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Group Domain Name Appraisals


I don’t like appraisals. I think they’re pretty much worthless, and I wouldn’t pay someone to do an appraisal for me because it’s just not possible for a third party to accurately value a domain name.

I believe domain name is worth what someone will pay for it at a given time. That goes for your names and my names. A domain name that I think has no value may have tremendous value to someone with the capital to buy it while a can’t lose domain name can languish in an owner’s portfolio for years.

That being said, I am welcoming you to submit one domain name for a group appraisal. Visitors to my blog are welcome to appraise domain names if they would like to participate.

Hit “reply” and type what you think the name is worth. If you have the time and desire, please offer some insight into why you think it’s worth what you said it’s worth. You could also simply click the “like” or “dislike” buttons to agree with an appraisal.

Whether the actual appraisals are on target or not, I do think it’s good to get a range of opinions.

I’ll kick things off asking for your appraisal of (it will be the first comment so people can reply).

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Comments (276)

    Elliot Silver

    I’ll start with

    Chelsea is a high-end neighborhood in New York City and London with apartments ranging in price from mid to high $xxx,xxx all the way up to several million dollars and beyond. Chelsea is also a city in Massachusetts, with a population of around 35,000.

    August 28th, 2012 at 10:18 am


      Awesome name Elliot. I could see this selling in the 15-20k range. Could even reach 30k+ since it’s a “multi-geo”. I’m probably way off, but theres my opinion.

      August 28th, 2012 at 10:30 am


      One sale from this name even over 5 years at an avg selling price of 1 million would bring 30k in commissions. So at low end 30k high-end 100k.

      To brand your agency after this name would make you the pro in this area. To many agents in New York have real bad names.

      Half of the people searching for this term will be from out of the US. They will not be from New York.

      If an agent lives in this area and sells real estate in the same area it is a must for them to buy. But most them are not educated on why this would be a great name to own. So they will probably offer you a couple grand.

      Great name. Hope you sell for high 5 figures. Totally worth it.

      August 28th, 2012 at 10:47 am


      IMO the value is two-fold:
      1. Branding
      2. Future earnings from a home sale.

      It likely has very little type in traffic, but as a brand – it is a category killer. When you see that domain on a billboard or in the search results (prior to clicking) you know *exactly* what it’s about. That’s a quality all unto itself.

      Search traffic for exact match domains is still a very real market. It’s the industry I compete in every day.

      I have a few real estate clients and all of them would *kill* to have this kind of domain for their areas… >>if they had the money to spend<<.

      This may be unpopular, but I think $5,000 to $10,000 based on the brand, future earnings, comps, current market conditions and the small US market.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:11 am


      Indeed, Chelsea is an affluent area of London, UK.
      However, since “real estate” is very much a US term, you’re immediately limited to the US property market and domainers thereof.

      Great name though, of course.

      August 28th, 2012 at 12:48 pm



      I’d say you could sell it to an agent/brokerage for around the $5k – $10k range.

      For the majority of agents, this would be a large expense and it isn’t going to be easy to sell them on the domain. Most agents look at branding as being their own name and it’s how they differentiate themselves from everyone else.

      August 28th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      Patrick Hipskind

      A city name plus always commands a high price. Since Chelsea is an upscale area in Manhattan, this name is easily worth $50k to $100k or more to the right buyer.

      I would like to submit two names:,
      Frank Schilling is presently selling on, and Frank is rating as AAA1.

      August 28th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Maybe Frank is rating that based on traffic. If yours don’t receive traffic and earn revenue, I don’t see how they are worth anything (unless gammes means something in another language and isn’t a typo).

      August 28th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      Patrick Hipskind

      I trust Frank Schilling that the keyword “gammes” is both meaningful and valuable. Poker may soon become the hottest casino game on the Internet, and Zynga believes so and is betting on it by developing its own poker site.

      The keyword “gamme” receives 9,900 exact global monthly searches on the Google search engine. The keyword “gammes” receives 5,400 exact global monthly searches on the Google search engine. When you Google “poker gammes” you get 33,200,000 search results, and the search resolves to the main page for poker games.

      With proper SEO these domain names would develop just fine to provide online poker.

      August 28th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Frank has hundreds of thousands of domain names, and they aren’t all spectacular (many are of course). However, buying variations of Frank’s names simply because he owns them is probably not a great strategy. The exact match search volume for “poker gammes” locally is fewer than 10 and globally is 12.

      August 28th, 2012 at 9:15 pm


      I think the best way to come up with an appraisal is to use comparables from past sales plus typical data. If someone is searching for a place in chelsea new york I don’t think they would search using Chelsea, I think they would search using Manhattan. Chelsea I believe is to unknown to be known on its own such as Soho so when someone is searching for Chelsea real estate I think the exact search data is pertaining to Michigan or Massachusetts. If you type in Chelsea real estate the majority are from these states.

      If you look at the data below I think it will make it much easier to come up with a realistic price. the majority of these names sold in the past couple of years. Looking at exact searches, average listing price and prices that the domains sold at I think it is clear that this name is worth between 1500-2500 using this data alone. If you were to add in brand value because New York City is the greatest city in the world I think you could add on an additional 1000-2000 for branding purposes for a realty company in NYC bringing the total value to 2500-4500. is in use and it pertains to Michigan.

      As home values increase, exact searches increase, domain sales price increases. Simple pattern to come up with realistic pricing of your name.

      chelsea real estate
      207k average home listing price (combined MI and MA)
      5 exact searches for sale

      homestead real estate
      212k average home listing price
      14 exact searches sold $2,500

      saint louis real estate
      220k average home listing price
      7 exact searches sold $1,600

      pompano beach real estate
      358k average home listing price
      18 exact searches sold $5,100

      langley real estate
      512k average home listing price
      1 exact searches sold $6,300

      huntington beach real estate
      730k average home listing price
      60 exact searches sold $20,000

      park city real estate
      1.6 million average home listing price
      102 exact searches sold $60,000

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Just listed for sale on DN Forum

      August 29th, 2012 at 2:27 pm


      Looks like most people (as always) were way off with their valuations. The market has spoken – ChelseaRealestate sold for $1908.

      The buyer probably wasn´t an end user, but that doesn´t really matter.

      February 15th, 2013 at 2:07 am

      Elliot Silver

      You win some, you lose some 🙂

      February 15th, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Uzoma is okay. It is an average domain because it’s too long to type-in for most folks. It will virtually depend on search in for traffic. So, I wouldn’t pay more than registration for it.

    August 28th, 2012 at 10:30 am

      Elliot Silver

      In the future if you give appraisals here, please click “reply” under the comment to make it easier to read multiple appraisals.

      August 28th, 2012 at 10:32 am

      Elliot Silver

      Your comment is showing 26 dislikes so far. Not sure if that is really accurate or if there is an issue with the button. Far more people than that have visited, but I don’t really know if that many people actually took the time to hit dislike.

      August 28th, 2012 at 10:38 am


      When Galileo said the earth orbited the sun, he was jailed and ex-communicated by the church. The whole world was wrong and he was right. I don’t care if everyone disagrees with me. You can correct me if I’m right.

