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  • jeffinj
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    I was googling my domain name and I came to this thread which is about 8 years old. At that time I bought my own name and 6 letter domain for $300 and I always wondered if the amount I paid was too high or not. Fast forward to 8 years later, I'm happy I paid that much. If today I were to try buying it, the owner could have easily demanded $1k or more. It's worth investing into a nice short name.com if you know you will keep it forever. Just my advice.

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  • HenrikHansen
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    That is not too much. Most people are not even able
    to buy top level domains as their name or familyname,
    unless they pay much higher prices.

    Welcome in the club for personal name domain owners.
    Last edited by HenrikHansen; Sat 7 Apr '07, 2:05am. Reason: spelling

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  • JakeS
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    If I was you I'd keep it, and use it for my own personal blog about my self.

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  • mihai11
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    I suggest using a "name" domain for a personal web site. The "name" domain is especially made for this purpose, therefore people coming to your name domain will know that it is a private individual behind the web site. This is why it is cooler to have a "name" domain for your web site: you are using the right extension for your type of web site.

    I bought the "com", "net" and "name" extensions for my name but I only use the "name" extension.

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  • jeffinj
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    Oh yea, it did. But the satisfaction is worth more than that.
    I need to work hard and earn back what i spent.

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  • bboy
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    If you're happy and the $300 didn't hit you too hard in the wallet then it's all good. Enjoy!

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  • jeffinj
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    I could have gone for my full name and that would be much cheaper. My name is not popular at all, but I've noticed more babies being given this name. So I thought before its too late, y not bid when its within my reach. btw, I registered other extensions for the same name before I could bid and so it became even more valuable to me.
    Yea, I started $100... then to 150... 200.. 150 and finally 300.

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  • Neal-UK
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    You should have gone for a cheap domain with your first and last name in it if it was available.

    But of course, if you really wanted that domain, price doesn't matter.

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  • Reeve of Shinra
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    I would pay that for my family name if I could.

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  • ---MAD---
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    Originally posted by jeffinj View Post
    I just bought the domain name Jeffin.com (no site just the name) which is also my name for US$300. Do you think I've paid right or too much? I was just too desperate for this name. Would you have paid so much?
    I think thats way too much. You could have bought a domain for 10 dollars or even less and spent 250 dollars or whatever on good software such as vBulletin with a customized skin or whatever .

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  • JakeS
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    Originally posted by jeffinj View Post
    I just bought the domain name Jeffin.com (no site just the name) which is also my name for US$300. Do you think I've paid right or too much? I was just too desperate for this name. Would you have paid so much?
    300? Thats only a little bit of money not much to worry about, just never let it expire lol.

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  • RedTyger
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    Originally posted by Onimua View Post
    Did you even bargain for a lower price? Was there other people bidding for this domain?

    It seems quite a steep price for a domain.
    Well, not really. It depends on the domain doesn't it. After all, what's the .com of your name going to be worth to anyone else? Nothing, probably. What's it going to be worth to you? Well, more than nothing certainly. It's your name, not theirs. Even something like microsoft.com which would be worth something to anyone is still worth one hell of a lot more to microsoft than anyone else.

    There's no real yardstick to judge these things by and if the buyer gets what they want then it's all good isn't it? Happy for you.

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  • WurkAnimal
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    If you feel you have done right you have, doesn't matter what anyone else thinks!

    I would pay alot for a personal domain name, I want ben.com but I don't think I can afford it!

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  • Onimua
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    Did you even bargain for a lower price? Was there other people bidding for this domain?

    It seems quite a steep price for a domain.

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  • jeffinj
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    Nope. Thats a one time fee.

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