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If .com was sold for x,xxx$, What's the value of .net/.org

Located in General Domain Discussion, started by Br0ker, Mar 31, 2016

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  1. Br0ker

    Br0ker Established Member

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    Well, So I Going To Buy a Domain From A Gentleman for 300$, its .org, the .com was sold 7 years ago for 4k$

    What's the value of its .net/.org
     
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  2. korganian

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    There is not an exact formula, but without knowing the domain, I think that price sounds about right.
     
  3. HUKU

    HUKU Established Member

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    That's correct - there is no exact formula. As a measure of guidance, some used to say that the current value of a .net would be approx 1/10th the current value of the corresponding .com
     
  4. indiegrind

    indiegrind Established Member

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    A domain can sell for any price at any time, for any reason.

    It's all about how many people/businesses would want it, how bad they want it, and what is in their budget.

    Appraising a domain is mostly about demand/multiple endusers and scarcity of good alternatives.
     
  5. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    The price sounds about right without having further data.
    .org or .net often sells in 1/10-1/20 range of high value .coms
     
  6. Br0ker

    Br0ker Established Member

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    its about finance and stuff
     
  7. hawkeye

    hawkeye Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Oh, well then that makes things more clearer. If it's about 'stuff', then it could be worth more than the .com. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Br0ker

    Br0ker Established Member

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    the .com was sold 7 YEARS ago for 4,000$
     
  9. Recons.Com

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    For "finance and stuff" .org might be bad idea altogether, unless it is in a niche where the service is provided to non-profits or it is suitable for a non-profit financial organization.

    So the value could easily be zero.
     
  10. carob

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    IMO org is losing value fast. There used to be a site that showed value as a % of com - nowadays my guess is 1%.
     
  11. Recons.Com

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    What do you base that at?

    I have sold 5 LLLL.orgs in past 70 days at $388 each.
    Last year I sold Keyword.org for $45,000.

    Not every word or combo is fit for .org, but there are words and combos that would be very close to .com values, like Respect.org, Fairplay.org, Faith.org, Recovery.org, Help.org, Helpline.org, Health.org, Education.org, Donation.org, Rescue.org, AnimalRescue.org, Freedom.org etc.
     
  12. Dominic Belley

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    Maybe 7 years ago, someone, an end-user really wanted the name and overpaid.
     
  13. carob

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    I don't claim to have a scientific answer but go to namebio.com and search for all .org sales, than rank by price - most of the good ones seem to be pre-2010, but yes there are sales in 2016, mostly for 3 figure sums.
     
  14. E-Promote

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    It's relative, always. Depends on the domain and potential end users.
     
  15. Recons.Com

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    1. Namebio has its limitations. None of my .org sales are there, for example, meaning, they don't get Afternic sales, for sure, and private sales, as expected.

    2. The liquidity of .orgs is hurting actually stats at Namebio, because it gets flooded with mostly mid-high $xxx sales for LLL.orgs and low $xxx for better LLLL.orgs when sorted by date from virtually wholesale markets of NJ/GD expireds.
     
  16. Recons.Com

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    I tested the above assumption and excluded all sales below $1500 for .org from Namebio

    It showed that there were 100 or more .org sales at that price or higher in 2016 alone.

    aid.org and zz.org sold for over $30K, wan-press.org sold for $2,226 (a name with a dash in it), baumarkt.org sold for $5k+, digestion.org 4K+, bluehorizon.org 4K+, caps.org almost 10K, roundtable.org 3K+, uids.org 11K, bolt.org 10K, enrollment.org 9K, recover.org 4K, truecare.org 2500 and many others.

    Again, remember that most sales don't get reported, but .org is in the league of its own and for some names is much better than .net (very often you'll notice that .com and .org are taken and sometimes you'll see .org only taken)...
     
  17. GoKaizen

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    .ORG is ALWAYS better than .net and it doesn't matter what industry it is in. People remember .ORG domains.

    Agree with you @Recons.Com and I see that often.
     
  18. JasmineJasmine

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    The biggest benefit is that .com is one of the most recognized TLDs. (What's to the right of the dot.) And in some countries, like the United States, pretty much the default. This isn't the case everywhere, so in some cases, the .com actually is less important than another extension. The farther you stray from common extensions, the more traffic you will more than likely bleed to the .com domain. If someone tries to navigate directly to your domain, in most instances, they will put .com or if you have a different tld, they will put that extension as part of the domain followed by .com.
    You can certainly build a very valuable brand on a non com extension, but you will also have your work cut out for you. If you want to think of it as real estate, it's the difference in having an easy to see and get to location on main street versus having a location hidden away along a convoluted path. People may still find you, but it will be more difficult.
     
  19. alcy

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    hard to say without knowing dn

    humidifiers.com was sold for 100k

    I will never get 10k for my org version of it.

    it's all about domain name keyword etc. no exceptions and no general formula.
     

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