      August 28th, 2012 at 10:52 am

      Uzoma is available for hand registration at $6.99

      I submit that any valuable domain will have all 3 major TLDs taken. That’s just my opinion.

      For instance is the most valuable, but will not be available for hand registration.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Elliot Silver

      I don’t want to make this a “debate” thread but I will just say that certainly could be used by a non profit or other organization that focuses on sex health and awareness.

      Chelsea real estate keywords are purely commercial and don’t lend themselves to the .org.

      Additionally, I bought the .org of another real estate name I sold for quite a bit of money when it was available, so its availability isn’t indicative of a low value.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:10 am


    I would like to submit for appraisal. Thanks in advance for any opinions.

    August 28th, 2012 at 10:34 am

      Elliot Silver

      Unfortunately, I don’t see much value in the name. There aren’t many advertisers for the “3d home modeling” term and it looks like there are only a couple of companies who offer that software. Search volume is also low, so not many people looking for that specifically.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:17 am


      The search volumes for ‘3d home modeling’ and even just ‘home modeling’ are low. ‘Home models’ seems to be the more used term. The PPC amounts are not bad and there is a decent number of advertisers.

      Even though I am a bit nervous of the DISLIKE button I will say – $200 to $400.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:18 am


      Thank you, I appreciate it. It was a hand reg, so we’ll see where it ends up. I think I can make some lunch money on it.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:32 am


      In the UK, we spell your third word as modelling. Worth noting for international exposure 🙂

      August 29th, 2012 at 7:23 am


    Just throwing an idea out there,

    An interesting appraisal would be to email an arbitrary group of potential target buyers (not all of which will “get it”) and not try to sell it to them but ask them what they think it is worth. At the end of they day it is the buyers that set the price if you are looking to sell.

    If you ask domainers what it is worth you could get all kind of answers but like people brought up with the thing, none of them will likely buy it for even a percentage of what they appraise it at themselves.

    August 28th, 2012 at 10:35 am


      I’d rather pitch them then ask their opinion. Wouldn’t want to losew a sale by sending a weird “appraisal” email to an end user. However, this also could create interest, but certainly wouldnt be my approach. Although I don’t agree, this would be a great way to get a better grasp on the value of your domain.

      August 28th, 2012 at 10:38 am

      Elliot Silver

      I like that idea quite a bit, but I think you’ll end up with more people that don’t have any idea about valuation and it will likely be depressing.

      It just takes one buyer to have an idea of its value and the capital to buy it.

      August 28th, 2012 at 10:39 am


      Yes it would probably be depressing but a harsh reality check that might benefit some. And regarding looking at it as a pitch, over thinking it there. If someone wants to buy it then they will make an offer to do just that. If you have to convince them to buy it you’ve already wasted your time, just my opinion. Good offers come from folks who “get it” unless you are only looking for $xxx.

      August 28th, 2012 at 10:44 am


      You shouldn’t have to “pitch” your domain, if you have to put that much time into it then you are wasting time. A pitch is if you are looking for $xxx and doing it in volume. I see no harm in this, if you ask for an evaluation and someone wants to buy it then they will offer to do just that.

      August 28th, 2012 at 10:55 am


      When I “pitch” a domain it generally looks like this:

      Hi my name is Name and I own and am selling Please contact me if you are interested.


      August 28th, 2012 at 10:57 am


      @Elliot, I wrote a few comments but not all of them made it on here for some reason. I did it by hitting reply. Not sure if this one will make it on either.

      August 28th, 2012 at 10:59 am


    You have part of reason in your speech if we are talking about end user sales. Now for the reseller market there is some concensus and it’s possible to have a reasonable appraisal, Estibot/Valuate gives a fair reseller value generally (if you divide it by 20).

    August 28th, 2012 at 10:39 am


      you mean divide by 2 surely…

      I agree that the appraised value often looks quite fair. The world would be a better place if no domain could be sold for more than twice its estibot appraisal.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:13 am


      Estibot valuated at $800

      So, you are saying that number should be divided by 20:

      800 divided by 20 = $40

      I’ll go with that. I agree.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:14 am

      Elliot Silver

      The name I sold and discussed above is valued by Valuate at significantly lower than what I sold it for.

      Anyway, feel free to submit one of your names as your opinion has already been given.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:18 am


      ANYONE using Estibot for valuation purposes should share whatever it is they smoke while valuing their domains through that channel. Estibot offers great end user and stat tools, but the value algorithim used is simply flawed and shouldn’t be taken seriously. Hopefully, we all know that. I didn’t coming into the industry and it cost me a cool grand or so on domains I dropped upon renewal.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:19 am


    Split testing, AB Testing or multivariate testing are all part of conversion rate optimization. It’s a decent PPC keyword and I used to generate business from it before I gave up trying to keep the code up to date. I still do a ton of behavioral marketing, but I use other tools…

    August 28th, 2012 at 10:47 am

      Elliot Silver

      It’s a solid marketing and web development name. I could see a developer buying it for a start up to offer the ability for website owners to do split testing on layout, colors, graphics, offers, products…etc.

      I think it’s a $5,000 – $8,000 name.

      August 28th, 2012 at 10:50 am


      Thanks, Elliot. I had put it in the $6,500 range so it’s nice to see your confirmation.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:19 am

      Elliot Silver

      I think that’s a fair price for the name.

      Personally, if I was actively looking to sell, I would change the landing page to make sure others know it’s available for sale and not being used.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:22 am


      Yeah, changing the page would be good, but I still get a fair amount of valuable traffic from it. Maybe a ‘for sale’ sign…

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:30 am


    I throw one in for fun. Long name, easy buildout

    August 28th, 2012 at 10:50 am


      I love this name Shane. Great name for a sports website, sports bar, ESPN show etc……Alot of extensions available with this name which hurts the value some and a little long. Its definitely a fun brand name but I see the value at around 5-10k to an end user if you are willing to sit a while on it. I would shoot an email to ESPN marketing department with a nice sales pitch.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Elliot Silver

      Two of my favorite websites are and, and they show videos of unsportsmanlike conduct at sporting events throughout the world. I agree that it could be an easy buildout, and the value is more in the brand than the actual name. I’d say $2-4k but could be more if someone really wants to get it.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:11 am


      My thoughts… I think the value here is the branding quality of the domain. The PPC amounts are at the minimum level for the exact keywords making up this domain and there are no real Adwords advertisers. There is not much to sell or promote based upon the name itself. But, as a brand – it’s an obvious sports winner. Immediately I think of football and that kind of mental link can be worth a lot to the right buyer.

      $1000 to $2000 for the right buyer.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:27 am

      Mike Tyson

      I’ll give ya $50 for it today paypal.

      August 28th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Vincent Jacques

    I figured i throw a curve ball with a non dot com. A perfect name for a website devoted to the review and critique of web hosting companies. As a .org, this is a perfect potential use that could generate an immense amount of traffic and participation, as EVERY website in the entire world is Hosted!!!

