Great Reasons To Get a Brandable Domain Name

Why You Should Only Get a dot-com Domain Name Great Reasons To Get a Brandable Domain Name

The team here at Get Domainer believes in the value of getting a brandable domain name for a company or getting a domain name for a product but we’re also a big bunch of skeptics and don’t really believe everything that people say.

That said we expect that there are many people like us and do not just believe anything and everything that they see or read so we will be continually be bringing you great articles and posts by other people we feel that you would be interested in and other people that also believe in the power getting a brandable domain name.

We came across this article about Twing.com that sold for $11,600.  This article was published in Domain Shane who is one of the more trusted bloggers in the field but the facts are fact and the prices are the prices and anyone can look up the sale price.

Twing.com Sells for $11,600: Quality Short Names Still Increasing in Value

By Shane Cultra – September 3, 2011 –

You’ve heard me preach the value of a quality 5 letter dot com for years.  The market has really heated up this year with names now consistently reaching into the four figures.  A deleting name Twing.com hit $11,600 at Namejet.

I was willing to even pay $3-5K for the name but bidding soared past the number. This has been the case for many short, “brandable” type names at auction or drop over the last few months.  Five letter, six letter names that have that startup or app sound have flourished.  Dobble.com hit $467, Skeech.com went for $200, Labl.com brought $2900.  The names ending in ly (not the tld) have done well with names like firstly.com, which hit $560.

The next question I always get is, “how do you pick out the names that are going to do well?”.  My answer is vague.  You just have to have that feeling of what types of names the startup or app people are looking for.  The names ending in ly or dropped vowels (like labl) continue to do well.  They almost always can be looked at and pronounced properly.  If you have to tell them how to pronounce it, the value automatically drops.

I am always looking for names of this caliber but nobody has a clue what “this caliber” means.  Everyone seems to think they have a twing but in reality they have a twirgn.com. Not even close.  I’m opening a can of worms here but if you’re willing to be criticized in public (or praised), send me your best 5, five or six letter brandable dot com (dot com only) and I’ll evaluate them. It will give everyone a sense of what I feel are good or bad names.

If you are interested in the entire story there’s a link above and we think its a worthwhile read.  We really agree with the author about the significance of short and powerful brandable domain names and we agree further with interesting names that sound like they could be apps or products or anything are increasing in price everyday.

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5 comments for “Great Reasons To Get a Brandable Domain Name

  1. French
    September 29, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Twing’s got some great names but not sure if it’s worth 11K. I think I have a few great domain names that are just as good.

    • admin
      November 6, 2012 at 10:14 am

      Yea, Twing is a great name but not sure about the 11K either but, a name is as valuable as the market will bear and if someone is willing to pay for it then that’s how much it is worth. Twing does have a lot going for it. It’s only five letters, so it’s short and powerful, it’s a brandable so it’s expandable and you can do just about anything with it.

      Twing also has a great sound to it, it’s easily remembered and fun and interesting. Now that we’re talking about the virtues of Twink the better and better it’s sounding and maybe it is worth the 11k.

      Thanks for your comment and we think we have some great brandable domain names that are worth 11K as well, check them out.

  2. Regie
    October 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    That’s crazy, that’s so much money. I know the name is good and all but not that good, what do you think it is that’s driving up the price?

    • admin
      December 7, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      We’ll as someone that loves brandable domain names, I can tell you that I love this name. Whether or not it’s worth 11K well as the business man that I am, I’ll tell you the value of anything, be it a car, stereo, TV or domain name is what it is worth to another person. The value of something is only as high as the market will bear so if someone is willing to pay that amount, then there it is, that’s how much it’s worth.

      That said, the owners of this website haven’t done anything with it yet so, I’m not really sure what is going on with it. I can say that a surprising number of websites get sold to companies that never do anything with them, so we’ll have to see.

      Thanks for the comment and we’ll keep you posted on the site, if anything ever becomes of it!

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