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From PenguinSex.com to Harbor.com – Readers Shared Their Top Domains

August 10th, 2016 Comments off

So we did something last week that TheDomains had never done in it’s 9 year existence. We let the readers take over and tell everyone what their best name was and how much they wanted for it. People had the opportunity to post their true thoughts without worry about being bashed. I probably deleted/did not […]

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The ROTD Domain Auction At Namescon Tops $5.5 Million In Bids

December 24th, 2015 Comments off

The RightoftheDot.com domain name auction being held live/online on January 11, 2016 has now topped $5.5 Million in Pre-bidding on Namejet.com In all there are 325 domain names with at least one bid and about 250 of those have more than one bid. About 125 domain names will be in the live auction with the […]

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DNPric.es Database Of Domain Sales Tops 1M: Total Sales Tops $1.6 Billion

December 14th, 2015 Comments off

DNPric.es database of domain name sales passed over 1,000,000 historic records. According to the developer of the site, not only it makes DNPric.es, the first one to gather so much public entries in one place, it is also times bigger than any other known data provider. According to the statistics section on the site: “The […]

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DomainPros Buys 260 Five Digit Domains For $1M; $3,850 Per

November 13th, 2015 Comments off

DomainPros.com announced today that it just acquired 260 five number domain names (NNNNN.com) for $1,000,000 That works out to just over $3,800 per domain name. “Most of those 260 domains originally belonged to Marchex’s portfolio of 5 digit domains” which Godaddy bought from Marchex. Back in April we announced that Godaddy paid $26.2 Million dollars […]

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Owner of Houses.co.uk Who Paid £40,000 Blames Sedo For Auction Price of £2,999

November 5th, 2015 Comments off

Remember the story a few weeks ago about the domain name Houses.co.uk  which was purchased a few years ago for  £40,000 was on sale for £2,999 on Sedo? The owner of the domain name blames Sedo and its automated valuation tool. Peter Thornton told SellingUp.com, that the domain name Houses.Co.Uk is for sale but it was […]

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The Psychology of Pricing

May 22nd, 2015 Comments off
For many domain investors negotiation and pricing is some of the trickiest and hardest things to learn. While there is no exact science, experience and a ton of previous transactions help the most, there are strategies you can employ to help with your negotiation and pricing. Mike stumbled across a very extensive article from Nick […]

As Many As 5K .Com’s Taken Away By Sealed Court Order By Verisign Including Some Of Mine

October 2nd, 2014 Comments off
Overnight I received a notice that several domain names I owned were transferred by a sealed court from Verisign without notice and of course without the court order. The domain names just were transferred by Verisign to another domain and are now listed for sale at another marketplace. Another domainer sent me an identical notice […]

Tnooz “Travel domains going for (not exactly) a song”

February 1st, 2014 Comments off

Linda Fox wrote a piece today on Tnooz.com about Tour.com being put up for sale for $3million.

Tnooz is a global provider of news, analysis, commentary, education, data and business services to the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. It is the leading voice to the industry for all areas related to travel technology.  So travel related domains are something they might like to write about from time to time.
Ms. Fox took a look at the history of the domain, she left off a 1 when saying the domain was 7 years old, it is actually 17 years old this year. She also wondered about the timing with .Tour coming down the line.
She also took a look at some travel related names over the last few years. From the article:

In the past three years, according to information from domain specialist Sedo, a number of premium travel domain sales have taken place:

  • Jerusalem.com – $510,000
  • Visitstockholm.com – $70,000
  • wellnessfinder.com – Euro 300,000
  • sommerhus.dk (Danish summer house rentals) – Euro 87,500
  • gruppenreisen.de (group travel in German) – Euro 59,500
  • hoteles.es  (hotels in Spanish) – Euro 275,000
  • xinjian.com (a region of China) –  $55,000

The company adds that there are more affordable domain such as visiteastlondon, which was sold for $490.

A spokesperson says interest in domain names is high from the travel industry because of increasing numbers of specific travel experiences.