    August 28th, 2012 at 10:52 am


      I’m not sure the .org does work here really. Host or Hosting obviously is the optimal word in the .com. Regarding, I would estimate the value at $xxx – low $x,xxx.
      I’ve noticed alot of awesome dictionary words with “ed” or “ing” thrown at the end of it and then being overpriced. Not saying this is the case here.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:15 am


      My thoughts… High PPC, good exact match traffic, real advertisers on Google. This is a good mix. Unfortunately, it’s an ORG so the type-in traffic will be very low. If your Kung Fu is solid, SEO will be able to push this domain to the 1st page for it’s exact match term fairly easy (it may take time).

      I think it would be an easy brand for a hosting company, but it would also be easy to make a mistake and have this site look more like a high end MFA site if it was covered in Ads.

      I think – $4000 to $8000.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:40 am

      Elliot Silver

      Don’t like the past tense (or the .org for this type of name), but I am sure someone would pay a few hundred for it because of the high CPC.

      The big problem is getting it to rank because it’s a competitive term and not exact match.

      August 28th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    sam posner

    appraisal value?

    August 28th, 2012 at 10:59 am


    I would like to know the value of

    August 28th, 2012 at 11:04 am

      Elliot Silver

      I don’t see where the value would be unless someone builds it into a brand.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:20 am


      Yes, but I believe it could be easily brand-able. Like I hold a huge portfolio of such domains like say / and so on. I believe maybe as a lot they could be developed. Maybe asking off track from the main topic, but my belief is that they could be easily made in to a brand and developed.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:29 am


    “A domain name is worth what someone will pay for it at a given time.”

    I’d like to see that sentence banned. It states the obvious, but is really trying to sneak in the viewpoint that ‘fair value for a domain name is what someone will pay’.

    If I’m dying of thirst, one would surely not wish to argue that a glass of water should be priced according to what I’m willing to pay.

    A better estimation of fair value must be the price that just beats the second best bid.

    August 28th, 2012 at 11:13 am

      Elliot Silver

      If the owner of that one glass of water paid a lot of money for it because it’s the only glass of water, it is worth what you will pay for it. Perhaps the owner of that glass of water is himself thirsty, and the expense for him to go out and acquire another glass of water would be great.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:16 am


      The owner of the water owns a home in the Australian outback and gets his water for a few cents a glass. I turn up at his door on the brink of death. I’d be willing to give all my worldly possessions in exchange for some water. Would seem harsh to ask me to do so.

      The problem with saying that ‘a domain name is worth what someone will pay’ is that the statement ‘a fair price for X is what someone will pay’ is not always true.

      It’s not true for example where the owner of X holds a monopoly, and the owner of a .com holds a pretty good monopoly. If a business desires a particular .com eg. because it exactly matches the business name, no alternative domain is anywhere near as satisfactory.

      So the statement ‘a fair price for X is what someone will pay’ must end with ‘in my opinion’. It’s far from a fact, and highly objectionable.

      August 28th, 2012 at 1:18 pm


      I get this a lot of times, my staple answer is that a product isn’t worth what someone is willing to pay for it, if that were true we’d all be driving a Ferrari.

      Also, the owner of the Ferrari showroom would laugh you off the lot if you asked him to ‘justify the asking price’.

      A domain is worth at least one year of marketing costs for that exact term via Adwords, it could be more depending on availability.

      August 28th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I would like to submit domaining.PRO for appraisal. Ironic, isn’t it? Thanks in advance for any opinions.

    August 28th, 2012 at 11:32 am

      Elliot Silver

      I think it’s worth under $500. I don’t see many people in the domain space actively buying or using .pro domain names. The only advantage to a name like that is there aren’t many exact keywords for this industry in the most commonly used extensions.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:33 am

      So its value should increase with the development of domaining with new gTLDs I guess 🙂
      Thank you for this kind feed-back.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:43 am

      Elliot Silver

      Possibly I suppose, although more extensions could mean more options and less value.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:44 am


      I would put a price tag of $50, tops. Unless it has some hidden value I’m unaware of in a very specific market segment or corner of the world.

      Generally the dot pro domains are for individuals (and organizations comprised of individuals) who consider themselves a ‘professional’ – such as doctors, lawyers, etc.

      I don’t see any connection with “domaining” with any profession.

      February 18th, 2013 at 5:47 pm


    Okay Elliot, I will submit one for appraisal. It is a non.COM. It has been developed, and it is actually having kids signing up now, and it is making good money. You can even tune into it right now and enjoy as you read Elliot’s blog. The name is, drum roll…


    August 28th, 2012 at 11:33 am


    Got one more. GY dot net Just picked it up

    August 28th, 2012 at 11:36 am


      IMO – $7,000 to $9,000

      August 28th, 2012 at 12:03 pm


      IMO – $7,000 to $9,000.

      August 28th, 2012 at 12:16 pm


      Nice name. I think it has the upside potential to reach mid xx,xxx. It is likely to get high x,xxx – low xx,xxx if you run it through NameJet.

      August 28th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Dont think there has been a ton of movement on LL.nets in the last several years. I am thinking $5-10k unless you have a motivated buyer.

      August 28th, 2012 at 3:53 pm


    I have domains that over time for the same
    domain Estibot had appraised for $200k, $90k, $121k, $28k, $18k, and most recently $200+k again. Estibot has a use and is a valuable tool but I wouldn’t really say that a domain is worth whatever number it spits out. Honestly a think a more realistic appraisal tool would just rate a domain with stars (1-5 stars). With more stars being that it is a more valuable domain and no stars = no value.

    August 28th, 2012 at 11:42 am


    did you ever sell bloomfield hills, probably a similar type of high end market, with the exception that NY and London are both very rare/high end markets, the biggest problem you have with any real estate domain is finding the end user agent, it a tough nut to crack.

    August 28th, 2012 at 11:49 am


    With 3-D Printing becoming an upcoming tech trend, would perhaps have any value…? Or, is 3D passe’…

    August 28th, 2012 at 11:50 am

      Elliot Silver

      Only if there is such a thing as 3d copying. If there are no 3d copiers and there isn’t 3d copying, then it’s not really worth anything.

      I don’t really follow along with 3d advances or products.

      August 28th, 2012 at 3:54 pm


    Hi guys,
    I came across this forum via domain search and its great.
    I am very very new to buying domains but it intrigues me. Am I too late for this business? I’ve only got about 40 so far.

    August 28th, 2012 at 11:59 am

      Elliot Silver

      I don’t think it’s too late. People were asking the same thing when I started in late 2002.

      August 28th, 2012 at 12:02 pm


      ‘People were asking the same thing when I started in late 2002’
      The most efficient reply of the day! Short and simple yet says a lot.

      A very interesting post by the way Elliot, you are like an interaction ‘catalyst’ always writing very engaging posts and encouraging hundreds to participate in constructive discussions.
      Thanks once again and best wishes.

      August 28th, 2012 at 10:18 pm


    August 28th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I think under $1k. I’ve had a few names like this that never did well. I think was one of them. I also owned or something like that. would be the better key term.

      August 28th, 2012 at 12:12 pm


      Based upon low traffic and PPC I don’t see much value.

