DomainMongrel.com Launches New Domain Appraisal Tool: Here’s Some Comparisons

If your a frequent reader of TheDomains.com you know we are not great fans on domain name appraisal tools so we might be surprised to see us announce yet another one,  DomainMongrel.com

I will go through some results we got today but first this is how the developers described the appraisal tool in their press release today:

“This new tool—Domain Name Estimator—offers domainers a rough indication of a domain’s worth by making use of advanced statistical analysis based on a number of factors.

These factors include:

.     Alexa monthly ranking: How the domain ranks in popularity both globally and in the US.
·         Global monthly searches: The number of searches made for the keywords globally.
·         Regional monthly searches: The number of searches made for the keywords locally.
·         Estimated keyword cost-per-click: The average cost per click for the popular keywords
·         Dictionary worth: If the domain name keywords are from the dictionary or not.
.     Historical domain sales: The tool takes into account past sales data of similar domain names.
.     Google hits: The number of google hits the keywords of a domain has globally.

The Domain Appraisal tool shows potential buyers and sellers the value of a domain to help them make an informed decision about pricing their domains.

Estimating a domain name value is a hard problem to solve given that the value of a domain name is determined by the end user. A domain name which is worth thousands of dollars to one user could be worthless to another. Given these problems, there are very few accurate domain name appraisal tools. Entering into the fray is DomainMongrel.com, helping website owners make decent choices in estimating the value of a domain name before buying or selling it. DomainMongrel.com has been beta tested on the hacker news where it was well received by the hacker community and made it to the front page. Current competitors includes Estibot.com and Sedo’s Domain Value Indicator tool.”

So here are a few test domains that put through Estibot.com and DomainMongrel.com (DM)

345.com-This is a domain we own that we have turned down $30oK twice for in the past 2 weeks

DM appraisal: $288,647.53

Estibot appraisal: $31,000

ACAM.com a (domain sold last week by Mike Mann for $40K)

DM value $5,055.56; Estibot $41K (now adjusted for the sale price)

Sale.com: DM $484,000; Estibot $7 Million

DivorceAttorneys.com: DM $21.00 Estibot.com$117,000

Music.com: DM: $754K Estibot $5.5 Million

TheDomains.com DM: $423,000 Estibot.com $11K

TheDomain.com DM:  $103,000 Estibot.com $57,000

Ricksblog.com DM: $411K Estibot.com $2,500

For fun we put each competing service through each other appraisal tool:

DM appraised Estibot.com at $1,995,726.95

Estibot.com appraised DomainMongrel.com at $0

Feel free to test some of your own domains and give us the results.

IDNX/Sedo: Number Crunching Shows, Domains Sell Faster With “Charm Prices”

This is a Guest Post by Thies Lindenthal, Sedo.com’s product manager for domain pricing, and a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Real Estate. Mr. Lindenthal holds a PhD in Real Estate Finance from Maastricht University, and frequently publishes on both housing markets and on Internet domain names as a form of ‘virtual land’.

Dr. Lindenthal developed IDNX, the first scientific grade price index for Internet domain names.

Here is the Dr. Lindenthal post:

Pricing domain names is as much an art as it is science.

Though opinions differ on the merits of automatic appraisal services (at Sedo, we believe in the benefits of fast, automatic price suggestions), statistics show that one very simple strategy speeds up sales.

The retail world has known for a long time that using charm prices—for example, $499 instead of $500—increases sales and helps a consumer make a faster purchasing decision. Extensive research in retail and housing markets also shows that charm prices are not an urban legend, but a legitimate sales tactic: consumers really do react positively to the “odd” 99 prices.

We wondered whether domain owners might also benefit from this nugget of retail psychology, so we took a closer look at Buy Now domain listings with different price points and the amount of time those listings spent on the market, using Sedo’s sales data as our basis.

A one-off comparison of average time-on-market for domains that ultimately sold for $500 rather than $499 shows that domains priced with a round number took, on average, 22% longer to find a buyer on Sedo’s marketplace.

However, this figure is too high for a handful of reasons.

Firstly, this increase in sales velocity could be caused in part by aggressive sales strategies used by domain investors. Those sellers who often list their domains with low prices and do a lot of additional marketing might also use charm pricing already – which makes it difficult to disentangle the different factors.

As a means of controlling for differences in sales strategies, we compare time-on-market for domains listed by sellers who use both round and charm prices. This ensures a fair comparison. In the case of these domains, we can assume that those with round prices and charm prices are promoted in the same way and that the seller has applied a similar pricing rationale.

Taking it one step further, we look into difference in the quality of the domains in each seller’s account. By using Sedo’s automatic appraisals, we can tell whether a seller is over- or underpricing specific names in their portfolio. This factor takes into account different strategies used by individual sellers.

After fairly accounting for these factors, the empiric exercise shows that charm prices clearly increase the sales velocity for Buy Now domain listings. On average, a Buy Now domain with a charm price will spend 16% less time on the market in comparison to a domain with a round price.

This compelling result has also been put to use in Sedo’s new Big Data Pricer. After calculating the price suggestion for a domain based on real sales data, the Big Data Pricer optimizes that suggestion by selecting the closest relevant charm price. This ensures that our sellers have the best chance of selling fast within the desired price range for that name. Sometimes it just takes one dollar to help sell faster.

A final recommendation is that our sellers should tailor the currency that they’re listing their domain in to the most likely buyers: if the name is country- or language-specific, then take the price suggestion, convert it into the most relevant currency, and then use the charm pricing principle to make the best of that domain!

Get more information on pricing and domain value at Sedo.com/IDNX

I agree with Dr. Lindenthal comments.  We price our domains in odd numbers as well even though we don’t do Buy it Now pricing when we respond to offers.  I think this is something that Mike Mann has also preached for years and

Domainindex.com Downgrades .Co.uk From AA To B: Introduction of .uk TLD “Would Massively Destroy the Value of Existing .co.uk Domains

Domainindex.com, downgraded  its rating for .co.uk from AA to B.

