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I have a catchy domain name -- customizedate.com -- that I would like to sell. How can I figure out how to set a pricepoint the market will respond to? (All those websites that are meant to determine the worth of a domain seem totally bogus to me.)
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  • Profile picture of the author sabluuk
    Originally Posted by summerm View Post

    I have a catchy domain name -- customizedate.com -- that I would like to sell. How can I figure out how to set a pricepoint the market will respond to? (All those websites that are meant to determine the worth of a domain seem totally bogus to me.)
    Depends, is the domain up and running? If so, how many visitors a day does it have, how much content etc.

    If it is just the domain, you can get way less for it
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  • Profile picture of the author Giani
    If you have bought a new domain name, you will get very low price (less than $50) from all the websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author summerm
    sheesh, under 50 bucks? Not even worth the time selling it.

    There is no associated website. It was just a domain I bought awhile ago on NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-, thinking of spinning an existing project into something else with the new domain, but I decided not to pursue it. I thought since the domain is pretty catchy, I might be able to resell it instead of saving it for a future project.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    Unless you have estimated amount of visitors per month (with proof), we'll not know how much you can sell for this website.

    If it's just a domain name, I would NOT recommend you to sell now though.. Keep it for 1 - 2 years.. Probably by then you can sell for a higher price (don't be naive and expect too high price), it can be anywhere from $70 - $200 depending on how much your seller is willing to offer (or maybe more, I don't know)
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  • Profile picture of the author IMSince2003
    Sometimes you get a really nice $$ from out of the blue. If someone gets it into their head that it's a great domain, you can get a decent chunk of change for it. Just build something on it and have a large spot where you say that it's for sale.
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  • Profile picture of the author petemcal
    You could try NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO- auctions and see what happens. It's not a high investment cost to sell there.

    But I have to agree just a domain by itself is not really that valuable. Especially seen as how Google have all but devalued keyword based domains as a ranking factor.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by summerm View Post

    All those websites that are meant to determine the worth of a domain seem totally bogus to me
    Yes indeed ... they can only guess, and without taking the significant factors into account much.

    Domain names don't have "extra value" in and of themselves. The value of any domain-name, at resale, depends on the skills of its vendor at identifying and approaching potentially interested parties to whom the name may have potential premium value. It really is about as simple as that.

    In other words, it's worth what you can get for it (with heavy emphasis on the word "you").

    I buy and sell quite a lot of domain-names (just as a sideline, over the last 3 years - it isn't my main business and I'm not an expert), and I hope you'll excuse the observation that I'm not filled with hope for this one. Partly because of the "z" in the word "customize", which may effectively limit it to the US (in other English-speaking countries, the word is spelled "customise"). As against that, it's a .com, in theory it's brandable, the niche is certainly vibrant, and of course I may be wrong anyway.

    My main point is: if trying to sell it, don't just put it in an auction somewhere and "hope for the best". You need to work, too: it won't sell anywhere if potentially interested parties, to whom it may have added value, are unaware of it. "Go Daddy auctions", needless to say, is almost certainly not the answer.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Agreed, Alexa.

      Summerm, you should be pro-active about selling it.

      Google the top keyword or two and find the top 100 results.

      Contact those companies and tell them you own "such and such" dot com and you'd be willing to let them purchase it from you.

      If it's an appealing name, one or two may show an interest in buying it.

      If you just try to sell it on the open market, at domain selling sites, most likely the people who would want it aren't going to see it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Edman15
    go to flippa dot com and see what other similar domain selling.
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    • Profile picture of the author surgematrix
      You can get a good price for it if it is a niche domain but the key to get top dollars for your domain is to create traffic to that domain. If I were you I will create a website and start generating traffic to that website. It might take a while to get decent traffic going to the website but sure it will worth it. Just as previously stated, you will get good price for your domain if you can show potential buyer traffic stats to your domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author gpwilson
    It would depend on lots of factor. How many visitors you usually get from each day. There are lots of sites those has catchy name. But they are not as useful as their name. If you site is useful then you would get lots.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by gpwilson View Post

      It would depend on lots of factor. How many visitors you usually get from each day.
      None, GPW. We're talking about a domain-name sale, here, not a website. The clue was in the words "There is no associated website".
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    I think it won't get you too much... Dating webmasters give importance to keyword "Dating" to rank their sites in Google.

    This word "Date" mostly means something else in search engines [date and time]
    Word "dating" got more authority.

    If you go to Google, search for this word "Date" and you will see all search results are referred to Date and Time and not to dating sites [except only few results]
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  • Profile picture of the author MarvyDery
    it depends on how important this domain is to others. Have you ever tried buying a domain name only to find out it belongs to someone else? Do you know how it feels you wish you could do anything to get that domain name? Is it an emd people will love to buy? this are some of the questions you need to know before you can come out with a correct price to sell your domain name.
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