      August 28th, 2012 at 12:20 pm


      sending pavers through the mail could help the post office eliminate their deficit.

      August 28th, 2012 at 12:52 pm



      August 28th, 2012 at 1:03 pm



    turf in french => horse racing

    August 28th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Light 7

    I wish to submit for appraisal. Thanks in advance for your opinions.

    August 28th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I don’t think it’s worth much of anything. If for real estate, it really needs to be plural, and the key term is Homes and not Houses.

      August 28th, 2012 at 12:10 pm


    My name is
    can you give the appraise ?

    August 28th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Ken and

    August 28th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I would say is a $8k name. Nice area. is probably a few hundred if that. I don’t value .info names very highly.

      August 28th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      Louise went for only 700 Euros on Sedo, as did

      August 29th, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Ms Domainer


    Whenever you go to rock concert or live drama performance, washlights are used to create those great lighting effects.

    Also could be the name of a theater group or business having to do with lighting.

    Niche 16-year-old domain.


    August 28th, 2012 at 12:21 pm


      Low monthly searches for the exact keywords. PPC amounts are also low. There are limited advertisers for the better variations of the keywords, but most of the PPC amounts are low. I don’t see a strong play for an Ad generated website. This would best sell to someone wanting an e-commerce site. The ORG and NET versions are not registered.

      I think you may be able to get $50 to $200 to the right end user.

      August 28th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

      Ms Domainer


      GAKT for Wash light:

      [wash light] = 260 Global, medium competition

      “Wash light” = 2,900 Global, medium competition

      Wash light = 33,100, medium competition

      I don’t think that’s too awful.


      August 28th, 2012 at 2:19 pm


      The standard when using the GAKT is to use the LOCAL search numbers. It’s generally closer to reality.

      August 28th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      Elliot Silver

      As a keyword name, I don’t think it’s worth all that much. The age does increase value but I don’t see why it would be worth all that much unless there are companies that sell washlights. There are a few advertisers for that term, so I would peg it at $500-1k.

      August 28th, 2012 at 3:57 pm


    how about ?

    August 28th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      Elliot Silver

      That doesn’t really make sense grammatically.

      August 28th, 2012 at 12:31 pm


    I know a domains with Hyphens are not a very good choise..

    August 28th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I don’t see value in it, even if there was no hyphen. One strike is the hyphen, one strike is the .us, and the third strike is it’s not a widely used term.

      August 28th, 2012 at 3:58 pm


    August 28th, 2012 at 12:39 pm


    how about it used to valuate at $76,000 and then suddenly went to $760.
    go figure. i think the true figure is somewhere in-between.

    August 28th, 2012 at 12:55 pm


      LOL – I agree. The value is somewhere between those figures.

      My opinion – decent traffic for the exact keywords. Kind of low PPC. Low number of advertisers. I think the potential for running a site that generates income from Ads is limited by the number of advertisers and the lower end PPC amounts. Still, the traffic *potential* is pretty good. I think an e-commerce site could do well with this domain – provided they could source a huge variety of pens. The competition is mostly large, established, trusted companies.

      The domain is obviously a great brand for the products.

      IMO: $6,000 – $9,000 for an e-commerce play.

      August 28th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Kevin M.

    This is a recent pick-up I’d be curious on-

    August 28th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I like it. It can be difficult to sell a domain name to a dentist or orthodontist on a cold call, but I could see someone paying up to $5k for the name for branding purposes. You might even get more if a motivated buyer wants it.

      Braces, teeth whitening, and veneers are all big businesses. The only issue is getting professionals to spend the money to buy the name.

      August 28th, 2012 at 1:51 pm


      I have done a lot of marketing for dentists over the years as well as sold them many domains. They are heavily into online marketing as compared to most other professionals.

      IMO – $4,000

      I agree with Elliot that a motivated dentist could go higher. The highest price I have personally seen a dentist pay was $6k – it was a [local] name.

      August 28th, 2012 at 4:05 pm


    Doubt there are a ton of searches but a strong industry. Welcome any thoughts.

    August 28th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I don’t think it’s worth very much because I don’t see much search volume for that term.

      August 28th, 2012 at 1:49 pm


    I would love to know what this worth. It has become a really hot market with gas prices where they are at and most states are starting to legalize golf carts for certain roads.

    I also have
    and for typo reasons.

    August 28th, 2012 at 1:07 pm


    I have an aviation related domain,

    CompositeAircraft (dot) com

    Light sport aviation is becoming increasingly more popular. Increase in fuel prices makes these aircraft more lighter and more efficient.


    August 28th, 2012 at 1:17 pm


      For what it’s worth,

      I like aviation domains 🙂 and your insight is probably correct.

      You may need some ‘luck’ to find a buyer.
      Could be an aircraft seller or a specialized maintenance shop. Keep in mind that profit margins in many aviation niches are narrow.

      I’ve sold some aviation related domains in the $xxx range this year, however I don’t feel qualified to put an appraisal value on yours.

      August 29th, 2012 at 5:56 am



    August 28th, 2012 at 1:22 pm


    I’d appreciate opinions on the value of

    August 28th, 2012 at 1:28 pm


      I think the .ORG will go better with this name. In any case, I’ll assign it an interval estimation rather than a point one:

      Between $1000 and $1500

      August 28th, 2012 at 2:15 pm


    Any opinions on:

    August 28th, 2012 at 1:42 pm


      under $500

      August 28th, 2012 at 2:14 pm


      Thanks Uzoma! I’d be happy to sell for $500.

      Have a great day!


      August 28th, 2012 at 4:14 pm


      Who knew there was decent traffic for mobile home supplies? So, you have decent traffic possibilities (exact match local = 1900 per month), but – the PPC amount is pretty low AND there are not many real advertisers. Fewer advertisers often means the true PPC bid amounts can be lower than what is shown. Also, the low bid amount may indicate a low conversion rate for e-commerce sites. The NET and ORG versions are registered, but they are not in use.

      Because of the low number of advertisers my opinion is $750 to $1500… with the right buyer.

      August 28th, 2012 at 4:23 pm


      Thanks Nebraska!

      August 28th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    sam posner

    August 28th, 2012 at 1:46 pm


      I’ll tackle this one:

      Domain Created Date: 1996-06-18
      Domain Age: 16 Years, 75 Days
      Top Level Domain: GREAT
      Undesirable Characters: none
      Length: OK (10 Length)
      Google Inlinks: 0
      Google Pages: 0
      Y! Inlinks: 0
      Y! Pages: 0
      Alexa Ranking: 0
      PageRank: 0
      Alexa Ranking: 0

      Considering the foregoing, I will appraise it at $600

      August 28th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Decent name – could be used by someone as a tagline. I’d say $500-1k.

      August 28th, 2012 at 2:00 pm


      IMO great call to action domain with perfect intent. Would be good for a flight training school and such. Easy to remember. I would place it in the $2000- $3000 and there are plenty of schools across the country.