The step has been taken after the release on October 1, 2012 of a three-month consultation by Nominet, the not-for-profit manager of the .uk infrastructure, into a scheme that would introduce .uk as a top-level domain (TLD).

After getting feedback from Nominet meetings held in London on Nov.7and 9 Domainindex.com decided to change the .uk rating

Currently, over ten million UK domains are structured as anybusiness.co.uk; under the proposal, a competing structure would be introduced: anybusiness.uk.

Domainindex has also issued an Investors Warning for co.uk and .uk TLD, and “believes the introduction of the .uk TLD would massively destroy the value of existing .co.uk domains” and in fact Nominet´s announcement already inflicted harm to the value of .co.uk domains and the aftermarket as well as the investment climate in the .uk TLD.

Domainindex analysis of the proposal, would have several adverse effects:

  • The auction of .uk sites would preferentially favor trademark holders instead of existing domain holders, thereby representing an unprecedented expropriation of domain registrants and website of whom most do not own the trademark for their domain name.
  • The higher costs of the .uk TLD are in effect an Internet tax for businesses in the UK and especially to domainers as it will raise the cost of holding an inventory by 800% and will lead to drop of many .co.uk names that until recently have represented significant value.
  • The move will create more bureaucracy and red-tape.
  • British companies would have massive rebranding costs.
  • The proposal will create months or years of uncertainty as the issue is litigated in the courts.

(It should be noted that WebHosting.co.uk recently sold on Sedo.com for $500,000 after the Nominet announcement

Domainindex also announced the following rating changes in November:

.me up from A to AA (because of the good performance of the TLD)

.eu down from AA to A (because we expect the TLD to suffer from nTLDs and weak economy in the Eurozone)

.info down from AA to A (because we expect the TLD to suffer more from nTLDs)

.mobi down from A to B (because we expect the TLD to suffer more from nTLDs)

.tel down from AA to A (because we expect the TLD to suffer more from nTLDs)

Marchex’s Sales Prove It: Estibot Appraisals Are Worthless

As a domain owner there is nothing more frustrating than having someone argue that the asking price of your domain is too high because its over “Estibot Appraisal” (unless your price is lower) then they hit you with the “its only worth what someone willing to pay for it” line.

Estibot.com for those who don’t know is a tool that attempts to appraise domain name on a bunch of statistical information.

For years I have argued that since the tool is not intuitive and only relies on statistical information, it is too unreliable to be cited by anyone to “prove” valuation.

Finding fault with the tool has always been difficult because as soon as domain sales are announced the tool typically picks up the recorded price as the current valuation and therefore its generally been impossible to take a look back at Estibot values before sales are announced.

But yesterday’s announcement of over 500 domain names sold by Marchex in 2008-2012, which were all previously unannounced, seemed like the perfect opportunity to show how accurate Estibot’s valuation is compared to actual sale prices and as you can see below the results are pretty convincing.

The 501 domain sold by by Marchex came to just over $26 million dollars in sales.

For over 50% of the domain names sold by Marchex, or a total of 266 domains, Estibot valued them at $5K or under.

Those 266 domain names, generated almost $8.9 million dollars in sales for Marchex.

Estibot values those 266 domain names at just $394,000 or less than 5% of the actual selling price.

Ok lets say it again.

For more than half of all the 501 domain names Marchex sold for a total of almost $8.9 Million Dollars, Estibot valued those domains at less than 5% of the actual selling price.

Included in this group of 266 domain names valued less than $5K by Estibot were 115 domain names that  had an Estibot appraised value of $1,000 or less.

Estibot’s total valuation for this group of 115 domains came to just $48,000, but those 115 domain names generated almost $3.5 Million in sales for Marchex.

Here are the details:

 

