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The .PRO Discussion

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

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  1. webdomain

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  2. mjs

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    Good sale mjs, congrats!

    It's great to see people who got in right at the beginning getting sales, gives hope to the rest of us who came in slightly later.

    Facts.pro is looking good webdomain, Cheers!
     
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  4. akcampbell

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    Bible.pro sold for $2,000. Picked up Violin.pro on Snapnames to add to Guitar.pro and Piano.pro.

    ---------- Post added at 11:27 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:46 PM ----------

    Press release from RegistryPro about the appointment of Karim Jiwani as CEO. He is one of the original Board members of Afilias. I'm a big fan of Afilias and .info, this looks like an excellent hire by Lucas Roh. Interestingly, RegistryPro couldn't issue the press release without a cock up, they forgot to delete the About Key Systems paragraph from the previous press release, nevermind.

    http://www.registry.pro/press-releases/2011/0518.shtml
     
  5. webdomain

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    Excellent Sale on bible.pro! Hopefully Karim Jiwani gets a little more proactive with the extension and takes a little more public role in getting the word out further. I'd love to see the registry get a little more aggressive with their efforts., but the upward growth trends are in place and I'm banking on the idea that .pro will survive in the rising tide of new extensions. They need to be more assertive.
     
  6. webdomain

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    guess we are all busy developing .pros around here. I just launched sparkle.pro
     
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  7. JoeBiz

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    I don't come across dot Co everyday but one place that I see them routinely is on the Overstock.com commercials. They refer to O.Co as the shortcut to Overstock.com. I doubt that becoming the little brother to dot Com is what dot Co had in mind.

    Thoughts ????? ........................... Anybody ????????


    8^X

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    Sparkle.pro is really nice !! Never would have thought that you could make black, white and grays look so nice. Love it !!!


    8^X
     
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  8. webdomain

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    never was a big fan of co. but amazon.com has bought several one letters just recently a.co, z.co and some other one letter .co

    anyway...I think they are all trying to set themselves up for owning the .com's of the one letter by establishing the one letter brands.

    I'm going against the grain and saying .co doesn't last.

    Thanks for the kind words on sparkle. My intention was to make a very clean, simple ecommerce site.
     
  9. steveteva

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    You are totally wrong because .co wins upon .pro
    With all marketing efforts from new manager of .pro, will never be end user choices. I did talk to all my customers (+100) everytime about .pro and not one said they will reg or promote such for their business, it's same as .travel or .job. So don't get me wrong, these high sell you see on sedo... are domainers buying, might have some end users but very few.

    .co is going to be big and my customers about 45% did said they could be interested since .co is shorter than .com but most says that it looks like .co.uk, .co.nz.....

    I even have generic .pro that tried to sell low for my clients, they laugh and not interested.
     
  10. webdomain

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    Respect your views for sure, but still going to hold my call.
    Guess we'll see in a few years how things shake out and in all reality .pro and .co are separate animals. Of course, if .co does rise further it would actually help all non .com's becuase it helps shake up the mass .com mindset.
     
  11. yesonline

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    I believe .pro would be more popular and valuable than .co several years later.
     
  12. akcampbell

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    Steveteva, with respect, it's not enough to have generic keywords in .pro, they need to be popular keywords. You offered me Simulator.pro and FlightSimulator.pro in the week, both keywords are actually a good fit with the .pro extension but Simulator has sold 4 times as part of a key phrase in other extensions but never exact and FlightSimulator has never sold in any extension as part of a key phrase or exact. If you look at the .pros I have sold this year, the keywords have multiple pages of reported sales within key phrases and exact, for example Coupons had sold exact in 8 other extensions. Having a few .pros that you can't sell on a domain forum and a few clients to offer them to is like going fishing in a swimming pool.

    Personally, I have never been a fan of ccTLDs masquerading as gTLDs, although I accept they have done better than .pro to date, but only because .pro hasn't had a level playing field due to restrictions, very low registrar penetration, high registration fees until 2008, and a useless registry, although I believe the appointment of Karim Jiwani as CEO could address this last point.

    One point about .pro sales is they are rarely to domainers. None of the .pros I have sold have ever been relisted on Sedo, Afternic, or any domain website, they have also not been parked. They haven't always been developed but I have never seen a buyer try to resell them.
     
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    How are GEO names in .PRO? I have Cardiff.pro (The capital of Wales). ?
     
  14. siga

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    Picked up intelligence.pro a couple of days ago.
    Dave the demand for geo s in .pro looks so far stagnant. Comparables such as Edinburgh have been picked up of the drop but not resold. Country's such as ak's Spain Italy and France were offer on reseller markets for lowish xxxx and seemed to have no takers. My lesser newzealand.pro was offered here and did not receive any offers when no bin was set.
     
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    Sparkle.pro

    Hey the site looks great, just wanted to let you know I had an issue when adding an item to my cart in Chrome for Mac. After adding the item I get the message "There are no products in your shopping cart." Just wanted to pass that along, nice to see another developed .pro site!

    Regarding Dave's question about geo .pro names, I recently had an offer of $800 for CostaRica.pro but I turned it down. I personally think .pro names are great for the geo space, it seems the zip.pro guys think so as well.

    On an unrelated note, has anyone seen the .pro.br extension? I stumbled across it doing some searches, there are 531,000 results in Google - http://www.google.com/search?s&q=site:pro.br - I wonder how that is marketed and received in Brazil.
     
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    I have had 3 offers for France.pro on Sedo.
     
  17. webdomain

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    thanks dotprofan for letting me know about the shopping cart issues on sparkle.pro. the issue should now be resolved so that shoppers without an account can now add products to the cart.

    Its to bad that dnjournal has not been able to report some of ak's recent sales. I was told that dnjournal can't report till buyers of the domains update their whois information and after sedo (or the likes) has to report it dnjournal which doesn't readily happen. Otherwise dnjournal can't report the information.

    the good news is, whether these sales are reported or not.. the .pro extension shows no signs of slowing down.
     
  18. Jawed

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    France.pro is a killer name.

    I've had 7 offers for appoint.me on Sedo. IMO this doesn't reflect on the overall value of .me names.
     
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    I'd have to strongly agree with you.

    And on another subject, I wonder how much it would cost to run Pro banner ads on some of these high volume newsletters? Just wondering.
     
  20. mwzd

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    I've been getting a ton of traffic to page dot pro over the last couple of months and a couple of lowball offers on pages dot pro but nothing exciting as yet.

    I've also taken to replying to sedo lowballs with obscenely high numbers, like a $250 offer for television dot pro got a $100k counter. :lol: If you try to insult my intelligence, I'll return the gesture. :p

    To have DNJ report, they need transaction proof is all, buyer or seller can send them to Ron and they're reported, no need for Sedo / Afternic / Etc. :tu:
     
  21. siga

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    I agree these country geos are top quality geos my
    Comment was not to lessen there value but merely to
    Imply the geo market is not as buoyant as other niches in .pro. Which are proving themselves through actual sales.
     
  22. davidc

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    Have any of you guys actually done something with the names you got? :)
     
  23. siga

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    Hi David, sold a couple if that counts :)
     
  24. Ben42

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    I see you have Poker.pro developed, have you seen much traffic? I've developed Sail.pro and a number of other .pro fans here have developed sites as well.
     
  25. davidc

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    Well, it's not really developed yet. It's just a Wordpress-installation right now but I will do something with it in a couple of weeks. :)
     

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