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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
Can we kind of discuss this?
I would like to pick your brain.
I don't know who else to ask.
I have owned 2 domain names since about 2003.
I don't have a functioning website. Just own the two names.
My nephew sold his about 5 years ago for 10 thousand. Just the name."Sage".

I got this domain name because it seemed great for a husband and wife team.
Pair-Annoyed.com (Are you Annoyed Today?)

And I own this name:
Dot and Calm.com
 

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A long time ago I heard that domain names using the .com Protocol is worth more money than .biz or .org as an example.
Do you know if that is actually true?
 

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When my nephew sold his, he was not advertising to do so.
Some company who had aleady created the literature and site names needed it.
I think they offered 5 thousand but went to 10.

Did the person you know who sold his, did he advertise or did an offer just show up in his mail box?
 

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Domain names are worth what someone is willing to pay.

.com are the "default", and they're definitely worth a premium.
 

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I own a .com domain that I registered in 1999. These are not necessarily worth a lot; the days of "dot com real estate" are pretty much over.

Even though this is a 1999 dot-com, nobody has offered me anything like 5 or 10 thousand bucks. In fact in these 21 years, I don't think I've ever received any noteworthy offer for it (maybe a couple hundred $).

Domains don't really have intrinsic value, with the exception of very short domain names or single words. Otherwise, it really depends on how useful or nifty the name is, how relevant to someone else's business, etc.

'Dot and Calm' is a collection of words, so it's unlikely to be useful as a single word brand and seems unlikely to match up with a company's needs. 'Pair-Annoyed' is also multiple words, and the hyphen also reduces the value... my own really old dot-com domain also has a hyphen and I think that's one reason nobody wants it.

The kinds of domains that are valuable are single word dot coms, things like
OATS.com, ANNOY.com, CALM.com
 

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I am into marketing and that is why I chose the domain names.
I have owned and operated a few self proprietorship (self employed) business.
Choosing the company name and designing the logo was so exciting.

My first business was a contract janitorial business in Yellowknife NWT, 1972.
I had a cartooned janitor guy strangling himself with the vaccum on the side of my truck.
I owned a refrigeration company named Dr. Freeze. (Our Cold Is Something to Sneeze bout.) I used to wear white lab coats and an ambulance for servicing. Marketing services to property managers or apartment building owners. I called my shop Intensive care.
I owned a disc jockey business .... Music-Plus (A bit more Class)
I found out with spending 25 thousand on equipment, that after 2 drinks, who cared?

I thank you for your reply. Your comments all make sense.

Because I am an identical twin, I often used to think of DotAndCalm being cartoon characters or twins.

Anyways ...... I paid the registration for both for the next 5 years. I guess I can wait.
 

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When my nephew sold his, he was not advertising to do so.
Some company who had aleady created the literature and site names needed it.
I think they offered 5 thousand but went to 10.

Did the person you know who sold his, did he advertise or did an offer just show up in his mail box?
No advertising, they emailed him.

A long time ago I heard that domain names using the .com Protocol is worth more money than .biz or .org as an example.
Do you know if that is actually true?
Depends on what the buyer wants their TLD to be ... could be a .com or .org, .ca, etc.
 

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I thank you for your reply. Your comments all make sense.
The only opportunity I can think of is jumping very early on a new potential fad. For example, the moment something like "ethereum" emerges, you could go buy up all related domain names. Then you're taking a risk too, because many of these potential fads never turn into anything.

Quick example: we can assume there will eventually be a 6G technology. The domain GET6G.COM was only created a couple months ago, but that person was thinking ahead. They are gambling that 6G will take off, and eventually be a thing, so they are locking in "Get 6G". Not a bad idea.

Notice that AT&T owns GET5G.COM. I would also worry that some large corporation could trademark a name and bully you into handing over the domain. So even here, I'm not sure there's much you can do.

All of this was a really popular game back in the early 2000s.
 

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James.......you registered a domain name in 1999 and you chose a name with a hyphen ?

Bad as me being early on Twitter and getting a 4 letter twitter handle that is dumb, when I could have had "cash" or something.

Twitter handles can't be sold..........legally, but they do change hands somehow..........LOL.
 

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I wrote a poem about domain names and stage names ....

WHO KNOWS?

I have often wondered,
And heard it said out loud.
If a paranoid is pondered,
Why does he seek out crowds?

Such complexity and opposites,
Could not be half a twin?
Or because a paranoid's wit,
Should be quieter and more din?

I am a sickly suspicion counter,
Let there be no mistake of that.
These suspicions I've encountered,
While reporting on the facts.

I've read all your type-sets,
And reviewed your undisclosed.
While seeking out the profiles,
Which all of you composed.

There is very little info there,
I must candidly admit.
Like Dot-Calm, you simply wear,
A Nic that supposedly fits.

A final point that I would want to make,
(And it is said with suspicious glee.)
"That you, and all your profiled-mates,
Are more paranoid than me!"

Paranoid Dot Calm.
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GOD & MY PUTER

.wav's of music taunt out the past;
And words blow across my monitor.
Ions of icons which I try to grasp;
I quit! Why explain? Why bother?

