Better yet, what is DomainBlog.com worth? Yinan Wang AKA ‘Owntag’ on DNForum started a thread today looking for appraisals for DomainBlog.com. According to DomainTools the name was created in 2003 but the current registrant has had possession of the domain for less than a week. Keep an eye out, I expect Wang (who sold creditcard.net last year for six figures) to follow up his appraisal thread by announcing it’s for sale.
Most of the appraisals from DNF members that responded were in the low to mid $x,xxx range. Here’s a piece of the conversation in the appraisal thread I found amusing:
Varlin – “3800 or more end user”
Vital – “I don’t think we can separate to resellers and end-users in this case…” 🙂
So, how many domain bloggers are getting excited to buy this name..? Are those crickets I hear chirping? It’s a great domain name but I don’t see it being very useful to any established domain bloggers unless it is to use as a redirect. Mike Berkens certainly won’t be re-branding TheDomains.com to DomainBlog.com. If he does I’ll be inserting my foot in my mouth, but honestly the name has virtually no traffic (alexa rank = 16 million+) and a very limited scope of end users.
This leaves me wondering.. If any of you domainers were going to start a blog, would you prefer to spend less to brand a catchy phrase or word combo or would you want the exact keyword name for say mid $x,xxx? Also, in what $ range would you appraise DomainBlog.com?