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.CO - The OFFICIAL Discussion, Showcase and Sales Report Thread

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  1. littlenamebigsale

    littlenamebigsale Established Member

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    thks for your advice,maybe now it's hard to find nice .com ,or it will also cost too high to buy some ,anyway good luck for .com
     
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  2. Domainstore

    Domainstore Established Member

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    I saw =
    oak.co $ 2.505 !!!
    ishop.co $ 925 !!!
    tee.co $ 805
    bourbon.co $ 728 !!!
    pianos.co $ 507
    sci.co $ 365
    bas.co $ 355
    otel.co $ 305 (yes you read right, for "otel")

    These sales are lower then SEDO earlier, but that's logical : not so well known.
     
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  3. NLP

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    I'm surprised there aren't more posts this week. While I suppose we can't discuss specific expired names quite yet, did anyone manage to snag some they wanted?

    I picked up about 5-6 - French, German, and English. Got an offer on a name last week which I turned down, but I had another sale (a .DE) this week, so I feel ok about the investment. The coupon code saved me almost 60 bucks.

    There were a few in that high sales list I had my eye on, but I was priced out once they started to skyrocket. I'm definitely surprised that the figures were as high as $2500. Wouldn't have predicted that.
     
  4. TheWatcher

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    Not bad Nadia. I was not able to check the expired of .co lately, busy with other project.

    By the way, I have crr.co and ejs.co $400 each or $750 for pair.

    Cheers.

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    tee.co and bourbon.co is a nice pickup.
     
  5. DU

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    Nothing too exciting but many names went for not too great value - anything over $100 is, as mentioned, at Namebio. Thought some of the lll.co weren't too bad but most < $30. These are just some that actually HAD A BID when I was looking.. there were hundreds that didn't. But it shows that the reseller market for lll.co is D-E-A-D. End user or nothing... seems a popular game is end user shortcut though so some will get lucky.

    Even NNN.co struggled to reach anything major but I don't get the Chinese nnn market.

    Some better value .coms falling at the same time imho. FinancialArchitect/MedicalFashion etc. were all in the .co price ranges. Maybe they're just ones I like.

    Of all of them I like stupid names like sporty.co anyway.

    Best buy? Crap.co at $105 :)

    FYI.
    I didn't bid on any. I own only 1 name. The list has no rhyme or reason. Just ones I ended up watching when I was checking on Ideal.CO

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    eek.co	$15	$10	 2	 	
    	pcx.co	$15	$10	 2	 	
    	gli.co	$15	$10	 2	 	
    	jkw.co	$15	$10	 2	 	
    	dek.co	$15	$10	 2	 	
    	gbh.co	$15	$10	 2	 	
    	8686.co	$17	$12	 2	 	
    	mhp.co	$20	$10	 3	 	
    	tgy.co	$20	$10	 3	 	
    	ckk.co	$20	$10	 3	 	
    	vtp.co	$20	$10	 3	 	
    	dmf.co	$20	$10	 3	 	
    	sfi.co	$20	$10	 3	 	
    	rte.co	$20	$10	 3	 	
    	bbd.co	$20	$10	 3	 	
    	sww.co	$27	$10	 5	 	
    	kus.co	$31	$10	 5	 	
    	dau.co	$31	$10	 5	 	
    	esd.co	$35	$10	 6	 	
    	countries.co	$37	$12	 6	 	
    	ktg.co	$38	$10	 6	 	
    	hsl.co	$40	$10	 5	 	
    	cups.co	$45	$10	 8	 	
    	second.co	$45	$12	 6	 	
    	sporty.co	$50	$10	 8	 	
    	hil.co	$50	$10	 9	 	
    	licence.co	$51	$10	 10	 	
    	opi.co	$55	$10	 11	 	
    	almond.co	$60	$10	 9	 	
    	extend.co	$60	$12	 11	 	
    	spend.co	$67	$12	 15	 	
    	209.co	$67	$12	 13	 	
    	urls.co	$70	$12	 14	 	
    	ddt.co	$82	$10	 9	 	
    	ovo.co	$85	$10	 11	 	
    	bbg.co	$101	$10	 15	 	
    	sah.co	$103	$10	 11	 	
    	191.co	$105	$12	 12	 	
    	yaz.co	$111	$10	 7	 	
    	drg.co	$116	$10	 20	 	
    	cbe.co	$116	$10	 11	 	
    	385.co	$116	$12	 20	 	
    	gmn.co	$116	$10	 15	 	
    	agn.co	$116	$10	 15	 	
    	nib.co	$116	$10	 11	 	
    	oku.co	$125	$10	 16	 	
    	mib.co	$130	$10	 13	 	
    	mim.co	$130	$10	 16	 	
    	tir.co	$140	$10	 14	 	
    	bullseye.co	$140	$12	 21	 	
    	151.co	$151	$12	 20	 	
    	quan.co	$156	$10	 23	 	
    	ftc.co	$160	$10	 11	 	
    	hst.co	$170	$10	 22	 	
    	 	
