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Undeveloped is now DAN.COM

Labeled as news in Domain Industry News started by Domaining Ocean, Jun 19, 2019.

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  1. stub

    stub Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I don't use Undeveloped.com much, but IMHO, DAN.com is a really great replacement URL. It is much more memorable. We can get used to it very quickly. We won't remember Undeveloped in fairly short length of time. Congrats on a super upgrade to a 3L.

    But maybe they should be more concerned about some of the website functioning, being mentioned here.
     
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  2. MapleDots

    MapleDots Domain Properties 2010 - 2019 VIP

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    shutterstock_691698019-e1513702444275-1440x799.jpg

    So when do you guys think undeveloped.com will hit the auction block?

    Who would take a guess at what the name would fetch?
     
  3. stub

    stub Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    @MapleDots - I think they will still use it to redirect to DAN.com. I would :)
     
  4. MapleDots

    MapleDots Domain Properties 2010 - 2019 VIP

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    And we would all expect that, but eventually the domain will be redundant and the time will come to sell it.

    Then the question will be.... how much?
     
  5. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP

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    At least for me it seems that everything is up and running smoothly and fast now (both when logged into my account and in search/landers).

    The visual changes on landers are slight, but some additional information provided and rearranging for sellers. I like that they now show how many domains they have in inventory along with dollar volume of sales made on the platform in total (hopefully they will update those). Beyond the name change the most important change is how transactions are handled automatically (and faster).

    Re the name, I admit I got used to and liked Undeveloped, but I recall from when I first started using it something about a name that starts with un seemed a little negative to me. I think that ultimately DAN is a better name, both in terms of memorability and perhaps be perceived as a more welcoming name by potential buyers.

    While obviously a few hiccups during transition today, within hours they seem to have achieved a smooth migration. Congrats to @nick3 for the first sale handled by DAN, all in a very fast transaction transfer. Anyone not reading the main Undeveloped thread be sure to follow it as many more informative posts from today. Here is the link to the description of how the first sale was automatically processed. They have apparently done 5 sales with the new automated system, although it is not yet working with at least one registrar (GD) so those are handled the old way with a person until it is resolved.

    Bob
     
  6. stub

    stub Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    OK. But the future is difficult to predict. Even if the innovation for domain sellers is pretty stagnant. I'd say 1-2 years before they would sell. Pricing is even crazier to predict. If I was in the market to buy this domain today as an end-user, I probably would shy away at somewhere below $10k. Of course it depends on how deep the pockets of the end user, and how much they want it.
     
  7. HappyW

    HappyW Owner of NamesMaker.com Gold Account

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    I insist that the future of the domain name industry can only be branded.SEO Will be replaced, In the end, it’s just a facade
     
  8. Rory Ivey

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    Are their nameservers working now?
     
  9. Rory Ivey

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    Dan is not a bad name. It's just different..

    It's about reputation and branding...if they keep up excellence then dan would not be an issue.
    In time, it will grow on people... Dan is a refreshing change imo. I never got much success with undeveloped, but dan, and the added updates...makes it a bit attractive to try again.
     
  10. slader23

    slader23 Always On The Bleeding Edge. VIP

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    My landers are still on undeveloped servers and they direct to Dan.com landing pages just fine so I think for the most part it works, however, it will probably take time for their change to propagate across the internet.
     
  11. Rory Ivey

    Rory Ivey Top Member VIP

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    could i see one of your landers
     
  12. slader23

    slader23 Always On The Bleeding Edge. VIP

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    Type into your browser: SmartClock.com

    I'm actually really liking the new look of the landing pages, its a lot more clean.

    Lander:

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  13. Rory Ivey

    Rory Ivey Top Member VIP

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    What's the Dan nameservers?
     
  14. BayDomainer

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    Yes, don't change your name servers to ns1.dan.com yet. I just spent a while changing them at Unireg and only a few got changed. I changed the NS at Porkbun to ns1.dan.com and it said ERROR so I checked with their C/S and they said those nameservers aren't registered yet.
     
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    Looks solid and even more professional now imo...
     
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  17. Rory Ivey

    Rory Ivey Top Member VIP

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    I think someone said something like the old nameservers should forward you to new page ...i'll try that
     
  18. HotKey

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    States on site that Dan is a subsidiary of Undeveloped, meaning they would be keeping the Undeveloped name as the controlling entity.

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    While Dan is more memorable, I think it's almost little too generic, and takes away from the brand message they had developed with Undeveloped. Time will tell how people take to it.
     
  19. wwwweb

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    Great buy on Dan.com seems like a decent price for the buyer.

    I think having DAN.com gives them instant credibility, like the new blockchain based transfer system.

    These guys are thinking ahead of the rest, congrats. Give it time guys, it’s about fast transfer, and payment. I don’t know what sedo, or afternic mean, but they still work.
     
  20. Bob Hawkes

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    It is probably wise to wait like you say since the undeveloped ones work fine, but I did try changing one of my domains to the ns1.dan.com, ns2.dan.com and it works fine (the domain name is at Dynadot that i tried it on). I expect it was just an information propagation delay you encountered at that registrar, and will be fine now or soon.

    Bob
     
  21. Jv1999

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    I might be noob but I agree with Bob.

    Whenever I outbounded and mentioned undeveloped.com, it did not sound trustworthy imho. It's a negative word, like uninsured or uncooked or unloved or uncouthed. But i just rolled with it.

    Now ever since DAN, I quickly and happily changed my outbound template by replacing all instances of undeveloped with dan . No idea why most ppl hate it?? It's a premium ultra domain that subconsciously makes buyers trust it because no domain that short and that familiar would be a scam. It automatically instills trust, or at least enough trust to get then to dive.

    But I guess most ppl don't outbound so this value is lost on them.

    On another point, it's crazy how that small subtle merit of being more credible on first impression is worth 190k.. I'm not business savvy enouf to understand it... But this is the epitome of why domaining works. The utility and net revenue increase in this subtle public perception is more than 190k.. which is so crazy.. and that's why we all have buyer -- for that very same reason
     
  22. Goku

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    The UI overhaul wasn't needed as I felt quite comfortable with their previous UI, nevertheless the new UI looks intuitive as well.

    Good job Undeveloped team

    (Do we have any official from Undeveloped Team on NamePros?)
     
  23. iAchilles

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    The name is fantastic and the project is admirable. I fear the average Joe will be overwhelmed by the technical information. KISS. With that said I haven't looked at the new process for buying domains.

    They need to be very careful that it's a smooth and frictionless transaction that doesn't overload users with irrelevant information and too many options. They just want to buy a domain.
     
  24. kite26

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    One question. So i need to change my nameservers for my listed domains?
     
  25. UmerK

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    Regardless of what people say here, I believe it will only revamp our industry and boost sales for people who use them - DAN is a lot more trust able as a brand compared to Undeveloped (sort of has some negative feeling attached to it)

    Also it appears they're heading into a direction they took when EPIK merger failed - I think we might as well see a DAN registrar soon.

    Everyone must read Reza's article which highlights key issues the industry faces today.

    Also we shall see how everything pans out in few days in terms of landing pages and everything else that comes with DAN.
     

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