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Whatever happened to Emoji Domains?

Labeled as question in IDN and Emoji Domain Discussion started by MapleDots, Dec 1, 2018.

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  1. MapleDots

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  2. creataweb

    creataweb Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    They were cheap to register, but expensive to renew and low sales I assume? And a :poop: extension didn't help :xf.grin:
     
  3. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Selling gTLDs like delicious hotcakes Gold Account VIP

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    Why keep names with no, or very little, demand on the aftermarket?! Trends come and go. Some of them are more silly than others.
     
  4. MapleDots

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    I posted the link in case there were any bargains there.
    Anyone looking for emoji domains may want to follow the link.
     
  5. Page Howe

    Page Howe Active Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    no no please dont follow the link, emoji domains are confusing. I think i know why i am buying them, and buying more... but please dont invest in them thinking you will sell to me.... they are risky and confusing..

    i dont think these domains pass the next test of value in the domaining owrld, ie are they liquid to sell any emoji to every domainer for $xxx.. but im hoping someday.

    More to come on ednblog.com

    Page Howe
     
  6. lolwarrior

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    Well, can someone explain me, in some simple terms, how emoji domains pass the "radio test"?
    I am not joking, maybe I miss something completely here.

    If someone can do that, I will open my wallet to those emoji domains and buy some :)
     
  7. Kazzia

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    I bought 10 emojis - one single character ↗️ and nine two character. I sold three to another domainer for $50 each so in the black from the start. I will drop the remaining ones and keep my single. I have used it for emails, and think it would be a great addition on a business card or I could see a company with this on the side of their building.
     
  8. Kazzia

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    Yeah, didn't you one ✈️.ws?
     
  9. E-Promote

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    I love when people bash trends, the good/profitable ones anyway.
     
  10. Kate

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    Did it worked right for E-mail ? I know that some mail servers do not have good support for IDNs in general but maybe the situation has improved over the last few years.
     
  11. HotKey

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    ^ it does but it's a pain... touch and go. I experimented a few years ago, there was only one email client that successfully processed incoming/outgoing and kept the actual emoji as return address rather than the "xn--". Don't recall which it was now.
     
  12. Bob Hawkes

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    OK I am commenting on something I know nothing about (but that does not usually stop me :xf.wink:) but couldn't I say " the site is Grinning Face With Sweat emoji in .ws". I realize everything passes the radio test with that! Am I right that each emoji has one unique description?

    I think emoji appeal primarily to those who like them as visual instruments, and they are willing to forego some simplicity in domain name for that.

    Bob

    ps I realize if you Google Grinning Face With Sweat domain name it will give you the site that particular domain is for sale.
     
  13. carob

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    Lots of domains don't pass the radio test.

    So what about a graphic test? How does a domain look as a graphic?

    A single emoji as a link you click on is super-recognisable and memorable and makes a great graphic, and you can copy and paste it.
     
  14. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    I did have a look at NameBio. I realize that .ws is not the only extension supporting emoji, but possibly the most dominant one. I also realize that not all xn-- sales on .ws are necessarily emoji, but I think most are. Anyway, there have been 51 sales (emoji, .ws) with an average price of $351. There were 3 sales above $1k, the largest being for the sunglasses smiling one (xn--s28h) for $3100. The 10 largest sales were all in 2017. There, the sum of analysis I have ever done on emoji domains! :xf.smile:(n):xf.sick::wacky::meh::xf.laugh:
    Bob :xf.cool:
     
  15. imadoer

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    Kate summed it up in a nutshell idk think theres anything left to say expect close the thread :ROFL:
     
  16. xynames

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    Are there active websites using these emoji domains?
     
  17. MapleDots

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    whatsapp-emoji.jpg


    So... imagine this...

    An extension called .emo

    You register the word

    happy.emo and it will show like this :xf.smile:

    so you would be able to type happy.emo into the address bar or cut and paste the emoji with the same results.

    additionally it would be a specific typeset so the emoticons look identical across browsers and operating systems.

    Now we have real emojis and we could add thousands of emotions, even two words like headsmack.emo :facepalm:

    There is so much potential to do this right, I cannot figure out why we are mickey mousing this in the way we are currently doing emoji domains.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
  18. Bob Hawkes

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    https://xn--i-7iq.ws/ is one, and they list a small number of other sites, but as far as I can see most of the others redirect to a regular domain name.
     
  19. Page Howe

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    i think you should be open to the fact that teens and millenials know these better than OWG's, just like chinese understood numerics better than i did..

    page howe
    emojidomainnames.com
     
  20. Bob Hawkes

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    Hi Paige,

    Thanks for your comment, which I agree with 100%. Just in case my post was misinterpreted it was in answer to the question do they pass the radio test. I was answering that assuming there is common agreement on the word description of each emoji they do. It was not a statement pro or con emoji per say as domains.

    I agree that a younger generation view them pretty naturally as part of the landscape. I tend to think they will become more prominent in future. As investments, I think the jury is still out.

    I think that even if it ends up their main use is for redirection, say on social media, that does not at all mean they are not important.

    Bob
     
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    i am glad i am not reading this thread with a bank of sad face domains.
    Just some domains way to long.
     
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    I wouldn't mind single smirk.
     
  23. Chazza

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    I own a emoji domain, goes hand in hand with a short domain I own.
     
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    Same reason i have interest but the extensions all suck if it was dot com there would have been a lot more interest.
     
  25. Chazza

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    Yeah I do agree, I think .to makes sense though as a shortener.

    Then it’s like “<brand>.to/twitter” for example.

    I think they are more for usability rather than to sell on for more.
     

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