and registered today for $175 each

The domain names and were registered today for $175 each at registrar 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: 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 and that are currently reserved. If Donuts plans to auction and 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.


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the blog in 2012.


  1. 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.

  2. guru….a master….a teacher of ones profession. A professional.

  3. .com .co and .web are the future imo.

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