Domain Sale Price Sale Price Difference From Appraisal Appraisal Appraisal % of Sale Price
funttime.com $50,000 $50,000 $0 0.0%
discoverla.com $30,000 $30,000 $0 0.0%
msonetoone.com $30,000 $30,000 $0 0.0%
digiday.com $25,000 $25,000 $0 0.0%
fashao.com $10,625 $10,625 $0 0.0%
shouguang.com $10,625 $10,625 $0 0.0%
kuaima.com $10,625 $10,625 $0 0.0%
shizhuang.com $9,756 $9,756 $0 0.0%
zhuangxiu.com $9,756 $9,756 $0 0.0%
jining.com $9,756 $9,756 $0 0.0%
247sports.com $40,000 $39,995 $5 0.0%
lvxing.net $10,625 $10,610 $15 0.1%
e-tab.com $15,000 $14,960 $40 0.3%
putuo.com $10,625 $10,585 $40 0.4%
tingba.com $9,756 $9,716 $40 0.4%
megabets.com $15,385 $15,310 $75 0.5%
88net.com $50,000 $49,915 $85 0.2%
newyorknewyears.com $10,000 $9,910 $90 0.9%
fightco.com $30,000 $29,900 $100 0.3%
suanming.com $9,756 $9,646 $110 1.1%
house2home.com $10,000 $9,880 $120 1.2%
retiresmart.com $50,000 $49,850 $150 0.3%
tradebot.com $30,000 $29,850 $150 0.5%
ontheline.org $20,000 $19,840 $160 0.8%
mangopeople.com $10,000 $9,840 $160 1.6%
simplysmarter.com $35,000 $34,830 $170 0.5%
e-cigarettes.com $15,000 $14,820 $180 1.2%
nasper.com $15,000 $14,820 $180 1.2%
sportsrx.com $10,000 $9,820 $180 1.8%
abound.net $25,000 $24,800 $200 0.8%
chinapatent.com $22,500 $22,300 $200 0.9%
travel2turkey.com $10,000 $9,800 $200 2.0%
happy-family.com $10,000 $9,800 $200 2.0%
chinadoctor.com $15,000 $14,790 $210 1.4%
kaiwan.com $10,625 $10,395 $230 2.2%
huadong.com $9,756 $9,526 $230 2.4%
wanguo.com $10,625 $10,385 $240 2.3%
speedmedia.com $10,000 $9,760 $240 2.4%
gormetgiftbaskets.com $10,000 $9,760 $240 2.4%
megadisk.com $15,385 $15,135 $250 1.6%
linnan.com $10,625 $10,375 $250 2.4%
jacks.net $30,000 $29,740 $260 0.9%
opensupport.com $40,000 $39,730 $270 0.7%
seattlenow.com $125,000 $124,720 $280 0.2%
shopville.com $25,000 $24,720 $280 1.1%
seelasvegas.com $18,333 $18,043 $290 1.6%
yongkang.com $9,756 $9,466 $290 3.0%
discountfilter.com $46,250 $45,950 $300 0.6%
itruck.com $85,000 $84,690 $310 0.4%
merchantexchange.com $50,000 $49,690 $310 0.6%
wodi.com $10,625 $10,305 $320 3.0%
simplybusiness.com $40,000 $39,660 $340 0.9%
pingxiang.com $9,756 $9,376 $380 3.9%
megadesign.com $15,385 $14,995 $390 2.5%
aaefcu.com $25,000 $24,600 $400 1.6%
gamekingdom.com $40,000 $39,560 $440 1.1%
marketsmith.com $50,000 $49,550 $450 0.9%
smartdesktop.com $35,000 $34,540 $460 1.3%
my-website.com $35,000 $34,520 $480 1.4%
cubacruises.com $20,000 $19,520 $480 2.4%
dalong.com $10,625 $10,135 $490 4.6%
zhongyao.com $9,756 $9,266 $490 5.0%
gradnet.com $100,000 $99,500 $500 0.5%
tswj.com $64,678 $64,178 $500 0.8%
medclub.com $60,000 $59,490 $510 0.9%
hotbook.com $25,000 $24,480 $520 2.1%
austinfertility.com $10,000 $9,470 $530 5.3%
xiangyang.com $9,756 $9,226 $530 5.4%
chinastyle.com $32,500 $31,950 $550 1.7%
diqiu.com $9,756 $9,206 $550 5.6%
tvtalk.com $37,500 $36,940 $560 1.5%
domainmedia.com $22,500 $21,940 $560 2.5%
quanzhou.com $33,520 $32,950 $570 1.7%
eastmall.com $25,000 $24,430 $570 2.3%
sandiegonightlife.com $18,500 $17,930 $570 3.1%
myadvantage.com $75,000 $74,420 $580 0.8%
lingerieclub.com $60,000 $59,420 $580 1.0%
netcloud.com $25,000 $24,420 $580 2.3%
madeinbritain.com $22,500 $21,910 $590 2.6%
phoenixnightlife.com $18,500 $17,900 $600 3.2%
seemiami.com $18,333 $17,733 $600 3.3%
hujiang.com $50,000 $49,390 $610 1.2%
nextlove.com $35,000 $34,390 $610 1.7%
easydate.com $100,000 $99,380 $620 0.6%
fiveminutes.com $35,000 $34,380 $620 1.8%
xiandai.com $9,756 $9,136 $620 6.4%
chinascience.com $11,667 $11,037 $630 5.4%
hkmall.com $35,000 $34,340 $660 1.9%
realprofits.com $10,000 $9,340 $660 6.6%
hefei.net $10,625 $9,955 $670 6.3%
customlink.com $30,000 $29,320 $680 2.3%