VisitStockholm.com was sold by Mr. Berkens

Schwartz Sells eBet.com For $1,350,000: 5 Online Appraisal Services Value it From $40K to $55

October 10th, 2013 Comments off

I thought it would be interesting to see what the automated appraisal services had to say about the value of the domain king, Rick Schwartz $1,350,000 Million dollar sale of eBet.com

If your a frequent reader of thedomains.com you know I’m not a huge fan of the online appraisal services but pretty surprised when I checked this domain today and found only 2 of 5 gave it a value in the five figures, not great for a 7 figure domain.

I think a fair conclusion would be based on these services Rick did pretty well for himself and that if you selling domain names based off of these services you might be leaving just a little bit of cash on the table.

Here is Estibot valuation of eBet.com

 

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Domain Appraisal – ebet.com

Domain Details:
  Domain: ebet.com
  SLD: ebet
  Keywords:
ebet
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  Category: Other — Generic 4-letter
Appraisal Overview:
  EstiBot Value: $ 12,000 USD     [ currency ]
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Before you get on Estibot.com about their appraisal check out the valuation we got from DomainIndex.com:

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ebet.com

Domain Apprised $55 USD

06-Nov-1996

17 year(s)

appraisal accuracy 80%

 

Here is the appraisal from  DomainWorth.com

 

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Appraised market value as of 10/10/2013 for ebet.com: $6,809

Market Low:$5,380

Market High:$11,888

Domain Details

Best Split: ebet

Domain Length: 4

Creation Date: 11/6/1996

Traffic Ranking

Alexa Rank: 23,547,973

Visits Potential: 27

Alexa Sites Linking In: 1

Moz Domain Authority: 7

Moz Links: 0

AGDPPP: $43,426

Search Engine Searches

Monthly Searches Exact: 5,400

Monthly Searches Broad: 60,500

CPC Exact: $0.7

CPC Broad: $2.7

Advertiser Competition Exact: 1

Advertiser Competition Broad: 4

Similarity & Popularity

Around COM Domains: 16,871

In Title Web Pages: 138,000

Influential Domains Visits Potential: 0

Estimated Search Results: 1,650,000

Here is the appraisal value by urlappraisal.net

 

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Free Instant Domain Name Appraisal Service. The Best Online Domain Valuation Tool!

 

The Domain ebet.com is valued at: $3,849.91

CircleId Post Rips The Domain Name IDNX Pricing Index

August 14th, 2013 Comments off

Alex Tajirian, CEO of DomainMart in a post on CircleID.com just ripped into the IDNX domain name index backed by Thies Lindenthal and Sedo.

“The index is intended to be a benchmark for domain owners and investors. “

“But it’s out of line with other studies and the common sense of how a market operates. A much better barometer to follow is average prices for groups of domain names with similar characteristics.”

“Using a single index would have dire consequences. ”

“Other problems with Lindenthal’s single price index:

1. It’s based on information taken from just one market, Sedo. But other studies reveal that sale prices for similar names vary across marketplaces.

2. The reported index-price correlation with the NASDAQ 100 is grossly misleading. Why would prices of domain names of large companies move in synch with those of small and backdoor domains! One would expect that different groups of domain names would be correlated with different indexes depending on their risk characteristics.

3. The methodology is not robust to the presence of outliers in domain name price data.

4. The model does not identify risk factors driving domain name prices, such as the number of a domain’s key word searches, the cost per click (CPC) of the key word, the popularity of the key word as shown by uses of it on Web sites, etc.

5. The model ignores evidence of a nonlinear relationship between prices and the explanatory variables.”"

Of course we have spoken at TheDomains.com about the inaccuracy of automated models to value domains in the past and feel there is no substitute for the human element.

Someone by virtue of having a huge amount of experience in buying and selling domain names over the years.  Extremely long term domain investors  have developed a gut feel for what a domain name is worth.

We saw just the other day once again basically 50% of all domains that sell at Sedo.com sell for $500 or less and only 5% sell for $5,000 or more.

Over at MostWantedDomains.com we have a $2,500 stated minimum but in actuality rarely sell a domain for less than $5,000 and our average sale is closer to over $20K than to $500.

There are other large portfolio owners like Mr Schilling, Mr Schwartz, the Ham Brothers, and Scott Day just to mention a few who wouldn’t even bother to respond to a $500 offer much less sell a domain name for anything under five figures if not six figures.…