Archive for the ‘trends’ Category
Eighteen months after of the domain extension “.eu” became available, we see the birth of a second continent code extension “.asia” Dot Asia has officially been in the works since 2000 and although the domain extension “.asia” officially becomes available yesterday, the bidding officially opens only to trademarked businesses, governments and official bodies serving the Asia-Pacific Region to get first dibs before you can get your grubby little hands on them.
What’s the advantage of having a “.asia” domain? DotAsia’s Edmon Chang claims “Our research has found that ‘Asia’ is one of the most searched-for terms and by having a .asia website, your ranking on Google or Yahoo will become much higher.” We know this Asian land grab smells like sweet, sweet potential but you are going to have to holster your credit card until February before the extension becomes available to the public. It is estimated that the most valuable of the generic .”asia” extensions will be sex.asia so while everyone else is gobbling up the generic word domains here is a different strategy; play off the extension .asia. Here are our top 5 .asia picks:
There is a lot of hype out there about how all 3 character domain names have since been registered and that 3 character domains are worth a lot of money. This statement is only partly true as not all 3-character domains are valuable, or even that rare. With the amount of 3-character domains for sale on ebay and other various auction sites today, we decided to go over a few things to consider when purchasing a 3-character domain.
A 3-character could consist of any combination of letters (L) and numbers (N) and/or contain a hyphen (-). The most valuable of 3-character domain name is a 3 letter domain (LLL) or a 3 number (NNN) domain with a .com extension. These domains are very rare and fetch anywhere between $5,000 and several hundred thousand. The 3 letter domain (LLL) and 3 number (NNN) domain with a .net extension are also rare and will usually sell for $1,000 or more. In fact a a 3 letter domain (LLL) or a 3 number (NNN) domain with any TLD extension (.org, .info, .biz, .us, or .mobi) is worth at least a couple hundred dollars and considered a good find.
But what about all those 3 character domains for sale on ebay with no reserve and a current bid of only $10 – 20, such as, X14.net, 8MP.biz or JM9.org? They must be rare also, right? Chances are it’s only worth the registration fee unless it has a .com extension. Here is a handy little 3-character valuation resource that could will come in handy if you are just unsure about whether or not to fire up the paypal and snatch up what you think is a 3-character gold mine.