tradernet.com $50,000 $49,310 $690 1.4%
merchantcenter.com $46,250 $45,550 $700 1.5%
sportshq.com $39,802 $39,082 $720 1.8%
pictureclub.com $25,000 $24,270 $730 2.9%
megacash.com $15,385 $14,655 $730 4.7%
jiaxin.com $10,625 $9,885 $740 7.0%
airaustralia.com $75,000 $74,250 $750 1.0%
supersupport.com $50,000 $49,250 $750 1.5%
facai.com $9,756 $8,986 $770 7.9%
e-lottery.com $20,000 $19,220 $780 3.9%
shenxiao.com $10,625 $9,845 $780 7.3%
portlandnow.com $125,000 $124,210 $790 0.6%
umbc.com $50,000 $49,210 $790 1.6%
smartjob.com $50,000 $49,210 $790 1.6%
carwise.com $60,000 $59,200 $800 1.3%
thefeast.com $32,500 $31,700 $800 2.5%
jiehun.com $9,756 $8,946 $810 8.3%
pricedrops.com $70,000 $69,100 $900 1.3%
ineworleans.com $28,500 $27,600 $900 3.2%
megaflowers.com $25,000 $24,100 $900 3.6%
ifonly.com $30,000 $29,080 $920 3.1%
erpconsulting.com $30,000 $29,080 $920 3.1%
eraise.com $40,000 $39,020 $980 2.5%
nationtv.com $32,500 $31,520 $980 3.0%
vstate.com $55,000 $54,000 $1,000 1.8%
debtwise.com $50,000 $49,000 $1,000 2.0%
ubest.com $50,000 $49,000 $1,000 2.0%
lovetolearn.com $50,000 $49,000 $1,000 2.0%
ulike.com $50,000 $49,000 $1,000 2.0%
ccfi.com $30,000 $29,000 $1,000 3.3%
safebank.com $30,000 $29,000 $1,000 3.3%
thedeep.com $25,000 $24,000 $1,000 4.0%
homechina.com $22,500 $21,500 $1,000 4.4%
chinalawyer.com $15,000 $14,000 $1,000 6.7%
hongqiao.com $10,625 $9,625 $1,000 9.4%
shangdi.com $10,625 $9,625 $1,000 9.4%
xianfeng.com $9,756 $8,756 $1,000 10.3%
thecookingchannel.com $65,000 $63,900 $1,100 1.7%
callers.net $50,000 $48,900 $1,100 2.2%
steward.org $35,000 $33,900 $1,100 3.1%
punkstar.com $20,000 $18,900 $1,100 5.5%
100plus.com $10,000 $8,900 $1,100 11.0%
getreal.com $50,000 $48,800 $1,200 2.4%
sensenet.com $35,000 $33,800 $1,200 3.4%
chinahealth.com $15,000 $13,800 $1,200 8.0%
chinajewelry.com $12,000 $10,800 $1,200 10.0%
chinarealty.com $11,667 $10,467 $1,200 10.3%
gugong.com $10,625 $9,425 $1,200 11.3%
dazhong.com $9,756 $8,556 $1,200 12.3%
wujin.com $9,756 $8,556 $1,200 12.3%
dreambody.com $90,000 $88,700 $1,300 1.4%
postalservices.com $46,250 $44,950 $1,300 2.8%
phila.org $37,800 $36,500 $1,300 3.4%
x2m.com $25,000 $23,700 $1,300 5.2%
megabot.com $15,385 $14,085 $1,300 8.4%
megastudio.com $15,385 $14,085 $1,300 8.4%
buzzcar.com $10,000 $8,700 $1,300 13.0%
liveshare.com $65,000 $63,600 $1,400 2.2%
monkeygames.com $57,143 $55,743 $1,400 2.4%
heyuan.com $9,756 $8,356 $1,400 14.4%
dianxin.com $9,756 $8,356 $1,400 14.4%
iceo.com $70,000 $68,500 $1,500 2.1%
lyst.com $40,000 $38,500 $1,500 3.8%
chinacenter.com $33,000 $31,500 $1,500 4.5%
chinafurniture.com $12,000 $10,500 $1,500 12.5%
vegasworld.com $75,000 $73,400 $1,600 2.1%
hrpeople.com $35,000 $33,400 $1,600 4.6%
patchcable.com $30,000 $28,400 $1,600 5.3%
skirace.com $25,000 $23,400 $1,600 6.4%
zonacolonial.com $25,000 $23,400 $1,600 6.4%
basketballexpress.com $25,000 $23,400 $1,600 6.4%
chinapress.com $12,000 $10,400 $1,600 13.3%
youmag.com $50,000 $48,300 $1,700 3.4%
thenext.com $50,000 $48,300 $1,700 3.4%
lesport.com $25,000 $23,300 $1,700 6.8%
paimai.com $80,000 $78,200 $1,800 2.3%
kaixin.com $48,000 $46,200 $1,800 3.8%
musiccanada.com $40,000 $38,200 $1,800 4.5%
mercator.org $30,000 $28,200 $1,800 6.0%
waterfowling.com $25,000 $23,200 $1,800 7.2%
nc2.com $10,000 $8,200 $1,800 18.0%
cooljokes.com $57,143 $55,243 $1,900 3.3%
hry.net $32,500 $30,600 $1,900 5.8%
p2i.com $25,000 $23,100 $1,900 7.6%
chinatrademark.com $22,500 $20,600 $1,900 8.4%
pingpang.com $10,625 $8,725 $1,900 17.9%
myeducation.com $200,000 $198,000 $2,000 1.0%
peoplepower.com $100,000 $98,000 $2,000 2.0%
myapp.com $100,000 $98,000 $2,000 2.0%
thed.com $85,000 $83,000 $2,000 2.4%
