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Any Market For .im?

Labeled as question in ccTLD Discussion started by Silentptnr, Mar 1, 2017.

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  1. mwzd

    mwzd Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I've sold a few, dropped a few, have currently listed some for sale on np too.

    Two offers I rejected for circle and winner, which now I think I should have taken.

    End user sales are still on going so that's a good sign.
     
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  2. Branko Jovanovic

    Branko Jovanovic Established Member

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    As a ccTLD it will get most search engine favor from a local region.
     
  3. mwzd

    mwzd Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Actually that is incorrect @Branko Jovanovic - it's inherently likely to get higher local ranking based on the fact that it is a ccTLD, but any domain can be geo targeted to it's set audience via webmaster tools including .im Even gTLDs require said targeting if necessary.

    Also, a LOT of ccTLDs (not .im though) get global ranking, so much so that Google has granted them status as a quasi gtld in it's search algorithm.

    https://support.google.com/webmaste...visit_id=0-636332199157651793-3326980354&rd=1
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2017
  4. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Hey From L.A. VIP

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    Here are my favorite .im domains:

    Beep.im
    Bob.im
    Canadian.im
    Election.im
    Flip.im
    Move.im
    Plug.im
    Russian.im
     
  5. skyz21

    skyz21 MediaWho.com VIP

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    I've got a couple of .im domains.

    Export.im
    Trading.im
    HealthCare.im
     
  6. lolwarrior

    lolwarrior Founder, Brands.International VIP

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    I have few .im domains as well - I like how they sound when we read it aloud :)

    Some of them are

    blue.im
    sweet.im

    autonomous.im
    humanoid.im
    machine.im
    human.im
    cyborg.im
    alien.im
     
  7. 4pm

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    sold my last .im this week
    team dot im $1,500 / via escrow
    dropped whisky, happy, tattoo, torrent etc before on no interest...
    ..no plans to buy/reg any more in the nearest 10 years thou - there's simply no market for them
    especially when you have that many ntld alternatives now to choose from..

    best of luck to the holders anyway
     
  8. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Hey From L.A. VIP

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    Congrats!
     
  9. skyz21

    skyz21 MediaWho.com VIP

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    Still holding Tokens.im :)
     
  10. namerav

    namerav Market Restricted

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    Brief info on .IM cctld:
    .im is the Internet country code top-level domain for the Isle of Man. It is administered by the Government of the Isle of Man and managed on a day-to-day basis by Domicilium, an offshore Internet Service Provider based on the Isle of Man.

    Can be used for:
    Personal domain names for Instant Messaging users, Instant Messaging web sites, trademarks and local Isle of Man businesses
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2018
  11. namerav

    namerav Market Restricted

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    And this is interesting .IM introduced around 1996.
     
  12. Sinh

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  13. AbdulBasit.com

    AbdulBasit.com DomainsWeb.com AbdulBasit.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Launched quite long time back but never really took off...
     
  14. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Active Member VIP

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    Reg at $8, renew at $40... Ouch...

    They would have made much more with flat $9 pricing as a registry.
     
  15. Sinh

    Sinh Active Member VIP

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    Transfer to another Registrar is better than renew :)
     
  16. namerav

    namerav Market Restricted

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  17. namerav

    namerav Market Restricted

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    I think mobile.im sold for $7k in 2008 at Afternic.
     
  18. AbdulBasit.com

    AbdulBasit.com DomainsWeb.com AbdulBasit.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    True. The previous owner let it drop and I hand registered it. Somehow managed to get his contact. He told the domain was no longer needed. I'm lucky to hold the highest reported .IM domain and want to be more lucky when I sell it ;)
     
  19. namerav

    namerav Market Restricted

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    I do think .im is having more future than new gtlds.
     
  20. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Hey From L.A. VIP

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    Nice
     
  21. Rammbo

    Rammbo Established Member

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    Robots.im is for sale if anyone wants to buy it
     
  22. AbdulBasit.com

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    Hopes for the best. That's why I'm holding onto some top keywords...
     
  23. DomainFQ.com

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    Cryptoworld.im
    Xray.im
    Canna.im
     

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