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Should i buy this domain

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by eugenekhay, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. eugenekhay

    eugenekhay Regular Member

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    So I started a new company, whose name is a made up word. The domain (company).com was expired and at the godaddy auctions at the time of me creating this company. I did not think that this domain price would go up at all since it is essentially a worthless (no backlinks or PR) domain, other than having age. But now that the auction is almost over the price has risen to about $100. Do you guys thing its worth it for me to buy this or just register a domain name like this (company)(relevant word).com This company name is my brand name for products I will be selling.

    Please tell me what you guys think.
     
  2. JimmyConway

    JimmyConway BANNED BANNED

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    I would go with buying it so someone else doesn't. Even if it isn't that high of a possibility for someone to look for it, it's always good to own your brands actual domain, saves the trouble of figuring it out later. Just my opinion.
     
  3. ok888

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    Enklave Senior Member

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    If there is an option just take .net or .org domain
     
  5. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Its not unrealistic to believe that godaddy and other registrars are checking company formations to see if they can push prices up on domains..I've heard it happen to a few people who registered a company then two weeks later went to reg a domain and found it was suddenly a premium.

    Anyway as much as it sucks if you are going to be running a nuts and bolts business the domain is very important so you have to bite the bullet and register it.
     
  6. monchichi

    monchichi Power Member

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    if no .net or .org available I'd go for it.
     
  7. Mountaineer

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    If its like starting from scratch type of project then I'd go for a brand new domain instead of investing $100 on a domain that has no previous value (like PR, backlinks etc).
     
  8. eugenekhay

    eugenekhay Regular Member

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    so do you guys think that (brandname)shop.com is worse than doing .net or .org
     
  9. nipunn12

    nipunn12 Regular Member

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    Take out 100 dollars and buy it
     
  10. mangobajito

    mangobajito Power Member

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    Have you made any sales yet
    If not go for a new domain
    with 30$ you can buy yourbrand (.com)(.net)(.org)
    it would be good
     
  11. wrovan

    wrovan Newbie

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    Buy it mate, to secure your brand name.
     
  12. concrete

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    if it is the best domain you can think of that pertains to your business then yes, buy it. It's only $100 and it's for your business. You need to invest anyway and you can always itemize it come tax time.
     
  13. LBrown

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    Buy it. If this is for a serious business you want to brand yourself right.
     
  14. eugenekhay

    eugenekhay Regular Member

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    I decided to buy it, cost me $90, sucks but wte I will get it back
     
  15. Motive

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    I think you did well by purchasing it. Like a poster said above, if its your business then make sure its branded well.
     
  16. leeboi999

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    Good on you for buying it, if it's your brand name and the cost is only like $100, well worth it. If the business is successful later on and you wanted too buy it then, the price would of gone up loads :D
     
  17. Namun

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    You took the right decision. Good luck with your business.
     
  18. eugenekhay

    eugenekhay Regular Member

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    So I paid for the auction and today I get an email saying that the original domain owner reclaimed the domain.

    Now I go onto the site and I see that whoever the owner was is selling it. I'm pretty pissed off about the situation and dont know if I should fill out his contact form or just go for something else at this point.
     
  19. JimmyConway

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    Like another user said, if you're serious about it, try and get it. See if he will sell it to you. It couldn't hurt to try.
     
  20. pixelgrinder

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    Whats the domain name?