      August 28th, 2012 at 2:06 pm


      I forgot to add when I think of your name I recall a past domain sale that has the same feel.
      Article here

      August 28th, 2012 at 2:18 pm


      There are 275 domain names registered that either end or start with the words ‘take flight” in the most popular extensions. This is a great brand name that could be used for many concepts. I put the value easily between 2-4k. Find the right end user and you could get possibly get more.

      August 28th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Frank Schilling’s sales are mostly anomalous. I wish I could sell all of mine for what he is selling his.

      August 28th, 2012 at 3:50 pm


      This is the best name listed here so far.

      By a margin.

      August 29th, 2012 at 2:45 am


    For your consideration:

    August 28th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Don’t really see why someone would buy it. Not a search term, and not really a brandable name either.

      August 28th, 2012 at 3:49 pm


    The value of one sale. He is not selling paper clips here. These are 30 to 100k commissions for one sale.

    The conversion rates will be higher on this name because it is more geo-specific. People who type this in know what they want. It’s not like they are typing in New york real estate. Way to broad.


    August 28th, 2012 at 2:46 pm


    Here’s mine.


    I’m more interested in what it would be worth as a developed site rather than just the name.

    August 28th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I don’t think it’s really possible to value it based on development. It would be worth a lot more if there were 500 advertisers paying $50/year than 20 advertisers paying $10/year.

      I do think it’s a $2-5k name as is.

      August 28th, 2012 at 3:11 pm



    Would be nice to have your inputs.


    August 28th, 2012 at 2:59 pm


      On names like these, fall into three categories: 1. Could Sell if domainer is Lucky 2. May not sell if domainer is unlucky 3. Definitely useless

      So, I assign MarketingConsultancy.Org number 2 above: May not sell if domainer is unlucky.

      August 28th, 2012 at 4:52 pm


      Why do you consider me unlucky? Would really like to know! Thanks! 🙂

      August 28th, 2012 at 6:29 pm


      samit! Not you, the dawn domain lol.
      We all know and have some of those.

      August 28th, 2012 at 10:18 pm


      Good to know.

      Guess Elliot doesn’t think much of it or he just missed it among all these comments.

      Even if this post is just for the traffic, it’s great, I know most blogs wouldn’t even get 30 comments on similar threads (mine included).

      August 29th, 2012 at 8:46 am

      Elliot Silver

      Srry for the delay… Ive replied 40x or more so far and haven’t gotten to them all. In the process of negotiating 3 contracts and have a bunch of non-biz happenings at the moment.

      I don’t think the name works all that well as a .org. Some names do, but some commercial names don’t really and this would be the case in my opinion.

      I think it’s probably a $500-$1k name possibly if a marketing company really wants it.

      August 29th, 2012 at 8:53 am


    Any thoughts on

    Somewhat brandable, gets some typos…

    August 28th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Can’t imagine it’s worth much of anything unless you sell it based on a revenue multiple. Coarse isn’t really even a play on words for course either.

      August 28th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      Ms Domainer


      This is a typo. Should be GolfCourse.

      Also, the word “coarse” has a negative connotation, so I don’t see it as a good brandable.

      The only use I can see is a spoof site about bawdy behavior on and off the golf course.


      August 28th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    jack of all trades

    What do you guys think about –

    PS: I love you guys #nohomo

    August 28th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Like the name… Probably a $3-5k name based on the name value.

      August 28th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Hakan There is the university. There are some geo locations. There is a region in UK as well.

    August 28th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Phil Autrey

    I would submit

    Not much traffic to it right now, but it has a lot of tie in’s to Facebook, etc…and I have a trademark to go with it.

    August 28th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    M Husain Yatnatti


    I would like to submit:

    August 28th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I don’t think it’s worth anything. It’s too long and there isn’t really search volume.

      August 28th, 2012 at 4:31 pm


      This name is useless. Drop it.

      August 28th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      M Husain Yatnatti

      in GAKT it showed 9900+ exact search with high competetion. How do u say its not worth?

      August 28th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Local is just 260.

      August 28th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      Elliot Silver

      BTW, you just registered the name a week ago… what do you think it’s worth??

      August 28th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      M Husain Yatnatti

      I considered Local searches from India while buying it, coz Chennai is based in India. its US local you mentioned

      August 28th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      M Husain Yatnatti

      I think it may wary in the range of $300-$500. I registered it because, similar domain patterns like HouseForRentin(Major Indian cities) were registered earlier by popular real estate companies in India.

      August 28th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      Elliot Silver

      So why not get the ccTLD?

      August 28th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      M Husain Yatnatti

      I would have.. But the thing is .com fares better in India than .in or TLD’s. When it comes to internet, majority of indian population think of it as a .com. Very few people have idea about other TLD’s

      August 28th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Great Idea!

    Hit me!

    August 28th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      Great Idea!

      Neglected to mention this has 27k+ exact searches according to GAKT.

      Just sayin’

      August 28th, 2012 at 4:37 pm


      This name is useless. Drop it even before expiration date.

      August 28th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Maybe a couple hundred to a skin care company who is looking to build mini sites to move product. Don’t like the name.

      August 28th, 2012 at 4:56 pm


    Alright, I’ll bite. But only because I want to help Elliot have a record month for comments on his blog.

    I own and

    Have at it 🙂

    August 28th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I don’t think “patent trolls” like the name 🙂

      Maybe you could get a few hundred or more from one of the companies fighting a patent troll. I think Bodog was fighting a patent troll for a while and the CEO hated that guy. He might have spent $x,xxx for fun to put up a site.

      August 28th, 2012 at 4:30 pm


      I don’t think has any real value. I’d drop it if I owned it. I should know, I have many such names. And I do drop them.

      August 28th, 2012 at 4:57 pm


      I have a couple offers from attorneys in the thousands range. We’ll see.

      August 28th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    sam posner

    thanks for comments on

    August 28th, 2012 at 4:43 pm


    Ok, I’ll throw one in. Would love to get your input on where to start with pricing for a quick (end user) sale.

    10 year old name. The term itself doesn’t get a whole lot of exact searches, but there are plenty of relevant end users with bilingual sites, many of whom own multiple variations (longtails, hyphens, etc.) on similar real estate/rental names in the area.

    August 28th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I think this is a pretty solid $1-3k name. Although it’s probably not searched all that much and it’s not the right language for locals looking to buy there, I do think someone would be willing to take a chance to target English speaking home buyers. The one thing to keep in mind is that most of the major geo area (outside the US) homes names (Paris, London, Tuscany…etc) aren’t owned by home developers or real estate companies, so they probably haven’t had the interest in buying them or wouldn’t pay much.

      August 29th, 2012 at 8:50 am


      Thanks so much for the input, Elliot. I had no idea where to start because I have a little more experience dealing with people who’ve approached me first. I would have started lower than that, but it’s really helpful to know what sort of ballpark you’d place the name in.

      August 29th, 2012 at 11:43 am

      Elliot Silver

      I haven’t had much luck selling names overseas, so take what I said with a grain of salt.

      You might want to reach out to Fred Mercaldo who is managing on behalf of the owner.

