Labeled as question in gTLD Discussion, started by muchomanly, May 23, 2017
There's a buy now price of 30k for a dot com, would you snag the available .net for under $15?
I would rate the .net domain on it's own merit.
Anyone can list their domain for sale at any price.
I could register klsdglkaghhdsg23wir.com and put a 30k price on it. Does that make the .net valuable?
Depends on the name.
If I put a BIN of $69k for MySmellyPoop.com would you pay $6.90 for MySmellyPoop.net?
Moral of the poop: Anyone can set a high BIN. It doesn't mean it's worth it.
Anyone can put any price on any name so without knowing the name, a bit difficult to say.
Edit: Everybody was writing the same thing at the same time, it seems
LOL @ @Grilled . "Would you pay $6.90 for my smelly poop?"
That's a much better example than I provided.
Mysmellypoop.net is the cost of a a Taco Bell combo. Coincidence?
I've seen a similar situation before as well. I would just purchase the .net. At the end of the day, the .com is not almost 30 thousand times more valuable then the .net. This also illustrates why some people dislike domainers. Often times, domain pricing doesn't seem to follow any basic market rules like you would see in real estate. That's like having a house selling for $100,000 and a comparable house a block over selling for $10 million with nothing to justify the price. That would NEVER happen. Yet, it's not uncommon in domaining.
if you like the domain
absolutely buy it
The first domain i bought was petsfood.store for $ 38 because i saw petsfoodstore.com for sale for $ 50000. And later i gave it away for less than $ 5 here. What i got from that, a loss o $ 33 but a profit of experience that i learned how domaining works. Then later i bought another domain for hand reg fee and sold it for $ 1200.
Another thing to factor into your purchasing decision.
How many TLDs are registered for given keyword(s). If .net is available for hand reg and 10+ TLDs are taken, that COULD be a sign of value. Not always the case, but as a general rule of thumb the more TLDs regged (and length of registration) the more valuable the domain is.
Who values the domain at $30k? Not to pump up companies like BrandBucket, but generally their $XX,XXX+ domains are good enough quality to consider other TLDs. (By no means should this be your only factor) For example bb has HalfCourt.com published for $28k. 5 HalfCourt.TLDs regged. 0 registry premium. The .net has been regged since 2014. There are 2 .total nets regged containing HalfCourt. Not a must have .net but but good enough for somebody to hold for a few years. A better example might be Namerific selling Broth.com for $25k. 18 Broth . TLDs are registered + 200 Broth . TLD considered premium by registries. As expected, Broth.net has been registered for a while (since 2003). Not to mention 500+ .Net's contain broth.
There are other factors, mainly acceptable uses of the domain, to consider when assigning value. Hopefully this helps a little. Feel free to comment / debate anything and pardon any grammatical errors as this was written via my mobile while at the dentist.
if it is truly 30K .com, then .net is probably valuable as well.
As a simplified rule of thumb, .net is normally worth 1/20 to 1/200 of .com
So, 30K .coms equivalent .net would be worth in 150-1500 range.
But you cannot base it on set BIN price. You have to do proper valuation of .com
Reread my comment and realize how this could be misleading. The reason so many .net's regged contain 'broth' isn't because of the keyword broth, but because of the keyword 'brother'....
Only 25 .NET's regged begin with 'broth' AND don't contain an 'e'. The only broth .NET developed is BrotHaus.net - and this shouldn't be considered a 'broth' domain as it doesn't pertain to Broth rather brot. Even though the numbers looked good at first, it's not a great .NET. There's so many IF / THAN's to consider when evaluating a domain. Hence why it's impossible to fully evaluate without actually knowing the domain.
If a .com was sold for $30K before, I would buy .net
But being for sale for $30K, doesn't mean anything. Check namebio if there were any sales based on the word(s) and go from there.
A lot of domainers are completely delusional when it comes to pricing their domains. That being said .. I'd have to say that pricing brandables is one of the most difficult challenges when it comes to domaining!
Specifically here though .. I'd say the opposite is more likely ... if a domain is available at $15 .. then the .com is likely not even worth $300! but as other already mentioned .. it completely depends on the individual domain.
I really see .net as changing completely .. I think it'll be becoming more like a technology specific nTLD (kinda like .io) .. so if your key-term is good and tech related then the traditional 5-10% of .com valuation will likely hold ... but if it's just a random keyword that isn't related to tech .. then more likely it won't sell even at 1% of .com.
Obviously I'm talking about real valuations or prices the .com actually sold at .. BuyItNow price comparisons are completely pointless ...
I bought LaserTreatment.net for $12 on godaddy. The . com was available for low 6 figs.
Asking price in this case doesn't matter at all.
I always base my decisions on what people were willing to pay and not what there are asking to get. Check domains on ebay, you will see really bad domains for like 1-2 mils. I's like a joke.
There were only 2 sales of domains with "LaserTreatment" in them reported by Namebio:
acnelasertreatments.org and eyelasertreatments.com. And both of them were for $200-$300. That's some solid info unlike "asking prices".
Separate names with a comma.