NameSilo

What to do with a high grade domain? Go.LA

Labeled as question in General Domain Discussion, started by TheBaldOne, Jun 24, 2020

Replies:
71
Views:
4,092

  1. Grego85

    Grego85 Quality.Domains VIP

    Posts:
    1,832
    Likes Received:
    3,911
    a lot of us have great names in obscure cc extensions or ngtlds. I'm sure we all like to trip out on how much each of the names could be worth in some crazy scenerio! In the end, I believe this one is in with many of the rest of the solid ones.. It could go for $500 or it could go for maybe 25k.

    and also, LA is just a polluted & almost has-been city as far as I've heard lately. Many desperate to get out, and not too many going in. Like Apple computers, living off the name, but far behind for awhile. Plus I heard there's poop all over the sidewalks!
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2020
    The views expressed on this page by users and staff are their own, not those of NamePros.
  2. Shackleton

    Shackleton Established Member

    Posts:
    189
    Likes Received:
    231
    There are many great names available in crap extensions for reg fee.
    For example, Cosmetics.cx is available
     
  3. otismo

    otismo Established Member

    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    173
    I would like to suggest that there is a third option available to you.

    Perhaps you would like to own a small percentage of a very profitable internet business.

    This is the idea behind The Domain Investment Bank and why I was accepted by 1871 in Chicago

    based on the strength of that idea alone. The cost of a domain can be 30% of a startup. I am offering

    the domain, the business/marketing plan, LoGo/slogan, etc. as well as the first round of V.C. financing

    and eventually leading to their I.P.O. I will be an unpaid consultant to them and even be on their Board

    if they wish. What I expect to end up with is just under 5% of the company ( NOT subject to dilution ).
     
  4. DomainBoxio

    DomainBoxio domainbox.io VIP

    Posts:
    1,857
    Likes Received:
    911
    Awesome name with unlimited possibilities
     
  5. otismo

    otismo Established Member

    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    173
    I still believe you have what we might like to think of as a "good problem" -

    beat the drums, beat the bushes...

    I was obsessed with Go.To at one time. I was convinced that it was ABSOLUTELY the

    BEST short domain name ever; if I'd of had the money, AND if it would have been offered for sale,

    they could have named their price - I think I would have given ANY sum of money for that name,

    AT THAT PARTICULAR POINT IN TIME - I was SO naïve...

    So, I think Go.com is the best short name today - what do you think ?

    ( this may be valuable info for the owner(s) of Go.LA... )

    ( it is also well-known that I covet the Creamette Brand..... )
     
  6. Jimmysun

    Jimmysun Established Member

    Posts:
    531
    Likes Received:
    692
    It's a good name, I believe u.
     
  7. TheBaldOne

    TheBaldOne Top Contributor VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    2,323
    Likes Received:
    1,165
    Just a quick update.

    It has been an interesting couple of days, to say the very least.

    Upshot is that I have been advised, and I agree with the advice given, that this is a domain name that there were two real possibilities to go with.
    1. Develop the domain name, which I am not capable of doing due to having no knowledge of the target market nuances.
    2. Spend money and make sure the right people in the right spheres know about it, here we are talking $xx,xxx as I have had it explained to me (and the figures seem reasonable when explained).
    I have decided that option #2 is what I am going to pursue. This means liquidating and putting in place the required finance myself rather than going looking for a backer and diluting at this stage (and hopefully that will change to 'at all'). If I believe in this personally, and I do, then this is 'the one' I should go with. So now I am culling everything else with the sole aim of backing 'my belief' (or hunch). And yes that does mean even Fig.ht will go (and a lot of you know how attached I am to that domain - LOL).

    If you believe in what you preach then at some stage you have to trust that preaching and your own abilities.

    Domaining is a wonderful game. (y)
     
  8. TrueBranding

    TrueBranding Account Closed (Disallowed)

    Posts:
    96
    Likes Received:
    136
    In my opinion sell to anyone for a reasonable price and go for .com, It's my opinion could be totally wrong, but putting efforts on a non .com makes hard to make sense specially where there is no traffic keyword which bringing up the clicks to cover the renewal cost of the name.

    thank you.
     
  9. TheBaldOne

    TheBaldOne Top Contributor VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    2,323
    Likes Received:
    1,165
  10. Haroon Basha

    Haroon Basha IZUQ.COM VIP Gold Account

    Posts:
    3,215
    Likes Received:
    4,473
    Congratulations @TheBaldOne , you are indeed having a Masters Degree in Marketing. There are lot of things to learn from you. Best of luck.
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2020
  11. Reddstagg

    Reddstagg Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

    Posts:
    855
    Likes Received:
    1,529
    Oh Bald one....I have sent you a DM
     
  12. TheBaldOne

    TheBaldOne Top Contributor VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    2,323
    Likes Received:
    1,165
    Hi Reddstagg, Replied. Thank you. (y)
     
  13. TheBaldOne

    TheBaldOne Top Contributor VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    2,323
    Likes Received:
    1,165
    @Haroon Basha - I am just a little 'old in the tooth' and built up a knowledge that isn't all from textbooks. LOL
     
  14. otismo

    otismo Established Member

    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    173
    ok

    for a million dollars, I will tell you what G O L A is

    wait - you are a Namepros member ?

    for that ( and because I am a nice guy ) I will waive my usual fee :

    G O L A

    is

    Game of Life Addict

    ( I am a GoL Addict Myself )

    gol.foxeo.com
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2020
  15. Sam

    Sam Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    3,624
    Likes Received:
    279
    Owning premium domain hacks, all you need to do is just wait for the buyer to approach. But you can wait years until you get a determined end user. Most of my domain hacks are not even listed for sale.

