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Is hyphenated .com more valuable than non-hyphenated .net/,org/.info

Labeled as poll in Domain Extensions, started by TheBaldOne, Jun 9, 2020

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Is hyphenated .com more valuable than non-hyphenated .net/,org/.info?

  1. hyphenated .com would be more valuable than unhyphenated .net

    12 votes
    40.0%
  2. hyphenated .com would be more valuable than the unhyphenated .org

    2 votes
    6.7%
  3. hyphenated .com would be more valuable than the unhyphenated .info

    10 votes
    33.3%
  4. the hyphenated .com would be of no value whatsoever

    6 votes
    20.0%
Total: 30 vote(s)
  1. jamesall

    jamesall BrandEntrance.com VIP Gold Account

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    .info is not .org or .net. ...
     
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  2. TheBaldOne

    TheBaldOne Top Contributor VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    @jamesall - If you read the OP you will see that as a general rule the valuations are taken for the poll that the order of value is:

    .net -> .org -> .info

    so therefore option #3 means that you value the hyphened domain as less valuable than the unhyphenated .net or .org but above the value of the unhyphenated .info. Simple.
     
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  3. jamesall

    jamesall BrandEntrance.com VIP Gold Account

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    That doesn't matter, I'm a programmer.

    Doesn't work with the last entry. The only option left really but there I have to say that this hypothetical hyphenated .com would have no value whatsoever which is also going to be untrue a lot of times and therefore not absolute.
     
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  4. TheBaldOne

    TheBaldOne Top Contributor VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    @jamesall - This is a simple poll to get domainers general view, if you cannot see that then ……………, well.
     
  5. CraigD

    CraigD Established Member

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    I have to agree with @jamesall on this.
    You have limited the options, and whenever I come across a poll that forces me into a position of making a decision that I do not whole-heartedly agree with, I simply don't vote.
    When in doubt with polls, allow an 'undecided' or 'other' option.
    Nothing personal. Take it as a learning experience :)
     
  6. TheBaldOne

    TheBaldOne Top Contributor VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    @CraigD - If anyone thinks this is in anyway supposed to be a scientific poll then they are mistaken, it is simply a simple poll to gauge a general feeling. I have no desire to run a scientific poll - nor could I or would I spend the time to organise such.

    A no vote is just that, just like in elections some people would rather not vote. :xf.grin:
     
  7. CraigD

    CraigD Established Member

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    As of now, this poll has 694 views, 32 responses, and 12 votes.
    I bet that if you ran it again with another option (undecided or other?) you would get a lot more poll responses.
     
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  8. Joe Nichols

    Joe Nichols Common sense consultant VIP

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    I'm just saying that it's a moot point.

    All that matters is that some hyphenated domains do have value. Their subjective ranking in this kind of list is irrelevant.

    Pick the right names and you'll sell some.
     
  9. karmaco

    karmaco Top Contributor VIP

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    The only thing that is absolute as Joe said was that hyphenated names MAY have value not that they unequivocally do have value.

    No one can dispute the average person values their words/word of choosing in dot com and unhyphenated. Anything else, is a 2nd, 3rd or 4th so on choice and likely to garner much less money.

    Also take into consideration inserting hyphens does not absolve you from existing trademark issues. Be sure to check those.
     
  10. TheBaldOne

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    For those who vote that the hyphenated .com's have no value, well perhaps you should help out David and Michael Castello (aka. 'The Castello Brothers') and give them your perceived wisdom, after all they have in their portfolio of names the following:

    Where they own the exact unhyphenated version as well:

    apache-junction.com
    baracoa-cuba.com
    canoga-park.com
    cathedral-city.com
    david-castello.com
    delray-beach.com
    golf-club.com
    hobe-sound.com
    huatulco-mexico.com
    island-of-youth.com
    isle-of-youth.com
    jessica-michelle.com
    jibaco-cuba.com
    jupiter-island.com
    merritt-island.com
    miami-design-district.com
    michael-seven.com
    palm-canyon-drive.com
    palm-spring.com
    singer-island.com
    viti-levu.com

