Names are for sale not rent. You get full ownership and control.
These names are owned by myself or a client.
Domain names are a diminishing resource. Single word domains are uniquely scarce and valuable. Existing names have been sold for as much as USD16M. Over 150M .com names have been registered, increasing at about 5% p.a. and the low cost of name renewal means that relatively few are allowed to lapse. The .uk registry is at around 10M names and growing by about 10% p.a.
Having key words relevant to the content of a web site in the domain name is widely believed to confer significant advantage in search engine results.
The potential value of a domain name depends on your assessment of the benefit you will derive from it and so we make no attempt at putting our own valuation on names, however we do believe that all those we hold do have commercial potential. If there is a name you are interested in, make an appropriate offer. Speculative enquiries and unrealistic offers will be disregarded. We continue to receive na´ve enquiries for high value properties offering a few tens of pounds for the name. Don't waste your time, we won't waste ours by responding.
The highest reported price paid for a .CO.UK domain name stands at £560,000. That was for a short single word name, for longer and less sought after names prices start in the low hundreds.
* We regard the highest value name of those listed is sheffield.co.uk for which the price expectation is very substantial, we have received offers of many tens of thousands of pounds. A list of interested parties is being collected and they will be invited to make an offer. If you would like to be included please send a request including your postal address. If you wish to make an offer in advance of the planned invitation to bid then a six figure sum may be sufficient incentive to abandon that open bidding process.