I want to sell my domain iqol.com how much should I expect?

by A Neon
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Hi,
I would like to get advice from you guys for my domain. I have won the domain name iqol.com from one of the auction site now how much should I expect to sell this domain name?

Thanks
#domain #expect #iqolcom #sell
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    appraisals on a forum are worthless - as are the 'free appraisal' apps online.


    If you just purchased the domain name - why do you think it's worth more than you paid? Not sure what you saw in the domain but the iqol - at least in the US - is often referring to 'incontinence issues'...


    potential consumer medical site? no idea - but maybe that's your market
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    • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      as are the 'free appraisal' apps online.
      GD's says yours is worth around 2K...but, it also says this:

      brentstangel.com
      Estimated Value: $1,441
      I recently registered the .org and .net for $12, so...

      Brent
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    If you were the winning bidder in an auction I would assume you could sell it for what the second place bidder bid? I don't get it.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Honestly, I'm not sure why you would have entered an auction for the domain name and paid for it if you didn't know what you were going to do with it or sell it for before you bought it. Water under the bridge ...

    A domain name is worth the amount of money that the site it is on generates or the amount of traffic that site gets. If there is (or was) no site associated with the domain name, it's worth the same as any brand new domain name - less than $15. Or, as in your case, it is worth whatever some clueless person is willing to pay for it (and the auction tells you that, as others have suggested).

    Also, previously used domain names often come with a lot of baggage. Smart people check the link profile and use the Wayback Machine to see what was previously on it. Far too often, they see something that will make them RUN from purchasing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I recently registered the .org and .net for $12, so...
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    ...and some will interpret that as 'wow, you got a deal!'
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Be careful with people telling you that your domains aren't worth anything. A few years ago I posted a list of about 7 domain names on the Warrior Forum asking people what they thought they were worth. They all said "not much".


    I sold one of the domains for $2000 and another for $1500. I do think these domains had/have more value than the OPs, but the domain in the OP is a 4 letter domain so it could have some more value than the "typical" domain. The OP needs to come up with a reason the name has additional value like the IQ, other than being a 4 letter domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    on the Warrior Forum asking people what they thought they were worth. They all said "not much".

    Because members here are not domain appraisers - they could say 'it's worth a fortune' but wouldn't make that true, either.


    I still maintain if you just 'won the domain from an auction site' - it's probalby worth what you just paid. That may change but estimates on a forum are worthless.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Because members here are not domain appraisers - they could say 'it's worth a fortune' but wouldn't make that true, either.


      I still maintain if you just 'won the domain from an auction site' - it's probalby worth what you just paid. That may change but estimates on a forum are worthless.
      Exactly my point. As I said above, it is a 4 letter domain, which has some value and the OP with have to think about ways to add even more value. I would focus on the "OL" part...what can that stand for and how can it tie in with "IQ"? Maybe something like IQ OnLine.


      If the OP can't sell it for a decent profit, I'd keep it and install a Wordpress redirect plugin and use it as my own "bitly" type service. Or develop a site around something like IQ Online and try to flip it stressing it is a 4 letter domain name.


      BTW, I found both the domains in my post above from an expired domain site and registered them for the minimum payment...$10 or so. I've sold a number of other domain names, but they weren't posted here on the WF.
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    I usually prefer to tell people what they can do instead of what they can't...


    The benefit of a short domain name like IQOL.com is that they are easier to remember and to type, so they generally tend to be better to use on things like business cards and flyers. A short domain like this will get far better results from print than a longer domain.


    The issue with this particular 4 letter domain name when it comes to type-in traffic, is that I and L are easily confused as are to a lesser degree the Q and O. If using for print make sure to use a font that makes it easy to distinguish each letter.
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  • Profile picture of the author A Neon
    @Kurt What about QOL = Quality Of Life? so I am getting some hope in your post
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    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
      Originally Posted by A Neon View Post

      @Kurt What about QOL = Quality Of Life? so I am getting some hope in your post
      That could work.

      It's up to you to create some value for it. Maybe OL = ocean liners? What else for OL and QOL?

      Make a list of every possibility. You need to give people ideas and also sell them on the value of a 4 letter domain.

      From now on, when shopping for domain names look for ones that are 7-8 letters or shorter that make up pronounceable one syllable "words". They don't have to be real words, although that would be optimal (and rare).

      PS...Don't get your hopes too high or spend a lot of time on this. But don't give up either without putting a little thought into brainstorming some ideas. Ask people you know for ideas.
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