youtoo.com $75,000 $73,000 $2,000 2.7%
diettv.com $60,000 $58,000 $2,000 3.3%
quickhit.com $50,000 $48,000 $2,000 4.0%
firstborn.com $50,000 $48,000 $2,000 4.0%
xishi.com $50,000 $48,000 $2,000 4.0%
ultramusic.com $50,000 $48,000 $2,000 4.0%
rightturn.com $50,000 $48,000 $2,000 4.0%
upthere.com $50,000 $48,000 $2,000 4.0%
mycase.com $46,250 $44,250 $2,000 4.3%
divinelove.com $45,000 $43,000 $2,000 4.4%
thedrum.com $45,000 $43,000 $2,000 4.4%
saferoad.com $38,000 $36,000 $2,000 5.3%
diyadvice.com $35,000 $33,000 $2,000 5.7%
newstory.com $30,000 $28,000 $2,000 6.7%
secretworld.com $30,000 $28,000 $2,000 6.7%
petguide.com $27,500 $25,500 $2,000 7.3%
germanamerican.com $25,000 $23,000 $2,000 8.0%
aspiringminds.com $25,000 $23,000 $2,000 8.0%
wesell.com $23,333 $21,333 $2,000 8.6%
domainindex.com $22,500 $20,500 $2,000 8.9%
digitalone.com $19,600 $17,600 $2,000 10.2%
seevegas.com $18,333 $16,333 $2,000 10.9%
chinaventure.com $12,000 $10,000 $2,000 16.7%
keying.com $10,625 $8,625 $2,000 18.8%
shijie.com $9,756 $7,756 $2,000 20.5%
xinxin.com $9,756 $7,756 $2,000 20.5%
zhongyi.com $9,756 $7,756 $2,000 20.5%
mydeals.com $100,000 $97,800 $2,200 2.2%
amazingworld.com $75,000 $72,800 $2,200 2.9%
etao.com $50,000 $47,800 $2,200 4.4%
arcmail.com $40,000 $37,800 $2,200 5.5%
livebetter.com $50,000 $47,700 $2,300 4.6%
worldtourism.com $50,000 $47,700 $2,300 4.6%
hotpot.com $40,000 $37,700 $2,300 5.8%
getlive.com $30,000 $27,700 $2,300 7.7%
allcome.com $30,000 $27,700 $2,300 7.7%
megasale.com $15,385 $13,085 $2,300 14.9%
minsheng.com $9,756 $7,456 $2,300 23.6%
changjiang.com $9,756 $7,456 $2,300 23.6%
cardsafe.com $50,000 $47,600 $2,400 4.8%
affordablecars.com $46,250 $43,850 $2,400 5.2%
ukland.com $35,000 $32,600 $2,400 6.9%
nvnv.com $10,625 $8,125 $2,500 23.5%
magicnumber.com $25,000 $22,400 $2,600 10.4%
hiya.com $22,500 $19,900 $2,600 11.6%
thethread.com $20,000 $17,400 $2,600 13.0%
bestofnewyork.com $70,000 $67,200 $2,800 4.0%
internationalman.com $50,000 $47,200 $2,800 5.6%
megastock.com $15,385 $12,585 $2,800 18.2%
paidfocusgroups.com $10,000 $7,200 $2,800 28.0%
wangfujing.com $50,000 $47,100 $2,900 5.8%
bestdirect.com $50,000 $46,900 $3,100 6.2%
manofthehouse.com $25,000 $21,900 $3,100 12.4%
termite-control.com $25,000 $21,900 $3,100 12.4%
masonicrings.com $25,000 $21,900 $3,100 12.4%
harpguitars.com $30,000 $26,800 $3,200 10.7%
airpurifierreviews.com $16,250 $13,050 $3,200 19.7%
visitcyprus.com $35,000 $31,700 $3,300 9.4%
francerealestate.com $25,000 $21,700 $3,300 13.2%
e-spirit.com $11,000 $7,700 $3,300 30.0%
miemie.com $10,625 $7,325 $3,300 31.1%
megabits.com $15,385 $11,985 $3,400 22.1%
consumercredit.org $100,000 $96,500 $3,500 3.5%
bankofarizona.com $25,000 $21,400 $3,600 14.4%
megalive.com $100,000 $96,300 $3,700 3.7%
faxian.com $9,756 $6,056 $3,700 37.9%
sportal.net $27,000 $23,200 $3,800 14.1%
icpr.com $46,250 $42,350 $3,900 8.4%
baoshan.com $10,625 $6,725 $3,900 36.7%
mediapass.com $25,000 $20,800 $4,200 16.8%
familytree.org $50,000 $45,700 $4,300 8.6%
japanesecar.com $46,250 $41,950 $4,300 9.3%
barguide.com $40,000 $35,700 $4,300 10.8%
onlineuniversity.org $37,500 $33,200 $4,300 11.5%
vbet.com $30,000 $25,700 $4,300 14.3%
newyorktours.com $46,250 $41,850 $4,400 9.5%
addictiontreatment.org $50,000 $45,500 $4,500 9.0%
rvguide.com $40,000 $35,500 $4,500 11.3%
jiayou.com $9,756 $5,256 $4,500 46.1%
dreambuilder.com $25,000 $20,400 $4,600 18.4%
free-bet.com $10,000 $5,400 $4,600 46.0%
huangdi.com $10,625 $5,925 $4,700 44.2%
oneweek.com $52,016 $47,216 $4,800 9.2%
hairreplacement.org $30,000 $25,200 $4,800 16.0%
wuzhen.com $9,756 $4,956 $4,800 49.2%
zuqiu.com $33,520 $28,520 $5,000 14.9%
$8,864,265 $393,400 6.5%

