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Domain Valuation based on the weight of keywords, and then a reported sale

January 14, 2011

Over the past year, thousands of elite domain names have changed ownership. Domain valuation tools such as Estibot keep track of the reported sales. Most of the time you can find a reported sale displayed below the extension list. The .co and .me domain names haven’t caught up in value unless there was a reported sale.

For example, a —-.co name is only worth $15. After selling in an auction, the domain is now worth the amount of the reported sale. This valuation strategy is attributed to the market. PRresumes.com appraises for $750, but PhotographerResume.com only produces a $450 appraisal. I favor PhotographerResume.com more because the keywords are searched more than 1,000+ times a month. Both domains can produce a sale.

I own SuisunCityHotels.com, which appraises for $1600. The keywords are searched over 1,000 times a month. In addition, I also own SuisunHotels.com. The domain barely generates an keyword stats, pulling in at a $5 appraisal. SuisunHotels.com receives more ad clicks and traffic, as opposed to SuisunCityHotels.com, the valuable domain. If I sell SuisunHotel.com for $1000, and the sale is reported, the domain will then appraise for $1,000.

The market valuation is a good tool, even though a random domain with no value can be appraised at $2,000. Suisun City only has one hotel, but many people search for hotels because they plan to visit relatives or friends. The surrounding cities, Fairfield and Vacaville, have a combined 210,000 people. When a person looking for a hotel in Suisun City types in the keywords in the search engine, a list of surrounding hotel will appear. There is value in owning both SuisunCityHotels.com and SuisunHotels.com. In my opinion, SuisunHotels.com is a good type-in domains to target hotels in the Solano County area. Hotels that operate in the area will benefit from owning such a domain.

The weight of the keywords, average keyword results, popular searches, Google Page Rank, Alexa, overture, CPC competition and amount, and the type of keywords targeting a niche are important factors in assessing a domain. Most elite domainers own so many domains, there is no possible way they can develop them all. Over time, many generic domains are assigned a Google Page Rank and an Alexa rank. They also generate unique traffic, as well.

A reported sale is an easy approach to increase the value of a domain name. Whereas, taking into account all the performance and keyword factors is better option to determine a domain’s worth. You can sell a $5 domain today for $1,000 at Sedo. That domain will be reported as a sale, which it will then be worth $1,000. Would I consider that an accurate valuation? In my opinion, a reported sale is an inaccurate way to assess the value of a domain name.

There is no accurate way to assign a value to a domain value. That is the reason reported sales are considered an obvious form of value. A home that sales in a particular neighborhood will set the tone for other homes also selling there. An owner selling a home for $500,000 will not attract value if other owners are selling their home in the same area for $200,000. Even such homes may have more than what the more pricier home is offering.

Domain names follow the same pricing method. It will take time for .co and .me domains to be assigned an accurate value. Many domain owners are turning down high offers on domains that be only worth $500 in the domain valuation. They’re experienced enough to know better to let these domains go for little money.

In assessing the .me market, the Sedo auction, private and public sales are helping .me to increase in value. That’s good news for my only .me domain – Spirituality.me. The Sedo .co auction a week after the Superbowl will likely further increase the value of the .co. Whereas, the .co land rush auctions already established a value on many generic .co domains. Mesothelioma.co captured a nice sale at $70,000. The one character .co names are more so for domain investors and companies that pre-qualify to meet auction standards.

The only .co domains I own are ResumeServices.co, Aesthetician.co, QRT.co, Suisun.co, BryantPark.co, and Pier39.co. I favor Aesthetician.co, and then ResumeServices.co. You have to be the judge of the assessing the market to determine an appraisal value. Even a paid appraisal is not always going to be accurate. Every company bases the valuation on different standards.

Go Daddy provided me with 5 free domain appraisal ($15 version). The reported generated a $50,000 value on MobileMovies.info and a $40,000 value on Suisun.org. I would like to believe that, but I know better. MobileMovies.info does generate consistent traffic. I may look to test the market on the domain. I think a good price, what Sedo recommends, is $1500. Mobile movies has high popular monthly search, both locally and globally.

Suisun.org will be worth a god amount to the community organization in Suisun City. The domain appraises on Valuate and Estibot for $1300. I think a fair price for the domain is $1600. I will probably never sell the domain for that amount because Suisun City only has a population of 30,000. As their market grows, so will my GEO domain name such as SuisunCityHotels.com, SuisunCityApartments.com, SuisunCityRentals.com, SuisunCityRestaurants.com, Suisun.biz, SuisunHotels.com, Suisun.org, SuisunJobs.com, and CityofSuisun.com.

In the meantime, every Suisun City domains already scored ad clicks and traffic. All the domain names are brandable to capture traffic in the surrounding Solano County cities (total population 450,000). I also own AmericanCanyon.info, AmericanCanyonJobs.com, FairfieldCaJobs.com, VacavilleJobs.net, SFJobs.info, and VacavilleCAHotels.com. I’m confident ValenciaJobs.org can make some revenue, as well as SantaBarbaraCaJobs.com. GEO hotel domains that have over 1,000 popular searches can capture traffic. Such hotel names like SantaMargaritaHotels.com, NewhallHotels.com, StevenRanchHotels.com, CanyonCountryHotels.com, QueensHotels.net, and GilroyHotels.net have a chance to produce a sale. All it takes is for me to convince a hotel property that acquiring the hotel domains will reduce advertising costs, and lead sales agreement established with other companies.

Know that a domain’s true valuation is what a buyer is willing to pay for the domain. Valuation tools help to assign a value on the domain, which then a buyer and seller can negotiate to find a median price. For the most part, reported sales are treated as value. Many generic domains have value because they are generic, cover a large market spectrum, are brandable, have many average keyword results and popular searches, have a GPR, Alexa traffic rank and unique traffic. Some may not have any backlinks, or performance stats, but another company has a plan to develop the domain into a popular product or service website. In the end, you will determine the value of your domains. Valuation tools will be there to help you to make a buying and selling decision.

