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Over 1 milllion .eu domains registered

Discussion in 'General Affiliate Marketing Forum' started by temi, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. temi

    temi Affiliate affiliate

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    Prague is home to the court that will decide .eu domain disputes
    The launch of the .eu domain appears to have been a big success.
    More than 1.3 million .eu domains have been registered according to Eurid, the non-profit agency that oversees the new net name.

    full story: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4895206.stm
     
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  3. OldWelshGuy

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    I bought a few :D
    Got some nice ones as well like

    restaurant-reviews.eu
    wedding-services.eu
    stag-night.eu
    uk-finance.eu

    to name a few

    Anyone else buy any?
     
  4. temi

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    You have been luckier than I have been OWG, I got a few but non of them as fantastically generic as yours :(
     
  5. Duke

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    I never did buy any and I'm not really sure if I will.
     
  6. temi

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    You are canadian Duke, even if you want to buy it they will not sell to you. You need to have an address in on of the EU countries :(
     
  7. IT'd be very useful for companies who sell to an EU audience. But I'm only interested in the UK, so i didn't buy any.
     
  8. OldWelshGuy

    OldWelshGuy Affiliate affiliate

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    2 that I bought with a view to resell are

    online-debt-consolidation.eu
    uk-debt-consolidation.eu

    Oh and I bought web-design-wales.eu as well. but I will either set up a directory of Welsh web specialists, or sell it. I already own web-design-wales.com , so don't really need it.
    Oh and I also got
    wedding-guide.eu

    There are a good few others as well.
     
  9. temi

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    You cyber squatter :) I am jealous, you are a more successful speculator than I am. I only succeeded with violinmakers.eu , I will be using it to setup a violin makers directory. I applied for lots of names to do with web mastering and web hosting no luck.
    I think you were more successful because your domains are hyphenated, non of the domains I applied for were hyphenate.
     
  10. OldWelshGuy

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    Personally I prefer hyphenated domains as they are easier to read. I know many disagree though. As 90% of traffic will come from search, then using a hyphenated domain makes sense IMO. Naturally rich anchor text when people use your domain name alone. iw wedding-services.
     
  11. temi

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    I understand your point but I prefer un hyphenated domains, its makes life easier when the remaining 10% of your traffic are trying to type in your url or you trying to tell someone on the phone.
     
  12. OldWelshGuy

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    Which is why I would always recommend getting both. I have

    world-rugby.net
    and
    worldrugby.net

    belt and bracers as they say.

    As most of these domains are going to be used purely online though for either self booked adverts or adsense/affilliate stuff. I really am not worried about the missing 10% :(
     
  13. temi

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    I see your point OWG, rock on :)
     
  14. OldWelshGuy

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    Oh and I also bought rugby-world-cup.eu which was a steal as I have already been offered £0,000 for it :D Not selling it though. I am building a rugby world cup portal. You see the RWC is really only ever going to be hosted in the UK, France, South Africa, Australia, new zealand. Although it might well go to Japan in 2011. So I am building a portal with hotels, pubs, clubs entertainment etc in and around the venues. During non RWC years it can serve as a general guide to the cities, then in RWC years it will come into its own.

    I love rugby by the way, so would run it for nothing, but I will make money from it.
     
  15. temi

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    but you already have many good ruby and wales sites, I think is now and obsession :)
     
  16. OldWelshGuy

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    Temi, you have discovered my weakness. RUGBY.

    PM sent.
     
  17. temi

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    It seem to be a Welsh thing :)
     
  18. Duke

    Duke Guest

    I actually have a UK member who's willing to use his address as a base for my .eu domains. ;)
     
  19. temi

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    Hehey, show your popularity :)
     
  20. Duke

    Duke Guest

    I don't think it would hurt to have a European presence. That way it will be easier for my sites to take over the world.
     
  21. OldWelshGuy

    OldWelshGuy Affiliate affiliate

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    Duike, you forgot the mwah ha ha ha ha at the end of the Dr Evil threat to take over the world :D
     
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