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Some .rent domains cost $50, others $500?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by mrbananas, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. mrbananas

    mrbananas Newbie

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    The new TLD .rent is now available for anyone to register.

    I wanted to get 1-2 .rent domains with valuable keywords. One of them was free. But I got pretty angry, registrars want me to pay $500-$600 for it, some call it a premium domain name.

    If I try to register some random nonsense .rent domain, like hbdfghdhjb45.rent, I get prices around $50-60.

    I'm not familiar with how the domain business works. Do I have a chance to find the valuable domain I want for $50 at some registrar?

    I tried many registrars, and always get prices above $500-600. Now I get the feeling it is actually the registry operator of .rent who gives the registars some expensive baseline price. Is that a known thing, a common practice?
     
  2. Gosite

    Gosite Regular Member

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    perhaps the domains you are trying are already registered by another domaining company
     
  3. AbeloHost

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    They are indeed setting a baseline price. When new TLD's are introduced, they're usually paid for by a corporation, with the intention of earning back that investment. They're quite aware that some domains are worth more than others (which you could've easily flipped were they cheap), and that's why they make that price distinction.

    In often cases, premium domains with newly introduced .TLD's are not even for sale, so $500 can still be worth it depending on what you chose. But I say that last part very lightly.
     
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