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Labeled as discuss in Niche Domain Discussion started by MolaRam, May 2, 2019.

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  1. DN_Hunter

    DN_Hunter Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    All .COM

    T r a v e z
    G o o d E a r t h T r a v e l
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    T o u r T h e C o u n t r y
     
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  2. Jeremyah

    Jeremyah Established Member

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    Hi Everybody !

    Do .travel domain names like one word city name + .travel have a chance to be sold in 2019 from high xxx to low xxxx ? Any feedback from someone here who make a sale like this in the past ?

    I've received 3 offers for mine (two after outbound contact from me) , quite low xxx as I consider the name is worth much more but I don't know with my little experience if I do it well so.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2019
  3. NicTraders

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    I don't own any .travel names but judging by past sales at NameBio it will come down solely to demand.

    These are the only comparable sales I found:
    miami.travel 400 USD 2019-06-20
    ostsee.travel 10,760 USD 2019-03-15
    paris.travel 5,950 USD 2017-09-03
    puntacana.travel 4,200 USD 2017-04-20
    siam.travel 1,240 USD 2016-09-09
    mallorca.travel 2,866 USD 2015-06-21
    newyork.travel 5,000 USD 2013-05-22
    bangkok.travel 2,000 USD 2012-10-17
    crimea.travel 5,000 USD 2011-01-18
    europe.travel 5,000 USD 2009-03-24

    From this I glean that there are 10 recorded sales (of similar names) in 10 years. That's not many.
    A premium name like Paris went for only $6k, while Ostsee holds the record at almost $11k! Miami went for only $400. [Obviously there will be some unrecorded sales, but we can't comment on them.]
    So, sure - there is the potential of high xxx to low xxxx, BUT you need to consider how often these offers might come up. There is a good chance that if you don't do a deal now you may not get another offer. But that is the risk we take on a lot of domains like this. You might consider doing a deal on 1 or 2 of the domains to cover some costs then hold the better 1 or 2 for a potential pay-day. Just a thought... I'm not sure what you're paying for renewals but last I looked .travel wasn't real cheap - renewal costs should be considered.
    All the best.
     
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  5. Jeremyah

    Jeremyah Established Member

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    Thanks for your detailed answer @NicTraders !

    I should consider better this little offers so, as you're right : the renewals are expensive. Or even better, on .travel a right website info with good content marketing could be great for increase a value. A spanish company started few yeard ago to buy a large portfolio of city name + .travel and create some simple website infos guide about the destination to attract traffic. Or, use them as a redirect to a .com DN.

    Like porto.travel (second biggest city of Portugal) bought for 5,950 USD on 2017-09-03. It redirect to : oporto/com now
     
  6. z4z4o

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    Only own one that I got due to a big discount on the regular price and thought it sounded neat. However as you guys are saying, the new extensions that have high purchase/renewal fees are quite unattractive to domainers/most end users, shame as it could be quite popular otherwise

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  7. Jeremyah

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    Also, something interesting to see is some popular / profitable companies are - starting?- using .travel domain extension like this one specialized in motorbikes tours around the world: vintagerides.travel

    Official tourism office of some countries are also using a .travel:

    - vietnam.travel
    - colombia.travel
    - peru.travel
    - poland.travel
    - greece.travel

    ...
    Some quick research with cities:

    - cartagenadeindias.travel
    - vladivostok.travel
    - cancun.travel
    - krakow.travel
    - danang.travel (fifth largest city in Vietnam)
    - dublin.travel redirect to ireland.com
    - alicante.travel (small but very touristic city of Spain) redirect to shuttledirect.com
    - istanbul.travel used by a airport transfert company
    - wien.travel redirect to wien.info
    - fes.travel redirect to visitmorroco.com
    - provence.travel redirect to myprovence.fr (provence = touristic area located in south of france)

    It's not only about capitals or countries.

    I really think on the potential of .travel but when a minimum developped.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2019
  8. kdu

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    I haven't posted much here, so feel free to give me opinions about names! (Good or bad is welcome)

    These are in .com

    YachtStops
    VuTokyo
    VuDubai
    TakeOnVegas
    StripVu
    ShiftAbout
    ShanghaiVu
    KicksFR
    FRKicks
    KewlKicks
    JointFare
    FlyFyre
    FlyVaper(s)
    FliHy
    DipKicks
    DipAdventures
    BeijingVu
    BeijingView(s)
     
  9. Igor Mironyuk

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    Whattodointhailand.com

    This domain related to Thailand and includes popular keyword phrase on Google.
     
  10. atinc

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    Cultural.Tours

    Jerusalem.Tours

    анталья.com
    (Antalya in Russian language) Over 11 million tourists arrive to Antalya annually and about 4 million of them are from Russia alone.
     
  11. NicTraders

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    Yes, I noticed that Spanish company quite a lot in the sales lists. It looks like they did ok out of it. But it depends whether you have the time to develop the sites, and the money to pay for renewals. I like the idea of one-word City-name .travel domains but you have to make fairly regular sales to pay for the renewals.
     
  12. Makbliss

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    Adult.travel
     
  13. NameFather

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    Hello,

    * AllRota
    * Autosium
    * BlueGlob
    * McVia
    * TourDux
    * Travelsium
    * Triplogy

    NameFather
     
  14. NicTraders

    NicTraders Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Nice one.
     
  15. Avijit Roy

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    Eazytrip . Com
    Holiday mojo .com
     
  16. Jalali

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    DiscoveryTraveling.com (10 years old)
     
  17. Jrigh87

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    Domestictransfer.com
     
  18. Jeremyah

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    Another French travel Startup using a .travel domain : ulysse.travel
     

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