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    .com vs .net vs .info etc....

    I am looking for some insight as to valuation of domains according to their extension. For example, if domainname.com sells for $1000, what is the value of domainname.net, domainname.info, etc.... is there any correlation between a .com value and its counterparts. Thank you

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    If domainname.com sells for $1k to an end user it doesn't even mean that domainname.com could be resold for $1k.

    The end user buyer could have been the sole 1 in 1,000 that was willing to buy it at that level. So to try and draw comparions in value between a .com and other tld's is a flawed approach imo as the actual probability of the sale is every bit as important as any sales figure.

    This is distinct from an actual asking price if you do get end user interest as that dramatically alters the probability of a sale and you need to ask a price that makes sense of the probabilities to make a profit across your portfolio.

    Liquid values are different as these are generally the wholesale value where domainer speculation can fill in the void that the lack of end user interest leaves.
    When using google for counts - use double quotes for usage counts for multiword terms and set "match type" to "exact" for all search volume lookups. Click here for more info

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    uuhhhh.... can you repeat the part about the stuff again?

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    Put simply - it's all about the probability of a sale, not the actual amount.

    If you try and draw comparisons from sales where the probabilities were remote then you're building your foundations on quicksand.
    When using google for counts - use double quotes for usage counts for multiword terms and set "match type" to "exact" for all search volume lookups. Click here for more info

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    Thank you

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    Where there is data on the same domains selling the averages are around as follows for keyword names (acronyms the ratios are lower),

    .com: .net, 30:1
    .com: .info, 200:1


    As safe said if the .com sold to an enduser then it won't be reliable (because enduser sales rarely actually represent values), lots of the .com's buydomains sells for 4 figures probably wouldn't even be worth registering in .net. It is all about probability as safe said.
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    Originally posted by snoopy
    Where there is data on the same domains selling...
    Understanding all the caveats and limitations stated above, is there any data for keyword names for .com : .co.uk ?

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    Originally posted by atlas
    Understanding all the caveats and limitations stated above, is there any data for keyword names for .com : .co.uk ?
    I haven't noticed any matching sales personally.

    Here is some data I have collected in the past about .net/.org/.info,

    These were all sold in reasonably close timeframes,

    .com vs .net

    huge.com $106,050
    huge.net $3800 3.58%

    sex.com $12-14M
    sex.net $454,500 3.50%

    .com vs .org

    Locals.com $250,000
    Locals.org $9,100 3.64%

    .com vs .info

    League.com $48,000
    League.info $637 1.33%

    compra.com $200000
    compra.info $1000 0.50%

    freecellphones.com $60426
    freecellphones.info $165 0.27%

    casino.com $5500000
    casino.info $20899 0.38%

    .com/.net/.info example

    Chinese.com $1,120,008
    Chinese.net $180,000 16.07%
    Chinese.info $37,111 3.31%
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    Thanks Snoopy.

    Would you expect these values to change over time? That is, if .com is appreciating in value faster than other extensions, would not the ratios grow each year?

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    Originally posted by atlas
    Thanks Snoopy.

    Would you expect these values to change over time? That is, if .com is appreciating in value faster than other extensions, would not the ratios grow each year?
    Yes, I think that may be happening with .com vs .info especially.
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    Thanks. Much appreciated.

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    Here is a good example of the change over time that you are talking of, I've used 3 letter data, min stated wholesale price from 3character.com. (Note the three letter names sell on closer ratios generally than keyword names as stated above though it is interesting to see the change over time)

    Feb-08 Feb-06

    3 letter .com $6700 $1650
    3 letter .net $800 $300
    3 letter .info $130 $80

    % Feb 2006

    .net/.com 18.18%
    .info/.com 4.85%


    % Feb 2008

    .net/.com 11.94%
    .info/.com 1.94%
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    For resale, traffic-less undeveloped .infos and .nets are practically useless unless they are 1 or 2 word generics IMO...throw in a word like "buy" or an adjective like "great" or an extra word/letter like "i" or "get" and forget it.

    Some fitting .orgs might sell though.

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    On a related note:

    Can someone clarify (or point me to) the rankings of a given term in the various TLDs by search engines. Like if one has some fairly prized commercial terms / phrases such as:

    ChocolateBars

    MortgageRates

    BroadwayTickets

    VirginIslands

    How much less of a ranking would these get under say, .net and .us V.S. under .com or .de?

    So, do the search engines discount the terms for a lesser TLD?

    Thanks.

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    .com rules as the most valuable TLD and then a country specific TLD in the correct language or .net -- the others are just wannabes imo.

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