Appraisal of a Domain Name

Appraisal of a Domain Name Avatar Posted by lyceum under Resources
From 1903 days ago
Made Hot by: marketingvalue on April 9, 2013 7:13 pm
After I had read Ivan Widjaya's post, Buying a Website? How to Stay Away from Shady Marketplace Listings, I registered an account on Flippa. I searched the site and found this domain: How much do you think the domain could be worth in the future? How much would you pay for it today? At the moment, it is appraised for USD $210 according to


Written by lyceum
1871 days ago

Small Business News: Thanks for your feedback and suggestions. I am interested in talking with you more about this topic in the near future.

Written by bigmoneyweb
1903 days ago

Hi Lyceum,

This domain and website will worth more than $100k within 5years from now. How do you purchased it? Is it through Godaddy? I would like to know.

Written by lyceum
1871 days ago

Valentine: Wow, that is a fascinating figure and prognosis! I want to talk with you more about this in the near future.

I bought it via Flippa.

Written by ivanpw
1903 days ago


Thanks for the mention in your article - I'm not an expert in domain valuation, but just like any other sites in general, the value is determined by how much the market think it is.

You might need to use professional valuation service as automatic valuation tool is not accurate.

IMO, since it's .org, it should be valued below the .com - and as mentioned by the seller, it's PERCEIVED to be in between $4888 and $1288.

I type PERCEIVED in uppercase, as the dot-com and dot-net are listed on Godaddy auction with those as asking price. How much will the domains be sold? That's what the market will dictate.

I personally wouldn't want to buy it more than $500. I value more on the website is doing financially :)

Written by Small Business News
1901 days ago

Hi Martin,

I'm with Ivan here. I think the value could be in what you can do with the site. The biggest challenge will likely be creating content that dominates what I'm thinking may be a very competitive search market shared with many other sites including (perhaps?) government agencies and non-profits. It would probably be a good idea to focus on a narrow niche that makes sense given the domain and look at what would be involved in generating revenue.

Written by ivanpw
1903 days ago

Good luck on developing the site, Martin! If you ever need any help, just give me a shout - building a site is my bread and butter ;)

Written by lyceum
1903 days ago

Ivan: Thanks for your comment! I am glad to hear that I have bought it at a good price level (it was under $500). Personally, I liked that it was an .org domain because I have ideas on how the site could develop into an organization in the future.

Log in to comment or register here.

Give millennials a reason to stay - The benefits that can help you retain young talent

Job-changing is fast and furious in the early years of millennials’ careers: Young adults born in the early ‘80s …

Kenji Crosland: What Makes a Person an Entrepreneur?

What makes a person an entrepreneur? Maybe it's just a decision to do something different with your life. That's how … More
Editor's Picks

Have you tried BizSugar's new video posting feature?
Post your small business video to BizSugar today!
It's time to up your game with video on BizSugar!
Share your small business tips with the community!