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Historic UK Domain Sale Prices

Discussion in 'Domain Tools' started by seemly, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. seemly

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    Latest Update: Nominet short domain auctions from 2011 added to database - Extended

    I realise I had already done an announcement on Nominet short auctions be added to the DB, but with a huge thanks to @ian I was able to add an additional ~200 records to the database that I was unable to retrieve from the webarchive.

    These have now all been added to the DB.
    Again, thanks to @ian. Very much appreciated.

    http://seemly.co.uk/domains/prices?source=nominet&price=desc&rows=all
     
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  3. ian

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    More than welcome, everyone in this community should be helping you out with this great resource; and donating too ;)
     
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  4. seemly

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    With this in mind, I'm always happy to hear about new features and or feeds that people would like included.

    And with this in mind... since January this year up to and including today Adsense has made me £0.77
    The 2 donations I have received from @keys and @ian are the only notable amounts of revenue this application has generated (and greatly appreciated, too!)

    I realise the application may not be a direct revenue generator for anybody using it as a resource, but if you have used it to judge a domain price when you are either buying or selling and it has helped make you money or grab a bargain, please consider donating towards its maintenance and or further development.

    Ideally, I would like to host this application on its own domain and develop it further. But without maintenance costs being covered, this won't be possible.
    If anybody has any ideas of how I could monetise it, that would be perfect and very much appreciated!
     
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    @seemly Your donate button doesn't work for me, it just looks to refresh the Adsense ad to the left of it.
     
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  6. seemly

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    Amazing! Thanks for that, @boxfish.
    All fixed now.
     
  7. ian

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    Hope you get some more donations, the resource you've produced is certainly worth a few £ from everyone; same as this forum.
     
  8. seemly

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    Thanks, @ian. Appreciated.

    Well, the PayPal button had 19 clicks on it this morning apparently (before I fixed it).
    Clearly just to verify that the button didn't work. ;)
     
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    £5 recurring monthly donation made. I subscribe to Acorn so don't have any problems subscribing to your stuff too :)
     
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    This is amazing! You won't believe how much I appreciate this!
    This is the kind of contribution that promotes further development.

    Thank you very much, @wonder_lander.
     
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  11. seemly

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    Latest Update: Whois Status Check

    New search form checkbox 'whois' added.
    When checked/selected, a new column will appear in table with a button that you can manually click and check the current registration status of a domain/row.

    It was just part of me tidying a bit of the code structure and a feature I already had available, so added it quickly. Not sure if this feature will be a permanent fixture, yet.

    http://seemly.co.uk/domains/prices?whois
     
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    So, it turns out I didn't balls the whois check at all. That issue was from Nominet.
    Though it did make me tweak the code a bit a put better error handling in if it happens again.
     
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    I'm sure you have done this already but be sure you apply for Whois2 otherwise your 1000 look ups will burn through in no time.
     
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    I'm almost definitely going to have to do this.

    I would ideally like to get this application on it's own domain first, though.
    No real reason, other than it is the next major thing on my list to do. :)
     
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    Latest Updates:

    Added:

    1. New row appended to the table, displaying total price of all results displayed.
      • This has highlighted the fact that the DB is missing LOADS of auctions from Domainlore, as I can only get a total price of £1,146,706 of sales. So I need a way of finding all missing auctions... that's a lot of auctions to find!
    2. Domainlore sales now have a link that will open the auction page in a new tab
    3. Date column added
    4. 'Year' added to search filter
    5. 'Month' added to search filter
    6. 'Status'* search filter now include additional options:
      • 'Cancelled'
      • 'Privacy'
    *This filter is only relevant to Domainlore results

    Removed:
    1. Domain extension column removed
    2. Character Type column removed
    3. Month column removed
    4. Year column removed
     
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    About 200k of that missing about will be the auctions under 100 quid, and another 50k will be cancelled / fraud, not sure once competed if the total drops.

    Lastly maybe another 50k which are from where people have hidden the sale ?

     
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    That means there is still a shit tonne missing though, even if those stats are anywhere near correct.
    Still, this gives me more to work on to improve the system! ;)
     
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    Latest Update: Major import of missing Domainlore auctions (4,619 new records)

    Previously I only had 2,649 records, amounting to a sum total of £1,146,706.
    I now have 7,268 records, totalling £1,939,006.

    This is closer to the amount displayed on the home page of domainlore, minus any incomplete sales, or auctions marked as private.
    This is probably the closest I will get to complete (for domainlore).

    So, that's an additional 4,619 records added to the DB. Not too shabby.

    P.S; Hat tip to @Skinner. He knows why.
     
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  20. Skinner

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    I'm assuming it all worked :)

    Was you able to determine which domains were private ? odds many of them maybe posted to the sold forum on here before made private ?
     
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    Yes, it worked pretty damn well and I was able to determine which sales were private.
    To be fair, I already had most in my DB with prices.

    I didn't think about searching on here to tally up private sales with prices. I did do it for a few when adding some manually not so long ago.
    I think I'll just leave it as is for now. It's a pretty damn near complete record, so I'm happy with that.

    Next task will be to do something similar with DN Journal domain sales archive... eww. Wish me luck.
     
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