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How do you know you have a great domain?

Labeled as question in Domain Beginners started by rmsdomainer, Nov 14, 2018.

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  1. rmsdomainer

    rmsdomainer Established Member

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    What criteria do you use when looking at so many domains?
    Is there a simple system?
    Thanks
     
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  5. LeapNames

    LeapNames LeapNames.com Gold Account

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    Over time you develop a feel for them.

    Personally, I look at a ton of things - Estibot & NameBio for estimates, similar sales, previous sale history, age, exact match search results, and if the domain is also taken in numerous other extensions to name a few.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2018
  6. lolwarrior

    lolwarrior Founder, Brands.International VIP

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    You know it when you see it ... and whey you are ready to renew it 8 years in advance without any problem. so you are sure you are not loosing it any time soon ...
    you will simply know :)
     
  7. sircc

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    Simple, the price you sell it for.
     
  8. Satyajit Adhikary

    Satyajit Adhikary SatyajitAdhikary.com Gold Account VIP

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    Many criteria and factors.

    But my favorite is "Number of developed sites which contains my keywords"
     
  9. dennis_smith

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    Following Criteria, I use when looking at so many domains
    1. Make it brandable
    2. Make it pronounceable
    3. Make it short
    4. Use broad keywords
    5. Make it intuitive



     
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  11. moviedeo

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    Satyajit, That's a good way to look into it. Thank you.
     
  12. TestCase

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    How do you know you have a great domain?

    Someone offers you a ton-o-money for it?!?!?

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  13. Donmarick

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    You mostly buy expired domains or only auctions ?
     
  14. Bob Hawkes

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    I published at NameTalent this week an article on 18 criteria to look for when you are considering acquisition of a domain name.I realize that @rmsdomainer question was how do you know if a domain you have is valuable, but most of the criteria are the same whether you yet have the name already or not.

    My list includes...
    1. A number of end user possibilities
    2. Significant value added to some of those potential users through this name
    3. Popularity of term
    4. Similar names have sold for good value in past (NameBio, GoValue comparator sales)
    5. The niche is gaining in importance
    6. There are not similar domains available to hand register (or buy inexpensively).
    7. The name is not over speculated already by domainers.
    8. The automated appraisals are positive, or I know why they are not.
    9. The name is fundamentally strong (clear, positive, memorable, radio test, etc.).
    10. The name has impact but is not too 'cute' for potential end users.
    You can view the complete article at this link:
    https://nametalent.com/2018/11/evaluating-a-potential-domain-name-acquisition/

    Bob
     
  15. rmsdomainer

    rmsdomainer Established Member

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    Wow thank you everyone
     
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  17. dobbsie

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    Very useful summary of a very involved process.
     
  18. Asset Profit

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    Sometimes I apply the GOOGLE/com Rule. It's ugly and silly. But It really depends on what you going to do with it. Or if directly flipping it what your intended buyers may do with it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2018
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    Drop The Mike...thank you good night.
     
  20. Infinity

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    .com aftermarket still at their best levels..


    -have a special day
     
  21. biggie

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    Hi

    nowadays, unless you have a bankroll to compete on the trade floors or got a crystal ball that tells what's hot in the future..... then it's pretty difficult to acquire a "great domain"

    a lot of great domains are associated with their sold price and a lot of great domains are associated with the potential they have.

    many a 'great domain' were not always so great,
    some had to mature to greatness -
    and that, only happens over time...not in 2 months, but sometimes years perhaps.
    and... that too, depends on how intuitive each respective domainer is.

    that intuition, relates to "having a feel for it, or the gut feeling", that you may have read others say they get/or got or felt about a domain.

    again, these are attributes that help you spot quality and potential, in the search to buy.

    but you can still get a good, to decent, to fair domain, that may attract a buyer which you can buy for $$$ or less, if... you got a good eye.

    I think if you integrate that as part of your learning experience, then perhaps you'll start to figure out what to buy, and what to pass on.

    imo...
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019

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