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MrDenton

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I've been noticing hyphen names selling for a bit more lately. Any thoughts?

May-Design.com [ Registered in 3 extensions ] - $16,000 dnjournal
mens-hair.com [ Registered in 9 extensions ] - $5,900 dnjournal
x-day.com [ Registered in 17 extensions ] - $5,000 dnjournal
b-and-t-world-seeds.com [ Registered in 2 extensions ] - $3,422 dnjournal
 
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jhm

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You'll always find these exceptions popping up. I wouldn't look too deeply into it. I just wouldn't bother with them, from an investment standpoint, unless it's an appropriately placed hyphen in the term. Otherwise, a strong combination (such as health-news, game-reviews, fact-check, insurance-quote, buy-crypto, good-life, sexy-girls, phone-repair, tax-help, watch-movies, learn-english, go-travel, get-fit, new-tech, food-recipes...)
 
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VadimK

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Hyphens are interesting. There is a guy @rumevic - he sells them on a regular basis (however lately I haven't seen much of him, probably he caught some stagnation, just like everyone else...). He sells them at around $1000, and that's I guess a very fair price. But indeed, it has to be popular niches - crypto, casinos, art, eco - and as @jhm said - some very ''delicious'' combinations as well ).
So, if digging into popular themes I guess there is a chance. I have around 40-50 and some are picking other extensions pretty fast...But indeed, I wouldn't go more than 1000 on them. x-day is not bad, imo. Mens-hair too (although, why mens only? But still I think it's OK).
 

LoveCatchyDomains

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Do you think there are a quite a few businesses out there that would settle for the hyphens for their websites, rather than paying super high premiums for the versions without the punctuation? But, is there any possibility that simply a space rather than a hyphen may be offered as an additional alternative in the future?
 

rumevic

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Hyphens are interesting. There is a guy @rumevic - he sells them on a regular basis (however lately I haven't seen much of him, probably he caught some stagnation, just like everyone else...). He sells them at around $1000, and that's I guess a very fair price. But indeed, it has to be popular niches - crypto, casinos, art, eco - and as @jhm said - some very ''delicious'' combinations as well ).
So, if digging into popular themes I guess there is a chance. I have around 40-50 and some are picking other extensions pretty fast...But indeed, I wouldn't go more than 1000 on them. x-day is not bad, imo. Mens-hair too (although, why mens only? But still I think it's OK).
Thanks for mentioning me here.
Several hyphenated domains per month are being sold regularly.
Yes, for last two months sales went down frankly.
I normally post sales on Twitter and here on forum.
For my .coms now I decided to go back to $2k from $1k, will see how it goes.
Buying some and renewing some names, and letting many to expire though.
 
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NickB

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As soon as I saw that last one I thought Backlinks...And, yep it looks someone bought it because of that....

Always work checking the backlink profile on Ahrefs or Moz

b-and-t-world-seeds.com

Domain Rating: 35
Backlinks 91,285 | 98% do follow
Referring Domains 801| 75% do follow
 
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honestbobby

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I always appreciate nickb for domain analysis... Could you please share yours thought about mens-hair.com sale... I checked no backlinks...
As soon as I saw that last one I thought Backlinks...And, yep it looks someone bought it because of that....

Always work checking the backlink profile on Ahrefs or Moz

b-and-t-world-seeds.com

Domain Rating: 35
Backlinks 91,285 | 98% do follow
Referring Domains 801| 75% do
 

LoveCatchyDomains

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As soon as I saw that last one I thought Backlinks...And, yep it looks someone bought it because of that....

Always work checking the backlink profile on Ahrefs or Moz

b-and-t-world-seeds.com

Domain Rating: 35
Backlinks 91,285 | 98% do follow
Referring Domains 801| 75% do follow
Would any domain with the hyphen automatically get counted as having the backlinks, even if those links were generated for the version without the punctuation?
 

iTesla

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When a company can't afford the proper domain they go hand reg the hyphenated, that is why if you have a strong domain go reg the hyphen, I had a case of a company using the hyphen, they try to buy my domain for cheap, then I have regret later not buying the hyphenated, now they would beg me to sell them in pair.
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LoveCatchyDomains

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When a company can't afford the proper domain they go hand reg the hyphenated, that is why if you have a strong domain go reg the hyphen, I had a case of a company using the hyphen, they try to buy my domain for cheap, then I have regret later not buying the hyphenated, now they would beg me to sell them in pair.
imo
So, is it possible that eventually, instead of a hyphen, domain names with a space in between may be offered. That really could be a game changer---and probably worth buying into if someone is serious about a particular name.
 

.X.

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Good for Development , Not so much for end user, hardly good for flipping IMO. If you can build a hyphen up to where it holds traffic value, then people start looking at it. Hyphens are a very small targeted audience IMO
 

iTesla

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So, is it possible that eventually, instead of a hyphen, domain names with a space in between may be offered. That really could be a game changer---and probably worth buying into if someone is serious about a particular name.
No I did not mean that, I mean that companies will prefer the hyphen if they can't afford the non hyphenated domain, that is why it is good to have both or at least the hyphenated so you can sell it cheaper to the interested party.
 

ReallyBigIdea.com

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As a domainer I like hyphenated domains probably someone's liking too.

Web-designs.net
Start-ups.org
Autos-For-Sale.com
etc..
 

LiamWallace

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Looks like the hyphenated names mostly sell in cases of powerful keyword combos as outlined by @jhm

Also, the Germans seem to have a liking for hyphenated names. Lots of Sedo sales data to back this up. In both .com & .de
 
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StartupNames

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You'll always find these exceptions popping up. I wouldn't look too deeply into it. I just wouldn't bother with them, from an investment standpoint, unless it's an appropriately placed hyphen in the term. Otherwise, a strong combination (such as health-news, game-reviews, fact-check, insurance-quote, buy-crypto, good-life, sexy-girls, phone-repair, tax-help, watch-movies, learn-english, go-travel, get-fit, new-tech, food-recipes...)
Totally agree. It really depends.
 
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I really wonder why anyone would pay such amount for b-and-t-world-seeds. Anyway I just dropped a nice 2 word hyphen domain, because I could not find a buyer for couple of years. But fortunately I had some parking revenue from this domain.
 

honestbobby

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I really wonder why anyone would pay such amount for b-and-t-world-seeds. Anyway I just dropped a nice 2 word hyphen domain, because I could not find a buyer for couple of years. But fortunately I had some parking revenue from this domain.
Can you share that domain... If it's really good... I would like to have it... You can pm me... Thank you
 
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Bob Hawkes

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Kazzia

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Looks like the hyphenated names mostly sell in cases of powerful keyword combos as outlined by @jhm

Also, the Germans seem to have a liking for hyphenated names. Lots of Sedo sales data to back this up. In both .com & .de
Germans actually PREFER hyphenated. They take that as the first choice. I have sold many to Germans and yes, $1500 or so is the sweet spot for me.
 

jiy k

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Germans actually PREFER hyphenated. They take that as the first choice. I have sold many to Germans and yes, $1500 or so is the sweet spot for me.
Can You please share how did you particularly sell them to Germans. Thanks.
 

Kazzia

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Can You please share how did you particularly sell them to Germans. Thanks.
I don't aim for them. Just that when my hyphenated sell, it is usually to Germans.

Almost all businesses use hyphenated domains. They don't even want "regular" names without hyphens.
 
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honestbobby

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I don't aim for them. Just that when my hyphenated sell, it is usually to Germans.

Almost all businesses use hyphenated domains. They don't even want "regular" names without hyphens.
I want to ask germans prefer hyphen domain in dot de extention Or hyphen domain in dot com extension?