Wednesday, March 10, 2010

3D Domains: Proceed With Caution!

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Over at Namepros, a lot of domainers have caught the 3D fever, and, predictably, some major trolling has been occurring, probably an effort to pump up a lot of bad domains, create buzz, and then sell to newbies.

It's a very entertaining thread, but don't take it too seriously. Most of the premium 3D domains were registered in the 1990's and early 2000's. Your only hope of snagging a premium 3D is on the aftermarket. However, be careful there as well; a lot of lousy names end up on Snapnames, Namejet, and Pool. Also think about possible applications for your future 3D domain: 3D Film is better than 3D Steak.

It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of domain name pumping; however, these hucksters on Namepros and Digital Point are pros who have only one goal in mind: to part the naive and the newb from their hard-earned cash and then disappear.

I would be willing to bet that some of the so-called new members are quietly PM'ing the real newbies and offering them junk 3D domains for inflated prices.

Don't fall for the ploy.

I hand regged six 3D domains, but I believe that they are long shots, so I stopped there, but some newbies are regging 150-300 domains (or so), based on the domain pumping going on. I would never buy from some of the "new members" who are loudly declaring 3D domains the best thing since the internet.
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4 comments:

  1. So you only see "value" in about 10 3-d domain names? 20? 50?
    Do you not see search volume increasing for 3-d products in the future, as there will be a lot of new 3-d prducts?
    What are your six names?
    And what is your idea of valuable?
    Thanks

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    Examples of some valuable 3d domains (not mine):

    3d.com
    3dtv.com

    Examples of, well, $0 value 3d domains: MOST non .coms (a few exceptions, of course).

    Just about anything not related to a 3d product or a 3d theme.

    Some of my 3d domains:

    3donthego.com
    onthego3d.com
    503d.com
    3dinrealtime.com
    Realtimein3d.com
    3dtv3dtv.com
    3dheadtracking.com

    At this time, I do not see these as being particularly valuable--they are long-shot hand regs, BUT, at the very least, they are related to 3d in some way.

    IMO, just about anything being hand regged in 2010 is a long-shot. Will some hand regs hit the big time? Undoubtedly.

    Most will not.

    But I must say that the new 3d thread at Namepros has settled down quite a bit since this posting.

    However, in that early thread, things got out of hand a bit, and I had to take a break after one poster confused sexual excitement and longing with hand-registering domains.

    /:=(

    That seemed a bit over the top.

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  3. I have a few 3d domain names also. I have starting developing them and been getting decent traffic, from US and 20 other countries. All, without advertising. Sure, I would prefer a name, but if it is NOT available, why not add 3D to it, get type in traffic (if the original name without the 3D gets traffic, easy to remember, and very soon websites will go 3D. Type in just about any product then put 3D and see what happens.

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  4. I just sold 2 3d domain names for $1000 each on SEDO. I could not even sell the name when the purchaser wanted it as it had not been 60 days. This is as real as it gets. I paid $7.95 c for each name and in less than 60 days make a lot of money. I am getting traffic on some of my other names as well, and getting on page 1 of Google organically without any advertising. Getting traffic from 20 countries. I have also developed several names.

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