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I applied for a .ME domain,which now is at auction
Webwork Sez: Let's talk about the (future) value of .Me domains
Kriss Johnson

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Msg#: 3711294 posted 2:49 pm on Jul 30, 2008 (gmt 0)


I applied for few .Me domains during the landrush.One of them "borrow.me" is now at auction.The current price is: $400.Do you think is worth it?And if yes,how much should i bid for it?



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Msg#: 3711294 posted 7:23 pm on Jul 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

Alrighty . . we never host threads about specific domains unless the domain is involved in a major media event . . but . . what the heck.

Let's all have our say about the future of .Me domains. One time = 1X only.

Is Borrow.me worth $400.

No. End of "gut check call" analysis.

Anyone else want to talk about .Me domains? Fire away. This thread will live only so long as Buckworks and I agree that it's something more than a spamfest, so mind your manners, please. :P


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Msg#: 3711294 posted 7:31 pm on Jul 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

FWIW, I'm sure there's a number of folks who are prepared to play the "search engines (may) love keyword domains" game and, from that perspective, a one word "very commercial word" and "high PPC value word" .Me domain bet may not be an entirely reckless bet.

OTOH, there's some evidence that Google may have recently "whacked" .Info domains . . just because . . of the years of spamming via .Info domains . . etc.

So, what's the chance that .Me domains may be subject to a bit of creative search engine anti-gravity deweighting? Anyone want to take a side bet on that?

AFAIK, this type of domaining, which I'll call "new gTLD/ccTLD" domaining, is the most highly speculative. People who play this game should only play it with "casino money", which is money you are prepared to spend/lose for entertainment purposes only. IF you get a payoff for your bet consider yourself lucky. Beyond that, it's anyone's guess how a new gTLD or ccTLD - or repurposed ccTLD - will work out as an investment.

I have yet to buy my first .Mobi domain. I own a handful of .Info domains and .Biz domains. I don't own them for their speculative value.


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Msg#: 3711294 posted 7:39 pm on Jul 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

Whoever got eat.me, do.me, or f-.me might make some cash.

Everyone else, not so much.


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Msg#: 3711294 posted 11:31 pm on Jul 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

when i looked insure.me was over 26k and others were in teens so someone thinks they are worth the money. Although Google is "the man" in search the are not the only "man". Some other lesser SE's can make you a fine living as some do look at domain in url. If you build and optimize site properly domain extension isn't a deal breaker. I know many people with domains other than .com that make a ton, i dare say as much or more than almost everyone here. Do you homework look for type-ins etc. Sounds to me like borrow would be a great name to own at an even higher price but i don't know much i only own 4k domains that are very old and earn me well into 7 figures a year.


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Msg#: 3711294 posted 12:35 pm on Jul 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

You would have to create a brand around such a domain name, and that will cost way more then $400, so I guess if you are prepared to pay the money to advertise such a site then the initial cost of the name is trivial.


Msg#: 3711294 posted 2:16 am on Aug 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Is "borrow.me" an identifiable url?

Sure IF someone has the HUGE amount of money to promote it via traditional methods similar to "a well-known UK insurance advertiser", however for me the interesing thing is, check "borrow" in Google.

Wow...but how may people type borrow v lend/loan?

The reality that com/net/org/biz/info ALL have parked ad pages my tell you something.

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