How do you value a domain name? How do you value a domain name?
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    Default How do you value a domain name?

    I've received an unsolicited email from someone who says they want to buy one of the domains I have registered. I'm willing to sell as I've done FA with it these last few years, but I've no idea how to price it.

    Anyone used any of the "domain name appraisal services" ? Seems to me they're just trying to make a fast $20 themselves.

    I suppose the value depends on what it's going to be used for, e.g. name of a amateur rock band = zero value (until they hit the big time) whereas name of the "next big thing" = worth a fortune. Who knows!

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    Depends on what you think the potential value is.

    Why not try selling it to them for 1% of the company?
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    Tell you what, wish I owned www.google.com

    reckon that one's pretty valuable.
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    Didn't Dominnos recently purchase pizza.com for $5M?

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    Is it not the case that if you agree to sell the name then you have effectively lost rights to have the name?

    Apple got itunes.co.uk off someone for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaw View Post
    Tell you what, wish I owned www.google.com

    reckon that one's pretty valuable.
    Also a typo alledgedly of Googol. (which in case you didn't already know is
    100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 )
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    Would the name be of value to anyone else?

    A friend owned a company called "it works" : then some big company decided to create an offshoot of same name. In the end he gor £5k + legal costs : it took months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Would the name be of value to anyone else?
    Yes it's quite a good name for a certain sort of service industry - an industry that has grown pretty rapidly recently (and I'm cross that when I had the idea 10 years ago - before anyone else - I didn't follow through with it. Oh well. Could have been a millionaire but I was too effin lazy )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    Yes it's quite a good name for a certain sort of service industry - an industry that has grown pretty rapidly recently (and I'm cross that when I had the idea 10 years ago - before anyone else - I didn't follow through with it. Oh well. Could have been a millionaire but I was too effin lazy )
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    Is it for a brothel?
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