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Hyphenated GEO domain value?

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  1. akos

    akos Established Member

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    Hello,

    What do you think about the value of a geo domain that has a hyphen in it. I am interested in your opinion regarding city or country names with a [space] in them (like for ex. San Francisco or South Africa). Would a domain that replaces that [space] with a hyphen have some considerable value?
    Like: san-francisco.com or south-africa.com? (these are only examples)

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. PAINC

    PAINC Ignorant. Talking fluent gibberish. NamePros Supporter

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    Well, the two names you are mentioning should be valuable imo.
    But at the same time it's obvious that United-States.com holds more value than Sierra-Leone.com.

    I guess it all depends on what name it is and how popular the place is.
     
  3. Raymond C

    Raymond C Established Member

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    San-Francisco.com is 10-20% value of SanFrancisco.com
     
  4. garptrader

    garptrader Active Member VIP

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    IMO with hundreds of new extensions and exact match domains no longer getting a ranking boost by Google,, hyphenated domains are worth less than 1% of their non-hyphenated counterparts. A major city geo .COM like New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, San Antonio, San Diego, etc are perhaps seven figure names. Personally I would not even backorder the hyphenated version. But there might be a developer out there willing to pay enough for it that it would be worth doing so.
     
  5. - me -

    - me - Established Member

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    Had a long list of major players and some of the hyphenated GEO domains they own.

    Some examples:
    Jersey-City.com, Fort-Myers.com (Scott Day)
    Lake-Placid.com, Winter-Haven.com (Castillo Bros.)
     
  6. creataweb

    creataweb Top Member VIP

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    It's a roll of the dice. Depends on the actual name and the end users options.
     

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