I received request for a domain name price, what should I write?

Started by morganlong, Jul 06, 2022, 02:27 AM

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I seldom receive inquiries through whois.
On a certain occasion, someone inquired about the cost of my domain. I'm unsure what to reply. The topic was intentionally created in the novice section and did not name the specific domain for the purpose of making it a general discussion.

It's common for others to receive requests for domains that aren't publicly listed with an unspecified price.


Provide the transmission method. At times, you establish a price and upon receiving agreement from the client, you proceed with online re-registration. The client, in turn, desires guarantees for the amount paid (via the store). However, some refuse to pay my personal income tax.

 In essence, when you mention the price and the client readily agrees, it implies that the price is too low. Conversely, if you quote a higher price and the response is less than expected, the client has set their own cap on how much they are willing to spend per domain. However, if the price is too high, the client will likely decline without explanation.


When transferring (selling) a domain, it is necessary to re-register it from your own name to the name of the buyer. In some cases, a power of attorney is even required. All of these costs must be factored into the total cost of the domain, which is assigned by you. In fact, if the domain is old and trusted, then you can get good money for it.
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Several primary factors determine the potential value of a domain. They prove useful when specifying the price of a domain name for further sale through specialized catalogs. Nevertheless, they can also help buyers assess whether a particular site's price tag is too high. Let's review the prominent factors and their characteristics.

Length and memorability are essential features. The length and conciseness of a domain name catches the eye when reading it. It should not be merely a string of numbers but a thematic name, preferably one that users can remember easily. Short, memorable domain names cost more than complex or lengthy names.

Age and history affect domain pricing. Generally, older domains are more expensive. However, a website that has frequently changed its content and thematic focus throughout its usage will have a lower price. When considering this factor, it is critical to pay attention to search engine restrictions as they significantly impact pricing.

Site traffic is an important factor to consider when buying a fully functional website along with its domain name.

The domain name's ranking in search engines dictates its value. When the domain name rating is high, its value increases.

Zoning is another crucial factor to consider. Each domain name has its unique zone, such as .fr, .io, .de, or .com. If the same names are already occupied in neighboring areas, the domain price increases. However, attention is always paid first to .com or .de, and then to other zones.

If you intend to sell a seemingly worthless domain name, set a minimum cost that suits you. When you find a buyer, and the price isn't suitable, you can negotiate.

Alternatively, you can set an average price. Check similar websites' names on trading platforms to determine the average cost.