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Top Topics: I Sold a .TV for $5,000; Can A Poor Domain Devalue a Brand?

By James Iles, Jun 9, 2019
  1. According to my DomainIQ monitors, Nat Cohen’s Telepathy Inc, which holds an incredible portfolio of premium names, sold the domain Properly.com this week. The buyer is a holiday home management company called Properly, who upgraded from ManageProperly.com.

    According to Crunchbase, there are several other companies using the “Properly” name including that operate on inferior names including GoProperly.com and SellProperly.com. The buyer of Properly.com took the initiative and acquired the name before these other companies could.

    Here are this week’s Top Topics.

    Are You Investing or Flipping?

    There are many different strategies when it comes to domain names. Two prevalent strategies involve holding domains long term, and flipping names for a quick profit in a short amount of time.

    Investors such as @Rick Schwartz have famously held portfolios for decades, anticipating very few sales at a higher price. On the other end of the spectrum is the likes of the Booth brothers, who flipped IX.com the same day they acquired it.

    Which strategy do you favour? Do you think long term investment is a better strategy than flipping?

    Topic by: @lolwarrior

    I Sold Cos.tv for $5,000

    One of the latest four-figure domain sales to be announced here is Cos.tv. The seller announced that this three-letter .TV domain sold for $5,000 via the Undeveloped marketplace.

    According to the discussion, the buyer made a $1,000 initial offer before agreeing upon $5,000. NameBio shows that this will be the joint-sixth largest .TV domain sale of 2019.

    Topic by: @tbwinpr

    Received a $3,000 Offer. Should I Accept?

    Following on from the news of a sale is an investor looking for advice on whether to accept a four-figure offer or not. The domain is a two-word .COM.

    Based on the discussion, it looks as though the general consensus from investors seems to be that the owner should hold out for a higher price. What would you do in this situation?

    Topic by: @elmoney

    Can a Weak Domain Decrease Brand Value?

    We often hear about brands investing six- or seven-figures in a new premium domain name. In fact, we have over thirty interviews in our archive that discuss brand domain acquisitions with the decision makers to see why they acquired a specific name.

    But, can a poor domain name devalue a brand? Is it possible that a poor or confusing domain could have a negative effect on the value of a company? This is the topic that is being discussed here.

    Topic by: @IPBFlippers

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    About The Author — James Iles

    James is a domain name industry writer. Contact james (at) jamesiles.co.uk For all inquiries relating to NamePros stories and interviews, please email: [email protected] For James' own blog, visit JamesNames.com

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  6. FolioTeam

    FolioTeam AMDB.tv VIP

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    Thanks for sharing, James.
  7. The Durfer

    The Durfer Top Contributor VIP Gold Account Blue Account

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  8. droned

    droned Established Member

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    Cos.TV who is bought it ?
  9. ddfenton

    ddfenton Established Member

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    Thanks. Very interesting.
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