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Your Criteria For Domain Acquisition

Labeled as discuss in Domain Buying and Domain Purchases started by Domaining Ocean, Oct 23, 2018.

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  1. Domaining Ocean

    Domaining Ocean Member VIP

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    Hello All,

    Everyone has their own criteria for chossing best domain to add in Portfolio.

    Mine is Number of TLD's registered as well as Age....What's your?

    Best Regards,
    Mohit
     
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  2. NYJimbo

    NYJimbo Domain Re-Animator

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  3. .X.

    .X. NameFeature.com Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I don’t have a long list of criteria, it must be .com , it can be .org, but if .org, it must fit the extension.

    The name can’t carry a history of negative luggage with it.


    Aside from the above, nothing else really matters to me.
     
  4. Riz M.

    Riz M. EmpireNames.com Gold Account

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    1st age
    2nd how many tlds regged
    3rd keyword sales in namebio
    4th how many endusers i can target
    5th and last price should be lower then market rates if we want to sell rightaway we should loss max 10-15 percent
     
  5. HotKey

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    1) keyword.extension sensibility
    2) age
    3) renewal cost
    4) short term vs long term hold
    5) TM
     
  6. gilescoley

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    Age is not a factor to me

    .COM or strong cctld
    Previous sales
    Number of other extensions its registered in
    Number of potential end-users - I always research and get a long list of potential buyers before buying any names
    Brandability
    How it sounds when you say it
     
  7. vast

    vast Established Member

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    Besides the obvious criteria such as number of registered extensions, trademarks etc., I've compiled the following basic checklist for myself:
    - This is a real thing or the naturally sounding brand.
    - There are real companies built around this term. The niche is wide enough to build serious business.
    - The future trend is positive for this.
    - It's not too long.
    - It passes radio test.
    - The spelling is easy.
    - There are no better alternatives, or they are too pricey or unavailable.
    - There is a reasonable chance of selling it at least for 10x at some point.
    - My gut feeling says "Buy it!".

    I remember I was partially inspired by this old post (with some questions applicable mainly to generic names, but most still to the point):
    http://www.ricksblog.com/2009/02/do...ons-when-buying-domains-my-top-20-right-here/
     
  8. lolwarrior

    lolwarrior Founder, Brands.International VIP

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    - must be new gTLD (this is what I specialise at, I personally do not do .com or ccTLDs )
    - must sound to me like big company can build its online presence on it easily
    - must have low renewal so it is easy to hold longterm
    - purchase price must be a deal
    - keyword must fit the extension nicely

    I personally do not care about age that much, as in new gTLDs some of the domains were reserved by registries, and only released recently, in some cases there was a change of pricing, etc, so age is not really a good indicator here.
     
  9. Internet.Domains

    Internet.Domains Top Member VIP

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    I use a lot of the mentioned criteria. In addition, I often use the 'Kid Test'. I mention the entire domain to a kid (10 or younger) and they must remember it in full. Bonus if they can spell it. This may seem silly to some, but the entire DNS is designed so we don't have to remember long IP addresses.
     
  10. Domaining Ocean

    Domaining Ocean Member VIP

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    You can post the basic details only
     
  11. Mister Funsky

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    Must be a .com (or EXTREMELY good .org)
    Must be easy to say, remember and make sense
    Must have a clear end user/market
    Age, for the most part, is irrelevant to me. A good name is a a good name...period.
     
  12. biggie

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    Hi

    to me -

    criteria, depends on category i'm searching at the moment

    I might be looking to buy some 3 letter .org

    or maybe a long tail .com with potential type-in traffic

    but it all depends on category, which may decide extension, or a keyword search where other extensions may fit the quality level.

    :)

    imo...
     
  13. davidc1

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    what's the best tool for checking: number of registered extensions ?
     
  14. vast

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  15. Jonathan MacDermid

    Jonathan MacDermid Socially Corporate

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    This might seem a bit simple but my only criteria is - Do I think I can find someone to buy it for more than it will cost me.
    Obviously there are things we use to decide this but it all boils down to this one point.
     
  16. Domaining Ocean

    Domaining Ocean Member VIP

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    Thanks for sharing....according to you how to choose the best domain in.org Extension
     
  17. Domaining Ocean

    Domaining Ocean Member VIP

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    You can also use Namedroppers it will also suggest you similar names with the same keywords
     
  18. mani0307

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    First check on google if any enduser or some little search on business that specific business have more potential in future or not, after final step move to namebio.
     
  19. DonDraper

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    I use also an app DomainTyper, really easy to use
     
  20. davidc1

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    a bulk searcher would be nice
     
  21. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    A consideration of the following...
    1. Can I list multiple categories of users who would legitimately want this name?
    2. For some users in those categories is there a legitimate advantage to having this particular domain name?
    3. Have similar names sold before, or if not, can I explain why they have not (e.g. very new area)?
    4. When I do a Google search is the name meaningful in terms of web popularity?
    5. Is the price low enough, and the renewal fee standard, so that I can justify that a reasonable probability of sale times reasonable net expected profit exceeds my annual cost?
    6. If I had the time, would I personally use the name for development?
    7. Are the aesthetics of the name sound? Memorable, positive, a little unique but not too unique, differentiated from others for sale.
    8. Is the niche not already over speculated? i.e. look at competition
    9. Would I feel proud to see it in my portfolio? (i.e. it is just me but I never consider many names, even in niches that are popular, for this reason)
    10. Does the niche fit my personal branding strategy? That is does it match what I have defined as being interested in.
    11. Are the automated appraisals at least reasonable?
    12. Does the name excite me?
    13. Do I have particular expertise in the niche represented by the name?
    14. Does the acquisition fit my personal risk tolerance?
    15. Will availability of similar names for hand registration kill potential price on reselling?
    16. Is it likely that in a year's time there will be more rather than less interest in the domain name? i.e. trend positive
    17. Have I slept on the idea and still feel as positive as yesterday?
    Some of these, like 9, 12, are completely subjective. Re 10, I realize many active on NPs are in this full or significantly part-time as a business, and are much earlier in life, but for me I don't ever want to be in the position that if I never sell another domain name I take a big loss on domain investing.

    Like any set of rules, they are guidelines, not absolutes. Seldom do all of the boxes get ticked, but I still go ahead, particularly if the cost is low. For example I recently registered a name that had both GoValue and Estibot <$100, and was not a niche I have particular expertise in, but it was a domain phrase I really liked and thought the word worked perfectly with the (new) extension. The .com sold not too long ago for $29k, but the major part of my decision was I really liked how natural the phrase was. I had considered it multiple times over weeks, and still personally really liked it. So I decided to try it.

    Thanks for the question!

    Bob
     
  22. Domaining Ocean

    Domaining Ocean Member VIP

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    Thanks for sharing this valuable information @Bob Hawkes
     
  23. Domaining Ocean

    Domaining Ocean Member VIP

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    I need to talk to you regarding something. Can I PM you
     
  24. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    Of course.
     
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