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Buying "self-driving" domains and holding long-term

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  1. Mitchell Hengesbach

    Mitchell Hengesbach Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Crazy or smart long-term move? Discussion on this topic would be great!
     
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  2. creataweb

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    I've seen this trend drop down right here on NP. I think only the top terms "could" be worth something later on.
     
  3. Haykay2005

    Haykay2005 Active Member VIP

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    Yeah. It's a long hold niche if you can wait. I have some decent names In that niche acquired since 2016. What have bought?My latest acquisition in that niche is DriverlessInstitute.com
     
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  4. Mitchell Hengesbach

    Mitchell Hengesbach Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    I plan on holding for quite some time. Self-driving cars will probably become more and more popular in 5-10 years. Grab them now and wait. Are you selling DriverlessInstitute.com now or waiting?

    I own the following:
    self-driving-cars.net
    self-driving-cars.cc
    self-drivingcars.cc
    self-drivingcars.xyz
    self-drivingcars.site
    self-drivingcars.tech
     
  5. Mitchell Hengesbach

    Mitchell Hengesbach Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    What do you consider "top" terms?
     
  6. Haykay2005

    Haykay2005 Active Member VIP

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    5 years is too far . Autonomous is part of 2018 trend. Most of the car manufacturers and AI startups have started testing their driverless cars. I recently rejected offer on DriverlessProject.com.. Not good offer though

    DriverlessInstitute.com? With fair price I can sell. I have some more decent names
     
  7. Mitchell Hengesbach

    Mitchell Hengesbach Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    It would be great if autonomous and self-driving domains became really valuable sooner rather than later. What is a fair price in your eyes? What do you think about my domains? I know they aren't .com's, but they are key words.
     
  8. Haykay2005

    Haykay2005 Active Member VIP

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    The set with double hyphen is a NO . others may be
     
  9. Spade

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    I had the same thought in 2014. I registered at the time: AutomatedSUVs.com, AutomatedCabs.com, AutomatedTaxis.com

    Still holding. All the preferred terminology at the time was registered.
     
  10. Haykay2005

    Haykay2005 Active Member VIP

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    We are getting closer
     
  11. creataweb

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

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    There was a guy on here that supposedly spent like $500k or something on these names. Where is he now and what are his domains being used for?
     
  12. creataweb

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    Stuff like: Autonomous | Self Driving (I am guessing)
     
  13. Haykay2005

    Haykay2005 Active Member VIP

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    He is still holding for the future
     
  14. Sunkymike

    Sunkymike Established Member

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    I got myself AutonomousYatch.com and AutoYatch.com.
    Later discovered Yatch is a commonly misspelt word, even used by many News stations and papers.
    I don't expect that typo to have so much effect though.
     
  15. bluemeteor

    bluemeteor Established Member

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    - + not com=dead in most cases. and they are so long.
     
  16. MayerT

    MayerT Established Member

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    I have AutonomousVehicles.tech - I'll hold it and see what happens with the market.

    There is a manufacturer in the autonomous space called NAVYA, they own NAVYA.tech, which persuaded me to register this domain.
     
  17. Haykay2005

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    Just yesterday, I received a godaddy offer on one my names. autonomous+kw.. $80 initial offer which I countered
     
  18. biggie

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    more than likely, the auto manufacturers will use " brand + name" to describe individual self driving models.
    so generic description/categories may best chance to have holding value.

    imo...
     
  19. Haykay2005

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    And the big players in the industry will always be want to acquire all generic keywords relating to their operations for protection
     

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