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How to find the value of a parked domain????

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by suga051982, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. suga051982

    suga051982 Regular Member

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    I searched for a domain and found that it was taken. The domain is parked. So I contacted the owner and they tell me the price is $995. When I ask why, their answer is basically "because I said so." How do I go about figuring out the value of the domain. Yes I want it, but not for $995 when all I'm getting is "because I said so".

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    jmcs23 Regular Member

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    Not sure how accurate this site is, but I guess it's worth checking out... valuate.com
     
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    Sites that give you value of sites are BS and should never be used to evaluate the price of a site.

    Now that I go that out of the way, the owner has a right to ask any price he wants for it. It really depends on the name of the domain. Something like DarkFly.com being parked is different than something like business.com (those are extreme examples but do you see what I mean). Check Google Keyword tool to see how many exact match searches it gets per month. Chances are he's overpriced the site. That being said asking "why" was not a good thing to do. Also his response of, "Because I said so" clearly shows that he has no interest doing business with anyone in the near future as no one has ever made a sale treating people like that besides for your mother.

    My advice: go for another domain.
     
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    jmcs23 Regular Member

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    Yea I figured a site that can tell you the value of a domain was too good to be true. I don't see where they could give you an accurate value just based on the name. It kind of reminds me of those sites that you to claim they could tell you exactly when you will die. Seems like it just generates a random number for each query LOL.