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Should I buy out a competitor .io domain?

Labeled as advice in Domain Extensions started by bynps, Mar 11, 2019.

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  1. bynps

    bynps Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    I have a tool as the .com - I am just starting out, and there is a strong competitor using the .io version.

    Is it worth it to overly pay to buy them out?
     
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  2. Domain Broker5

    Domain Broker5 Established Member

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    More details needed to understand your point....
     
  3. barman

    barman Established Member

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    If your "product" is better then the .com will always win out.

    Or are you asking, instead of building your product at all, you are going to buy theirs instead?
     
  4. bynps

    bynps Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    I mean, to buy his domain, so users don't get confused..
     
  5. barman

    barman Established Member

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    If he has a legitimate business on the name, I doubt he is going to sell you just the name. He would want to sell you the whole package, I would think. (if he sells at all)
     
  6. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    It is hard to answer firmly. I think it is only in the new technology fields that people might think of an .io. So if your field/tool is something else, I would not worry at all. Even if it is in .tech, by owning the .com you are in the driver's seat I would think.
    Bob
     
  7. maxtra

    maxtra Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    Not necessary if you own the .com imo
     
  8. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO ICA Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    No. Yes. Maybe.

    I feel like that advice is the best I can do with the information provided.

    Brad
     
  9. NameLlama

    NameLlama Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Sell him your .com. Or you may no longer clal yourself a domainer.
     
  10. HappyW

    HappyW Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    I think it should be taken seriously. If your name is brand name and it is a service industry, then it is very likely that .io will win because Millennials focus on content rather than name. If your domain name is a dictionary domain name and you have a real product, then there is no doubt that .com is the real winner.
     
  11. bynps

    bynps Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Yes so it would be a software/tool.. so something like dictionary.com vs dictionary.io
     
  12. Jay Ha

    Jay Ha Exploring..

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    Shouldn't it be the other way around? 🤔
     
  13. Furquah

    Furquah Skipper VIP

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    If you think that having .com make you better then you are wrong.

    Make sure to offer more better services then yours competitor. Do lots of SEO, Do Better Marketing & out number your .io competitor.
     

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