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Does the domain name with (-) has no value?

Labeled as discuss in Niche Domain Discussion, started by rathish, Jun 15, 2017

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  1. rathish

    rathish Top Contributor VIP

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    I have started domaining before a year and still learning.
    I want to know , if there is any value for the domain name with (-) in it...

    For example : video-games.com , play-games.com e.t.c

    if it has value what could be range between for .com , .net domains?

    Few days before i thought of booking "game-consoles.net" and a person told it has no value & not worth it's reg fee.is it true?
     
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  2. deez007

    deez007 The More I Learn The Less I "Know" VIP

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    There are certain markets that are happy to use a "-" especially the German market.

    I myself am a fan of Hyphenated domains....they may not be fast sellers but the market does certainly exist.

    These sales validate that:
    https://namebio.com/?s==UzN5MjN4ITM

    The problem is that I would steer clear from a Hyphenated domain on a .net

    I tend to keep hyphenated domains in .com or ccTLD.

    I wouldn't say Game-Consoles.net is worthless, it's still a very strong keyword. Not sure if you will fetch a good price but I wouldn't call it worthless. Probably one you would have to sit on until a buyer comes along...
     
  3. rathish

    rathish Top Contributor VIP

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    how hard is to find a buyer for a domain name with (-) in it?

    Where could it sell faster friend?
     
  4. deez007

    deez007 The More I Learn The Less I "Know" VIP

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    Thats the only problem with "-" domains, there is no real fast way to sell them... just have to wait it out. Stick it on the regular market places (sedo/afternic/undeveloped/etc..) then sit tight and wait it out.

    Unfortunatley they are not fast sellers but the market for them does exist, off course yours is a little trickier with it being a .net
     
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  5. rathish

    rathish Top Contributor VIP

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    thanks friend...
     
  6. ezee

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    We have VR-Action.com I was reluctant at first with the - ,we actually getting good enquiries on the name ,I think it just depends how strong the name.
     
  7. rathish

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    friend may i know what are the steps you have taken to promote it ?, like listing it on marketplaces e.t.c
     
  8. biggie

    biggie GreenFriendly.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    the name you have, would be fine for a developed website

    but for reselling, not some much, being as @deez007 said, a .net

    now if it got type-in traffic, that's would enhance value

    i sold a hyphen last year .com, for four figures via incoming offer at Fabulous.com


    imo...
     
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  9. ezee

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    We did not do much ,we just listed ,Afternic ,GoDaddy ,Sedo and the rest of the Market places and we get direct visits to www.vr-action.com
     
  10. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    The only domains with a hyphen that have value are top end .COM terms.

    ex. Las-Vegas.com / Real-Estate.com / Payday-Loans.com / etc.

    I would avoid everything else.

    Brad
     
  11. rathish

    rathish Top Contributor VIP

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    thanks friend for the info...
     
  12. rathish

    rathish Top Contributor VIP

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    i am sure you are not going to get it without paying a million of $:xf.wink:.
     
  13. Kuffy

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    I've got some hyphenated names for historic reasons, but I did register one recently. I got it with the hyphen to turn a dictionary word into a double entendre The name was EU-genics.com and I registered it to comment on the eugenics policy of the deep state and the EU.
     
  14. kemjika11

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    L-Ls are also underrated and underpriced imo. 3 characters ;)
     
  15. comati

    comati Established Member

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    there are some ultrapremium keywords that are still desirable but i'm not very keen ...

    every time i visit germany i'm amazed by the number of hyphenated .info i see :)

    totally agree. but from seo point of view that's exactly where the dash shouldn't be because dashes don't concatenate a search phrase.
     
  16. Marshall

    Marshall Top Contributor VIP

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    I don't think I'm visiting Germany in near future :xf.rolleyes:
    Do you know any online portals/ German marketplaces where German domain investors hang around?
     
  17. Marshall

    Marshall Top Contributor VIP

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    Pretty cool landing page. :)
    Are you using any service or it's a custom landing page?
     
  18. comati

    comati Established Member

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    sedo is probably your best bet, but i wouldn't get my hopes to high

    he is using efty
     
  19. Marshall

    Marshall Top Contributor VIP

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    Yeah, looks like it

    Okay, thanks
     
  20. papeter

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    I picked up a dropped name RC-HELICOPTERS.com mainly because I like RC planes etc. The value of the non hyphenated name is 20 times. Search for this hyphenated name (UK Google) and it shows 5.1 M searches, the non hyphenated name shows 2.2M searches. I don't understand that!

    It's easier to read a domain name with a hyphen especially if it's a longish name. Maybe as more .com domains are bought a good hyphenated domain could increase over time.
     
  21. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

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    great name
     
  22. Domain Buddha

    Domain Buddha New Member

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    There's nothing wrong with hyphens, especially .com hyphens, and especially if you are going to use it yourself. Buying it for resale may be tough. I set up a webpage for someone called you-rant.com. It is somewhat dormant at the moment, but if you put quotes around it in a google search it still comes up on page 3, whithout postings for some time. I have advised that if many of the posts had the word "rant" in the title and "you-rant" used frequently in the title, it would jump up on google page listings. So the point is that if you are using the hyphen yourself on a web page then by careful use of words and SEO you can get probably just as high on google then not having a hyphen but paying 20K or more for the clean .com. It just depends on your goals and financial ability. Game-Console.com is for sale for 3 grand, Game-consoles.com is listed as taken, so somebody sure thinks that the hyphen is worth some money. DomainBuddha.net
     
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  23. rathish

    rathish Top Contributor VIP

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    hi friend's , i had acquired "game-consoles.com" , after a lot of thinking & negotiations with the seller , i am looking forward to develope it as a gaming website...
    i paid 230$ + paypal fee , Is it a good buy ?
     
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  24. Elad n

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    Do you like the name? Do you feel the price was ok? You feel that this name would be a much better fit then any other regfee name? If the answer is yes then you got your answer :)
     
  25. rathish

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    (y) yes friend , i am going to develope a game site and game console affiliate in it...
    so it could be easy for me to rank in google.
     

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