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Would you register an available dictionary dot com? Even if a little obscure?

Labeled as question in Domain Buying and Domain Purchases started by sonicanvil, Jan 24, 2020.

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  1. oldtimer

    oldtimer Do some good for humanity and the environment VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I am going to come up with a new phrase for domaining that perhaps we all need to keep in mind:

    Your own domains are going to be in competition with each other at renewal time.

    Well maybe everyone already knew this, but it just now came to my mind. ;)

    basically imagine that you have to renew a bunch of your domains and that you either are trimming your portfolio or that you might be on a limited budget, so now would you choose to renew an obscure and perhaps awkward dictionary domain or would you rather renew a two word domain that has some practical uses and could be of interest to end users.

    If your dictionary word is so good that you would choose it over other domains in your portfolio at renewal time then you have made the right decision by getting it, but otherwise why waste the money that could be used to get a two word domain that has better resale and development potentials.

    Of course this is just my opinion, others might think differently.

    IMO
     
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  2. WatchDogue

    WatchDogue Top Contributor VIP

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    How much does it cost to reg a .com - anywhere from some special $.99 sale to maybe $10.00 or so.

    That is your capital risk to acquire a name you have an interest in and a full year thereafter to figure out if you spent wisely or took a minimal dollar risk and failed.

    The name you acquired seems a bit on the risky end but I believe it is better to buy and try and then
    just let the name renewal die.
     
  3. oldtimer

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    Keep in mind that not all obscure dictionary words are at the same level, some might have been overlooked by others or perhaps just came up to be available on the drops, but some might be so obscure and awkward that no one wanted to register them in the past 30 years (of course if it's a new word that was just added to the dictionary that might be a different story).

    So it might be better to stay away from those obscure dictionary words that have absolutely zero practical use as a domain and get a two word domain instead that you won't have to drop later.

    IMO
     
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  4. Pay.My.id

    Pay.My.id Established Member

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    Follow your heart and keep going or you will fail again and again.... Or change your approach until your name sold someday. Best of simple practize is listening to all good advice from NP expert or other... Good luck
     
  5. WatchDogue

    WatchDogue Top Contributor VIP

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    In principle and, in practice, I tend to agree with your position.

    However, if a name is just gnawing away at someone and for a few dollars they can buy and try the name, I think it is better to try and fail than never try at all.

    The OP decided to give a try to a name that had interested him so I'm glad he bought it and give it an opportunity to become a site or a sale.
     
  6. handpicked

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    The shorter version Parasyn is an interesting word though, and is an registered industrial technology company. Parasyn.net is also available for regg.
     
  7. jamesall

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    I see zero searches for this word.

    Loads of 1 word domain names are available. Usually the ones that have no real commercial value.
     
  8. exyzed

    exyzed Top Contributor VIP

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    I have recently registered some one word domains, not so common though (is any common one available yet?). As someone here said, it maybe the thought of owning a single word dot com , that drove me.

    Initially I thought I may sell these at good price at NP marketplace, but after a few attempts i know better now. so I sold one here for just $25.

    The name are;

    Hymning.com
    Rhapsodes.com
    Titillator.com
    Presentiments.com
    Woubit.com (This one I think can fetch me a good price, though)

    These two are listed here at NP marketplace for sale (at low low prices, but so far no luck)
    Boundations.com
    Propitiousness.com

    And this last one I just registered today, again in the hope of fetching a good price;
    Impossibleness.com

    Your thoughts would be appreciated.
     
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  9. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger

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    It might be interesting if people shared in this thread any obscure words they hold, and if they have ever sold one. I have a few, one of which is iambic (in .co). I remember the term iambic pentameter from an English class in middle school 55+ years ago and always liked the elegance of how the term iambic sounds. Anyway, decided to pick it up. I am not alone, i guess, as somewhat surprisingly the term is registered in 23 TLDs. I am still waiting for that poetry startup company to come knocking with an offer for it, however! :xf.grin: I priced it low BIN hoping some academic, blogger, writer, editor, poet, etc. might like the elegance of the word.
    Bob
     
  10. kdu

    kdu New Member

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    Advice above sounds good. At least try if you like it. Haven't sold any, but currently hold these:

    Hedonically(com)
    Tangibleness(com)
     
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  11. DomainBoxio

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    If you have to ask...it's probably not
     
  12. RozasMD

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    I own just a couple. Still unsold but I like them though:

    -Verbile: one whose mental imagery consists of words.
    -Circumcircle (listed at BB): In geometry, a circle that passes through all the vertices of the polygon.

    I know they're not big words but I do like them. Plus it's always nice to think one owns a dictionary word. Even if it's an uncommon and obscure one. :xf.grin:
     
  13. sonicanvil

    sonicanvil Established Member

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    Thanks for all the feedback! Good thread!
     

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