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Domain Appraisal

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by jerry4695, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. jerry4695

    jerry4695 Newbie

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    Hi,

    I would like to get my domain appraised
    so please can I get some recommendations on
    which domain appraisal service I should try.

    Thanks.
     
  2. shockwave

    shockwave Junior Member

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    If you want the appraisal for flipping the domain then the simple answer is to buy the one that gives you the highest price. The problem is that you cannot tell in advance exactly what the appraisal is going to be so you have to look at other valuations that the service has done as a guide. If your domain is very valuable then you can get more than one appraisal and use the highest one. Think about getting it appraised at the same place where you are going to try selling it like Sedo or Godaddy

    If you want the appraisal for your own information then look at other valuations by the same service and use the one that looks most trustworthy. Some of the lower cost appraisal services are useless and you can get a better appraisal using tools like dnScoop
     
  3. LPRO

    LPRO Newbie

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    You can also try this free service which will give you an overview estimate of your domain/domainname. I frequently use it to get a feel on what is going on in the marketplace.

    Site:

    nameboy.com>>>>free appraisal
     
  4. justthinking

    justthinking BANNED BANNED

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    This type of question is posted all the time around here and I will give you the same answer I always give. Domains/websites are just like any other business. Value them the same way you would a restaurant, grocery store, or apartment buildings.

    In other words, how much money is the business currently making. All industries have a 'normal' multiplier. It basically boils down to one simple equation, how much are you willing to pay for that cash flow? Cause in the end, that is what you are doing. Paying for the current cash flow. If it isn't making any money, it isn't worth anything. If it is making money, conduct due diligence, and apply the normal multiplier. Normally, you will end up with a range of values. If the business has upside, expect to pay on the high side of the multiplier. If there is not an upside, expect to pay on the low side of the multiplier.

    If it is above your range, simply walk away. And never, ever pay for potential. Potential works both ways. It can potentially go broke or make take off like a shooting star, based on your work. The old owners shouldn't be paid for your hard work.
     
  5. z28legend

    z28legend Newbie

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    i like the name boy, it gives you good ideas :)
     
  6. donald

    donald Newbie

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    yah nameboy has helped me generate many domains in the past.
     
  7. webhat

    webhat Registered Member

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    Estibot.com is another free appraisal website.
     
  8. jerry4695

    jerry4695 Newbie

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    Thank you all for your help.

    Now have some directions to work on.

    Jerry
     
  9. income2k

    income2k Registered Member

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    I usually use nameboy but it appears to not be working for the past few days