Short one-word dot coms are very rare and hard to come by.
In terms of SEO, the word ‘Bank’ represents a financial leader institution and is recognized by everyone worldwide. However, it may have another meaning in a different context.
Noun – a long pile or heap; mass: a bank of earth; a bank of clouds.a slope or acclivity.Physical Geography. the slope immediately bordering a stream course along which the water normally runs.a broad elevation of the seafloor around which the water is relatively shallow but not a hazard to surface navigation.Coal Mining. the surface around the mouth of a shaft. Also called cant, superelevation.
The inclination of the bed of a banked road or railroad.
Aeronautics – The lateral inclination of an aircraft, especially during a turn.
Billiards, Pool. the cushion of the table.
i. to drive (a ball) to the cushion. ii. to pocket (the object ball) by driving it against the bank.
Verb – (used with object)to border with or like a bank; embank: banking the river with sandbags at flood stage. To form into a bank or heap (usually followed by up): To bank up the snow.to build (a road or railroad track) with an upward slope from the inner edge to the outer edge at a curve.
To cover (a fire) with ashes or fuel to make it burn long and slowly.
Verb (used without object) – to build up in or form banks, as clouds or snow.
Horology – (of a lever or balance) to be halted at either end of its oscillation by striking a pin or the like.(of a road or railroad track) to slope upward from the inner edge to the outer edge at a curve.
The Domain Name.
It can drive brand awareness and traffic because of its uniqueness and memorability.
The keyword: is a leader over any brand bank name, it shouts volumes.
Saying this, the domain could be made into a brand not stating the obvious it could be in an entirely different industry altogether or it could be a blockchain,cryptocurrency, or NFT brand name. It could be the name of a private equity company or angel investors.
Just because the word “BANK” is interpreted as a financial establishment, it does not necessarily have to be this way, it could be a sports brand or a chain of Restaurants or Hotels.
There are a number of famous people with the surname ‘Bank’:
Bank is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
The word ‘BANK’ is only limited by our imagination. it could be the next sports brand or cosmetics range. It could be a collection of high fashion.The possibilities are endless and it all depends on how much money you have in the bank to spend on marketing and advertising will determine the end result and what this domain name will become.
The word Bank in Google search results has 4,210,000,000 websites using the keyword in some way or form. Imagine securing global positioning and being Number 1 for the search term ‘BANK’.
A keyword planner for PPC advertising suggests £4.52 per click and if there are for example 1 million impressions per month that would cost £4.52M per month and what one would have to spend on advertising. Based over 12 – 18 months advertising would cost between £54M to £81M in advertising alone if you did not own this domain name. The domain also has to be valued on perceived equity and what it will do for a business owning such a valuable domain name.
The clue is in the keywords of the domains themselves…
www.ukpremiumdomains.com and www.premiumdomainsuk.com www.ukpremiumdomains.co.uk and www.ukpremiumdomainsuk.co.uk
Having a domain that has the exact match keywords is like gold dust especially if it is associated with a dot com domain extension.
WHAT IS A PREMIUM DOMAIN
A premium domain name is a digital asset that is of high quality that can be an investment for investors and entrepreneurs to buy and sell with the goal to make a profit. It can also be the address (digital real estate) to secure global positioning and build a business around the domain.
The valuation of a premium domain name may be determined by many factors, such as how many words or letters are used, what domain extensions are associated with the domain, the age, and traffic as well as equity.
At the end of the day, the domain name should be in demand and highly sort after the keyword (s) and what the buyer is prepared to pay. If you have products or services associated with the domain then this increases the value.
MY PREMIUM DOMAINS
My domains have two fundamental, keywords that would be used to search for “Premium Domains”. If you are not in the UK it is not a problem because I find owning a dot com even though you can set your GEO fencing to the UK as in my case with Google Search Console I still get traffic from all over the world and it is not foolproof.
Both of these domain names are currently undeveloped and are pointing to this site.
I am in two minds to either rebrand myself although I do like www.ukdomainbrokers.com and it seems to work well for me or to sell these two domains as a going concern. I could also build another site as an extra arm to my ever-expanding SEO link wheel or I could lease the domains and offer advertising space to someone either to have as a landing page on this site or point it to their site on a monthly basis. If I was to point it to another site other than my own I could potentially lose £28K in advertising revenue per annum, so it is worth bearing this in mind.
I am also playing around trying to design a logo, currently, the ones I have are too long, and ideally, I need them to be a little more compact. Maybe I will just stick to the image in the header of this article.