    	ying.co	$215	$12	 31	 	
    	buffer.co	$215	$12	 32	 	
    	tal.co	$225	$10	 28	 	
    	sed.co	$225	$10	 38	 	
    	sen.co	$230	$10	 27	 	
    	fei.co	$270	$10	 29	 	
    	meteor.co	$271	$12	 22	 	
    	rgb.co	$305	$10	 40	 	
    	arte.co	$305	$10	 28	 	
    	inventory.co	$312	$10	 43	 	
    	timber.co	$355	$12	 26	 	
    	sci.co	$365	$12	 22	 	
    	prove.co	$405	$12	 50	 	
    	detect.co	$405	$10	 47	 	
    	cypress.co	$425	$12	 39	 	
    	15	 	
    	husky.co	$625	$10	 85	 	
    	interface.co	$660	$10	 59	 	
    	ideal.co	$715	$10	 45	 	
    	tee.co	$805	$12	 42	 	
    	maple.co	$1,305	$10	 72	 	
    	ultra.co	$2,000	$12	 87	 	
    	oak.co	$2,505	$12	 87
     
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  6. the_poet

    the_poet Top Member VIP

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    Yep, Backgammon_[dot]_CO
    Maple.CO sold for $1,300.
     
  7. divamsharma

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    cruises.co sold for $82500 via sedo.com

    You can check some exciting results history at http://many.co/recent.php

    ---------- Post added at 06:36 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:12 AM ----------

    OMG Big news coming your way!
    Rick Shwartz has renewed some of his nnn.co names
    402.co
    403.co
    340.co
    302.co
    I have not checked all the names though!
     
  8. NPer

    NPer Very Allergic to CURRY PRO VIP

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    Not that big news. If you checked 45 and he only renewed 4, that shows very little confidence in the extension.

    How many did you check? Posting 4 renewed and not saying how many you checked, means pretty much nothing.
     
  9. jmcc

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    Doing some drop estimates here compared to the last major .co web survey in February 2012. Some of the percentages of drops (expressed as % of websites in February 2012 web survey) are:
    4.3508% Active/Unique
    1.9068% Holding Pages
    1.4250% PPC Parked
    2.4765% Redirects

    Regards...jmcc
     
  10. av1atic

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    Thought I'd post here just to get some feedback and insight on what you all think about this domain I received an offer on today. Hopefully this post belongs here, as it relates to discussion of .co:

    AminoAcids *dot* co

    90,500 exact monthly searches, category-leading keyword, correlates well with .co "brand", and part of a $27 billion dollar industry (2011)

    Any indications of a potential sales figure would be highly appreciated
     
  11. sam7uel

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    Is it Gdaddy's coupon code ?
    Any good dotCo renewal/transfer deal around ?
    Thanks for the input.
     
  12. divamsharma

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    I checked 10 and got 4 renewed. Even if rick renewed only 4 out of 90, he did renew his nnn.co's. Just remember the way he was criticizing them. All the dropping nnn.co domains are being purchased and that too at decent prices. I believe in the story as dot co is the only extension after dot com and dot net that is accepted by the chinese. The chinese are the biggest population in the world and there people are recognized by numbers and not by names. This is the reason why even nnnnn.com or nnnn.net are selling for good prices.
     
  13. MicroGuy

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    This domain is worth reg fee at best.

    Any sale exceeding that amount is a good sale. Selling a .CO is very much like landing an airplane. Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing, and any .CO sale is a good sale. May you have many awakenings along your path and find happiness always. IMHO.
     
  14. NLP

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    4 out of 90 domains is not good. He probably renewed some and dropped some - maybe he has a specific reason for hanging onto those, or they're ones he's gotten offers on before.

    I'd be interested in seeing some more data about the popularity of .CO in China, if it's true. I've done some searches, but of course, not knowing Chinese, it's impossible to tell. I know a few Chinese investors speculated heavily in .CO (because they've emailed and try to sell me their names), but I'm not sure how many NNN are actually being used at this point.

    I can see repeated numbers, anything with an 8 in it, and other numbers that have significance being in demand, but for seemingly random NNNs, it seems like you could be waiting around a LONG TIME for a sale.
     
