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One-word .CO domains are hotter than ever with startups

Located in ccTLD Discussion started by MapleDots, Aug 15, 2019.

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  1. MapleDots

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  2. MapleDots

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    Kind of an interesting conversation between the author and a user called snoopy.

    Anyone care to participate?
     
  3. AGAME

    AGAME optimalnames.com Gold Account VIP

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    Could be..... I recently sold ONUS.co to someone who apparently started up a bottled water company.
     
  4. PapaTama

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    will it be hotter too if don't use English words? i mean using local word but one word
     
  5. Peak.Domains

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    Hands down the vast vast majority of names I've sold have been 1 word .co's, even though they represent maybe 20% of my portfolio. I really like this extension, .co just has a slick look to it imo.
     
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    ...and Snoopy is right on the spot.
     
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  7. Internet.Domains

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    Spending time in the crypto/blockchain space I tend to see alot of companies on .co and .io. In addition .org and .network is hot.

    Just telling it like it is, don't kick the messenger.
     
  8. Jonathan Beadle

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    Not sure i 100% agree with snoopy...
    He shows reported sales data and basically says its proof that sales are declining but...

    I think its due to platforms like DAN that are becoming increasingly popular with domain sellers so less domain sales are reported. In-turn giving us the impression that sales have declined.
     
  9. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger

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    This is a really interesting observation that I had not thought about but I think has a lot of validity. DAN say they are now selling $1 million in domains a month, and I am pretty sure even last year it was way less. I think some off that has been at Sedo expense, and since they report and DAN do not, if one uses only NameBio data it might appear that sales are down when they are not really.

    Re .co the right kind of domains seem to be selling for really good amounts, and names in .co seem to me to be fulfilling both startup and small business uses.

    Bob
     
  10. satyadeep singh

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    how can i see all the .co domains sell and price
     
  11. AGAME

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  13. lock

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    I agree I have noticed myself the movement on them.
     
  14. xynames

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    The flip side of this are the businesses who acquired their dot co for almost nothing and are willing to or already did pay real money to get the dot com.
     
  15. MapleDots

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    wind-dot-co.jpg nura-co.jpg

    The biggest issue with .co is definitely the confusion with .com in email but as you can see by both pictures in the article there is still a feeling that one needs to add www in front to make sure people recognize it as an internet address.

    You can see by picture #2 that even that is slowly changing and businesses are more comfortable just putting nura.co and are confident the consumer understands it.

    So some of the older arguments still have a tiny bit of merit but it is changing rapidly and I think the consumer acceptance is coming aboard.
     
  16. MadAboutDomains

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    I've seen various .co domains on the sides of buses and vans here in the UK.
     
  17. MapleDots

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    Now they just have to improve the website

    All the cartoon characters make it look like a children's website.

    Way to many scrolling effects for me as well, makes me dizzy.

    https://www.wind.co/
     
  18. MadAboutDomains

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    I have to disagree, their site looks pretty awesome
     
  19. John Napoletano

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    Anyone here think a shorter usage of www reduce to ww would help balance out the marketing look and feel?

    ww.wind.co
    ww.nura.co

    For print ww.nura.co and on the website can just 301 redirect both www and ww to nura.co if desired for example. I bring it up because the longer prefix always looks unbalanced when three www are used in print.
     
  20. MadAboutDomains

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    Interesting idea but I have to say no IMHO. I see www is being used less these days, but shortening it just took away its meaning entirely. Plus Chrome doesn't display the www. anymore, it just shows the naked domain.

    ww has no meaning to anybody, they could think it's a typo which could be unprofessional. You might as well use hi.wind.co

    https://dropwww.com/why :hungry:
     
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  21. John Napoletano

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    I agree that not using www is better as shown above on the nura.co image versus www.wind.co image also above in this thread.

    I have had .CO buyers from the UK, and noticed both end user plus forwarding buyers. Smart.co to SmartPension.co.uk for example (not my sale). I've always felt for companies with the .co.xx mess the shorter .co makes sense for a global domain. Their local region is already familiar with 'co' subconsciously.

    NameBio .CO sales filtered > $1,000 last year
    https://namebio.com/?s==QDM2QTO0MjM

    Hotter than ever with startups?

    How should we determine that. Startups in general tend to fail, and could be why many of the top sold domain names are not developed. One word .CO domain names are fetching higher prices each year.

    Count | Average price using above filter > $1,000:

    2019 | 75 | $8,809
    2018 | 158 | $6,735
    2017 | 111 | $5,148

    Quickly browsing the 2017 results and input.co, sequence.co, tow.co not in use today. Urban.co is in use and so on.

    Startups buying $500 .CO or $5,000 .CO?

    There was an article somewhere that looked at groups of startups and the tld they chose..anyone finds that kind of study would be interesting news.

    Woops found one:
    https://hackernoon.com/33-1-of-venture-startups-dont-use-dotcoms-87e2e25ed134
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2019

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