The domain names DomainName.guru and DomainNames.guru were registered today for $175 each at registrar Name.com.The 2 domains were part of a poll I ran last week asking how much one would pay for the domains. I chose these 2 domains because domainers are actually end users for these domains. The results from the 90 people who voted were:
Of course the 2 votes for the 12k and the 3k were from jokers because when they voted time had passed and the price had already dropped to $689.99. The person with the $689.99 vote didn’t buy any of the 2 domains and that left the 2 people that voted that they would pay $189.99 for each of the 2 domains. 14% of the votes said that they would only pay reg fee ($39.99) for the domains and a mind blowing 80% said that they wouldn’t even take them for free as they didn’t like the $39.99 renewals.
John Yeomans from EDGE CAPITAL eventually bought the 2 domains for $175 each today. I say eventually because the domains were sitting at this price for 2 days now and nobody had bought them.
Was this a good purchase? I think it all depends on what Donuts plans to do with domain.guru and domains.guru that are currently reserved. If Donuts plans to auction domain.guru and domains.guru then I think that John would have to buy these as well to have them as a set. If Donuts plans to use these 2 domains to market .guru then this could turn out to be a good purchase.
I saw these ones sitting there unregistered I felt they were to long, and are more vanity purchases. Yes, the reserved names will be hyped, or sought after in private deals. They are going to wait, and if they see guru go bust you will see am auction pop up quickly.
The fact 75% of domainers could have bought these for the past few days in the $1xx range, and they didn’t, speaks volumes.
I have seen lots of random new entrants who probably read an article, and paid up for .guru, some multiple registrars, but no real big domainers.
.guru is seen as a novelty gTLD. Novelty doesn’t have high value.
I disagree. Plenty of .guru domains were picked by specialists and professionals in a variety of arenas. Sounds funny, but even orgasm.guru was taken by a fertility clinic 😀
When you see orgasm.guru on an ad, let me know.
guru….a master….a teacher of ones profession. A professional.
So says the guy whose homepage is a .pro
He stated a fact, but naysayers don’t have any strong arguments.
The onslaught of brands and gTLDs aren’t for the ‘good ole boys’ of domaining. Read Morgan Linton’s post.
.com .co and .web are the future imo.