 

If you look at the 200 domain names sales based on those that sold for the greatest difference in sales price compared to Esibot Appraised value you’ll see some $14 Million in domain sales that Estibot has a total appraised value of less than $2.5 Million or less than 20% of selling price:

 

Domain Sale Price Sale Price Difference From Appraisal Appraisal Appraisal % of Sale Price
localdeals.com $500,000 $481,000 $19,000 3.8%
matrimony.com $500,000 $376,000 $124,000 24.8%
blockparty.com $300,000 $256,000 $44,000 14.7%
myeducation.com $200,000 $198,000 $2,000 1.0%
freescore.com $200,000 $192,200 $7,800 3.9%
freescores.com $200,000 $189,000 $11,000 5.5%
caloriecount.com $250,000 $180,000 $70,000 28.0%
vuelos.com $500,775 $178,775 $322,000 64.3%
universalsports.com $250,000 $136,000 $114,000 45.6%
seattlenow.com $125,000 $124,720 $280 0.2%
portlandnow.com $125,000 $124,210 $790 0.6%
giggle.com $250,000 $119,000 $131,000 52.4%
liuxue.com $125,000 $115,400 $9,600 7.7%
ultimaterewards.com $120,000 $100,000 $20,000 16.7%
gradnet.com $100,000 $99,500 $500 0.5%
easydate.com $100,000 $99,380 $620 0.6%
peoplepower.com $100,000 $98,000 $2,000 2.0%
myapp.com $100,000 $98,000 $2,000 2.0%
mydeals.com $100,000 $97,800 $2,200 2.2%
consumercredit.org $100,000 $96,500 $3,500 3.5%
megalive.com $100,000 $96,300 $3,700 3.7%
humanenergy.com $100,000 $94,700 $5,300 5.3%
dreambody.com $90,000 $88,700 $1,300 1.4%
itruck.com $85,000 $84,690 $310 0.4%
stickerbook.com $100,000 $84,000 $16,000 16.0%
thed.com $85,000 $83,000 $2,000 2.4%
paimai.com $80,000 $78,200 $1,800 2.3%
myadvantage.com $75,000 $74,420 $580 0.8%
airaustralia.com $75,000 $74,250 $750 1.0%
vegasworld.com $75,000 $73,400 $1,600 2.1%
youtoo.com $75,000 $73,000 $2,000 2.7%
amazingworld.com $75,000 $72,800 $2,200 2.9%
polishop.com $75,000 $69,300 $5,700 7.6%
pricedrops.com $70,000 $69,100 $900 1.3%
consumerdirect.com $80,000 $69,000 $11,000 13.8%
sobi.com $90,000 $69,000 $21,000 23.3%
iceo.com $70,000 $68,500 $1,500 2.1%
fortuneonline.com $75,000 $67,500 $7,500 10.0%
bestofnewyork.com $70,000 $67,200 $2,800 4.0%
anxiety.org $85,000 $67,000 $18,000 21.2%
foodie.com $90,000 $67,000 $23,000 25.6%
chromium.org $100,000 $66,000 $34,000 34.0%
lovebook.com $75,000 $65,800 $9,200 12.3%
8808.com $117,778 $65,778 $52,000 44.2%
tswj.com $64,678 $64,178 $500 0.8%
thecookingchannel.com $65,000 $63,900 $1,100 1.7%
liveshare.com $65,000 $63,600 $1,400 2.2%
afar.com $100,000 $63,000 $37,000 37.0%
medclub.com $60,000 $59,490 $510 0.9%
lingerieclub.com $60,000 $59,420 $580 1.0%
carwise.com $60,000 $59,200 $800 1.3%
diettv.com $60,000 $58,000 $2,000 3.3%
8008.com $117,778 $57,778 $60,000 50.9%
hearingloss.com $130,000 $56,000 $74,000 56.9%
monkeygames.com $57,143 $55,743 $1,400 2.4%
cooljokes.com $57,143 $55,243 $1,900 3.3%
ifrs.org $63,000 $54,400 $8,600 13.7%
vstate.com $55,000 $54,000 $1,000 1.8%
discountautoinsurance.com $75,000 $52,000 $23,000 30.7%
funttime.com $50,000 $50,000 $0 0.0%
88net.com $50,000 $49,915 $85 0.2%
retiresmart.com $50,000 $49,850 $150 0.3%
merchantexchange.com $50,000 $49,690 $310 0.6%
marketsmith.com $50,000 $49,550 $450 0.9%
hujiang.com $50,000 $49,390 $610 1.2%
tradernet.com $50,000 $49,310 $690 1.4%
supersupport.com $50,000 $49,250 $750 1.5%
umbc.com $50,000 $49,210 $790 1.6%
smartjob.com $50,000 $49,210 $790 1.6%
debtwise.com $50,000 $49,000 $1,000 2.0%
ubest.com $50,000 $49,000 $1,000 2.0%
lovetolearn.com $50,000 $49,000 $1,000 2.0%
ulike.com $50,000 $49,000 $1,000 2.0%
callers.net $50,000 $48,900 $1,100 2.2%
getreal.com $50,000 $48,800 $1,200 2.4%
crazygames.com $57,143 $48,543 $8,600 15.0%
youmag.com $50,000 $48,300 $1,700 3.4%
thenext.com $50,000 $48,300 $1,700 3.4%
quickhit.com $50,000 $48,000 $2,000 4.0%
firstborn.com $50,000 $48,000 $2,000 4.0%
xishi.com $50,000 $48,000 $2,000 4.0%
ultramusic.com $50,000 $48,000 $2,000 4.0%
rightturn.com $50,000 $48,000 $2,000 4.0%
upthere.com $50,000 $48,000 $2,000 4.0%
coolmovies.com $57,143 $47,943 $9,200 16.1%
etao.com $50,000 $47,800 $2,200 4.4%
livebetter.com $50,000 $47,700 $2,300 4.6%
worldtourism.com $50,000 $47,700 $2,300 4.6%
cardsafe.com $50,000 $47,600 $2,400 4.8%
oneweek.com $52,016 $47,216 $4,800 9.2%
internationalman.com $50,000 $47,200 $2,800 5.6%
wangfujing.com $50,000 $47,100 $2,900 5.8%
likeness.com $65,000 $47,000 $18,000 27.7%
bestdirect.com $50,000 $46,900 $3,100 6.2%
kaixin.com $48,000 $46,200 $1,800 3.8%
