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    Default Vouchers.mobi £3,500 = $5,390

    this weeks dnjournal

    Vouchers.mobi £3,500 = $5,390 Innovation Central

    very cheap imho

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    Very cheap indeed,

    Westport.mobi sold for $1001 and looked to have been bought at auction, pool or snap i'm guessing.
    Last edited by noonoo1; 12-29-2010 at 09:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pred View Post
    very cheap imho
    Are there any relative figures that tell you this .mobi is worth this much and that .mobi that much etc? What is the basis of your judgment? This may look like a silly question but I'm trying to learn how to value a .mobi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pred View Post
    this weeks dnjournal

    Vouchers.mobi £3,500 = $5,390 Innovation Central

    very cheap imho
    right around the unofficial price ceiling of $5000 for a .mobi

    In the same week coupon.ca sold for $75,600

    and ipaymobile.net sold for $1177 - a good example of someone buying a domain name containing the word mobile for a xxx or xxxx price. And guess what, as with many good sales, the .mobi is not even registered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogo View Post
    And guess what, as with many good sales, the .mobi is not even registered.
    Which one are you referring to? coupon.mobi is registered.

    Both vouchers.com and .net are parked. Only .org is used.
    Last edited by ChinaMobi; 12-30-2010 at 07:54 AM.

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    pred did you hit your head on something.. how is this considered "cheap" ?

    this aint 2007 anymore...


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    Quote Originally Posted by mjnels View Post
    pred did you hit your head on something.. how is this considered "cheap" ?

    this aint 2007 anymore...
    enduser sales v forum sales are poles apart

    add to that, the English speaking world use 'vouchers' not coupons

    is still cheap
    the enduser is an individual, possibly just an investor, by concidence from my hometown in London

    there have still been LLL.mobi sales for mid xxxx range this year
    not many but they do happen, you're talking about a keyword perfectly suited for mobile, and BIG business and lots of money to be made
    some voucher sites are making x,xxx - xx,xxx a day

    2 options for owner, sit on and do nothing and resell later for more, which I'm certain they can do, or develop well and make a pile

    i accept this forums mentality for some is all domains should be priced at xx regardless of keyword
    each to their own

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pred View Post
    add to that, the English speaking world use 'vouchers' not coupons
    English as in British? Coupons is far more common here than vouchers in the discount shopping context, I hear vouchers used more so in the debate over whether parents can get education vouchers from the govt to be used at schools of their choice.

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    English as in our language in England
    not the American Bastardised one

    note sale in £
    buyer in London/Kent

    coupons is more popular in states, but we're not discussing states

    same way 'rental.co.uk' or coupons.co.uk would be worth fraction of hire.co.uk or vouchers.co.uk
    particularly in that cctld

    re; earlier comment, im surprised someone paid 70k for coupon.ca as that extension is struggling bigtime at minute
    still some top end sales for the very best keywords, but in singular not that keen
    i think THEY massively overpaid
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pred View Post
    English as in our language in England
    Thanks for clarifying

    Quote Originally Posted by Pred View Post
    not the American Bastardised one
    Always the diplomat you are, that's bastardized in American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scandiman View Post
    Thanks for clarifying



    Always the diplomat you are, that's bastardized in American.
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...ised%20English

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scandiman View Post
    Always the diplomat you are, that's bastardized in American.


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    Thank God Australia hasn't come into it... yet...
    ps... G'day! all

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    As a small country, New Zealand is accommodating of different languages. Our TV news reporters, anchorman, and anchorwoman speak different types of English and we are still living peacefully.

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    dunno pred.. when i calculate in the likelihood of getting an end user .mobi sale it sorta seems like an "outlier" situation

    i dont necessarily think all keywords should be priced at some arbitrary amount and yes end users will pay higher prices but "cheap" and "expensive" are certainly relative to the track record of sales for the past few years
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    re; earlier comment, im surprised someone paid 70k for coupon.ca as that extension is struggling bigtime at minute
    still some top end sales for the very best keywords, but in singular not that keen
    i think THEY massively overpaid how much would you say coupon.com is worth ?
    is coupon.com worth 700K, i would say so ....

