Discussion in 'Domain Appraisals' started by Rayman1986, Aug 22, 2007.
This is the first .com domain i've purchased.
Thoughts on potential?
The domain name itself isn't especially strong, but it's a good area to start an affiliate site in so I suggest that's what you do.
On getting strong names, do you think the best are ones put into one word? Or use of seperation via dashes? I personally think having it as all one word (like mobilesforme.com) is easier for people to remember.
Without the dashes is best, and most valuable as a domain, but if you have a strong search phrase, then dash separated can be worth buying. For example, I have:
I also had an offer for this domain. After a few e-mails back and forth, I then get asked to show a domain apprisal, I didn't have one and so got one and it came back at £2000, with very high ratings in potential.
So after that he wrote this:
"Your result looks reasonable and I accept it.
I asked about other appraisers with good reputation and people recommended
DomainSystems.com, GreatDomains.com and DomainMart.com.
I paid for the second appraisal myself. Hope you understand me because it's
not wise to rely on opinion of one appraiser only.
Now I've got the results. My results are close to the results from your
appraiser. To be honest I expected a lower estimation. So I see from
different independent sources including yours that your name has a good
I made a lot of research about how to sell/buy a domain and I founded an
ICANN rule that prohibits any
domain reselling before two months from registration. But I want o make
money on reselling within one month.
So I offer you the following:
I set the starting price based on our appraisals. Then I find a buyer and
arrange the transaction for 15%. I wrote about my reselling intentions in
Moreover, also don't claim exclusive rights to sell your domain. You can try
to sell your domains too.
I've already bought opt-in lists from
http://www.1-bulk-email-mailing-address-list.com site to promote your
I invested about $250 in these lists. Unfortunately, I cannot list your
names with brokers and auctions because I'm not the owner. Listing on
different sites will increase exposure so we can find buyers fast. So I
think you should list your names with several brokers. I think
www.Amazon.com , www.DomainSecondHand.com and www.eBay.com are good sites to
start with. If your list your names there please don't forget to send your
May I use your appraisal in my promotional emails?"
Now do you think this is someone thats the real deal or is this someone trying to scam?
so he doesn't want to buy, but wants 15% for arranging a sale? Sounds like a scam to me.
Rayman, this is a classic domain name scam. When someone asks you to get an appraisal done before they will buy it, they are a scammer. Do a search on this forum and you'll find this topic discussed many times. A genuine buyer will know the value of a domain name themselves. I suggest you spend a bit of time reading the forum and you'll then get a feel for what domain names are worth.
All the best
look inside your heart
Thanks, glad I found that out now rather than get suckered down the road. I've replied saying he can either bid for it and give me the money or just leave it. So we'll see if the replies stop now.
Separate names with a comma.