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What do you think about those brandables I acquired in aftermarket? Glad to read the truth.

Labeled as advice in Domain Beginners, started by M0rd0r, Jul 27, 2020

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  1. M0rd0r

    M0rd0r Established Member

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    Hi domainwizards!

    I am trying to grow my portfolio buying some brandables, I think given my tiny budget I can afford better domains in this categories instead of EMD.

    I would like to have a second opinion to know if I bought sellable domains or totally crap.

    All of these domains I acquired on Expired Domains Auctions at a $20-$30 each.

    The domains I would like to share with you are:
    ExoticConcept / com
    MarketingAces / com
    ElementNetwork / com
    GemologyCosmetics / com
    RunnerAdvisors / com
    GamesBack / com
    FlareDev / com
    AugmentedDriving / com

    What do you think about the purchases?

    Do you think those names are interesting in their respective niches?

    Thanks in advance for your wisdom!
     
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  2. biggie

    biggie Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hi


    i wouldn't bid on any of them

    when you buy a domain, you also have to consider grammar, singular vs. plural, and broad vs specific

    for instance: exotic concept is singular, versus exotic concepts, which is plural and covers a broader aspect of "exotic".

    it's not good practice to pick from what was left over..... because there are reasons why, it was left.

    Good Luck though!

    imo....
     
  3. CraigD

    CraigD 360promo.com VIP

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    Hello @M0rd0r

    I think that MarketingAces could be a winner within that industry.

    But as @biggie pointed out, the grammar is wanting on some, but organic search works in mysterious ways, so you never know.
     
  4. M0rd0r

    M0rd0r Established Member

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    Thank you very much for your tip. I will take into account in my next picks :)

    BR,
     
  5. CraigD

    CraigD 360promo.com VIP

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    FlareDev / com has potential as a brandable tech developer company name.

    They are keywords, and dot coms.
    I have seen a hell of a lot worse ;)
     
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  6. M0rd0r

    M0rd0r Established Member

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    Thanks for your reply @CraigD,

    I made my own rank of this domain list to testing my basic knowledge with experienced domainers and I am glad to know the best domain on my own list is the domain you choosed :)

    The "Tiers" I assigned on my own list are:

    TIER 1
    MarketingAces / com
    ElementNetwork / com
    RunnerAdvisors / com

    TIER 2
    FlareDev / com
    GamesBack / com

    TIER 3
    GemologyCosmetics / com
    AugmentedDriving / com
    ExoticConcept / com

    Note that those "tiers" I am using only to rank the domains of this list.

    BR,
     
  7. M0rd0r

    M0rd0r Established Member

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    Thanks for your feedback @CraigD
     
  8. karmaco

    karmaco Top Contributor VIP

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    Too long and avoid s’s. Proper English is preferable as well meaning no inverted words. I don’t consider any of those names as Tier 1.
     
  9. RJ

    RJ Domain Buyer PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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  10. DomainWhisperer

    DomainWhisperer New Member

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    Agree. A big part in coming out on top with domaining is being on top of things before they get to become mainstream. Augmented driving is going to be absolutely huge and a part of our daily lives in 10+ years.
    Attending events like CES and other tech conventions are really helpful. You don't need to be physically there either especially the way the world is changing, you can attend the future conventions sitting at the comfort of your home.
     
  11. M0rd0r

    M0rd0r Established Member

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    Thanks for your useful tip. I'll take into account on my next picks.
     
  12. CraigD

    CraigD 360promo.com VIP

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    Do you understand what 'augmented' means in terms of VR technology?
    The driver will still be there in a car on the road.
     
  13. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    I like

    augmented driving

    Marketing aces

    Game's back

    Your grammar is fine and picks are mostly solid.
     
  14. BrandCollectors.com

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    FlareDev
    AugmentedDriving
    not bad

    others reg fee
     
  15. TauseefKhan

    TauseefKhan Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    you have to understand whether a domain is perfectly brandable or keyword-based.

    I found ElementNetwork and FlareDev to be brandable domains. Other domains consist of a keyword that is a business category like marketing, exotic, augmented, etc. They are limitedly brandable.

    as mentioned by other members - plurals should also be avoided. Further, you can submit these names to brandable marketplaces to have an expert evaluation.
     
  16. WatchDogue

    WatchDogue Top Contributor VIP

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    Of the list of names, FlareDev & AugmentedDriving caught my eye as pick-ups worth the relatively small dollar cost for their acquisition.
     
  17. M0rd0r

    M0rd0r Established Member

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    Thanks for your feedback @TauseefKhan. So, as long as I can understand, perfectly brandable domains names can be used in more than one business category and keyword-based domains are limited to his business category, right?
     
  18. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    Thanks for sharing your list, @M0rd0r.

    I have not done the research required to decide if good acquisition or not, but FlareDev could apply to a variety of areas. I wondered how common the abbreviation dev is used in names- on NameBio there are 61 sales in .com that have it as suffix (probably a few additional where at end but not suffix are also relevant). Here is the list. I also wondered about company use, and OpenCorporates show 960 active companies using word flare in some way (none with both flare and dev, yet :xf.wink:), with broad distribution of sectors. I would say encouraging.

    The point that concept and concepts mean different things for a business, and are generally not interchangeable, got me to wondering how common each form is. If I exclude inactives but otherwise just a simple search (so it would include former names) there are 67,832 companies using the singular and 61,839 on the plural. So both are highly used forms in corporate names. Even though concept/concepts so popular, I am not wildly enthusiastic about the exotic combination, but maybe that is just me.

    Of the other names MarketingAces and AugmentedDriving seem best to me based only on a quick glance.

    Best wishes with your names.

    Bob

    PS By the way I like the idea of dividing into tiers like you did, although personally would move Flare and Augmented up in your tiers and Gemology, and possibly Runner, down. I am still trying to decide on Element. But you have undoubtedly researched the fields much deeper than me, so don't place much on these comments.
     
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  19. M0rd0r

    M0rd0r Established Member

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    Thanks for your quick analysis @Bob Hawkes.

    It is really useful to improve my future acquisitions.
     
  20. DomainWhisperer

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    Yes.
    Thats not why we can attend these shows while sitting at home in the future. Think postcovid world.
     
  21. CraigD

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    100% agreement here, and has been my approach.
    Get in early on keywords, and be prepared for a long wait.
    I also suggest that domains are pre-registered for long term because I made that mistake of dropping a couple that I am now really kicking myself over.
     
  22. lock

    lock DomainUsed.com VIP

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    Tip nobody wants tier 2 3 4. Hard part is accepting it and letting go as expire.
     
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  23. M0rd0r

    M0rd0r Established Member

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    Thanks for your tip. I would like to invest more capital in Tier 1 domains but I consider I need more knowledge to start investing in that type of domains.

    Nowadays I consider I am not enough skills to value a domain name and pay $500-$1000 for it.
     
  24. lock

    lock DomainUsed.com VIP

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    You still buy at reg fee you just do not have to buy for sake of it but when you can't resist when spot bargin.
     
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  25. CraigD

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    If you can spot a future trend, you should be able to hand-reg keyword domains for peanuts, but be prepared to hold for a long time. You will also avoid trademark issues that other domainers encounter.
     

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