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Value of Domain Hacks

Located in Niche Domain Discussion started by xman, Feb 28, 2007.

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  1. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    I think some really great domain hacks have obvious value. Things like wi.fi that sold this year for $22k at Sedo. There clearly are not a lot of those around to be picked up though!

    I personally don't see a much value in a generic term that is made up with a domain hack. I think the general public is not knowledgeable enough with the new gTLDs and general use cc TLDs that (as others have said) they will not remember it right, and it seems to me that the hack does not work at all for SEO. As with most rules, there are exceptions to this though, and occasionally a hack that creates a highly sought after word would be worthwhile.

    Still there have been some decent sales. For example mur.al at $10k in 2012 or loc.al at 6k this year.

    I do see a role for hacks in startups, where essentially a brandable name is made through a hack. Some of the cc extensions work well with this, and things like .io, .co, .ly, .ai, al work well for some words.

    One example I encountered through support for a math app (Math Studio) that I own is their website is mathstud.io. This is pretty clever to me, as it exactly spells their product name, and the domain part MathStud also has a meaning that is congruent with their product).

    Another example I like a lot is aud.io that sold for 6.8k back in 2011.

    I guess what I am saying is that to me yes some domain hacks are very valuable, but many domain hacks to me have little or no value.

    I'd write more but I am trying to find some domain name hacks on Cyber Monday sales - haha :xf.wink:
     
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  2. .tv

    .tv Active Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    New one added to my wallet: Fremont St, goes well with Vegas.
     
  3. Pierre Barnard

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    Anyone in or near Finland, or maybe knows someone at Supercell?

    I need your help in pitching Clash.es to them.

    PM me.
     
  4. Vinod soni

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    Walletbit.co.in
    CoinWallet.co.in
     
  5. hxp

    hxp SuperDuperUltraRarePremiumHolographic Member VIP

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    Just got this email from Sedo:


    Anyone else?

    And, does anyone have previous experience with this sort of thing?
     
  6. -EM-

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    That sounds like a very disperate move from Sedo
     
  7. kriss05

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    They were being asked to run such auction for many years. Finally they got it done. Would be very interesting to watch.
     
  8. Claim.Club

    Claim.Club Account Auto-Closed

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    It was our initiative.

    capit.al
    commerci.al
    financi.al
    homosexu.al
    meeti.ng
    profession.al
    ventu.re
    artifici.al
    ni.ki
    tweeti.ng
    medicin.al
    unre.al
    univers.al
    ed.gy
    sunri.se
    ome.ga
    strict.ly
    gemi.ni

    Auctions start tomorrow @ Sedo!
     
  9. -EM-

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    Ni.ki isn't that a $1k renewal domain?
     
  10. JanO

    JanO This advertising space is for sale Blue Account

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    Too bad I didn't get the memo.. I've trendset.in , carspot.in, smartplug.in & adfeed.in
     
  11. Sumeeth

    Sumeeth DomExpert VIP

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    I am not sure value of domain hacks but I had RippleCha.in
     
  12. DnameAgame

    DnameAgame BrandPlease.com, see [email protected] BuyNa.me Gold Account

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    I love them, they are cool, fun, and get Domainers excited.

    But 99.9% valueless, especially ones that have a long-tail .com available for reg., just because it's a short word doesn't make it valuable (particularity when it's not .com)

    On that note, I have one that is likely of some value - NameB.io

    HAHAHA well it's valuable because of the real company with the .com - which should be of of our best friends!

    Hey, does anyone know the NameBio folks? I would like to offer them this name for free - or really in thanks for all they give us.

    I have a few more hacks, just because I like them, but doubt they will ever have real value - but are great portfolio conversation starters.
     
  13. Haroon Basha

    Haroon Basha IZUQ.COM Gold Account VIP

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    A few days ago I bought this:

    WEBUYBITCO.IN
     
  14. stub

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    Congrats. But how do you expect to sell it?
     
  15. Haroon Basha

    Haroon Basha IZUQ.COM Gold Account VIP

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    Already I have listed in Sedo.
     
  16. kriss05

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    Got similar email regarding Sedo domain hack auction..

    Had unpleasant experience with this auction already.

    I submitted 3 names with specified low-mid $x,xxx reserves. Sedo suggested $499 reserves which I couldn't agree with. They said if you don't agree then your application rejected. I gave up and moved on.

    It seems they won't be hosting premium domain hacks on this auction with such attitude.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2018
  17. Haroon Basha

    Haroon Basha IZUQ.COM Gold Account VIP

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    INCLUDED IN SEDO DOMAIN HACK AUCTION.
     
  18. stub

    stub Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I wish you all the best. Please inform us of the final outcome.
     
  19. DigitalBrand

    DigitalBrand Established Member

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    I hold some good hacks. Could you please connect me with Sedo rep? Thanks
     
  20. hxp

    hxp SuperDuperUltraRarePremiumHolographic Member VIP

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    Login to Sedo > Go to "My Domains" > Click "Sales Settings" View > Select your Domain Hacks > Click "Promote Domains" > Click "Domain Hack Auction"

    Good luck! :)
     
  21. kriss05

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    Just saw Sedo's Domain Hack Auction announcement:

    I'm not sure why they mentioned b.ag being sold for $9,999 as this sale never completed. The buyer didn't pay.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2018
  22. DnEbook

    DnEbook DataGlasses.Com ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hard enough to sell a single word hack ...
     
  23. spoofies

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    Submitted a handful of brandable domains, we'll see how it goes I suppose.
     
  24. namerav

    namerav Market Restricted

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    Popular name, nice hack.
     
  25. .tv

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