Rome was not built in a day and nor will be the final decision what I do with these domains and how I am going to develop them. What may be likable for me may not be for someone else. But at least I will have a few logo options available if say someone gave me an offer to acquire the domains and then wanted me to build a website for them.
Build a Forum
Build an Auction
Become a Registrar
Become a Web Hosting Provider
Perhaps someone reading this may have ideas of their own and may want to partner with me. I am open to all suggestions.
I on the other hand would be selling the domains with equity (this is something domain appraisal bots cannot pick up and should not be used to value domain names as in this case).
My domain names would have traffic, would have backlinks, and would also have advertising on 10 already ranked websites indefinitely on my SEO network of websites I own, with the offer to develop it, should the buyer wish.
So past sales of similar domain names may not have any of this included and not all sales are announced to the world. It all depends on companies marketing budget and what equity is associated with the domains.
EQUITY (Associated with my “Premium Domains Dot Com” -Domain Names)
Logo (reviously not designed)
If you compare the advertising I have for another three-word domain namewww.ukbusinessbanking.co.ukthat I am selling and is also a dot comthat is developed, a “SPONSORED LISTING” costs £2,800 per annum just on one site. I have ten websites that I can advertise your business on. (10 sites x £2,800 Sponsored Listings = £28,000 per annumx 10 years = £280,000 per domain name).
Based on the annual lease price with a minimum term of ten years for each domain name the final price of each domain name would have to be calculated how much revenue I could potentially make if I kept the domain names and just leased them out would determine the final price of the domain name if someone wanted to buy it from me.
As most of my readers are aware I suffer from “Cerebellar Atrophy” and sometimes I muddle up my words or spell things incorrectly, it’s a bit like dyslexia where you are 100% convinced the spelling is correct even if it is not, as was the case that proved to be costly with the email address I used to register 4 domain names and spelled the email wrong with this domain registrar company (Names.co.uk) in December.
It wasn’t until after I checked what was happening with my dot com domains that I spotted the spelling error of my email.
I proceeded to contact Names.co.uk (Namesco) in December 2021 trying to explain that their dashboard was not allowing me to update my email and started a support ticket.
I waited until the beginning of January 2022 seeing as I had not heard from them and spoke to someone who said she would correct the spelling error of my email and to wait 48 hours.
Forty-Eight hours came and went and I noticed that both my dot com domain names were still suspended, so I phoned Names.co.uk again. Each time I was told my support ticket was in a queue. In total, I have spoken to 7 individuals on 7 separate occasions and today was the last straw and I lost my rag with them.
I was told by the previous agent that I would have to fill out a form and prove I was the owner of the said business “UK Website Designers” so I went two steps further I created a page on my website https://ukwebsitedesigners.co.uk/office-use (If I was not the owner of the website I would not be able to create a page and have their reference number) and addressed it to the person who had emailed me. I even said I would supply official documentation if need be. This correspondence was last week. As well as this I would not be posting on the subdomain of this site either if I did not have some authority.
You could argue that my website designer if I had one may be the one trying to possibly steal the domains in question even though the rest of the registrant data appertained to me correctly and I was able to update my email for the (.co.uk) versions without any issue through their dashboard, which reflected with Nominet.
I even went to Nominet to prove I was the legal owner of “UK Website Designers” which is a (.co.uk) domain name (www.ukwebsitedesigners.co.uk) and screenshot the registrant details of the domain name.
However Names.co.uk was not having any of it and my two domain names (www.cymrujournal.com and www.cymrubuzz.com) are still suspended, hence I phoned them one last time with my disdain.
If this carries on I will have no alternative to lodge a complaint with ICANN and tell the world and his neighbors about them.
I have now filled out their wretched form four times on the PDF for four separate domain names. Furthermore, the form was not editable through PDF editor, you would think they would send out a word document or make the PDF amendable, but no, they prefer to drag their heels and make it difficult.
Let see how long it will take for them to get their act together and change the email once and for all.
Will I ever use this company again, most certainly not? Will, I ever recommend this company to anyone? I highly doubt it.
What I will do is put my recommendations in my directory on this site, give them a one-star review and tell my, readers, not to go anywhere near this shambles of an outfit.
Imagine if this was a domain name and I was selling the domain www.cymrujournal.com or www.cymrubuzz.com, my sale would most probably have gone cold, never mind my reputation.
Granted I made the spelling error myself but how hard is it to update an email address to the correct one when logged into the God-forsaken Dashboard?