  15. MicroGuy

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    Maybe those were the ones he missed when unchecking autorenew? My gut is telling me that he did not intentionally renew these names. I think the common wisdom now is that .CO is toast. IMHO.
     
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  16. NLP

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    My hunch tells me you also would have claimed that "hyphenated .DE names" aren't worth reg fee and should be dropped immediately - in which case I would be out a 1000 € sale this week.

    There are those who share your opinion, which you're completely entitled to hold, but you're clearly biased, and I don't think anyone considers you an arbiter of what the rest of the domain investment community is doing.

    You've made yourself abundantly clear: you feel .CO is worthless.

    It's important to hear both sides of every story, and I appreciate that you've felt the need to repeat yours dozens, if not hundreds, of times.

    It doesn't matter how many times you ad "IMO" to a post - we know that's your opinion. I don't know why concentrate all of your time in a thread in which you have no vested interest, though. Let the rest of us drop, research, invest in, and sell the names that WE see value in. Unless you are fluent in every language and have published sales in every ccTLD, you can't possibly speak for the entire domaining community. Do you think statisticians would say 2 years (yes, I know .CO is technically older than that, I'm talking about this time around) is a long enough time to establish a trend? You usually require a much bigger data set.

    Aged .coms are the most liquid investment, but there are sales that defy expectations and "common wisdom" every day.
     
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  17. MicroGuy

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    I know. I just like to do that. :imho:

    My abundance is only for those that frequent this thread. (^^ I agree ^^) My posts are genuinely intended for first-time readers which is a large group.
     
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  18. jmcc

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    Actually the development trend in a new TLD shows up within six months or so of the start of Landrush. Within the following twelve months, the abandonment trend (half-finished websites that will never be finished) appears. Now while COinternet and Sedo may trumpet sales and claim that .co sells well, the real metric of a TLD is development. It is the virtuous circle - development creates usage and drives development. With development, ordinary people (not domainers) learn about the TLD and become used to seeing websites on that TLD. The url shorteners are invisible to most people so they don't really count. It may take five years for a new TLD to establish itself but the trends for Dead Zone TLDs can appear early. While I am not writing .co ccTLD off just yet, the next few months are going to be very important. If the wrong type of domains (developed/brand protection/small business) start dropping in large numbers, it will not be good for .co ccTLD. However if the drops are confined to PPC parked and keyword domains, it might not be so bad. For investors in low quality .co domains, it might be a case of hoping for the best while preparing for the worst.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  19. divamsharma

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    Well first of all any new asset (tld) takes time to be fully absorbed in the market and Off course the returns will always be proportional to risk taken.
    Just have a look on the nnn.co name owners. You will find most of them from china. Till the time the investors are not able to hold on to their names and are willing to sell them for cheap and hence are not able to create a shortage of value names in the market, the extension will face some trouble.
    The recent sales of nnn.co names including 295.co, 588.co etc were made by the chinese itself. Well I believe in investing and I buy only when I can retain them, I take calculated risks and have generated some decent returns as well.
     
  20. NLP

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    Rocket.co

    Sold for $16,000 - on Sedo's weekly sales list.
     
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  21. the_poet

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    Roads.CO - $6,666
    Badger.CO - $1,000
    Wage.CO - $700
     
  22. surprise

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    Guys i am new to this but i am wondering if .co worth it if i found a 3 keyword with exact global of 50k+ and high cpc , is it worth it should i grab it ?

    second question please any cheap .co coupon for godaddy or any other good registrar ?

    Thanks
     
  23. Blitz

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    cjc799CCb1 $7.99 at Godaddy, Credit to Archangel here

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  24. MicroGuy

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    I would HIGHLY recommend not investing in this extension.

    In my view, this is not a good time to be investing in domains in general. I'm not sure how many publicly traded registrars there are, but I would possibly look into selling short these stocks. Find a way to short the .CO market and the domain market in general and you should make money over the long-term. If you want to go long, look into guns and ammo stocks.

    Good luck. IMHO
     
  25. surprise

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    yes thanks , i googled cheap .co yesterday and i've found a link directs me to the same godaddy offer , thanks ....

    ---------- Post added at 08:22 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:09 PM ----------

    Thanks not good to hear this as i am excited about domaining , anyway i got this .co domain lastnight from godaddy , then i noticed it is auctioned by someone else !!! godaddy team is looking into this weird issue , now i'm thinking i hope they give him the domain and refund me back i am starting to have second thoughts about the domain lol , i came up with other ideas tonight ....

    what about contacting end users directly if you have a good short domain , is it a good strategy ?
     

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