What's a Very Old, Very Good Domain Name Worth?

by Steve Robertson 7 replies
I just had someone make me an unsolicited offer on my oldest domain name. I know that domain names are often valued based on their annual income. But there must be some great domain names that have never been used in a way that maximizes their income.

Do you think that a very good domain name can be valued based on its potential for creating income?

Steve R.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Huynh
    Absolutely. For example, someone could value that domain based on the potential for type in traffic.

    Another person could value the domain based on the fact that it fits into their business plan.

    There are a variety of factors...
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  • Profile picture of the author Travis Wade
    The value of a domain is only as much as someone is willing to pay for it. I had a guy offer me $2500 bucks for a really stupid domain name that I had sitting around. I had this domain forwarding to a parking page. The only reason I held on to it was because I had registered it for 5 years when I first got into buying and selling domains. This guy found me through the whois info of the domain. Why would he offer me so much money for this domain name with no traffic? Because it fit his business and in his mind he was determined he needed my domain name to succeed... so of course, who am I to argue, I let him have it! My point is simply this, sure a domain can be valued by potential!

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  • Profile picture of the author VinceNouvel
    Dont know.. But I just paid for xxxxx.com domain (12 years old) for 1500...
    If you are happy with what you are paying, then its worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    Steve, The best way to get a feel of the value of your domain is to compare it with other similar domains that have actually sold in the past. You can do that with this tool:
    DN Sale Price- Domain Name Sales Price and History

    It will show you the actual recorded sale price of domains like yours since 2003.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Robertson
      Originally Posted by narsticle View Post

      could be worth a lot. Why not get it professionally appraised?
      As I said earlier, I've never tried to maximize the income from this domain name. It seems like an appraiser would need something to work with - such as annual income. It would be difficult for an appraiser to state a value based solely on the potential income generating power.

      I did find some interesting figures on past sales at DN Sale Price. One of the more successful sales was handled by a company called Moniker. They run some interesting live auctions at major events. They recently auctioned gasprices.com for $255,000!

      Steve R.
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