      August 29th, 2012 at 11:45 am


      Good point, and thanks for the suggestion. I noticed that several of the real estate agencies and rental companies own a lot of different names and keyword combinations, so that’s at least promising, if multiple domains are part of their strategy. I don’t have unrealistic expectations for this one – I have experience with German buyers, but not French. Anyway, we’ll see – thanks again for the input!

      August 29th, 2012 at 12:36 pm


      There are many people of different nationality living in that area and there are several real estate and tourist magazines with ads in dual language (French and English) so that may be to your advantage. I have limited experience but would say that it is a very brandable name that fits a niche.

      August 29th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    M Husain Yatnatti

    How about

    August 28th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Sorry, the rule is one per person, but I don’t think that is worth anything.

      August 28th, 2012 at 4:58 pm


      Hi Elliot,

      If one per person, I would like to hear your comments about my domain. Even interacting you would be nice for me to make a step furter in my goals. How much do you think it is worth? is for sale also by the way.

      August 29th, 2012 at 1:32 am


    If I owned this name, I will take any offer for it, starting from registration cover to infinity. I do own one similar to it, tho not as good, I have it for sale at $450 but will consider offers from registration fee and up.

    August 28th, 2012 at 4:59 pm


    August 28th, 2012 at 5:09 pm


    Some great feedback here.

    I think it just goes to show how much there is to learn in this game. Thinking of switching my strategy entirely away from D2D sales and expiring auctions and focus solely on premium auctions, brokers and such. Otherwise it’s just too much of a waste if time crapshoot with not enough return for time you spend sifting through the shit.

    August 28th, 2012 at 5:18 pm


    I’ll throw out there for your appraisals.

    August 28th, 2012 at 5:25 pm


      I like this as a dog training build out. Hear that’s a good niche.

      August 28th, 2012 at 5:38 pm


    It isn’t debt relief for sure but I couldn’t not get it for $70 a few months back with 10 years age.

    August 28th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Luke Summers

    Here’s one of mine:

    August 28th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    I’ll throw into the ring for appraisal:

    10 year clean registration history

    August 28th, 2012 at 5:52 pm


    Elliot did you read where apparently according to Theo and no surprise the guy from estibot you are missing something. Appraisals are valuable if from an expert.

    I think you are spot on and appraisals are worthless. Getting the opinions of a bunch of domainers who are not going to pay you what you want for your domain means what ?

    August 28th, 2012 at 5:56 pm


    Nice thread Elliot.

    I think the first thing people should look at is that when someone is appraising a domain, what it could be developed into means nothing. That is a website. Google was developed into something nice, appraised in 1998 would have been reg fee.

    Domain Appraisals are about that domain standing all alone by itself. does not need to be developed into anything to be a great domain.

    I tend to agree with you Elliot that appraisals have little value.

    I have done this on forums over the years, get a domain appraised at $2000 and then offer it to the full time domainer who appraised it for $200.

    I have had $500 offered for $50, $10,000 offered for $1000.

    Never one sale, the only asset class in the world where you offer someone the asset at 10 % of their price not mine and they are not interested.

    But when you want to have real fun, ask for appraisals on domains you already sold, get the reg fee, $50 appraisals for names you sold from $2500 to xx,xxx and then you see how hysterical domain appraisals really are.

    August 28th, 2012 at 6:03 pm


    Nice thread Elliot.

    I think the first thing people should look at is that when someone is appraising a domain, what it could be developed into means nothing. That is a website. Google was developed into something nice, appraised in 1998 would have been reg fee.

    Domain Appraisals are about that domain standing all alone by itself. does not need to be developed into anything to be a great domain.

    I tend to agree with you Elliot that appraisals have little value.

    I have done this on forums over the years, get a domain appraised at $2000 and then offer it to the full time domainer who appraised it for $200.

    I have had $500 offered for $50, $10,000 offered for $1000.

    Never one sale, the only asset class in the world where you offer someone the asset at 10 % of their price not mine and they are not interested.

    But when you want to have real fun, ask for appraisals on domains you already sold, get the reg fee, $50 appraisals for names you sold from $2500 to high five figures and then you see how hysterical domain appraisals really are.

    August 28th, 2012 at 6:04 pm


    Appraisals have no value? Seriously?

    Then how do less experienced domain name owners even arrive at a starting point if they want to sell a domain? Sure, appraisals are NOT 100% – or often even close – but a hand evaluation can provide a critical starting point.

    Art appraisals come to mind as a good comparison. Usually, they are in the ballpark, but there is often a large swing in either direction when it comes to actually selling the artwork.

    Honest hand evaluations can even help experienced domainers with a reality check. None of us have ever thought too highly about one of our names, right? Asked too much, held on a little too long?

    For me, this little exercise was a nice sounding board for a domain that I want to sell. It was a very nice confirmation to hear that Elliot’s *personal* views on the value of my domain matched up with what I was thinking.

    August 28th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      Elliot Silver

      The thing that bothers me most with respect to appraisals is when I try to buy or sell a name and the opposing party tells me they have an appraisal and that’s I should buy or sell based on what a company said it is worth.

      August 28th, 2012 at 6:16 pm


      Very true, but to think there is zero value in an appraisal is, I think, not considering all angles. I think part of the problem is there is not a recognized authority. There are experienced hands, but someone new to domains will not know where to go. Art appraisal, while part voodoo, is an established profession.

      Also – My way of evaluating may be much different than someone with a different background. I don’t mind highly competitive search terms and have close to 10 years experience in e-commerce. So, I may see something different than maybe someone who has only dealt with domain names or doesn’t know the difficulties of selling jewelry online. That is why, when evaluating some domains mentioned above, I tried to provide my reasoning.

      Of course another reason we don’t like domain appraisals is because it may not match the value we think it’s worth.

      August 28th, 2012 at 6:36 pm



    The fact of thinking too highly about a name is universal. Like the piece Domainnamewire wrote, most people and most domains are not worth what people think.

    You thought it was nice because Elliot matched up, would you have felt nice if he said reg fee ?

    August 28th, 2012 at 6:14 pm


      No, I would not have liked it if he said, “reg fee”.

      I did not know Elliot would respond to my domain. If I did know – I would have also known that it was NOT possible for an honest appraisal of the domain I mentioned to be reg fee.

      August 28th, 2012 at 6:45 pm


    What would be classic is who were the three people who liked the comment of for reg fee ?

    You might not value it where Elliot does, but reg fee ?

    August 28th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      Elliot Silver

      It seems that there are many people who enjoy making others feel bad 🙂

      I am sure my wife (a psychologist) could delve more into that subject, but I think it’s quite obvious that CRE is not reg fee. I would bet a lot of money that if I put it up for sale for $1,000 even, I would sell it in minutes. Point being that it’s not worth “reg fee.”

      August 28th, 2012 at 6:18 pm


    elliot with all due respect, whats the purpose of this blog post today?

    who gives a fuck what others think a name is worth…

    August 28th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      Elliot Silver

      People who visit my blog enjoy talking about their names, and companies that advertise like having people see their banners.

      Is there another domain venue that has a post/thread today with almost 200 replies? Advertisers are getting their money’s worth this month!!!! 🙂

      Kidding aside, people do like others to know what domain names they have and others like giving their opinions on valuations. Leads to an interesting discussion.

