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    OnlineBizConsultant
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    Hello Everyone

    Please give your take on this:

    1. Is there anything call Premium domain names OR Do they exist
    2. How is a domain name called Premium Domain name – what criteria they have to meet
    3. How to search one
    4. How to get one
    5. And what to do with it – when we have it (Sell it as is OR Build a Business around it?)
    6. Any other input OR feedback that you believe is relevant to discuss this topic
    7. Is it worth paying extra for a premium domain name
    8. What is the most someone has paid
    9. What is the most that you would pay for one
    10. What sought of premium names would you buy

    Thank You all and have a nice day.

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    Paul – FS Concierge
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    People have paid millions at the top end eg sex.com

    Domain names are like houses – they are worth what people are prepared to pay for them at the time – just like anything else that is exchangeable for money.

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    OnlineBizConsultant
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    Paul – FS Concierge, post: 260243, member: 78928 wrote:
    People have paid millions at the top end eg sex.com

    Domain names are like houses – they are worth what people are prepared to pay for them at the time – just like anything else that is exchangeable for money.
    Yes Paul, I am aware of such dot coms that have fetched a lot of money. However, do you know of any such .com.au domain names that have fetched such ridiculous money?

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    Rowan@quaotic
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    I think you will find more experienced answers to your questions on a domain forum, like namepros.com They discuss a lot of the questions that you have asked.

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    John Romaine
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    1. Is there anything call Premium domain names OR Do they exist
    Yes they do exist.

    2. How is a domain name called Premium Domain name – what criteria they have to meet
    Desirability. Most are one word domains (eg cars.com)

    3. How to search one
    Plenty of places. Sedo is one.

    4. How to get one
    Make an offer, buy it. OR get lucky and find one thats still available

    5. And what to do with it – when we have it (Sell it as is OR Build a Business around it?)
    Whatever you like. Hold, sell, lease, build a business around it.

    6. Any other input OR feedback that you believe is relevant to discuss this topic
    Always check its history before handing over any money.

    7. Is it worth paying extra for a premium domain name
    Most likely

    8. What is the most someone has paid
    $9,500 (housemates.com.au)

    9. What is the most that you would pay for one
    Depends what it is.

    10. What sought of premium names would you buy
    Depends on what projects Im involved in at the time

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    JohnW
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    Hi,
    Before you go too far, you need to know that each country Domain Authority sets its own rules about who can own a domain name.

    For Australia go here: AUDA Policies

    If someone has a prior claim on a domain name you register, they can claim it back from you with this process:

    How do I lodge a domain name complaint with auDA?

    To see the long lists of Au domain name disputes from 2002, go here:

    auDRP Archived Proceedings

    The domain authorities don’t like cyber squatters and if someone else has a registered business name or trademark for a domain name you’ve subsequently registered, essentially you will lose it.

    I know GMH has been very active in objecting to any domain name that included the word “holden” – even when its own dealers registered them. Here are three disputes it won in one claim in 2010, servicingholden.com.au, holdenplatinumservice.com.au & holdenservice.net.au.

    Some top Au domain prices back before 2011:

    • investmentproperty.com.au – $Au125,000
    • poker.com.au and deals.com.au – $Au100,000 ea.
    • creditcards.com.au – $Au70,000
    • hardware.com.au – $Au33,000
    • websitedesign.com.au – $Au22,000

    The allure of buying these types of domain names has dropped dramatically as the Auda tightened its policies and Google dropped the value of keywords in domain names as ranking signals.

    Eg. Try these Google searches:

    • investment property
    • poker
    • website design

    The domains are no longer on page #1 on Google.

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    Corey
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    A couple of resources for you

    • Domain Name Journal – The Industry News Magazine at DNJournal.com
    • Domain Name Sales History – NameBio
    • ShortNames – Tracking the Short Domain Name Market

    Cheers
    Corey

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    Corey
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    Andrew G
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    It’s pretty annoying when a domain is available but listed as a “premium domain” that will fetch you a small fortune.

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    m4engineers
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    A client was willing to pay $20k for an exact match of his company name, but the moment the seller found out that it’s a public listed company, the seller asked for $200k …
    Not easy to get rid of cyber squatters as it will cost heaps.

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