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noonoo1
01-12-2011, 10:52 PM
Data.mobi sold for $1300

Dn journal

ChinaMobi
01-12-2011, 11:03 PM
It's a good one. I like it. Rep+

Pred
01-13-2011, 05:21 PM
excellent domain
seems very cheap again imo
you would surely hang on for a lot more, no?
one of first mobis registered
26 seconds into landrush

photoman
01-13-2011, 08:38 PM
A nice name at a very nice price!
Still a buyers market out there...

nombre
01-13-2011, 11:06 PM
this seems to me to be a complete waste of money ...

neither the com net or org actually go to a site that has the word "data" in the web address, they all redirect to other sites which mostly are vaguely related to the incredibly vague term "data"

what the hell does data mean ?

how would you make money out of a site called data.mobi ?
give me a serious doable actual money making idea how to make money on a domain called data.mobi ?

gogo
01-14-2011, 08:01 AM
how would you make money out of a site called data.mobi ?
give me a serious doable actual money making idea how to make money on a domain called data.mobi ?

Well, gathering, monitoring, protecting and selling data is big business, but there isn't yet an obvious public way to buy Facebook data. Dormobis device atlas is effectively selling data about phone capabilities.

A lot of governments are making huge amounts of data available for people to mashup, and there is a new field called data journalism, not to mention infographics.

So I could see this being a very good name for an enduser.

nombre
01-14-2011, 05:35 PM
A lot of governments are making huge amounts of data available for people to mashup, and there is a new field called data journalism, not to mention infographics. ok, but what kind of data ?
and why is this needed on a handheld device ?
and how much do you need to spend to tell the end user what kind of data ?
the advertising and positioning would be endless

i can see virtually no situation where someone who wanted facebook information would just type in "data"

to me the term is just too vague and to make it mean something would require a huge amount of advertising (more than than for a catchy and memorable brandable name) and if someone wants to spend that why not build a brandable which in the long run are worth more if you have millions or billions to spend to reinforce the name ...... think groupon instead of coupon

i think the value of generic "keywords" is vastly overrated ....

and it think google knows this ... much of the keywords just take you to junk pages

i think it's more likely that the guy who bought this is in a data related business and just wants the relatedness of the name but this is not a name for the large body of retail consumers

Scandiman
01-14-2011, 05:49 PM
... but this is not a name for the large body of retail consumers

Do you believe retail consumerism is the only metric to measure a domain name? The B2B industry is huge.

gogo
01-14-2011, 06:18 PM
ok, but what kind of data ?
and why is this needed on a handheld device ?
and how much do you need to spend to tell the end user what kind of data ?
the advertising and positioning would be endless

i can see virtually no situation where someone who wanted facebook information would just type in "data"



I wouldn't assume a mobi name is for mobile use, it may just be the cheapest available TLD.
No I don't see a lot of money in selling mashups of free data, but there are a lot of other uses where this could be about branding, not search keywords. And I agree keywords in domain names may be overrated, but that is good if you want to sell them.

http://www.datastoreweb.com/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/data
http://www.mrdata.com/
http://www.mrdatacorp.com/

And don't forget Mr Data of Star Trek

And some people just like collecting domain names, strange but true.

nombre
01-14-2011, 06:33 PM
And don't forget Mr Data of Star Trek yes, i agree on this, it would male a great mobile blogsite for the guy that played data on star trek and it certainly would be a fine name for anyone who just wanted a short business name, in that sense it has value ... i guess i just think that it has maybe middle XXX value or something, i just don't get the $1300

anyway, i am grumpy about the domain business ... i still say "too many many names"

as development becomes more complex and expensive, it will be a big player, big money game and there just isn't a need for that many names, especially generic keywords

my 2 cents ... worth a penny :-)

gogo
01-14-2011, 06:46 PM
btw Mr Data of Star Trek is a talented musician, but he does not afaik have his own name in .com http://www.therealbrentspiner.com/

nombre
01-14-2011, 07:21 PM
btw Mr Data of Star Trek is a talented musician, but he does not afaik have his own name in .com http://www.therealbrentspiner.com/ and he may or may not even want it .... he may think it's better to have "the real" in the domain name just to send a message "hey, i am more than just data on star trek"

youmo
01-14-2011, 08:07 PM
I can imagine many uses for this domain, from dropbox type applications, to a centralized resource for private a public data streams, and a myriad of uses in between. We are surrounded by data of all kinds, the mining of data for valuable actionable information is predicted to be a huge business.

ChinaMobi
01-14-2011, 08:39 PM
The keyword has a massive 37m global monthly searches.

Pred
01-14-2011, 08:50 PM
doesn't have to be an ecommerce site
many of the most valuable sites are usually free and useful, monetisation comes later

eg: wikipedia , wapedia.mobi, facebook

data is stats and information, so potential is endless, developed
horseracing data, shares, stocks etc. anything and everything