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How accurate is GoDaddy's Domain Appraisal?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by tripartist1, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. tripartist1

    tripartist1 Junior Member

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    Just purchased a decent .com for $1 with plans to use it for my niche site. Decided to get it appraised for the hell of it, and GoDaddy said it's worth up to $300. Is this service accurate, and is this price something I can trust?
     
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    Ez Rankings Newbie

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    The service is FREE and provide estibot generated report which may not be perfect as genuine appraisal may include manual and judgmental factors too.
    Sometimes, the Godaddy used to be bit generous for domains.

    A genuine appraisal includes lots of factors like domain name’s length, its top-level domain name extension (.com, .net, .org, etc.), its number of words, the presence of numbers or dashes in it, and its keyword popularity.
     
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    Ding Dong Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Godaddy appraisal value will more than the original value.It is not accurate mate
     
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    Their appraisal has no value at all sadly
     
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    No value in reality unfortunately, but would be nice though :)
     
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    balajtraders Newbie

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    dont look at domain value calculator.. use them only to check backlinks social contacts links that domain previously have. that give you an idea that people were/are still visiting the site.just a idea.
    your domain can worth many thousand . have to be patient.the buyer really knows the value for whom its clicks.
     
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    Those automated appraisals are useless. There is site called Namepros which is a forum for those who resell domains. Ask for a member appraisal there.
     
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    The appraisal is just that. This should give you an idea, but not a set in stone number by any means.
     
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    First off automated domain appraisals are usually wrong and by a lot. People who have been in the domain business and are experienced domain investors (domainers) will not use these and look at their valuations as a joke. I have seen many people buy or try to sell domains based on the automated appraisal sites like estibot, only to find out that the estimate was WAY off.

    Automated appraisals are not accurate. There is no rhyme nor reason for their appraisals that they are way off go to estibot and check nfl. com $0, mlb. com 1.8 million dollars, there's a good laugh. Godaddy. com, $0.

    Second, there is no accurate way to calculate a domains value exactly. There are so many factors that contribute to the value of the domain. There is the extension of the domain (usually most important), how many characters the domain has, does it have numbers in the domain, does it have hyphens, is it easily pronounceable, does it mean something, does it have a popular word in the domain and many other factors.

    The best way to find out the value of a domain is to get it appraised by people who have experience in this field, a lot of experience. Many of the domain selling platforms offer domain appraisals but they usually give an appraisal much higher than the actual value in hopes that you will list it in their marketplace for sale.

    Best way to find out what a domain is worth is to check with experienced domainers!