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show user profile  zeefusion
The company I work for has been approached by a guy who owns a domain name that is more suited to our company name than the current domain we have.

This is interesting how ever they have offered it to us for £499. Is this reasonable? Seeing as the probably paid £6.99 for it in the first place a few years back.

I am tempted to respond saying thanks for your proposal how ever we would not pay that much for a domain we can how ever offer you £200 or even £100. We could live with our current domain so its not the end of the world.

After all they approached us. Its a too not a .com
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11/23/2011 11:40:39 AM (last edit: 11/23/2011 11:40:39 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
The short answer is that it's worth whatever somebody is willing to pay for it.
People have made a lot selling domains, also by holding them hostage.

If it's not a game-breaker, I'd offer him half.

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11/23/2011 11:43:41 AM (last edit: 11/23/2011 11:43:41 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
Yeah I guessed its worth what ever some one pays but I just wondered if £499 was high. Thanks :)
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11/23/2011 11:45:35 AM (last edit: 11/23/2011 11:45:35 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
then when he starts negotiating up from there you go down as you're really not that ar5ed about it & he's wasting your time.

what's wrong with what you have - looks perfect for your brand.
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11/23/2011 11:46:22 AM (last edit: 11/23/2011 11:49:18 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
Not my own company AS :) The other company I work for full time.

The domain the guy is selling is Domain valuation says its worth 900 USD so about £550. is worth 16k :0 hope they don't want to buy that.
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11/23/2011 11:51:59 AM (last edit: 11/23/2011 11:51:59 AM)
show user profile  Dave
£499... (why not just a straight £500?) seems pretty reasonable in comparison to most other people who gulp a load of urls and look to sell them. In fact it seems so reasonable that I reckon you could easily get away with knocking it down by a hundred or two. Whoever owns it probably has no use for it, and is just looking to make a quick-buck. And let's face it, who else is going to buy it?

"I flew over Egypt once"

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11/23/2011 11:52:21 AM (last edit: 11/23/2011 11:52:21 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
I will suggest to offer half and then also note that .com is worth 16k so if they ever wanted to match the address it will be expensive.
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11/23/2011 11:54:20 AM (last edit: 11/23/2011 11:54:20 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
we here at arno whale pr0n supplies are also interested in this domain.

we offer 3 camels.

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11/23/2011 11:54:23 AM (last edit: 11/23/2011 12:01:26 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
Cheers guys :)
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11/23/2011 12:09:00 PM (last edit: 11/23/2011 12:09:00 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
They can't hold on to those domains forever, when someone bought out when i failed to renew it they tried to sell it back to me for 800USD. I laughed at them and told them "good luck trying to sell that name" A year later i was able to get it back by backordering it through godaddy. Those guys buy expired domains and try to make a profit off of them by selling it back to the people that let it expire or selling it to another company that could use that domain.

I'd just keep an eye on it and register it when he lets it go.

(\/) (°,,,°) (\/) Woop woop woop!

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11/23/2011 3:22:31 PM (last edit: 11/23/2011 3:22:31 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
IF he lets it go.
Auto renew is pretty easy to setup......
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11/23/2011 3:25:53 PM (last edit: 11/23/2011 3:25:53 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
I dont think specific domains matter as much as they used to in the old days.... facebook/twitter/google I think are making them slightly less important anyway

EG often now adverts include their facebookpage instead of their website, noticed that? etc.

Simon Reeves - VFX Artist & Blog
twitter <-- I work here

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11/23/2011 4:27:41 PM (last edit: 11/23/2011 4:27:41 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
just a passing fad. it was myspace this that & the other a while back.

update: we now only offer 2 camels as I haz smoked one.

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11/23/2011 4:32:09 PM (last edit: 11/23/2011 4:36:28 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
That's not a fad, facebook/twitter are an evolution of myspace and the status from MSN

Simon Reeves - VFX Artist & Blog
twitter <-- I work here

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11/23/2011 4:44:52 PM (last edit: 11/23/2011 4:44:52 PM)
show user profile  advance-software

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11/23/2011 4:55:54 PM (last edit: 11/23/2011 4:56:14 PM)
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