Breaking: 13 .GURU Domains Are Now Listed For Sale On Flippa

Yes, just a few days after .GURU goes live and already people are testing the waters putting .GURU domains up for sale on popular website and domain name marketplace Flippa. There are currently 13 .GURU domains listed for sale on Flippa, they are:

UnsecuredLoan-GuruAs I’ve said many time I honestly don’t see the new gTLDs having great resale value so I’d be surprised if any of these sell for big bucks. Currently only two .GURU domains have bids with with one $100 bid and with one $20 bid. I think most of these new .GURU owners are going to be pretty disappointed at the potential resale value of their names. That being said, there’s no denying that there is a lot of speculation happening in the new gTLD space and it only takes a couple of people who think an asset is valuable to dramatically drive up the price.

Given how successful .INFO has been on Flippa with names registered for $1.99 regularly selling for over $5,000 it’s not a stretch to think that a few select gTLDs could see some nice liquidity, the million dollar question is, which ones?

Whether you love or hate the new gTLDs you should still be watching, observing, and taking in what happens. If you’re already making more money than you know what to do with then don’t change a thing. Just make sure not to ignore what’s going on in the domain space because there’s no denying that things are changing…

{ 20 comments… add one }

  • Logan Flatt February 8, 2014, 7:47 pm wouldn’t let me bid $0 for each one. 🙁

  • DonnyM February 8, 2014, 8:59 pm

    The nice thing is that by the time .web and .app come out no one will have any money left.
    I fell bad for any extension coming out after googles extensions. Real bad. 🙁

  • Alan February 8, 2014, 9:00 pm

    I’ll pass on this auction.
    Now if was available…………….

  • jimmy February 8, 2014, 9:27 pm

    Don’t know about you, but I’m dropping .net’s as fast as I can. Reality is that some of these new extensions look great and no more end users are going to come around wanting to buy .net’s anymore.

  • Bob February 8, 2014, 10:06 pm

    I’ve available for sale…

  • Reality February 9, 2014, 3:48 am

    They’re all garbage. If the first crop of new gTLDs are performing this badly, wait for the next 500…

  • Nick February 9, 2014, 4:48 am

    @Logan Flatt: hahahaha I tried too.

    @jimmy: I am dropping .NETs also. I have their .COM But the more these extensions get release the more .COM is looking to be the winner. IMO

  • February 9, 2014, 1:07 pm

    I like .nets… Which doe you have any one-worders?


  • February 10, 2014, 9:35 am

    I like the domain, It may be an easy flip over the phone to a tattoo shop, especially if the extension operator blows this thing up in advertising…

  • Techno CAT February 10, 2014, 2:02 pm

    “…there’s no denying that things are changing…”

    …as NEW DNS Software is leaked to users, the ICANN Applicants for New gTLDS will find…’that things are changing…”….especially from when they started their ordeal…

    …this is 2014 not 1998 or 2000…a lot has changed…and a lot of software [not yet released] has been developed…ICANN continues to operate in denial simply because
    they equate Money with Success…they assume they are doing the right thing….people
    paid them $350,000,000…that implies success…but the market place is where success
    is really measured…

    ICANN and the ISOC IETF are not accustomed to operating in a Free Market – they have
    evolved from their monopolistic “roots”….

    Users are being migrated away from the Central ICANN IANA Big Brother processes…
    see [P2P BitCoin NameCoin DataCoin…]

  • HowieCrosby February 11, 2014, 3:11 am

    Flippa could be an interesting platform for the new g’s, aside from, I don’t see the other names you posted being premium enough to make any waves! (BUT WHERE THERE’S HYPE) As half decent .coms don’t make any money on Flippa, and on the whole, .info makes more than .coms, this “could” be the new entity for premium g’s, as it is for premium .info, only time will tell.

    But, I’m not sure about the general g’s, sorry if this sounds elitist, I wish it was not the case, but Flippa at the end of the day, is a domainers stratosphere, and you are unlikely to find endusers pursuing for domain names on a regular basis. (Please correct me if I am wrong.) Therefore your g’s will mainly be bought as further investable’s .

