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Rinkuji

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Is Domain Age Important when Selling / Buying Domains?
I just saw DomainsDomains.com sold here for $450.
I like when these kind of sell happens on NamePros. Both Buyer and Seller Congrats. It is really nice name.
My Q is regarding this Sell. This domain is 19 yrs old.
1) If domain was just Reg and has zero Age will all buyers go for it same as now just cuz of good name. OR they stop lot before their current bids cuz it don't have age.
Seniors pls clarify. Especially all bidders @wwwweb @italsat @bazabizo @Saeid Nejati @stub @iAchilles
 
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Domains - Wanted

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Is Domain Age Important when Selling / Buying Domains?
YES!
I just saw DomainsDomains.com sold here for $450.
I like when these kind of sell happens on NamePros. Both Buyer and Seller Congrats. It is really nice name.
My Q is regarding this Sell. This domain is 19 yrs old.
1) If domain was just Reg and has zero Age will all buyers go for it same as now just cuz of good name. OR they stop lot before their current bids cuz it don't have age.
Seniors pls clarify. Especially all bidders
@wwwweb @italsat @bazabizo @Saeid Nejati @stub @iAchilles
I was planning on bidding, but it blew through $100 too fast. The age was the main draw for me, on top of the nice name, of course.
 

todaygold

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Yes and no. Domain age is only important to domainers...a typical end-user could care less about how old the domain is. But even for domainers, unless it is decently old 10-15+ years, most won't go out of their way to bid/buy it just because of age. So I would say the answer depends on who you are trying to sell it to and how old exactly it is...there is no 1 right answer here.
 

Name Trader

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I think the run of the mill end-user doesn't care a hoot about domain age. They are just happy to get the domain that they want, at a price they are happy with. I don't think they would pay a premium, just because it is an old domain. IMHO.
 

Saeid Nejati

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Domain age indicates that there is maybe something which its owner haven't decide to drop it. It depends on its owners' sight and who owned that domain. A domain have to have something funny with it or have to have an amazing congruence within it. A domain need a story for changing to a brand. So many sellers and buyers prefer to have different kind of domains in this market.
 

NameAcquisitions

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An old domain is more indicative of a good name compared to recent registration. It means others saw value in it , registered it quickly, and maintained its registration over the years.

That stated, most domains are of little resale value, aged or otherwise. Use your judgement. Time rarely turns trash into gold.
 
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old registration usually is good for defending WIPO. Domain registered before tm.

And if its old, then usually means domain is better quality. Not always but still
 

frank-germany

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Julio

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I think the question should be "Does the age of a domain name increase the value?"

To me it does not matter if I like the name I get it.
 

frank-germany

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I think the question should be "Does the age of a domain name increase the value?"

To me it does not matter if I like the name I get it.

no it does not
 
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I really never get to understand this thing with domain age...OF COURSE, most of the good domains are aged because they have been registered several years ago...but that doesnt mean that the opposite is truth (that all aged domains are good domains). I've seen seriously crappy domains registered 15 years ago, some with drops, some not...but age alone does not make them any more attractive to me. However, there are good domains that maybe dropped some time ago and are available again, and they are actually some decent names that can make great sales. Also, there are new emerging technologies daily, new political issues, new sports events....etc....which means there's always an opportunity to register a valuable domain with no age.
 

RBCDNs

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An old domain is more indicative of a good name compared to recent registration. It means others saw value in it , registered it quickly, and maintained its registration over the years.

That stated, most domains are of little resale value, aged or otherwise. Use your judgement. Time rarely turns trash into gold.

True that!
 
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I've seen garbage domains that are old so domain quality #1 and consider age just a slight bonus. Good drop filter though as most older domains would be higher quality as less competition back then. I've bought reg fee domains 14 years ago that if I dropped them today they would fetch xxxx+ easily as way more competition today. Some companies still value age though...

http://domainnamewire.com/2016/11/17/boeings-fight-newborn-domain-names/
 
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old registration usually is good for defending WIPO. Domain registered before tm.

And if its old, then usually means domain is better quality. Not always but still

Old registration in an WIPO defense is only good if you are the old registrant. Every time a domain is sold or dropped and then registered by a new party, it is considered a "New" registration subject to "bad faith registration" if a TM exists before the "New" registration. As TM regs grow, many "old" and "new" regs will be severely limited in usability. Buyer be aware.

