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Old 16th May 2012, 05:10 PM
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Lomé.com - Capital of Togo (837,000 population)

We own Lomé.com (http://xn--lom-dma.com) and have received an offer on it.

Lomé, with a population of 837,437 (Metro population 1,570,283), is the capital and largest city of Togo.

Their native language is French, and this is the correct spelling.

If we were to sell it today, how much should we expect for it?

If we were to sell in a year, how much should we hope for?

Thanks!
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Re: Lomé.com - Capital of Togo (837,000 population)

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We own Lomé.com (http://xn--lom-dma.com) and have received an offer on it.

Lomé, with a population of 837,437 (Metro population 1,570,283), is the capital and largest city of Togo.

Their native language is French, and this is the correct spelling.

If we were to sell it today, how much should we expect for it?

If we were to sell in a year, how much should we hope for?

Thanks!
- Patrick
Hi Patrick,

Hard to say, I've only ever seen end user sales for latin IDN.
But before you do anything I would definitely reach out the non accented owner who is using the lome domain as a news portal for Togo.

Regards
Gary

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Re: Lomé.com - Capital of Togo (837,000 population)

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Hi Patrick,

Hard to say, I've only ever seen end user sales for latin IDN.
But before you do anything I would definitely reach out the non accented owner who is using the lome domain as a news portal for Togo.

Regards
Gary
good advise
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Re: Lomé.com - Capital of Togo (837,000 population)

I don't know what a corporation running an english news aggregator website would do with a french IDN.
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Re: Lomé.com - Capital of Togo (837,000 population)

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Their native language is French, and this is the correct spelling.
Patrick, after reading Togo's 2010 census and the french wikipedia page for Lomé, I'm fairly sure that French isn't the native language of 50%+ of the Togo people. The french wiki articles says that roughly 30% of the Togolese are "true" francophone. A number of african languages are spoken in Togo, Ewe, Kabiye and Mina being the 3 most popular I believe. To put things in perspective, the language section of the french wiki article for Lomé only mentions Mina (no word on French).

It seems clear however that french is the only language used for writing, commerce and anything official in the country.

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Re: Lomé.com - Capital of Togo (837,000 population)

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Patrick, after reading Togo's 2010 census and the french wikipedia page for Lomé, I'm fairly sure that French isn't the native language of 50%+ of the Togo people. The french wiki articles says that roughly 30% of the Togolese are "true" francophone. A number of african languages are spoken in Togo, Ewe, Kabiye and Mina being the 3 most popular I believe. To put things in perspective, the language section of the french wiki article for Lomé only mentions Mina (no word on French).

It seems clear however that french is the only language used for writing, commerce and anything official in the country.
That is interesting. Admittedly, after reading on Wikipedia that their official language was French, I stopped searching further.

Alas, what kind of number should I try to get for the domain? The city and country aren't anything to write home about, and that's not going to change anytime soon. It's not exactly a tourist destination or a major economic hub.
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Re: Lomé.com - Capital of Togo (837,000 population)

Does anyone have any thoughts on what I should hope to sell this for in today's market?
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Re: Lomé.com - Capital of Togo (837,000 population)

Patrick, Im not into geos. The only comparable I can think of is sénégal.net that I bought for less than 100$ a while back
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Re: Lomé.com - Capital of Togo (837,000 population)

Personally I'd be happy with anything over $500 for the particular domain.

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Re: Lomé.com - Capital of Togo (837,000 population)

The very best stuff attracts buyers, and the sub $50 attracts buyers, but in-between there is a vast wasteland right now.

IMO it's meaningless trying to put a number on it, when the chances of a buyer wandering into the wasteland is extremely slim
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Re: Lomé.com - Capital of Togo (837,000 population)

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Does anyone have any thoughts on what I should hope to sell this for in today's market?
You could always put it up for auction here and find out.
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