      August 28th, 2012 at 6:41 pm


    ok… a post for traffic then.

    this is kinda silly imo.. its your blog elliot.

    good luck and let other domainers value your own assets.

    all my names are worth 1 million.

    August 28th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I know what some of your names are worth 🙂

      August 28th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Poor Uncle

    August 28th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    evette (prescription, pet , personal)


    August 28th, 2012 at 7:17 pm


      Is this for Police Department rugs???

      August 29th, 2012 at 5:48 pm


    HealthPlanDiscounts dot com ?

    August 28th, 2012 at 7:32 pm


    What about KeyHiring.Com, I think it will suit for employment/jobseeker co.

    Appreciate your appraisal.

    August 28th, 2012 at 7:39 pm


    I believe we are heading for marketing sports and travel in 3D.

    What do you think will be worth?

    August 28th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I don’t think it’s worth anything. If there would ever be such a thing, it would probably be 3d kayaking and not the other way around.

      August 28th, 2012 at 9:13 pm


      I have the, too. I think it may happen. We’ll see.

      August 28th, 2012 at 11:01 pm


    I own… appraisals please?

    The owner of “” is asking $180,000 for it by the way.

    August 28th, 2012 at 10:54 pm


    You’re awesome Elliot. Fun thread. If I may …

    KnotBook .com

    I’ve received 5 offers for it this year, but all low ball. Curious what this expert crowd thinks of it.

    August 28th, 2012 at 11:14 pm


    I have been wondering how much 247.Mobi is worth.
    I have set a simple Q&A website.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.

    August 29th, 2012 at 1:49 am


    Good one! I posted in the wrong thread!
    [best smart tvs] High 390 210 $1.80

    August 29th, 2012 at 2:16 am



    I consider you a friend, and I also like new tech names, however, I have to be fair in my appraisal:

    These types of names, tho appealing, are completely useless in the after-market. Their use is limited to private portfolio cluster, and perhaps a mini-site for the occasional $.20 to $3 ad sense revenue. I recommend you drop it, and all such names. And don’t register anymore of those.

    August 29th, 2012 at 3:12 am


      @ Uzoma, Thanx for positive feedback and honest reply. Looking through my portfolio, I see I am not a domainer at all, but influenced by domaining to select domains for my development projects! At least, BestSmartTvs is dot com! That much I learned, to prefer the dot com. The highest search ones, QRReader (org), 3DDesignSoftware (com), HardtopConvertibles (net), DualScreenLaptop (org), are very nichy. But, I’m happy with them; they’re in development, and have risen in Google with the recent updates by process of elimination, because they don’t violate Google’s Quality Guidelines. For instance, HardtopConvertibles is page 1, but I don’t think I could get more than mid x,xxx. It would be more useful as a business to me, just like the other domains. Again, thanx for your opinion!

      August 29th, 2012 at 1:27 pm


    I am submitting for appraisal.

    Baby Imprints is a established business in almost all parts of the America.Imprints are great way to keep memories of child. These imprints can be made of clay, bronze, silver or gold. Depending on the price factor.
    Appraise it please.

    August 29th, 2012 at 6:53 am

      Elliot Silver

      I would say you’d be lucky to get $500 for it. I sold a baby name a couple years ago that had hundreds of businesses in the exact field, and it was hard to get someone to buy it. I sold it for a few thousand. is a MUCH better name, and it was a tough sell at $5,900 despite thousands of people being in that business and it being pretty high margin with lots of advertisers

      August 29th, 2012 at 8:17 am


      Thank you Mr.Elliot for your detailed explanation. People like you make things much better in the Domaining World by giving valuable insights.

      August 30th, 2012 at 2:19 am


    Hi Elliot,

    I picked up from namejet last week at starting bid price and would lie to get people’s appraisals I realise this is a cctld but I think it has some potential.

    Thanks for the tips and advice by the way really helpful,


    August 29th, 2012 at 8:12 am



    Paperless tech interest.
    Has 18,100 Google keyword types. (General)
    But not asking a great deal, as usual – I try to accommodate most folk.

    Elliot, with this thread and the submit a domain/price, your system must be on overload 🙂

    August 29th, 2012 at 8:43 am


    Currently a site, and could be developed further?

    August 29th, 2012 at 9:11 am

      Elliot Silver

      “which cloud computing” doesn’t make sense to me. I don’t think it’s worth much, unless it’s earning revenue. The value is based on what you build not the name.

      August 29th, 2012 at 9:34 am


      OK, as in Which TV.
      i.e. Cloud computing is an IT product etc. And which, as in ‘what one’.

      August 29th, 2012 at 10:47 am


      I concur with Elliot on this.

      August 29th, 2012 at 2:40 pm


      Yes Elliot, I agree in some respects with the revenue. The title gens over 1 million Google hits/month, so has possible potential, and the revenue is slowly but surely building. I agree with the domain title though, not a hoty, and not one for appriasal. Cheers.

      August 30th, 2012 at 8:00 am


      as in, appraisal }

      August 30th, 2012 at 8:02 am

    sam posner

    August 29th, 2012 at 10:12 am

      Elliot Silver

      As I mentioned a couple times, one appraisal per person – sorry.

      August 29th, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Clay Burt

    I’ll throw in

    Could be a great cycling community site.

    August 29th, 2012 at 10:31 am

      Elliot Silver

      Decent .org name… I’d say under $1,000 but could be around that.

      August 29th, 2012 at 11:21 am


    Thanks for the opportunity. Any thoughts on

    August 29th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    john Harrison

    I would like to submit:

    for general appraisal please 🙂

    August 29th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I have a bunch of similar names like and and they are priced under $1k.

      August 29th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      john Harrison

      Thank you Elliot- mine is also priced under $1000- Have you had any success in selling a comparable name? Would you ever develop something like this?

      August 29th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Not any of my honeymoon names. Travel is a tough vertical, so I wouldn’t spend my time building any of them out.

      August 29th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      john Harrison

      Interesting because I thought that maybe this being such a specific domain it might bear building out. I want to find a domain I can actually work at building a business. Im being inspired right now by reading another great blog, who is putting his energies into It seems a step away from a generic domain name and more an idea, a business and a brandable domain to build on.

      Rambling Im sure here but I’ll finish with this:

      Elliot, would you like to buy my domain, ?

      Thanks for this interesting thread- quite a few comments 🙂

      August 29th, 2012 at 3:06 pm


    Great fun ride 😉
    Nice post Elliot…
    let me drop one here had 2 offers before xxxx

    Thanks 🙂

    August 29th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Honestly, I would have sold for $x,xxx thinking there wasn’t much left to squeeze out of it.

