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    * Selling a Great Domain

    I can't find anyone to buy a domain that was the home for a well known e-commerce venture eFresh.com. This domain has about $25,000 in site development to it and at one time had over 25,000 hits per month. There is a great deal someone could garner for this domain and I hope anyone of you could give me advice outside the regular, and not so successful ways to sell it. I've tried eBay, greatdomains, allfordomains and more. They all dont do the trick.

    Anyone got an idea?

    Thanks. I am asking $10,000.

    Criss Cross

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    Well if ebay didn't work, I'm sure good ol' Web Hosting Talk won't do the trick...

    I'm not joking, you see. Want proof? Just go take a look at the dedicated server requests. Everyone wants the world on a plate for nothing these days!

    Now I'm not trying to discourage you but, Nobody here at the forum will ever pay $10,000 dollars for a domain. There's no way...

    Either way, I wish you my luck, but the chances of a sale here are very slim.

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    100K?

    Isn't this a new way to advertise your domain for sale? Just kidding. (I'll leave this to the mods.)

    Anyway, eFresh.com is a good name (not exactly "great" though). However, since we are now in the year 2002, I honestly don't think you could sell it for anything NEAR your asking price of $10,000. Check out http://www.afternic.com/index.cfm?a=...=all&range=res and you'll know how the market is fairing right now. worktribe.com for example is a fairly good name, but it's only sold for $110!!
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    crisscross I think you type few zero too much

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    A song for you:

    Don't worry, I won't hurt U
    I only want U 2 have some fun
    I was dreamin' when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray
    But when I woke up this mornin', could've sworn it was Judgment Day
    The sky was all purple, there were people runnin' everywhere
    Tryin' 2 run from the destruction, U know I didn't even care
    Cuz they say 2000 zero zero party over, oops, out of time!
    So 2night I'm gonna party like it's 1999!
    I was dreamin' when I wrote this, so sue me if I go 2 fast
    But life is just a party and parties weren't meant 2 last
    War is all around us, my mind says prepare 2 fight
    So if I gotta die, I'm gonna listen 2 my body 2night
    Yeah, they say 2000 zero zero party over, oops, out of time!
    So 2night I'm gonna party like it's 1999! (Yeah, yeah)
    People, let me tell U somethin'
    If U didn't come 2 party, don't bother knockin' on my door
    I got a lion in my pocket and, baby, he's ready 2 roar (Yeah)
    Everybody's got a bomb, we could all die any day (Oh)
    But before I let that happen, I'll dance my life away
    Oh, they say 2000 zero zero party over, oops, out of time!
    (We're runnin' out of time)
    So 2night I'm gonna party like it's 1999! (We gonna, we gonna, oh!)
    Say it one more time
    2000 zero zero party over, oops, out of time! (No, no)
    So 2night I'm gonna party like it's 1999! (We're gonna, we gonna)
    Alright, 1999
    U say it, 1999
    1999 (1999)
    Don't stop, don't stop, say it one more time
    2000 zero zero party over, oops, out of time! (Yeah, yeah)
    So 2night I'm gonna party like it's 1999! (We gonna, we’re gonna)
    Yeah, 1999 (1999)
    Don't U wanna go? (1999)
    Don't U wanna go? (1999)
    We could all die any day (1999)
    I don't wanna die, I'd rather dance my life away (1999)
    Listen 2 what I'm tryin' 2 say
    Everybody, everybody say party!
    Come on now, U say it (Party!)
    That's right, everybody say
    (Party!) {repeat in BG}
    Can't run from Revelation, no!
    Sing it 4 your nation, y'all!
    Dreamin' when U're singin’, baby!
    Say the telephone a-ringin', mama, now!
    Come on, come on, U say
    Everybody, 2 times
    Work it down 2 the ground, I’m sayin’
    (Oh baby, say it again)
    (Oh, shake your body, baby!)
    That's right, come on, sing the song
    That's right, everybody say
    Got a lion in my pocket mama, say!
    Ah, and he's ready 2 roar!
    Yeah!

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    E- and I- domains are soooooooo 1999

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    lol, that's what that rant was about?

    It's true though. Funny how more picky about domains people are now than 2 years ago.

    There are less domains alive and registered now than there were last year. People are letting their crappy number-dash-orgs die.

    -WC-

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    The thing is that the dot-com start-up bubble has bursted. So E-this and I-that don't appeal at all; other terms like B2B as well are dead. Even 3G as a prefix is doomed before any such service was launched.

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    3g? That I am not familiar with. What did that signify?

    -Wc-

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    3rd generation mobiles with wireless broadband capabilities.

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    ah, gotcha. It was hip and out before I ever heard of it .

    -WC-

    PS: Thanks for the explanation..

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    i dont think you are able to sell at $10000
    if you reduce 1 zero, you might have a chance.

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    Talking about some serious thread-digging

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    as far as the domain itself goes I'm not sure its worth much at all considered in isolation - it does sounds very dated as others have mentioned. There would be value in any residual traffic though that may well be very low now since the site has closed.

    Maybe there is some value in the site development (without knowing what has been done there) though I'm not sure its going to be easy to find a buyer for that. Perhaps its worth contacting some competing sites in that area?

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    Originally posted by WildCard


    There are less domains alive and registered now than there were last year. People are letting their crappy number-dash-orgs die.

    -WC-
    actually domain registrations overall are currently at record levels from what I have heard, still e- and i- prefixes have lost their lustre.

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    opps. didnt realise this thread is sooooo old. my apologies. I am doing a search on AllForDomains and uncontrollably post a reply on this.

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    Re: Selling a Great Domain

    Originally posted by crisscross
    I can't find anyone to buy a domain that was the home for a well known e-commerce venture eFresh.com. This domain has about $25,000 in site development to it and at one time had over 25,000 hits per month. There is a great deal someone could garner for this domain and I hope anyone of you could give me advice outside the regular, and not so successful ways to sell it. I've tried eBay, greatdomains, allfordomains and more. They all dont do the trick.

    Anyone got an idea?

    Thanks. I am asking $10,000.

    Criss Cross
    10k! erm... how about 10 cents?
    Just.hype.it !

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    I agree with the kill a zero at the end statement. Maybe take two with one stone....
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    http://web.archive.org/web/200102020...://efresh.com/

    25.000 visits?

    EDIT: sorry it was hits, my fault

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