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How much should one spend on a domain name?
 

 
I'm mulling over the idea of paying $2,000 for a domain name for my business. Is this a normal price for one? The domain name is 2 basic words that total 9 letters.
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 2 weeks ago '11        #2
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That’s really on the high end.

Do you have a lot of sales that you need to start focusing more on your branding? Then Yes.

If not, then buying it is a waste.
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 2 weeks ago '11        #3
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 Anti said
Thatís really on the high end.

Do you have a lot of sales that you need to start focusing more on your branding? Then Yes.

If not, then buying it is a waste.
I haven't started the business yet. I'm still in the planning stage. Whats the most I should spend on a domain name?

 2 weeks ago '11        #4
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Man I hate how these companies buy up all the domains. I'm not hating on their hustle but so much is bought up. Smh.

 2 weeks ago '04        #5
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17.99?
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 2 weeks ago '05        #6
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I mean i had a really simple one, its just my first initial and last name and through a hosting site, i got the domain name free and hosting i pay like $8 a month

So unless theres something REALLY special about the name, id say 2k for just the name is way overkill
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 2 weeks ago '04        #7
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 QB Eagles said
I haven't started the business yet. I'm still in the planning stage. Whats the most I should spend on a domain name?
rework the name, or get a little creative with the name. Unless the name IS the business and the .COM is a must... otherwise you're tossing away money for no reason. Depending on the business, sometimes the socials are more necessary than the domain.

 2 weeks ago '05        #8
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I wouldn't invest $2k for a domain name for a business I haven't started yet. I could see if you had clientele or a brand already, then it'd make sense. That's an unnecessary startup cost that could end your whole business before it even gets started. Get a simple cheap domain name, work on it build it etc. And you can always redirect it to a different domain name later on should you decide to do so.

So to answer your question, for a domain name of a startup, I'd say no need to spend more than $20 for a domain name... And basic hosting to start since you won't need a dedicated server or anything to get started.
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 2 weeks ago '09        #9
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Like $12 max, use .
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