hard to say as I guess its going to vary from name to name quite a bit. Though if I had to give a very rough estimate of an "average" selling price figures I would have thought something like 5% (maybe less)? Really I don't see many hyphenated names selling at all.
Although the dash can actually aid in the visual memory of certain domain names, e.g., e-aircargo.com may be more memorable than eaircargo.com, the dashed version, like with this example, will often remain unregistered and, thus, worth less than an $8 reg. fee.
i have an aversion to hypens partialy because hard to cull out ones with value. a lot of people try to support value and purchase rationale with overture tool results not realizing the way hypens are proccessed. 90% of the time looking at the single word or group. even with the com it is still questionable.
one i bought recently was last-name.com
i think two word generics non plural may provide return due to the attractivness to spiders and the indexing ability in many engines.
i can just see new net users deciding which hypen to use typing in.
the big one or the little
unless exceptional resale value minimal but development possible on all
63 character orgs with hypens probally not a good buy (havent sold any of mine) jk
Approximately 25% of my domain portfolio is hyphenated .com domains. I go for the hyphen on very targeted generic domains like Home-Page.com, Airplane-Ticket.com, Inkjet-Refill.com, Email-Address.com, Application-Service-Provider.com, Dedicated-Hosting.com and so on.
In my opinion, the hyphenated .coms look MUCH more elegant than some contrived mess like ededicatedhosting.net or something like that because the .com is gone!
Originally posted by dotsofdomains I'm with Genki, too, as to the longer names that combine generics or e/i flavor generics. For example, I think ebuy-esell.com is more memorable than ebuyesell.com, and therefore, more valuable.
Hyphens are no good. Too many people have too many hyphenated domains and never sell them. The worse negative for these type domains is that the meaning gets lost when all you have is audial communication, i.e. radio. IMO, pass on any hyphenated domains.
Hyphenated names are not good because web surfers have to guess or remember whether this website's URL is hyphenated or not, and very often you actually send traffic to your competitor (e.g. richmond-hill.com to richmondhill.com).
However, it IS good for search engine listing because of the way that their programs are written. Let me share a little tip here: even an under_score in the directory or file name would help.