Domain names continue to rise in value. Here are a few articles about domain advice and pricing guidelines….
Why $10,000 For A Domain Name Is Still Cheap
Domain names are now an integral part of any business. Whether the use is primarily for email, a company website, or part of a marketing campaign anyone starting a business must secure a domain name.
“The difference between a domain name and other marketing expenses however is you are acquiring a presence which help future customers define you, not leasing one.
Owning a premium domain has become expensive with the average price of a domain name hovering around anywhere between $5,000 and $20,000 however how expensive is this?”
The real question is not how much a domain name costs but how much value the right domain name can bring to your business…….Read more at .BusinessInsider.com
Successful VC Advises: Spend Up to $50k on a Domain Name
“We’ve noticed the average price of a good domain has risen fairly dramatically in the past year. We used to advise companies to spend $10k or less on a domain, then we upped that recommendation to $25k. We recently upped it again to $50k.” –Fred Wilson , VC 2011
Read more: http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2011/04/finding-and-buying-a-domain-name.html
How much should I pay for a Real Estate Domain name?
Remember, Florida Realtor Tim Ryans’ advice: “A great website with the exact match domain name will give you, as a listing agent, INSTANT credibility. It is as though you are the expert and you are a 4th generation listing agent in that community”. His formula for how much to spend on an exact match real estate domain name can be found here.
So, how much should I pay for a really good domain? Obviously it varies: How many homes in the area, what is the turnover, what is the median sales price, what is my commission? …..but I would say it is worth between $30,000-$50,000.
Valuable Asset: ParkCityRealEstate.com sells for $60k
Rob Grant owns the world’s largest collection of geo-targeted .com real estate domains. He sold ParkCityRealEstate.com to EW Partners of Park City, Utah for $60,000 in 2011. Grant said, “”We rarely sell any of our valuable geo-targeted real estate domains unless the offers are significant and reflect the true value of these names. ParkCityRealEstate.com was a domain that I originally hand registered back in the November 1996. This is a great example of how valuable these real estate .com domains have become over the years as a unique asset class – despite ongoing recessions and our current global financial crisis. Frankly, there’s no better investment out there.” Read more about Rob’s real estate domains at RealEstateDirectory.com.
How to Avoid Dot-Com Disasters
The first tip is to invest in your domain name as you would secure a primary location for a storefront. Location, Location, Location! Always .com and buy the best you can afford. Generic, descriptive and memorable adjectives make great website domains. Skip dashes, long names, broken language and made-up terms. “Don’t cut corners with your online identity,” says Frank Schilling, founder of DomainNameSales.com and an Internet entrepreneur. “A better domain name will lower your lifetime marketing costs.”
Read more here: http://mashable.com/2012/03/09/domain-names-101/
Top 500 Reported Domain Sales complied by Domaining.com
See the entire list here: http://www.domaining.com/topsales/
Make sure your domain name represents your company and your luxury image and you’ll be setting a strong foundation for success.