    Now the list of hyphenated domains where the Castello brothers do not own the unhyphenated domain:

    augusta-georgia.com
    basse-terre.com
    belize-city.com
    berkeley-california.com
    berlin-germany.com
    bonnie-parker.com
    boynton-beach.com
    buena-park.com
    cayo-coco.com
    culver-city.com
    fort-pierce.com
    glen-cove.com
    hermosa-beach.com
    indian-creek-florida.com
    isla-de-la-juventud.com
    isla-vista.com
    jensen-beach.com
    juno-beach.com
    la-habana.com
    lake-havasu.com
    lake-louise.com
    lake-placis.com
    lake-worth.com
    long-beach.com
    macho-picchu.com
    marina-delray.com
    marina-del-ray.com
    Menlo-park.com
    mexico-city-mexico.com
    michael-castello.com
    nashville-tennessee.com
    negril-jamaica.com
    ocean-ridge.com
    ontario-california.com
    orlando-golf.com
    osaka-japan.com
    pacific-palisades.com
    palm-beach-gardens.com
    palm-city.com
    palm-desert.com
    palm-springs-california.com
    palm-springs-golf.com
    palm-springs-real-estate.com
    palos-verdes.com
    panama-beach.com
    park-city.com
    parma-italy.com
    pearl-harbour.com
    raliegh-north-carolina.com
    rancho-cucamonga.com
    rancho-mirage.com
    riviera-beach.com
    san-francisco-california.com
    santa-monica-california.com
    satellite-beach.com
    Sonoma-valley.com
    stamp-collector.com
    studio-city.com
    sun-city.com
    surf-city.com
    universal-city.com
    venice-california.com
    ventura-california.com
    white-plains.com
    wild-west.com
    winter-haven.com

    :xf.grin::xf.wink:(y)
     
  11. stargoldsilver

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    I have ElectricPick-Up.com and get alot of inquiries if its for sale so there is some interest in certain hyphen dot coms for sure
     
  12. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    This is one way to make a poll that is less confusing:

    Would you rather start a business on word-word.com or wordword in one of the following extensions (assuming wordword.com is not an option, rebrand is not an option too)?

    1. Word-word.com
    2. Wordword.net
    3. Wordword.org
    4. Wordword.co
    5. Wordword.io
    6. Wordword in my country's cctld
    7. Wordword in another extension (please reveal in comments)

    The choice for your own business would generally also indicate which one you are valuing higher.
     
  13. TheBaldOne

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    I love all the 'advice' on how to run a poll, just wonder why those giving the advice just don't run the polls themselves that they suggest?

    As it is the poll results have given me close to the results I suspected would occur, it seems to me that:

    - circa. 1:5 domainers think hyphened domains are totally worthless.
    - however, circa. 4:5 domainers recognise that hyphened domains do have a value.

    Seems that attitudes to hyphenated domains are changing, indeed domaining is changing, but some people just do not realise it yet, I would say about 1:5 domainers don't realise it. :xf.smile:(y)
     
  14. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    Statistics is a science. People, including me, actually spend years studying it, including how to get the polls right for valid results.

    Any conclusion from the above poll is worthless, as many, including me, skipped answering it, because there was no correct answer for me.

    As Brad and others indicated, if your project is a non-profit or similar, then .org might be even more desirable than the perfect match .com. Many non-profits, churches etc. just go for their .org and don't care that .com is available for hand reg. Also, many European companies will operate on hyphenated version even with non-hyphenated one available.
     
  15. BRANDERX.COM

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    I think hyphenated .coms are in use because end users/businesses prefer them over non hyphenated .nets & others.

    Can't think of any now, but i'm sure i've even seen businesses using hyphenated .coms while the non hyphenated plural .coms were available.
     
  16. TheBaldOne

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    How about:

    Coca-Cola.com for a start, or Harley-Davidson.com (y)
     
  17. HotKey

    HotKey Made in Canada VIP

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    The hyphenated are the actual brand names, that's why they are using it. Both non-hyphenated are taken by the companies, and both are forwarded, as they should be.
     

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