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question Worth taking a shot at .com and pitch it to companies owning other extensions?

NameSilo
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So I found a 15 year old .com domain in expiring auctions. Its .co.uk version is owned by a UK company and it redirects to their company website (different name).
It's .space, .store and .xyz version is owned by a Chinese company and they also own a different name in .cc. All these 4 websites are identical i.e. they don't redirect but shows the same identical website when you visit.

Is it worth getting that .com and pitching it to those companies? Some questions that come into my mind:

1. What if previous owner already pitched it and they rejected it?
2. What if previous owner already pitched it and negotiations didn't succeed due to high price? May be if I keep price a little low then it may succeed?
3. What if those companies don't give a fuck?

The exact search term volume on Google is low i.e. from 100 to 1K and top of bid page is from $1.5 to $5.5 according to AdWords Planner.
 

jhm

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Selling "COM" to companies that own a different extension...the answer to that is "maybe". However, if they truly cared, they probably thought about it before you, especially if a large company. Companies using "CO DOT UK" in the UK, they're generally happy with that

1. What if previous owner already pitched it and they rejected it?

A: There's your answer, not interested


2. What if previous owner already pitched it and negotiations didn't succeed due to high price? May be if I keep price a little low then it may succeed?

A: So the previous owner failed and dropped because he pitched too high, then you of all people pick it up, pitch low and take the win...how unique. If the previous owner was going to drop anyway, surely he'd pitch low as a last resort and take that win, than give you that gift...to be fair

3. What if those companies don't give a fuck?

A: Too bad

IMO
 
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Went on to check name again and it was gone. Was not very convinced on it so I was like only 30% into registering that name but just decided to see what's the status now and it was gone. That name is SupermarketFreezers.com

My be the original guy renewed it or may be timeout expired because it was in GoDaddy Closeout auctions at $5 so it was last day of this domain. Or may be someone got it no idea.
 

TopBrandsForSale

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Hey guys, I was thinking the same but with a company that owns the .IO.

In this case, since the company is global, do you think I'll have more chances?

Anyway is a one-word quite generic name, so I can always sell it to someone else just in case
(but I don't think it will sell easily in another way tbh).
 

topdom

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Depends. We domainers think .com is the king, and it is a must, but endusers may not think that way. Otherwise such domains would be liquid, but obviously they are not.
Another thing: people just ignore whatever you say. They may automatically think like: the seller will be winner, so I'll be the loser, so there is no point of responding (as if this is a zero-sum game).

In tv ads, companies don't usually say: buy this product because it is good for you. Instead they sing a song, play a sketch, and engage our conscious or unconscious mind with it. How to do the same using email: no idea.
 
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