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The .PRO Discussion

Located in gTLD Discussion, started by InvisionTech, Sep 17, 2008

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  1. JoeBiz

    JoeBiz VIP Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    A few Pro domainers have asked to see the list and the only way I know of to avoid mass confusion is to post my remaining names in the Fixed Price section.
     
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  2. SiberForum

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    New TLDs are usually registered lively. Bulk regs come as soon the TLD is 'released'. In case with .pro the story repeats, and with even higher rates, as this TLD is really eyecatching.
     
  3. Londoneli

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  4. akcampbell

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    I got a bid for Expert.pro on Sedo from Russia this week. Unfortunately, not a good one and it's one of my favourite .pros so it didn't end in a sale. Thank you for the comments on Coupons.pro. The original bidder was from India, not sure if they are an NP member but I got the impression it was a domainer. Bidder 1 bid $6,001, Bidder 2 bid $6,000 and Bidder 3 bid $6,101 so there was alot of interest at the end. The keyword Coupons has sold in .com, .info, .mobi, .tv and .biz so I wasn't surprised by the outcome.
     
  5. JoeBiz

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    Hi Andrew

    Really like the Average Daily WHOIS Searches chart. It would be interesting to see a breakdown of a typical day to see where the searches are concentrated.

    If I didn't see it I'd never believe that Pros get 18K to 20K Whois searches per day. They sound more like total monthly numbers. As far as you know are some of those searches spiders, robots, etc?

    Either way, I'll be rethinking my approach to advertising Pros.


    8^X
     
  6. webdomain

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  7. mwzd

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    Dang, some of those are pretty cheap, but I don't have a pool.com a/c, neither do I plan to give them my cc info.

    Why couldn't snap start auctions that low?

    Not good!
     
  8. InvisionTech

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    Well, I was going to go after a couple in that auction but I don't think I can compete with Andrew's pocket. :D
     
  9. JoeBiz

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    This is not good. I have copies of the Pro requirements that are much less stringent than the ones posted here. They have left out a few very key terms like "Self Certify" and "Generic Professional."

    http://registry.pro/pro/eligibility.shtml


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  10. webdomain

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    jog.pro $50
    see.pro $260
    won.pro $50
    trt.pro $50
    cab.pro $400
    job.pro $5,655
    jet.pro $334
    all.pro $5,250
    red.pro $5,650
    something is changing? 3 letter auctions are getting more competitive.
     
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  11. JoeBiz

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    That's a low ceiling to establish with names like Job, All and Red selling for less than $6K. I think that we'd be better off if all three-letter pros sold for $5,000 to $15,000.

    If you disagree, please explain.

    Gotta get back to the lawnmower.

    8^X
     
  12. bmugford

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

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    Low quality LLL.com frequently sell below $5,000.

    The minimum for LLL.net is about $350+ and .ORG is about $200+

    .PRO will obviously never sell for those amounts. I think your bar in unrealistically high.

    Brad
     
  13. webdomain

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    Hopefully these sales get picked up by dnjournal. I don't think the past auctions have been reported. Several more reported sales, including coupons.pro in and around the 5 to 6K level would help raise more interest in .pro domains no matter how many letters the domain is.
     
  14. akcampbell

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    I bid $5,150 for Job.pro but dropped out when I realised there were two bidders still in at $5,300. The third bidder didn't bid until $5,300 and eventually won it. I assume RegistryPro received expressions of interest in Red.pro and All.pro and that's why they were released to auction because Job.pro is a far better domain.

    Other factors that put me off bidding more for Job.pro is the difficulty reselling a .pro for a profit if you pay over $5,000, the strength of the plural versus the singular for this keyword illustrated by the high sale prices of Jobs.com and Jobs.at which could make the plural a buyer's first choice, the relative lack of developed sites with JobPro in the URL which is unusual for such a strong keyword, and the fact that whenever you get an auction of more than one .pro, the strongest domain seems to end up selling for more than if it was sold with even stronger keywords. I paid $1,800 Loan.pro in September 2010 and I think it would have sold for more if had been auctioned on its own or with weaker .pros than Insurance.pro and RealEstate.pro.

    I don't think there is anything inherently valuable about 3 letter .pros, it's purely about the keyword and the fit and association of that keyword with .pro. I picked up Cab.pro as a consolation prize on the back of my Taxi.pro sale. In the UK we say taxi not cab but two of the best known taxi brands are Computer Cab and Dial-a-Cab. Of the other .pros that were auctioned, Jet.pro is very brandable, I think that was good value.
     
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  15. mwzd

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    Something is changing for sure. :)

    Think won, cab and jet were the bargains. Red and all both went higher than I can understand why.

    Gonna agree here.

    Totally correct. The keyword matters, why job >> all in my book, but what do I know.

    Excellent value, good purchase, what I was eyeing too.
     
  16. JoeBiz

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    Taxi.pro sold for $7500. Coupons.pro sold for $6100 and you think it's unrealistic to expect Job.pro to sell for more ???
     
  17. bmugford

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

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    That is not what you said about LLL. Please read above.

    As far as Job.pro what do you expect? The reseller and end user market for .pro is very small, and even putting out $5,000 for the best keyword can be a leap of faith in a niche extension.

    Brad
     
  18. mjs

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    Notable...

    photo.pro 18k US, Afternic
    diabetes.pro 4.5k US, Sedo
    :sold:
     
  19. webdomain

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    well there you go charles..an 18K .pro sale for the books :bingo:
     
  20. terol

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    WTF?

    All my dot pro domains at Encirca are inactive!!!

    And they were working just some hours ago...

    D-: D-: D-:
     
  21. Kuli

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    Mine as well. >:( Can anybody tell what's up?
     
  22. InvisionTech

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    Inactive? How?

    I don't see any problem.
     
  23. JoeBiz

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    :laugh: Nice!
     
  24. terol

    terol Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    If you check the whois of any of my pros at Encirca (for example, Yoga.pro), status appears as "inactive" and domain is not resolving.

    Some hours ago everything was alright: status was "ok" and domains working. :|

    I guess this may be something about pro credentials... No problem if so! But I have not received any mail, nor other notice!!!

    I own pro ones from about 2007 and this is the first time that it happens...
     
  25. Kuli

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    The same happened to me, and I gave my credentials three (?) years ago.

    Domains at other extensions at Encirca are still resolving.

    I'll ask Encirca's support about it.
     

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