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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. BrandCollectors.com

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    Buenos-Dias.com receives over 60,500 searches per month on Google®

    to renew or not to renew? please advise?
    thanks
    Spanish domain means good morning
     
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  2. DrJacoby

    DrJacoby Established Member

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    No, it does not. Maybe you meant that "buenos dias" get that many searches?
     
  3. BrandCollectors.com

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    correct 👍
     
  4. BrandCollectors.com

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    the source is Estibot
    Screenshot_20200525-145318.png
     
  5. TheBaldOne

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    There is perhaps a niche market that this domain name could well be targeted at if developed, and if so could prove an interesting reason to renew it.

    Considering the domain name it could be developed into a site specifically targeting non-Spanish speaking tourists, here the hyphen might well actually prove a benefit for although the term 'Buenos dias' does not normally use a hyphen the fact is that most tourists to Spain will either already be familiar with the phrase verbally few of them will immediately recognise the phrase when as in a domain name www.buenosdias.com. (In English at least the letter arrangement is not easily recognisable and therefore easily split into its component words.) The utilization of the hyphen might well therefore be of benefit in this instance, and the fact that the phrase is a welcoming one, i.e. 'Good Morning', could well be a site that could direct things such as local events and places to visit, restaurants, trips, and of course alternative hotels, and services such as travel information, medical facilities, etc..

    The above would take some work and is perhaps best suited to someone within the tourism industry in Spain, but with the present situation someone could utilize their time, knowledge, and contacts to develop a good site on it.

    Just my 2 pennyworth of advice. (Please note - Most people expect change from the 2 pence. LOL)
     
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  6. BrandCollectors.com

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    Thank you very much for such a useful review. Travel niche is a great idea 👍 I will keep the name.
     
  7. Jean Carlos

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    Decentralized-Application
     
  8. Brian L.

    Brian L. Top Contributor VIP ICA Member

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    Hyphen domains bleed traffic and email to the non hyphen equivalent.
     
  9. BrandCollectors.com

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    so why do you use 'E-Commerce' with a hyphen in your sig? ;)
     
  10. cabotower

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    ice-cream-cone.com
     
  11. equity78

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  12. mrcurly

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    I acquired a couple weeks back -

    20200514_112901.jpg
     
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  13. TheBaldOne

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    Acquired these domains just yesterday:

    Baldwin-Park.com …. (California, 2010 US census population: 75,390)
    Citrus-Heights.com …. (California, 2010 US census population: 83,301)
    Farmington-Hills.com …. (Michigan, 2010 US census population: 79,740)
    Missouri-City.com …. (Texas, 2010 US census population: 67,358)
    Overland-Park.com …. (Kansas, 2010 US census population: 173,372)
    Sandy-Springs.com …. (Georgia, 2010 US census population: 93,853)
    Spokane-Valley.com ... (Washington, 2010 US census population: 208,916)
    West-Jordan.com …. (Utah, 2010 US census population: 103,712)

    Personally I think the hyphenated .com should be valued above the .net. (That statement should start some controversy. :xf.rolleyes: )

    Presently the generally accepted order of value for the gTLD suffixes is:

    .com
    .net
    .org
    .info

    But this does not take into account hyphenated domains, I would suggest that considering the hyphenated domains as somehow separate sub-entities of gTLD's then the general valuation is likely to generally be:

    .com - non-hyphenated
    .com - hyphenated
    .net - non-hyphenated
    .net - hyphenated
    .org - either non-hyphenated or hyphenated
    .info - either non-hyphenated or hyphenated

    (I should stress here that when I refer to 'hyphenated' I mean the addition of the hyphen in the domain name solely between the words, I do not mean where each individual letter of a word have a hyphen inserted between them.)
     
  14. TheBaldOne

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    Just this morning acquired these domains to add to the portfolio:

    El-Monte.com …. (California, 2010 US census population: 113,475)
    West-Covina.com …. (California, 2010 US census population: 106,098)
    El-Cajon.com…. (California, 2010 US census population: 99,478)
    New-Britain.com…. (Connecticut, 2010 US census population: 73,206)
    Miami-Gardens.com…. (Florida, 2010 US census population: 107,167)
    Lake-Charles.com…. (Louisiana, 2010 US census population: 71,993)
    New-Rochelle.com…. (New York, 2010 US census population: 77,062)
    North-Charleston.com…. (South Carolina, 2010 US census population: 97,471)

    :xf.grin:
     
  15. BrandCollectors.com

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    Hi,
    I'd like to know which is better name mine or hugedomains domain? a similar com without hyphens sold for $14M

    I am own S--E--X in dawt king, tbh I am not fan of double hyphens but I like how it looks in URL. it was renewed before since 2004 by another domainer. would you to renew such name for 16 years? it was just parked without content..

    huge owns this: IMG_20200602_143138.png

    I have no adult names and thinking to create a website about relationships dating etc not about the p*rn. How do you think is it a good idea? could this name attract visitors? Thank you.
     
  16. equity78

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

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    I don't thin double hyphens work.
     
  17. lovely4ever

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    2020-06-02 namebio report domain wilderness-survival-skills.com
    sold at godaddy for : 4,174 USD !! :-o
    * 17 years old domain with three words hyphenated !!
     
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  18. TheBaldOne

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    Is that not exactly the same argument or at least a variant of the argument used against .net domains, .org domains, .info domains, domain hack domains, misspelled domains, domains including numbers, .co domains, .cm domains, in fact every domain going that is not a .com?

    The argument does have some merit, but as more and more people now click links (in adverts, blogs, personal messages, etc.) the argument is actually losing strength daily. The 'radio test' as a component factor in valuing a domain name is becoming increasingly less important with everyday that passes.
     
  19. Brian L.

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    I’d much rather own eCommerce.com than E-Commerce.com. But E-Commerce is grammatically correct.
     
  20. Reddstagg

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    www. World-of-Art.com
    www. Lone-Star-State.com
     
  21. TheBaldOne

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    The thing is that surely the best situation is actually to own both. :xf.cool:
     
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    What do you think of B-aby.com
     
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  24. TheBaldOne

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    In my own opinion when using a hyphen to split a word then the hyphen should only be used to separate the syllables (there is a deeper way in which we cognitively read words but that gets rather technical).

    With the word 'Baby' the word has two syllables and the natural split would be 'Ba-by' (bay-bee). Therefore the domain 'B-aby' does not recognise this normal cognitive rule as laid out above. Here the domain will be read cognitively as 'be-a-by' or 'be-ab-ee', here the hyphen has split the first syllable into its component letters.

    With the 'Man' the word consists of a single syllable. This split is slightly better than that of the example 'B-aby' because there are some areas where the 'n' is emphasised, here you can think of the phrase 'Hey Man' for an example.

    Personally I am not keen on either of these domains for the reasons given above, they would be a hard sell in my opinion.

    I am sorry if this is a negative opinion but it is 100% an honest opinion, and one that I hope is proved erroneous for the posters sakes.
     
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  25. frank-germany

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    ... and leave the .de for me !
     

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