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First Name, Last Name Domain Names – Do you Register / Acquire them?

Labeled as strategy in General Domain Discussion, started by Robbie, Jun 23, 2020

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  1. Robbie

    Robbie RobbiesBlog.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I wrote an article about First Name Last Name Domain Names on the blog, you can read the full article by clicking here, but let's discuss over here at NamePros.

    Do you register the First Name, Last Name Domains?

    Whats the Sales / Drop like?

    Are you only registering Dot Com?

    Do you do research before you acquire i.e. Look at who owned it, how many years was it owned etc?

    What's the sweet spot for sale? is it a quick flip at $99, $250, $500 or $1K+ etc.

    Let's discuss...
     
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  2. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com VIP Gold Account

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    I own all versions of my name except first name as it is a famous Greek mathematician .
     
  3. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    My first name dot com taken

    My last name dot com taken

    Wasnt going let full name away. Dam right i reg'd it, It's one of those investments you know you'll never sell... but help long-run avoid litigation, hostage negotiation buyback off had the intuition to reg'd before you. These should be avail to hand-reg; dont be that cheap.

    Samer
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2020
  4. Richard John Rejano

    Richard John Rejano Established Member

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    I know someone on twitter that sell FN+LN .com and he seems to be succesful in selling it between low xxx to mid xxx range.

    From that , i also reg some personal name .com and currently own

    LeviJackson/com
    BellaTorres/com
    Jhenifer/com
    Saqib/co
    Catriona/co

    No sales yet as its only new reg but planning to add more.
     
  5. alienbaba

    alienbaba Escaped AREA 51

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    Nice names. Link to their twitter please?

    I sold a name+surname domain for $1999 last year & have sold others for low to mid xxx.

    Haven't had luck selling a first name .co yet. Well I've been lazy with outbounding. I have a few like Khabib.co, Mahmoud.co, Reynold.co which I tried outbounding to some rich people on LinkedIn.

    One of them, a high profile Fintech investor from Abu Dhabi replied saying he wasn't interested, although I stalked him & found out he was trying to start a personal website & the first name word .co would have been perfect :xf.cry:
     
  6. lock

    lock DomainUsed.com VIP

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    I wouldn't advise to squat on someone else's name as only reserving it for them. Will you try fight or ignore anything but offers? What ever is cheaper to get it eg same country law or low ball. I have found some single names when actually looked first and surnames have a female name domain and a surname domain.
     
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  7. FolioTeam

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    First Name Last Name domains tend to look like cybersquatting in ways that single names don't.

    Consider JuliaRoberts.com Vs Julia.com or Roberts.com. Two look good. One doesn't (UDRP wise).

    Some sellers pull off selling First Name Last Name domains, but I will generally advice against it.
     
  8. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com VIP Gold Account

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    here's a hint.

    price point here.

    Say you are bit time name like a celebrity or even maybe a CEO? but either your name is so generic and so many people have your first name or even last name like John or Smith.

    This is where a domainer can make money.

    Many of these people will want a .com no a .co or whatever

    .com is where it's at.

    No expert here but I feel any domain that ends in ........................

    360.com
    TV.com
    24.com
    247.com
    365.com
    VR.com
    app.com
    s.com
    co.com
    1.com
    123.com
    inc.com
    company.com
    sucks.com

    and also domains that start with............

    the
    1
    24
    247
    360
    365
    TV
    VR
    iam
    im



    would have some value in this "space" where someone needs a .com with their name but can't afford it or is just overly price borderline ridiculous.

    and they are not familiar with .co or .tv or don't like .net or .org and simply want THE BEST.
     
  9. alienbaba

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    I think it depends on the popularity of the name & if any public figures bear it. Popular names like JohnSmith.com etc have possibly millions of end users although only one of them can own it and the rest would have to append something if they want to use their name in their business e.g JohnSmith[insert job role].com. Unlike business names which generally get trademarked, I personally see nothing wrong with first+last name domains as trademarking a legal name which anyone can have is silly.

    And cyber squatting is generally regarding business names and trademarks. I wouldn’t consider it malicious cyber squatting. It’s just being the supplier for the demand, just like the registrars are although they may charge low registration fees compared to our resale price.
     
  10. FolioTeam

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    I agree when they are popular names like JohnSmith or names like Jane Doe.

    Other names outside of those feel like they are targeting one or two people
     
  11. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

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    so what's the threshold for cybersquatting
    1 - 2 people - bad

    2 - 4 people - still bad?

    10 - 100 really nice?
     
  12. BrandCollectors.com

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    I own Gianci.com popular Spanish last name, archive org shows jewelry website on this name.
    Gucci Gianci.. Goldci
     
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  13. AbdulBasit.com

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    I own several 1-2 word person names and sold a few to date. Overall, I saw male names do sell well compare to female.
     
  14. noneisnone

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    considering your name samer is a very commonly used name in the middle east of course it would be taken :D

    my name is very uncommon very few in the world have it yet it was registered waiting on it to drop to hand reg
    to answer op question no i feel some kind of way about taking the right from people to register there own name
     
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  15. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    I own my first name in .com and use it primarily for email [email protected] but will have a website there soon.

    But I guess that is not what was asked. I do have first name domains and last name domains, but primarily because they make great brands, imo, like Dell, Bloomberg etc. Often, good brandables turn out to be also names somewhere in the world, because the names are forms of brands too, just personal...
     
  16. NLP

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    I don't register random First Name/Last Name .coms for resale, no.

    I won my own name in .COM, my first name in .ME, and I have a few first name .COs:

    Luisa /co
    Javier /co
    Lupe /co
    Katrin /co

    I sold Anna (.) co and Carly (.) co.

    I feel like First Name/Last Name .coms are a bit of a shot in the dark, and I'd feel kind of uncomfortable owning someone's name, rather than keywords.
     
  17. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

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    you want to have an index.php ...
     
  18. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    or just straight install WP with a good theme ))
     
  19. Robbie

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    What were the sale prices on Anna (.) co and Carly (.) co. if you can share, were these inbound or outbound sales?
     
  20. NLP

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    All of my sales are inbound. Anna was a few years ago, listed at $10k BIN at Sedo, and Carly sold for $1500 last year through GoDaddy's Domain offer/broker service.

    I undersold Carly bigtime, and should have countered with a higher figure, but it's ok, and it wasn't a name I was attached to.
     
  21. TheBaldOne

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    Generally, no, but I have registered and use my own name, well the variant of it that was available. :xf.smile:
     
  22. TestCase

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    I've done a few for some family members as gifts. They were surprised and stoked!
     
  23. The Durfer

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    sold tricia / org so they sell dont know about dot com yet but will find out. lol. :)
     

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