My company owns two fruit .com domain names that regularly receive inquiries and offers. It seems like most people who submit an offer or make a purchase inquiry don’t know a whole lot about the value of domain names. To help them understand how much similar domain names sell for, I send them a list of publicly reported comparable fruit and vegetable .com domain name sales.
I thought I would share my findings publicly, like I did when I wrote about color .com domain name sales. I know of a few other privately reported sales, but when I am using the data to illustrate the value of one of my domain names, I would prefer to only share public sales recorded on NameBio. If you know of other fruit .com domain name sales, I invite you to share them in the comment section.
Publicly reported fruit .com domain name sales:
- Kiwi.com – $800,000 – source
- Carrot.com – $600,000 – source
- Strawberry.com – $160,000- source
- Fruits.com – $160,000- source
- Tangerine.com – $100,000- source
- Raspberry.com – $27,500- source
- Plums.com – $26,000- source
- Cantaloupe.com – $25,000- source
It can be difficult to convince anyone the value of any type of domain name. There are many factors to setting an asking price and agreeing to a sale price. Sharing publicly reported comparable sales is one way to actually prove the value of a somewhat similar domain name.
Although these sale prices may not help pinpoint the exact value of the domain name my company owns, it will help show that a $100 or $1,000 offer for my domain name is far too low to even be considered serious. Sharing comparable sales like this is a good way to at least provide some understanding for why I have set the price at the level it was set without getting into a multi-email argument about domain name values.