Appraisal of a Domain Name

Appraisal of a Domain Name Avatar Posted by lyceum under Resources
From http://americanized.posthaven.com 375 days ago
Made Hot by: marketingvalue on April 9, 2013 2:13 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: Americanized.org. 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 Valuate.com.

Sponsored Content


Comments


Written by lyceum
342 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
375 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
342 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
375 days ago

Martin,

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
373 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
375 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
375 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.

Back to Business Contest

Rashida Stephens Calendar

Submitted by Rashida Stephens from Affordable IT Services https://www.facebook.com/rashida.stephens2
Subscribe

Woo-hoo! It's Sherryl Perry: BizSugar "Contributor of the Week"

As anyone who regularly visits the BizSugar community knows, we absolutely love our contributors. Contributors … More
Editor's Picks

Learn more about workplace accidents on our BizSugar blog.
What can you do about those freaky accidents in the workplace?
Make sure your employees are protected from freaky accidents.
Learn what freaky accidents can do to your health care costs.