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  1. #1
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    brands

    I want to keep two of these for development. Are any of these catchy or do they have investment value. How much?

    prominentbrands.com
    stupidbrands.com
    dumbbrands.com
    ordinarybrands.com

    Assume that I'd use them to display all of my domain names, or else to create a brand name forum with them.

    Thank you

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    can't see any here with any value or that are worth developing to be honest - just bizarre pairings of words.
    When using google for counts - use double quotes for usage counts for multiword terms and set "match type" to "exact" for all search volume lookups. Click here for more info

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    I was looking for a pairing of words to get people to notice the name when they're searching the list of brand-sites with Google. Obviously, no one would want a stupid brand. But "stupidbrands.com" might be a brandname that would get a click.

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    If you use it to display your domains why in the world would you want people to equate stupid dumb and ordinary negativity with your names?

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by gomblue
    ........Assume that I'd use them to display all of my domain names, or else to create a brand name forum with them.....[QUOTE]

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    maybe from curiosity but would be a tough job getting them to take you seriously when they see your offering - certainly no sense in someone paying a premium for a name on that basis as theres nothing to leverage.
    When using google for counts - use double quotes for usage counts for multiword terms and set "match type" to "exact" for all search volume lookups. Click here for more info

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    I think it's hard to take the vast majority of domainers seriously. StupidBrands is certainly not a serious name, but if the content is good, I figure the domain name will draw interest.

    You've helped me answer my own question. I'll keep StupidBrands

    Last edited by gomblue; 07-04-2008 at 06:04 AM.

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    I think it's hard to take the vast majority of domainers seriously. StupidBrands is certainly not a serious name, but if the content is good, I figure the domain name will draw interest.
    if your names are good you'll get end users coming to you direct because of the specific domain they have shortlisted - the last thing you want to do when engaging in a serious negotiation on price is present yourself unprofessionally.
    When using google for counts - use double quotes for usage counts for multiword terms and set "match type" to "exact" for all search volume lookups. Click here for more info

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    I already have a site setup for my domains. This would be a second site. Select names only, largely focused on content. Branding, Domaining. I hate adsense sites, so it would really have to start off as a hobby. Only being successful if I create lots of content myself.

    I have too many other hobby sites going, so this is just one more name to add to my inventory for now.

    I get plenty of direct traffic on my main domain site. I don't list any names on that site. Aliases with Google Analytics running.

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    You are basically insulting potential customers with the name choice - but hey, knock yourself out.
    When using google for counts - use double quotes for usage counts for multiword terms and set "match type" to "exact" for all search volume lookups. Click here for more info

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    The site could include a thorough ripping of other domainers' names. That could be the "stupid" part.

    Show what's stupid, and then show some of my better names. Or, other examples of better names.

    I don't see that as "insulting a potential customer." It may be insulting the other domainers.

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    What are some of your 'better names'? These are all appalling.

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    pink-grapefruits.net

    also about 100 3 and 4 letter .com names with q,x,y,z in them
    Last edited by gomblue; 07-05-2008 at 01:20 AM.

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    Originally posted by gomblue
    pink-grapefruits.net
    The double impact from a hyphen and net combination make that one not valuable.

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    Originally posted by gomblue
    pink-grapefruits.net

    also about 100 3 and 4 letter .com names with q,x,y,z in them
    Given the caliber of your other domains and your level of experience, I doubt you have any 3-letter .com domains. Did you intend to say 3-letter or 3-character? 3-letter (A to Z with no hyphens or numbers) .com's are currently about $7k and up.

    Building a site on any of the domains in your original post is a bad idea. You are creating obstacles to your success. It's like building a house on quicksand. While people may come see it for novelty appeal, no one in their right mind would buy it. In sales, the objective is to presell the customer with the positive benefits of what you have to offer.
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    my sarcasm needs work

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