IMHO the only true value of a domain : How much money can be made if developed based on the "location" (subject matter)?

Example, there is lots of land on this planet yet few "locations" that are "desirable" in terms of development for profit or pleasure. The only "aged" locations that have value are the ones that have development potential. The rest, they are still just "old" with very little value.
Happy Hunting
 

Lysted

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Typically domainers care, end users typically do not. They are happy to get the name they want. Not to mention the fact, the end-users may not be willing to pay a premium if they find out that domain was registered not too long ago. Considering the fact that prices of domains vary a 'LOT' - freshly registered domain does not provide any incentive for them to pay a premium.

On the contrary, if it is an aged domain, some buyers reason with the seller saying, 'If you did not sell the name the name in xx years, then you should sell the name to me at this price'. Because of this reason, the sellers should not use the age of the domain as a selling point. Seller should really focus on the value of the domain such as potential uses, marketability of the name, rather than age - as age has nothing to do with the 'purpose' of the domain.
 

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coco77

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Are you 100%? I mean. this is good news for me if this is true =) Up until a few years back Google favored aged domains, old PBNs etc, EMD etc etc

I assume they changed those things around over the last few years?
 

168

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Typically domainers care, end users typically do not. They are happy to get the name they want. Not to mention the fact, the end-users may not be willing to pay a premium if they find out that domain was registered not too long ago. Considering the fact that prices of domains vary a 'LOT' - freshly registered domain does not provide any incentive for them to pay a premium.

On the contrary, if it is an aged domain, some buyers reason with the seller saying, 'If you did not sell the name the name in xx years, then you should sell the name to me at this price'. Because of this reason, the sellers should not use the age of the domain as a selling point. Seller should really focus on the value of the domain such as potential uses, marketability of the name, rather than age - as age has nothing to do with the 'purpose' of the domain.

Like your domain Lysted.com Great potential :)

" freshly registered domain does not provide any incentive for them to pay a premium".
there are lots of freshly registered domains that command a premium price and are getting it for the very reasons you stated further down your post :)
"Seller should really focus on the value of the domain such as potential uses, marketability of the name, rather than age - as age has nothing to do with the 'purpose' of the domain"
Cheers
 

168

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Are you 100%? I mean. this is good news for me if this is true =) Up until a few years back Google favored aged domains, old PBNs etc, EMD etc etc

I assume they changed those things around over the last few years?

Yes. Today the focus is on fresh relevant content for obvious reasons. Relevance. I don't recall "aged" as ever being a SEO factor beyond being an "established" "reputable" source. Even this became less relevant due to outdated sites.
"Aged" doesn't mean jack outside the domain industry.
 
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coco77

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Yes. Today the focus is on fresh relevant content for obvious reasons. Relevance. I don't recall "aged" as ever being a SEO factor beyond being an "established" "reputable" source. Even this became less relevant due to outdated sites.
"Aged" doesn't mean jack outside the domain industry.

Learned something new. And yeah fresh, unique content is king for sure and future of SEO I guess. Thank you for your opinion. Good to know for everyone!
 
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Julio

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Old registration in an WIPO defense is only good if you are the old registrant. Every time a domain is sold or dropped and then registered by a new party, it is considered a "New" registration subject to "bad faith registration" if a TM exists before the "New" registration. As TM regs grow, many "old" and "new" regs will be severely limited in usability. Buyer be aware.

well, hard to prove, that you didn´t own it. I mean all the high end IP lawyers probably know how to prove, that you were not registrant before. But I don´t think anyone will.
 

NameOmnia

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As someone else said Age only matters ( mainly ) to domainers.

On a daily basis we see freshly registered domains (and when I say freshly regd I mean 1 week before.. ) sold on brandable marketplaces for x,xxx-xx,xxx.

And NO the age of the domain name is not an important factor in ranking...Google, before the latest updates which made ranking even more UX oriented and based, used over 200 criteria to rank a site..*** note I said site, not domain.
Google ranks sites not domains; the age of site counts, the age of a domain does not
 

Elon Swift

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it depends on the kind of buyer. Some buyers feel age is important and others concentrate more on the seo . Also i prefer to mention age to the buyer if the domain is older than or equal to 10 years.