Bio: what does it mean in your country?

by TET
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Dear Warriors,
I'm a newbie planning to develop an online business based on bio/organic/natural/healthy niche.

I just found a premium domain name on Flippa that it seems really interesting because it is a short domain (only 4 letters) and contains the word "Bio" which is widely used in the EU for products related to the above niche.
In fact, it is possible to find the bio logo in the labels of the most expensive products.

The seller states that the domain is a "Remarkable - Rare - Easy to Remember" and it seems he/she is right.
I'm thinking if to buy it or not. It's a .net and I found that the .com was sold in the past for over $ 2.5k and it's not available (I already contacted the owner). The asked price for the premium .net domain is now under $ 700, so it is really interesting also because other extensions (9) are already taken.

I'm sure that the word "bio" in the EU has a great value for my business idea (I see it "everywhere" when I go shopping).

So my question is: what does it mean "bio" in your country?
Could you please let me know the meaning of the word/prefix "bio" in your country?

Should I buy it or not? The fact that the .com was sold in the past for $ 2.5k and now it isn't available anymore it means that the value of the .net is at least $ 2.5k or more?

Many thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    In the US it could be biotechnologyh - or biography...the real question is does it suit your brand or product...would you be in competition with other versions of the domain (such as the .com that is not available).




    Should I buy it or not? The fact that the .com was sold in the past for $ 2.5k and now it isn't available anymore it means that the value of the .net is at least $ 2.5k or more?

    Make your own buying decisions - others will be happy to spend your money but only you know if this is a good investment or not.


    The sale of the .com only means ONE person was willing to pay that amount for that domain. No guarantee that domain is worth that - or more - to anyone else. Risky to buy a domain as an 'investment' - buy it if you can use it and want to use it. If a new $15 domain will work as well, don't buy for hundreds if you'll need that money later for site development, traffic, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author TET
      In the US it could be biotechnologyh - or biography...the real question is does it suit your brand or product...would you be in competition with other versions of the domain (such as the .com that is not available).
      The sale of the .com only means ONE person was willing to pay that amount for that domain. No guarantee that domain is worth that - or more - to anyone else. Risky to buy a domain as an 'investment' - buy it if you can use it and want to use it.
      Thank you for sharing your opinion. I appreciate it. The other extensions (.com/.org and others) are not in use. There is no trademark and the domain name is really "brandable". So I think this is a unique domain name.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alberto Marsh
      Hey Kay! Thanks for letting us know this. I was searching on Google but got your reply meanwhile.
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      • Profile picture of the author TET
        Are you sure this is the right post for your answer? Just to be sure...
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    or biography
    That would be my first thought.

    "Fill in your "Bio." Read their "Bio." etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author TET
      May I know where are you from or where do you live (only the country)?
      Because I'm quite sure that in the EU the first thought would be bio/biological
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexKomkov
    I'm kinda new to this, but here are my thoughts. If you are experienced in selling and buying domains for the living you can evaluate the cost and sell it hight. But if you know nothing about it chances you sell it hight (or sell at all) are VERY LOW. Just bio root ... means nothing. I'd prefer to buy drop domain with decent links and 'whatever' name.
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    • Profile picture of the author TET
      If you are experienced in selling and buying domains for the living you can evaluate the cost and sell it hight.
      Someone wrote: "Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience."
      And I add that no one is born with experience...

      Just bio root ... means nothing.
      In the EU the word "bio" has a lot of value. In fact, the most expensive and bought foods have the word "bio" on the label. And not only foods...

      May I know where are you from or where do you live (only the country)?
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Originally Posted by TET View Post

    I'm a newbie planning to develop an online business based on bio/organic/natural/healthy niche.
    If you're looking to build a brand, you should always go for the .com - unless the .com is already established in a totally different industry/niche. Otherwise, you run the risk that the .com will compete with your site further down the road - especially if you're successful.

    The fact that the .com was sold in the past for $ 2.5k and now it isn't available anymore it means that the value of the .net is at least $ 2.5k or more?
    Not necessarily. For a start, any value is decided by the buyers who will have their own reasons for purchase. Second, the fact that the .com is taken might actually work against the .net if the name is industry-specific, for the reason given above.
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    • Profile picture of the author TET
      Thank you for sharing your opinion.

      If you're looking to build a brand, you should always go for the .com - unless the .com is already established in a totally different industry/niche.
      The other extensions (.com/.org and others) are not in use. There is no trademark and the domain name is really "brandable". So I think this is a unique domain name.
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  • You can easily get an affordable domain and build a site, then use video personalization and engagement. Also nowadays you can have your blog turn to a video and can be viral.
    There are so many amazing marketing strategies that you can implement and get more reach to your audience than buying an expensive domain. As is mobile optimized and mobile response than it will be alright.
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    • Profile picture of the author TET
      then use video personalization and engagement. Also nowadays you can have your blog turn to a video and can be viral.
      Thank you, could you please give me more info about it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Not sure what the point is - you ask where people are from but don't give your location. You repeat the statement about 'popular in EU' in each post but that has nothing to with those outside the EU.


