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Offline AlphaApp

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Hi-dollar domain name - your thoughts?
« on: September 16, 2013, 02:26:33 PM »
I'm considering purchasing a hi-dollar domain name.  It would be akin to "nameofmycityappliancerepair.com".  The cost if $1595.  I bristle at the thought of getting scammed but I'm not experienced enough to know if this is worth my money or not.  I live in a city of around 100K.  Anyone been in this boat and can lend some wisdom from their experience?

Thanks

Bob



Offline Patricio

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Re: Hi-dollar domain name - your thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2013, 02:31:15 PM »
I'll sell you some beachfront property in West Texas.
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Offline AlphaApp

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Re: Hi-dollar domain name - your thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2013, 02:41:47 PM »
Not helpful, Pat.  I know you're joking, but I need a serious response, bro.

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Re: Hi-dollar domain name - your thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2013, 03:09:18 PM »
Let me give you some input later tonight when I have some more time.

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Re: Hi-dollar domain name - your thoughts?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2013, 03:10:44 PM »
Thanks, AJ!  I appreciate it.  Needing to grow my fledgling biz and need any edge over my competition.  Not busy enough yet to call this a viable biz.

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Re: Hi-dollar domain name - your thoughts?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2013, 05:24:05 PM »
AlphaApp, email sent...

Offline appltech

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Re: Hi-dollar domain name - your thoughts?
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2013, 01:20:31 AM »
I have a very recent degree in Business, although marketing wasn't my strong point. In my opinion, using a domain name that isn't directly related to your business is a terrible idea. If you are Ron's Appliance, operating in Tulsa, I'd pay damn good money for ronsappliance.com...and tulsaappliance.com would be very low on my list of options. When people want to find your website, they are more likely to remember Ron's Appliance than some appliance repair company in Tulsa. Whatever you choose, choose wisely as you will likely have this domain for the remainder of the life of your business. The fewer amount of times you change domains, the better. I would put my money into ronsappliance.com(or a variation of that), then talk with someone experienced in SEO. They can tell/teach you how to establish your website so that you are at the top of the google, yahoo, etc search results. Take my input as you want...this is what I've found to be true for my business, and not necessarily true for your local market.

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Re: Hi-dollar domain name - your thoughts?
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2013, 07:24:09 AM »
I agree with appltech.

Offline andersenappliance

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Re: Hi-dollar domain name - your thoughts?
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2013, 11:18:02 AM »
Also, "tulsaappliancerepair.com" is only good in Tulsa.  What happens when you mother-in-law dies and you and your wife have to move to Atlanta to care for her dad?  Tulsa won't work as a name for the Atlanta area.

SEO's will promise to get your name on the first page listing, and can do it, but that is often useless.  If you search for yourname.com, of course yourname.com will come up on the first page.  But a customer who is searching for yourname.com already KNOWS yourname.com, and so you have them as a customer.  Advertising to get the attention of people who do not know yourname.com.  If the SEO's can get you top billing with generic search terms, then they might have earned their money.

I'd stay away from buying domain names.  I'd come up with something catchy, short, and stick with dotcom, If the dotcom is not available, try something that is.  People will not remember to type dotnet or dottv for your business, so your advertising dollars will be wasted sending people to the other guys domain that ends with dotcom.


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Re: Hi-dollar domain name - your thoughts?
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2013, 05:41:22 PM »
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