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Value of Domain Hacks

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

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  1. Alexej K

    Alexej K Established Member

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    Did you know Facebook owns and uses the domain hack Ocul.us for their Oculus VR headset brand across the social media?

    This week's update of Nami.ng is up!
     
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  2. coolhands

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    What is the cheapest registrar to reg .ng ?
     
  3. CobraKai

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    I would test out the url with an emoji to see if it works with the extension. Use popular emojis that you know that are taken. I pretty sure xn-12345.ru can be registered, but you would have to type out the xn-12345.ru for the URL to work instead of using an emoji.ru
     
  4. CobraKai

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    That's cool to see large corporations using domain hacks. That's like free marketing for domain hackers. I just found out that Entrepreneur Magazine uses the hack entm.ag
     
  5. .tv

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    You are right. IDNs and Emojis are technically decoded using their corresponding punycodes, but ccTLDs have something called language mapping enabled with the extensions they offer. That's why they don't recognize every punycode even though they are IDN aware.

    .cn only supports Chinese alphabets and their matching punycodes, which means, they do not support punycodes of other languages and of course emojis.

    Emojis have a completely different punycode mapping, and thus, language specific ccTLDs don't support emojis.

    If we enter a punycode of an emoji, and if the ccTLD doesn't have emoji-punycode mapping enabled, even though the domain name is valid, but the registry won't recognize it.
     
  6. DomainHacks.com

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    This happened to a few hacks we have sold in the past including Kar.ma, Fir.st (sold for $15K) and some .et domain hacks.

    Huge silly losses.
     
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  7. .tv

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    web4africa.com charges $27.50/yr for .ng names. Don't know whether it's the cheapest or not
     
  8. CraigD

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    I wonder how many of these sub $20,000 domain hacks are purchased by cash-strapped startups?
    It appears to be an affordable way of getting a unique and memorable domain name.
     
  9. coolhands

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    Yeah I have seen that, buts it's £27.50 pound not the US Dollar, about $36
    I was hoping to find a Secret registrar that is not listed in tldes for a cheaper price.
     
  10. .tv

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    Don't know why it's showing in GBP for you. Are you from the UK?

    This is what I'm seeing:

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  11. coolhands

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    thanks for pointing this out.

    No, I'm currently in Spain, That's weird this is a Fraud from web4africa, because even if I'm located in the UK they must convert the pricing to the british pound, because british pound is higher than US dollar.
    here is a screenshot of the pricing they show it to me:
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  12. .tv

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    Not a good business practice. They should either display the prices in Euro since you are located in the EU zone (converted from the USD value), or should display an option to change to your preferred currency. This is how Dynadot and many other reputed registrars work.
     
  13. Alexej K

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    Weekly update on the domain hacks world is up:

    Save and share the Plac.es you want to go.

    Reuters using Reut.rs as a URL shortener across their social media.

    TheQkit owning Stre.am.

    Discover more at Nami.ng
     
  14. CobraKai

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    Nice additions. Keep up the great work! Have you tried added nami.ng to the "References" section of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_hack ? It will help get exposure for the site as that wiki site is the #1 result that pops up when you search "domain hacks" on google.
     
  15. Alexej K

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    Fantastic idea, really appreciate it! I'll get right on it.
     
  16. DomainHacks.com

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    Good day domain hackers! Anyone know of an automated appraisal site that is somewhat accurate for domain hacks? GoDaddy and Estibot estimates are not even in the ballpark. Ex. the domain "fi.sh" is appraised for $1273 on GD and $640 on Estibot, I'd pay that in a heartbeat!
     
  18. DomainHacks.com

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    Unfortunately they are none. Domain hacks are too small of a niche. We usually recommend Namebio's domain hack sales search as reference.
     
  19. CobraKai

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    I don't think it has anything to do with being strapped for cash, if that were the case, they'd just buy a different extension for a few bucks. It's more of availability and unique/cleverness. Not all dot com's are for sale. Example: cha.se was sold for $7500, good luck buying chase.com even if you are willing to pay millions for it.
     
  20. CobraKai

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    Don't go for cheapest, go for the best. whogohost.com is the best for .ng domains. However, it might also be the cheapest.
     
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  21. coolhands

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    Yeah I think they are the cheapest, But's a Local registrar, I don't know if they allow foreign to register .ng via there site!!??
     
  22. Alexej K

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    Weekly update of Nami.ng is now up!

    We are now tracking over 350 short, single-word domain hacks currently in personal or business use, as well as those used either for redirection, or as a domain shortener by larger corporations.

    Thanks to everyone who's been contributing along the way!

    @CobraKai I tried getting the site referenced on Wikipedia, but it keeps being deleted as sponsored/self promoted link :(
     
  23. HotKey

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    Hi,

    Why is it the best for .ng domains, in your opinion? Thx!

    I have an .ng

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    Just noticed the tags the OP used for this thread; amazingly, looks as if he/she intended it to be created as a joke. Look how it took off into the real deal :) In every joke, there is a grain of truth.
     
  24. CobraKai

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    Yes they do allow Foreigners and they accept Paypal which is a plus.
     
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  25. CobraKai

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    That's a bummer that they won't allow nami.ng to be listed. At least you tried.
     

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