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10 Year Old .net for $585 worth it?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by azcardinals2009, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. azcardinals2009

    azcardinals2009 Newbie

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    Hey guys looking for a domain for my next project and found a good domain but it's a .net. It was originally registered in 2003 and when I look at domain value sites they say it's an estimated value of $2,000 but we all know those aren't 100% accurate. What would you pay for a 10 year old domain?
     
  2. reallife

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    For that price, the questions are whether the domain is brandable, an EMD or PMD (if that's still something you consider valuable), what was on the domain, what the backlink profile is (if any), and so on - just because it's 10 years old doesn't mean it's worth hundreds of dollars. (If you want to spend $500 on ten year old domains and are looking for adult domains, I can sell you hundreds of them that are older than that, and will only charge you $400 per domain :) )
     
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    Thanks for your message. I pulled it up in ahrefs and the link profile is 0. The domain is very brandable but it's only worth it to me if the content I write on the future site ranks easier than someone starting with a brand new domain in the same industry. I never owned an old domain so I am not sure what the head start value for search engines is on it with a non existent link profile.
     
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    Every case is different, but I bought a 7 year old domain in a difficult niche, that was semi-brandable, and only had about five mediocre incoming links - for $12 - and am doing just fine with it. Others may disagree, but I'd only spend $500 for an aged domain if I thought the domain name itself, or the backlinks, were really worth that sort of investment.
     
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    Ok thank you man I appreciate it, that makes total sense I see old domains getting out ranked all over the place so I would have to agree with you when I sit and think about it.
     
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    Now a question.. Would it even matter to buy a aged domain? That has no clout allready? I'm just thinking.. New registar, new IP. Wouldn'd G see this going forward as a new site?
     
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    registrar or Ip changes might not matter that much.as its often happens with lot of domains.But old domains carry a weight of usage,so its easy to get ranked.one thing to look is that,when you are taking that old domain,try to register it for atleast 3 years. G likes that
     
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    I have had a bad experience using an aged domain before (rankings were not quick). Also it took a long time to index. It may not happen to you though.
     
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    Just curious, what happens if you buy a domain from someone that's previously been sandboxed? Is it even possible to rank it?
     
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    Doesn't age mean very little? The content and marketability matters.
     
  11. ok888

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    I got several 10+ domain and i bought it at godaddy for the normal price
     
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    Those appraiser bots aren't "not 100% accurate." They're 99% inaccurate.

    Without knowing the actual domain name or strong examples, it's impossible to know its value. Unless it has backlinks and has been active (not dropped) since 2003, it's not all that valuable (though backlinks and the actual domain name can make a huge difference).