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Appraisal: rateit.co.uk

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  1. warning_uk United Kingdom

    warning_uk Active Member

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    Hi all.

    I'm new to this board, so apologies if I'm doing this wrong.

    I'd be interested on any expert opinion on the value of domain rateit.co.uk as there has been a bit of interest in it the past couple of weeks...

    Any thoughts, or do I need to provide more info?

    Thanks
    Dave
     
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    It's quite a good domain for a reviews type site. I think reviews.co.uk was sold for a significant amount in the past, see domainprices.co.uk to get comparisons. Gut feeling is definitely some not-insignificant value here.

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    Agree. Not an insignificant domain name at all. The art is in the building of it :eek:
     
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    Thanks to both of you for the feedback. I'm intruigued by 'the art is in the building of it' - does that mean that you think I should put something on the site myself, or buld a case for selling it?

    Neither of you have given a concrete value, but I wonder whether you think this is more or less valuable than another domain name I sold 2 years ago, which was innovate.co.uk ?

    Thanks again
     
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    It's like many of us who hold domains with potential. They are worth much more 'built' and with traffic and ranking. Otherwise they stay on the shelf at non-developed prices like most of mine for my pension fund. A name developed is a name potentially monetised. Otherwise it stays on a wholesalers' list.

    The question of valuation depends as ever on the following:

    Value: Wholesale with no site?
    Value: Developed with income and traffic?

    This one worth developing IMHO, especially for product reviews.
     
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    Thanks for this - I really hadn't imagined that anyone interested in the domain might also be interested in a website behind it. I have always imagined that buyers would have a plan of their own for the domain name, but you seem to suggest this isn't necessarily the case - I clearly still have much to learn :)

    For info, I sold innovate.co.uk 3 years ago for £10,000 with nothing at all behind it - do you think I could have got significantly more with a website behind it?

    Thanks again - really interesting
    Dave
     
  8. warning_uk United Kingdom

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    TBH, I'd not really considered the value in putting a site behind the domain - I assumed that people buying domain names would already have their own plans, and be largely unaffected by what has been there previously...

    Really interesting - thanks. Using this metric, was I lucky to get £10,000 for innovate.co.uk (domain name only) or do you reckon I missed out by not developing?

    Cheers for your time
    Dave
     
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    Stick a joomla site on it, hook up a mod called jreviews and within 24 hours and little html skills, you have a site ready to go and "rate things".

    Personally I'd say around £400-£500 undeveloped, only because there are some good names not selling at the moment. If you want to sell something now, unless it's a top top name or a developed site, value's are low at minute.
     
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