What’s in a name?
Kolibr.io is domain hack and portmanteau of German word for hummingbird (Kolibri) and the Spanish word for book (librio). We spend much of our time flitting through books, taking twists and turns through the pages to eventually find domain names we really admire.
What does Kolibrio do?
Kolibr.io is a domain brand specialist. We are a husband and wife team who have worked in the IT industry for over 20 years. So, what exactly do we do at Kolibr.io?
- We discover and/or recover domains that offer value to businesses, non-profit organisations, or individuals.
- We do background checks on these domain (such as looking for a history of spam).
- Wherever possible, we target niche categories, terms and phrase that offer both branding and search engine optimisation opportunities.
- We target international and regional terms and phrases often overlooked by the anglo-centric resellers.
- We love classic top level, generic domains (.com, .net, .org) and we also think domains created from domain hacks are clever and memorable! You’ll find a variety of choices on our website.
Our goal is to sell these domains, not hoard them. Not only do we take great care carefully choose our domains; we craft copy that will put the domain in the best light for people who happen to land on the page.
We refuse to put ads on these pages, as we think they denigrate the value of the domains we choose. We will not use text generators to ‘spin’ copy for these websites; we believe that each domain here on kolibrio has a story to tell.
Finally we do think search engine optimisation is important, but are domains are made for private blog networks, or PBNs. Domains used for PBNs tend to abandoned as soon as it is search engine optimsation value is depleted. In addition, PBNs often render the site with very spammy content, which could seriously damage the reputation of a great domain. This is not who we are, we’d love to see these domains shine in the best possible way!
If we buy domains that previously have had websites on them, we carefully check the content via archive.org. We also list what know about the domain’s history on the homepage, as well a link referencing the domain in the archive. This way, the user can make their own decision regarding the sites history.
We look content that has been free of spam such as adult sites, gambling, and other questionable content; this will give the new owner a fresh start to do their own search engine optimisation.
Why own a domain in the age of social media?
You own your piece of internet real estate. You are not subject to ever-changing whims of Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. You are not kicked to the curb if it gets shut down like Geocities or Google+; you are not forced to find a new home when it becomes unpopular like MySpace, Orkut, Bebo and many others.
You can completely control how your website. If you are unhappy with it, you can change it. The keys are you your hands. You do not have to worry about censorship whether it is corporate or governmental. Also you can completely monitor, measure and control the traffic to your website; it can be your scalpel for very targeted marketing.
As a business, it shows a level of professionalism. Having your own domain shows commitment to your business and your brand. additionally, a custom domain email shows more polish that a gmail, hotmail, facebook, or yahoo domain.
Our digital lives have become our raison d’être, and allowing a third party to control your online identity is far too risky. Take control your digital identity; find a great domain to fit your purpose!
The Kolibrio Team