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Domain - What is the most you have paid for a domain name??

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by CoyoteAssassin, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. CoyoteAssassin

    CoyoteAssassin Elite Member

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    What is the most you have paid for a single domain name?

    I'm starting a website and the domain I want really bad is bought but doesn't have anything on it. I'm hoping the owner will sell it to me.

    If the domain is BabyProduct.com (example only), this domain has 1.3 million exact search results.

    This side of IM is new to me. How much would you pay for such a domain? I'd like to have a chance to pick it up for 1000 but may consider 2000 if given the chance.

    Using the example above...
    • "Baby Product" has 1.3 million results.
    • A search for Baby Product (no quotes) has 59.9 million results.
    • Baby has 250 million results.
    • Product has 20.2 Billion

    So, any idea how much it would be worth?

    Again, Baby Product is an example and not the actual two words.
     
  2. 75INZ

    75INZ Regular Member

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    $12.

    If a domain I want is taken I simply take another and then out rank everyone while laughing.
     
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  3. kboxer7

    kboxer7 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Depends. One way is...

    1. Take the average position you are can comfortably say you can rank it for regarding the "exact match" keyword.

    2. Multiply the traffic for that specific keyword by x % based on that position for CTR.

    3. Take that figure and multiply it by the Average CPC for that keyword.

    If you have an idea on your site's conversion and ROI per sale etc you can figure out a timetable for ROI that you are comfortable with and place a bid based on that figure.

    Hope that helps. Best of luck to you!

    P.S. I enjoy reading your emailing threads/posts. Hope we can get that section "active" again on the forum.
     
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  4. Xplore

    Xplore Newbie

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    $3500
     
  5. CoyoteAssassin

    CoyoteAssassin Elite Member

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    Thanks kboxer for the insight. That is a good way to look at it. I am confident that I can recoup my money at almost any price point, but I guess the thing I have to decide on, is can I do it with another domain or do I really need that one. Traffic will be organic and direct from email marketing.

    I too wish the email marketing section was back. I hated to see it go as it has kept me away more than I prefer.

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    @xplore - Is that how much you have paid or is that how much the domain I am talking about is worth? Do you regret the purchase or was it a good investment?
     
  6. NeoPat

    NeoPat Power Member

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    most i have paid for 1 year hosting and a domain name? $1.
     
  7. CoyoteAssassin

    CoyoteAssassin Elite Member

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    Is this an eCommerce site selling a product you own/developed?
     
  8. NeoPat

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    Nope it isnt no, i dont have any products to my name sadly.
     
  9. MojoSoDope

    MojoSoDope Regular Member

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    Most I ever paid was $1.5k but it was an extremely valuable name.
     
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    $7.99 at godaddy lol.
     
  11. dgaunn4114

    dgaunn4114 Junior Member

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    Do you have experience ranking on Google? If not I would recommend moving on. If you don't I would not recommend Google either...instead, go learn the tried and true (and lost) arts of cold calling, dialogue, endearment etc., and I would totally recommend reading stuff by and about Rockefeller, Sun Tzu, Claude Hopkins, the real Badasses in history. The internet is just one medium of many that one can make a profit using! - DG
     
  12. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    I paid like $100 for some weight loss related domain but I'll never do that again. Domain names hold such little values (at least in my experiences) that paying anything more than registration fee is ridiculous.
     
  13. camstryker

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    I just payed $90 for a .kr domain because I wanted to use it as a url shortener. I feel like if I ever had to pay more than $100 I would just buy a similar domain and outrank the others. Unless it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up.
     
  14. CoyoteAssassin

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    Is this a serious post? Cold calling??? I'm not selling toner for business printers...

    If someone is willing to pay 2k for a domain, I'm sure they are willing to hire the right people for SEO. Besides, I have you guys to help me. :)
     
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    yeah 1.5 k i paid .... too much - but im a sell that bad boy ;)
     
  16. LukaB

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    Price depends on some stuff,but here are some points (non price related too)

    - Do you really need that domain, how about getting a different domain and saving the $?
    - Who is the owner? A business man, domain flipper, just a random guy, or what, maybe if he doesn't have experience he'll let it for for $15, maybe $150.
    - How about Different Domain Extensions?
    - How easily and how fast will you be able to profit out of the purchase? Would it be the same if you bought another domain
    - How much did a similar domain name go for?


    just some facts
     
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  18. thehobbster

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    I've paid $100+, but that was for a High PR aged domain. The number of results isn't telling us anything. A good way to figure it is the amount of exact searches a month the term gets, versus the competition of the top 10, and then some monetization factor like CPC.
     
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    $10 :prof26:
     
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    IF you want to brand it, I would consider buying high price domain, as long as you can regain it for a short period of time..

    but for seo purposes, $12 is enough I think.