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Top Topics: Postman Paid $85,000 for its .COM; Do You Make Offers on Domains?...

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By James Iles, Nov 10, 2019
  1. In September, Jamie Zoch tweeted the news that collaboration platform Postman acquired the domain Postman.com from its previous owner. This week, I received information that the company acquired the domain name for $85,000. Postman upgraded from GetPostman.com to Postman.com, five years after the company was founded. It may seem a strange moment to choose to upgrade, but the purchase of Postman.com came around the time that the company closed a $50 million Series B funding round.

    Here are this week's Top Topics.


    The Official .GG Showcase

    If you're an Esports fan, you may already be familiar with the .GG extension. In the Esports world, "GG" is an abbreviation for "Good Game", but as an extension, .GG is the ccTLD for the small island of Guernsey. The .GG extension seems to be one of the go-to extensions for gaming companies, and so naturally, investors have been picking up .GG names.

    In the official .GG showcase created this past week, investors are invited to share their best .GG domain names.

    Topic by: @Josh R


    Two Responses to Inbound Inquiries

    Rob Monster revealed this week that he manages inbound leads for domain names owned by select clients. The two go-to response templates to inbound inquiries were shared by Rob in this discussion.

    The two responses, which are shared openly for others in the community to test for themselves, are brief and to the point with a ballpark figure for gatekeeping, and a mention of creative purchase options.

    Topic by: @Rob Monster


    Supply.co Gets $300,000 on Shark Tank

    The saga of Supply, who switched from GetSupply.com to Supply.co, which was touched on in a recent edition of Top Topics, has an update! Supply's founders Patrick and Jennifer Coddou were successful in receiving $300,000 in funding from TV's Shark Tank. But, this being a domain-centric site, the talk soon turned to domains as the debate between .COM and .CO.

    Some investors in this discussion believe that the company will move back to a .COM at some point, whereas others believe that the shorter .CO fits the brand perfectly. What do you think?

    Topic by: @equity78


    What's the Worst Domain You Have Owned?

    The lighter side of domaining. We've seen many discussions asking investors to display their best names, but here, we're looking at the worst names and the stories behind those domains. Owning at least one regrettable name is something that most domain investors have in common!

    Stories in this discussion include a domain bought for $100 and subsequently sold for $3, a misspelled domain that was pointed out by the domainer's dad, and 62-character .ME name!

    Topic by: @Fortnite


    Poll: Do You Make Offers on Domains?

    This week's poll centers around the subject of making offers on domain names. There have been plenty of discussions recently about listing domain names as "Buy Now", versus "Make Offer" or even using the "Price On Request" phrasing.

    However, since domain investors are some of the most prolific domain buyers, this poll asks whether domainers make offers, request a price or execute "Buy Now" transactions. What do you do? At the time of writing, voting is split.

    Topic by: @comati


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    About The Author — James Iles

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  6. TERADOMAIN

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    FYI, Postman is a REST API testing suite with collaboration features.
     
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    Keep up the good work @James Iles thanks very much
     
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    maxtra Let's make a deal Gold Account VIP

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    Thanks (y)
     
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    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger

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    Great selection as always @James Iles .

    Supply.co is an interesting story, even without some of the online harsh language. I like the domain name, but agree with others that it is maybe too generic unless the owners have eventual plans for a very large scale and diverse offerings, which is certainly possible.

    I like the fun your worse domain thread. I would love to see some of the successful long-term investors share their worst, so we know it is not something that happens only to us who are relatively new.

    Thanks again,

    Bob
     
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    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Worth reading, Thanks!
     
  13. Arfy

    Arfy Cola.com Gold Account VIP

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    Postman.com was cheap from the end user's point of view. Great upgrade.
     
  14. Fortnite

    Fortnite Patience is the key to success and big money Gold Account

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    Thanks for sharing @James Iles , the thread was initiated to show that all of us makes mistakes. Sometimes we buy domains which may sound right to us or where we are surrounded or situated but might not sound good/ appealing to others throughout the world and yet we chose to hold onto that domain for a while..whether we are amateurs or professionals we are all in the same boat, the only difference is that professionals makes less expensive mistakes 😊
     
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    Thanks for sharing James. Agree with others that postman.com appears to be a great deal for the end-user purchaser.
     
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    @James Iles Do you think Postman.me will increase in value after Postman.com sell ?
     
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    Thanks for sharing, James.

    Samer
     
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    Thanks, I like it :xf.smile:
     
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