    i very fair rule of thumb is to just divide by 10 since canada is almost exactly 1/10 the size and the market of the usa by population and by gdp

    so i would say that 70K is a very good price for a domain like coupon.ca

    canadians spend more time on the internet than any other country in the world

    trust me, canadians are serious bargain hunters since we pay more and have a much smaller selection of merchandise than our neighbor to the south

    so, a well developed site like coupon.ca could generate a lot of cash ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nombre View Post
    is coupon.com worth 700K, i would say so ....

    i very fair rule of thumb is to just divide by 10 since canada is almost exactly 1/10 the size and the market of the usa by population and by gdp

    so i would say that 70K is a very good price for a domain like coupon.ca
    except .com is not a cctld, its a global tld, even if most americans think it's their cctld lol
    so your maths is out
    what percentage is canada of the world?
    canada actually has a very small population for its size

    the cctld hotbed is europe, the most prized and valuable ones are there
    not saying .ca has no value as it is a well managed cctld and has good value
    i feel with a domain like 'coupon' it works far and away best on the com as a singular, plural being far, far better

    i guess any domain is worth any amount if new owner can make a good profit and turn into a good business model
    i just feel coupons and vouchers are so suited to mobile, latest deals and all that

    also @ mj
    coupon.mobi sold for $7,754 dec.09
    you could argue the bottom of the financial mess (i know we're not out yet)
    that was to our very own Bob, (developer and domainer)
    this was a snapnames drop auction that 99.9999999999999% of world don't know about, and for any auction to get above $70 approx there has to be more than 1 person wanting
    people wanted it
    again i feel singular is a poor relation to plural

    Coupons.mobi SOLD at $21,175.00 , ok in 2007
    again to Bob, but it's not an enduser price
    convinced it would sell for multiples on right day, undeveloped
    is one of best keywords for .mobi ext imho
    developed could really do things

    i am just saying when you get true endusers buying, expect to see realistic prices being sold for

    currently we are still seeing penny in the pound sales and resellers with far too many domains selling for peanuts
    i don't have a crystal ball but i see a definite upturn in .mobi sold prices 2012 onwards. just feel timing will be right

    this year has been a record year for domain sales across board, even if reseller market is struggling for all ext.
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    here are 2 articles that address coupons and also canada as a market:
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1854045/

    http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/1...ngretail/all/1

    canadian retailing is far behind the usa in sophistication, never mind volume

    canadians are bargain hunters of the first order because we see up close (on ever present us television stations) what great deals americans get

    i think it is a market ripe for exploitation in terms of better retailing

    canadian gdp has always been just shy of roughly 1/10 of the usa and it is a g8 country so it has a very well developed economy, never mind the population

    i do agree that coupon could be a global product but haven't you just stated that vouchers is the preferred term in the uk so that leaves a very large market out and so coupon can play in canada, oz and nz for sure which essentially means it is 90% a usa domain so i think the analogy of 1/10 holds pretty well

    what do you think coupon.com is worth ?

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    good sale

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    promocodes.mobi is damn fine though imo
    one that needs developing, along with the other mountain

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    sale reported on dnjournal this week (not mine):

    Voucher.mobi sold for $1,965

    Bear in mind a lot of location based services offer coupons/vouchers, there are a lot of startups beside Groupon.

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    This is the guy that sold vouchers.mobi
    http://www.3ac.co.uk/vouchers-mobi-domain

    wonder how much he bought it for a few months earlier?

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    I bought it for £350 through Sedo in May 2010

    10 x return in 6 months. Whether people think that is cheap or not, that's their own opinion. It was a good sale for a domain I decided I wasn't going to develop

    Quote Originally Posted by gogo View Post

    wonder how much he bought it for a few months earlier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3ac Domain Names View Post
    I bought it for £350 through Sedo in May 2010

    10 x return in 6 months. Whether people think that is cheap or not, that's their own opinion. It was a good sale for a domain I decided I wasn't going to develop
    congrats on buying so cheap, and congrats on a great profit
    welcome to mobility btw

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    Thanks pal, appreciate the welcome

    First time I have been on Mobility so having a good look round

    Best

    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3ac Domain Names View Post
    Thanks pal, appreciate the welcome

    First time I have been on Mobility so having a good look round

    Best

    Gary
    Welcome aboard and congrats on a nice sale. Hopefully we'll be hearing more success stories like this in the months to come
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    Nice sale Gary!

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