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HYHPENATED .COM domains are BACK IN FASHION!

Located in General Domain Discussion started by Rob Monster, Sep 19, 2019.

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Are you going to be buying more hyphen .COM domains in late 2019?

  1. Yup, I am backing up the truck and loading up!

    12.7%
  2. Yes, but I am going to go slow there

    19.9%
  3. No change

    46.4%
  4. I am dumping most of hyphen .COM domains

    17.5%
  5. Nah, .COM is toxic sludge

    3.6%
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  1. DoughMayne

    DoughMayne Established Member

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    - Says the CEO of Epik
     
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  2. DoughMayne

    DoughMayne Established Member

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    This will be a market experiment: I will sell all 10 of these for just $2K - that's $200 each.
    Cool-Videos.com, Tortilla-Chips.com, Veggie-Burger.com, 99-Cents.com, Video-Tape.com, Golf-Shirts.com, Bar-Grill.com, Dont-Smoke.com, Libra-Coin.com, Libra-Exchange.com
     
  3. namemarket

    namemarket Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    re: "HYPHENATED .COM domains are BACK IN FASHION!"

    Really! I don't think so except to a somewhat small degree in Germany and possibly in The Netherlands.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2019
  4. namemarket

    namemarket Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Several on that list appear to be "good" so according to Rob from Epik they should be valued at 10k, not $200. veggie-burger in particular seems real good to me.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2019
  5. Sheogorath

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    I own a "premium" hyphenated .com domain name for almost 4 years and I have not received a single offer yet.
    I have a minimum offer amount set to $5K to keep away the low ball offers, but it also means I don't receive offers for the domain.
    I don't see any change.

    It is much more comfortable & logical for an end user to add a word or change the combination of the words instead of buying an hyphenated domain.
    If I was in their shoes, I would do the same.
    I only have one hyphenated domain in my portfolio for a reason.

    I suggest to completely avoid investing in hyphenated domains, unless you come across a great one, like something similar to hotel-reservation.com.
     
  6. namemarket

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    Agree fully, I have or had several over the years with no offers or sales ever. One in particular is super premium 2 keywords in a very high paying financial niche with zero inquiries and basically no traffic ever in at least 10-years. That name is listed for sale at several places and has a $49 minimum offer on it with no inquiries. Most all hyphenated domains suck so I don't understand why Rob from Epik thinks they are so good and values so many at 10k. It is very strange, imo.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2019
  7. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    Guys - I had a private PM with @Sheogorath. The hyphen domain is not compelling. The non-hyphen version of the same domain is also parked.

    I think the key with hyphen domains, is, and really always has been SEO. They don't work on CPC landers but they do work on SSL landers with favorable SEO.

    I have been buying after market hyphen domains today. Feel free to PM me the better hyphen domains that you have for which you have buyer's remorse. I will see what I can do.

    @Gube and @RaquelPenha also have buying authority for the Domain Opportunities fund we set up:

    https://www.namepros.com/threads/domain-name-opportunity-fund.1154823/
     
  8. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger

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    Congrats on your sales and some really nice ones left in this list. I particularly like pre-approved and event-tickets. Best wishes for them all.
    Bob
    PS the turkey near bottom of your list seems to have eaten its hyphen :xf.grin:
     
  9. Mary Muse

    Mary Muse Premium Digital Assets VIP

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    e-coins.com is the only hyphenated domain left in my portfolio!
     
  10. Darren C

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    Future-Energy.com is one of my only hyphenated domains and I have no intentions of dropping it or selling it cheap ...hyphens don’t work for everything but they do work.
     
  11. namemarket

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    They worked very well 10-20 years ago before the search engines developed good automatic word-parsing coding and the hyphens separated keywords but now with word-parsing it's unnecessary and they all totally fail the Radio Test so a big negative. I believe the only reason hyphens were allowed long ago was for use as word separators only.

    P.S. Years ago someone wanted to know my URL and when I told them about the hyphen they did not know what it was and I explained it was a DASH. A few days later they called me saying the site did not work and discovered they typed the URL like this: www.Keyword1DASHKeyword2.com :xf.smile::xf.frown:
     
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  12. Darren C

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    Someone should tell the guy who bought Block-chain.com ....just saying.....like I said works for some others it won’t.
     
  13. DoughMayne

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    I own Block-Technology.com and Block-ChainTechnology...would sell for $200 each.
     
  14. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    Edit:

    I am buying hyphen .COM names. Send lists to [email protected]. We'll go through them and make wholesale offers.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2019
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  16. NameDeck

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    Good one. I wonder why they don't go after Huge domains for bangenergydrink.com
     
  17. iGreen

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    This seems once in a while sales. I have only one name parked with epik.

    https://marketplace.epik.com/bio-nics.com

    it should be all small letters after first capital letter. Tried to change it but no option found.
     
  18. handpicked

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    I saw a name dropped with 5,00,000 searches and monthly 21000 exact match searches with rich keywords and massive searches.. just regged it at epik, it's called WordPress-Themes-Free.com ... now developing it. Thanks.
     
  19. slader23

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    My only hyphen is B-T-C.COM. Not really looking to buy any others.
     
  20. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    5-G.CA
     
  22. ecomslice

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    I sold one this week for 300 , Crypto-(LLL).com , but im pretty positive it was buyer protection for their recent non dash purchase.

    I will send you my list Rob !! , buy buy buy , got to respect those who put their money where their mouth is !
     
  23. Bob Hawkes

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  25. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    Buying from other domainers -- sometimes for cash, and sometimes for Epik account credit. I suspect we'll buy other domain categories too. I was not planning to blow up my inbox today but we also like family surnames in .COM, for example.

    Entity-wise, Epik, Inc is the registrar. Anonymize, Inc is the privacy proxy. Epik Holdings, Inc is the parent company of both. Epik Holdings has a significant .COM domain portfolio.

    Obviously, we are doing our part to add liquidity. Yesterday we bought Land.com.ph from the former registrant after buying 2 of his hyphen domains. We recently became accredited for .PH and are in the process of hiring a Filipino country manager.
     

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