Good luck.

The co—-.co movement

January 14, 2011

On The Domains, many posters are influencing domainers to register .co domain names with co heading a keyword, then followed by .co, of course.

For example, one registered coLoans.co. Random domain investors or companies are attempting to change the dynamics of the search engines. Will Google look at ‘co loans’ as legit
keywords? I don’t know what to think.

In any case. I don’t usually follow the mass. My opinion on this co—.co movement is that it’s too risky. I
wouldn’t even attempt to register info—.info. $25 is a lot of money to spend per domain to end up failing in the future.

Domain investors are experimenting with the co—.co for SEO purposes. If
the public still haven’t caught onto the .co extension, adding another co will only make it twice as hard to find traffic.

New domain investors should search for quality domain names. Registering domains that can potentially fail will depress many new investors. The domain industry was built on leadership. You can take a dive in the co—.co water, but beware of the sharks.

More than likely a random domain investor with no developing plans will
fail with these names. I registered many reverse order .com last year, and haven’t been able to sell one of them. Some of these domains have many keyword results and popular searches.

The domain valuation tools, and even Sedo’s price suggestion value these domains between 4-5 figure. I wouldn’t register these names again if I knew back then what I know now.

I was smart enough to also register job, travel, taxi and movie domains. I managed to sell these domains, which kept me in the domain industry. When domainers lose money and cant sell domains, they will eventually give up. I was close to reaching that point before experimenting with Craig’s List last February. Be careful. Good luck.

Don’t be a follower, when you can still become a leader.

Finally Registered Aesthetician.co

September 17, 2010

The leading Aesthetician site on the Web

After waiting over 6 weeks, I finally made a decision to register Aesthetician.co. I wanted to avoid making the same mistake as I did with losing out on degreeprogram.co. When you find a great domain, you have to be quick.

There are many times that I located nice domains, but then snoozed on acquiring the domain due to financial reasons. Another domainer would come along and snatch up a domain that took me hours, and sometimes even days and weeks to locate.

I used to work as a front/back office medical worker at a popular Dermatology Clinic in San Jose. I remember when two aesthetician professionals used to provide their patients with daily therapeutic facials and extractions. Aesthetician programs and jobs are extremely popular.

Yesterday I spoke with a Macy’s Benefit employee regarding aesthetician jobs and education. After chatting with the employee, I decided to register Aesthetician.co to avoid losing the domain.

Aesthetician.com is worth an estimated $32,000. Since therapeutic facials, eye brow waxing and other cosmetic procedures are extremely popular, I’m confident Aesthetician.co will attract future interest.

I plan to transform the domain into a website that provides information on aesthetician programs, careers, and job locations. I’m confident the website will generate traffic, especially since there is major demand for skin care, eye brow waxing, extractions and therapeutic facials.

There are still plenty of quality .co domains available. I usually spend time researching specific markets, determining which domains have the ability to spark interest.

I’m glad that I had an opportunity to register Aesthetician.co. The domain is definitely a nice addition to my other four .co domains. Along with my Aesthetician.co acquisition, I also registered resumewritingjobs.com, professionalresumeservice.net and photographerresume.com.

While my finances are limited, I try to make the best out of my domain selections. Good luck on your quest to find the domain gems.

Registered ResumeServices.co

September 14, 2010
The future desitnation to handle your resume needs

Looking for Resume Services?

I have been active in challenging the new .co based on price. But, because of price I actually lost out on a nice .co domain I have been wanting to purchase for the past 6 weeks.

I put degreeprogram.co on my watch list. I was looking to use the domain as my main education website to promote my education domains. However, I had to make a decision on which domain I wanted more – ResumeServices.co or DegreeProgram.co.

As a graduate student, I’m limited on money. I couldn’t afford to purchase the two domains, so I had to choose one. I thought about my job and education domains.

What are people looking for when they go to college? Essentially, they want to land a good job. In order to find a good job, a job seeker must have a strong resume. Bingo.

DegreeProgram.co was a nice .co that I let slip away, but I’m confident in my decision to choose ResumeServices.co over DegreeProgram.co. I have to make these types of decisions all the time. Should I buy this domain or another?

If the .co cost $10 or $15, I would own both of these domains. I wanted DegreeProgram.co, but I elected to purchase ResumeServices.co, FastDegrees.org, DegreeFrom.com, ElectiveCourse.com and MajorFields.com instead.

I’m confident the new owner of DegreeProgram.co will develop the domain or present it to an education company to make a nice sale. I don’t regret my decision to purchase ResumeServices.co, especially when Sedo brokered ResumeWritingService.com for $4500 last year.

I like the new .co, but the $30 price tage makes it hard for me to purchase every domain I want. There’s one .co that I hope will last until I find more funds, but you know how that goes. You can’t let good domains sit around.

Actually, there are two .co domains I want to purchase. The .com versions are worth more than $30k. Some argue that I’m in the wrong business if I can’t afford 10 .co domains for $300.

These domainer investors don’t know that I already spent 15 times that amount on building my portfolio this year. I have to pay $2200 per graduate course. I live in Southern California, which is very expensive. I have to be selective on what I purchase. I have a list of 100 .com domains that I want to buy.

However, I must determine which ones that are most valuable to my business plan. If I didn’t set any buying standards, I would probably own 1500 domains. There’s no way I can afford to register these domains the next year.

I do agree that the new .co is a nice domain extension. I would consider purchasing one or two more .co. In short, I’m content with my decision to purchase ResumeServices.co instead of going after DegreeProgram.co.