New Appraisal Section

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We had an appraisal forum planned but upon further consideration we decided to blend the Appraisal Requests in with the Talk Domain forum. Inevitably an appraisal request turns into a continuing conversation with comparisons to similar domains. Therefore we thought the best course of action would be to blend it into the Talk Domains section.

For user simplicity we're trying to maximize the number of forums at current levels so we may occasionally have to extend the use of current forums.



Two current appraisal tools are...
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[h]GoDaddy Appraisals[/h]
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[h]Estibot Appraisals[/h]
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Any questions please ask them here or open a new topic to request an appraisal.
 

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I think member appraisals with experience would serve as a better indication of resale value of domains especially .ca

There is such a disparity between appraisal sites.
 

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There's https://www.nameworth.com/ as well

Little hard to follow at first, but they give you a bunch of ranges from a quick liquidation to holding out long term to get a retail sale.

Edit: You need a free account to do up to 5 searches a day. (little to no spam from signing up as far as I can tell)
 

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FM said:

I was about to make a topic about domainindex.com when I found you already mentioned it here.

Assuming it's accurate, one nice thing about domainindex.com is that it will "sometimes" provide you with the "original" or "first-ever" registration date when it can't be found elsewhere. For example, I have a LLL.ca where this site tells me that the "domain birthday" goes back to 2004 (it does give an exact date), when archive.org only suggests it was around 2009 (due to that being when the first capture was taken). I often try to save whois info before buying a domain, but even then you will just get the most recent registration date and not the first-ever registration date.

This seems to suggests this site keeps track of the first-ever registration dates of domains, even after they're dropped and picked up again. I assume this info is only logged/saved if someone searched for the domain on the site in the past.

Thought I'd share, and if anyone else knows of website that does something similar for .CAs, please let me know.
 

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Do you find that the original registration date matters? Most end users don’t understand that anyway and don’t really care. It’s a shame that when you pick up a domain in TBR it resets the date.
 

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I had a somewhat lengthy response ready to send and then somehow backed out of the page and lost it all.

In short, I think it often does matter but it's certainly not the sole reason to buy a domain. It's at least another data point for me when assessing a domain.

It's like you said, it's a shame TBR domains have the dates reset and even though most people are unaware of how things work, there could have easily been people eyeing up that domain for a decade or two who simply never had the option to buy it because it was in use and/or just never for sale. Again, it's just one of many variables to consider but I like to know all the info I can about a domain.
 

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I agree. It’s good to know but I find in my discussion with end users they just don’t get it. I find having to explain TBR to someone and that the name was not registered but picked up through auction is a pain in itself. It’s as if they think because a name has registration date of 2020 that it’s only worth $50.

I wish there was an easy link to send end users for some basic things that are never really explained anywhere.
 

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theinvestor said:
I agree. It’s good to know but I find in my discussion with end users they just don’t get it. I find having to explain TBR to someone and that the name was not registered but picked up through auction is a pain in itself. It’s as if they think because a name has registration date of 2020 that it’s only worth $50.

I wish there was an easy link to send end users for some basic things that are never really explained anywhere.

I know exactly what you mean but I often take the time to explain since it doesn't take too long, and i think it's important they understand that every domain that's for sale wasn't bought for the same price as a domain that's still available for registration. I often briefly explain the process, how it happens every Wednesday and that it's regulated by CIRA.ca. I also tell them to look up "TBR - To Be Released" on CIRA's website if they want to learn more about it. I usually never go deep into detail, like how there are a bunch of different companies you can use to place bids, etc, as I want to keep it relatively simple and they can learn that on their own if they do in fact look into it.

I actually just explained the TBR process to a buyer earlier this week after they said "I didn't realize domains cost so much to re-buy". It gave me impression this person thought I paid ~$10 for the domain, and that's probably because the registration date was from just a few months ago thanks to TBR and how the dates reset.
 
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