Laser Technik Ltd
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Domain names for sale
You have been directed here because you entered a domain name not specified that is potentially for sale
The value of an already registered domain name is a matter of negotiation between the owner and prospective buyer.
Names directed to this page are not in active use and are open to offers. Any purchase request at the asking price is likely to be accepted. Close offers may be considered.
Names are not the property of lasertechnik but held on behalf of our clients, serious enquiries will be forwarded to the owner.
What factors affect the value of a domain name?
There are several features that contribute to the value of a name:
- It is short
- It is a single word
- It is a dictionary word or a proper noun
- It is memorable
- It is in a widely recognised TLD (Top Level Domain, i.e. .co.uk or .com) See the note below…
- It has positive connotations (and no negative connotations)
- It is relevant to the purpose and content of any associated web site
The name you entered fulfils more than one of those criteria.
The situation is comparable with UK car number plates, the shortest consist of one letter and one digit like X1. The price of such exclusivity can be well into six figures.
The valuation we assign to that name is £unspecified .
Unregistered domain names might only cost £20 p.a. but all the most useful names were sold years ago. Your choice is to buy a name from the current owner, use an inferior name or even one from an unauthorised TLD (see below).
Domain names are subject to annual renewal fees, in the .uk and .com registries that fee is in the region of £15-£25.
Names are sold “as seen” with no warranty. The purchaser should undertake their own due-diligence to avoid any potential conflicts of interest such as unauthorised use of a registered trade mark.
The normal payment mechanism is to use a
Why is this name available for sale?
Could be any of several reasons including:
- It was previously in use but is no longer required.
- It was identified as potentially valuable and bought speculatively.
- It is similar to the primary domain that is in use but the variant has been bought “defensively” to avoid confusion (like example.com and example.co.uk). In that case the name probably fulfills many of the criteria listed above but if it’s to be used in a manner that doesn’t conflict with the primary name then an offer may be considered.
How would I pay?
It’s perfectly understandable that a purchaser would be concerned at paying a significant amount in advance to an unknown third party for a digital asset. The vendor has the same concern, delivering the asset to an unknown third party on the promise of payment. The solution is to use an escrow service. That is an intermediary who holds the payment only releasing it to the vendor once the purchaser confirms satisfactory delivery. An escrow service we have used in the past is www.transpact.com, their website explains in some detail the processes and protections. It is inexpensive and effective.
There are now hundreds of TLDs, that gives the illusion that a name buyer has more choice, unable to secure tesco.com or tesco.co.uk you might think tesco.shop (if that were not held by Tesco) would be an acceptable alternative, however you would soon hear from tesco’s lawyers!
The cost of those unofficial names varies from almost free to $thousands p.a. Unlike official TLDs (.com and the country codes like .fr France, .de Germany and UK) prices of unofficial names can fluctuate wildly and uneconomic TLDs are sometimes withdrawn.
Even some country code TLDs have proved risky, at one time operation of .co (Columbia), operated by a private entity hit some problems as the Columbian government was unhappy with the arrangement.
Unregistered Domain names are commonly offered at a very low introductory price, even official TLDs at below the wholesale cost – there will be strings attached like a requirement to pay for two years with the second at a much higher price or “free” conditional on paying for a web hosting and email package the cost of which is inflated to cover the cost of the name.
The situation with unofficial TLDs is much riskier, the TLD owner sets his own price and can arbitrarily increase it significantly. If the TLD owner decides to hike the price you may just have to pay that. The alternative of moving to a new domain risks visitors to the web site and those who know your email address getting no response and concluding you’ve ceased trading. Any advertising materials that use the name will be out of date, a good position in search results will be lost.