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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?
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.
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.