I got all these fonts and pretentious I.D.'s
While trying to explain who really is ME.

I feel like a Jesus needing Fish & Loaves;
A Multitude of sites and places to go.
A Mountain of sin and E-mail to feed;
Someone clicked God, and gave me Life in 3D!

I got all these fonts and pretentious I.D.'s
While trying to explain who really is ME.

Of course I got Norton, and Windows too;
And yes, my Ram is long over-due.
But my puter tells ME what the future may bring;
And that's pretty close to being a Jesus-thing.

I got all these fonts and pretentious I.D.'s
While trying to explain who really is ME

I'm not Commerce, nor an invasive I.S.P.
Just simple intelligence, not quite T.V.
It is the dust of words as is the dust of Man;
That has WE pretenders as one of the band.

I've blown a lot of dust with pretentious I.D.'s
While trying to explain who really is We.

Calm
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Hey...

I'm just gonna lay it on yuh, and give it to yuh straight -
I got so many ficticious Nic's, - I know not, my Own-name's-sake!
The shame! The torment! The unforgiving mist.
If I know not, then Me, is just a name of least remiss.

"It's only Me" - A fraud! - Typed and proclaimed!
Please don't laugh! I'm home-less! A Nic without a name!
At first it was easy! It was just Me - (1-2-3)
But then I got dependents. - (Nic's-of- Misery!)

I have Paranoid and Pair-Annoyed. (Both, Dot-or-Calm)
I'm all mixed-up! Not knowing - if I'm comin'-or-be-gone!
It's embarassing! I now boot with sheepish-neglect.
How am I to remember? .... When We-Two, forget?

Before I got my puter, I was single and retired.
After 50 years I lost my name, and to "Witch" I so aspired.
It's a quandry, to be certain. A "No-Name" kinda feel.
Eveybody sayin' ..."Get Real - Get Real -Get Real!"

How can I be real when the essence of Me is not?
How can I be Me when Life revolves around a Dot?
With Dot-Com you should not be surprised;
It's only, Me, Myself, My Shadow and i .

I'm not some dusty-pixel Flashed in disgrace
It's only Me, tryin' to give a "NIC" to a face.
My new Nic, .... As usual , ..... A dependent lie ....
I'm ..... Me, Myself, My Shadow N i .


Calm​
 

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Are you into marketing and stuff like that?

My last trip at marketing was with Canadian Food Safety Training.
Did the logo, chose the name and even found and located the office space.

Example of marketing with creating animations.
2 animations in 1.
The face blinks and beanie whirls.
 

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James.......you registered a domain name in 1999 and you chose a name with a hyphen ?
Yeah, I could have chosen a better name. The hyphen was a mistake.

On the other hand I had other sources of revenue from it. At the peak of the "web advertising" mania, my web site was making 20K to 30K annually from ad placement revenue since I had a great google pagerank.

This is not possible today, sadly. There was a bubble in web advertising that lasted until 2008.

In fact this is a big reason I started investing and building my net worth so early. I was barely out of highschool and making good income from my web sites. About 200K of my net worth (today) originated from web advertising revenue and that early 2000s mania.
 

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We used to do web-hosting as one of our businesses. We also sold domains. Made some money, nothing big enough that we could stop the other things we were doing.

As others have said a domain is worth as much as someone is willing to pay.
.com are worth more, .ca is not as desirable. If you have both, then that is worth more than the two individually
-shorter domains are worth more, same with lesser words, adding ‘and’ makes it worth less
- special symbols and punction are less, same with numbers

The domains work most are those that are easy to type in and can done with alternatives. MostLy now a days, someone comes up with a company name and finds their domain is already registered so they buy it from someone else. Not too much in finding a company without a web domain as nd buying it then selling to them.
 

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I thought that it was most important to have a name that is easily remembered.
Unique. Dot and Calm is easily remembered.
Same with Pair-Annoyed
After reading all the replies here, I sheepishly have to tell you that I always felt it was worth 25 thousand minimum.
I remember so well the day that I first purchased the domain names about 20 years ago.
I was so convinced that I had struck a gold-like idea..
Each year as I paid the registration, I handsomely patted myself on the back.
Seems that my thoughts or confidence was wrongly placed. Nobody told me. Just a feeling I had. I was kind of hoping to have it worth mentioning in my will.
Ah! That's Okay. I still got enough money left for a 649.
 

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@calm a yearly domain registration is a small price for a little hope and dream. It’s probably cheaper than lottery tickets.

Dot and calm is easy to remember but doesn’t really mean anything. Perhaps if someone comes up with a company it could be worth more. Google the names and see what comes up. If not much, then that shows demand or lack f.

You can put it in your will the next time you are changing it but I wouldn’t pay a lawyer to change the will just for that. Tell one of your kids and let them decide
 

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I wanted to post a laugh for you and viewers of this topic, but these forums don't allow extensions of .swf or .mp3 as attachment.

So, I stored the very short Adobe Flash file at WeTransfer.
If you click the small blue circle .... it, it will open and play.
It is about marketing.
Don't forget to turn your sound on.
 
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