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Should we go with a valuable .co.uk domain?

Labeled as question in Domain Extensions, started by Nayem2021, Sep 23, 2021

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  1. Nayem2021

    Nayem2021 Established Member

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    Hi there,
    I know, for domaing we should go most with .com domain. Because it's high demanded. But some times domain with other extensions like .io, .xyz, .co, .us sells for a huge amount.

    There is a well known website. This website's domain contains 5 letters.
    .com version of this domain value is $20k.
    Last day I have found co.uk extension for this 5 later meaningful domain available to register. And according to GoDaddy domain value, .co.uk extension of this domain value is $3000 dollar.

    I also have found that someone registered this .co.uk extension 10+ years ago.
    Now my question is, should I register this domain for .co.uk extension.
    What would you do?
     
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  2. Samer

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    Huh?

    “valuable .co.uk domain” is an oxymoron.

    Dot com, or you dont have “valuable”

    Samer
     
  3. Nayem2021

    Nayem2021 Established Member

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    Oh, It seems I have made a mistake to write the title. By the title I want to mean that I have found a domain name with .co.uk and according to GoDaddy, this domain value is 3000 dollor that seams valuable
     
  4. Johnjohn1992

    Johnjohn1992 Established Member

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    Naaah, do not trust automated appraisal, end users are the real one.

    Cheers,
     
  5. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Never listen to any automated appraisals (Godaddy, Estibot etc) it just makes up random numbers.

    Nobody can tell if the name is valuable without knowing what is is.
     
  6. carob

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    The other questions you need to look are is whether someone in the UK would ever use this domain, and whether it is trademarked. If the .com owner wanted it they probably would have taken it by now, though they might want it later if they had a local presence in the UK or wanted to stop anyone in the UK owning it.

    It's possible to register names in country codes that no one in that country would ever use.
     
  7. NickB

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    Here in the U.K we prefer co.uk unless you have an international presence/aspirations......

    Stop with the .com propaganda when it comes to ccTLD's - it's misguided, plenty of businesses in other countries also choose their local extension over .com - not everyone wants to be a global behemoth
     
  8. Rumandcoke

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    Yes Iam also from the Uk and there are plenty of good we’ll used .co.uk websites.
     
  9. Nayem2021

    Nayem2021 Established Member

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    Oo, really? Then I think I have found a good domain name
     
  10. Rumandcoke

    Rumandcoke Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Iam probably the last person to give advice on domains and without stating the bl..dy obvious but... whatever the domain is it needs to be something that is relevant to a uk audience. Would people from the uk want to visit the website?
     
  11. Rumandcoke

    Rumandcoke Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Just mentioned this to my wife and she says ...when she buys stuff she avoids .coms and looks for the .co.uk. Take it with a pinch of salt.
     
  12. Nayem2021

    Nayem2021 Established Member

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    actually, the website I am talking about is a writing service-related website. Now I have explored the site and found the website getting 35K monthly traffic. The traffic count from the UK is 5k+ per month. First, i thought it would be a good domain. but actually not
     
  13. TehNeth

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    Using automated tools to valuate domains is like attempting to valuate a house based solely on its location and area.
    A dictionary word .com would be the equivalent of a large property in Manhattan. Probably worth millions.
    A fictional name in an obscure TLD is like a tiny property in the middle of nowhere, and is generally going to have low market value. That's about as accurate as it gets.

    Domain valuation has to take into account many different variables, some of which are either subjective and / or have a high degree of uncertainty.

    Even the traffic numbers require some nuance.
    For instance, what if those 5k+ per month UK visitors represent high-quality traffic compared to the other 30K? The UK is a Tier 1 country. Does the other traffic also come from Tier 1 countries?
    If not, then a .co.uk might actually make more sense than you think.
     
  14. lock

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    How does dot co uk stack against dot uk? I understand the comparison must be vast but how big is the gap not looking at sales point of view more from citizen approach to usage. Is .co.uk trusted against .uk eg business name required not from uk but had always spotted what i thought were good dot uk name available. I will assume a landslide.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2021
  15. Max1000

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    .co.uk seems still to be most known and trusted in UK. Having said that, is also as well to get the .uk name as well; if its not available that could be a problem, especially if the .uk is a developed site.
     
  16. CraigD

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    If you have a presence in the UK, then yes, the .co.uk should be the first choice for doing business because it operates under UK jurisdiction law.

    If you are just buying to flip, you will still be subject to UK tm and business laws, and I wouldn't consider it to be worth the potential hassle.
     
  17. April004

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    IF you are going to develop that .CO.UK domain (for UK audience) AND it is generic word then certainly that is valuable.

    Else of rest of the world it will not carry much value, except if it is dictionary meaningful word with 1000s of searches a month!
     
  18. MadAboutDomains

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    .co.uk is the king.
    .uk is (unfortunately) pretty close to worthless in most cases. To develop I would say great, but as an investment nobody knows about it!! It's a great shame and maybe one day the situation will change... But it's a long hold for sure. I say this as someone who most of their .UK holdings are LLL.co.uk/.uk names and mediocre one worders in .UK so I'd love for it to be different, trust me.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2021

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