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Value of Domain Hacks

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

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  1. Quicko

    Quicko Established Member

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    Yeah, it's a good domain hack. Also with last.fm and ma.tt, they are great domain hacks which are brandable.
     
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  2. sundari

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    Holding docto.rs

    I suppose this one is a pretty good catch.

    docto.rs

    :hi:
     
  3. htmlindex

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    I guess so, but the Whois says Registration date: 17.05.2009? I'm confused...
     
  4. sundari

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    Dear Mr.htmlindex, I said I am holding it since, 2009.

    Thanks.
     
  5. Danimal

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    Could anyone give me an appraisal for Chi.li? I have an interested buyer, but have no idea what it is worth : )
    Cheers, Daniel
     
  6. htmlindex

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    Thanks for the clarification. I thought it dropped & you caught it after the drop as you mentioned "pretty good catch". That's what confused me.
     
  7. Edward Smeu

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    Wouldn't let that go for less than low-mid x,xxx worst case. Though a correct end-user price is low xx,xxx but that implies waiting a lot.Pretty strong product-related term.
     
  8. bulkdomainz

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    Could anyone pls appraise any or all of the following:

    CAMCORDE.RS
    GP.RS
    OA.RS
    CHAI.RS
    SPEAKE.RS
    POTENTI.AL

    Thanks, bulkdomainz.
     
  9. Edward Smeu

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    I see Chairs as the best name there, wouldnt let that go for less than mid x,xxx but can go xx,xxx in a good day. Speakers is low x,xxx too.

    Gprs is now a low value name, few years ago different story.

    The rest are in the xxx range IMO but it's all relative.
     
  10. hopkism

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    I would take this beyond any product related term. In all honesty it is just a really cool sounding name. It is so generic that it can be used to describe something that is good or bad. I think it has a wide array of applications to just about any kind of company. Best of luck.
     
  11. Edward Smeu

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    It's not necessary to be a product related term,but that brings a plus to the name IMO if it's just a domain(no website).
     
  12. Edward Smeu

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    To complete, these are my latest acquisitions:

    Transfers ; Tractors ; Plumbers ; Trousers ; Browsers


    Like the post if you like the names or dislike otherwise please so I can make a better view, any comment is appreciated also.
     
  13. arend

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    prophet.es

    Any value?
     
  14. .NJ

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    Just found this one and I think it has some potential. What do you think?

    OnlineClass.es

    "To hack, or not to hack. That is the question."

    A little domaining Shakespeare for you. LOL
     
  15. DnEbook

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

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    might sound strange if all goes to voice search ?

    .......siri may get confused with some hacks ?
     
  16. bulkdomainz

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    @ STP and hopkism

    Thanks for your opinions on the names. Will be on the lookout for offers for any of the names!
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012
  17. .tv

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    Got an unrealistic lowball offer on one of my prime .rs hacks. I almost figured out who made that offer from the country of origin. I made a counter offer tho' which is of course an unrealistic amount, that I purposefully put in order to make him to realize what the name is actually worth of :) Hope he wont submit unrealistic lowball offers anymore.
     
  18. Edward Smeu

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    Well done but e must educate a bit the buyers with such offers, not only counter offer but also explain (whenever possible) why their offer is unacceptable.

    Some nice info which should be for everybody who can advertise their hacks:

    Companies which use domain hacks :

    Apple (itun.es), Google (no_url_shorteners, ro.me, kro.me), Microsoft (so.cl, bi.ng), Facebook (instagr.am), Yahoo! (me.me, flic.kr), Zynga (zyn.ga), Netflix (movi.es), TIME Magazine (ti.me), Huffington Post (huffpo.st), NY Times (nyt.ms), LA Times (lat.ms), CSPAN (cs.pn), NPR (n.pr), Bill Gates (b-gat.es), Wordpress's founder Matt Mullenweg (ma.tt, nav.al, ...), Digg's founder Kevin Rose (kevinro.se, mi.lk)

    Biggest public domain hack sales :

    LOCAL.LY sold to Infor fofr $100,000
    E.CO sold to Domain Capital for $81,000
    T.AG sold to Kinetic Fin for $60,000
    SOCI.AL sold for $50,000
    INSTANT.LY sold to Webtigo for $32,000
    FAMO.US sold to Famous Industries, Inc. for $25,000
    MA.DE sold to surefive for $25,000
    REP.LY sold to Social Media Ltd. for $22,050
    WHI.CH sold to Which.Co.Uk for $21,840
    ANSWE.RS sold to Answers.com for $20,000
    LOVE.LY sold to Quotidian Ventures for $20,000
    DAI.LY sold to Dailymotion for $17,000
    FIR.ST sold to SocialFlow for $15,000

    Though Domain Capital doesn't own E.co for sure.

    Note that this is not written by me but it's good to know for everyone.
     
  19. DnEbook

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

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  20. DNBro

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    I sold same domain here in NP for $150 in May 2010
     
  21. DnEbook

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

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    ...should have kept it, do you think this trend will continue or was it in a minority ?
     
  22. DNBro

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    Getting 20K is a really rare situation, i have sold other .rs hack for $1000 in the past and received offer for other domain .rs hack.
    Sellers negoitating skill and buyers willingness to pay such amount is also a factor here, so its more than trend.
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2012
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  24. .tv

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    Nice info. Thanks for sharing.

    ESPN owns ES.PN

    SYBASE owns SYBA.SE
     
  25. Edward Smeu

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    Also, the biggest poker site in the world PokerStars, uses PokerSta.rs as redirect.

    So many things point that we will see some xxx,xxx sales soon.
     

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