Excellent flash! Like your use of the 'domain/site' statement. Great work, beatz.
For the valuation of new extensions, this post from www.icann.org
by 'challenge'really hit a note with me and I thought I'd nick it and post it here. Hope you don't mind, challenge
I have been approached by an interested party with regards to a .INFO name that I acquired in Landrush1. I have spent a good deal of time analyzing the true value of .INFO names in general and I've previously proposed that the true value of .INFO can be worked backwards from a "lease" model (more on this later).
Out of curiosity I decided to try the GreatDomains valuation model and I figured that's an exercise worth paying $30 for. My conclusion is that the GD valuation process is "An Absolute and Utter Waste of Money"
Not that I didn't like the value you they attached to my name, rather the analysis is extremely superficial, weak and antiquated.
On the other hand I accidentaly stumbled upon a neat site (www.urlbuyers.com
) that offers a quick albeit simplistic analysis model that is in my books a hundred times better than GD's...
On the topic of my name, while I'm not really interested in selling the name , I decided to apply my own valuation model to see how realistic it sounds.
Basically my model for generic terms works something like this:
- The number of letters and or words account for very little weighing (completely opposite to GD's valuation) e.g. "StockMarket.info" ranks much higher than "market.info"
- The highest weighing goes to what I call a name's "attachability" e.g. "Searchfor.info" ranks higher than "Search.info" because it attaches (rolls off the tongue) much better.
- High marks go to terms that lend themselves well to the connotation of INFO e.g. "London.info" will rank higher than "Beauty.info"
- Finally terms that fit better grammatically within that context e.g. reading.info ranks higher than read.info
I reach a minimum value by determining a reasonable monthly income based on using the name as a pointer for a searcheable topic. I then multiply this value by 72 to arrive at the "Fair Price" of the name.
Just some thoughts.
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