I have now painstakingly had to delete every backlink I ever created for these domains as it was damaging my reputation.
I am now not bothered about rebranding after this fiasco as this has just put a dampener on things and cost me a lot of time and effort.
They claim they have never heard of “UK Domain Brokers”, or “UK Website Designers” or myself, well now they will. A simple Google search shows who I am and what businesses I own.
For their information, I own this, and I am slowly growing and may in time outgrow them.
This is NOT how you treat customers.
They are not ranking organically for the search terms “Registrars” or “Premium Domains”, are not on page 1 or 2 of Google, and are resorting to Google Adwords.
The only reason this company came on my radar, in the beginning, was because they were offering a free domain name registration, but this was just a marketing gimmick, to get new signups because once you have registered the first domain name the offer no longer applies. Note the saying “if something is too good to be true it probably is”. Lesson learned as they say.
Let’s see how long it takes them to update my email address.
I will probably write an update on this article rather than make a new one.
Anyone else who has encountered bad experiences with this company is invited to make their comment below.
I have just received an email today and it basically said that the statement I submitted did not have my address, so ICANN may reject the registrant details. Let me tell you the statement did have my address and I have responded to the email. I am also a sole trader and am not registered with companies house just with HMRC.
If I was not the legal owner of UK Website Designers I would not be able to write this article and copy and paste the email correspondence.
To add more proof to my credibility here is the statement I submitted with content redacted.
This is now going to get to the point I will be contacting ICANN myself and starting a UDRP with this company if they do not update my email.
The saga continues, I filled out the PDFs and attached my signature which you can do as an image on the trial subscription which by coincidence ended yesterday and is normally £15.17 a month. So you can imagine my anger when I get a reply that my signatures were not accepted because they were not in between the lines and were not handwritten.
You can read the email below:
Obviously, this company does not know how signatures work on PDFs, either you type out your name or initials or you can add an image with a handwritten real signature which I did, that matched my driving license. But yet again they are being difficult.
My patient is wearing thin with this company and I do not see why I have to pay a subscription to add my handwritten signature as I cannot scan and print the document as I am working from home.
If they come back with an excuse why they cannot send me the document to add my e-signature, they will give me no alternative to blasting this article all over the internet including LinkedIn where I have over 10K connections and I will tag every single employee of Nameco so that they can read this article. This no doubt will put a dent in their pockets as everyone is going to think twice before using them if this is the trouble a person has and have to go through just to change a simple signature that could have easily been done on their dashboard, thus avoiding this BS. It was not hard to do but they have made it difficult and have wasted my valuable time.
They will then see how good I am at marketing and advertising.
I have had enough 🤬🤬🤬!!!!
The saga continues.
Despite asking multiple times for Names.co.uk to send me a PDF with e-signature they point blank refuse to co-operate so I have sent one last email to them requesting they send me a PDF with e-signature. I have embedded an email they sent me and my reply pls all the key people I will tag and send an email to the Director. Obviously, I cannot share his email address for GDPR reasons but if you go to www.rocketsearch.co you can get the information on basically anyone.
The email from Names.co.uk and my reply are below along with all the key people and just to knock this up a notch I have the email of Director Claudio Corbetta. I will forward my complaint that I send to ICANN and cc him into it as well as translate my email into Italian.
This is beyond a joke and everyone on this planet will get to read my disdain for this company if they do not cooperate with me.
To raise a complaint with ICANN firstname.lastname@example.org
According to “William Lowe” it is the responsibility of the customer to get a tool that allows for e-signatures. If a company wants an e-signature they should be responsible for sending out a document and not the other way round. What’s worse is the fact after reading the bad reviews on Trustpilot, I have learned to transfer my domains to another provider Namesco LTD will charge for the service. for an authorization code. Reading the reviews they are saying this is industry standard they are chatting 💩. I have used many registrars in my time and non-charge to move a domain away. It is the new registrar that you move a domain to that will charge for new registration. As soon as I get these domains I will move them and deactivate my account. I most certainly will not be paying any admin fees.
I have had a gut full, all this just to change an email address and put an e- signature on a PDF. I do not see why I have to pay the adobe acrobat subscription which costs £25 per month just to add an e-signature. I am not eligible for the trial as the offer has expired. If they want the e-signature so bad then they should pay for the e-signature tool. I cannot leave my premises to go anywhere as I am working from home and I am isolating. If I have to waste money to provide an e-signature them it is on,y right they lose money because I will make this go viral.
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