      August 29th, 2012 at 1:46 pm


    Thanks for great post ..
    Let me drop one
    Innovationaccounting( dot)com

    August 29th, 2012 at 1:44 pm


      sorry for duplicate post…

      August 29th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Hakan Elliot plase appraise. 🙂

    August 29th, 2012 at 1:48 pm


      I like it. The following domain name appraisal is an estimate on the domain worth of

      Domain Age: 8 Years, 100 Days
      Top Level Domain: GREAT
      Undesirable Characters: GREAT (0 Total)
      Overall Length: GOOD (8 Length)

      Therefore, I appraise it for $14,000

      August 29th, 2012 at 3:58 pm


    Can you appraise this domain?
    I had it up on the trend but you missed it:

    HealthPlanDiscounts dot com

    August 29th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Don’t think it’s worth much. I think Health Insurance is the actual term, and I don’t know if advertisers can use “discount” when it comes to selling insurance. When I was at AIG, we couldn’t put “discounts” in marketing materials.

      I also see it was recently created and no other companies have other TLD.

      August 29th, 2012 at 2:16 pm



    August 29th, 2012 at 2:40 pm


    Nomenclature is a term that applies to either a list of names or terms, or to the system of principles, procedures and terms related to naming — which is the assigning of a word or phrase to a particular object or property.

    Therefore, I registered

    August 29th, 2012 at 2:46 pm


      It’s not for sale, I intend to use it.

      August 29th, 2012 at 3:47 pm


    BSEE(.)com Stands for Bachelor of Science in Electrical engineering – Just bought it on Sedo a few weeks back.

    2 years ago I sold which stands for Master in Electrical Engineering on Sedo for 16.5k

    Thanks in advance for your input.

    August 29th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I’d say that’s probably worth between $500 – $2,000.

      Tough to predict on 4 letter .com names because if a company really wants it, they could pay even 5 figures.

      August 30th, 2012 at 11:06 am

    ron s


    August 29th, 2012 at 4:54 pm



    I’ve been watching you. I’m watching to see if you really know what to do with traffic. Here you are inundated with comments and traffic from domainers, but you keep trying to run away from it, and post an elitist list of ostentatious domain names, in a second tier, because I guess the posters here have “inferior” domains. Make no mistake about it, if you screw this thing up, most of us will desert your blog and you can have your 5 or 6 elite domainers. Again, I encourage you to take this format seriously. Combine those “brokers” with this format. Unify the market. Stop trying to separate an imaginary elite sellers.

    August 29th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Remember when you said you weren’t going to visit my blog or comment any more?? Traffic was just fine and advertisers continued to renew. You can make all the threats you want, but I’ll decide what I post and what I don’t post. If you don’t come back, so be it. My blog survived just fine without your presence.

      August 29th, 2012 at 7:34 pm


      Traffic was NOT fine, not like you’re having it now.

      Alright, very well Elliot, I’m done. I will not participate in your blogs anymore, goodbye!

      August 29th, 2012 at 11:23 pm


      Traffic on this blog was always good.

      You use terms like we, most people who read blogs are not on your side, you have this inflated self worth that comes from who knows where. You are someone who talks a big game then tells a guy who has a big game “We will desert you” You run your mouth, this is not a team, domainers are individuals, some get along, some don’t but this is no team. No one is deserting Elliot.

      August 30th, 2012 at 2:00 am


      How childish. Uzoma, your comments don’t have the weight and perspective required to enter an adults arena anyway, sorry.

      August 30th, 2012 at 8:08 am



      Get your own blog and stop hijacking this one.

      September 2nd, 2012 at 7:35 am


    Great post.

    I’d like to submit my domain

    Thanks in advance 😉

    August 29th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    brian k

    What do you think of

    August 29th, 2012 at 11:34 pm


    Hi Elliot

    Beginner here. Want to know if I am on the right track or totally off it.

    Appreciate your comments in advance.

    August 30th, 2012 at 12:22 am

      Clay Burt


      If that is the spelling, then zero – it is BargAin.

      Even if it is with the A, I’m not overly sure what or who to sell it to – are you selling businesses at bargain prices or bargains to businesses and if so, what?

      I am not any sort of guru or insider so maybe I am way off base… I have more than my share of these that I thought made sense at the time…

      August 31st, 2012 at 5:03 pm


    BullS is priceless!!

    August 30th, 2012 at 12:32 am


    Very interesting post.

    Based on other names sold I would say should be between 8 and 10 K.

    Here is one I own. What do you all think.


    August 30th, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Yitzchok – would make a good name for a technology news site or blog.
    Curious how much y’all think it’s worth.

    August 30th, 2012 at 2:08 am


    Can I throw one in?

    August 30th, 2012 at 2:43 am


    I would like to get opinions on AAARating .Com, 5000 Exacts a month.

    Warm regards.

    August 30th, 2012 at 8:48 am


      When using GA keywords stats the standard is to use LOCAL search at EXACT match. The local numbers are closer to reality. Using the correct setup we get 1000 exact matches for “AAA Rating” – note the space.

      1000 exact match searches is not bad. Unfortunately, the PPC amount on the low end, but worse than that – there are 0/1 real world Ads showing for “AAA rating”. This usually means the PPC amount will almost always be very low and businesses have not found a way to make money from that phrase. There are a few public sales with similar keywords, but different meanings.

      I think it would be a hard play to make a lot money from this site by running Ads. I do think it could make a decent brand for the right company.

      IMO – $2500 to $4000 for the right company.

      August 30th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Mike G.

    How about was sold for $500,000

    “Brazil Rio” gets 1,900 Global and 720 US exact searches

    Brazil Rio is one of the most popular places to visit in Brazil.

    August 30th, 2012 at 11:16 am

      Elliot Silver

      I can’t see much value in a name that doesn’t really make sense. might make sense, but not the search backwards.

      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a popular place to visit 🙂

      “Brazil Rio” is not one of the most popular places to visit in Brazil, just like United States Las Vegas isn’t a place.

      August 30th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      Mike G.

      That makes sense your right about that as “Rio Brazil” gets 5,400 Exact searches, much more then “Brazil Rio”. I wasn’t sure about it thats why I asked. I have a couple friends from Brazil as they say “Rio” using “Rio” as a short term for “Rio de Janeiro”. So I though it would be worth something. Thanks for your opinion Elliot.

      August 30th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Gaurav Kohli

    Pitching in a ‘negative’ domain:

    What do you think 🙂

    August 30th, 2012 at 2:20 pm


    Elliot, Here is a great interview with Andrew Rosener which discusses how he comes up with valuations on domains. It discusses a real estate domain as the example and is very interesting how he breaks down the process.

    August 30th, 2012 at 4:35 pm



    August 31st, 2012 at 5:24 pm


    I own these two domains since about 2004.

    How much do think I could get for them if i sold them together as a pair and low balled the price to unload them fast in about a week?

    September 1st, 2012 at 2:25 am



    what you think about,, etc.?


    February 17th, 2013 at 2:23 pm


    Any takers for putting a price tag on:


    February 18th, 2013 at 5:51 pm


      I’d say about $20,000, at least.

      February 19th, 2013 at 10:13 pm


      Thanks for the number, Gabe. Its an interesting number – lower than what I thought when it came to certain strategic acquisitors’ perspective, and higher than I might have expected in general.

      Do you see the value coming more from the institutional side or from the consumer side, if I may ask?

      February 20th, 2013 at 3:57 am

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