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Want a Hyphen with that Domain Name?

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By Bob Hawkes, Oct 24, 2019
  1. Igor Mironyuk

    Igor Mironyuk Established Member

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    I have only Auction-Site.com. I listed it on marketplaces = no inbound; I put it on NamePros auction twice = no interest.
     
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    Be patient upload_2019-10-25_22-13-17.png upload_2019-10-25_22-13-18.jpeg
     
  3. Igor Mironyuk

    Igor Mironyuk Established Member

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    Here's my NP auctions for auction-site.com :
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  4. BeyondTheDot

    BeyondTheDot Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    I looked up the translation for "hyphen" and it shows me; "Bindestrich".
    So the trick is to simply mention what to include! Surely this can be done in other countries. For example: hotel-reservation.com you will hear...
    "hotel-hyphen-reservation-dot-com" or also: "hotel-minus-reservation-dot-com"

    Glad to have also registered; 2minus1.uno

    Thanks @Bob for answering my questions!
     
  5. Blitzpotz

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    Fascinating stats and dizzy sales
    in this thread.

    I never really understood why Americans (the world?) dislike hyphens and Germans like them. It must be deeper than SEO or aesthetics. Is it based on language? Call it minus, call it Bindestrich or Strich, it is just the break when speaking it out taken to the written word.

    And sometimes it makes sense:
    This name tells us that there is a forum for law.
    forumrecht.de would more probably announce a source with law for forums. So hyphen yes or no can be based on the deeper sense of a specific language.

    Are there differences in the use of hyphens within the same language? If you listen to Spanish people, the more from the south of Spain they come the more they talk like machine guns. No breaks (for me not hearable), not even after a completed sentence. If you listen to Latinos, their speech sounds like singing and is more slowly and better to understand IMO.
    Being German I own a lot of hyphened .de domains in German language, of course. Sometimes it is annoying because you will reg both kinds of domain if they are available.
    I have a few coms in English, where
    • I understand it as the logical/original writing like e-wheeler.com, 802-11p.com and mpeg-5.com,
    • it just was the available version of a 2-word domain like progressive-web.com, bit-go.com and usd-digital.com,
    • I just like it though I know some will feel sick now with names like 1-pro.com and 24-plus.com,
    • I am speculating in a long-term developing value between LLL and LLLL: p-ic.om, po-d.com, to-p.com.
     
  6. Zilla

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    During a research, noticed a site called murk-esports.com, while normal one still avail to reg now.(anyone want grab it?)

    btw murk is quit "cool" word, but seems no much people pay attention on it...
     
  7. CreativeMedia.us

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    i have this
    J-E-W.com
    &
    C-R-Y.com

    all C-C com are reg.
    all C-C-C .com real words are reg.
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2019
  8. Reddstagg

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    I know I can take things too far, but while researching I found the following:

    www. minus-minus-deutschland.de which would have to be said on the radio as follows:

    www. minus minus minus minus deutschland punkt dee ee

    I-thought-it-was-funny...l-o-l
     
  9. Kostas

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    Just keep in mind that some of the highest sales are due to the fact that the domains had strong backlink profiles(like blog-city.com and education-world.com)

    Some decent ones currently available:
    wellbeing-solutions.com
    plating-solutions.com
    big-solutions.com
    leather-solutions.com
    forest-solutions.com
    demand-solutions.com
    color-solutions.com
    fun-solutions.com
    beta-works.com
    book-show.com
    daily-show.com
    ad-show.com
    blue-services.com
    childrens-world.com
    bnb-world.com
    company-network.com
    company-world.com
    fiber-works.com
    easy-show.com
    info-show.com
    international-watch.com
    new-watch.com
    master-show.com
    shop-works.com
    software-world.com
    urban-network.com
    underwater-world.com
    travel-works.com
    barn-house.com
    capital-estate.com
    buy-apartments.com
    digital-careers.com
    dev-academy.com
    find-flights.com
    property-fund.com
    online-management.com
    youth-academy.com
    education-city.com
    blog-media.com
    base-media.com
    name-media.com
    sweet-media.com
    alive-media.com
    store-media.com
    work-media.com
    water-media.com
    mighty-media.com
     
  10. mawels

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    thanks for sharing. Now I think I will go for some hyphenated domain names when I read this.
     
