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HYPHENATED .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!

    13.8%
  2. Yes, but I am going to go slow there

    20.7%
  3. No change

    41.8%
  4. I am dumping most of hyphen .COM domains

    20.3%
  5. Nah, .COM is toxic sludge

    3.4%
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  1. Shackleton

    Shackleton Established Member

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    Okay, never mind. But I would still like to know the logic behind taking www. Extra-Virgin-Olive-Oil.Online, when ExtraVirginOliveOil.online is available. I think you made a mistake with that one. www. Drone-Mapping.com might be okay. In any event, carry on.
     
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  2. Reddstagg

    Reddstagg Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    Thank you for pointing out that I missed one. I am usually so diligent with my research. I have now corrected my error so I need to thank you.

    I now have the matching pair.

    I will bid you good day.
     
  3. Reddstagg

    Reddstagg Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    @Rob Monster ...If you have the time and the inclination to do so, would you care to comment either way on this discussion.

    Regards,

    Reddstagg
     
  4. Rob Monster

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

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    For hyphen domains, I would definitely stick to .COM.

    There are some rare keywords that are trending where you could get a domain that is 1st year registration of a few dollars, in a trending keyword combination that is hyphenated.

    However, for buy and hold hyphen names where you are patiently waiting for an inbound inquiry, I would definitely stick to .COM.

    Hope that helps!
     
  5. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Sedo this week

    teach-talk.com 04/14/2020 3,900 EUR
     
  6. AdamFL

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    Acquired healthcare-solutions in king (y)
     
  7. jchan7

    jchan7 Restricted (33% DM)

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    I own v-necks.com and might sell it or might develop it into a t-shirt store. I think the Hyphen will help with google searches but not so much for direct type in traffic.
     
  8. Reddstagg

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    www. Reserva-Room.com
     
  9. Reddstagg

    Reddstagg Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    www. CostadelSpain.com and its close amigo

    www. Costa-del-Spain.com
     
  10. Reddstagg

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    www. Dot-Com.Cloud
     
  11. BuddFoxx

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    My favorite and only hyphen that I own :

    BTC-Futures.com
     
  12. Reddstagg

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    www. Beanie-Burger.com
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  13. Reddstagg

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    www. Naming-as-a-Service.com
    www. Domaining-as-a-Service.com
     
  14. BrandCollectors.com

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    gift them to the Bob : NameTalent user
     
  15. BlackCatsAreNice

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    Sigh....I hate to keep repeating the OBVIOUS but please, people, stop buying/registering domains that NO ONE WILL EVER BUY!

    You are basically wasting your money (even if its $5 or $1.99), but what's even more valuable, is that you are wasting your time and energy. Two precious commodities that you can never replace.
     
  16. Joakim

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    Not a fan, but tried one:

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Reddstagg

    Reddstagg Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    Good afternoon,

    Here's a simple tip for you so you can stop repeating the obvious and save your own time and energy...un-watch this thread and stop commenting about how we are missing the obvious and wasting our time and energy.

    That way, we can all act as responsible adults and do what the heck we like with our own money, time and energy. Who made you Commissioner of the Life Police?

    You just carry on getting restricted and we shall carry on without you.

    Regards,

    Reddstagg
     
  18. AdamFL

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    home-guide in king
     
  19. cabotower

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    electric-start.com
    broadway-show.com
     
  20. DomainGist

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    I perceive this thread to be the CEO of a registrar attempting (and seemingly succeeding) in creating a new gold rush for hyphen domains because said registrar has lost revenue now that they not making money from a gTLD bubble or people speculating on 7 or 8 number domains.

    Personally I don't really care if people waste their money throwing cash at Epik for hyphen domains, as those people aren't spending money where I acquire my domains..... I could do without the competition.

    But what I do object to is people being dishonest or disingenuous.

    The reality is that you are more than twice as likely to sell a .org than a hypen .com, and that was true in 2018, true in 2019, and its still true now. And there is no trend to suggest that this ratio is changing whatsoever, based on namebio statistics.

    People would be better off hand regging .org domains, and that would be a terrible idea too.

    I've never been an Epik customer so I can't throw around the old "you've lost a customer" line, but I do think this entire thread is a bit of a disgrace. its essentially exploiting the inexperienced to extract cash. You provided no valuable data or insight to support your claim, offered nothing at all to the world of domaining, you've just attempted to create another tulip mania on namepros.

    Its short sighted though, they come, they get seriously burnt, and then they never return to domaining. Not something which bothers me, but probably not in the best interests of a registrar over the long term.
     
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  21. Reddstagg

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    Oh no, I only bought all of my domains because the clever man said that I should.

    I really should have thought for myself as a grown up adult with my own mind and my own money and my own plan.

    Do you really think that the many people who have bought hyphenated domains have lost the ability to think for themselves.

    Here's a suggestion for your own hyphenated name..... do-one.com

    You don't have to be here. You don't even have to comment. You can however retain the right to have your very own grown up freedom of speech.

    The one thing that pis-ses me off the most is people telling other people how they should behave or act. What exactly gives you the qualifications to dictate to a group of professional people from many different walks of life how they should conduct their own business.

    I hand register hyphenated low value, low rent domain names as I am poor, without the prospect of ever getting another job. Does that make you feel warm and fuzzy, belittling people who maybe are not as fortunate as yourself and maybe do not have many other options.

    Take your sanctimonious attitude and go and do what you do without involving us all in your little dramas.

    Give your crystal balls a polish as you can obviously tell the future. So can I. I predict that not many people will like your post.

    I've just had my 1,000th like so I guess people can relate to me and my story better than others.

    Be at peace with yourself and leave us all to fail in our own way.

    That is my freedom.

    Enjoy your journey...(alone)

    Regards,

    Reddstagg
     
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  22. DomainGist

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    When somebody writes with so much anger, it just makes me think I've touched a nerve. .

    I've said what I needed to say, I'll just leave you to ponder one thing....

    The OP has a vested interest in seeing you hand register domains. I also have a vested interest in seeing you hand register domains, because that means you aren't bidding against me on Godaddy expiring domain auctions.

    I gain nothing at all from telling you that your approach isn't wise, this post right now earns me nothing. I have no links in my profile, no links in my signature, my username is no longer a website. The OP gains a lot from taking the opposite view.

    But I wish you the best of luck in your endeavours regardless, and I shall be on my merry way, or 'do one' as you so eloquently suggested.
     
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  23. NameBuyer.com

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    You are doing fine and it looks like you have a good diversity of names. I was actually really surprised with the number of reported hyphenated domains that have sold in recent years on NameBio.

    I went through a pretty brutal divorce back in 2009 that brought me to my knees financially for several years. During that time period, infrequent domain sales were the only thing keeping me living a semi-normal life. I had about 2,500-3,500 domains at the time, but only about 10 hyphenated names. One of the decent sales I had back then was in-spain.com for $2,875, which was a huge surprise. While I wouldn't focus solely on these domains, the lower competition makes it easy to pick up some common phrases with little competition in the expired lists.


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    Even Rick has had some good things to say about hyphenated domains at times.


     

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  24. STUART MALOFF

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    I have Fantasy-Sports.com. That’s it for dashes In my portfolio.
     
  25. vanvinh

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