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What's the price i can ask for selling a domainname

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Msg#: 3351094 posted 1:34 pm on May 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

can someone help me out with this? I have a domainname stored but not doing anything with it. Last week a company called me and asked me if i want to sell this name because they want to use it as a part of big campagne that will start in June, here in Holland.

She offered me a price about 50 euro.....can anyone tell me if this is a right price?




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Msg#: 3351094 posted 3:39 pm on May 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

Depends on the name. The most expensive domain name ever sold went for US$9,500,000. The cheapest... well, many are sold on domain forums for under US$5 (because they're about to expire, the owner's liquidating them etc.)

So 50 Euro could either be a great price or a very very very very bad price - it depends entirely on what the domain is, how generic and commercially viable it is, etc.

However, the fact that THEY approached YOU almost certainly guarantees they'll pay more - and maybe much more - than 50 Euro. But they will never pay more than you ask them to!

For more information about what domains are selling for, take a look at DNJournal for example.

[edited by: Edwin at 3:41 pm (utc) on May 27, 2007]


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3351094 posted 3:52 pm on May 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

I think NameBio has a more comprehensive list of recent/past sales. From little to large. Mutiple venues. Nice searching.


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Msg#: 3351094 posted 9:55 pm on May 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks for sharing your comments with me. Because the name will be used for this 'big' gouvernment campagne, trying to get business to got to work with people with a handicap, in my opinion the price of 50 euro was a bit low. On the other hand, the campagne is for a good purpose so i am considering to give it for free.

Does anyone of you know if domainnames can be rented?

Or maybe one of you have some ideas for swop my name for something else in advance?

Thanks for sharing.


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Msg#: 3351094 posted 10:30 pm on May 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

I know nothing about how it's done, but I understand domain names can be leased out for use, while the owner retains ownership.


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Msg#: 3351094 posted 10:28 pm on May 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

Rather than going through the hassle of leasing, you might want to consider giving the domain name to the government in exchange for a trade of some kind. (Especially, if you're not currently using the domain name for anything.)

If the domain is really only worth $50 euros or so, accept the offer, but ask the government to give you a link to one of your other websites or advertising, etc. etc.

Plus, it can never hurt to have business relationships with people in high places.

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