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Shoes.com VS. Shoes.xyz

Labeled as sales in gTLD Discussion, started by Internet.Domains, Apr 9, 2017

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  1. Internet.Domains

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  2. Sheogorath

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    It seems Shoes.xyz domain name is owned by a domainer who is willing to sell it to an end user.
    Shoes.com sale was an end user purchase.
    Shoes.xyz can be worth high $xx,xxx to low $xxx,xxx to an end user, though it will be very hard to find one.

    The .xyz gTLD is still young, .com is decades old and much more popular.
    There is no reason to compare between this 2 sales.
     
  3. Internet.Domains

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    Both domains recently went through the sales process and can be compared by date of sale. You mention "can be worth" while my comparison is more accurate of today's market, not a hypothetical future market.
     
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  5. Sheogorath

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    True.
    The future of .xyz is uncertain and I can only guess the value of shoes.xyz based on some related new gTLD sales.
    But the Shoes.xyz $1k sale was Resale price, the current owner(probably a domainer) is looking to sell it.
     
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    GTLD's are gtld's love them or hate them, they do sell thru, and are sort of like lottery tickets, sometimes your numbers hit like innovation.group for $22K. The business of carrying a large portfolio, or acquiring one is very difficult to carry, and manage in modern times.

    Shoes have made a big play in the past decade with designer shoes, and limited edition stuff, how many people have $9M to roll the dice on shoes.com it is a Fortune 500 play, for $1K you have a lot of x factor upside, maybe some crazy kid from China has an idea, but at the end of the day, if they want to break even it wouldn't be hard to recoup the $1K given the .com sale is now public.

    History has shown the alt category killer keywords always find people who have an idea, and are willing to take a bit of a gamble, So I see it more of a lottery ticket with a subsidized downside.
     
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    Shoes.com was owned by a show company called Browns I believe prior to the last owner who sold his business clearly contacts for a couple hundred million dollars launched it out of Canada. Shoes.com went under, all the office furniture, and computers were auctioned off two weeks ago. They just couldn't beat zappos, now that Walmart has it for $9M, which is nothing for Walmart it seems they are trying to keep Amazon of cutting into their market share. I mean I am sure it gets some nice pure traffic, which is of high quality so that is a step up for any company. It will be interesting to see what develops. The prior company did over $200M in sales in 2015, so $9M ain't to bad of a bet. I would think $9M to Walmart is the equivalent of $1000 to an average person.
     
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    shoes.xyz would be fine for an amazon and ebay affiliate.

    buy a software package to pull in the amazon/ebay offers.

    then all you have to work on is advertising.

    no inventory issues, payment issues, shipping issues, return issues, labor issues.

    it could work.
     
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    you are comparing number one .com vs potential number two .xyz ( fastest growing ngtld) so , the images are not ok , you have to put same cars with different engine , this could be true but not a dream car with a '80 car because .xyz was recently released.
     
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    I totally agree, but OP brought up a good comparison though as they are 2 recent sales, and somewhat both from some sort of bid process.

    xyz made up:

    $1,000 / $9,000,000 = .011111% of the .com sale in terms of price for the same keyword, different extension
     
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    are there any affiliation examples with xyz ? thank you for reply.
     
  13. .NJ

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    Thanks.

    I needed a good laugh today....
     
  14. bmugford

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    .XYZ is number two....

    [​IMG]
     
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    Low-budget end users may opt for alt TLDs or new TLDs because they cannot find anything decent in .COM. Today I saw a used car dealer with a three-word .Net domain Good luck selling three-word .Nets to end users. My view of the difference between the .COM and the .XYZ is that an end user was willing to pay seven figures for the .COM whereas currently there is NO END USER willing to pay more than reg fee for the .XYZ. New TLDs are more about domainers speculating on five to ten years from now while the registries are acting like online casino operators - leaving a few table scraps to keep interest but trying to take you for every dime you have.
     
  16. asset.domains

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    if the com is used 7 figures will not help
     
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    You would be amazed how many domainers have fallen for the .club monthly payment plan option on like $2-10K sales figures. They just see the monthly $50 payment, they do not realize they are paying end user prices. Same lottery ticket mentality, but all I recommend is if you get a winning ticket, don't reinvest your money, pull it out, and walk away. The registries will not allow domainers to make money off the back of their investments. One way or another, they will become whole on the domains they deem to be their property.
     
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    .COM : oozes the fact that you are the authority in this market - hands-down.

    .XYZ : I'd use it myself, but I wouldn't dream of seeing myself as the best in the world. As mentioned before, the keyword is great but the extension (currently) is worth affiliate-revenue development (not serious branding).

    Overall, not enough data to make any worthwhile comparison.
     
  19. GeorgeK

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    Sometimes, a picture is indeed worth a thousand words. :-D
     
  20. wwwweb

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    George check out the sale of analyze.com to founder of Host Gator, it just happend.

    It was the topic of a hot thread between media options, and ryan colby here at namepros last week.
     
  21. GeorgeK

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    I don't see any recent thread when searching for "analyze.com" using the search tool here (maybe it was the one that got deleted??).
     
  22. .NJ

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    Where did you find this information?
     
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    At the risk of being off topic here....

    Why do they need the mirror on that door? Yikes!!
     
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    http://archive.fo/yLcZh
     

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