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Astrology.tv sells for 25,000 Euros

Labeled as .tv in Domain Selling and Domain Sales, started by equity78, May 19, 2015

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  1. The New Guy

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    Astronomy is math and science.
    Astrology is psychology and fiction.

    "So you want to buy my math and science domain name. Well, this psychology and fiction domain name went for $25,000, so be prepared to pay!"
     
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  2. garptrader

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    Note that there are only three prior cases at Dnpric.es (checked Namebio as well) of an astrology keyword domain selling for more than $2500 and that Astrology.co sold for $2000 a few years ago.

    Cosmology - the .net sold for $2000 several years back but that is the only documented sale with that keyword.

    I have had $XXX sales that do not appear in these sales databases.
     
  3. equity78

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

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    The fact of the matter is it is very hard in 2015 to sell any .tv domain for 25,000 Euros and to do it consistently has been elusive for most if not all. That does not mean you cannot make money if you know how to pick names and equally as important know how to sell names. This sub forum will be a decade old in a few months, it was a much better time 10 years ago for someone new starting out, the game has changed and there are a lot more options. You need to own a quality portfolio and keep the portfolio size small.

    Best of luck to everyone.
     
  4. eyedomainous

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    Talk about being in denial... and unable to admit your wrong.
    So I'm not surprised you follow-up with a statement on 'Sales' that doubles down on wrong.

    When it comes to selling homes/domains, the namespace/neighborhood plays a major role in the pricing of the property. Hence, when another home in the neighborhood sells for a hefty price, any sales agent worth their salt mentions it to prospects.

    Even if its a psuedo-home (trailer) built on a 'false foundation' - its gets mentioned.... because its IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD... and when a perceived lessor property sells for a lot that almost always has a positive price impact on better homes in the area.

    Not to mention it because your house has a 'scientifically sound foundation', and therefore has nothing to do with a home on a lessor foundation, is the type of piousness that eliminates prospects, and losses a sales... as opposed to working a little "trivia" into the pitch to find that common ground that may close the deal.

    Also, the fact that Cosmology and Astrology are vastly different scientifically has nothing to do with the Domain Name Metrics that determine namespace designation and value.

    For example, both domains are in the 'logyTV' neighborhood. Both have the same number of characters in the domain/home address. The only diff is one is on 'Astro' street, the other 'Cosmo' street... in the .com area.

     
  5. ro5hit

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    .tv domains popularity has been increasing from last year rapidly
     
  6. gr8trfoo

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    Its worth something to you, right? Or did you reg it hoping someone else would think so?
     
  7. gr8trfoo

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  8. DomainVP

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    [​IMG]

    Miss Cleo is not amused. :P

    You have to understand the 'sell' and not the 'industry'. People that follow their horoscope are susceptible to be sold a lot of products.

    Astrology believers are also the ones up at 3:30am watching infomercials, hence the .tv

    I wish you the best of success with your domain, but astrology and cosmology have two different target audiences on TV.
     
  9. eyedomainous

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    The ongoing, rapidly expanding, "Space Race" is one of the biggest "sells" in the history.
    I'll put up President Kennedy's Man On The Moon TV Sell against Miss Cleo's any day!

    Of course "the sell" produces The Industry. And late night infomercials are the trademark of marginal market "sells". BTW, the cosmology crowd is also up at 3:30 am, looking through glass as well. Both groups buy Sky Watching charts, but the cosmology crowd buys much more costly hardware.

    As far as having "two different target audiences on TV"... Both are into Sci-Fi & Fantasy shows. Both watch Space related documentaries, and buy, the advertised space photos, art, t-shirts, books, jewelry, etc..

    Sure, you lose a lot of folks when the content goes too 'far out', at both ends of the spectrum. And I don't expect a Astrologer to buy Cosmology.com for the listed $150,000 price tag (w/ 500,000 hits a month).

    And Thanks, for wishing me success with CosmologyTV. I'm actually 'not trying' to sell it. I packaged it, with a ''TV PDF' subscription model in mind... and, eventually, I'll get around to The Sell.
     
  10. GoneWalkabout

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    Don't really have a massive view on how the sale of one name will help other names to sell.

    If pushed I would say that I think most names are unique. A few years ago I sold PILOT tv for $20k and a good friend of mine (the late James Barclay) owned Pilots.tv

    Having had a chat with James I did return to the buyer and suggested to them it might be worthwhile picking up both names at the same time. They decided they only wanted the one name and I think many others are not too dissimilar.

    That said, I do agree with the old saying that a high tide does lift ALL boats.

    Either way - excellent sale for the seller - $25,000 is a lot of money


    Out of interest - for all those non-astronomical astrological cosmologists out there I've just seen that MissCleo.tv is available to hand reg...

    … but she knew that already!
     
  11. daj

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    I'm guessing it was sold to Oranum.com? They have a website of live psychics on webcam and I'm sure are banking big bucks.
     
  12. jwdomain

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    Comparing astrology to cosmology as a keyword or domain name, and a wordTV.com domain at that - huh? Are you joking and stoking with this thread? Anyone who has been around domaining for more than a week will laugh at you. I would definitely like to have cosmology.tv in my portfolio, as least as window dressing. I would have no interest in holding cosmologytv.com.
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2015
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    If an astrologer felt it appropriate to invest 25,000 Euros in Astrology.tv, perhaps the stars and planets are aligned and .TV is ready for its next move upwards :)

    Great sale in a great extension!
     
  14. eyedomainous

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    As someone who used to actively participate in Sky Watching groups, across the USA, I found they attracted a full spectrum of people... the UFO crowd, to astrology folks, new age metaphysics types, aviationist, satellite trackers, cosmologist, and so on... we all got along just fine, and most shared an interest in what the other guy was doing. And there was some trade going on.

    Most people are conditioned by an industrial 'education' system that puts professions in boxes: You got your underground people, the land people, the water people, the air people, the space people, and so on (into the species classifications, etc.).

    Like here, I find it interesting to see how this conditioning plays out, sometimes with unintended deadly consequences, especially with the environment; air pollution is an air problem -go to the air people. Land pollution -go to the land people. Water to the water people... and so on.

    By the time they figure out the air problem is a land problem, and a water problem when it rains, etc. the problem is a 'crises'... and they can do little to address it... because the solution is outside of the(ir) box.

    So they fall back on... one has nothing to do with the other. End of story. Problem solved. [My Bad:-,]
     

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