How much is my domain worth?
This is one of the most common questions you’ll see people asking on domain name discussion boards. No doubt it’s a very important question, and probably one you should be asking before ever making any type of investment. In the domain game, whether or not you actually make money from your investment depends on the type of domain names you register. Domain names have been referred to as internet real estate partially because the real estate and domain markets are very similar. As a buyer in either market, it’s crucial that you know what you’re doing and perform proper research before making a purchase. Whether you’re buying a new domain to develop it, park it, or flip it, their worth can determine your success.
Before I get further into this post I want to make one thing clear: Never waste your hard earned money on a paid domain appraisal. Most appraisals are not worth the value of the paper they’re printed on and there are plenty of other sources you can use to get a good idea free of charge. Listed below are four different domain appraisal services you can use online at no cost. Keep in mind, the value of your domain will likely vary from one website to another. The real value of your domain is whatever the buyer agrees to pay!
EstiBot.com – Estibot is probably the most popular free domain evaluation tool out there. The website is responsible for providing over 1.3 million domain appraisals per day and its search engine is trusted by domain registrars, parking companies and individual investors alike. Some features Estibot offers are appraised drop lists, an end-user lead generation tool, API access, and an advertiser bid tool. Estibot also provides appraisal certificates for a small additional fee.
Valuate.com – Valuate is another free appraisal tool that provides are fair appraisal value based on several different metrics including your domains metrics and recent sales of similar domains. Valuate is great because they provide you with lots of additional data that’s relevant such as top sales reports, search frequency, traffic, competition, PPC, and more. Valuate can even check for potential trademark issues with your domain, but it can only be used on a maximum of 5 domains per day.
GoDaddy.com – Just about anyone who has ever registered a domain knows who GoDaddy is. They’re the worlds largest domain registrar and they even operate their own domain auction and sales website. GoDaddy provides a free domain name appraisal service just like the other three above. However, GoDaddy doesn’t provide you with just one value. Instead, the GoDaddy appraisal tool gives you a range of values. It’s instant, completely free, and comes with an appraisal certificate that you can easily print if you want. Keep in mind, you’ll need to login if you want to use this service.
FreeValuator.com – FreeValuator is another free online appraisal service you can use for your domains. This service also determines a domains value by using several different metrics including the domains keywords, statistics, website rankings, plus similar recent sales. Users can create a free account to easily keep a history of all appraisals they’ve done. Other tools are also available like an Alexa rank checker, MOZ rank checker, Trademark analyzer, Domain age check, and more!