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Forbes Article About Domain Names

Labeled as information in Domain Industry News, started by Silentptnr, May 15, 2020

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  1. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    Came across an interesting little article in Forbes about domain names being valuable from a few days ago.

    It's interesting to read outside the domain blogs, etc. about domain names.

    I am not familiar with the author but based on the article, it seems he is a domain broker.

    Anyway, thought I would share this..

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbes...sing-the-value-of-a-domain-name/#a2503f31a30c

    The article also mentions a group "Forbes Technology Council" and there is a link to see if you qualify. Sounds like some nice connections if you can get in. Maybe someone knows about this.

    If someone has already posted about this, let me know.
     
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  2. WhoaDomain.com

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    I'll get in! They can checkout my 19,000+ connections on Linkedin. It's all about who you know and the numbers.

    I'll put in a good word for you. Now if I can only remember my stupid password. I made a new one in the toilet couple of days ago and "wrote it down somewhere". That reminds me. Alexa. Need toilet paper. :xf.grin:
     
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  4. HotKey

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    Wonder what the "Paid Program" is all about..? Geared towards PR authors to post? eg, fee oriented..
     
  5. Reddstagg

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    A direct quote from the article states..."For example, variations of the domain “mystore.com” might be “my-store.com” or “mystore.net.” By acquiring close variations of a domain and selling them all as a package, you ensure the buyer is getting all of the available traffic from the name."

    So maybe folks me also registering the hyphenated versions of my domain names isn't necessarily a false economy after all and maybe, just maybe there was some logical rationale to my way of thinking.

    I'm not saying I am always right but sometimes I might just be a little bit right.
     
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  7. HotKey

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    I doubt anyone's losing traffic from a hyphenated domain.
     
  8. Silentptnr

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    Nice to see domain names get a tiny bit of coverage for sure. Even if someone paid for inclusion.
     
  9. Reddstagg

    Reddstagg Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Is that pearl of wisdom based upon any sort of scientific fact or backed up by any in-depth statistical analysis?
     
  10. Silentptnr

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    A quick check shows that..

    Walmart owns walmart and wal-mart
    Amazon owns Amazon and AMA-zon
    Ebay owns ebay and e-bay

    I bet there are many others.
     
  11. Sutruk

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    "1. A Successful Website

    Owning a good domain name is nice, but the name itself really just signals a potential for success. It's the website associated with the name that drives business, entertains visitors and creates a brand following. If a website ranks well with Google and other search engines for industry keywords, its value increases substantially."

    Although I totally agree with the above quote, in that case you are not just selling a domain name, but a domain AND a website.

    Just a subtle difference :)
     
  12. WhoaDomain.com

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    Coincidentally I just watched a TV series called Devils Season 1 Episode 1.

    The CEO of a Biotech company was pitching to a crowd of investors after a promo video.

    What he said I think would work to sell domains to a business owner.

    "We live in a world where Perception is Everything.
    You should not only have the appearance of being the best.
    You should be the best."

    The best companies have the best web addresses.
    Mediocre companies have mediocre web addresses.
     
  13. Sutruk

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    You are right, but only if you do it with your super top premium .coms.
    If you register the hyphenated version for every .com you have, and you have a good amount of .coms... your renewals will simply cost you double price (one for the normal .com and other for the hyphenated version), and that could be a quite important amount at the end of the year.
    But if you can afford and like to have the double version for every of your domains... just do it :)
     
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  14. HotKey

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    The ol' noggin count?

    And the gran-daddy of them all: coca-cola.com which has the unhyphened forwarded to it. Hardly indicative of hyphened popularity, imo. Is it? I mean they are a international recognized brand around for decades, and the .com is an exact match to their brand/logo.

    I've never typed in "e-bay" or "ama-zom", those might be protective reg's is all by respective holders.

    Forbes has always been pretty good throughout the years with some DN coverage, but sometimes to me its like going to a Ford dealership for advice on what car to buy.
     
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    "
    To apply, you must be a senior-level technology executive at a company that meets the following minimum criteria:

    • generates a minimum of $1M USD in revenue, or…
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    If you meet our requirements and would like to apply, please fill out the information below. Information you provide will ONLY be shared with our internal membership-selection committee. Please note: meeting the criteria listed above does not guarantee that you will be accepted."

    If you have such compnay then you qualify :-P
     
  16. WhoaDomain.com

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    lol.....way to be a dream killer my friend! hehe
     
  17. CreativeMedia.us

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    Personal i like this words from article "the value of a domain name -- the extension (.com, .net, .us, etc.)
    :xf.love:(y):xf.smile:
     
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    It was Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock and the writer thought 'What can I do for the next hour' as a time filler
     
  20. clasione

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    "Forbes Technology Council" is a paid for contributor program. If you are an expert your industry, you can pay a fee and write for their site.
     
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  22. Bob Hawkes

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    CocaCola.com and Coca-cola.com is one more.

    @Silentptnr thanks very much for pointing out article. I agree that positive articles in wide distribution press is of value to us all.

    Bob
     
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    By the way, I search "domain name" on Google, then I click the "News" link in the top menu.

    So much talk about domain names!
     

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