the last few years the Internet has changed the way we do business,
listen to music, communicate together and has practically worked
its way into every facet of our lives. With the popularity of the
new LCD TVs and other HD television peripherals, there has been
a major shift with how people would like to be entertained.
In case you havenít noticed, the attendance at movie theaters in the past
year has slowed down dramatically. People nowadays are watching
sporting events, playing online games, chatting, blogging, IPODing,
and all other things indicating the shift of consumer interest to
the Internet, and those taking advantage of this shift, will be
the winners. Yahoo and Google have the plan to provide movies through
your computers online. Apple has created a frenzy of people anxious
to download the newest music video or television programs to their
video IPOD. The new generation is computer savvy. They prefer to
watch Star Wars movies online, check their email, and download music
all at once, and the only way to do that is through the Internet.
The future holds that you will be able to use your HD television to watch
movies through the Internet rather than your satellite or cable
provider. It is on demand, you donít miss a beat, the quality is
as great as it gets, and the future will provide more and more uses.
Now you can hook up your computer to your TV, using a monitor which
is no longer the 17 inch monitor introduced five-ten years ago.
Recently Sony has introduced its newer 40 inches and up LCD High
Definition television to be connected to a computer.
For a major company to take over this business and become the pioneer provider
of movies and television programming on the Internet, they must
have the best and the most prestigious domain name, and here you
have it. There is no doubt that ustv.com is the killer name when
it comes to prestige. It consists of 4 letters. You cannot
You cannot forget it and it
indicates that the geographic location for the entertainment provider is the United States
of America where all of the movies and TVs came from, where Hollywood
is, and where the great actors and studios are located. The commercial
value of this domain name is tremendous. It is not just a domain
name. It is a future trillion dollar business on the Internet. It
is a bigger money-generator than poker.
Top Level Domain ...
Top Level Domain (TLD) or domain extension (e.g., .com, .net, .co.uk,
etc.), has considerable influence upon the value of a domain name.
However, not every TLD suits every term, nor does it suit every
market. The domain name ustv.com is comprised of an English term
and the all-purpose .com TLD. This tends to positively influence
the value of the domain name. The .com TLD has come to be synonymous
with business on the Internet. The .com extension carries a higher
level of prestige and reduces the risk of traffic diversion to other
extensions. For these reasons, most businesses prefer to use a .com
domain name for their online presence. In turn, this results in
.com domain names having higher values than domains with other TLDs.
The .com domain has the advantage that it may not only be used in
the English speaking world, but in countries worldwide. This is
particularly relevant in countries which have strict guidelines
for the allocation of country TLDs like France(.fr) or Norway (.no).
The resulting international shortage of quality .com names leads
to prices considerably higher than for any of the other TLDs.
2. Length and
name ustv.com is short (4 letters). Our research has shown that
shorter domain names (from 2-7 letters) tend to be the most valuable,
while domain names over 10 letters long are worth slightly less.
the value of a shorter name. At 4 letters, your name is considered
to be of an ideal length, and you should see a positive impact in
the domain s value due to the length factor. The term is relatively
easy to remember. The easiest domain names to remember tend to be
those that consist of a single real word or a popularly used expression.
Although "ustv" contains meaningful words, it is not a common expression
but instead a somewhat arbitrary combination of common words, which
could make the domain more difficult to recall.
and Phonological Suitability ...
From a linguistic
point of view, the domain name ustv.com is considered valuable as
it is a meaningful two-word phrase in the English language. Due
to a general interest in these names, they tend to be more valuable
than domain names in other categories.
4. Typing Error
name ustv.com is resistant to traffic diversion as it is relatively
easy to spell and uses the dominant .com extension. This has a positive
impact on domain value.
Legal Situation ...
requirements and jurisdiction have a deciding influence upon the
registration and sale of domain names. The domain name ustv.com
can be categorized as a generic or descriptive name. Because trademarks
granted on generic terms are less restrictive than those granted
on unique terms, generic domain names are generally less susceptible
to ownership disputes arising from a trademark conflict than are
brand able, non-generic domain names.
6. International Usage ...
for international usage is an asset for any domain. This is not
a must, but it increases the value of a domain considerably. Both
language and TLD influence the suitability for international usage.
Due to the .com ending, ustv.com is suitable for international use.
.Com domains are used not only in the United States, but also in
many countries around the world where usage of the country-TLD is
restricted or uncommon. This ending has a positive effect on the
value of a domain name. The .com TLD has established itself as a
symbol for the Internet and has achieved great recognition around
7. Search Engine
of popular search terms in domain names allows them to achieve higher
positioning in search engine results. Search engine algorithms give
higher placements to domain names which contain the searched keyword.
For example upon entering "ustv" into the search engine, the results
will contain many domains which have this term. Search engine "methods"
vary from engine to engine. Keyword presence plays an important
role in results for engines like Google, but for example is not
as important with an engine like AltaVista. In search engines where
the domain name has a large influence on the positioning of the
results, the web sites ustv.com and ustv.co.uk will tend to be positioned
towards the top of results generated for a search of "ustv".
8. Branding and Advertising Potential ...
domain name is identical to the brand or company name in purely
Internet-based businesses. Thus, for an Internet-based business,
the domain name is doubly important as it serves both as the company
s brand name as well as the means to locate the company online.
The use of domain names by conventionally established companies
also results in a positive image transfer to the company and its
products, as it implies the company is on the leading edge of technology.
A strong brand identity (along with other factors, such as quality
of the product on the Internet site itself) helps in building a
successful web site. This applies to both internet-based businesses
and conventionally established companies. Although opinions vary
as to what makes a good brand name, many experts suggest considering
the memorability of a name, its sound when pronounced, what qualities
the name suggests, its uniqueness, and how easy it is to spell.
In addition, a brand name in the online world should use a .com
extension, should not contain unnecessary words such as "online"
or website, and should not be hyphenated. Your domain name has excellent
advertising and branding potential for the following reasons: 1)
Short and easy to spell; 2) Prestigious .com ending; 3) A descriptive
and memorable term that is not entirely generic. For these reasons,
it is definitely possible that either an existing company or an
Internet-Start-Up would be interested in developing this domain
as an online brand.
9. Commerce Potential
ustv.com possesses great online commerce potential. It is most identifiable
with an industry that is well known for its online presence, and
can use this awareness to effectively generate revenue. Thus, the
value of the name benefits significantly by its compatibility with
this sector. As a result, the domain ustv.com would be a valuable
asset for any business seeking to break into this field. Another
key component to determining the overall commerce potential of a
domain name is the industry associated with the terms it contains.
Some industries lend themselves easier to the online world than
others, and have a reputation for using the Internet to promote
their products and services. Thus, any domain name that contains
similar or relevant terms known to these industries can benefit
significantly from this association. Your domain is most identifiable
with the Ecommerce industry. This is clearly an industry that is
well known for its online presence, often uses the Internet to maximize
revenue, and is constantly evolving in the online world. This domain
name has several possible applications with the marketing and presenting
a specific product for sale.
Comparable Transactions ...
we have domain sales that fall into a similar domain-related category,
and which could be placed in a similar price bracket as ustv.com.
These domain names were chosen because they share one or more of
the following characteristics with ustv.com: 1) Extension; 2) Number
of words; 3) Comparable commercial potential.
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