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Daily Poll: What is a Single Letter .org Worth?


Yesterday, I reported that GoDaddy sold the F.org domain name. In January of 2017, Jamie Zoch reported that GoDaddy sold the G.org domain name. Both of these sales were for undisclosed prices.

In yesterday‘s article, I speculated that F.org sold for six figures. That was a guess since I didn’t see what the company was asking. Six figures is a big range obviously, and it might be more or less. As a couple of commenters pointed out, GoDaddy's GoValue appraisal tool values F.org at $13,792.

I am curious what you think a single letter .org domain name is worth. Obviously, the value would be contingent upon the letter and owner of the domain name, so should be a general approximation.

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Daily Poll: Are You a Domain Flipper?


I got my start by flipping domain names. It started by registering names and quickly reselling them for a small profit. This helped me grow my business and I moved into higher value domain names. I continued to flip domain names for quite some time, but that model was modified a bit a few years ago.

These days, I am less into flipping domain names and more into buying domain names and awaiting for an end user buyer. This is a combination of strategy and necessity.

I still spend time emailing prospective buyers on recent acquisitions, but the majority of the shorter term re-sales are auction wins rather than higher profile (aka one word .com) domain names. I try to keep my one word names because they are much harder to buy for a good price these days, so selling for a smaller percentage ROI doesn't make much sense to me.

I think it is more challenging to flip domain names now than it was when I started, but I still do it from time to time. I would no longer consider myself a domain flipper.

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Daily Poll: Would You Use a Press Release for a Domain Sale Listing?


I have quite a few Google News Alerts set, so I see dozens of news articles related to domain names each day. Oftentimes, I notice news articles that are actually press releases, and occasionally they are used to announce domain names are for sale.

A press release can be an effective way to get in front of decision makers. Sending individual emails is also effective, but a press release can have much greater reach than email. It is also less intrusive than sending an unsolicited email.

The downside to a press release is the cost. I haven't looked into the cost of a press release, but it looks like they can cost hundreds of dollars. Obviously, there is no guarantee of a sale, but the cost is sunk.

I don't believe I have ever used a press release to sell a domain name. At least I can't recall doing so. Would you use a press release - or have you used one - to sell a domain name?

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Daily Poll: Vacation.Rentals vs. Home.Loans vs. The.Club


Donuts reported two very large new gTLD sales this year. In January, the company reported that Home.Loans was sold for $500,000. Last week, the company reported that Vacation.Rentals was sold for $500,300. In February, DNJournal reported that The.Club was sold for $300,000. All three of these deals are currently in the top ten publicly reported sales for 2018 year to date.

For today's daily poll, I am curious which domain name you think is the best of these three new gTLD domain names. Vote in the poll below and feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section:

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Daily Poll: Do You Own Domain Hacks?


Sedo will be running a "Domain Hack" auction in about a week and a half, and they are accepting auction submissions until April 19th. The auction will begin on April 26th and conclude on May 3rd.

Here is the criteria for domain names to be considered for Sedo's auction:

"The domain name must suggest a word or phrase by combining Keyword and TLD. It has to have objective commercial value or needs to be widely known. Once you submit your domains, our brokerage team reviews these against our criteria. It is up to the discretion of our domain brokers whether your domain is accepted for the Domain Hacks Auction (Domains under review cannot be put up for sale for about 3 - 5 business days). "

For today's daily poll, I would like to know if you own any domain hacks. For what it's worth, I do not own any that I can recall off the top of my head:

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Daily Poll: Do You Pay for Any Domain Tools?


I use a variety of domain tools to help buy and sell domain names. Some of my current favorite providers of domain tools include DomainTools, DomainIQ, Estibot, Dropping.com, NameBio, Whoisology, Archive.org, and a few others.

Some of the tools I use are free, some are paid, and some are a mix of free and paid depending on the tool(s) being used. Without a combination of these tools, it would be much harder for me to operate my business. That said, it might be hard to justify the expense of some of the tools if I wasn't already earning enough money to pay for them.

I am curious what percentage of readers pay for the tools they use or simply use what they can get for free. Please share in the poll below:

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