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Is it risky to handreg same worded domains under different extensions?

Labeled as question in Domain Beginners started by David Bayode, Feb 12, 2019.

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  1. David Bayode

    David Bayode Established Member

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    Hi , still David here...
    After hand registering localfaucet(dot)com and seeing the dumpster fire I invested in(even got a professional logo for it).. I did a bit of research and found out a great domain name that'll suit a dot homes extension, now the question is, would it be wise to also purchase the dot com extension like

    Xxxxxx dot homes
    xxxxxxhomes dot com

    I'm referring to hand registering them by the way..
     
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  2. NYJimbo

    NYJimbo Domain Re-Animator

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    If the .com version is not already registered, then registering the .homes version is probably not a good investment. Its not a 100% rule, but for the most part it's valid.

    Also try to see if there is a history for the .com, like going to Hosterstats and typing in the .com version

    Sometimes that will give you a clue if the combo is hot at all.
     
  3. biggie

    biggie Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hi

    lot of folks say the did a bit of research, and found a great domain name.

    but, is .homes, a great extension?

    did you research it too?

    and why .homes, when there are soooo many other extensions to put your money in?

    just saying...


    imo….
     
  4. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    I think none of us really know how the .homes TLD will do as it was only rereleased less than 2 months ago. Prior it came with tight restrictions. Almost never do you see resales in first two months of general availability for any extension.

    Re the issue of holding both the .com of a domain phrase and the direct phrase using a new extension and selling them as a package, I see some virtue (and have done it once and considered others). I think it would help convince someone who was thinking of a ngTLD branding but afraid to not own .com.

    Would be interested in hearing from anyone who has had success in selling such a package.

    Bob
     
  5. biggie

    biggie Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hi

    the "resales" you don't see or maybe not notice....
    are all the single words, 3 number/3 letter or less domains plus other phrases that are either "reserved" by the registry, then auctioned or sold as "premium".

    that's the first "reseller" market.

    the next market is full of hopefuls, hoping to resell to somebody else -
    all of which is based on the premise that:

    nobody knows what will happen in the future.

    but a lot of us, know what has happened in the past.

    still, without knowing the actual domain in question, then the gamble becomes riskier

    imo...
     
  6. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    Where do you see these sales? As I search there are no sales recorded for the .homes extension in either NameBio or DNPric.es. Please share the source for your statement @biggie Thank you!

    It is important to realize the difference between the initial release of .homes and this one. Initially...

    ".Homes domain names will be made exclusively available to registrants that provide products, services or information that benefit the residential real estate industry. All registrants will be validated by the Registry."
    (from this post)

    i.e. domain investors were specifically barred from investing in .homes until less than two months ago when there was a rerelease. It is virtually unheard of to have resales in the first 2 months. We simply don't know how .homes will do because it is too soon.

    Bob
     
  7. David Bayode

    David Bayode Established Member

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    Thanks so much for the advice guys.. It's putting things in perspective.
     
  8. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Selling gTLDs like delicious hotcakes Gold Account VIP

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    I do not often register new gTLDs if not the combo (word + TLD) is not also taken in .com, .net, .org, .de, .co and .co.uk...
     
  9. Furquah

    Furquah Skipper VIP

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    Ask yourself why it's still available?
    I bet if the .com domain still available than the name has no value anywhere.

    I just had only one .homes may be I am 309% wrong.

    Promise////Homes
     
  10. biggie

    biggie Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    lol

    you won't find it there, cuz registries don't report them

    you may, if noticed, see what others have paid, above regular registration price, to acquire coveted keywords in that and other new extensions.

    you may also see it in the 'renewal price'.

    you prolly won't see it, when more than one person backorders same name in pre-land rush, and the registry auctions the name.

    what you have come to think as the 'regular' release process, is irregular compared to the past.

    as evident by your post below:

    .homes was intentionally made exclusive, to build demand and hype.

    it's the same thing as 'reserving', except they use 'exclusive' to give different appeal.

    if.... you tell a child they can't have something they want, and make them wait for it.
    surely they will gobble it up when you give it to them.

    basic psychology in use

    the release of other extensions have used same or similar 'hold' techniques to build desire...

    and the investors stance is based on, nobody knows what will happen in the future


    imo...
     
  11. WatchDogue

    WatchDogue Top Member VIP

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    YesterYear - In our early days - 90s- early 2000s - we would hand reg decent names in .com and on occasion hand reg the corresponding .net and on occasion, the .org as available.

    Did it to control the price / options for the ,com domain and if the domain was used for a website, the .net and .org to point to the .com site.

    Today - IF we were determined to acquire a " must-have " domain in a new extension, would be 99.99% likely to acquire the corresponding .com as available.

    The hand reg risk involved, $8.-10. or similar would be IMO a small cost of believing in the domain and it's perceived marketplace value.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019

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