I went to check on a submission I made at Flipping.CO, and I noticed that the domain names had appraised values next to them. Curious about how these were appraised with barely any sales results, I sent an email to Flipping.CO’s Francois Carrillo to ask how the values were ascertained.
According to Carrillo, the .CO appraisal is “4% of .com.” It’s an interesting (and somewhat arbitrary) number that was based on Carrillo’s “experience and first sales.”
I don’t know if he’s right or wrong, and only after the auctions are done and secondary market sales are reported will we see how things shake out in terms of valuation. I haven’t sold any .CO names yet, and although I’ve received a couple of offers in the mid $xxx range for a three letter .CO, I have passed, preferring to wait until a solid aftermarket forms.
If you had to guess, what do you think .CO domain names are worth compared to .COM?