Is my domain worth selling?

by David Tugwell 6 replies
Hi guys

Been a while since I've been here and before anything else, I just want to quickly mention that the new forum looks great!

Now on to this message... I'm thinking of selling some domain names, I bought them a little while ago with the intention of creating a product line, but never got round to it (and realised I'm probably not going to.). I figure they may be of use to someone, but the evaluations I'm getting range from $900-14000 for one and from 160-12000 for the other.

Do any of you use a worthwhile valuation site, or does anyone want to make an offer (hehe)

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Cheers

Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author pwebbiz
    Dave,

    Evaluations like that are based on some silly details like back links and PR. You have to consider what 'value' means. As my dad always says "The value of anything is the amount someone is willing to pay for it." Honestly, (brutally) I don't think you'll find someone that will pay that much.

    Armed with that knowledge - if you'd like to attempt to sell it you have nothing to lose - just don't be shocked when you don't get offers that high.

    Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Dominic
      You might be able to get something for domain #1 but probably not much. It depends on the demand for that particular name and if someone has a use for it.

      If you build them up and do a site flip, you have a better chance of making a nice profit from them. Who knows, you might even want to keep them after you start making money.
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  • Profile picture of the author infodude
    Number #1 is a good one if you are into MLM. If not I say sell it and use the cash for your business.
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    • Profile picture of the author Pat Lovell
      Here are the deciding factors when selling (there are more this is just a brief list)

      Premium -

      amount of characters if less than 7
      dictionary name
      pronounceable word
      brandable

      Average -

      Traffic
      Revenue
      Age
      Backlinks

      other minor considerations

      Pagerank
      Google Results
      Dmoz Listing

      If you don't have any Revenue from the domains or traffic, then it's going to be hard to sell them for a premium. The names just aren't premium domains.

      If the right person came along looking for those exact domains, that would be perfect but as for trying to move them right away, they would probably sell for $35-150 (I'm basing that on selling them in domain forums and previous sales)

      Pat
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      • Profile picture of the author David Tugwell
        Thanks guys

        I figure the valuations were a bit high. I think I'll hang on to them for now. Maybe I will finish(start) the products for them one day in the future

        Dave
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        • Profile picture of the author Michael Dominic
          Originally Posted by David Tugwell View Post

          Thanks guys

          I figure the valuations were a bit high. I think I'll hang on to them for now. Maybe I will finish(start) the products for them one day in the future

          Dave
          Definitely a good idea to hang on to the domains. The price isn't that much compared to the possibilities. Who knows, someone might even approach you with an offer to buy one of them.
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