| 11:42 pm on Apr 19, 2014 (gmt 0)|
My short version of answer: I view its results "for entertainment purposes only". YMMV.
| 5:48 am on Apr 20, 2014 (gmt 0)|
|I view its results "for entertainment purposes only" |
thanks for your reply Webwork. What's your solution that can help me make a better decision on this purchase?
| 12:12 am on Apr 21, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Know your market and marketing REALLY well. Get type-in data. Have a detailed business plan in advance of contracting and the wherewithal to execute that plan. Have the funds to build out the domain into a competitive site before striking a deal.
A great domain, by itself, is not a business. It's a nice start but, before throwing down $80,000, I'd be ready to "hit the ground running".
| 3:35 am on Apr 21, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Webwork, what do you suggest when the broker for one's dream domain refuses to share info about type-ins?
| 3:07 pm on Apr 21, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Estibot can be quite good... it's certainly better than most domainers lol. Sure it doesn't always get edge cases right but if you look at similar domains as well it can be useful. DomainIndex comes at it from a different perspective.
| 1:19 am on Apr 22, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Yes, I agree. I have a plan and already built the script that I would like to use on this site. I would be developing the site right away.
Yes, How exactly?
DominIndex estimates the domain to be worth the exact amount it was purchased a few months ago!
|DomainIndex comes at it from a different perspective. |
| 3:23 am on Apr 22, 2014 (gmt 0)|
|Webwork, what do you suggest when the broker for one's dream domain refuses to share info about type-ins? |
You can either a) assume the worst (no / miserable type-in traffic); or, b) assume the seller doesn't wish to do business with someone who intends to peg their offer/price based upon multiples of traffic.
In the past folks who asked about traffic numbers would often make an offer based upon 1-3x the value of the type-in traffic. In some cases that may make sense. In others such offers were BS.
Everything about domain transactions tends to be fairly unique "to the domain". That's why I shun rote ("by the equation") valuations - by man, woman or machine.
| 9:54 pm on May 11, 2014 (gmt 0)|
I attempted to buy a domain from Fabulous recently and they declined to share type in traffic. I told them it would help me in the decision to purchase the domain. Mt position was they had the domain overpriced and told them so. The only way I would have given into the asking was if the type in was a strong number.
I think those estimating services can give you guidance, but they can also be way off. Estibot valued a domain at $15, later that day I wound up selling it within hours of listing for more than 30 times that figure.
| 10:21 pm on May 13, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Just an FYI, the domain I recently purchased receives way less type in traffic that I had predicted and hoped for. But oh well still very happy with my purchase.