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Holding Pairs of Related Domain Names: A Sound Domain Investing Strategy?

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By Bob Hawkes, Feb 5, 2020
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Do you currently hold any type of domain pairs in your portfolio?

  1. No, and I don’t plan to acquire any.

    69 votes
    24.6%
  2. No, but I might consider adding a few.

    24 votes
    8.6%
  3. Yes, but only a few.

    134 votes
    47.9%
  4. Yes, I hold a number of them.

    53 votes
    18.9%
Total: 280 vote(s)
  1. manpreet

    manpreet Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I hold a lot of pairs in - .com and .in, .com for the Global audience, and .in for the World's most populated country that uses English as their primary language in business. But primary purpose of keeping such pairs for me is Development.
     
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  2. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    All the talk of the Uniregistry deal reminded me of an interview I had read with Frank Schilling. He related in the interview that in the past he had a set of 10 similar building material names (BuildingProduct, BuildingProducts, BuildingMaterials, etc.). He was negotiating with a business and thought they had agreed to $10k for the set of 10 names. When the wire came in it was $100k as they thought the deal was $10k per name! I hope any of us might be so fortunate in selling related names! Here is a link to the full interview from a few years ago on NamePros Blog.
    Bob
     
  3. Pay.My.id

    Pay.My.id Top Contributor VIP

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    Never hold any type of domain pairs in my portfolio , except for really good domain
     
  4. juliagomez2244

    juliagomez2244 New Member

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    The price of the domain influences a lot when hiring the service in my case, one of the websites I manage ends in .plus and is one of the most popular in my list. It also influences the theme you have, it is about movies and series.
     
  5. Maximinus

    Maximinus Established Member

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    Thank you very much for this article!

    I totally agree here in Europe, the national extension is a must.
    I am calling such pairing "bundles", because there can easily be more then two or even unpair number of domains.
    Here is a recent example:

    ichbio.jpg

    Greetings
     
  6. Grilled

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    Welp, after that "domain seller wants double payment" fiasco, DomainLiquidate.com now redirects to a NameCheap affiliate link 👇
    Code:
    https://www.namecheap.com/domains/domain-name-search/?utm_source=CJ&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=100270827&ref=cj&affnetwork=cj&cjevent=0cf9c14f747711eb832402190a1c0e0c
    ... SMH.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2021
  7. Dot.us

    Dot.us Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    To quote my self :xf.grin:
    Have more but JointVenture/s gone-sold
    :xf.smile:
     
  8. Cannuck

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    It used to be my customary practice to register both .com and ccTLD. I've had sucess with both, but generally buyers either purchased one or the other thru BIN, even when given the option through a sales rep via Make an Offer. Perhaps if listing pages displayed the option of purchasing an alternate extension at the same time, there might be more interest, but most landers simply display contact info (though some include price).

    Having a landing page with a more detailed explanation might help to sell pairs. IMO blockchain may soon be a game changer, giving added value by promoting both TLD and BC domains. :xf.wink:
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2021
  9. DanSanchez

    DanSanchez 48hr.com Bitcoin powered auctions Epik.com Staff VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    LOL

    Some people are simply unscrupulous and that's how they stay.
     
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