  11. Soofi

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    And this thread made me test the Namepros market for hyphenated domains, so here pushed this domain for quick auction ;)
     
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    The ultimate platform for selling hyphenated domains.

    Hyp-Hen.com
     
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    bmi-rechner24.de

    sold 2011 for 3.000 EUR
     
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    As a dash is made in English by combining two hyphens, and a dash is used to set apart a word or words that follow—rather than a hyphen, which is used to combine two words—the English instructor in me thinks that a dash could not “legally” be used in a domain name (because it consists of two characters rather than one character). l would love to see a legitimate domain name with a dash in it, as it would be the first time l have. Such a domain name would seem to me to violate the principles of English grammar and punctuation.
     
  18. Lewstar

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    Bob, what an amazing writer and researcher you are! And for free, l presume. You have so many informative and interesting sources to research—which l’m guessing the majority of domainers have not even heard of, never mind use.

    I would think many of us who don’t know NameBio.com from Dofo to the Grammarly Blog (and l’m sure l’m just scratching the surface) would gladly pay for a guide to all the sources you consult.

    I’m sure we in-the-darkers would profit literally and figuratively from a Bob Hawkes-written document on sites that would exponentially help
    all serious domainers!
     
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  20. Recons.Com

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    Yet, for domains, when orally communicating it, often dash is said. And, yes, there are double consecutive hyphen names. They just don't have much value and might not be allowed for new regs anymore (if not mistaken).
     
  21. Bob Hawkes

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    It is a good question and I am pretty sure it is not SEO related. I think the aesthetics of names is somewhat different in different regions, and in a way splitting words with hyphens for better clarity is I think something liked in some regions but not others. I have not gone way back but wonder if the US disdain for hyphenated domain names was less in the distant past (I note that Rob's title said that hyphenated .com domains are back in fashion).

    I must admit I did not realize until your post that 3 hyphens in a row, with letters on either side, are actually allowed. My search would have excluded them but I think there are very few or no such sales in NameBio.

    I did realize from my own search that you are not allowed two hyphens at end. For example as an analogy to C++ programming I wanted C-- (saw it as a carbon capture and sequestration name) but it was not allowed.

    Thanks for your kind comments and suggestion @Lewstar. While from time to time I have toyed with idea of a different kind of domain ebook, one that was more a ToDo manual on how to do various things from comparator sales analysis to listing on the main marketplaces, etc., I doubt I will actually ever do it. If I did my plan was to use a platform such as LeanPub so that it could be frequently updated and that any purchasers would have lifetime the newest edition.

    Related, I do have an introductory guide to Dofo on NameTalent and will be following up with one on the Advanced Search. I also published some time ago an introductory NameBio guide on NameTalent and it will some day soon be followed by 3 more in a 4 part series. I plan to eventually have a full set of guides to various domain techniques and tools at NameTalent. But when I write posts for the NamePros blog I always try to include enough links and information to allow someone to replicate or expand what I have done.

    I love the great tools like NameBio and Dofo. In my writing I like to share so people will use them even more frequently to make their own analyses and decisions.

    I feel very fortunate that NamePros gave me the opportunity to write regularly in the Blog and also for the opportunity to write at NameTalent (although I have neglected it too much of late). Thank you again for your very kind remarks.

    Bob
     
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    battlefield-basis.de

    2010 for 3.000 EUR
     
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    Sold on Monday
    text-link-ads.com
    for $4,494 at GoDaddy
     
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    find-casinos.com just dropped if anyone wants it
     
  25. oldtimer

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    One thing to consider before getting too many hyphenated .coms is that how long are you willing to keep them, unless you have two very popular and valuable keywords or a combination of characters that makes sense that are separated by the hyphen then most people are probably not going to keep renewing them as long as their non hyphenated .coms

    IMO
     
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