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How many people here have domain names? I have some but most of what I bought were brandables, not one or two word combinations though I lucked into a short dictionary word or two along the way. One of my brandables actually ended up being a foreign word for a European capital and I have had more offers on this single domain than any other.

I have been offered $7,000 once and $2,000 numerous times and just last month $6,000. I do not think this is enough to give up a good domain for since it is just so hard to replace.

Another I have is troubling because I purchased the .com and the .net is now a Japanese store. They have never contacted me for the .com and I have never contacted them but I would be wary of developing it into some kind of clothing site.

Anyone else? Even if you are currently using it for a business and think you got a good name for branding and business use. I am just interested to know how important people think they are.
 

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If you're actually going to use it for something, then keep it. If you're not, sell it. Sounds pretty basic...I don't have a lot of domains personally...I have a few of them, none of them are really sellable since they are hard to pass off unless its a common word.

I know people who sat on them too long, then forgot about them...then they expired and got grabbed.

sometimes I would register a domain that could be used for publicity...for example, when Ron Artest got suspended a few seasons ago, I registered FreeArtest.com. I got a few offers, a few requests for media interviews, etc...but I just kind of sat on it and nothing happened.
 

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I believe there are some domain valuation websites out there...not super accurate.
 

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Originally Posted by Xericx
I believe there are some domain valuation websites out there...not super accurate.
OH Yeah, I would never pay for an appraisal but there is a site that does it free:

http://estibot.com/

It is not accurate because something is only worth as much as someone will pay for it. There are a few domain appraisal scams and I would NEVER pay for an appraisal. EVER.

But I am not interested in selling, I am interested in peoples experiences and satisfaction and or dissatisfaction.
 

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well, of course a good domain is absolutely important. I have my own consulting website, I am happy with the domain name I selected. Its easy to remember and relevant...it took me about 2 weeks to figure one out....

I also have my firstnamelastname.com, which I absoultely love. I would never sell it for anything because its so useful as my personal email address. If I were able to get my last name only as a domain (its one of the top 75 most common names in the world though), I would bust a nut.

Regarding your .com/.net conundrum.....i wouldn't really worry about it unless you are doing business in Japan.
 

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