Hyphenated-CAs

Esdiel

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Anybody here a fan of hyphenated .CAs?

I have essentially avoided them, but understand why they might be a smart choice for some names, or be a good option under different circumstances.

Reported sales are rather limited too:

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I was also able to dig up these sales using GD's valuation tool, in the comparable sales section:

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With only 4 sale between 1-6 thousand dollars the investment return is way too small.

Look at how many .ca's have been sold in total and then note that most hyphenated are selling below $100


You would be better off looking for some great two word combinations.
If you were to check all sales on two words in .ca you may be surprised and not think about the hyphen again.

The thing that strikes me is there are phenomenal two word combinations still available and any one of those could strike it at any time and fetch more than the 6k ceiling we have seen on a hyphen sale.

PS. I continue to sell two letter combos in the 5k range.
 

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I believe I only have 1 hyphenated .ca (a-a). I am personally not a fan of them but some people do like them. I believe from a business point of view, they are terrible. I can’t imagine saying your name at the end of a commercial and having to literally speak the hyphen out.

Has anyone ever seen any hyphenated names in ads?
 

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MapleDots said:
Mercedes-Benz.ca

But they are different, it is their name

And the Germans love their hyphenated domains. Lots of hyphenated .de sales anyway.
 

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Yes, hyphenated domains are mostly popular in the .de market and I have seen usage in the French speaking areas, including here in Quebec.

But I have not seen any value for them in the past, even though I have a owned a few and ended up dropping them.
 

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Eby said:
Yes, hyphenated domains are mostly popular in the .de market and I have seen usage in the French speaking areas, including here in Quebec.

But I have not seen any value for them in the past, even though I have a owned a few and ended up dropping them.

There's a whopping 2,544 reported .DE hyphenated domain sales. Most are 4 figures and occur on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis: https://namebio.com/?s==QTNxIDNxIzM
 

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Agreed.. but still that is not to my taste. But may be there will be some value in some niche sectors.

In Germany...
 

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Eby said:
but still that is not to my taste.

Nor should it be, for .CAs or most extensions. It makes sense for Germans given hyphens are extremely common in their language, for a number of reasons.
 

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I believe I remember [notify]rlm[/notify] mentioning one (or some) hyphenated sale(s) here before, but I can't remember what it was...

If anyone has made a significant sale involving a hyphenated .CA, or has any interesting stories, please share! :)
 

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I used to own a lot of .UK domains and they also had many hyphenated domains. In a way, it made some sense because it helped make domains more readable by separating words. I think in Germany, it is also a function of just how many more domains have been registered per capita. Once you get through the first couple million domains, the best stuff is gone and eventually as reasonable alternatives have disappeared, hyphenated becomes viable. But I think it would also be a slow rate of general acceptance.

Germany : 25 domains / 100 people
UK : 18 domains / 100 people
Canada: 8 domains / 100 people

Can you imagine the .CA landscape if 12M domains were registered instead of just 3M?

So for the most part, I don't think its all that viable in Canada, for now. But there are always going to be exceptions.
 
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