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i bought a expired 1996 domain need help!

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by iamsilent, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. iamsilent

    iamsilent Registered Member

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    *UPDATE* this is for wwwcal.com please read below post




    hey everyone,

    i literally dont know nothing about domain reselling or anything like that but i started researching on expired domains and found a great domain name...

    apparently the appraisel is $116000 and some other will defer of-course. If there is anyone out there who can personally help me valuate an actual price for this domain... i would greatly appreciate it! But anyways ill give you some details that i got from it from valuate.com, if there is anyone who can explain to me as well.

    Appraisal - $116,000
    Freq: 100,000,000
    Searches: 111,315
    Traffic: 9,687,360
    Comp: High
    CPC: $1.17
    First Registered: 1996
     
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    You know that appraisal is useless, correct?
     
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  3. Hootz

    Hootz Regular Member

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    Yeah, I was about to echo bertbaby's sentiments. Those automated appraisals don't mean anything I'm afraid. The value depends on so many other factors.

    Old may be good for ranking a new site if you are going to build one, but it doesn't necessarily mean it's valuable.

    Presumably it's a .com? How many letters? Is it a word or key term?
     
  4. mike007

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    Please let us know the domain name if you would like to get more advice on the domain valuation. It is hard for anyone to advise you merely based on the info from valuate.com
     
  5. iamsilent

    iamsilent Registered Member

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    sorry guys... i though i was not allowed to post my domain name

    but my domain is horizontal.com

    and my most recently purchased domain is ilove.uk.net but im more interested in the horizontal.com

    any advice?
     
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  6. Hootz

    Hootz Regular Member

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    Well it's a cool name and obviously very brandable but as to valuable I'm not sure. I've personally never searched for that word in all my years online. If my internet connection wasn't going so slow right now I'd research it for you.
     
  7. Hootz

    Hootz Regular Member

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    90,500 Global Monthly Exact searches which is great but the Adwords competition is low meaning nobody is really competing to advertise for that keyword therefore there's probably nothing worth advertising for the keyword.

    I'm sure you can do something good with the domain name but it will involve creating some decent content to rank and also beforehand considering what are you gonna do if you DO rank for that word. It's not a buying keyword meaning someone who stumbles across your site isn't looking to buy something horizontal.

    It's cool and brandable though.

    Maybe make an online bed store :D
     
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  8. iamsilent

    iamsilent Registered Member

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    lol thanks for doing the search! it would be interesting to make a website out of it but i rather get it out of my hands. i really thought the name was appealing and just went and purchased it before anyone else could. i saw some other guys on godaddy selling horizontal.net for $21000 and i was like "really?"

    could there be an estimate for this domain?
     
  9. Hootz

    Hootz Regular Member

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    You will see idiots listing any old shit for hundreds of thousands of dollars on GoDaddy, SEDO, everywhere you can sell domains. It means nothing they are just hoping some mug with money buys it but I doubt it ever happens.

    I just bought a 5 letter .com for £1 and that's worth nothing until I build my site on it. That's the same with any domain name unless it's a direct type in or a generic word like laptops.com. It's rare that a domain name is valuable just on it's own.
     
  10. Hootz

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    I'm not saying yours is worth nothing by the way. Just re-read my post and it sounded like I was - you've definitely got a good domain name there and I'd have bought it too. I'm just saying it's not gonna be worth anything like what you're expecting without any work and an established site.

    You're advantage is that it's noticeable so maybe spend a little time making a smallish site and flip it on Flippr. The name will definitely attract some bids.
     
  11. iamsilent

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    thanks dude! gave me some great idea's to pick from.

    i realized that when i type horizontal.com , an actual website comes up... i normally have web hosting with heart internet but just bought a domain only from godaddy. could you explain this?
     
  12. Hootz

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    Code:
    http://ahrefs.com/site-explorer/overview/subdomains/horizontal.com
    Try contacting Horizontal Technologies and see if they want their domain back ;) Might be your best chance and some quick profit.
     
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    I'm confused... do they not still own it? I just reviewed the WHOIS status...
     
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    Sounds like a good domain to build a beds and sleeping related products ecommerce store ?
     
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  15. iamsilent

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    i am confused as well... i just bought the domain from godaddy however the website is still active :S:S

    really confusing.
     
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    try to flip it on flippa..
     
  17. Hootz

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    Umm yeah I just checked that too and there hasn't been any changes on the domain since last December. What have you actually bought?

    Check for typos.

    @Duffers5000 yeah I already said that ;)
     
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  18. iamsilent

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    ok i just relised i made a big bafoon of my self lol..

    the domain i bought was horitzontal.com which is not worth crap lol so a very silly mistake of me lol.
     

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  19. Duffers5000

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    Ha ha, I see you did great minds think alike.

    Option 2 porn

    Option 3 bmx/skater site....if they are not getting vert then they are getting horizontal ?

    Anyway this is looking academic until we can discover what op bought himself.

     
  20. Hootz

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    Haha! All great ideas but they've just been rendered moot :D

    Never mind OP thread closed eh ;)