I would like to register a new domain for my business and I have been trying several options.
I am searching with GoDaddy https://www.godaddy.com/domainsearch/
and then on ICANN to find out who owns them (https://lookup.icann.org/lookup) - 90% of the time they belong to societies with address in the Cayman Island and they are just registered for resale. I refuse to spend thousands of USD for a domain.
Some are not for sale but up for an offer, that starts at $69 upward, plus the broker fee.
Some are very cool and valued, so are sold by the thousands. They are the so called premium domains. I think in this case it is the domain provider that sets the price.
Inspired by the Argentinean guy who owned google.com.ar for a split second, I wanted to see if there is a way to backorder an expiring domain on https://www.namejet.com/Pages/Auctions/BrowseDomains.aspx
I have one domain in mind that is expiring on June 6 and the minimum proxy offer is $69 (at least with NameJet... there are several auction websites listing the same domain for different prices)
I am open to spend $69, although I could get the same domain for $0.42 by adding an hyphen between the two words it is made of.
I feel stupid even to write it. Has anybody any knowledge of domain bidding and domain worth? Is it really that important the domain name?