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Da Spoof
06-21-2000, 01:35 PM
Hey everybody,

I just bought i-buz.com, no idea how much it is worth! I am interested in what EVERYBODY has to say! So, how much do you think it is worth?

Any comments welcome!



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adland
06-21-2000, 05:11 PM
I would have no interest in it because I don't like hyphens, especially in made up words.

Guava
06-21-2000, 06:01 PM
I agree. Hyphens are bad in most cases. Near ZERO type in traffic.

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Edwin
06-22-2000, 02:29 AM
&lt;RANT&gt;Frankly, domain speculation is getting way out of hand... I have noticed a clear trend in the last 6 months or so (ok, so it has been happening for years, but it only really became significant recently) that people buy just about any old domain name then expect instant riches.

Let me wake you up: IT DOESN'T WORK LIKE THAT!

In fact, let me be even clearer: "Over 95% of domain names are not even worth the registration fee!"

The fact that domain names are "running out" only applies to the very premium 1-word or 2-word domain names, like "freeinternet.com" or "lawfirm.com" or "wirelessphones.com"

There are endless billions (yes, billions!) of possible domain names as yet unregistered - most of which are worth $0.00.

People need to wake up and smell the coffee and realise that it's now TOO LATE to get into the domain game unless you are:-

A) *Very* quick on the draw to beat out dozens of other people (and their 24/7 automated software bots) as they scramble after the best names as they drop

or

B) Want to invest serious money to try to make more money - many good names are on sale from $5,000 - $25,000 on domain auction sites and *could* be worth much more

or

C) Have your finger on the pulse of the market to the extent that you know in advance which domain names could be commercially successful

If you have to ask "is this worth anything?" then you're already a lost soul...

In the specific case of i-buz.com, this is probably worth $15 - the cost of registration - if you have something you want to do with the domain. If not, it's worth $0.00!

Sorry, but I see no benefit in pandering to the fantasies of people who don't know what they are doing - it would be irresponsible of me to do so!

&lt;/RANT&gt;

Edwin

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singloon
06-22-2000, 04:40 AM
a domain like that has as much value as the effort you put into it. I don't think anyone buys domains of another person unless there's a site and traffic to go with it nowadays... i certainly won't buy a domain off someone without a site or traffic attached to it...

of course there's 1 domain i have missed out on and really want to buy it off the person...

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Aaron Dragushan
06-22-2000, 11:29 PM
A good example of that is eboz.com - that names is slightly catchy, but really the only value is in the site attached.

Viewed objectively, amazon.com would be worth $5,000 or $10,000 if no one had ever built a site there, IMHO.

[This message has been edited by Steve_S (edited 06-23-2000).]

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