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If a domain drops you formerly sold for $xXxX what do you do?

Labeled as discuss in General Domain Discussion started by garptrader, May 16, 2019.

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  1. garptrader

    garptrader Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    In 2010 I sold a domain for $xxxx. While it is a one-word domain, I never fully understood why this investor was willing to pay that much for that domain (without negotiation) when I had so many other .TV domains which I felt were of comparable or better quality. I do see sales at Namebio with that keyword but none even in the five figure range. For a while the site was developed but later the development was dropped and a domain for sale lander added. This year the domain was dropped. So do I register the domain? Given the low sales ratio I have seen in .TV and the higher renewal rates I am hesitant. The keyword is decent but with hundreds of TLD options and several free social media platforms, it is hard to sell domains at premium prices. $30 renewal costs create a high hurdle for TV investors. So?
     
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  2. Hypersot

    Hypersot Top Member VIP

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    That only has happened to me in .com which I re-register.
    After 2+ years they are still sitting in my portfolio with no offers :)

    In your case I would re-register it. Domain has paid its renewals for many years in advance, it wouldn't matter much to register it for like 1-2 years and see what happens.
     
  3. biggie

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    Hi

    it depends...

    depends on if you're willing to pay $29 + yearly renewal fee for it, again

    depends on the word, whether it was a trend at that time....
    and probably what they did with the domain, while they owned it.


    say the word was a trend and the trend faded, then prolly shouldn't pick it up

    but, say they developed it and got some ranking, visitors, etc, then maybe there is residual traffic that you can monetize.

    it depends...

    :)


    imo...
     
  4. lock

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    Register is again and and double your price that you last sold it. What does waybackmachine tell you? More importantly did they never develop or just forget to renew. How powerful is the keyword at dnsal.es ? How many years you got to live then multiply that by rego fee and subtract that from what you sold it for...
     
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  5. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger

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    It is an interesting situation. Congrats on the sale back then @garptrader. I think I would not let it influence me that I had sold it before, but I would be somewhat influenced by the fact that it had previously sold. If you feel that the term still has relevance, and you say the keyword is still selling, it seems to be worth it for one year and then see if there is interest or offers. Does it have significant incoming links from its past use that might add to value, at least for similar potential use? Best wishes no matter what choice you make.
    Bob
     
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  6. garptrader

    garptrader Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Up through 2011 and prior to the launch of the new extensions, .TV was an alternative extension when .Com was very expensive and the .Net taken. I believe Google's search algorithm changes and the launch of hundreds of new extensions plus the burgeoning popularity of YouTube channels have hurt .TV sales. At one point I had close to 500 .TV domains but have pared that sharply in recent years as the sales ratio and average sales price leave one running on a treadmill - a lot of effort and expense with no forward progress. I always find it odd how many published .TV sales are for keywords I would not even backorder or renew and yet two to three years later they are merely domain for sale landing pages or do not even resolve. So personal experience with the extension rather than published sales is my hesitation.
     

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