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I sold my first premium domain!

     
8:50 pm on Sep 25, 2016 (gmt 0)

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hello all,

I recently sold my first premium domain and made a decent profit within 2-3 years.

Although I already sold the domain and no longer own it, I had a question regards to pricing.

- The keyword is searched 18k times a month with a CPC of $2.70.
- Estibot estimates the domain worth about $180K.
- The domain is a widget and describes a luxury product.
- The TLD is a .com
- Easy to pronounce, easy to remember
- Has authority in its own niche
- Has several strong backlinks from multiple resources especially news websites.

I sold it for less than half of what estibot shows! Is that a good sale or bad? I know estibot not may be the best reference however considering the high CPC and search volume and notes above what would you say? Maybe I was daydreaming but I thought I would be able to sell it for $200K!
4:23 pm on Sept 26, 2016 (gmt 0)

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made a decent profit


You won. Most people in this business do not win.

AFAIC, anyone who relies on Estibot to determine the value of a previously unsold domain IS a fool-for-a-tool. It may have some value if it reveals the "sold value" (a known data point) for the singular or plural of a domain. If Example.com sold for $$$ then it may help inform a sale value for Examples.com, but that's not nearly the end of the analysis when it comes to setting a sale value.
10:46 am on Sept 27, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Thanks :)

I think as you mentioned a decent profit is good enough.