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Estibot, real or not?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by andytopspin, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. andytopspin

    andytopspin Registered Member

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    Simple question really. How much faith should you have in Estibot (estibot.com) and their free valuation? Is it worth anything, does it give a hint, is it dead wrong?

    Share your thoughts please.
     
  2. MarkWW

    MarkWW Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    I'd say yes it is wrong. I just tried one of my domains that is well aged, pr4, and has strong backlinks, their estimations was $10.
    I would never count on an appraisal done by a bot.
     
  3. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Senior Member

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    Not accurate at all. Its actually not a very good valuation method. Manual appraisal considering different price factors is always a good option.
     
  4. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Yep, it's complete rubbish. Not even close to being accurate.
     
  5. andytopspin

    andytopspin Registered Member

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    Ok, so what is an more accurate tool to use?

    Lets for the sake say that Estibot is complete shite. What's left to rely on?

    Meathead1234, I like that podcast you did and promoted before, maybe you could share a few ground rules when it comes to grabbing domains? What are you looking forward part from developed sites and their revenue.
     
  6. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Valuations are hard, especially for domains. Every "domainer" has a different formula. Your best bet would be look for some similar domains that have sold and price around that level. A good broker will always be able to give you a valuation, but bear in mind some will quote a really high price just to get the contract.

    I don't do domaining at all, so can't comment on that front. I solely deal with developed and profitable sites.