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Domain Name Appraisals
Any For Real?
WolfLover




msg:4010557
 4:06 am on Oct 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

Ok, I want to list a domain name for sale on Sedo or such and I am not sure what it is worth.

It would be great for an adult type of site (which I am no longer in to), and it's two short keywords and a .net. It's very generic.

Anyway, the free appraisals I've tried vary widely and obviously have no clue as to its worth.

Does anyone have experience with a domain name appraisal service that is really accurate?

In this economy, are people getting what domains are worth?

 

callivert




msg:4010673
 10:13 am on Oct 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

check these threads out and see if they help you.

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Webwork




msg:4010731
 12:14 pm on Oct 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

a domain name appraisal service that is really accurate?

Find the price of "competing names", ones that would make a fair alternate for your domain. Check BuyDomains/Afternic, Sedo, etc.

Absent type-in traffic, which tends to demonstrate the embedded/persistent strengths/value of a generic domain, it's hard to establish a baseline price. IF it was receiving traffic then you could look at that element of value from the "converted leads model" of analysis we've talked about here, i.e., enduser value.

I know of no automated valuation service that nails value.

You can post domains "for appraisal" at various domain forums but the process is very hit-or-miss. Still, it's free and, if the old warhorses get involved, you can get a better sense of value. They only tend to join the discussion if the domain has some real ($10K-100K+) value.

When in doubt, aim high . . and negotiate.

Lastly, the market for s e x related domains has tanked. There's so much free . . food for the imagination . . that's available that paying for apparently is unnecessary, killing the profits.

chicagohh




msg:4010854
 2:59 pm on Oct 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

Domain values are even more tricky to estimate since the economy went south. Even the pros at Bido had to change a guarantee program where they would assure sellers of a sale price because the marketplace would not pay even close to appraised values.

Having type in traffic helps - a lot - but with the dramatic decline in PPC income even traffic names are taking a hit.

As usual, Webwork makes some good suggestions.

bluelook




msg:4018361
 5:57 pm on Nov 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

In my early years I used the appraisal service of Moniker, Sedo and Godaddy, but well, it's very difficult to valuate a domain because it's worth what the buyer is willing to offer. What is reg fee for some is worth a lot for others...

maximillianos




msg:4020733
 10:05 pm on Nov 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

Your best bet would be to try and sell it in an open forum and see what offers come in. That is the only way to get a true feel for its value.

whoyouare




msg:4021571
 10:10 am on Nov 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

try to sell at the sedo,snapnames or godaddy auction just give a minimum limit. then wait and see

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