healthland.com $60,000 $46,000 $14,000 23.3%
discountfilter.com $46,250 $45,950 $300 0.6%
familytree.org $50,000 $45,700 $4,300 8.6%
merchantcenter.com $46,250 $45,550 $700 1.5%
addictiontreatment.org $50,000 $45,500 $4,500 9.0%
postalservices.com $46,250 $44,950 $1,300 2.8%
yourwellness.com $50,000 $44,800 $5,200 10.4%
mycase.com $46,250 $44,250 $2,000 4.3%
sportsoutlet.com $50,000 $44,100 $5,900 11.8%
storagemaster.com $50,000 $44,100 $5,900 11.8%
mumbo.com $50,000 $44,000 $6,000 12.0%
affordablecars.com $46,250 $43,850 $2,400 5.2%
dreamtrips.com $50,000 $43,200 $6,800 13.6%
divinelove.com $45,000 $43,000 $2,000 4.4%
thedrum.com $45,000 $43,000 $2,000 4.4%
fireapparatus.com $55,000 $43,000 $12,000 21.8%
beget.com $100,000 $43,000 $57,000 57.0%
cocaine.net $57,500 $42,500 $15,000 26.1%
icpr.com $46,250 $42,350 $3,900 8.4%
japanesecar.com $46,250 $41,950 $4,300 9.3%
newyorktours.com $46,250 $41,850 $4,400 9.5%
dfwrealestate.com $50,000 $40,900 $9,100 18.2%
heilongjiang.com $50,000 $40,500 $9,500 19.0%
bingousa.com $51,500 $40,500 $11,000 21.4%
secondmarriage.com $46,250 $40,450 $5,800 12.5%
registeredagents.com $100,000 $40,000 $60,000 60.0%
247sports.com $40,000 $39,995 $5 0.0%
opensupport.com $40,000 $39,730 $270 0.7%
simplybusiness.com $40,000 $39,660 $340 0.9%
gamekingdom.com $40,000 $39,560 $440 1.1%
sportshq.com $39,802 $39,082 $720 1.8%
eraise.com $40,000 $39,020 $980 2.5%
mybag.com $50,000 $39,000 $11,000 22.0%
lyst.com $40,000 $38,500 $1,500 3.8%
musiccanada.com $40,000 $38,200 $1,800 4.5%
aag.com $95,000 $38,000 $57,000 60.0%
homesforsalebyowner.com $46,250 $37,950 $8,300 17.9%
yourdomainhere.com $46,250 $37,950 $8,300 17.9%
arcmail.com $40,000 $37,800 $2,200 5.5%
hotpot.com $40,000 $37,700 $2,300 5.8%
tiwi.com $50,000 $37,000 $13,000 26.0%
tvtalk.com $37,500 $36,940 $560 1.5%
phila.org $37,800 $36,500 $1,300 3.4%
detox.net $57,500 $36,500 $21,000 36.5%
saferoad.com $38,000 $36,000 $2,000 5.3%
barguide.com $40,000 $35,700 $4,300 10.8%
rvguide.com $40,000 $35,500 $4,500 11.3%
mundodeportivo.com $95,000 $35,000 $60,000 63.2%
drugtreatment.com $150,000 $35,000 $115,000 76.7%
simplysmarter.com $35,000 $34,830 $170 0.5%
smartdesktop.com $35,000 $34,540 $460 1.3%
my-website.com $35,000 $34,520 $480 1.4%
lovefashion.com $40,000 $34,400 $5,600 14.0%
nextlove.com $35,000 $34,390 $610 1.7%
fiveminutes.com $35,000 $34,380 $620 1.8%
hkmall.com $35,000 $34,340 $660 1.9%
steward.org $35,000 $33,900 $1,100 3.1%
sensenet.com $35,000 $33,800 $1,200 3.4%
hrpeople.com $35,000 $33,400 $1,600 4.6%
onlineuniversity.org $37,500 $33,200 $4,300 11.5%
diyadvice.com $35,000 $33,000 $2,000 5.7%
mycharity.com $50,000 $33,000 $17,000 34.0%
quanzhou.com $33,520 $32,950 $570 1.7%
ukland.com $35,000 $32,600 $2,400 6.9%
theopen.com $64,500 $32,500 $32,000 49.6%
enterpriseassetmanagement.com $40,000 $32,000 $8,000 20.0%
changers.com $50,000 $32,000 $18,000 36.0%
chinastyle.com $32,500 $31,950 $550 1.7%
thefeast.com $32,500 $31,700 $800 2.5%
visitcyprus.com $35,000 $31,700 $3,300 9.4%
nationtv.com $32,500 $31,520 $980 3.0%
chinacenter.com $33,000 $31,500 $1,500 4.5%
webmall.com $45,000 $31,000 $14,000 31.1%
smartone.com $50,000 $31,000 $19,000 38.0%
endorse.com $100,000 $31,000 $69,000 69.0%
rocklive.com $40,000 $30,700 $9,300 23.3%
hry.net $32,500 $30,600 $1,900 5.8%
discoverla.com $30,000 $30,000 $0 0.0%
msonetoone.com $30,000 $30,000 $0 0.0%
fightco.com $30,000 $29,900 $100 0.3%
tradebot.com $30,000 $29,850 $150 0.5%
jacks.net $30,000 $29,740 $260 0.9%
customlink.com $30,000 $29,320 $680 2.3%
ifonly.com $30,000 $29,080 $920 3.1%
erpconsulting.com $30,000 $29,080 $920 3.1%
ccfi.com $30,000 $29,000 $1,000 3.3%
safebank.com $30,000 $29,000 $1,000 3.3%
esupplements.com $50,000 $29,000 $21,000 42.0%
519.com $60,000 $29,000 $31,000 51.7%
zuqiu.com $33,520 $28,520 $5,000 14.9%
patchcable.com $30,000 $28,400 $1,600 5.3%
mercator.org $30,000 $28,200 $1,800 6.0%
byzantine.com $57,143 $28,143 $29,000 50.7%
newstory.com $30,000 $28,000 $2,000 6.7%
secretworld.com $30,000 $28,000 $2,000 6.7%
takecharge.com $50,000 $28,000 $22,000 44.0%
getlive.com $30,000 $27,700 $2,300 7.7%
allcome.com $30,000 $27,700 $2,300 7.7%
ineworleans.com $28,500 $27,600 $900 3.2%
kompany.com $35,000 $27,200 $7,800 22.3%
zhuhai.com $32,213 $27,113 $5,100 15.8%
isbn.com $140,000 $27,000 $113,000 80.7%
harpguitars.com $30,000 $26,800 $3,200 10.7%
streetking.com $40,000 $26,000 $14,000 35.0%
$13,910,845 $2,469,190  6.5%

