Quality standards

Updated March 17, 2011

Let's talk about quality standards. Would you not be extremely happy when you finally find a domain name that’s perfect for your endeavour?  Because you already know, that every word in the English dictionary has been turned into a domain name and thus into domains for sale or used by business or for a website. So finally getting 'the' domain name is priceless. Regardless of the domain's traffic or income.

The same is true for domains in any language. Not only is every word taken, but word combinations and strange word creations that cannot be found in any dictionary, are offered for sale by domainers, domain brokers, websites and through domain name auctions. Because finding the right domain is next to impossible, so making all domains for sale available to everybody would be the right thing to do.

Any domain in any language should, when submitted to the appropriate category and theme, be allowed to participate in a domain auction. There is no way that an auction house can even begin to guess, what particular domain name might or might not be of interest to an end-user. We are talking about global end-user markets, with ever increasing need for business, commerce, GEO and all other category domains, which might fit exactly the need of prospective buyers and entrepreneurs. Allowing bidding only on domains that fancy the 'quality criteria' of a handful of 'domain auction eliminators' simply means to withhold potentially interested domain buyers the opportunity to place their bids or to make an offer.

Yet some domain brokers and auction houses still take it upon themselves to deny auction access to perfect domains, including (domain) names straight out of Webster's dictionary, by imposing redundant 'quality standards' and refusing top level domains to be auctioned on their site. Domain auction establishments with worldwide reach should feel obligated to let the general public decide what they want to buy, at what price and not stifle domain name owners and withhold domains from business and commerce, particular when good domain names at reasonable prices are hard to find.

When one learns about lengthy domain names being sold for high prices and news about domains with non dotCOM extensions fetch great prices, everyone in the know seems always be so surprised. It seems the end user/buyer often does not care about policies, traffic or income as long as he or she can get their hands on that perfect domain.

The domains below, having hyphens, numbers, three-word-names and various extensions, have all been sold in 2011.

DrinkingWaterFountains.com $7,500.00
Paris8.com $6,500.00
x-arts.com $1,488.00
WeightlossTreatmentCenter.com $1,275.00
SouthernVacationRentals.com $1,088.00
a-rival.com $1,000.00

Above - Afternic.com  sales for the week ending March 13th, 2011
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GamesforGirls USD 500000
123Deal.com USD 25000
FloridaAutoInsurance.com USD 15000
Juegosdevestir.org EUR 10000
Maillotdebain.fr EUR 6000
Turismoscolastico.com USD 4188
I-Mobility.net USD 4000
Petinsurancecomparison.co.uk USD 2672
Moneymakingsite.com USD 2520
Ferienwohnungnordesee.net USD EUR 2500
Beautyandbrains.com USD 2300
Freestandcommercial.com USD 2000

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