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Valuing a domain?

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  1. leelee

    leelee Member

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    How do you put a value on a domain name? I know that it helps with things like traffic and if it has backlinks but lets say i went and registered a 3 letter domain how can you put a value on something like this? :confused:
     
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  3. purg Ireland

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    The domain market is old, what your asking has been documented and already guestimated for three / four char domains.
    3Character.com - 3 Character Domain Name Price Guide

    whats google worth? not a lot its a meaningless word using to many vowels. How about yahoo? comparethemarket etc. etc. they are all crap domain names. Whats made them so great is the content and global reach. In short you cant value a domain set on static values like backlink.

    After saying that: A member on this forum has an automated service well worth looking at..
    Free domain name appraisal and valuation
     
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    Systreg Well-Known Member

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    Just had a look at that 3 letter link that Purg posted, comparing LLL with NNN, the NNN work out more expensive, that can't be right, I thought NNN were not really worth anything in comparison? :confused:

    I recently bought a reg fee NNN (419) but it's only a .org.uk, didn't buy it with any intent to sell, as I use it for my anti scam site and to hopefully redirect some traffic to my other anti scam site, but out of interest, would it be worth more than reg fee?

     
  5. leelee

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    Thanks for that link it gives me a better understanding of it all but what about the .co.uk domains, would they be similar to the .com?
     
  6. Rich United Kingdom

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    Reseller prices on 3 letter .co.uk names is usually around £500-£750.

    Enduser prices can be aything from £x,xxx - £xx,xxx

    Rich
     
  7. rob

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    Past sales data and current market conditions give a very good indication.

    Have a search on here as there has been multiple threads on how to value names, and if it is possible at all.
     
  8. BG United Kingdom

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    When buying a domain I dont look at Revenues or Traffic Stats, nor any other information for that matter, I buy a domain purely because i like it. If i pay over the odds heyhoo, if i get it at bargain great... If the end result is that I'm happy with the purchase then its win win in my eyes.

    I'm with you sean, infact that used to be my tagline many years ago on my msn :p

    BG
     
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    Look how much is in the bank, see how much you're spending tomorrow, sell what you need. And you know if you've got something good as either no one replies or they sit waiting like vultures for you to die before alerting others or they come in with a low offer, tell you it's rubbish and they eventually buy it off you for £1500. There is no science to it, you know what you got, you know who you're dealing with, most of the time vultures but they are some good domainers out there who just deal.
     
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    Each to their own then mate, google keyword tool being a good indicator to name but one as to the value of a name.

    I'd disagree with the point that historical data being irrelevant, house prices being a good example. No house is exactly the same (ok some are very very similar these days) but you always look at other houses before making an offer.

    There isn't a person here who just walks up to an house and clicks there fingers and makes an offer because of how much they like it.

    That being said, if you get a name like "toy.co.uk" and the seller wants £500 then stats are irrelevant.

    What I'm saying is that methods of valuing a name isn't black and white.
     
  11. BG United Kingdom

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    Personally its that black and white for me when buying domains but other things like properties or other investments these rules dont apply and yes i would look at other factors. I guess that what makes us all individuals when valueing a domain.

    Theres not a right answer for this question really but people can always get an idea for a domain price based on previous sales / trends I guess, but more often than not it comes down to what you're prepared to pay for a name and what the seller it prepared to let it go for.

    BG
     
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