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Just reading this forum and it strikes me that everyone values names at sometimes astronomical prices.

Can I ask what the most you guys have paid for a domain.
 
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The most I have paid is $688 and the most I have sold one for is $500. I hope this helps.
 

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We don't always value based on what we'd actually pay. There is a world of difference between a reseller sale and an end user sale.

Most I've ever paid, approx $500. Most I've ever sold for, $45k.
 

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What was the $688 domain?

The only reason I ask is that I'm like most people, I buy for nothing yet believe a domain is worth much more than I would probably pay.

The most I have ever paid for a domain was a miserly $250 for sportpix.com which I'll develop one day.
 

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Tell us what the domains are when you all post. I'd also like to know how if you actively canvas companies to buy your names.
 

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safesys,
please tell us what $45k domain is?
 

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I would say that prices actually depend on 2 things: the quality of the name itself and what it means to the buyer.

Example 1:
I sold the hkg.net/org pair for US$6,000 because hkg is the 3-letter country code for Hong Kong, and the buyer is the Hong Kong Airport Authority.

Example 2:
I also sold harbourfront.com for US$2,500 to a boat cruise operator in Toronto (Canada).

More examples:
thornhill.net for US$800 to a guy named Ted Thornhill and hamilton.org for US$800 to Lynn Hamilton.
 

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Brilliant, I like these kind of stories, did these people all approach you?
 

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Yeah, through GreatDomains, AfterNIC and a call to my cell directly.

I always beleive in high-quality names instead of taking thin profits. The least price that I have ever sold is US$300.

(I now list some names for US$250 if paid by PayPal, as they have a cap of that amount for each transaction of an unverified buyer, although I still need to "verify" that.)
 

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Originally posted by 365
What was the $688 domain?

The only reason I ask is that I'm like most people, I buy for nothing yet believe a domain is worth much more than I would probably pay.

The most I have ever paid for a domain was a miserly $250 for sportpix.com which I'll develop one day.

The $688 domain name I purchased was HostingPortal.com from Buydomains.com. My $500 domain name was GolfingPortal.com which was sold on Ebay.

I've been buying and selling domain names for the last year, but I am afraid to ask for too much money. When I have asked for $1000 or more, I never get a response.

I recently sold KoreanPortal.com for $50. I just can't seem to get more than that on a regular basis.
 

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I tried to buy paparazzi.com but the guy valued it at 25k but it's not worth that much, yeah it's a good memorable name but spelling would be a problem, it means nothing undeveloped, Oh and I didn't have 25k :D

I think a lot of people read the stories of massive windfalls and think every domain is worth 00's of 000's, then everyone loses. Why hang out for an offer that probably will never come when you can take profit and move on to the next.
 

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Originally posted by 365
I tried to buy paparazzi.com but the guy valued it at 25k but it's not worth that much, yeah it's a good memorable name but spelling would be a problem, it means nothing undeveloped, Oh and I didn't have 25k :D


yeah I doubt it would ever get near that price to a reseller, its an ok name but it is very difficult to spell.
 

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Most I ever paid was $70 for a 2 year reg at register.com before I discovered goDaddy. :)
 

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Most I ever paid was $70 for a 2 year reg at register.com
Same here.

And most I ever sold a domain forwas $2000.00; RasKass.com
Been my favorite rapper since 98 when he was unknown, decided to buy his dot com in 2k. And suddenly he became popular, got a gold record. Label approached me one week later. Rest is history.
Besides that domain though, I've sold 3 domains for $250+. And 15 domains for under $250
 

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I would not tell anybody what names i sold, or for how much i sold it for, without asking the permission of the owner.

I doudt that they would agree to that being public knowledge.

A different senario would be if the name sold at auction, but you would still have to do your own whois research, because i wouldn't tell anybody.

I dont think that it's anybody's business but the buyers.
 

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Nothing to do with non disclosure .. just common courtesy.
 

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I agree with americar on this. Its common courtesy not to disclose domain sales made outside of public sites.
 
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