How much $ for a PR5 7 yr old domain name?

by Marhelper 11 replies
I don't want to mention the name now but I just picked it up and I am debating what to do with it? Any idea what it might be worth?
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanIM
    Depends on:

    a) market it's in
    b) traffic
    c) income


    ...in and of itself the age and PR does matter. I've sold a PR5 for 31k before...I've sold a PR0 for 22k...I've sold others with income from 2-5k...it all 'depends' ;-)

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  • Profile picture of the author Oskars
    Do you have only a domain name or the whole website? How much organic traffic does it receive? How much income does it generate?
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    • Profile picture of the author daddyoh
      Does it have any incoming links?
      Has it ever been "blacklisted"?
      Was it a porn, spam or shady site?
      What is it's history?

      Sean is right. Age & PR are not the most important things.
      What's more important is what the DN itself is.
      3-letter DN's are HOT PROPERTIES!
      1-word generic, ecommerce DN's are HOT PROPERTIES!

      It's worth whatever someone who wants it really badly is willing to pay for it.
      "WHERE" you sell it can impact how much you'll get for it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Lockwood
        Two things to remember about PR:
        1. It's assigned to a page, not a domain.
        2. It usually gets reset when the domain name changes ownership (as in, existing links stop counting).
        3. It's a fairly irrelevant number in the first place, mostly a distraction.
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        • Profile picture of the author fm1234
          Well, how much did you pay for it? That should be a pretty good indicator of what it's worth. If it doesn't have traffic or income and you're selling it based purely on PR and age, then it's worth so close to nothing you would probably get a little upset with yourself for buying it.


          Frank
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          • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
            Originally Posted by fm1234 View Post

            Well, how much did you pay for it? That should be a pretty good indicator of what it's worth. If it doesn't have traffic or income and you're selling it based purely on PR and age, then it's worth so close to nothing you would probably get a little upset with yourself for buying it.


            Frank
            No, I paid pretty much paid nothing for it and will develop the site. I was wondering because I have always purchased domains form GD and started at PR 0. I thought there would be an advantage to starting with a domain that already had 7 years and a PR5 going for it.
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            • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
              It really depends whether the PR is genuine or false. If genuine, I am willing to pay above $300 for one even if no income.

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              • Profile picture of the author fm1234
                Have a look at Domain Names with Real PageRank PR - Domains With Benefits .com They tend to have a broad range of PR-verified domains available, often without traffic (they also have with traffic, but the zero traffic would seem to be the more reliable metric.) They are a pretty well-established site and while not authoritative, can give you a quick look at what some pro domainers are asking for domains based on PR as the selling point.

                If you paid next to nothing for it, then it's hard to go wrong selling it, you know?


                Frank
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              • Profile picture of the author Ross Dalangin
                That would depend on the quality of backlinks because in my experience when the owner change 95% will goes back to PR0. Also, depend on the name. I even paid $500 for a domain without PR if there is a traffic on it. For me, PR is nothing if the traffic is too low.
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                • Profile picture of the author ExRat
                  Hi Marhelper,

                  Remember to take forum opinions for what they are - including mine!

                  I find about 50% of the ones I purchase work out well - IE - the backlinks either stick or just slowly melt away. The PR sticks and sometimes goes up. And quite often (in that 50%) the traffic is constant.

                  All I would say is to try and stick to the same topic that the domain used to have.

                  But you won't know until you test it out. After a short time take a look at the pages that people are coming to through the backlinks and either recreate them or redirect to an appropriate page.

                  I presume, if you got it cheap that it doesn't have a particularly good actual name?

                  IE rather than money.com it's more like bobsmithdevils-deathsitexxx176342tits.com?

                  Don't let that put you off...

                  Edit - apologies if it's been discussed but has anyone noticed that the forum has this feature that has put dots under PR and when you hover it says 'google page ranking'?
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