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Value of Domain Hacks

Discussion in 'ccTLD Discussion' started by xman, Feb 28, 2007.

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  1. .tv

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    Hello from SouthAfrica and SouthAmerica :)
     
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  2. Pierre Barnard

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  3. mad409

    mad409 Always thinking outside the box! Business Account VIP

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    I've been getting some huge traffic with counter.top, never was a big fan but will now be open to future hacks. I do think some work and look good when others don't... :xf.wink:
     
  4. HotKey

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    Hey hey..(y)
     
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    usernamex I used your clarinet to unclog my (de)toilet. VIP

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    bullsh.at

    That really is the proper past tense : grin :
     
  6. Ben Price

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    I have domains such as do(.)gs, mo(.)ms, subscribe(.)rs, colora(.)do and many more.

    Looking ideally for 2L word hacks in good jurisdictions, e.g. du(.)sk, gu(.)ms etc.. :)
     
  7. AlokDomain

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    VegasNight.life
    LasVegasNight.Life
    LondonNight.Life

    Any value of these hacks?
     
  8. Ben Price

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    Hi there, they are not bad hacks. The thing to be a little careful of 'though is when names venture in to two and/or three word territory. Also, I am not sure whether the "night life" reference should be hyphenated.or not. If it should be, then that would, regrettably, be another negative set against the value of these domains.

    No one can ever tell you the true value of a good hack, but previous sales are a kind of indicator as to possible value. In any event, such $-based values are perhaps best left unsaid in this particular example and I would just like you to be proud of the names you've acquired and I have no doubt you'll strive to get even better ones in the near future!

    Good luck with them,

    :)
     
  9. sta

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    dunno about domain hacks.. i dont think they are easy to promote them as end user.. do u see any value in lone.rs and cure.rs ?
     
  10. AlokDomain

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    Thanks a lot your reply, Yes, There are some interesting Night Life Keyword sales are reported on Namebio. If we put Vegas Night Life in Google so we get tons of results, I am also thinking of developing Vegas+LasVegas.
     
  11. Elon Swift

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    The value of domain hacks depends on the keywords in it. If it is really good then it's value will be really high.
     
  12. Ben Price

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    Hi, I don't believe there is much value in either i'm afraid as, generally speaking, both names make use of very poor English. That said, cure.rs, does have a little potential for the meat industry, as a site that somehow deals in "cured" meats, etc...

    When looking at a "hack" it's vitally important to look at 3 primary areas:

    1. Does the domain aspect (to the left of the dot) stand on it's own and can it be referred to verbally?

    For example, game.rs is a great hack because "game" is a fully-fledged word in it's own right, and so verbally the hack is simply stated as "game dot rs". In the case of your lone.rs name, however, you would need to spell out every letter verbally because most people would get confused with the more popular word "loan" instead.

    The exception to the above is if the hack is so good that it doesn't matter so much about whether it passes the fabled "radio test", and you simply believe it will succeed regardless, e.g. doma.in (not mine, just an example).

    Of course, this is where the majority of hacks occur/exist so it is perhaps not surprising that "hack discussion" inevitably keeps going back to the "radio test" conversation. I'm not sure this matters as much now 'though, as we now live in a world where presidents are tweeting what they're doing next and when did you last listen to the radio or hear someone tell you a domain verbally anyway?!..

    Staying on that subject just a moment longer, it's important to realise that many ".com" names don't pass the radio test either! :)

    2. Is the hack commercially strong?

    A gaming hack, for example, may be strong because games are a subject area that is enjoyed by many people and the opportunities to make money there are very great indeed. Curing meat, or loneliness 'though, are not great subject areas and there isn't a lot of money in them or indeed opportunities to profit, therefore a "hack" that underpins these subject areas won't be worth very much.

    3. Is the ccTLD/gTLD any good?

    In the case of ccTLD's, you really need to ask the question whether the jurisdiction, or country that represents the TLD, is sound. For example, n.et is an unbelievable hack but would you really want to own a hack that is governed by Ethiopia?!.. No disrespect at all to the country, I am sure it is very beautiful there, but they don't have any infrastructure to speak of or even laws for that matter, so the domain could be taken from you at any moment and you wouldn't be able to do a thing about it.

    As for gTLD's, you simply need to assess whether the company that is offering them is stable and secure.
     
  13. Akanbi Olawale

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    Smoke.solutions
    Plumbi.ng
     
  14. DigitalBrand

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    IMHO too long to work well as good hack.
     
  15. DigitalBrand

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    About 3rd point: there's always some risk with ccTLD's, but after popularity of .ly I'm not afraid of anything else :)
     
  16. Ben Price

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    Just to let you guys know that I believe that the mighty Max Guerin may have an upcoming interview with the DomainSherpa.com website...

    What will he be talking about?.. You've guessed it, domain hacks!

    Incidentally, Max is practically the only one in the "domaining" space that I truly admire, and he's achieved some amazing hack sales and has done an awful lot to shine a light on domain hacks and other creative domains.

    If the interview is confirmed, goes ahead, and is published on DS, I will post a link to it on here.

    :)

    And if you want to learn from the Hackmeister-in-Chief himself (a.k.a. Max Guerin) then take a look at his Twitter feed:

    twitter.com / domainhacks

    Cheers,
     
  17. DigitalBrand

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    Smells like you're promoting him here ;)
     
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  19. Ben Price

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    I doubt that he needs promoting!

    While 99.9999% of domainers are sat on their more-than-amply-sized-a***s eating Cheezy Crackers and wondering why they're not rich yet, Max is out there promoting domain hacks. Yes, of course, he is doing it primarily for himself but all of you who are involved in domain hacks stand to benefit, so cheer him on!

    :)
     

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