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A look at the biggest domain sales containing a hyphen

Labeled as domains in Domain Industry News, started by equity78, May 30, 2020

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  1. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Taking a look at the hyphen. Many hate them, some like them. The debate wages back and forth. Namebio has recorded 21,938 sales. $24.2m Dollar Volume. $1,101 Average Price 5 of the top 10 hyphenated sales are gaming related. hotel-reservation.com209,916 USD2009-09-23Sedofree-sms.de162,150 USD2010-01-26Sedoonline-casino.de144,900 USD2012-06-20Sedoonline-casinos.de84,500 … [Read more...]
     
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  2. WatchDogue

    WatchDogue Top Contributor VIP

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    While I am overall indifferent to hyphenated domains, with many prominent domains being so high priced if even available for purchase, the hyphenated domain name can serve a purpose in the scope of domain names.

    If a buyer is willing to pay a substantive five figure or an impressive six figure amount for a desired name with a hyphen, I say congrats to the buyer and the seller.

    That was an interesting compilation of hyphenated domain names and their respective sales prices,
    thanks for posting the sales report.
     
  3. jim h

    jim h Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    I got several hyphen domains with hot words, but they haven't been sold for long time.
     
  4. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Popular keywords?
     
  5. BrandCollectors.com

    BrandCollectors.com Established Member

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    Thanks for the information

    Here's my collection of hyphenated coms
    The-Jewellery.com - Great for a jewelry store in UK
    HEALTH-CARES.COM - Health-care solutions
    ESTATE-REAL.COM - Real estate is real put your money in real assets. it was renewed for 20 years before dropping. so I grabbed it.
    SMALL-BUSINESS.ORG - I have sold small-business.co for $250 on Afternic
     
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  6. platey

    platey Top Contributor VIP

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    The hyphen works the same as a dot

    Eg

    - v .

    They both separate keywords

    But if you use the hyphen between two words in a website address youll need a website address extension on the end

    If you use a dot to separate two words in a website address

    Eg by using a gtld

    Eg word . word

    Etc both words are separated by the dot without the need for a .com on the end which is why gtlds are netter than dot coms which is why i reckon we will see a .com domain name crash as more gtlds get bought
     
  7. BrandCollectors.com

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  9. jamesall

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    Germans almost always use hyphens between words in their domain names do those sales make sense.
     
  10. hollywood

    hollywood Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Is there more sales data (beyond namebio) for hyphen domains?
     
  11. shakeebayyaz

    shakeebayyaz Established Member

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    Hi friends,

    I have hyphenated domain name are as below,

    Dental-dam.com
    Baby-doll.org
    1st-ad.com


    Should I hold or drop this domain name. Please I need your opinion.
     
  12. Save Breach

    Save Breach Established Member

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    After reading @Rob Monster's thread on hyphenated domain sales, I m convinced they surely have the potential, but maybe just a little harder to sell.

    thanks
     
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  13. Joe Nichols

    Joe Nichols Common sense consultant VIP

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    Very interesting. Thanks for the post @equity78.

    There were some important takeaways for me here:
    • Only one of the top 10 hyphen sales happened in the past three years.
    • Three of the top four sales were in the .de extension.
    • Half the sales were in the gambling niche.
    • All but one of the names had 13 characters or less (hyphen not included).
    I only own two hyphenated names myself, but I can certainly see the potential in them if you're able to secure high quality names.

    Newer investors should do their due diligence before going whole hog into buying hyphen names. Special scrutiny needs to be given to ensure that:
    • Keywords used are very strong and generally are in high demand.
    • The keywords appear in the best possible order and tense.
    • All or most better (or similar) quality alternatives are in use by existing businesses.
    Good luck all!
     
  14. TheBaldOne

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    There continues to be sales of hyphenated domains, even have a look at the GoDaddy expired auctions there are some bringing in nice $'s.

    I first became aware of hyphenated domains back in 2006 when publicly Myrtle-Beach.com sold for $25k and even New-York.info sold for $22k.
     
  15. rajdomains

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    I have sold many hand reg. domains ranging from $200 to $800.
    hop-shop.com (bought new domain recently)
    hop-shop is registered in 20+ other TLDs (with a hyphen) so people are not buying domains with a hyphen in .com but in other TLDs too.

    So I think hyphen doesn't matter for a quality domain and highly searched keyword.
     
  16. manpreet

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    Thanks for sharing. hotel-reservation.com sounds like a great deal.
     

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