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Ten of the Best Domain Hacks in Active Use

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By Bob Hawkes, Sep 17, 2019
  1. DomainRecap

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    Examples from the past few years:

    WG.DE - $117,876
    RS.DE - $79,000
    IA.DE - $62,150
    IT.DE - $55,370
    NX.DE - $39,318
    WC.DE - $33,060
     
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    I do not recommend domain names in Spanish. The sales business is in English names. I have domains of a word in Spanish and they are not offered. zonal.es, (same word in both languages) preciosas.es (estibot value $ 960) but there are no offers. English is a world language. In Argentina English is taught as a second language. It is used due to technology and business. Good to Know. Also Portuguese, for Brazil, and now less, Frances
     

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  3. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    Yes, I agree. The average value if a LL .de over past 2 years is only slightly less (list here) and w is a popular first letter for the high value sales.

    Here is the list of 2020 sales that NameBio identify as hacks, and this is top, but that does not mean that it was bought as a hack.

    Another nice one on the recent list was $5000 sale of targ .et.

    Bob
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2020
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    Actually, I'd say the buyer got a steal when you compare it to premium letters (not junk like JX.DE for $1K twice or QJ.DE for $2K) as these nicer 2-letter combos definitely trend up. I was surprised it wasn't higher, in the $40-$50K range for a pronounceable and high-end WI.

    I think Namebio categorizing this as a "domain hack" is disingenuous, as there was certainly no premium paid over a similar LL.DE (it was actually below-market), as you would expect if it's not only a 2-letter but a spanned word like WIDE a company was planning on exploiting.

    We'll have to see how it all works out, and if a business pops up on it like Williams Int., then I hope the sales categorization changes, as intent is everything.
     
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    Shameless on-topic plug.

    Happy to announce the launch of Nami.ng!

    Decided to track all the short single-word domain hacks currently in business use. It's still in early stages, so I invite everyone to share active sites!
     
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    Very true here for tech firms
     
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    Good site there, nice and clean and should be referred to by anyone out bounding to potential buyers as a reference. I think it will be growing considerably in the near future. :xf.cool:
     
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