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Isac

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I sold many Handreg and new domains to end users but till now i am not able to sell a single aged domain to enduser in my portfolio.
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Enduser all about cares about name. What u say ?
 
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NamesNewbie

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I personally think it may vary from one end user to another, but I do see people considering it as an important factor especially on platforms like Flippa.

There's also often an argument on SEO forums about whether or not the domain age is important, but I think it's something that may add some weigh to your negotiations at the very least.
 
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AIS01

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i think you're right.(y)
 
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Recons.Com

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You are confusing different things.

End user shouldn't care about the age of a domain, unless that age brings some history that he/she should be concerned about in a positive or negative way.

But age of a domain could be a good predictor of quality.

Meaning, if only about 2% of all domains are decent and another 2% semi-decent, for aged domains, those percentages could be 5-10%.
 
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Haris

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You are confusing different things.

End user shouldn't care about the age of a domain, unless that age brings some history that he/she should be concerned about in a positive or negative way.

But age of a domain could be a good predictor of quality.

Meaning, if only about 2% of all domains are decent and another 2% semi-decent, for aged domains, those percentages could be 5-10%.

Agreed. The probability of an aged domain being better quality is higher than a recently regged one.
 
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NamesNewbie

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You are confusing different things.

End user shouldn't care about the age of a domain, unless that age brings some history that he/she should be concerned about in a positive or negative way.

But age of a domain could be a good predictor of quality.

Meaning, if only about 2% of all domains are decent and another 2% semi-decent, for aged domains, those percentages could be 5-10%.

That and there's also the fact that an aged domain may come with a lot of great backlinks that could boost the new site's rankings in the search engines.
 
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Isac

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I personally think it may vary from one end user to another, but I do see people considering it as an important factor especially on platforms like Flippa.

There's also often an argument on SEO forums about whether or not the domain age is important, but I think it's something that may add some weigh to your negotiations at the very least.

In reseller market , it has value but i don't think any end user gives age a value
 
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NamesNewbie

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In reseller market , it has value but i don't think any end user gives age a value

That's often because not many understand the value an aged domain may bring them. However if you're good at explaining you can refer them to the whois records to verify the domain age and then perhaps link them to an article talking about how domain age can be an important factor.
 
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Isac

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You are confusing different things.

End user shouldn't care about the age of a domain, unless that age brings some history that he/she should be concerned about in a positive or negative way.

But age of a domain could be a good predictor of quality.

Meaning, if only about 2% of all domains are decent and another 2% semi-decent, for aged domains, those percentages could be 5-10%.

I agree with you on that point.
 
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Isac

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That's often because not many understand the value an aged domain may bring them. However if you're good at explaining you can refer them to the whois records to verify the domain age and then perhaps link them to an article talking about how domain age can be an important factor.

May be the end user i met have something different in mind rather than age. But in reseller market we gave more preference to age
 
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NamesNewbie

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May be the end user i met have something different in mind rather than age. But in reseller market we gave more preference to age

Yeah that may definitely be the case. Many times they just no nothing about SEO and how Google's algorithm works and favors aged domains.
 
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Recons.Com

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That and there's also the fact that an aged domain may come with a lot of great backlinks that could boost the new site's rankings in the search engines.

Yes, basically included that in "history"
 
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MapleDots

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I registered a 22 syllable piece of crap domain in 2002 and have used it on a blog.

Anyone interested?

I registered a 10 syllable bitcoin domain yesterday, anyone interested?



How relevant is sears.com after the company goes bankrupt.
How relevant was bitcoin 10 years ago.

Yes age comes into play but seriously I have never based my decision to purchase a domain on that information alone. I asked myself if I saw potential for a sale or if I could use it personally. If it happened to be an aged domain great, if not.... so be it.
 
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In reseller market , it has value but i don't think any end user gives age a value

When an end user makes a $100 offer for a domain registered 20 years ago, that doesn't even cover registration fees. Then, when you tell them that, they say, "well, you didn't sell it for 20 years". That response simply shows their lack of education, at which point you terminate the exchange.
 
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Recons.Com

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When an end user makes a $100 offer for a domain registered 20 years ago, that doesn't even cover registration fees. Then, when you tell them that, they say, "well, you didn't sell it for 20 years". That response simply shows their lack of education, at which point you terminate the exchange.

I never get into that kind of exchange.

When I shop on Amazon or Macy's they don't believe they should show me the invoice for the cost of the goods sold, the overheads etc.

If I would want to stress the age, it would be in the context that "the name is so valuable it has been continuously registered for 20 years and if you want it, make an offer that is worth the name".
 
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Sami Ketolainen

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Example end-user decided to take domain "NJcookies or NewJerseyCookies.com" and that is 19 years old. Does the user look for the age of domain?

Probably not, but most of the end-users looks the easiest solution to make money at online if they have retail shop example at New Jersey, so the easiest solution is the reg or buy these domain names. Or the end-user can think of buying domain name like Cookies.com
 
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The seller's argument should include the domain's age, as a pricing factor. It does instill legitimacy and value.

If a buyer doesn't have the budget, he's not the right buyer for the domain.
 
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Lox

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Aged domains with existing Authority / Rank / Behavior vs New domains without any trace.

Aged CandyCar in the past selling children's candy cars, trucks etc (ride a horse)
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New CandyCar in the past selling nothing (feed the horse)
 
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karmaco

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I agree with you @Isac all the names I have sold are hand regs. It’s the name that matters. A better question is why are so many aged domains not sold after ten or fifteen years? Not relevant anymore? Exorbitant price? Simple answer nobody liked them enough. End user has to like the name.

Domain investors are the ones most concerned with age.
 
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Recons.Com

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I agree with you @Isac all the names I have sold are hand regs. It’s the name that matters. A better question is why are so many aged domains not sold after ten or fifteen years? Not relevant anymore? Exorbitant price? Simple answer nobody liked them enough. End user has to like the name.

Domain investors are the ones most concerned with age.

I have an LLLL.com that gets high $xxxx low $xxxxx offers every other month. I have had it for about 8 years and it is 21+ years old. You decide if it is "not relevant" or "exorbitant price", but for me the name is worth more than that and I will either use it for my own project or sell for high xx,xxx - low xxx,xxx.
 
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karmaco

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You still have it and not money from it in your bank. You chose to hold out for a higher price when the offers are telling you otherwise. Maybe it is relevant name but the asking price might be unrealistic.

It is always a person’s choice to hold onto a name forever which many domainers seem to do with their pet names. You actually proved my point with price expectations.Some people who need money would take the offer.

If you are a young man good for you but I don’t want to die with a bunch of names I never profited from.
 
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DGMDomains

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Thats true; but then again the history of the domain counts as well (if it use to be a full developed website; good or bad history, etc). Also again does add quality since someone kept renewing them for a good amount of time. Overall it depends on the name and how much they see its value.
 
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