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So today I got an email from domainestimator.com about a domain I had recently purchased. I was obviously curious, so I took a look. I was blown away...so obviously I wanted to check my other domains. This seems too good to be true. Does anyone know how valid these estimates are???
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Baxa
    I think its pretty far fetched bub. I wish i could say it wasn't .. lol , as one of my sites is appraised at 250k...
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    • Profile picture of the author Hilal Shakarchi
      All domain estimators I have used show completely different estimate. Sometimes one would show $250, while the other would show $10000. I think website with a high google rank (valid one) and alot of good back links have higher value. You can go to Flippa and look at similar websites to get an idea of the value.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jtraits
    i don't believe that this estimator value is near the right amount. had a lot emails of estimators and if those were true, i would live in a private island now with my own ISP that gets connection directly from satellite
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  • Profile picture of the author RabbitAnimate
    domain is worth as much as how your buyer willing to pay. not by some domain estimator script.
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  • Profile picture of the author rendell
    Domain price is always high in the "eyes of the beholder"
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  • Profile picture of the author GBM
    I'm sorry, but these "estimators" are never accurate.
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    • Profile picture of the author Domainsitr
      Some of mine have been estimated in the $800's range......???

      If it was only true!
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  • Profile picture of the author napoleonfirst
    I think most of these estimators are crap. You just have to pay $25 at Flippa, put up an auction and see what happens. The most reliable estimator is revenue, which means 10-24 times your monthly earnings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    Using an automated "estimator" is like asking a robot to tell you what he thinks your painting is worth. It's impossible to determine a value on a domain name, because it is worth exactly what a buyer is willing to pay. Most domain names are worth only the registration fee. The selling price depends entirely on your ability to match the domain with a prospective buyer who really wants the domain, and/or understands how it can benefit his/her business.

    I've had 'estimators' tell me my domain is worth $10, or even less, and I routinely sell these for hundreds, and thousands.

    Even human appraisers can't accurately tell you what your domain is worth. 10 different appraisers will give you 10 different numbers.
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  • Profile picture of the author thedark
    Multiply your real income ( the one that you actually experience, not the one that was told by the seller of the domain ) with 10 or 12, and that is the price your are looking for. More, if the domain is short, has potential, it is in competitive niche, maybe you can go around that numbers.

    However, most of potential buyers will refuse to look beyond that numbers even if you know that the website has more potential, but there is a chance to find some one who can see same as you, but it is not worth it to find that person.
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    • Profile picture of the author jenki1
      I'm afraid most are usually way of the mark. Most of the time it is not even looked at by a human. You would have to try it out at Flippa and see the result.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
      Originally Posted by thedark View Post

      Multiply your real income ( the one that you actually experience, not the one that was told by the seller of the domain ) with 10 or 12, and that is the price your are looking for. More, if the domain is short, has potential, it is in competitive niche, maybe you can go around that numbers.

      However, most of potential buyers will refuse to look beyond that numbers even if you know that the website has more potential, but there is a chance to find some one who can see same as you, but it is not worth it to find that person.
      You're talking about websites. The OP is taking about domains. Two entirely different things.
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  • Profile picture of the author gabibeowulf
    My guess is they try to make an impression on webmasters on how much their domain is worth and lure them into posting a widget on their site ("My site is worth ... according to Domainestimator"), which essentially helps domainestimator both in terms of SEO and direct traffic.

    Originally Posted by Ctutz21 View Post

    So today I got an email from domainestimator.com about a domain I had recently purchased. I was obviously curious, so I took a look. I was blown away...so obviously I wanted to check my other domains. This seems too good to be true. Does anyone know how valid these estimates are???
    I don't think Flippa is the ultimate answer to finding out a domain worth. Over the years I've sold sites for a whole lot more than I would've obtained by selling the site on Flippa (typically 10-12x monthly earnings).

    Originally Posted by jenki1 View Post

    I'm afraid most are usually way of the mark. Most of the time it is not even looked at by a human. You would have to try it out at Flippa and see the result.
    -Gabriel
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  • Profile picture of the author raheelmushtaq
    They show different prices for your domains depending on your current revenue but they are not very much accurate so its better if you don't use them
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  • Profile picture of the author CBusiness
    domain's value is all about someone is willing to pay.

    the right connects (usually private clients) can make a $100 domain worth $1000
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  • Profile picture of the author domainscience
    Just tried a domain.
    I received an offer of close to $100,000 for it.
    This site says it is worth about $700.00.
    Nuff said
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  • Profile picture of the author fenomeno
    There is no accurate appraisal, neither automated neither by humans.
    You could find out only minimal value for some types of domains like LLL.coms. You cant get real accurate value.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dustin Lyle
    Estimators are in fact accurate-ish on one condition...

    If you are selling the domain to a corporation
    or intellectual property bank. Domain estimators
    use an algorithm that finds the solution to this
    (#words X length X current traffic) = (recent sales of similar result)
    Much like a BPO this estimate is an opinion but
    respected by banks and hedge funds for those
    financing their purchases.

    Most people don't know, there are agents
    (even Real estate agents in NYC & SFC)
    that sell intellectual property, including domains,
    and can get WAY more than what your going to get
    on SEDO or Flippa from individuals.
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  • Profile picture of the author buffnstuff
    I've been selling aged domains with traffic and backlinks for nearly a year now and my experience has been, don't trust the estimators. It really is what the domain is worth to the prospective buyer and what you're willing to take for it. It's all about negotiations. I find auctions only work maybe 50% of the time. I have found many of the auction sites don't get much action. I prefer to try and approach potential customers directly and see if you get any reasonable offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author tusharbatra1
    Automated estimator are crap..Domain is worth as much as your buyer willing to pay !
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  • Profile picture of the author Tanya E
    If C Tutz is your name(example) then ctutz.com will be valuable to you though others may advise you to get a reg fee. A domain estimating software will show a zero value for it.

    Similarly a domain which may seem to be worth thousands of dollars may not even sell for a few dollars when you put it up for sale. In entirely depends on demand and supply factors.
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