    And tell me if there is a domain auction platform where there are regular end users that pursue domain names? (This needs to change, who’s going to take the baton?)
    Would you say Sedo is the main one, if at all?

    Furthermore, I think that apple’s buying into the name .guru has helped the credit for the explosion of this extension, albeit, I’m am pro gTLD domainer and have been since 2011, but it’s the fine strategy in rinsing out the 100’s of extensions and adopting the appropriate keyword that will win the day.

    Good luck to the people selling .guru on Flippa, I hope they get resale value.

  • Nick February 11, 2014, 4:28 am

    @HowieCrosby: no, you are correct. I have tried Flippa with some nice two-word generic .com’s and got 50-60 views. Sorry, but not going to spend the money to “promote”, so that they get a larger commission. I am already “paying” to list the name, it should be promoted so that they DO get a larger commission but its not my business model. Obviously its working for them regardless.

    But I wont be going back. I’ve ended up selling some of those “failed” listings for 4 and 5 figures to, you got it, end-users.

    Like you said, good luck to those who can, thats great. Didnt work for me.

  • Tim February 11, 2014, 10:33 am was listed yesterday and was on my watch list. Bids were up to about $100. Got an email this morning that the auction ended. Looked back at the listing and saw it sold Buy It Now for $50,000. Can it be true?

    If it is then I’m feeling pretty good about owning

  • Mike Bowen February 21, 2014, 6:20 am

    I think as with any extension whether it be a .com, .net the real question is not how much a #domain name costs but how much value the right #domain brings 2 your business. Just my opinion. I recently picked up and the other day. One is listed on Flippa and the other I’m debating about to list to see how these new extensions pan out. I guess at the end of the day it just depends on a buyers need.

  • Mike Bowen February 21, 2014, 6:28 am

    @Tim actually was supposedly purchased on accident for the $50k and has since been re-listed with a buy it now set at $1k. However it has 32 bids currently and sits at $400 so time will tell.

  • Paul S February 22, 2014, 9:21 pm

    Tried looking for some keyword .guru’s today and finally found one worthy enough to register – I wanted the .co for this domain when .co’s were released and put it in my cart, but never pulled the trigger – it was gone days later – i guess .guru will work now – inspiration this post by ML.

    Hope to see you at the domain show in Hollywood – always a pleasure…

  • Mike Bowen March 22, 2014, 10:35 am

    I have which I’m confident could be a huge pickup for that gigantic niche that generates over 70 billion a year. Check out my auction over on Flippa here:

  • Nick March 24, 2014, 4:14 am

    I dont understand how anything can be “purchased by accident”. This excuse is getting very thin.

    I’ve had way too many domains not paid for because the buyer, after entering the amount they wish to pay, clicking BUY, clicking through several confirm messages, and ultimately a purchase agreement / legal statement to make good on the deal, come back and say “I bought it by mistake” and I want to be released of my obligations.

    They got cold feet and buyers remorse is what they got. Nothing more and nothing less.

    Sure, people want to back out (because that is REALLY what is happening), OK. But like in physical real estate there should be a penalty.

    Things need to change in the domaining world. This “I bought it by accident” line doesnt work with me at all anymore. I do not believe it at all.

    If you dont think you’ll ever pay then back away from the computer and do something else. People are trying to make a living and put food on the table for their families and others are posing the most absurd excuses as to why they shouldnt be held in breach of contract.

  • Kevin Fink December 26, 2014, 5:05 pm

    Hi Nick,

    I know this is an ancient thread to open back up; but I was curious — to attempt to curb dodgy buyers, or those that click Buy/Now “by mistake” (i.e. change their minds later), what is your take on a Buyer Deposit to be collected upfront at time of bidding?

  • Guru January 18, 2015, 3:59 pm is up for Sale on flippa.


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