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question A tool to check if a domain is premium?

Dynadot
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I guess if afternic classifies the domain as premium

if Simon says, it's premium and Afternic doesn't label it as premium

then who would you believe?


Premium listings, or Listed as Premium, are a selling point and often serve a profit center for some marketplaces.

you should be able to recognize difference between a premium listing and a premium domain.
as often they aren't the same

:)

imo..
 

NameLlama

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Here's an example: There is a domain buyer request on name pros "Do you own a premium domain name you want to sell?" - does that just mean the buyer is looking for a fantastic domain name?

Thanks for your help!
Probably a domain that most people would assume could easily sell for at least $1000 if auctioned today.. Maybe not $1000. Someone's threshold could be $5000 or something, but you know
Most domains here, if they were auctioned today in a domainer auction, might reach $10 or $20
Good ones might go into the 3 figures
A real Premium should usually reach at least 4 figure.. I think..

Or a domain that even most non-domainers would understand why it is in high demand / valuable..
Common phrases, words, short domains..
FreshStart.com, Skill.com, ZAK.com..
Something you would be really proud to own..
 

DomainBeam

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Probably a domain that most people would assume could easily sell for at least $1000 if auctioned today.. Maybe not $1000. Someone's threshold could be $5000 or something, but you know
Most domains here, if they were auctioned today in a domainer auction, might reach $10 or $20
Good ones might go into the 3 figures
A real Premium should usually reach at least 4 figure.. I think..

Or a domain that even most non-domainers would understand why it is in high demand / valuable..
Common phrases, words, short domains..
FreshStart.com, Skill.com, ZAK.com..
Something you would be really proud to own..
Thank you so much - really helpful :)
 

alcy

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well the aim of domaining is to study long and hard enough to know on your own what is a good ("premium") domain.. and what is not... without you being able to know this on your own.. no tools or shortcuts will help you.

really.. there is no quick easy or simple anythign in domaining.. there is just 100s of hours of learnign and studying domaining.
 
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Here's an example: There is a domain buyer request on name pros "Do you own a premium domain name you want to sell?" - does that just mean the buyer is looking for a fantastic domain name?

Thanks for your help!

Hi

if you "read" their post, they don't mention their budget, which is a requirement for that section.


also, they are a new member, who doesn't have any trader rating points
additionally, they want you to send names to their gmail address

and..... if you read further down the thread, they want names with at least 150 monthly searches
that to me, that does not give indication that they know what premium is, either

and.... if you scroll to bottom of page, you'll see that the thread was closed.

so, based on that alone, would you bother responding to that request?

imo....
 

NameAgency

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Hi - wondering if there is a simple way to check if a domain name is considered premium.

Easy: if you read "Premium", most likely it's not Premium.

Premium is a concept inherently attached, a permanent attribute that can not be freely decided or easily anounced. Its just there and everyone understands it.
 

Mister Funsky

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The best tool is between the ears...one persons 'premium' may be anothers 'fair'.

It's like the old saying 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' and the same is true with domains with the exception of 2 or 3 letter dot coms. Those, by any stretch of reason, are ultra premium and super premium no matter what they may or may not spell.
 

Steven McEvoy

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I want Steve Mcevoy opinion on this one
@Steven McEvoy

Sure why not! Heres my answer:
There is no way to determine if a domain is a premium. Its all on the end user's opinion on the domain.

There is a premium renewal which is set by the registry, but I believe this is not what he is asking about.
 
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Addison

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Domain appraisal tools/services are the closest you can get to a tool that does that, but you'll have to decide the line where premium begins. I've heard domainers say it's not premium unless it's worth $50,000.00+ and others say $10,000.00+.

Everyone has a different opinion. Each tool will have its own opinion, too.

:cigar:
 

Addison

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Flip a coin.
Head: Premium name
Tail: Crap name
This sentiment is mostly true: it doesn't matter.

Someone (or someones) deciding that a domain name is premium will not help it sell for more than it would have without their opinions.

If they're not buying, then their opinion doesn't matter.

:stop:
 
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