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1**$ for a 1 word (.co) domain?

Located in Domain Extensions started by Towvare, May 16, 2019.

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  1. Towvare

    Towvare Established Member

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    I stumbled onto a one word domain thats available to register with no registrar history yet (tried to research)
    its listed as a premuim domain and cost 1**$ to pick up.
    .. its in the tech industry field but it ends with a .CO ** the .net/.com/.org are taken **
    what are your thoughts? worth it? or why is it even listed so high with no prior history
     
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  2. creataweb

    creataweb Some Guy with Awesome Senior High School Photo VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Either domainer selling thru network or registry held for higher price
     
  3. Towvare

    Towvare Established Member

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    wouldn't there be some kind of indication of ownership? its more like "buy it now! 1**, 29.99/yr" its value is also very low for a domain apprasial to be sold for such a high price.
    I looked into a whois search and nothing, inactive, nothing found.
     
  4. creataweb

    creataweb Some Guy with Awesome Senior High School Photo VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    hard to say without knowing the name :xf.wink:
     
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  5. Towvare

    Towvare Established Member

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    knew I'd eventually be hit with that lol
     
  6. Nametree

    Nametree Nametree.com VIP

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    DomainIQ is pretty good at showing prior registration records. I would say if it's a decent one-word, not a verb in a weird tense, registered in 5+ extensions, it's quite unlikely it's never been registered. The .co registry did start holding back names last year and their premium pricing doesn't always seem to make sense, but I doubt prior history has anything to do with the pricing.

    If the .com is developed and it's a decent word used by a few companies, $129 may not a bad investment. I've picked up a few decent ones that way (Diction, Chore, etc).
     
  7. creataweb

    creataweb Some Guy with Awesome Senior High School Photo VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I have 1 word .cos and 4L .cos all listed for $1xx each on Afternic and the full network, so could go either way - unless never reg'd before like @Nametree said
     
  8. Towvare

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    Its a very credited word in its field, very bold.. nothing weird or too much and the .com being used is a valid website.
    all the research points to a great investment especially the .co can be looked over with the industry its in.
    I'm just confused with its pricing and if its such a steal then it should have been taken already but my gut is telling me to go for it
     
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  9. Candace

    Candace Broker at Starfire Holdings Starfire Holdings PRO Blue Account VIP

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    The .co registry has priced a bunch of their single word .co domain names, even some that are not a single word (but still premium) at a higher price point. Buy them at GD, Dynadot, Uni, any registrar, they're all around $120+ with $xx renewal. The domain name does not belong to anyone. I'd caution you to do your research when it comes to sellability of the domain names. Some are sellable, others are not.
     
  10. Towvare

    Towvare Established Member

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    Thank you.
    That's where my confusion lies, what's with the pricing.. is it based off of the word itself or? Because it cannot be based off its appraisal.. it's being sold basically just as much as it's value which is low.. how does that add up or even look appealing, it is also more than 6 letters. Why wouldn't it be the basic 15$ or 20$ to register.
    Im still researching to see if its a good investment in the long run
     
  11. CJ6

    CJ6 My favorite movies are too offensive now. Whimps. VIP

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    See if it's listed on afternic. Just a simple search on that site will tell you.
     
  12. Candace

    Candace Broker at Starfire Holdings Starfire Holdings PRO Blue Account VIP

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    They are simply based on the .co registry's determination of which names are most valuable/premium. It doesn't matter what any other appraisal tool says. Doesn't matter the number of letters; if the word or phrase could be high-end, they're charging $120. They determine, not us. It's up to us to decide if we think the domain is worth the price tag.
     
  13. Towvare

    Towvare Established Member

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    Did that and nothing showed, so I guess its up for grabs.
     
  14. Towvare

    Towvare Established Member

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    Interesting how they're raising prices just like that, I guess it gives almost a false sense of importance or confidence that since it is already premium, it might be worth something.
     
  15. lock

    lock Traffic.tools VIP

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    I suggest you randomly pick niches generic products services industries you like and search for them in dot co. You might find their is more available you like for registration fee. Welcome new member.
     
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  16. usadomainer

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    I recently purchased BRAWL/co for $129 to test the .co market. Have done a lot of searches and that seemed to have been the best available. Decent renewal cost too if it doesn't sell.

    Best of luck!
     
  17. artstar

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    one great sale i had was a .co in 2014

    wincellars.co

    to a utah wineracks co. for $3299 thru sedo

    i kike .co and think its 1 of the top ext and growing in popularity

    in 2018 cbd.co sold 4 $50k
     

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