So it's worth what someone is willing to pay? Pretty useful comment for the appraisal section of the forum.
I think if you have the funds; then go for it. I think this one is going to be hot result.Thanks for the sobering comments.
When I first saw e.guide was available I also saw i.guide was available. Iguide.com sold for 100k a little while ago which got me thinking. Personally I think Eguide rolls off the tongue better than Iguide. I sat on the decision on which to buy for a few days. One day I woke up and saw I.guide was no longer available and quickly snapped up e.guide.
is it possible that the "reg fee" will drop, next year or after...due to demand or lack of demand?well, there were plenty of single character .whatevers available to register, all with a variety of renewal fee's.
some low $$ to $,$$$, per year.
so, until either you find a buyer or wait for one who can pay the amount you ask, then the current value is reg fee or.... whatever actual dollar offers you get, above that.
but in theory, if reg/renew fee is $400, then next year, it's worth $800 and year after $1,200 and so on and so on, until you sell.
as is, there is no established market, outside of "registering them from the registrar" or wait for when they decide to release their reserved lists of "premium" .whatevers by auction.
from that, i'd say value of your name could be seen in comparison to.. "average closing prices for similar single charter .whatevers", calculated from various venues.
however, even in such environments, closing prices are affected by frenzied buying, which may not exist outside of that bubble.
is it possible that the "reg fee" will drop, next year or after...due to demand or lack of demand?