I tell you what having a good geo domain really helps with: appearing like an official authority which = links

    If you have location.co.uk (which I would presume to cross over to location.uk too) when people are talking about said place, events happening within that area, attractions etc in articles, they usually google and link to the first sites they find

    If you can make a nice site with good information and get the ball rolling SEO wise the links take care of themselves from then on and it can snowball nicely

    You can make alright money from adsense and hotel affiliates and anything else you can think to do; once you have the core body of the site then you can work on things as much as you like, can be totally passive income.

    But, after saying the above, domains like visitlocation and discoverlocation are very popular and often used so if you can get hold of one of those for cheaper it will probably do the same job as location.uk in terms of giving the authority factor

    If anyone wants DiscoverBritain.co.uk/.uk or gloucestershire.uk let me know :cool:
     
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  11. Adam H

    Adam H Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    My thoughts exactly, Having a premium geo is all well and good if you are going to be the one developing and making something of it ( maybe for a future sale developed ). But for those wanting to develop on them with the thought of purchasing the domain first, a large percentage would be fine registering a similar domain that doesnt condone a large initial outlay. I know id rather have visitnorfolk or similar over norfolk.uk if it meant having to pay £10 for one and £xxxx+ for the other, Money saved would be a decent wack into marketing costs.

    Obviously not saying said prices couldnt be had, just a narrow field of play for high price tags
     
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    AssetDomains Well-Known Member

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    Whats the best developed geo domain you have seen looking for some examples for my local geo I picked up on here
     
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    Hi Guys, been reading these posts so could not resist in posting notice
    of an aged GEO portfolio I am offering. 126 x 2 .co.uk/.uk matching domains.
    All long time registered. Perfect for the geo developer or make great
    investment for future individual sales. BARGAIN PRICE.
    PM me your email address for more details.
     
  14. domainscot United Kingdom

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    Totally agree with Robert Smith on .UK domain space at some point Google will bring .UK into its own and then remove .co.uk as just being another domain.
     
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    Utter nonsense
     
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  16. domainscot United Kingdom

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    If you have .Co.UK domain ad .UK domain have the sitesdevelped ot youcoud use one domain as free email service for people in the location. This allows you to bild up a local customer base for your local adverting business.
     
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    corfe.uk
    bmouth.uk
    bmouth.co.uk

    These worth anything?!
     
  18. Trauiner United Kingdom

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    There isn't a location in the UK called 'Corfe', so that domain doesn't really make sense. The village is actually called Corfe Castle.

    Bmouth - No value in something like that. Not even worth the registration fee unfortunately.
     
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    I think they've done that to differentiate between the village and the castle ruins. However, the village is called Corfe Castle - we've driven through many times and all of the signage is 'Corfe Castle'.

     
  21. kodak United Kingdom

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    Cheers Ben.

    This did get me thinking also do short abbreveations have value themselves such as hemel.uk or manc.uk

    I suppose they would do but valuing would be tricky imo
     
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