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NameSilo
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I had a ton of low ball offers the first week after the news, now I get views but no offers. Meta has not knocked down my door looking to buy my names. I am holding for the right offers.
How about everyone else? Any great offers?
Any big business offers?
How did you sell?
Feel free to spam if you are selling - I may post mine later - I didn't want this to be my personal shill post, I am interested in perspectives.
Meta and the forgotten second part - Horizon.
 

Kingslayer

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What law prevents someone registering a domain name with the word "meta"?
No law prevents someone registering a domain with the word meta. However if you misuse their registered mark they can take aim at you. For instance posting your domain in a Namepros thread about FB switching to meta is not wise.
 

redemo

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I had a ton of low ball offers the first week after the news, now I get views but no offers. Meta has not knocked down my door looking to buy my names. I am holding for the right offers.
How about everyone else? Any great offers?
Any big business offers?
How did you sell?
Feel free to spam if you are selling - I may post mine later - I didn't want this to be my personal shill post, I am interested in perspectives.
Meta and the forgotten second part - Horizon.
I invested in the Meta craze but wasn't expecting to reap dividends in the first one or two weeks or even months. Patience my friends.
 
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johnchuang

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in my opinion, i don't think the meta craze has died down yet.

the main issue i see is that alot of the good meta + (keyword .com names have been snapped up already, as well as other extensions like .net, .org, .io and .co.

so it's much more challenging now to find such good meta names.

i currently have 6 such meta + (keyword) names (3 of them .com extensions) and am still trying to find suitable buyers for them.
 
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in my opinion, i don't think the meta craze has died down yet.

the main issue i see is that alot of the good meta + (keyword .com names have been snapped up already, as well as other extensions like .net, .org, .io and .co.

so it's much more challenging now to find such good meta names.

i currently have 6 such meta + (keyword) names (3 of them .com extensions) and am still trying to find suitable buyers for them.
I wonder if keyword + meta is the better investment than meta + keyword.

Isn't keyword + meta better because at least it sounds like it's not part of the Zuckerverse (that is to say, part of the "Meta") and instead a metaverse thing generally instead. The water is muddied by the fact that they are claiming Meta as a name imho.

Some sound like they're part of the Zuckerverse in my opinion more than others...

MetaGifs - Zuckerverse gifs
GifMeta - A metaverse for gifs, or gifs in/for the metaverse

MetaMeeting - Zuckerverse meetings
MeetingMeta - A metaverse for meetings

MetaBanking - Zuckerverse bank
BankingMeta - A metaverse for banking

I don't know, [keyword]meta sounds more generic in a way than the other.
 
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I was mind blown just now to see there are 29 "metaverse" sales on Namebio. That's two nine.

Obviously there must be other sales that aren't listed, but given the insane amount of hysteria and relentless threads about it, I expected hundreds of sales, if not thousands, with tons of crazy five figure plus prices.

Instead only five names have sold for more than five figures and only one (1) has sold for more than $20k.

Four names with just the term "metaverse" + extension sold for less than $1k, one for $155.

Doesn't quite match all the noise surrounding it.

Purely my opinion and using recent sales examples:

1) metaverse+kw is too long, unless it's a very relevant kw, won't have much value
e.g. metaverselogon.com - $198 (12/3)
e.g. metaversetechnology.com - $2200 (11/4)

2) meta+kw is preferred since shorter and more brandable, but kw is important, if kw is too long or irrelevant or people instantly think of Facebook, then won't have much value
e.g. metalinguistics.com - $180 (12/8)
e.g. metacontinental.com - $120 (12/8)
e.g. metaleak.com - $650 (12/6)

3) ones that really have value are short meta+kw where kw is generic, very relevant to metaverse, and not tied to Facebook
e.g. metatime.com - $40,000 (11/19)
e.g. metaxr.com - $60,000 (10/15)
e.g. metatrader.com - $100,000 (10/22)

so in summary, in reality there are few that will have value, and most likely fall under category #3
 
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FolioTeam

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I was mind blown just now to see there are 29 "metaverse" sales on Namebio. That's two nine.

Obviously there must be other sales that aren't listed, but given the insane amount of hysteria and relentless threads about it, I expected hundreds of sales, if not thousands, with tons of crazy five figure plus prices.

Instead only five names have sold for more than five figures and only one (1) has sold for more than $20k.

Four names with just the term "metaverse" + extension sold for less than $1k, one for $155.

Doesn't quite match all the noise surrounding it.
That's because the full metaverse is a new buzz word so there's still time for that to blow up.

So far, what's really selling out there domain-wise is the short form, meta. Time will tell if we will see more sales with meta or verse or metaverse or just brandable names without those keywords.
 
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It's over hyped, it's not going to be the big name everyone thinks it will be
Simulation is the future
When science agrees we are in fact in one, then that's all there is

SimulationThis That

SimiVerse.com
SimuVerses.com

Both already games
let me guess, b/c you own both newly registered names, developed the same websites, and are obviously self promoting while bashing metaverse?
 
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twiki

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I don't think it has decreased. Actually I estimate it will increase in the next 12 months.

These days I've sold 2 meta names one after another, at $1988 each. They have been however listed since August when I decided to jump in the wagon. By now I'm in profit already

You can't expect to list them and get sold in a month, it's unrealistic. It takes time for the buyers to decide. Domaining is a game of time. Also, some of the names listed in this post are either not worth much, OR the likelihood of sale is too low. So no sales so far is nothing unexpected in this case.
 
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I think FB was the focus and they did their big announcement and are done with that. So now we have to wait for more people to step up and do the same thing.

Some companies are doing it now and some countries are as well. But it has not really gone critical mass yet.
If you're on about Meta PC it looks like it hasn't got legs at all.

They've even been sent a letter by USPTO that they believe it will be confused with a previous registered mark, they're doing their job as expected. This is in the documents for the META PC 'Meta' TM filing:

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https://tsdr.uspto.gov/documentviewer?caseId=sn90897345&docId=ADR20211108132715#docIndex=0&page=1
 
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In my opinion the craze has slowly recently but we're early and it is just getting started, if that makes sense.
My observations:
1) In 2021, Meta/Metaverse has been a hot domain. Look at the unparalleled sales prices of many of them.
2) It was getting hotter leading up to unknown Facebook rebrand announcement. Once Facebook revealed itself to be "Meta", some felt Meta popularity would go down due to TM issues, others felt it increased their value since the largest social company is now helping promote the name. I'm in the latter camp.
3) As more companies enter the Metaverse, the craze will continue to pickup steam. We're still in the early stages.
4) Meta/Metaverse+ premium keywords will retain the most value and have longevity, but have to be bought in the aftermarket since they aren't available to handreg anymore. I'd rather pay a little and buy 1 good name aftermarket than hand reg 100 bad names that will never sell.
 
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I was mind blown just now to see there are 29 "metaverse" sales on Namebio. That's two nine.

Obviously there must be other sales that aren't listed, but given the insane amount of hysteria and relentless threads about it, I expected hundreds of sales, if not thousands, with tons of crazy five figure plus prices.

Instead only five names have sold for more than five figures and only one (1) has sold for more than $20k.

Four names with just the term "metaverse" + extension sold for less than $1k, one for $155.

Doesn't quite match all the noise surrounding it.
 
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