    My own guess is that even within the EU the terms associated with 'bio' could change from country to country. In the US it could vary depending on what group of people you are talking to. biography vs biofuels....biodiversity vs biodegradable...


    Or just use it and make it what you it to be...
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    • Profile picture of the author TET
      Thank you for sharing your opinion. I'm from the EU where there is a law about the word "bio" on the labels. So the meaning is the same in all the EU.

      COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labeling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 (O.J. L 189, 20.07.2007, p. 1)

      https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/agripor...007r0834&lg=EN

      Not sure what the point is
      The point is to understand the meaning of "bio" for those outside the EU.

      I think I found a partial answer on Quora https://www.quora.com/What-does-orga...io-really-mean :

      "both 'bio' and 'biological' are used in many EU-countries (with a Latin or Germanic language) to refer to what native-English speakers call organic food"
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  • I will not buy if I were you. Same or similar domain name will create confusion among the customers. Be creative and I am sure you can find your own unique domain name.
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    • Profile picture of the author TET
      Thank you for sharing your opinion. The other extensions (.com/.org and others) are not in use. There is no trademark and the domain name is really "brandable". So I think this is a unique domain name.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    It's not country specific.

    It's context specific.

    In this context it means 'Biological'.

    'Bio' is just a prefix which means 'Natural organism' or 'Naturally derived', as well as a slant abbreviation for Biography - the study of a person (and their life).
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    • Profile picture of the author TET
      It's not country specific.
      For sure the extension .net it's not country specific.

      'Bio' is just a prefix
      In the EU it isn't just a prefix because there is a law about the word "bio" on the labels. So the meaning is the same in all the EU.

      COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labeling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 (O.J. L 189, 20.07.2007, p. 1)
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        Originally Posted by TET View Post

        For sure the extension .net it's not country specific.
        The word 'Bio' is not country specific.

        Domain extensions are another matter unrelated to the thread question.


        In the EU it isn't just a prefix because there is a law about the word "bio" on the labels. So the meaning is the same in all the EU.
        COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labeling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 (O.J. L 189, 20.07.2007, p. 1)
        This is mere law and legislation so that people do not use the word to suggest their product is natural, when it is not. It doesn't change what a word means. On the contrary it clearly defines it. It changes how people abuse it by using it in an application to where it is not relevant in the context of claiming something is natural.

        The word still means Biological and 'Bio' is indeed a prefix. - 'Biological', 'Biodegradable', 'Biopsy, 'Biography'. All pertain to natural organism and processes of life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Are you sure this is the right post for your answer? Just to be sure...

    I don't believe you understand the answers in your own thread....Daniel made a valid point. He's in the EU (so far, at least) - but you just argue again about the 'meaning'. Repeating the same post over and over does not make it a universal 'truth'.


    Could it be you decided to buy the domain (or bought it) before you posted about it here?
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    • Profile picture of the author TET
      Could it be you decided to buy the domain (or bought it) before you posted about it here?
      English is not my mother tongue so this could be the reason why I don't get you again...
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  • Profile picture of the author TET
    That answer was for Alberto Marsh, not for Daniel.
    Sorry, I don't get your point, maybe you're right I don't understand the answers (my account is less than one week old, so please be patient).

    Thank You.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    In the EU it isn't just a prefix because there is a law about the word "bio" on the labels. So the meaning is the same in all the EU.
    In the USA there are regulations on the term "organic" as it applies to food products - i.e. "Certified Organic."

    Does the same meaning apply to "organic search traffic?"
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  • Profile picture of the author TET
    Thank You All, you gave me your precious point of view, I appreciate it. I will take my decision about it asap.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    I would be more concerned with that 4th letter or number

    XBIO might make some think it has to do with biodiversity

    While BIO7 might make some think it has to do with biospheres

    BIOR some might think it is some sort of french site or say what the heck is bior

    So how does that 4th character fit into it

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  • Profile picture of the author Nina Petrov
    bio mainly means Biography. Then it means biotech. But I don't think someone says Bio if they're talking about Biotech. They say Biotech. Bio is mainly short for Biography in US, Canada, UK, Europe, NZ, Aust,
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  • Sounds mebbe like a cool scheme for gettn' licked out sweet.

    Or mebbe jus' a procreatively exotic evolootionary prefix to ... whatevah.

    Always, "bio-" is organic an' fluid an' fulla life.

    That is why BIO-graphy gotta remain pertinent to the ground ovah which it presooms to proclaim ... or extintify offa its own a-holery.

    Tellya, BIO is equally DIRTY & SWEET.

    It is where MAX EMERGENCESTUFFS ultimately MEET.

    Bio me off, Cosmos!

    Elsehow is kinda SANS GLOSS!
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