On the other side of the ledger there were only 99 domain names out of 501 that sold for less than appraised value, further demonstrating how Estibot generally low balls the true value of domain names.

As you can see below Estibot also overvalues by sometimes an incredible measure, the value of domain names, no better demonstrated by the domain name,  ebuddy.com which Estibot values at $3.1 million dollars and sold for $14K.

Here are the Marchex domains that sold for more than Estibot.com Value:

Domain Sale Price Sale Price Difference From Appraisal Appraisal Appraisal % of Sale Price
ebuddy.com $14,000 ($3,086,000) $3,100,000 22142.9%
humidifiers.com $125,000 ($464,000) $589,000 471.2%
autoinsurance.org $30,000 ($421,000) $451,000 1503.3%
norwegian.com $700,000 ($400,000) $1,100,000 157.1%
onlineradio.com $10,625 ($211,375) $222,000 2089.4%
battlefield.com $80,000 ($211,000) $291,000 363.8%
chacha.com $17,500 ($208,500) $226,000 1291.4%
quotes.net $50,000 ($183,000) $233,000 466.0%
tosca.com $27,000 ($173,000) $200,000 740.7%
coffeetable.com $125,000 ($166,000) $291,000 232.8%
ethical.com $35,000 ($148,000) $183,000 522.9%
dentalinsurance.com $40,000 ($139,000) $179,000 447.5%
wildanimals.com $46,250 ($132,750) $179,000 387.0%
movingcompany.com $155,000 ($123,000) $278,000 179.4%
blackdiamonds.com $34,000 ($120,000) $154,000 452.9%
onlinemba.com $37,500 ($118,500) $156,000 416.0%
tonercartridges.com $50,000 ($116,000) $166,000 332.0%
kitchensink.com $57,500 ($107,500) $165,000 287.0%
chunnel.com $30,000 ($106,000) $136,000 453.3%
standup.com $30,000 ($101,000) $131,000 436.7%
sassy.com $50,000 ($96,000) $146,000 292.0%
exterminator.com $520,000 ($95,000) $615,000 118.3%
policeacademy.com $10,625 ($94,375) $105,000 988.2%
geode.com $50,000 ($94,000) $144,000 288.0%
hostingreviews.com $16,250 ($93,750) $110,000 676.9%
theblaze.com $25,000 ($90,000) $115,000 460.0%
na.com $275,000 ($78,000) $353,000 128.4%
xiu.com $55,000 ($77,000) $132,000 240.0%
880.com $117,778 ($76,222) $194,000 164.7%
firstpost.com $35,000 ($76,000) $111,000 317.1%
creditcards.org $125,000 ($68,000) $193,000 154.4%
444.com $117,778 ($65,222) $183,000 155.4%
chicagoflowers.com $25,000 ($64,000) $89,000 356.0%
bluediamonds.com $34,000 ($64,000) $98,000 288.2%
technicalschools.com $46,250 ($63,750) $110,000 237.8%
terrain.com $50,000 ($61,000) $111,000 222.0%
rentalhome.com $50,000 ($54,000) $104,000 208.0%
birthdaywishes.com $50,000 ($51,000) $101,000 202.0%
ebookreader.com $10,625 ($50,375) $61,000 574.1%
xinjiang.com $9,756 ($46,244) $56,000 574.0%
translated.com $26,500 ($43,500) $70,000 264.2%
sexylingerie.com $190,000 ($43,000) $233,000 122.6%
fenghuang.com $9,756 ($40,244) $50,000 512.5%
xinhua.com $10,625 ($38,375) $49,000 461.2%
cosmetics.org $45,000 ($38,000) $83,000 184.4%
fishoil.com $80,000 ($37,000) $117,000 146.3%
shortsales.com $75,000 ($35,000) $110,000 146.7%
diaspora.com $50,000 ($30,000) $80,000 160.0%
prankcall.com $46,250 ($29,750) $76,000 164.3%
loto.com $65,758 ($28,242) $94,000 142.9%
businessforsale.com $150,000 ($23,000) $173,000 115.3%
xiuxiu.com $9,756 ($22,244) $32,000 328.0%
imbibe.com $30,000 ($21,000) $51,000 170.0%
worldgames.com $57,143 ($20,857) $78,000 136.5%
cancerinformation.com $35,000 ($20,000) $55,000 157.1%
ziyou.com $10,625 ($19,375) $30,000 282.4%
peoplesmart.com $39,000 ($19,000) $58,000 148.7%
jeansonline.com $25,000 ($18,000) $43,000 172.0%
kuai.com $9,756 ($16,244) $26,000 266.5%
mine.com $120,000 ($16,000) $136,000 113.3%
bowlingbags.com $44,000 ($15,000) $59,000 134.1%
ejunkie.com $35,000 ($12,000) $47,000 134.3%
kuba.com $9,756 ($11,244) $21,000 215.3%
zui.com $50,000 ($11,000) $61,000 122.0%
wehr.com $65,000 ($11,000) $76,000 116.9%
reichelt.com $50,000 ($10,000) $60,000 120.0%
erhu.com $10,625 ($9,375) $20,000 188.2%
newhire.com $46,250 ($8,750) $55,000 118.9%
cupons.com $50,000 ($7,000) $57,000 114.0%
astonish.com $24,500 ($6,500) $31,000 126.5%
ehotels.com $10,625 ($6,375) $17,000 160.0%
littleangels.com $45,000 ($6,000) $51,000 113.3%
dominio.com $250,000 ($6,000) $256,000 102.4%
panyu.com $9,756 ($5,244) $15,000 153.8%
enmasse.com $30,000 ($5,000) $35,000 116.7%
vmm.com $30,000 ($5,000) $35,000 116.7%
chinamoney.com $12,000 ($4,000) $16,000 133.3%
severussnape.com $20,000 ($4,000) $24,000 120.0%
herbalzone.com $27,000 ($4,000) $31,000 114.8%
groceryoutlet.com $46,250 ($3,750) $50,000 108.1%
jiao.com $9,756 ($3,244) $13,000 133.3%
jiangyin.com $9,756 ($3,244) $13,000 133.3%
242.com $111,111 ($2,889) $114,000 102.6%
estrelladigital.com $69,671 ($2,329) $72,000 103.3%
taian.com $9,756 ($1,244) $11,000 112.8%
lemma.com $15,000 ($1,000) $16,000 106.7%
chinaculture.com $15,000 ($1,000) $16,000 106.7%
zookie.com $25,000 ($1,000) $26,000 104.0%
theprophet.com $25,000 ($1,000) $26,000 104.0%
curiocity.com $25,000 ($1,000) $26,000 104.0%
travelup.com $25,000 ($1,000) $26,000 104.0%
daswetter.com $30,000 ($1,000) $31,000 103.3%
vitamincenter.com $35,000 ($1,000) $36,000 102.9%
arenal.com $40,000 ($1,000) $41,000 102.5%
allyouneed.com $45,000 ($1,000) $46,000 102.2%
merlion.com $50,000 ($1,000) $51,000 102.0%
gameglobe.com $50,000 ($1,000) $51,000 102.0%
imob.com $22,500 ($500) $23,000 102.2%
jingling.com $9,756 ($244) $10,000 102.5%

So what you have is more than half of the domains selling for less than 5% of Estibot value, and 400 out of 500 selling for less than Estibot value.

Bottom line, enough with quoting Estibot appraisals.

Any system that misses such a large percentage of sales so badly cannot be credible.

 

BargainDomains.com Is 1st Marketplace That Is Allows Sellers To Include DNWStats.com In Their Domain Sale Listings

BargainDomains.com just added a feature that allows Sellers to add a link to a DNWStats.com report to the BargainDomains.com sale pages.

For example checkout this domain for sale on BargainDomains.com, HandymanServices.com.

As you can see sellers can show the monthly traffic and revenue certified by DNWStats.com when submitting their domains for sale.

Already up in BargainDomains.com and should also be implemented  this week in in all the vertical marketplaces of Domaining.com including Catchy.com, PremiumDomains.com, Flipping.co.

It’s optional, but if the domain for sale has significant traffic and/or revenue it should give a big boost to the sale of the domain.

As the volume of sellers using this feature grows,  the Domaining marketplaces will add these metrics to their listings,  like they are already doing with; term frequency & search popularity.

In a side note, the Domaining Marketplaces by the end of the week should launch a vertical marketplace dedicated to domains with certified traffic and revenue where domains will be sold for multiple of years revenue.
This is an exciting new feature that should help out sales.

Congrats to Francois.