    IMO this domain is worth maybe low-mid 4 figures to the right end-user. That's about it.
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2020
  16. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

    Posts:
    8,608
    Likes Received:
    12,451
    Go.la
    is a great name

    if it's as good as the owner thinks
    time will tell

    .la stand for Laos the country

    so you have potential end-users in that country, too

    you don't need to fear that the .la extension will disappear
    as many new tlds will
     
  17. chateaudns

    chateaudns Established Member

    Posts:
    98
    Likes Received:
    71
    They go further. They totally ignore the costs of marketing that domain to a whole city, or worse, a whole state, audience to gain approval for the purchase. That alone would eat up the bulk if not all of the $4m. @TheBaldOne, achieving that sale at that price would probably put you into serious financial debt.

    I liked your earlier aspiration, tens or even low hundreds of Ks. That will cost far less to discover if it is realistic. You could still profit even if it isn't.
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2020
  18. TheBaldOne

    TheBaldOne Top Contributor VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    2,323
    Likes Received:
    1,165
    Well just a quick update.

    Last night sat down with the 'Boss', 'She who must be obeyed', LOL. Upshot is that everything else should go, every domain, and just solely concentrate on Go.LA. This murder of the portfolio means that I shouldn't play with domain registration anymore, AND includes the liquidation of my two most cherished domains, JesusChri.st and Fig.ht. That is how serious I am and consider the domain name Go.LA.

    I guess I brought this on myself by researching for Go.LA, the potential is literally so huge it is mind boggling. The budget just for the 2028 Olympic Games is now set at $6.9 Billion (and that figure was from April last year). The TV rights for broadcasting in the US is contracted to NBCUniversal, the Wikipedia entry states:

    "NBC has held the American broadcasting rights to the Summer Olympic Games since the 1988 games and the rights to the Winter Olympic Games since the 2002 games. In 2011, NBC agreed to a $4.38 billion contract with the International Olympic Committee to broadcast the Olympics through the 2020 games, the most expensive television rights deal in Olympic history.[1] NBC then agreed to a $7.75 billion contract extension on May 7, 2014, to air the Olympics through the 2032 games.[2] NBC also acquired the American television rights to the Youth Olympic Games, beginning in 2014,[3] and the Paralympic Games for the 2014 and 2016 editions.[4] NBC is one of the major sources of revenue for the IOC.[5]"​

    I had no alternative in the end but to agree with 'She who must be obeyed' that the Go.LA project had to take not only precedence but had to become my one and sole aspect of business, anything else would dilute attention paid to the ultimate goal.
     
  19. Joe Nichols

    Joe Nichols Common sense consultant VIP

    Posts:
    2,504
    Likes Received:
    5,821
    You know that you could just set your "cherished names" to auto renew and leave them on make offer... They don't actually have to take up even a second of your time.
     
  20. TheBaldOne

    TheBaldOne Top Contributor VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    2,323
    Likes Received:
    1,165
    @Joe Nichols - No, time moves on and so will I. When a decision is made you stick with it. Why even have the domains if you have no plans for them????

    Just let them expire, life is too short to do otherwise.
     
  21. lambo.com

    lambo.com Restricted (15-30%) Gold Account

    Posts:
    1,464
    Likes Received:
    2,438
    Oh yes, how could $4m possibly be enough?
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2020
  22. TheBaldOne

    TheBaldOne Top Contributor VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    2,323
    Likes Received:
    1,165
    @lambo - I am NOT selling the domain name. (y):xf.wink:
     
  23. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    9,767
    Likes Received:
    13,633
    You are likely going to run into major issues with your "LA 2028" slogan and Olympic rings on that logo. The Olympics are highly protective of their trademarks and intellectual properties.

    Brad
     
  24. TheBaldOne

    TheBaldOne Top Contributor VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    2,323
    Likes Received:
    1,165
    @bmugford - I totally agree, I only used it on here as a 'nudge' to get to people who think the domain is pointless, and I assure you it is nowhere on the website being developed. (y)

    I already have another logo that I will be replacing it with very soon. :xf.wink:

    (Daft I may be, stupid I am not. {Well not most of the time anyway.} LOL)
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2020
  25. Reddstagg

    Reddstagg Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

    Posts:
    855
    Likes Received:
    1,529
    You should trademark your domain name now...it seems that anything is possible these days lol.
     

Want to reply or ask your own question?

It only takes a minute to sign up – and it's free!
NameWorth
  1. NamePros uses cookies and similar technologies. By using this site, you are agreeing to our privacy policy, terms, and use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
Loading...