What do you like about the Visual Studio site at iPage?

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First question I have is What do you like about the Visual Studio site at iPage? Many thanks for any response. Second question of mine... A solid HostGator with all extensions take it but,, does the .ws take away all value?..

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I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the right answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I find an useful answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably know..

Comment #1

I would agree with you on this one, the hyphen and the extension do take the value away from the domain...

Comment #2


Nah, I think it will have it's value. Not huge, but still... I have seen much less brandable adult domains and even with the .ws extention they had many hits..

Note; when I say "I have seen..." then I meen I saw the stats for that domain, I didn't visit the sites!! Just for all clarity and for the sake of my reputation.....

Comment #3

Bit of a word trap going on there!.

I dont like hyphens, unless they are part of the way the word(s) are put together in general usage. Must admit I've gone the .ws route occassionally when all the "normal" extensions are taken, but this has usually been for development purposes and not parking..

Reg fee - Low $xx..

Comment #4

The hyphen is usually a turn off, but if there's one industry that doesn't care, it's pornography..

I have seen adult domains being registered and used with the most uncommon extentions or with the most weird hyphens... Sex sells, always, everywhere. Maybe would sell much more than, but it will still sell for a price higher than purchase value. Adult iPage site visitors would visit anything that contains a word such as 'cum', 'sex', 'tits', ... regardless of the extention and regardless of the hyphens. At least, that would be my bet.

The only extentions where it wouldn't work are the ones such as .sa or .ae where adult content is forbidden. Other than that, sex-related domains will sell, even if it is with .cc, .ws, .nu, etc..

The hyphen... well, let me put it this way. If you offer, it may sell less than but do you seriously think no one would offer an interesting amount? TBH it would surprise me if you won't get at least a low NNN $..

Comment #5

G- best post I have seen thanks for info and feedback..

Comment #6

You could post it for sale at, you might turn a quick profit..


Comment #7

The extension kills it. the .ws is not a very popular one...

Comment #8

Again I want to thank all the have responded so far, you all have been great and I am just showing some love..

Comment #9

You can have the hyphen or the non .com extension, but not both in order to keep value. Also the name is too generic to attract punters. Test the name for traffic to see if it's worth anything but this gem has got rust marks IMHO...

Comment #10

HAHAHAHA! Rust marks!.

Ahem...sorry. (At least he didn't say stretch marks).

Low XX the .ws extension is not very popular no matter what the name is. That may change in the future though so do not despair...

Comment #11

It's more like a good gun shell, like the skeleton of AK sub machine guns with BAD or no bullet. so does it still work ? .

At least, it's worth some bucks, say XX high ? so well, you can try developing it...

Comment #12

The hyphen and the .ws extension together reduce the value of the domain. If it was just the hyphen with a more popular extension or non hyphenated version of the same name with .ws extension, perhaps the value of the HostGator would have been much more...

Comment #13

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.