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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!

    12.1%
  2. Yes, but I am going to go slow there

    20.0%
  3. No change

    46.7%
  4. I am dumping most of hyphen .COM domains

    17.6%
  5. Nah, .COM is toxic sludge

    3.6%
Total: 165 vote(s)
  1. Rob Monster

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

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    Yes and yes. Just PM us with your account email if you don't see NP pricing on your account.
     
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  2. DoughMayne

    DoughMayne Established Member

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    Today I bought Brussel-Sprouts.com only to learn that it's really spelled Brussels-Sprouts because they originated in Brussels. I still like Brussel-Sprouts better.
     
  3. wwwweb

    wwwweb Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    .com has been shopped around for years unsold. Farmers don’t pay for domains like this as they don’t sell direct to retail.

    You bought the right term, the plural would have been a mistake.
     
  4. jamesall

    jamesall Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    I have clothing-sale.com (Volume: 49 500/mo | CPC: $0.86)
    but my best hyphenated must be adver-tising.com (Volume: 550 000/mo | CPC: $1.39).

    Thanks to the people who spell it 'adver tising' like it was 2 words.
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2019
  5. Makbliss

    Makbliss Cancer Survivor, domain and crypto enthusiasts Gold Account

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    Just bought this on Epik
    Presidential-Candidates.com
    301,000 monthly Broad Searches
    22,200 monthly Exact Searches
    $1.49 CPC
     
  6. Makbliss

    Makbliss Cancer Survivor, domain and crypto enthusiasts Gold Account

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    Recliner-Chairs.com
    $1,300 Estibot Appraisal

    165,000 monthly Broad Searches
    22,200 monthly Exact Searches
    $1.05 CPC
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2019
  7. Makbliss

    Makbliss Cancer Survivor, domain and crypto enthusiasts Gold Account

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    Medicine-Cabinets.com
    $2,500 Estibot Appraisal
    135,000 monthly Broad Searches
    18,100 monthly Exact Searches
    $2.06 CPC
     
  8. Riz M.

    Riz M. EmpireNames.com Gold Account

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    Just sold my-cloud.com in 1995 usd.. 😊😊
    Good terms works in hyphens
     
  9. Tin Nguyen

    Tin Nguyen Taste.vn Gold Account

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    I have one hyphenated name. This is one that naturally has a hyphen. It's a top 10 South Korean male given name and this is as short as one can get:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Reddstagg

    Reddstagg Established Member

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    I've just hand regged two:

    www. i-am-woke.com
    www. we-is-woke.com
     
  11. jmaurya

    jmaurya Top Member VIP

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    Sales record data clearly show, Hyphenated domain back in fashion. :)
    century-of-flight.net 7,915 USD 2019-10-08 GoDaddy
    air-racing-history.com 1,625 USD 2019-10-08 GoDaddy
    general-imaging.com 1,052 USD 2019-10-08 GoDaddy
    business-advisor.com 1,000 USD 2019-10-08 Sedo
    sakurako-web.com 750 USD 2019-10-08 DropCatch
    vesubie-mercantour.com 577 USD 2019-10-08 GoDaddy
    betreutes-wohnen.com 345 USD 2019-10-08 DropCatch
    u-grow.com 309 USD 2019-10-08 GoDaddy
    thoroughbred-cars.com 286 USD 2019-10-08 GoDaddy
    smart-developer.com 260 USD 2019-10-08 GoDaddy
    forex-books.com 235 USD 2019-10-08 GoDaddy
    dealer-seo.com 130 USD 2019-10-08 GoDaddy
    cool-tools.com 109 USD 2019-10-08 GoDaddy
    yachting-life.net 106 USD 2019-10-08 GoDaddy
    dani-kelley.com 103 USD 2019-10-08 GoDaddy
     
  12. steven55

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    Almost all the sales on Godaddy..
    Am sure most would be expired auctions..

     
  13. DoughMayne

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    I have candidates2020 .com
     
  14. boker

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    What about the other way, when a company is using a hyphenated domain and the nonhyphen is available? It is worth it? It's harder to know in case of Germany, UK and a few other countries, but what about an US company using a hyphenated domain and the non hyphen is available to purchase? There are companies in US preferring hyphens?
     
  15. NYJimbo

    NYJimbo Domain Re-Animator Gold Account VIP

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    The problem with domains like that is anyone can just type "candidates 2020" in google and get all the info. I dont see the name selling for much.
     
  16. Rob Monster

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

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    Bought another 10 hyphen .com today.

    By all means, please do keep those lists coming. Happy to buy for cash, crypto or Epik account credit.

    Email is best: [email protected] -- allow 24 hours for response. Prefer it if the domains are already listed or registered at Epik but will buy auth codes otherwise.

    Make sure the names are at least 60 days old and available to transfer.

    Thanks
    Rob
     
  17. koolkr

    koolkr Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Rob

    How do I know if I have namepros pricing?
     
  18. Rob Monster

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

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    If your renewal rate on .COM is $8.49 or less, all-inclusive, you have it. The folks who are under $8.49 have pre-funded their account via BTC or wire-transfer. PM for details.
     
  19. Rob Monster

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

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    Just sold a hyphen domain today for $5,000.

    General-Counsel.com

    The inquiry came in from a Make-Offer lander powered by Epik. The price negotiation took about a week.

    I came down from original ask of $7500. Buyer paid in Euros.

    I have more funds for buying hyphen-domains at wholesale prices for those who need a sale so for anyone who wants to sell some hyphen domains, send those lists to [email protected]

    Important: if you hand-reg hyphen domains, please do it at Epik.com -- I generally will not buy hand-reg domains from other registrars until they are are at least 60 days old.
     
  20. Larion

    Larion Established Member

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    Congrats!

    Did you have an "expected price" shown on the Landing-Page or just "Make Offer" without showing any pricing ?

    What is the best strategy from a psychology perspective ?
    - BIN
    - Make Offer with showing an Expected Price
    - Make Offer without showing any Pricing

    I think when you have high-quality domains, then it might be a good idea to have "Make Offer" and show an "Expected Price" of e.g. USD 50K so in order to not look desperate.
    I think showing an "Expected Price" of e.g. USD 50K also shows the potential buyer that the domain has a value and is not just pigeon-sh.

    What is your opinion/experience on this ?
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2019
  21. rh2000

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    Congrats. Looks like you found your niche.
     
  22. Namebox

    Namebox Established Member

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    Thanks for sharing.Congrats.
     
  23. jamesall

    jamesall Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    My 2 hyphen valued at $740 by Epik

    World-War-1.com
    Volume: 550 000/mo | CPC: $2.09 | Competition: 0
     
  24. Rob Monster

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

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    I have said many times -- just do Make Offer and analyze who is inquiring.

    I think Epik is the only one that is giving you all the contact details and IP address info so you can be strategic in determining what the buyer could possibly afford.

    See example:

    https://youcode.com/

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    This one has $5K offer today but I think it is a $100K domain so we'll see where that nets out.
     
  25. wot

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