Pricing query for .co.uk domain

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  1. MayerT

    MayerT Established Member

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    Morning all,

    I'm usually fairly confident in pricing my domains, although have a specific scenario that I could use some guidance on for pricing my domain.

    • Potential customer owns [ltd company name].io, I own [ltd company name].co.uk
    • The business is tech related
    • The business as relatively new, incorporated May 2017
    • The business is UK based
    I am thinking low £x,xxx and gauging the response, although unsure due to the business being tech related and currently using .io.

    Your thoughts are very welcome!
     
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  2. Coldtrigger

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    Is the name generic? Are there any TM issues? Was the .co.uk free to reg at the time they opted to buy the .io?
     
  3. MayerT

    MayerT Established Member

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    Good points Coldtrigger.

    • The name is applicable to a small handful of end-users, is two words amalgamated into one (eg. agriculture finance = agrifin), but is brandable
    • No TM's registered by this company
    • The domain expired yesterday, it had been taken for the last 8 years +, I hand reg'd it
     
  4. MayerT

    MayerT Established Member

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    May also be worth noting that the Director is an ex VP at a large financial institution, and I imagine he has invested a lot into this new business.
     
  5. Dave

    Dave Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You know, there are an awful lot of .uk catchers out there who are really on the ball when it comes to all manner of domains. Chances are if the domain had any value then you wouldn't have stood a chance hand registering it.

    It maybe possible you picked up something that many others missed, without knowing the name I can't tell you if it has any value but please feel free to PM me the name if you like.
     
  6. MayerT

    MayerT Established Member

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    Hi Dave, thanks for the post.

    I like to think that I'm pretty on the ball - granted I did not back order this, however I reg'd it within minutes of it dropping.

    I knew it had value prior to it dropping, but I did not know the potential investment from the end-user into the business.

    I'll PM the name to you now.
     
  7. carob

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    Without registering the .uk as well it is probably worthless.
     
  8. MayerT

    MayerT Established Member

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    Hi carob,

    I've registered the .uk also.
     
  9. Kuffy

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    The name may be unusable without triggering an actioin for "passing off". Who owns the .com?
     
  10. MayerT

    MayerT Established Member

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    I'm not familiar with the term passing off I'm afraid - assuming TM restrictions related?

    The .com is owned by a US company.
     
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  12. frank-germany

    frank-germany Business Member Business Account VIP

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    did they inquire for the name?

    your best bet is to wait for them to contact you
    best to have no adds on Landing Page
    just a contact form

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    no legal advice
    I am not a lawyer
     
  13. MayerT

    MayerT Established Member

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    Thank you for posting the link Kuffy.

    From my interpretation, which could be wrong, so please correct me if I may be - I have no ads on my page, so there would be no potential misrepresentation or gain by utilising any traffic that may come by his target audience stumbling across my domain.

    So I should be fairly safe?

    I have actually contacted the Director already, I appreciate it is best to wait for inbound enquiries, however due to circumstances, I'd like to move things along.

    I'm going to send you a PM, I'd love your feedback regarding my landing page - it'll just be for one of my other domains.
     

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