Using Estibot.com, what are the best and worst buys of the Live TRAFFIC auction

I have seen a lot of people in the domain community discussing, Estibot.com lately.

Estibot.com is an automated domain appraisal tool.

Type a domain into it and it will give you back an appraisal for a domain.

I thought is would be interesting to see what appraisal Esibot.com gave to the Live TRAFFIC names.

Here the top ten domains in the live TRAFFIC auction with a reserve price of $5,000 or less, with the highest estibot appraisal estimate:

DOMAIN NAME RESERVE RANGE ESIBOT VALUE

graphicssoftware.com $1 – $5,000 $45,000

asphyxiation.com $1 – $5,000 $40,000

virgins.net No Reserve $40,000

thankyougiftbaskets.com $1 – $5,000 $25,000

webclass.com $1 – $5,000 $24,000

postalcodes.com $1 – $5,000 $21,000

garden.info $1 – $5,000 $21,000

scraper.com No Reserve $19,000

burningdvds.com $1 – $5,000 $18,000

rabid.com $1 – $5,000 $18,000

Now using the lowest price in the reserve range as the starting price (so in the $5-$10,000 category for example we used $5K), here are the top 5 Live TRAFFIC auction domain bargains based on the highest percentage increase from reserve price to the appraised price of Estibot.com

DOMAIN NAME RESERVE RANGE ESIBOT VALUE

bassguitar.com $25,001 – $50,000 $280,000

something.com $10,001 – $25,000 $210,000

metricconversion.com $5,001 – $10,000 $180,000

patti.com $5,001 – $10,000 $130,000

tvschedule.com $10,001 – $25,000 $110,000

exerciseballs.com $10,001 – $25,000 $110,000


Finally here are the worst buys, in biggest dollars drops from the reserve price to the Estibot appraisal:

DOMAIN NAME RESERVE RANGE ESIBOT VALUE

certifieddiamonds.com $250,001 – $500,000 $69,000

tune.com $250,001 – $500,000 $45,000

koran.com $500,001 – $750,0 $140,000

weddingparty.com $250,001 – $500,000 $37,000

autobody.com $500,001 – $750,000 $83,000

affiliateprogram.com $1MM – $5MM $250,000

pay.com $1MM – $5MM $160,000

portfolios.com $1MM – $5MM $140,000

yachts.com $1MM – $5MM $130,000

jackpot.com $1MM – $5MM $49,000

Remember Esibot.com only values the domain, not the content on it. So like weddingparty.com, which I think is a developed site, rather than a parked page, would be undervalued by it.

So what do you think????

Comments

  1. Scott says

    Estibot might not be the best tool to go by. take a look at Hotels.com. If that was true, Id pay cash for it right now!!

    Domain: hotels.com
    Keywords (Autodetected) hotels
    Frequency (Google) 854000000
    in Anchor Text 67400000
    in Title 64500000
    in URL 76300000
    Backlinks 21,148,340
    PageRank
    Alexa Rank 1507 **
    Traffic (Visits / Day) 81,000**
    PPC Ads # 86
    Overture/mo 3839949
    Wordtracker/day 10330

    http://EstiBot.com
    Valuation for domain name only : USD 1,000,000

    Valuation considering traffic**CLICK TO VERIFY:
    USD 3,500,000

  2. says

    Very cool. I plugged in iphone.com for the heck of it and these were the results:

    Domain: iphone.com
    Keywords (Autodetected) iphone
    Frequency (Google) 1060000
    in Anchor Text 47900
    in Title 67500
    in URL 41000
    Backlinks 16,217
    PageRank 9
    Alexa Rank 1624328 **
    Traffic (Visits / Day) 80**
    PPC Ads # 11
    Max PPC Bid $1.26
    MAX PPC Income/day $4.2
    Overture/mo 1420
    Wordtracker/day 79

    http://EstiBot.com
    Valuation for domain name only : USD 5,100

    Valuation considering traffic**CLICK TO VERIFY:
    USD 5,200

    Of course iphone ends up resolving to apple.com, but it still gives pause…

  3. says

    I have quite a few for sale at Traffic in the Extended and 3 in the Live BUT all of mine are priced BELOW estibot:
    Here is an Example:

    FuturesBrokers.Com $5,000 Reserve

    Domain: futuresbrokers.com
    Keywords (User-Defined) futures brokers
    Frequency (Google) 3130000
    in Anchor Text 12800
    in Title 22500
    in URL 7880
    Backlinks 0
    PageRank 0
    Alexa Rank Not Ranked
    Traffic (Visits / Day) N/A
    PPC Ads # 71
    Max PPC Bid $5.82
    MAX PPC Income/day $19.4
    Overture/mo 17648
    Wordtracker/day 72

    http://EstiBot.com Valuation : USD 60,000

  4. admin says

    Kelly

    You definately cannot use this or any automated service to get values of domains that have been branded.

    That is simply not fair to it.

    No software will pick up on the value of a branded domain such as iphone.com or ireport.com

    If there was no service or products behind either of these domains, and they just sat as parking pages, they would not get a high value in anyone’s book

  5. says

    There is a simple methodology that my brother and I will sometimes use for single word dotcom domains to get a ballpark figure.

    Do a search for the word on Google and multiply the number of results by .075.

    It would put the following prices on these single word dotcom domains at the TRAFFIC auction:

    yachts.com $1,237,500
    portfolios.com $2,167,500
    koran.com $975,000
    jackpot.com $1,567,500

  6. Yaron says

    “No software will pick up on the value of a branded domain such as iphone.com or ireport.com
    If there was no service or products behind either of these domains, and they just sat as parking pages, they would not get a high value in anyone’s book”

    if Estibot cant pick up on the value of these domains, what is it good for ?
    if it cant value domains like NewYork.com, why would anyone use it???

  7. admin says

    David

    I think this is what they are trying to do.

    Pull all stats like Google, overture, Word tracker, etc, assign a value to each, and come up with a number, as well as that can be done with a real human being looking at it

  8. says

    Plain and simple, just the buyer/seller of any domain name should be placing a value on the digital asset period. Additionally in my opinion people should be placing values on names over a prolong period of time, not one year, two years, three years, but rather ten plus years.

    Folks don’t waste your money on appraisals, they are worthless and give absolutely no true value of a digital asset. Just use good business sense and instincts, that’s all.

  9. Mark says

    “Do a search for the word on Google and multiply the number of results by .075.”

    Well that would certainly make the two single-word dot coms from the first top-ten list above a terrific buy:

    scraper.com $478,500

    rabid.com $546,000

    I agree about the branding and would not fault the free bot for leaving out that factor. Off the top of my head I cannot think of any brands which use these words.

    Scraper.com sounds like a search engine to me (or an infomercial product, the Incredible Scraper!).

    I did read they might be making a movie from that novel Rabid. I wonder what Paramount/Sony/MGM/Miramax etc. would pay for that. I guess that unlike Da Vinci Code it’s a single English word, so they’d have to negotiate. If there’s a major motion picture, the bot wouldn’t know to factor that in.

    Ultimately the value is what the buyer and seller agree on, but I’m curious to know what dat the .075 rule was based on, and if there’s a similar trend for multi-word phrases.

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