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Branding or KW domain?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by Ben5082, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. #1
    If you had a choice between taking a 5 letter brandable .com versus a 3-word .com with your keywords in it which would you choose?
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    Ben5082, Oct 2, 2005 IP
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  2. DomainLoot

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    #2
    tough call for me.

    probably the KW.
     
    DomainLoot, Oct 2, 2005 IP
  3. scott.symbiotic.com

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    Brandable defenatly,why do you have one for sale?
    I sold hybridelectricvehicle.com for mid $X,XXX but would pay 10 times as much for the url I use now "symbiotic".
     
    scott.symbiotic.com, Oct 2, 2005 IP
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    would the domain still be considered brandable if it ends with a z instead of an s?
     
    Ben5082, Oct 3, 2005 IP
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    Brandable yes, valuable no not at all at least not for me because your not going to get natural traffic and it may be confused with the proper spelling. Having said that it can still be used to build a very strong brand. Remember to get a trade mark on the word because it will not be protected like the proper spelling on a common words would be, as in nobody can own a trade mark on common words. The reason this is important is I have seen cases of people losing there url to others that register the trade mark for the word even if it occurs years after the original url owner bought the name.
     
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    I would go for a three-worder.
    Developing a "brandable" domain is still time-consuming
    and money-sucking process.
     
    romow, Oct 11, 2005 IP
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    If you want long-term value out of the site, then you have to go brandable.

    But if you're looking to develop and flip, I would go keywords.
     
    WebbyMedia, Oct 13, 2005 IP
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    If it does end with a z, then try to make that clear in your advertising, use the z as something that appears intentional rather than the lesser version avalable. Promote your z!
     
    Blogmaster, Oct 13, 2005 IP